The Jayhawks Photo by Heidi Ehalt


The Jayhawks

March 11
7 p.m.
Americana, Classic Rock, Country, Singer-Songwriter

After Atmosphere rechristen St. Paul’s newly renovated Palace Theatre on Friday night, they’ll hand the stage over to another group of beloved Minneapolis veterans for the reborn venue’s second show. Singer/guitarists Mark Olson and Gary Louris briefly reconciled a few years back but have since fallen out once more, and the band’s ninth album, Paging Mr. Proust, released last year, was recorded by founding members Louris and bassist Marc Perlman along with keyboardist Karen Grotberg and drummer Tim O’Reagan — the lineup that first recorded together on Tomorrow the Green Grass in 1995. Co-produced by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Paging Mr. Proust features some of the band’s strongest melodies and harmonies yet, starting with an opener that recalls the Byrds and peaking with the standout track “Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces.” The Cactus Blossoms and the Cloak Ox open.