DAN TEDESCO + HANNAH VONDERHOFF

DAN TEDESCO + HANNAH VONDERHOFF

$6 IN ADVANCE/$8 AT THE DOOR

Dan Tedesco is the quintessential modern-day troubadour, narrating the American experience in song honestly and intimately, and with a big sound to boot. A solo artist, Tedesco's stage show is framed by a minimalist production that finds him belting out folk-spiced rockers from behind acoustic, at times distorted, guitar while foot-stomping percussion rounds out many of the arrangements.  This is one solo artist who won't seem out of place on a bill with rock bands. Interludes at the piano lighten the mood a little, but only a little, as the distorted Rhodes and Wurly sounds only contribute to Dan's stage presence. Overall, you can expect the twang of John Prine, the attitude of Ike Reilly, the picking of Steve Goodman, and shades of Paul Simon. Similarities aside, however, Dan Tedesco is at one extremely talented and intensely original.

MALAMANYA

MALAMANYA

$8 IN ADVANCE/$8 AT THE DOOR

Malamanya is a Minneapolis-based band that celebrates the traditional rhythms and melodies of Cuban son, salsa, samba, and the local music of Central and Latin America while adding a touch of our own ritmo to the mix with our original song writing. 

 THE DROPPERS

THE DROPPERS

NO COVER

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

JAKE HANSON & JAMES BUCKLEY

JAKE HANSON & JAMES BUCKLEY

Tonight’s Dinner Set features guitarist Jake Hanson and upright bassist James Buckley.  Featuring members of Mason Jennings, The Pines, and many more...

ACTN + BEASTHEAD

ACTN + BEASTHEAD

$6 IN ADVANCE/$8 AT THE DOOR

Music writers from around the world have called the band’s work textured, intoxicating, nifty, fuzzy, cinematic, innovative, soulful, incredibly catchy, complex, sinister, offbeat, moody, stunning, gloomy, dark, and enigmatic.

MEADOWS

MEADOWS

Wendy Lewis (Rhea Valentine, Redstart, The Bad Plus), Pete Linman (North Equator Nine, Idedit, Rhea Valentine), and Jeff Waryan (Figures, Spirit House Trio) have shared rock bands, stages and studios.

They found each other again in The Meadows.

MICHAEL HAUSER

MICHAEL HAUSER

Tonight’s Dinner Set features solo Flamenco guitar.  Michael Hauser is sometimes referred to as “The Father of Flamenco in the Midwest”.

PAVIELLE + NOOKY JONES

PAVIELLE + NOOKY JONES

$8 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR

Fear Not, a new independently produced record, presents the captivating work of innovative, potent and dynamic neo-soul singer PaviElle French, and represents her much anticipated return to performing after a five year hiatus.

 

CHRIS KOZA

CHRIS KOZA

$NO COVER - 11:00 AM
Koza is a singer-songwriter-composer living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Critics have taken note ranging from local press: “The man’s got ‘pop’ down!” (Minnesota Monthly) to national attention: Paste Magazine calls Rogue Valley one Minnesota’s best bands.

FIRST AVENUE PRESENTS: ELVIS PERKINS + TOBY THOMAS CHURCHILL

FIRST AVENUE PRESENTS: ELVIS PERKINS + TOBY THOMAS CHURCHILL

$16 IN ADVANCE/$16 AT THE DOOR

Songwriter and recording artist Elvis Perkins will release his latest album I Aubade on February 24, 2015. Perkins’ third full-length is set to come out on his own label, MIR. This new work comes as something of a departure from his previous releases on XL Recordings. Whereas Ash Wednesday(2007) would not have been itself without the guidance of friend and producer Ethan Gold, and the eponymous Elvis Perkins in Dearland and subsequentDoomsday EP (2009) were group efforts, I Aubade was on the whole an autonomous project.

JT’S JAZZ IMPLOSION

JT’S JAZZ IMPLOSION

$8 at the door

featuring: Bryan Nichols, Brandon Wozniak, & JT Bates.

L.P. MUSIC FEAT. ERIC LEEDS AND PAUL PETERSON

L.P. MUSIC FEAT. ERIC LEEDS AND PAUL PETERSON

$8 ADVANCE/$10 DOOR($5 W/STUDENT ID)

L.P. Music, aka Leeds-Peterson Music features Grammy Award Winning saxophonist Eric Leeds, and multi-instrumentalist St. Paul Peterson.  L.P. blends the funk and jazz roots of Leeds and Peterson, and allows these true musicians a platform to express themselves.

BOYS N THE BARRELS & PISTOL WHIPPIN PARTY PENGUINS

BOYS N THE BARRELS & PISTOL WHIPPIN PARTY PENGUINS

$8 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR

From Minneapolis, MN, The Boys n’ the Barrels are a modern Bluegrass band. With influences ranging from Old-time to Jazz and Rock, the Boys appeal to both traditional and contemporary tastes.

THE DROPPERS

THE DROPPERS

NO COVER

Subtle soul grooving, Minneapolis pop/soul band.
Chris Beaty-guitar
Tommy Barbarella-keys
Jim Anton-bass
Noah Levy-drums

PATTY PETERSON AND FRIENDS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS – RICKY PETERSON AND STEVE COLE

PATTY PETERSON AND FRIENDS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS – RICKY PETERSON AND STEVE COLE

$12 IN ADVANCE/$15 AT THE DOOR

Patty is a dynamic vocalist and a radio personality. She is a world class Jazz/ R&B singer, a radio jazz show host on KBEM Jazz 88 in Minneapolis, is a mainstay in the radio jingle and voice over industry.  Her new CD features David Hazeltine, Bobby Lyle, Sheila E. as well as Billy, Ricky and Paul Peterson. 
“Patty can (and did) energize a room with her high-spirited, big-voiced, take-no-prisoners command of the American Songbook” -Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times

BIONIK

BIONIK

NO COVER

Stefon BIONIK Taylor is a producer in the truest sense of the word. In the competitive world of 1990s professional recording studios, aspiring engineers were hired on the promise of cool factor alone. 

Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris

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.

A.M. STRYKER ALBUM RELEASE + HOLLY HANSEN(OF ZOO ANIMAL)

A.M. STRYKER ALBUM RELEASE + HOLLY HANSEN(OF ZOO ANIMAL)

$5 AT THE DOOR


A veteran of the Minneapolis music scene, A.M. Stryker has lent his creative talents to such projects at The Sprit Of ‘76, Satellite Voices, Deleter and We Are The Willows.  In his first solo release, A.M. Stryker explores a softer, more painful side of himself.

Scalia, Suchy and Carrow

Scalia, Suchy and Carrow

 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.

JM Airis Album Release

JM Airis Album Release

NO COVER

JM Airis (Totally Gross National Product recording artist) album release show for Wild Birds

Erik Koskinen

Erik Koskinen

$8 - 10:00 PM 
9:30pm doors/10pm showtime

21+


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. From the tender opener, “First Time in Years” to the defiant “Six Pack of Beer” to “Boomtown,” a track that flays the history of the west’s settlement from bedrock to fracking with a locomotive’s force of barbwire guitars, marching bass and cracking drums, Koskinen moves the listener through a landscape of personal and social struggles, as well as small triumphs, of our nation and its people. Ending on the quiet heartbreaker and breath taker, “Slow Burn,” Koskinen’s album is a lyrical and musical metaphor of American’s theaters of war, of history, of relationships, and of the reflections in the mirror. Knowing but not didactic, Koskinen channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ry Cooder while speaking as plainly as your neighbor.  Koskinen joins the ranks of chief musicians and sharp wordsmiths.

CHURCH OF CASH + THE GATED COMMUNITY CD RELEASE

CHURCH OF CASH + THE GATED COMMUNITY CD RELEASE

$6 IN ADVANCE/$8 AT THE DOOR - 11:00 PM 

21+

The Gated Community, a cultishly delightful Minneapolis/St. Paul-based Americana band, is celebrating its 9th anniversary and the release of its second album, We Can Do Anything. Church of Cash, the premiere Johnny Cash tribute band in the Midwest, is the headliner. Their first joint bill, this event is sure to ignite like flint stones and fire, so please bring protective headgear.

THE VENTURES COVER BAND, WITH NONA MARIE

THE VENTURES COVER BAND, WITH NONA MARIE

$NO COVER - 11:00 AM

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.

ROBERT SKORO EP RELEASE + GRAMMA’S BOYFRIEND (CO-BILL, FIRST SET BY SKORO) + DJS DOSH AND GHOSTBAND

ROBERT SKORO EP RELEASE + GRAMMA’S BOYFRIEND (CO-BILL, FIRST SET BY SKORO) + DJS DOSH AND GHOSTBAND

$10 IN ADVANCE/$12 AT THE DOOR - 11:00 PM
10:30pm doors/11pm showtime
21+

 

 

Skoro got his start as an essential bandmate in the Minneapolis music scene, before stepping out in front with his self-released debut, Proof. Only a month after that release and with barely two gigs behind him, the Minneapolis City Pages had already named him their Artist of the Year calling his music “sweet enough to overcome the sourest of grapes.” His new songs were recorded at Chicago’s Engine studio with Brian Deck (Iron and Wine, Red Red Meat, Modest Mouse and more) and bear the unique quality of being personal yet anthemic. Making small moments loom large, these deeply personal songs sparkle with an ingenuous, natural sense of melody and pace. Skoro is, simply, a wonderful songwriter who approaches his craft with eyes wide open and senses working overtime.

BARBARA JEAN

BARBARA JEAN

$NO COVER - 11:00 AM 

Americana songwriter from Minnesota playing banjo, fiddle and viola.

Barbara Jean grew up immersed in a world of music and sound, honing her early gift for the violin, and a musical legacy passed from grandmother to mother to daughter, into a sharp eye for songwriting and a skilled hand as a multi-instrumentalist. Calling the rugged grandeur of Lake Superior’s North Shore home for the last several years, she has developed her craft through constant live performance and has struck out on her own to take her debut record, “The Great Escape” to fans all across the Midwest. Classically trained on the viola at the University of Minnesota, and self-taught at the banjo, her voice and songs transcend tradition with a mix of Americana, Appalachia, and an insightful vulnerability in lyric and delivery. After winning the songwriting competition in 2011 at Big Top Chautauqua and making honorable mention in the 2012 Telluride Troubadour Contest, Barbara Jean earned a slot on the prestigious Mountain Stage radio show, and has shared bills with such notable acts as Trampled By Turtles, The Pines, Low, Jonathan Edwards, Meg Hutchinson and more. Performing solo, as a duo, or in larger ensembles, she brings a grace and comfort to the stage at once disarming and captivating, gaining her a burgeoning audience and high praise from her peers. Poised for the release of her first record, the sky is the limit for this stellar songstress as she takes her songs and her sounds to wider and wider audiences.

JT’S JAZZ IMPLOSION FEAT. TIM BERNE’S SNAKEOIL

JT’S JAZZ IMPLOSION FEAT. TIM BERNE’S SNAKEOIL

$20 IN ADVANCE/ $20 AT THE DOOR - 9:30 PM

21+

Tim Berne: Alto saxophone
Oscar Noriega: Bass and B-flat clarinets
Matt Mitchell: Piano and electronics
Ches Smith: Drums, vibraphone, percussion, timpani


Tim Berne’s third ECM album, You’ve Been Watching Me, sees the saxophonist-composer again leading his ultra-dynamic New York band Snakeoil. The group’s 2013 release, Shadow Man, garnered Berne some of the highest praise of his career as a composer and bandleader, with JazzTimes marveling over how his work grows “wilder and deeper.”

JOURDAN MYERS + THE ERICKSONS

JOURDAN MYERS + THE ERICKSONS

$8 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR - 9:00 PM

21+

Minneapolis singer/songwriter JOURDAN MYERS released her latest album, Ruin Me With Love, in September 2014. The collection of songs centers around the universal theme of human longing, and her live-show compels listeners to experience this intense depth of emotion captured in her performance both lyrically and melodically.
“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

NICK VIDEEN QUARTET

NICK VIDEEN QUARTET

$8 IN ADVANCE/$8 AT THE DOOR - 9:00 PM

21+

Saxophonist Nick Videen grew up in Cambridge, Minnesota and got his start in the Twin Cities jazz scene in the late ‘90s.  Nick was a member of the national Grammy Band in 2001.  Later in 2001, he attended New England Conservatory, where he graduated with distinction in 2005.  Since then, Nick has been performing with a variety of bands throughout the Northeast at venues such as Blue Note, Regattabar, Iridium, and Webster Hall.  He has toured internationally and/or recorded with artists such Beyonce, Bob Moses, LaLa Brooks, The Superpowers, Curren$y, and Meta Dia.  He co-leads the renowned NYC horn section, “The Superpower Horns”, which can be heard on various recordings including two platinum albums and a Grammy award winning song, as well as on stage supporting a variety of artists. He also leads a jazz quartet, which performs regularly in New York City.

3RD ANNUAL ICEHOUSE KIDS CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS CLEMENTOWN

3RD ANNUAL ICEHOUSE KIDS CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS CLEMENTOWN

$5, NO COVER FOR AGES 2 AND UNDER! - 11:00 AM
10am doors/11am showtime
All-Ages

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.

CAMP DARK CD RELEASE + STAR FOLK + LOTT

CAMP DARK CD RELEASE + STAR FOLK + LOTT

$8 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR - 11:00 PM

21+

Camp Dark’s first offering, Nightmare In A Day, (or Beware the Night) started as a collection of song skeletons composed by Adam Svec and Graham O’Brien. The meat on the bones was added by a list of wonderful players (see the list of contributors). The arrangement of the limbs, direction of the hair, and shade of the makeup was largely generated and organized by O’Brien. 
The combination of the heavy lyrical content settled against a gorgeous sonic landscape reminiscent of Radiohead’s “Let Down” or Bjork’s"Yoga” makes for a musical experience that will have the audiophiles reaching for their headphones and the motorists choosing the long way home.  
Contributors (in alphabetical order): Dan Choma, Matt Friesen, deVon Russell Gray, John Keston, Matt Leavitt, Robert Mulrennan, Casey O’Brien, Chris Salter.

BOH DORAN + DEVATA DAUN

BOH DORAN + DEVATA DAUN

$5 - 9:30 PM 

21+

Boh Doran, a Midwestern native singer/songwriter and musician has been traveling and performing since she could barely walk. Influenced by the classic soul and rock writers of the 60s and 70s and laced with a blend of retro groove and modern indie pop production, Boh explores the deeper and sometimes darker side of the human heart. The collaboration with producer/writers Ethan Mentzer (The Click 5) and Jon Kaplan (New Politics, Ingrid Michaelson, A Great Big World) is set for an early 2015 release.
Doran is endorsed by Gibson and has been featured on NBC’s Jimmy Lloyd Songwriter Showcase, Italian Vogue, The Huffington Post, Radar Online, Kings of A&R among others.

TREVELD

TREVELD

The name treVeld is born of the music, representing the merging of three fields, filled with the lush and sacred openness of creative potential.

The musically diverse members of treVeld met around the turn of the century, playing amongst an ‘Old Time’ music community. They share the desire to create and perform original music, while enjoying an ever evolving musical and personal kinship.

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.

BRIANNA LANE CD RELEASE + CHRIS KOZA & LINNEA (OF ROUGE VALLEY)

BRIANNA LANE CD RELEASE + CHRIS KOZA & LINNEA (OF ROUGE VALLEY)

$8 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR 
8:30pm doors/9pm showtime
21+

A gifted singer/songwriter in true Americana form. She writes and performs on an acoustic guitar as well as a banjo, crafting songs that are clear-eyed and pure with an integrity derived from her gritty, unflinching emotional honesty. May 19th, 2015 marks the release of her much anticipated CD entitled “The Navigators Club”.

Long time journalist Jim Walsh recently wrote that Brianna Lane is “...a star in the making. She’s poised, ambitious, a great writer, a soul singer of the first order, and an accomplished guitarist.”(Star Tribune) Lane grew up in Minnesota and still calls Minneapolis home. In her ten years of touring Lane has shared the stage with Billy Bragg, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Colin Hay, Dar Williams, Patty Larkin, The Weepies, Jennifer Nettles (of Sugarland), and numerous other well seasoned musicians. She also shares powerhouse, leg-powered bicycle tours with Signature Sounds artist Peter Mulvey. Lane has released three full length solo records and one duo EP with Cahalen Morrison as “Harbor Collective”.

XTC TRIBUTE: SENSES WORKING OVERTIME 3

XTC TRIBUTE: SENSES WORKING OVERTIME 3

$15 IN ADVANCE/$20 AT THE DOOR
9pm doors/9:30pm show time
21+

The third year of an all-star Twin Cities tribute to the seminal Brit-pop band XTC. A portion of the ticket sales and will be directed to the Pay It Forward Cancer Fund at North Memorial Hospital.

The Pay It Forward Fund is a partner of North Memorial Foundation. The fund serves patients at North Memorial, Maple Grove, Unity, Mercy, New River and Ridgeview Medical Centers. 100% of the funds raised are used to pay basic living expenses for women in need while recovering from breast and other women’s cancers.

Umami album release + Pony Bwoy + C.Kostra

Umami album release + Pony Bwoy + C.Kostra

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

UMAMI has forged their sound since the fall of 2010 through an approach that has been equal parts reckless abandon and calculated design.  Free download of their new album with paid admission. 

THE BROKE DOWN DOLLYS

THE BROKE DOWN DOLLYS

$NO COVER - 11:00 AM

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.  Together these ladies bring their collective talents to the stage and the results are harmonies so tight you’ll swear you’re live at the Grand ‘Ol Opry!

L.P. MUSIC FEAT. ERIC LEEDS AND PAUL PETERSON

L.P. MUSIC FEAT. ERIC LEEDS AND PAUL PETERSON

$8 ADVANCE/$10 DOOR($5 W/STUDENT ID) 
9:30pm showtime
21+

Paul Peterson-bass and guitar
Eric Leeds-saxophones, flute, & keyboards
Peter Schimke-keyboards
Petar Janjic-drums
Stokely Williams-drums, percussion, & vocals

L.P. Music, aka Leeds-Peterson Music features Grammy Award Winning saxophonist Eric Leeds, and multi-instrumentalist St. Paul Peterson.

L.P. Music blends the funk and jazz roots of Leeds and Peterson, and allows these true musicians a platform to express themselves.

The concept is freedom…improvisation.

No preconceived melodies or songs…..just a groove and a key…the rest is up to the imagination of L.P. and their stellar cast of special guests. Usually accompanied by an additional keyboard player, drummer and DJ, these musicians converse with each other, and the interaction is an incredible site to be seen.

Their initial gig was at historic 1 st Avenue in June, 2013, when D’Angelo and Questlove from the Roots asked them to come and play. What ensued was a 20 minute song , leaving the sold out crowd screaming for more!

WILLIAM WITHIN EP RELEASE + EUSTACE THE DRAGON

WILLIAM WITHIN EP RELEASE + EUSTACE THE DRAGON

$8 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR - 10:30 PM

Originally the solo psych folk project of Alex Simpson, WILLIAM WITHIN made the transformation to five-piece band in 2012 with the addition of guitarist Tom Steffes, violinist Derek Rohlf, bassist Matt Blake (Gin Strings) and drummer Toby Ramaswamy (Sonic Intension, Aubades). The group released their debut self-titled full length later that year and will release their follow up EP in May 2015. The group’s sound is filled with unusual guitar tunings, whispery vocals, lush orchestration and genre-bending arrangements, often earning them comparisons to Nick Drake, Other Lives, John Martyn, Andrew Bird and Grizzly Bear. Their forthcoming EP, which took two years and six studios to complete, offers the band’s fullest, most confident sound to date. 

JACOB B. LITTLE OF THE LITTLE FAMILY BAND + JACOB RUSSO

JACOB B. LITTLE OF THE LITTLE FAMILY BAND + JACOB RUSSO

Jacob B. Little of The Little Family Band:
Born in the suburbs of Detroit and now calling Chicago home, Jacob B. Little has been surrounded by music all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality beyond his years tell a story of heartache, loss, and the search for a sense of purpose within an ever-evolving landscape.

A highly skilled and versatile artist in his own right, Little has put on hold a life that often found him behind the scenes producing, directing, and developing for some of today’s top artists and TV shows to pursue a personal sense of healing through his own music. He has spent the better part of the past ten years in and out of hospitals helping his family cope with multiple cancer diagnosis and losses. These experiences have shaped the very foundation of who he is and are none too far from appearing in his music stylings. He writes from a place of hardship and harsh reality, at times leaving his audience speechless and longing for a sense of home. Through his music Jacob strives to genuinely connect with every audience member and leave them with a sense of hope and healing.

 PUSHING CHAIN

PUSHING CHAIN

$NO COVER - 11:00 AM 

Pushing Chain was formed in 2012 by Boyd Blomberg and Adam Moe. 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. Pushing Chain plays original songs, covers of classic artists like Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Nina Simone, and some fresh new takes on old folk songs. The duo also features tight harmonies and a gonzo approach which keeps performances fresh and exciting, even if you’ve seen them before.

Erik Koskinen

Erik Koskinen

$8 - 10:00 PM 
9:30pm doors/10pm showtime
21+

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. From the tender opener, “First Time in Years” to the defiant “Six Pack of Beer” to “Boomtown,” a track that flays the history of the west’s settlement from bedrock to fracking with a locomotive’s force of barbwire guitars, marching bass and cracking drums, Koskinen moves the listener through a landscape of personal and social struggles, as well as small triumphs, of our nation and its people. Ending on the quiet heartbreaker and breath taker, “Slow Burn,” Koskinen’s album is a lyrical and musical metaphor of American’s theaters of war, of history, of relationships, and of the reflections in the mirror. Knowing but not didactic, Koskinen channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ry Cooder while speaking as plainly as your neighbor.  Koskinen joins the ranks of chief musicians and sharp wordsmiths.
  Since moving to Minneapolis eight years ago, Koskinen has amassed a following as a musician, songwriter, producer and engineer. With experience stemming from years of traveling north to south and coast to coast, Koskinen taps those adventures and encounters in his second album, the follow-up to the acclaimed Keep It to Yourself.

 

Sims (Doomtree) + milo (Hellfyre Club) + DJ Fundo

Sims (Doomtree) + milo (Hellfyre Club) + DJ Fundo

Sims (Doomtree) + milo (Hellfyre Club) + DJ Fundo

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

10pm doors/11pm showtime

21+

Sims:

Restless and passionate but with an unflinching realism at his core, Sims has seen enough of life to know there are no easy answers. His second full-length release, Bad Time Zoo, out February 15th on Doomtree Records, reflects this rapper’s ongoing quest for solid understanding in a society on the brink of dystopia. For Sims, it’s been a long road.

Pay attention to Sims, and you’ll be better for it.

 

JARROD LAWSON + ST. PAUL PETERSON, RICKY PETERSON, J.P. DELAIRE AND OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS….

JARROD LAWSON + ST. PAUL PETERSON, RICKY PETERSON, J.P. DELAIRE AND OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS….

$20 IN ADVANCE/$25 AT THE DOOR - 9:30 PM 

21+

Minneapolis welcomes rising soul super star, Jarrod Lawson freshly off his several city, “The Good People” European tour.


Jarrod Lawson:
Lawson is arguably soul music’s brightest rising star. In October 2014 tickets flew out for his UK debut at London’s Ronnie Scott’s, so with demand so high, his rousing show was broadcast via a live web-stream taking his music to a huge global audience. Indeed, his self-titled debut created quite a stir. The buzz began when it slipped out unintentionally to a couple of American online music stores just a few months earlier and such was the word of mouth that within five months the former stonemason had ditched his job as a piano tuner and undertaken his first European tour, earning his title “the hottest new talent to hit soul music in at least 10 years” (Echoes).

Like his heroes Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, this blue-eyed soul-jazz genius is a multi-talented, multi-faceted artist and whether he sings and plays funk, folk, R&B, rock or jazz “everything he touches” says one critic “turns to soul.” He returns to the UK in Spring for a string of dates (some already sold out) and in support, releases a special limited edition mini-album “Jarrod Lawson At The BBC”, recorded at the historic BBC Maida Vale studios last year and broadcast on the Gilles Peterson Worldwide show on BBC 6 Music.

For his live shows, Jarrod Lawson performs tracks from this mini album and last autumns’ debut, a delectable collection of originals that combine jazz, funk, gospel-blues and soul. With a rich smokey voice and stunning layered harmonies, he sings with passion, emotion and integrity. Alongside his staggering, heartfelt vocal range and considerable talent at the keys, Lawson writes, produces and arranges. He has shared stages with the likes of Bilal, Average White Band, John Legend, Erykah Badu and Ronnie Laws and even played at his hero Stevie Wonder’s birthday party.

3RD ANNUAL ICEHOUSE KIDS CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS THE BAZILLIONS CD RELEASE

3RD ANNUAL ICEHOUSE KIDS CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS THE BAZILLIONS CD RELEASE

$5, NO COVER FOR AGES 2 AND UNDER! - 11:00 AM 

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.

THEM TRAVELIN’ BIRDS

THEM TRAVELIN’ BIRDS

“This Nomadic Folk Duo developed its unique sound on streets all across America and as one music reviewer put it “they seem to have seeped up from some primordial appalachian swamp”.  The gritty and uplifting tunes of Them Travelin’ Birds will definitely get you moving!  Initially formed while living in the Fruitvale neighborhood of East Oakland,  Cassandra and Tracy have forged their unique chemistry and earthy Neo-Jug/Punkgrass style on the road touring for 18 months straight.  Jamming and performing everywhere from California to Cajun Country to rural Appalachia and America’s heartland, these modern day troubadours are simultaneously preserving and invigorating the roots tradition with fresh and vibrant energy. ”  (Folk rank #1 in San Francisco Bay Area on Reverb Nation)

Taj Raj CD Release + We are the Willows

Taj Raj CD Release + We are the Willows

$8 in advance/$10 at the door 
10:30pm doors/11pm showtime
21+

Taj Raj's elemental and atmospheric brand of indie-folk transports the listener to a world of its own making.    Ethereal guitar melodies, earthy acoustic fingerpicking, breezy vocal harmonies, classical piano, and a driving rhythm section support stories inspired by English and German folklore. After two EPs and five years, the five members of Taj Raj have combined their distinctly unique musical backgrounds, including classical, folk, hardcore, punk, and shoegaze, settling into a sonic universe where aggression, grandeur, and sorrow can co-exist in a moment, ricocheting against one another amidst layers of reverberating melodies. Reflections on love, longing, and jealously are folded into layers of myth and set against musical textures that shimmer, like the Northern Lights, in and out of prominence. Taj Raj's Night Speech is emotionally loaded--but it's more than a journal entry. The band builds its own distinct world and fills it with characters whose voices can be heard by any listener with the spirit for a journey. 

TOLLIVER EP RELEASE + GARRISON GROUSE + MANCHITA + SOSLYLOVE

TOLLIVER EP RELEASE + GARRISON GROUSE + MANCHITA + SOSLYLOVE

$8 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR - 11:00 PM 

21+

Tolliver is a Black American r&b singer who lives for stiff drinks and broken people. He was raised on and betrayed by gospel music.

His songs are about the crossroads between hopelessness and euphoria, that moment when you’re staring in an empty glass at last call while your favorite song plays.

TREVELD

TREVELD

The name treVeld is born of the music, representing the merging of three fields, filled with the lush and sacred openness of creative potential.

The musically diverse members of treVeld met around the turn of the century, playing amongst an ‘Old Time’ music community. They share the desire to create and perform original music, while enjoying an ever evolving musical and personal kinship.

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 music is manifest through the trio’s depth and musical fluency, creating beautiful soulful soundscapes, resulting in a buoyant body of original works, eclectic in their musical sources and traditions, flowing gracefully into a cohesive sound that has become known as ‘treVeldian’.

JAY YOUNG’S LYRIC FACTORY – TRIBUTE TO HERBIE HANCOCK AND EARTH, WIND & FIRE

JAY YOUNG’S LYRIC FACTORY – TRIBUTE TO HERBIE HANCOCK AND EARTH, WIND & FIRE

Bassist Jay Young has been widely acknowledged as a virtuosic sideman for such stars as Debbie Duncan, Bruce Henry, Moore by Four and more, but his outings as bandleader have been less frequent if equally compelling. With McNally Smith colleague, iron-fisted drummed Kevin Washington and savvy
vocalist , as well as keyboard dynamo Thom West, rising star bassist Ian Young, virtuoso violinist Ernest Bisong, and talented vocalists Sarah Greer, Michele Denise Michaels,and, Libby Turner, Young leads a tribute to Herbie Hancock, and Earth, Wind and Fire at the Dakota. This high-energy show will keep you on the edge of your ears.
 

BIONIK

BIONIK

Stefon BIONIK Taylor is a producer in the truest sense of the word. In the competitive world of 1990s professional recording studios, aspiring engineers were hired on the promise of cool factor alone. They interacted with established stars and like any profession, were subject to a stringent weed-out process. For BIONIK the thrill of creating music was enough. Aside from his intern tasks at Chicago Recording Company (CRC), he sought to learn every aspect of recording and producing. It wouldn’t be long before this focus caught the attention of Grammy award winning producer Peter Mokran (R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Flaming Lips). As a mentor he found in BIONIK someone who excelled technically and was capable of working under rigorous conditions with the most demanding and elite clients. CRC in those days played host to R. Kelly, Aliyah, The Winans Family, Smashing Pumpkins, Izzy Straddlin, Billy Ocean, Sting, James Cotton and Junior Wells. BIONIK worked closely with each of them and many more. He is credited on these albums in the capacity of engineer, assistant engineer, instrumentalist or producer. He was even invited to The U.K. on numerous occasions to produce a group of Hip-Hop fusion albums for Scottish Soul legend John Martyn.
Throughout the years BIONIK also worked with acts like ED O.G., Tamara Savage, Phil Collins, MC Lyte, Lady Saw, Everton Blender, Johnny Osborne and Frankie Paul. After relocating to Los Angeles, he engineered and produced albums for Far East Movement, Ice-T, Too Short, Aceyalone, Treasure Davis, Ras Kass, Kool Keith, Volume 10, MC Zulu, Baby Bash and Lil’ Rob.

Since moving his studio to Minneapolis, as well as continuing to produce for artists such as Lizzo, Chali 2na, Kurupt, Mr Lif, Slug, Mr Gene Poole and GRRRL PRTY, BIONIK’s focus has become bringing the studio to the stage. His all original live performances are commanding, interactive and unique, utilizing live arrangement, DJing, singing/playing and beat making. In front of a crowd, the compelling nature of Bionik’s one of a kind show reveals itself. 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.

3RD ANNUAL ICEHOUSE KIDS CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS BUNNY CLOGS

3RD ANNUAL ICEHOUSE KIDS CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS BUNNY CLOGS

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.

JENN BOSTIC +  MICHAEL SHYNES

JENN BOSTIC + MICHAEL SHYNES

A Minnesota native, currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee. Her emotive songwriting and powerful vocals have been touching hearts around the world.Jealous of the Angels, a song written for her late father, allowed her to connect and empathize with her fans in a remarkable way.

Jealous of the Angels, produced by Barrett Yeretsian (writer/producer of the hit Jar of Hearts for Christina Perri) was discovered by noted U.K. DJ Simon Bates, who played it on his popular morning show on Smooth Radio, where the song immediately jumped into the station’s Top 10 Most Played for the week. The song was soon playlisted on BBC Radio 2, and after a live performance on BBC Breakfast the song went #1 in the United Kingdom.  It now has over 1.8 million views on YouTube, and after two follow up singles, Not Yet and Missin’ a Man, Jenn became the first independent American artist to have their first three singles playlisted at BBC Radio 2.

In 2012, Bostic received 5 Independent Country Music Association Awards including “Best Female Artist,” “Best Songwriter,” and Overall Winner. She has performed across the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, including venues such as The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, The Bluebird Cafe and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and has opened for artists such as The Band Perry, Randy Travis and Christian Kane.

BIONIK

BIONIK

Stefon BIONIK Taylor is a producer in the truest sense of the word. In the competitive world of 1990s professional recording studios, aspiring engineers were hired on the promise of cool factor alone. They interacted with established stars and like any profession, were subject to a stringent weed-out process. For BIONIK the thrill of creating music was enough. Aside from his intern tasks at Chicago Recording Company (CRC), he sought to learn every aspect of recording and producing. It wouldn’t be long before this focus caught the attention of Grammy award winning producer Peter Mokran (R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Flaming Lips). As a mentor he found in BIONIK someone who excelled technically and was capable of working under rigorous conditions with the most demanding and elite clients. CRC in those days played host to R. Kelly, Aliyah, The Winans Family, Smashing Pumpkins, Izzy Straddlin, Billy Ocean, Sting, James Cotton and Junior Wells. BIONIK worked closely with each of them and many more. He is credited on these albums in the capacity of engineer, assistant engineer, instrumentalist or producer. He was even invited to The U.K. on numerous occasions to produce a group of Hip-Hop fusion albums for Scottish Soul legend John Martyn.

3RD ANNUAL ICEHOUSE KIDS CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS DREAMLAND FACES

3RD ANNUAL ICEHOUSE KIDS CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS DREAMLAND FACES

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.