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


First Avenue Mainroom

701 1st Av. N.Minneapolis, MN


Date: Ended 04/20/14

Upcoming events

06/01 – Nick Swardson
06/05 – Eels
06/06 – Little Dragon
06/13 – Eric Nam
06/20 – Poptone
06/25 – Chromeo
06/30 – Vampire's Ball
07/08 – STS9
07/14 – Daddy
07/20 – Raphael Saadiq
07/29 – Melvins
08/03 – Superorganism
08/25 – Rusko
09/09 – Zhu
09/15 – Liz Phair
10/05 – Blue October
10/11 – Oh Sees