Hex Girls Tour Diary: Palmer's Minneapolis
Hex Girls hit the road on August 3 to kick off their 2018 tour leading up to their album release for their debut LP, “More of That.” I drove up from Des Moines to meet them in Cedar Falls and squeezed in between all their gear and we made our way to the Twin Cities for their first show of the tour at Palmer’s Bar in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis.
We parked outside of the venue and unloaded all our gear and realized we were all ready for food, stat. We wandered into a bomb ass Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurant down the street called The Red Sea and had our fill of spicy lentils, injera, and beer. If you haven’t had Ethiopian food, fix that as soon as possible. Also, check out The Red Sea because it’s also a music venue. There was a DJ or hip hop artist performing in another room while we were in.
After filling up, we wandered around the neighborhood in search of vintage clothing stores, but we most definitely got duped by an outdoors outfitter with deceptive neon signs boasting “retro” goods inside. We browsed through the selection of Patagonia pullovers, kayaks, two-person tents, and subzero sleeping bags with disdain and moved on.
We headed back to Palmer’s and caught the tail end of the early blues show. Comedian Alex Conyers opened the late show, followed by Minneapolis locals Lavender Daughter. Hex Girls crowded on to the teeny tiny triangle shaped stage at the end of the bar and slayed their set after Lavender Daughter, and Feed Your Head closed out the night.
The following photos are of Hex Girls’ performance at Palmer’s, plus a few candid shots of the band, crowd, and bar staff, and some portraits we took before Hex Girls’ set on the patio in between some warm summer rain showers. All in all, a great first night of tour. 10/10 would do again.