Andre Cymone

July 28
8 p.m.
Electro Pop, Funk, R&B, Singer-Songwriter, Soul

More than 40 years after he began making music with Prince, Minneapolis native André Cymone is making up for lost time. His futuristic take on the Minneapolis Sound dominated his early- and mid-’80s records—with ’85’s AC featuring the ecstatic, Prince-penned hit “The Dance Electric”—but Cymone would later contribute songwriting and production for everyone from Pebbles to Tom Jones. After going 19 years without releasing a solo record, he returned in 2014 with the greasy Stones stomp and fiery Hendrix psychedelia of The Stone. The 59-year-old’s newest record is April’s 1969, inspired, in part, by the positive and negative connections he sees between the America of that year and that of the present day. Though it’s essentially a hard-rock record, it’s most affecting during moments like the contemplative acoustic number “Black Lives Matter.” ZULUZULUU open.