The yearly tradition that is MN Music-On-A-Stick is a testament to the State Fair's magical drawing power — both for the fans and the musicians performing. The 89.3 the Current-assembled lineup features Duluth party pickin' experts Trampled by Turtles, folk vet Mason Jennings, Rhymesayers rapper P.O.S, and hip-hop trio the Chalice. Each says plenty for the diverse and wonderful scene cultivated recently, but then there's the Suburbs (pictured). They became one of the state's most revered and danceable acts of the '80s, buoyed by hits like "Love Is the Law" and "Rattle My Bones." Then they broke up in 1987. Now, the creative fuselage of Chan Poling, Beej Chaney, Hugo Klaers, and a couple of newer recruits has worked its way back to a full reemergence this year. Marking the occasion is Kickstarter-funded Si Sauvage, ranging from the fun-filled sneer at "Dumb Ass Kids" to "Turn the Radio On," a wistful, but catchy portrait of Poling dancing with his departed wife. This show marks the album's release, and it's the only local Suburbs gig on the calendars for the foreseeable future. (Photo by Kii Arens)
Fri., Aug. 30, 5 p.m., 2013
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