Set to rock again Thursday night after a three-month renovation, the Turf Club added greatly to its reopening weekend lineup by announcing a new show Saturday with Four Fists, the long-festering duo of P.O.S. and Astronautalis, along with sidelined-of-late synth-rock faves Solid Gold.
P.O.S. performs with Doomtree earlier that night about a mile away at the Minnesota State Fair’s MN-Music-on-a-Stick concert (a prior commitment that kept Saturday's gig under wraps till now). Tickets went on sale just a few minutes ago for $20.
Saturday's lineup joins a fun, all-Minnesotan reopening weekend at the Turf that also includes Dead Man Winter, Erik Koskinen, Frankie Lee and probably a surprise act on Thursday (sold out), reunited Amphetamine/Reptile noise-rock faves Hammerhead on Friday and a Night Moves-led four-band lineup on Sunday.
As of yesterday afternoon, workers were finishing off touches to the stage and sound system in the Turf’s main room and putting together booths and “clown” lamps in the downstairs Clown Lounge. Otherwise, the club looked ready to go, with entirely remade bathrooms, a newly installed kitchen, a raised/refinished ceiling and not a whole lot else folks will notice. The food service won’t begin for at least another week, though, allowing for the venue and staff to focus on their main course (live music) at first.
Look for a preview of what to expect at the newly refurbished venue online tomorrow.