29 N 7th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

This new group is fast becoming one of the world’s brightest new bands. Winnipeg band Imaginary Cities’ debut disc Temporary Resident is exuberant and anthemic at times, moody and soulful at others, and the instantly compelling track “Say You," the dramatic album opener, subsequently propelled the duo to the top of Canada’s college charts and year-end best-of lists.

Throughout 2011 Imaginary Cities’ debut has gradually been released in various territories outside of Canada, including Europe and Australia, where they toured last year, backed by a band they’d assembled with other Winnipeg-based musician friends. The duo’s reputation in their native country grew swiftly, particularly after they appeared at the North By Northeast Music Festival in Toronto last June. They won a Western Canada Music Award for Best Pop Album of the Year and were long-listed for the Polaris Prize, Canada’s version of Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize. Along with their own increasingly well-attended club gigs, they snagged opening slots with groups like Ra Ra Riot and Besnard Lakes. Most impressively, they were invited to join the Pixies on the entire run of their North American tour last year, which put them in front of large audiences in both Canada and the U.S. Which brings the Imaginary Cities story right up to now. In a little over a year, Rusty and Marti have evolved from strangers, to a pair of musical allies tinkering in the studio to part of a permanent five-piece band preparing for the U.S. release of Temporary Resident and subsequent tour dates. Imaginary Cities is proof that sometimes the best creative partnerships are simply destined to be.

Doors 8:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM.

Added by canadamnpls on June 12, 2012

Interested 1