The Orb and Inconceivable Master Plan

Almost setting itself up as the EDM version of a classic-rock band, the Orb is on the road marking its 25th anniversary. Founder Alex Paterson pioneered acid-house and sampling techniques when he started the group in the late-’80s, collaborating then with KLF’s Jimmy Cauty and Killing Joke bassist (and future U2 and Verve producer) Martin “Youth” Glover and crafting such influential singles as the Rickie Lee Jones-echoing “Little Fluffy Clouds.” In recent years, he and latter-day partner Thomas Fehlmann have continued to craft ambient yet playful albums — but they haven’t toured a whole lot, until now. Improv trio IMP and Woody McBride’s Deep Mix Minneapolis open. Chris Riemenschneider

Price: $15

Where

First Avenue Mainroom

701 1st Av. N.Minneapolis, MN

When

Date: Ended 04/20/14

Upcoming events

08/22 – Simple Plan
08/24 – Washed Out
08/29 – Midnight Oil
09/01 – Sza and Smino
09/12 – Oh Wonder
09/13 – X
09/17 – Thundercat
09/18 – Andrew W.K.
09/19 – Dead Cross
09/30 – The Floozies
10/01 – Future Islands
10/02 – Angel Olsen
10/07 – Blue October
10/10 – Hanson
10/19 – Gavin DeGraw
10/23 – Lany
10/30 – Gogol Bordello
11/02 – Alvvays
11/07 – Gwar
11/08 – Crystal Castles
11/10 – Highly Suspect
11/12 – O.A.R.
11/17 – Cut Copy
11/19 – Noname
11/20 – Liam Gallagher
11/24 – Grieves
12/01 – Mogwai
02/13 – Neck Deep