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In support of their new album, Seattle based folk artist, Valley Maker(Austin Crane) co-headlines an evening of music with local dreamy indie rock trio, Ancient Mariner.
Patrick Harison is a young American button accordionist adept in a wide variety of settings and genres. In 2006, Patrick was awarded the McKnight Fellowship for performing musicians, the first accordion player to ever win the grant and one of the youngest recipients on record in any discipline.
The Satellites are a 10-piece soul band powered by interstellar grooves. They return to the IceHouse for a late-night evening of booty shaking classic soul and old school R&B.
Duffel...Patrick Horigan and Joe Christenson both are members of Pho. George Hadfield and Mark Schwandt members of Usonia. We do new-Orleans style drunk funk.... "funk in the bag"
Mikel Wright & The Wrongs bring some of the best that the Midwest has to offer. Rooted in old soul funk, bluegrass, and cajun rhythms, and inspired by current bands like Umphrey's McGee and The String Cheese Incident, MWTWs brilliantly transcend genres in every set.
The People Brothers Band is an 8-piece Rhythm & Soul powerhouse and their only only desire is to get you moving on the dance floor. They are the winners of the Wisconsins Area Music Industry Award for 2014 Soul/R&B Band of the Year and the Madison Area Music Award for 2015 Pop/R&B Album of the Year (Middle of the In Between), 2013 Blues Album of the Year (People Brothers Live) & Blues Song of the Year (Looky Here Mister).
Redfield has appeared at festivals such as South By Southwest while playing some 500+ shows (mostly self-booked in true working-class fashion) over the past decade. Sharing the stage with Marissa Nadler, Gregory Alan Isakov, Cory Chisel, and many others, Redfield's live shows are always heartfelt.
Simmons released his debut studio album, Last Call, in 2004. “Lay On The Tracks”, a standout track from Last Call, was a winner at the prestigious MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition. Last Call was praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, picked up and released by Rounder Europe Records; followed by three more Rounder Europe releases and extensive touring in Europe.
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Devata Daun is releasing her new music video 'Animal Instincts', a single off her recently released album 'Look'. The video will evoke all your lost and twisted dreams in the form of our future energies being vividly exchanged between the living and matter. Come exchange your energies with each other on August 30th at Icehouse for the premiere of the video. Special guests yet to be announced.
Rock for your Rights is a concert to raise money and awareness about reproductive rights in Minnesota! NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota is a grassroots movement focused on guaranteeing every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. We accomplish this through public education, citizen lobbying, and pro-choice voter mobilization. Our focus is both national and statewide.
Preston Gunderson is a singer-songwriter based out of Minneapolis. His powerful voice, and emotive lyrics have been capturing listeners across the country. Gunderson won the Bob Dylan Days songwriters competition in 2014, and was also selected multiple times by Reverb Nation as one of their 5 national artists you should know about.
"Shynes has worked to maintain a unified intimacy in his lyrical content, while expanding the dynamic nature of his sound. The result is original songs that are easy to relate to, and have legitimate staying power." -HearItLocal.com
After recording her first EP in May of 2015, recognition for Aly Aleigha's original music began to grow. The Aly Aleigha Band began as a ragtag team of musicians who came together to play at a music festival in Duluth, MN; within a few months the band began to record a full-length album and was invited to perform at various concert events throughout the nation.
In September 2014, Luke Sephar released his much-anticipated third album, All is Gift, co-produced by Ben Harper and Sheldon Gomberg.
Black River Review plays Bluegrass and Folk music, and hails from from Duluth, MN and Superior, WI. They have crafted their own sound made up of mostly original music which can be heard on our debut album "Garbage Pickin" (released in April of 2013). Their sophomore album "Spring Thaw" (released June 2014) adds another year of songwriting and live performance experience.
Lowland Lakers... Having played together casually over the whole course of their friendship, Nate Case and Haley Rydell are beginning to find their stride, and with the help of the solid low end and incredible harmonies of Matt Donoghue the band is now not only running full speed ahead but also spreading their wings and beginning to feel the air rush underneath.
Music maker Xenia Rubinos uses her powerful voice to create beats and melodies from scratch. Xenia’s sound grows from a wide range of influences from r&b and hip-hop to Caribbean rhythms all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Her debut record, Magic Trix, is an ecstatic collection of songs featuring layered beats, crunchy keyboards, and driving syncopated rhythms.
Having released seven solo albums in eight years Adam Green is already renowned around the globe as one of music’s most unique and prolific song writing talents. Of his now multifaceted career Green, says: “You know how people are always looking for a unifying theory? I was looking for a unifying theory of artistic expression. I was trying to create some kind of fluidity within my music, art, writing. If you listen to my songs, you see they’re kind of cartoonish. I try to make songs like my paintings. When creating my movie, I tried to create more of a song.”
Sean Na Na is the guitar pop project of Sean Tillmann (a.k.a. Har Mar Superstar). It started as a solo outlet for Sean's songs that didn't quite fit with his noise band Calvin Krime in 1998. Since then, the project evolved into a full band with a rotating cast of characters from all over the musical map.
Singer-songwriter Sarah Morris has a way of captivating her audiences with songs about the highs and lows of love. With a voice both cozy and commanding, demure and daring, Sarah allows us to feel every note. Her lyrics resonate with a unique combination of unflinching honesty and heartfelt tenderness: authentic portraits of love, loss, gratitude and regret.
Andriana Lehr... "With a vocal range vast as the open prairie, her melodies combine the soaring range of Joni Mitchell with the depth and grounded roots of Aimee Mann and Brandi Carlile. Her song styles range from folk, Americana, and alt-country to pop-ballads, with notes of jazz and blues influence."
Martin Devaney has always embraced his local identity, literally dubbed the Mayor of St. Paul by friends and compatriots in the music scene. A classically trained musician with a jazz sax background, the accomplished singer-songwriter got his start playing with revered hip-hop ensemble Heiruspecs before embarking on a solo career.
"Fairfax, AK's way of illustrating the hard work in not just crafting intricate and personal music but that the labor of love carries over into all aspects of their music and how you get to see and hear it. The song, "Just Fine" starts and moves on with a plodding rhythm and melody that eventually errupts into an enveloping Arcade Fire-like sing-along, one of the more heartwarming ingredients in the band's songs on their new disc." - Danny Sigelman CITY PAGES
Maya Elena is a young singer songwriter who has just completed her first self titled 6 song EP. A graduate of the Perpich Arts School, her hypnotic voice and subtle guitar work conjure thoughts and feelings of a seasoned performer well beyond her 22 years.
"Let's stipulate that no one should be compared to Stevie Wonder. But with Caleb Hawley, there it is. Add the songwriting chops of Holland-Dozier-Holland to the mix, season with the ecstatic highs of Ashford and Simpson, stir in the manifold talents of Jackie Wilson, Ray Charles, David Gates and David Gray—and serve immediately.” – Manhattan User's Guide
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Scott Laurent, who has been making a name in Nashville- "I'm dying here in Nashville," Scott Laurent howls on his new album. Whether or not he means that literally, the Springsteen-esque rocker clearly still considers the Twin Cities home. Laurent left for Nashville in 2008 and has bided his time co-writing with other singers and playing songwriter round robins at the Bluebird Cafe. His album, "Love Don't Let Me Down," offers a hint of Music Row's polished twang but maintains the old BoDeans-style heartland-rock flavor. -Chris Riemschneider (StarTribune)
"Now here is a band that is onto something! Good solid American Rock executed without the need to try and be too cool, or too fancy. This six track EP is superb and there are six reasons why. Their capabilities, attention to detail, lyrical ability can’t be questioned." -Review Rhino
“First off: Enola Fall is from Tasmania, and that is awesome. Second: The band is really good.”
– Huffington Post
The Dollys features three of Minneapolis’ most sought after female vocalists: Joanna Jahn, Kari Shaw and Megan Shaw. Harmonizing to the music of The Trio: EmmyLou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Rondstadt and many other female country artists of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The Dollys also perfom folk and americana hits of the past, which they love to put their own spin on.
Following 2015’s hugely successful ‘Strength 30thAnniversary World Tour’ (which racked up over 18 sell out UK shows and 6 sold out nights in New York), Mike Peters presents ‘The Alarm ‘Spirit Of ’86 in 2016’ - powered by his unique one man band concept that has been rocking venues all over the globe
Jim Stapley signed his first publishing deal at 18, working with a band called Dekko, writing with Pete Brown (Cream, Piblokto etc) Subsequently he left that band and worked with various writers which ended up with him signing a record deal with Ironworks Music (Kiefer Sutherland & Jude Cole) in LA.
“... entrancing beats with luscious tones and harmony stacks big enough to climb.” - All About Jazz
“... Minute precision, solid arrangements, an excellent control of dynamics, a multi-stylized repertoire, and sparkling execution. ...(and) their unique singing style creates shapes and timbres that move into experimental jazz. It is truly a beautiful lesson of what is vital in jazz, inviting, crossing genres, filled with radical thought that can be maintained without losing its tenderness.” - Flavio Massarutto, ll Gazzettino
Kind music for kind people. Kind Country is a Jamgrass band playing American standards as well as their own brand of Cosmic American music. Since their formation in 2012, the band has focused creating live performances with high levels of improvisation and energy gathering with a goal of creating a moment of musical bliss that can be shared by audience members and band alike.
Think Gram Parsons and Emmylou meets the Jayhawks... its country music at its core, it's fun, its original, it's Feeding LeRoy.
A regular performer on the national radio show A Prairie Home Companion, Andra has performed around the world, singing with such artists as Brad Paisley, Mindy Smith, Emmylou Harris, Chris Thile and soprano Renee Fleming. She has recorded with a wide range of indie, rock, blues and folk acts, including The Honeydogs, Jonny Lang, Peter Ostroushko and Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner.
“Alison injects ample amounts of Southern soul and muddy grit into her music.” -Chris Riemenschneider (MN StarTribune)
Laura Bethel (Maverick Magazine- Kent, UK)gives her 5 stars- “Deep, raw, and very, very real. Alison Scott’s new record is devilishly appealing , sultry and sexy.”
Skerik, the enduringly saxophonic, punk jazz iconoclast is joined by three of his fellow Seattle hometown's most revered players: Andy Coe on electric guitar, Evan Flory Barnes on upright bass and Dvonne Lewis on drums.
"Music is about bringing people together, and the talented musicians of New Sound Underground do just that. Their well-developed sound caters to both carefree and careful listeners alike'" ~ City Pages (Best of Awards 2015)
Scarlett Taylor is an amazing talent that you must see live to completely appreciate.
Sultry vocals, dynamic music, classic style with modern edge. Roslyn Moore is a must see performer.
With the release of the Lullabies EP, Autumn Kid brings their own brand of songwriting to indie rock. Lush with atmospheric guitar hooks, raw energy, and addicting progressions, the record boasts the aesthetic of late 90’s alt rock anthems. Though the songs are diverse from one another, there is a glue that holds the EP together much like a concept album.
more.is.more is bombastic minimalism in post-rock.
Cinimechanica..."Along with Joel Hatstat's bass, drummer Mike Albanese's frantic beats create a powerful rhythm section that, despite being in constant motion, leaves room for Andy Pruett and Bryant Williamson to interweave their dizzying guitar lines in the foreground."-Cory D. Byrom, Pitchfork(7.5 rating)
Self-Evident..."With mathematical precision, excellent drumming, and smooth, melodic guitars- These very talented musicians excel with their very own breed of intense, thoughtful, and capably-executed rock in the vain of influences like Don Caballero and Fugazi.” --Delusions of Adequacy
It holds in its grooves ten thousand miles of asphalt, about eight pairs of good shoes, and the generosity of a thousand strangers. It’s a collection of stories about the beauty of blazing sunsets, the art of saying goodbye, and letting endings turn into new beginnings. - Jack Klatt
“Clearly the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers have got it all, the songs, the voices and great pickers... Wonderful.” --Country Music People (UK)
Tina and the B-Sides was formed out of the edgy new wave rock scene that was Minneapolis in the late ’80’s. Pursuing a more rootsy vision of American rock & roll, Tina and the B-Sides (or sometimes B-Side Movement) went on to become one of the most popular bar bands in the Mid West during the 1990’s developing a cult following that endures to this day.
Join Accordo, a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and Minnesota Orchestra, on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 and Tuesday, March 14, 2017 for special concerts at the Minneapolis music venue and restaurant, Icehouse. Accordo has been named “Best Chamber Ensemble” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and “the dream team of chamber music” by Minnesota Monthly. For the two Icehouse performances, the group will be performing excerpts from the previous night’s Plymouth Congregational Church concert while discussing the repertoire and taking questions from the audience.
British Singer/Songwriter Nick Howard returns to Minneapolis for a headlining show this Fall as part of a 60 date US and European Tour. With a new album in tow and fresh from tours with Eric Hutchinson, Tyrone Wells, Lenka and Boyce Avenue, Nick and his band visit Icehouse on November 16th.
Join Accordo, a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and Minnesota Orchestra. Accordo has been named “Best Chamber Ensemble” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and “the dream team of chamber music” by Minnesota Monthly. For the two Icehouse performances, the group will be performing excerpts from the previous night’s Plymouth Congregational Church concert while discussing the repertoire and taking questions from the audience.
Join The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for our new concert series at Icehouse MPLS and enjoy intimate chamber music performances, specialty cocktails and gourmet food all at once in this inviting and eclectic music venue. The evening features Dvořák’s popular American Quartet, a work inspired by American folk music the composer heard through his travels throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States.