Erik Koskinen

Erik Koskinen

$8 at the door

Erik Koskinen’s America Theatre is a translucent eulogy to the genuine. Musically sprouted from the blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic.

Caitlyn Smith

Caitlyn Smith

$15 in advance/$20 at the door

Caitlyn Smith is a country music artist/songwriter from Minnesota. Her songs have been recorded by a number of country music’s biggest stars such as Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Lady Antebellum and Garth Brooks. Smith also penned Cassadee Pope's first hit single, "Wasting All These Tears" and "Heart of Dixie" for Danielle Bradbery.

Javi Santiago + Ted Olsen

Javi Santiago + Ted Olsen

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Javi Santiago is a powerful young artist with a strong vision. Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, he grew up surrounded by strong artistic support. He was given a strong musical background by his jazz musician parents, as well as stalwarts of the local jazz community. 

Bollywood (single / video release) + Nicholas L. Perez + Distance Decay & Falls

Bollywood (single / video release) + Nicholas L. Perez + Distance Decay & Falls

Sponsored by Radio K

$5 at the door

The first show in over a year of this great Minneapolis Artrock / Neo-psychedelic / Experimental group, premiering a new single and music video.  

The band plays scuzzy gutter-electro that is waist-deep in seedy underbelly vibes and hazy detachment." - Reviler

 

Andra Suchy

Andra Suchy

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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.

Jake Sanders & Patrick Harrison

Jake Sanders & Patrick Harrison

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Guitar & Accordion Duets you've been longing to hear!  Songs from the 20’s and 30’s, Ragtime, Waltzes, Polkas, Blues, and all of the weird old music you can imagine.

Jack Klatt "Shadows in the Sunset" Record Release

Jack Klatt "Shadows in the Sunset" Record Release

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Shadows in the Sunset, was recorded live to 2” tape in just three days on site at a beautiful reclaimed church in Viroqua, WI, that dates to the early 1900s. Produced and engineered by Tom Herbers (Low, the Jayhawks, Trampled by Turtles) Klatt says Shadows in the Sunset “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.”

MICHAEL ROSSETTO & DAVID HUCKFELT

MICHAEL ROSSETTO & DAVID HUCKFELT

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Longtime friends, life long musicians in a rare duo setting, Michael Rossetto & David Huckfelt come together to play songs of the country, and songs of the folk.  Individually they have performed with a wide scope of artists – The Pines, Spaghetti Western String Co, Pieta Brown, Frankie Lee, and Erik Koskinen.

GOLDFEATHER + Joe and Vicky Price

GOLDFEATHER + Joe and Vicky Price

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

All-Ages

"A friend recommended I see [Goldfeather] at Barbes last year and I did, and was happy I did. She plays poppy bluegrass with a band of string instruments and has a sweet, bubbly stage presence. Sarah has a background in classical violin but when she sits down to write, Goldfeather comes out." -Gili Malinsky/Village Voice

Joe and Vicki appear regularly at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago.  From coast to coast, and from concerts, to clubs, to outdoor festivals, the Price's singular vision and dazzling, irresistible live performances continue to etch a steady, upward arc.

Nightchain

Nightchain

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The Schubert Club presents Accordo

The Schubert Club presents Accordo

$15 at the door

Please note: Pre-sale seated tickets for this event are currently SOLD OUT. A limited number of standing-room-only tickets will be available at the door the night of the event, so plan to arrive early if you don't already have tickets!

Join us for this one night only performance at Icehouse and get to know the music and the musicians in a casual, Q&A style format.  The group will be performing excerpts from the previous night's performance featuring Dvorak's String Sextet in A major, Opus 48 and Brahms's String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Opus 36 while discussing the repertoire and taking questions from the audience. 

CHUB + DKO

CHUB + DKO

$5 at the door

CHUB is enjoyed by people who love the art of repition and circuit bending. It is greatly accepted by "drum and bass" as well as ambient" fans. With a influence of dub, glitch, jazz and goofy noises, Chub is everything Dan Chizek loves about beats. It has been considered one big, fat guy dance party.  Members include Chizek - BEats/noise,  AndyMArk-  Drums/noise, BMan - Bass.

Electronic jazz trio DKO (Jon Davis-bass & reeds,  John Keston-keyboards & electronics, Graham O’Brien-drums) have long maintained a quiet, confident presence on the Twin Cities music scene. The trio improvise captivating compositions (sometimes from scratch, sometimes utilizing visual or textual "scores") that push the boundaries of their collective musical imagination.

The Rotations feat. Sonny Knight & Ray Barnard

The Rotations feat. Sonny Knight & Ray Barnard

$8 in advance/$8 at the door

A new collaboration of two twin cities heavy-weights of groove and soul, featuring Ray Barnard, and Sonny, of Sonny Knight & the Lakers. 

Bryan Nichols duo

Bryan Nichols duo

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Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and improvised music. 

Tim Sparks

Tim Sparks

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An award-winning guitarist whose blending of musical styles has won him extensive praise from all corners of the music world.  Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls it “rich and sensuous”. 

DOSH

DOSH

$8 in advance/$8 at the door

With the flash and efficiency of digital song-making technologies, it can be easy to lose sight of the merits of that which is analog. Martin Dosh, then, has become something of an accidental preservationist, keeping instruments like Rhodes keyboards and an ancient Korg EX 800 sequencer alive by using them in his innovative solo works and collaborations with the likes of Andrew Bird and Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

 

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

"DUO TOUR"  featuring Onry Ozzborn/Wool See/Graves 33/Myke Bogan/CMJ/North Star Wisdom

"DUO TOUR" featuring Onry Ozzborn/Wool See/Graves 33/Myke Bogan/CMJ/North Star Wisdom

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

For over a decade, Seattle-based emcee Onry Ozzborn - of the groupGrayskul (released through Rhymesayers) and Dark Time Sunshine - has been known for a distinctive, brooding and futuristic style of hip hop.  This show is in support of his latest album DUO on Fake Four Inc.  Also performing will be Wool See a.k.a. IAME (of Sandpeople/Oldominion),Graves 33, and Myke BoganChristopher Michael Jensen and North Star Wisdom.

Stutter Rock 2016 feat. Tabah + Jillian Rae + Elizabeth Kupchella

Stutter Rock 2016 feat. Tabah + Jillian Rae + Elizabeth Kupchella

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

This is the Fifth Annual benefit concert to support the University of Minnesota day camp and support groups for youth who stutter.

We hope you can join us for an awesome night with great music!  The proceeds for the event will again be going to the University of Minnesota day camp and support groups for youth who stutter.

Bryan Nichols & James Buckley

Bryan Nichols & James Buckley

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Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and improvised music. 

 

Crunchy Kids release party + Doks Robotiks + Sarah White(DJ Set)

Crunchy Kids release party + Doks Robotiks + Sarah White(DJ Set)

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Crunchy Kids, the Minneapolis hip hop quartet, fuses jazz, punk, soul, and thought-provoking optimism to bring us the "Crop" EP. Joined by the fun and funky Doks Robotiks, and the powerful Sarah White as the night's DJ.

Cunningham, Rossetto, and Ylvisaker

Cunningham, Rossetto, and Ylvisaker

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Cunningham, Rossetto, and Ylvisaker is brand new instrumental trio made up of three of the Twin Cities’ most virtuosic, versatile, and textural musicians. Their two acoustic/electric guitars plus banjo recipe suggests a rich gumbo of equal parts West African Blues, Gypsy and Middle eastern modes, and Twin Peaks American twang.

Patrick Harison & James Buckley

Patrick Harison & James Buckley

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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.

Elliott Blaufuss

Elliott Blaufuss

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

Elliott Blaufuss is Soul/Americana, Singer/songwriter who grew up across the lake from Prince and Paisley Park.  Currently in Nashville, he brings his powerful band to the Icehouse to take you from cool blue ballads to red hot grooves!

 

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.

The Potash Twins

The Potash Twins

$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.

Nightchain

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Daniel Bonespur album release + Eric Mayson

Daniel Bonespur album release + Eric Mayson

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

Often inspired by the many theatre productions he devises as a Composer and Performer, Daniel Bonespur's songs slyly position listeners between evocative story-telling and arcane emotions. 

You Oughta Know 90s night

You Oughta Know 90s night

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

You Oughta Know is a Throwback 1990’s Live-Band party music reenactment of the hottest Pumpkin Smashing, Latin-Exploding, Cardigan-wearing, Blues-Traveling, California-Loving, Waterfall-Chasing, Wayne and Garth Lip-Synching, Virtually Insane, Tubthumping good times out there in this world.  Bring your friends, get some drinks, and let You Oughta Know Hit You One More Time, Baby.

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.  

MICHAEL HAUSER

MICHAEL HAUSER

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Tonight’s Dinner Set features Solo Flamenco guitar from the leader and founder of A Touch of Spain.

Bryan Nichols duo

Bryan Nichols duo

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Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and improvised music. 

Portage Album Release + Dustin Thomas

Portage Album Release + Dustin Thomas

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

From their very first show opening for Trampled by Turtles, Portage has been known for howling their intimate lyrics and presenting a unique blend of indie-rock, soul, and folk, drifting easily between rock stages and acoustic sing-a-longs on living room couches. Their new release, Creatures, will be available to buy at the show.

Big hair, big smiles, and a whole lot of love: International globe-trotter Dustin Thomas is making waves from Australia to Moscow with his infectious blend of beat-box/soul folk. Armed with a voice, a guitar and universal anthems of faith, love, and war; this young artist continues to inspire hearts around the world on his mission of music, joy, and peace.

ELIZABETH GHANDOUR & THE HEIGHBURNERS

ELIZABETH GHANDOUR & THE HEIGHBURNERS

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Comprised of Minneapolis singer/songwriter Elizabeth Ghandour, banjoist Johnny Kovarik, pedal steel guitarist Josh Braun and acoustic bassist Jimmy Osterholt.

Erik Koskinen

Erik Koskinen

$8 at the door


Erik Koskinen’s America Theatre is a translucent eulogy to the genuine. Musically sprouted from the blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic

 Johnson Family Band + Black River Revue

Johnson Family Band + Black River Revue

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

A reunion show for Johnson Family Band!  

The Johnson Family Band is a collection of musicians who originate from the Fargo/Moorhead area that came together from a variety of musical backgrounds to celebrate a common love of folk music.  They now are individually spread across the country and get together on rare and special occasions. 

(Black River Review)We are a group of friends from Superior, Wisconsin and Duluth, Minnesota who share a love for all different genres of music. Using a bluegrass instrumentation we have crafted our own sound made up of mostly original music which can be heard on our debut album "Garbage Pickin" (released in April of 2013).

Bryan Nichols Duo

Bryan Nichols Duo

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Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and improvised music. Bryan appears on recent recordings by James Buckley, Gang Font, Chris Morrissey, Gordon Johnson, Kelly Rossum, Todd Clouser, Gayngs and many more. In May 2011 Bryan released his debut recording as a leader, Bright Places, containing nine original compositions for his quintet.

Moodie Black + ECID

Moodie Black + ECID

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Moodie Black returns with the 3rd annual Six Dark Days tour.

In anticipation of the forthcoming album Lucas Acid and in support of their latest EP MB II Moodie Black has scheduled select dates to share the new live show. Moodie Black continues its contribution as the most ambiguous band of the small buzzing noise rap scene. 

Minneapolis rapper/producer Ecid has been operating on the fringes of rap music for close to a decade, with no co-sign, no angel investor, just an undeniable passion for contributing to the ever changing hip-hop landscape. 

Michael Hauser

Michael Hauser

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Solo Flamenco guitar.  Michael Hauser is sometimes referred to as “The Father of Flamenco in the Midwest”.

Gordi

Gordi

Presented by First Avenue

$10 in advance/$10 at the door

"Can We Work It Out" is the pulsating follow up to "Nothing's As It Seems" and "Taken Blame", the first 2 singles from Sydney-via- Canowindra artist Gordi. The 22 year-old indie folk artist evokes a kind of nostalgia that lingers long after her strumming stops. A diverse musical diet including classic folk icons like Carole King, Paul Kelly and Joni Mitchell and their modern counterparts in The Tallest Man on Earth, Asgeir Trausti and Laura Marling bring a welcome sense of familiarity to her songs. But the craft in her songwriting is found partly in the emotional spectrum that her tracks span – from wistful aching to spirited celebration, her lyrical journeys take us places in our memories and imaginations that belie her 22 years. 

 

Tim Sparks

Tim Sparks

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An award-winning guitarist whose blending of musical styles has won him extensive praise from all corners of the music world.  Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls it “rich and sensuous”. 

Sister Tree

Sister Tree

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

SisterTree is a sumptuous Celtic / Americana folk duo, featuring the radiant, expansive harmonies of fiddler and vocalist Kerri Joy and guitar/mandolin/vocalist Dee Brust.

“Somewhere between the woad and the reels, I was dumbstruck by your collective good vibration. I think your sound is absolutely perfectly like the original folkies I used to hear when I was a pup!” -Martin Furey of The High Kings

Nightchain

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Coloring Time

Coloring Time

Icehouse MPLS (map)

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First Tuesdays Coloring Time! 

RACHEL KURTZ + Eustace the Dragon + Daniel Greco

RACHEL KURTZ + Eustace the Dragon + Daniel Greco

$5 at the door

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.

Wingman record release + Tungsten

Wingman record release + Tungsten

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Birthed out of the common love for music that comes naturally, members Con Davison and Dan Stewart met while playing as the rhythm section in another Minneapolis band, Ancient Mariner. Spanning a wide range of sound,  Their debut record is full of challenging ideas delivered by big guitars and infectious melody. 

Tungsten is a passion project between three seasoned Twin Cities musicians, Joe Clark, Jef Sundquist and Jeremy Hanson. Formed as a splinter project from Hildur Victoria in 2011, Clark and Hanson began performing improvised electronic sets under the name Tungsten. 

Bryan Nichols Duo

Bryan Nichols Duo

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Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and improvised music.  Bryan was awarded a 2010-11 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, a prestigious and competitive award given to Minnesota musicians. He was also awarded a 2004 residency by Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center, given to outstanding, emerging jazz performer/composers. 

Kid Dakota + The Lower 48 Album Release

Kid Dakota + The Lower 48 Album Release

$8 in advance/$8 at the door

After years of doing God knows what, Darren Jackson (vocals, guitar) and Christopher McGuire (drum set) have reunited as Kid Dakota.  The duo released "So Pretty" (2002) and "The West is the Future" (2004) on LOW's label, Chairkickers.

“If the Beatles and Jack White gave birth to a musical baby, it would sound something like The Lower 48 – and yes, the band is just as ferocious as one would imagine. The trio’s multi-instrumental wall of sound is marvelous because the lead singer isn’t just a lead singer, the bassist doesn’t only play bass, and the drummer doesn’t only drum; they all carry the weight of at least two players effortlessly…”-BestNewBands.com

Bryan Nichols Duo

Bryan Nichols Duo

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Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and improvised music. In May 2011 Bryan released his debut recording as a leader, Bright Places, containing nine original compositions for his quintet.

Gramma's Boyfriend + The Cult of Lip + Prism Breaker (feat. Lance Conrad and Serita Hewitt)

Gramma's Boyfriend + The Cult of Lip + Prism Breaker (feat. Lance Conrad and Serita Hewitt)

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

(Gramma's Boyfriend)The five members include front woman Haley Bonar, Jeremy Ylvisaker (Cloak Ox, Andrew Bird), Mark Erickson (Cloak Ox), Luke Anderson (Rogue Valley), and Jacob Hanson (Actual Wolf, Haley Bonar, All Tomorrow’s Petty), who join forces to create the psychadelic dance punk that is guaranteed to make you move.

(The Cult of Lip)In a micro-scape of blinking lights, the psychedelic is always on the mind but so is the drag of it." - Kissin Alleys

DJ set by Prism Breaker (feat. Lance Conrad and Serita Hewitt).  Dance party to close out the night!

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.

 

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

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First American Group EVER Invited To International Danzón Festival
In Havana, Cuba, is Minnesota-Based Band Charanga Tropical!

Nightchain

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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…”

Michael Hauser

Michael Hauser

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Solo Flamenco guitar.  Michael Hauser is sometimes referred to as “The Father of Flamenco in the Midwest”.

Michael Shynes + Chris Koza

Michael Shynes + Chris Koza

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

(Michael Shynes) "Musically, I'm in love. His accessible and passionate sound is one that had me hitting the repeat button on one song for almost an hour." -Rebecca Cicione A & R Columbia Records

Chris Koza writes lyrics and songs that drift in through the ears then circulates throughout the body like a melody bonded to oxygen. He has toured the country and shared the stage with many amazing and notable artists such as Brandi Carlile, Neko Case, Ingrid Michaelson, Tift Merritt, Field Report, and others. 

Woodblind album release + MR DR

Woodblind album release + MR DR

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

Woodblind releases their new album, Big Voice to Minneapolis audiences on June 19th. The infectious ska duo aims to please - in their own words: “We strive to master the style, but first we strive to have a good time.”

MR DR (Mister Doctor) is a country-rock duo from Minneapolis, MN featuring David Mehling (The Fontanelles, Portage) and Stacy K. Expect ragged harmonies, twangy guitars and bad jokes. 

Nightchain

Nightchain

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Hookers $ Blow

Hookers $ Blow

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Music from a more permissive era.  

For over a decade Hookers $ Blow has delved deep into the Soul pantheon treating audiences to rocking dance grooves from 60s and 70s R & B. With a rotating cast, the band is literally a super group of Twin Cities musicians, featuring current and former members of The Honeydogs, Soul Asylum, The Bodeans, Brian Setzer Band, Prairie Home Companion Band, The Dollys and more.

Tim Sparks & James Buckley

Tim Sparks & James Buckley

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An award-winning guitarist whose blending of musical styles has won him extensive praise from all corners of the music world.  Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls it “rich and sensuous”. 

Jaspar Lepak

Jaspar Lepak

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Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. Sweeping across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart.

Jacob Hanson & James Buckley

Jacob Hanson & James Buckley

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Tonight’s Dinner Set features guitarist Jake Hanson and upright bassist James Buckley.  Members of Haley Bonar, The Pines, and Halloween, Alaska.

The Counterfactuals album release + Joey Ryan & The Inks

The Counterfactuals album release + Joey Ryan & The Inks

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

“The ‘factuals are super strong songwriters, wielding astonishing melodies and surprising chord changes like a sharpened rapier. […] I cannot wait for their forthcoming 2nd album.” – Jon Hunt, L’Etoile Magazine

Top-five finalist for “Best New Band” in the 2014 City Pages Readers Poll

“Joey Ryan & the Inks are givers. The band’s lust for ’60s pop, abundance of melodies and penchant for hooks reward without asking for anything more than a pair of ears and a pulse”- Jay Boller

Nightchain

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Ilika Ward & The Moonlight Riders album release +  Crankshaft + Mike Munson & Mikkel Beckmen

Ilika Ward & The Moonlight Riders album release + Crankshaft + Mike Munson & Mikkel Beckmen

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Jake Ilika and Joel Ward (ILIKA WARD) have been making music together for over 12 years, but only recently recorded their debut album "Many Faces".   They've been recording and performing with their backing string band The Moonlight Riders, a trio of top-notch Minneapolis musicians featuring Jillian Rae (violin, Corpse Reviver), Max Graham (mandolin, Kind Country), and Jeff Swanner (upright bass, The May North).  They add depth and weight to the songs and performances of Ilika Ward, polishing the duo's modern take on old-time folk and country sounds.  

 

Jillian Rae + Ben Lubeck

Jillian Rae + Ben Lubeck

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence. She has an innate ability to create hook-laden tunes affirming the positives of life in the face of struggle and disappointment.

Ben Lubeck is a songwriter based in Minneapolis. He is a founding member of Farewell Milwaukee and has released three records with the band. Rented Rooms is Ben's first solo effort.   

 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.

Erik Koskinen

Erik Koskinen

$8 AT THE DOOR

"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

Lakewood Cemetery

Lakewood Cemetery

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Lakewood Cemetery is an indie folk duo comprised of Minneapolis locals Dan Krzykowski and Katrina Schleisman.  Their debut album was released in summer 2015, and they were recently chosen as semi-finalists for the Star Tribune's "Are You Local?" 2016 best new band contest.

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

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First American Group EVER Invited To International Danzón Festival In Havana, Cuba, is Minnesota-Based Band Charanga Tropical!

Aaron Kamm & the One Drops + Natty Nation + Trichrome

Aaron Kamm & the One Drops + Natty Nation + Trichrome

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. 

Hard Roots Rock Reggae & Dub--this is the unique blend of music that is Madison, WI's Natty Nation. The independent all original touring & recording outfit is one of the original leading forces in USA based reggae.

 

Dan Israel

Dan Israel

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He won Song of the Year (for “Come to Me”) in the 2005 Minnesota Music Awards and Songwriter of the Year in the 2006 MMA's; he formed Dan Israel and The Cultivators in 1996 and has released 13 critically acclaimed albums, including his latest, 2015's "Dan." 

Luke Redfield + Stephen Simmons

Luke Redfield + Stephen Simmons

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

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.