Rock & Pop

The Jayhawks/Trapper Schoepp

When: Fri., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. 2014

Although the Jayhawks first emerged from the same Minneapolis scene that gave us the Replacements and Husker Du, the group played a different style of music with tunes steeped in roots/country-rock and power-pop. Now, the Jayhawks have just reissued their first five major label recordings on vinyl through American/UME. For the first time, 1992’s Hollywood Town Hall, 1995’s Tomorrow the Green Grass, 1997’s Sound of Lies, 2000’s Smile and 2003’s Rainy Day Music are all available on wax, and the Jayhawks are touring in support the reissues. The lineup includes the players who appeared on the band’s 1997 shows – Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Tim O’Reagan, Karen Grotberg and Kraig Johnson. While Louris says he’s not one to dwell on the past, he’s said he's still proud of the albums, which marked a shift away from the alt-country sound for which the band was known. They were recorded after the departure of founding member Mark Olson, who shared songwriting duties with Louris and they will make up the bulk of tonight's set. (Niesel)

Price: $30

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