While ranking among Canada's biggest rock bands throughout the latter half of the '90s, Sloan never took off in the States, likely because their classicist power-pop, with its shiny and airy sound, was woefully out-of-step with the aggressive alt-rock dominating American airwaves at the time. The passing of time, however, has led to a fervent cult following for the Halifax-birthed quartet, the rare band whose members equally share the songwriting and singing spotlight. Having released 10 studio albums in their 20 years together, the typically forward-looking foursome are taking a stroll down memory lane on their current tour, where they're performing their much-loved 1994 sophomore album, Twice Removed, in its entirety in addition to other north-of-the-border hits. (Photo by Lisa Mark) 18+, $15, 8 p.m. 400 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.332.2903.
Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m., 2012