Weekend Shots!

A good comeback performance is always something that makes ears perk right up for people, and Tractor Tavern is featuring a band this Sunday that hit it big in the late 80s and is releasing a long awaited new album in mid-March of this year.

The Ocean Blue formed in 1987—teenage friends who loved new wave and had the talent to create their own style. Throughout the 90s, the band had indie and mainstream success, opening for Aimee Man and Talking Heads. The band’s members have shifted over the last 20 years but the sound and the spirit are still the same, harking back to a time when MTV and dance clubs alike played good music (and in MTV’s case…actually played music). Yep, those were the days.

The band is set to release Ultramarine, on March 19 of this year; it will be the bands first full-length release in ten years. Catch the first of hopefully many performances from The Ocean Blue, this Sunday at 8PM at The Tractor Tavern. Math and Physics Club and Valley Fair will be opening for the band. Tickets are $10 advance and $12 at the door.

On the fence about the show? Well, here’s what else is going on around the Rainy City this weekend:

2/22: Kishi Bashi | Shugo Tokumara | Tall Tall Trees. $12. 8P.
2/23: The Neighborhood | White Arrows. $10. 8P.
2/24: A Silent Film | Gold Fields | Royal Teeth. $12. 8P.

2/22: The West | Out on the Streets. $8. 8P.
2/23: 6th Annual Winter Warm Up ft. Polyrhthmics | True Spokes | The Horde | The Harem. $12. 8P.

The Sunset Tavern:
2/22: Ballard Ave Release Party ft. The Swearengen | Ole Tinder | Andrea Peterman | Joy Mills. $8. 8:30P.
2/23: Ballard Ave Release Party ft. Davidson Hart Kingsbury | The Crying Shame | The Ganges River Band. $8. 8:30P.
2/24: Pharaohs of the Sun | Metameric | Key of Solomon. $6. 7:30P.

High Dive:
2/22: Red Jacket Mine | Tripwires | Hearts Are Thugs. $8. 9:30P.
2/23: Guilty Pleasures 2013 ft. Robert Roth | Robb Benson | Kim Virant | Strong Suits | Furniture Girls & More. $9. 8:30P.
2/24: The Debaucherauntes | Brandon Hagen | On a Clear Day. $7. 8P.

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