Tuesday concert roundup: The Bangles, Ziggy Marley, and Zola Jesus

by Joseph Kleinschmidt

What: The Bangles

Where: Fine Line Music Café, 318 First Ave. N., Minneapolis

When: Tonight, 7 p.m.

Cost: $25/$28, 18+

            Must be safe to walk like an Eygptian. Man, the revolution apparently didn’t stop the The Bangles. Since the ‘80s, the L.A. all-girl group has released power-pop jingles like aforementioned cornball “Walk Like an Egyptian” spawning a silly dance craze and “Manic Monday,” written by Minnesota’s own Prince. Watch them perform singles of their newest album, Sweetheart of the Sun, produced by Mathew Sweet. Or, just watch this to get that crazy melody out of your head.

What: Ziggy Marley and Leon Mobley

Where: First Avenue Mainroom, 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis

When: Tonight, 8 p.m.

Cost: $25, 18+

            Ziggy Marley, the oldest son of legendary reggae musician Bob Marley, was destined to enjoy marijuana. His father even stated “Ziggy” refers to “a small joint.” Thankfully, he didn’t have to change his name in some kind of rebellion against his late father—he’s embracing the sweet mary jane in his dad’s fine tradition. The small joint’s latest album features “Wild and Free,” which was used in California’s Proposition 19 campaign to legalize weed. The best part: Woody Harrelson sings guest vocals on the track.

What: Zola Jesus and Xanopticon

Where: 7th St. Entry, 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis

When: Tonight, 8 p.m.

Cost: $12, 18+

            Just because it’s the cheapest show out of these doesn’t mean you should overlook Zola Jesus. The Madison, Wisconsin project uses Russian American Rika Doza Danilova’s wailing Kate Bush-esque vocals behind synth-pop and electronica. While attending UW-Madison, she recorded her first full-length album The Spoils. The 22 year old will perform songs off her latest gothic-pop influenced creation, Conatus.