Ezra Furman at Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis (May 31, 2022)


Ezra Furman headlined the Fine Line Music Café in Minneapolis on May 31.

The opening of the show was that of Melbourne Grace Cummings. She joined on stage her brother on guitar, Tyler on drums, Lino on bass (she also thanked her driver, “Chef”). The group appeared in good shape, happy to be in Minneapolis this summer.

The highlight of his set was a duet with Ezra Furman, for a cover of Bob Dylan“It’s over now, Baby Blue”.

They ended their set with “Heaven”.

Cumming’s latest album, queen of storms is now available on ATO Records.


Ezra Furman at the 7th Street entrance (June 22, 2013)

We have seen previously Ezra Furman in June 2013, before her transformation into a transgender woman: “Ezra’s performance had a raw garage band vibe to it. His sound reminded me of early White Stripes releases. The clear star of the set was 2012’s “Queen of Hearts” The year of no return. See the setlist to read all songs played, including merchandise encores.

Like the last time we saw Ezra, it still had that “raw, garage” sound, even nine years later. I know his recent work with the netflix series Sex educationhelping her build a new audience… who may not have realized she’s been writing music since 2006 as a Ezra Furman and the Harpoons.

Ezra Furman has mentioned that she will have a new album titled We all Flameswhich is scheduled for release in August 2022 under the Anti– label.

Remaining tour dates:

Marry. June 1 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
Thu, June 9 – Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom (Ezra Solo)
Thu July 21 – Valencia, ES @ Diversity Festival
Sun. July 24 – Hertfordshire, UK @ Standon Calling Festival
Sun. August 14 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom ^
Tu es. August 16 – Milwaukee, WI @ UWM Panther Arena^
Marry. August 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater ^
Sun. August 21 – Crickhowell, UK @ Green Man Festival
Tu es. August 23 – Edinburgh, UK @ Edinburgh International Festival
Mon. September 12 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rosa
Tue, Sept. 13 – Toronto, ON @ Rec Room
Marry. September 14 – Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch
Thu, Sept. 15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Small’s
Sun. September 18 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Underground Arts
Mon. Sept. 19 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
Tue., September 20 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Marry. September 21 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Thu, September 22 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival

* with Grace Cummings
^ with Jack White

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