Following a triumphant performance at last September's All Tomorrow's Parties festival in New York, a message was posted on Mogwai's website clarifying that the band had been forced to cancel the remaining dates of its North American tour due to health concerns. The news was unfortunate for the Twin Cities, as one of those dates was a gig at First Avenue. Fortunately for fans, however, the band later rescheduled, and the complications surrounding drummer Martin Bulloch's pacemaker seem to have been resolved. Not to make light of a life-threatening illness, but this whole situation does say something about the Scottish band of instrumental post-rockers: They are willing to play until their hearts give out—literally. Joining Mogwai will be Women, a Canadian band that was just in town last month for a show at the Triple Rock. 18+.
Sun., May 10, 8 p.m., 2009