*Don’t make the first sentence about the weather. Don’t make the first sentence about the weather. Don’t make the first sentence about the weather. DON’T make the first sentence about the WEATHER!*
Is it ever going to stop f*cking snowing? I mean, seriously? This has to be some sort of sick joke. Between falling and busting my ass on my way to my car, to slipping and catching myself at the last moment numerous times walking to the venue, I was prepared to turn around, go home, and start looking at Craigslist ads for new roommates in Southern California.
Incidentally, Southern California is where Tuesday night’s headliner at the Fine Line calls home. It takes a lot of dedication for a band from Los Angeles to want to perform in Minnesota in the winter, especially this one, but lucky for us, Cherry Glazerr wasn’t going to let a little (actually it’s a lot of) snow get in the way of a good time!
Cherry Glazerr released their explosive full-length album Apocalipstick on Inauguration Day in 2017. You might think the two tumultuous years since would have driven the band toward even more explicitly topical commentary. But as singer/guitarist/founder Clementine Creevy began writing the first of some thirty songs that would make up the new Stuffed & Ready, she found unexpected inspiration by turning inward.
Apocalipstick sizzled with Creevy’s confidence, vision, and fiercely idiosyncratic personality. Stuffed & Ready announces Creevy as a songwriter newly tempered and strengthened after coming to terms with her own uncertainty, confusion and anger. It’s her go-for-broke honesty that gives Stuffed & Ready its power and gravity.
After the release of their latest album, Cherry Glazerr announced the Stuffed & Ready Tour, which is what brought them to Minneapolis on Tuesday night for a performance at Fine Line Music Cafe. With support from Minneapolis diary rock band Strange Relations, as well as tourmate Palehound, it was another wonderful lineup of music put together by First Avenue & Radio K.
Cherry Glazerr took the stage promptly at 10:00 PM in front of an eager crowd, opening the show with “Ohio,” the first track from their latest album. After that, it was a wonderfully orchestrated mixture of songs both old and new, highlighting crowd-favorites from their entire discography.
Front-woman Clementine Creevy was fairly quiet in between songs but made sure to thank the Minneapolis crowd many times over the hour-long set, both for coming out to the show, as well as supporting them throughout their entire career.
Minneapolis tonight at Fine Line Music Cafe here’s me giving a v important interview pic.twitter.com/pDtL4qQdsu
— Cherry Glazerr (@cherryglazerr) February 26, 2019
The final song of the set concluded with a roughly four-minute jam session between the three members of the band, and featured Creevy running back and forth across the stage, slamming guitar riffs, much to the delight of the crowd.
After taking a little breather, the band returned to the stage for a brief encore, beginning with a cover of LCD Soundsystem’s “Time To Get Away” that was a very pleasant surprise. For the first half of the song, Clementine Creevy was guitar-less, freeing her hands so she could showcase her dance moves.
After wrapping up their encore, there was another round of “thank yous” to the crowd who offered a thunderous ovation right back to them. Any time a few hundred Minnesotans can get together and collectively forget about the total nonsense winter we’ve been having is a “win” in my book, and Cherry Glazerr offered just that.