Blues Dojo

Blues Dojo

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Featuring The Cobratones, with special guests!

JIM ANTON PRESENTS: THE DROPPERS

JIM ANTON PRESENTS: THE DROPPERS

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The Droppers are an organ, guitar, bass, and drum based band in the style of the Meters. These guys have played together in various projects over the last 25 years. Jim started this project to pay homage to the music that has inspired him and his bass playing since he was a kid.

Bryan Nichols & James Buckley

Bryan Nichols & James Buckley

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Tonight's Dinner Set features jazz piano and upright bass.  Including members of The Gang Font, We Are Many, and The Pines.

Magneto Effect EP Release + The Splendid End

Magneto Effect EP Release + The Splendid End

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Magneto Effect is the brain child of Jeph Joolik, who, in looking for an outlet for his songs, started to work with local producer/engineer/drummer, David J. Russ.

TWIN CITIES JAZZ WORKSHOP

TWIN CITIES JAZZ WORKSHOP

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Hear Jazz's next generation!  The 19th annual Twin Cities Jazz Workshop is one of the most established summer music programs in the Upper Midwest. Young musicians study with Twin Cities pros and present a concert at the end of a week of improvisation, learning, and fun!

Kenn Wanaku

Kenn Wanaku

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Wanaku draws inspiration for writing songs from indigenous, tribal, aboriginal music.

Javi Santiago & James Buckley

Javi Santiago & James Buckley

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“JAVI HAS A UNIQUE NATURAL APTITUDE FOR IMPROVISATION COUPLED WITH AN INSPIRING WORK ETHIC…”

 

Homeless & Big Cats Album release + MaLLy + Chantz Erolin & Tony the Scribe + Last Word

Homeless & Big Cats Album release + MaLLy + Chantz Erolin & Tony the Scribe + Last Word

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Homeless (Ryan Kopperud) is a poet, writer, and rapper born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kopperud began his career in performing and writing, by competing in Austin, Texas with the Minneapolis Poetry Slam Team in 2006, at just the age of 19.  Big Cats (Spencer Wirth-Davis) is a composer, musician and producer hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota.   His work is melancholy, multi-layered and cinematic; a definite stylistic departure from the standard hip hop sound.

Corpse Reviver

Corpse Reviver

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Jillian Rae - fiddle, Mikkel Beckmen - percussion, Adam Kiesling - guitar and banjo

A group of three musicians who like to mostly play music found on the Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music.

Viva Brazil

Viva Brazil

$7 in advance/$10 at the door

MN Viva Brazil has performed at numerous Music Festivals throughout the Midwest. This band of Internationals is ready to enliven their fans and transport them to the hot sandy beaches of Brazil through their euphonious melodies. With Viva Brazil every night is about letting loose, having fun, and dancing the night away.  

T Collective

T Collective

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*this week's line-up: Aby Wolf, Martin Dosh, James Buckley, Joe Westerlund.

T Collective is an improvised music group consisting of many names and faces of the twin cities music scene.   

JT's Jazz Implosion

JT's Jazz Implosion

$8 at the door

Featuring the return of Courageous Endevours!  

Coloring Time Feat Aby Wolf & Martin Dosh

Coloring Time Feat Aby Wolf & Martin Dosh

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EVERY FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

A rebellious cadre of Twin Cities jazz and hip hop luminaries, Coloring Time is a musical accident waiting to happen, so to speak.  

This month's featured performers are Aby Wolf & Martin Dosh

ERIK KOSKINEN

ERIK KOSKINEN

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"He has the ability to create a song, and a sound, that feels natural, intimate and exciting all at the same time, which is something only the truly great songwriters and musicians can claim."
 - Rich Larson

JIM ANTON PRESENTS: THE ICICLES

JIM ANTON PRESENTS: THE ICICLES

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Icicles are a trio featuring Jim Anton, Jeremy Hanson, and Jacob Hanson. We play spring reverb infused surf and pop instrumentals. 

Jacob Hanson • Guitar
Jim Anton • Bass
Jeremy Hanson • Drums

Patty peterson and friends

Patty peterson and friends

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

“A Musical Chameleon…She can cover anything from Chaka Khan to Cole Porter with equal authority, exhibiting star quality and drive!” -Jon Bream, Star Tribune

“She stretches her voice to accommodate wrenching emotions and brings it all off with class.” -Jazz Times

BIONIK

BIONIK

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BIONIK has honed his sound from a melting pot of urban genres and experiences. Hip hop, Trap, EDM, reggae, dancehall, R&B, soul and funk all influence BIONIK’s distinct style that dominates the club and penetrates the mind.

TWIN CITIES JAZZ WORKSHOP

TWIN CITIES JAZZ WORKSHOP

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Hear Jazz's next generation!  The 19th annual Twin Cities Jazz Workshop is one of the most established summer music programs in the Upper Midwest. Young musicians study with Twin Cities pros and present a concert at the end of a week of improvisation, learning, and fun!

THE VENTURES COVER BAND, WITH NONA MARIE

THE VENTURES COVER BAND, WITH NONA MARIE

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Those guys from The Ventures Cover band, playing a ton of new material, with Nona(of Anonymous Choir), and will be playing all your favorite songs by Booker T, The Ventures, and more. Joined by Nona for a STAX set.

#mpls

#mpls

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

“#MPLS is the future of R&B/Hip-Hop!  They combine the best of old school with a contemporary feel that is uniquely their own.  Real instruments and live music – highly recommended!!!”
– Jeff Taube, owner of MidAmerica Talent.

Phil Heywood

Phil Heywood

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"Phil Heywood may be the Midwest's best-kept secret." — Gary Joyner, Acoustic Guitar

"... this Minnesota mainstay has long been applauded as standing out from the rest of the pack of pickers." — St. Paul Pioneer Press

Natalie Lovejoy + Katy Vernon

Natalie Lovejoy + Katy Vernon

$10 in advance/$10 at the door

The grist of all that experience can be heard in the deep grooves and dreamy melodies of “Hiding In The Light,” a work driven by Lovejoy’s huge heart, luxurious voice, and a batch of tunes that suggest Kate Bush holing up on a cold winter night with Lake Street Dive. And while Lovejoy’s first two albums, “Wish I Could Fall” (2001) and “One False Move” (2003) are good introductions to the self-taught musician’s vulnerable tunes, the new Andy Thompson-produced collection of songs is her most full-bodied work to date. 

T Collective

T Collective

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T Collective is an improvised music group consisting of many names and faces of the twin cities music scene.  

 

The Potash Twins cd release

The Potash Twins cd release

$10 in advance/$10 at the door

Guided at an early age by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, the twins were inspired to pursue a career in the performance and education of jazz. Upon graduating high school, the twins moved to New York City to develop as performers and educators. Adeev studies under the Dizzy Gillespie protégé Jon Faddis at SUNY Purchase, while Ezra received a full ride scholarship to Manhattan School of Music on Bass Trombone.

Stacy K EP "Hotel Colfax" release + Pleasure Horse

Stacy K EP "Hotel Colfax" release + Pleasure Horse

$5 at the door

About Stacy K... 89.3 The Current claimed her as one of the "Best new acts to keep an eye on" and Sofar Sounds stated, "Her vocals are spot on in pitch and style, the whole show was honestly just fun to see and listen to". 

RACHEL KURTZ

RACHEL KURTZ

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Rachel Kurtz has found acclaim and a national audience of thousands due to her appearances at a series of community service events held in sports arenas across the country.

JIM ANTON, JT BATES & FRIENDS

JIM ANTON, JT BATES & FRIENDS

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Jim Anton & JT Bates put together an all-star cast of players to improvise over grove based material. 

Bad Bad Hats Album release + The Awful Truth

Bad Bad Hats Album release + The Awful Truth

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

"A gritty two-and-a-half minutes of wobbly bass, wailing guitar, and front woman Kerry Alexander's slinky vocals, it is a blast ��and there is more like this to come." 
The Fader

Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris

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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.

POC Pride Presents: Relative Melanin Dance Party

POC Pride Presents: Relative Melanin Dance Party

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

A Queer dance party for People of Color (LGBTQI) 
Join us to celebrate the kick off of the first People of Color Pride Fest in the Twin Cities.

THE BROKE DOWN DOLLYS

THE BROKE DOWN DOLLYS

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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. 

Linda Peterson cd release

Linda Peterson cd release

$10 in advance/$10 at the door

Linda Peterson CD release party of the long awaited compilation of her original tunes, encompassing recordings from Copenhagen to Buenos Aires.  This new CD is entitled, "You Gotta Be Somewhere" so come celebrate with Linda and the Peterson Family at the Icehouse!

T Collective

T Collective

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T Collective is an improvised music group consisting of many names and faces of the twin cities music scene.

Stay Awake: Baby Shell + BDot Croc + Toki Wright +DJ Keezy + DJ Just Nine

Stay Awake: Baby Shell + BDot Croc + Toki Wright +DJ Keezy + DJ Just Nine

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Hosted by Chaka Mkali and Chili Lor

Please join us in celebration of our work to build power for Racial and Economic Justice in the Twin Cities. All summer Hope Community,  Voices for Racial Justice and leaders from all over the cities have been organizing for community control and full funding in neighborhood parks. Come dance, drink and socialize to great music in honor of our collective effort building this vision of thriving parks in communities of color and working class communities.

 

Jack Brass Band

Jack Brass Band

$5 at the door

"If you like your gumbo spicy and your music hot, check out the Jack Brass Band," said Wynton Marsalis after hearing them.

Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra

Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra

$7 in advance/$10 at the door

 "raw musical excellence... guitar, fiddle and double bass played to within an inch of their inanimate lives." -4000milestonashville

"A band true to its name: Soulful" -NPR

3RD ANNUAL ICEHOUSE KIDS CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS DREAMLAND FACES

3RD ANNUAL ICEHOUSE KIDS CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS DREAMLAND FACES

$5, NO COVER FOR AGES 2 AND UNDER!

Hosted by Barb Abney!
Icehouse is proud to present our third annual concert series dedicated to kids! The Icehouse Kids Concert Series happens monthly through August, Saturday mornings during brunch, featuring six great concerts to be enjoyed by the kids and adults alike.

Jourdan Myers

Jourdan Myers

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Good music has the ability to cross musical boundaries. Great music doesn’t even acknowledge that the boundaries exist in the first place. By that definition, Ruin Me With Love is a great album as it flits between avant-garde pop, contemporary folk, soul and a scattergun blast of other genres. Through its 12 tracks it manages to mix an alternative, arty feel with enough commerciality to make it widely accessible to pop fans, music geeks and hipsters all at the same time, never bowing down to one over the other and creating memorable music along the way.” – Dancing About Architecture

Chuck Leah CD Release

Chuck Leah CD Release

$5 at the door

The New Album, "High Stakes", is an endeavor into melodies, stories, and musical arrangements that his fellow musicians and singer-songwriters have tagged as "haunting, potent, and getting your full attention."

Oaks Record release + Waveless + DJ Sinclair (visuals by Mach Fox)

Oaks Record release + Waveless + DJ Sinclair (visuals by Mach Fox)

$6 in advance/$6 at the door

 Oak’s sound is dark, heavy, fuzzed out rock, comprised of guitar, bass, and drum machine. The band released a five song cassette in 2011, and in 2013, Oaks put out Field Beat, a six song EP, on Jim’s label, Ass Records. Their first full length record will be released in August by Minneapolis record label, Modern Radio following a west coast tour.

 

LOTT

LOTT

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"Best Acoustic Performer" City Pages Best Of the Twin Cities 2015.  LOTT has been likened to a modern day torch singer of indie music - both in her lyrical themes and vocal styling.  

TREVELD

TREVELD

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treVeld’s musical works offer a unique and spirited blend of musical genres, including Gypsy, Swing, Old Time, Celtic, Bluegrass, Blues, Chamber and Nordic Roots.

Paul Spring Vinyl Release + Thomson Quartet

Paul Spring Vinyl Release + Thomson Quartet

$5 in advance/$7 at the door

Towards a Center Vinyl Release Show.  Paul Spring is a singer/songwriter from Central Minnesota. 'Towards a Center' is his newest album, a collection of 11 songs written in MN and recorded in NY.

Leah Tousignant + Scott Bergmann

Leah Tousignant + Scott Bergmann

$5 at the door

Leah continues to dazzle audiences with her smooth vocals, funky piano chops, and irresistible charm.  Leah began taking piano lessons at the age of 5 and continues to work towards perfecting her craft.  She recently finished up her degree at McNally Smith College of Music, which she attended on a full tuition scholarship from Diana Ross. 

Hank and the Skinny 3

Hank and the Skinny 3

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Michael O'Neill, AKA Hank , Hank and the skinny 3.  

"Post everything western Paranoia, scruffy Magic" Timeout NY

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington

$22 in advance/$25 at the door

Presented by The Current & Greenroom.

Kamasi Washington is no stranger for Los Angeles live music lovers.  A pianist, drummer and saxophonist, Kamasi has been headlining at the city’s most coveted Jazz institutions for years. Besides his vibrant, emotionally intense and dynamic live performances,  Kamasi  keeps himself busy with working on albums, movie scores and collaborations with artists like Snoop Dog, Raphael Saadiq and lately Chaka Khan .  Younger fans that know him from his work w/ Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus and Thundercat.

Hennepin County Millionaires Club Record Release + TreeParty

Hennepin County Millionaires Club Record Release + TreeParty

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Band members have been active in some of your favorite local music acts over the past few years including Sonny Knight and the Lakers, Black Market Brass, PaviElle, Breaking Brass Band, Church of Cash, the Gated Community, and so much more, tonight releasing their first full-length album, recorded with the fine folks at Secret Stash Records!

Drift

Drift

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Drift is a singer-songwriter duo out of Minneapolis, Minnesota consisting of Ryan Hedblom and Madelyn Hirschuber.  Most recent album produced by John Mark Nelson.

Andrew Jansen // LOUD SUN album release + the awful truth

Andrew Jansen // LOUD SUN album release + the awful truth

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Blending genres such as rock, folk, psychedelic, punk and elements of electronic music he has played in numerous bands in the Upper Midwest and San Francisco Bay Area often in DIY spaces.  Come celebrate the new album release!

 PUSHING CHAIN

PUSHING CHAIN

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The duo, which has been performing together in various manifestations since 1997, plays roots and Americana music featuring Boyd on guitar and vocals and Adam on the fiddle and vocals.

Militzër

Militzër

$6 in advance/$6 at the door

Militzër is an original Krautrock project currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Klaus Trauphobic: guitars, bass, synthesizers, vocals / Franz Botschafter: organ, synthesizers, vocoder / Ferdinand Von Boogie: bass, cowbell / Heinrich Manüver: electronics, synthesizers, theremin, noise / Rich Laether: drums, percussion

Sister Shaw

Sister Shaw

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Americana, roots country

"These blonde belles may be from Anoka, but if they whipped out a Kentucky or Tennesee driver’s license, nobody would be the wiser." -(Star Tribune)

 

Matuto

Matuto

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

Presented bu the Cedar Cultural Center.

“These engaging Brazilian forró rockers borrow from jazz and funk in their lively sets.” – The New York Times

 

TreVeld

TreVeld

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treVeld’s musical works offer a unique and spirited blend of musical genres, including Gypsy, Swing, Old Time, Celtic, Bluegrass, Blues, Chamber and Nordic Roots.

Laetitia Sadier + Deradoorian

Laetitia Sadier + Deradoorian

$15 in advance/$15 at the door

The Cedar presents Laetitia Sadier(of Steriolab) and Deradoorian (former bassist and vocalist for Dirty Projectors) to support.

Self-Evident + Fury Things

Self-Evident + Fury Things

$8 in advance/$8 at the door

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

Fury Things... Punk legend Bob Mould likes Fury Things so much that he invited them to open his 7th St. Entry and First Avenue shows.  -- City Pages

Patchy Sanders + The Last Revel

Patchy Sanders + The Last Revel

$7 in advanced/$10 at the door

About Patchy Sanders...  "Great musicianship, harmonies, and feel. A really warm vibe that makes wherever you are standing feel like the center of a Gypsy Caravan."
~Mason Jennings 

The Wind + The Wave

The Wind + The Wave

$10 in advance/$10 at the door

Presented by First Avenue.

The Wind and The Wave consists of Dwight Baker (The Wind) and Patricia Lynn, (The Wave); best friends who employ the mantra “if it feels forced, fuck it.” After having retired as a touring musician in 2003, Baker came to find Lynn through the production of her previous project in Austin, Texas. After working together on several musical efforts, the two now describe themselves as being “cut from the same thread,” and “rarely on different pages.” This made it easy and essential for Baker and Lynn to begin writing and producing their own music, with a sound that satisfied their own ever-evolving creative spirits.