Unusual circumstances resulted in an usual booking at First Avenue next weekend: Another of the bands left gigless by the SoundTown music fest cancellation, Australian rock stars the Temper Trap will now perform a late concert in the main room next Saturday, July 28. Not only does that mean the club is doubling up on rock shows that night – the Bouncing Souls were already booked to play an early all-ages show – it means the weekly dance night Too Much Love will have to take a rare week off from the main room. Doors for Temper Trap won’t open until 11 p.m., and the band probably won’t go on until about midnight. Tickets ($20) go on sale Saturday at 11 a.m.
Soviet Panda & Co. will still spin Too Much Love next door in the Record Room, which is a first. Coincidentally, they also have off the following Saturday, Aug. 4, to make room for Die Antwoord.
It sounds like Temper Trap might be the last of new shows to emerge off the SoundTown fallout, too, which also included new last-minute local dates with Dr. Dog, Best Coast, the Baseball Project and more. A lot of the solo performers, such as Girl Talk and Common, were flying in for the fest and thus simply won't get on a plane. However, you might see some of the touring bands sleeping out on the highway somewhere that night.