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”. 

Patrick Harison

Patrick Harison

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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.

Sister Species album release + Little Fevers

Sister Species album release + Little Fevers

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

 7-piece folk ensemble Sister Species releases new album "Closer Now," joined by pop-rock gems Little Fevers.

Thirsty River

Thirsty River

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With 23 strings and the occasional ivory filling, The Thirsty River finds their sound somewhere between a prohibition era barn party and the lyrically provacative folk scene of greenwich village in the 1960’s. 

Patricia Nunez, 'La Tiranta'  + A TOUCH OF SPAIN, The fiery dance and music of Spain

Patricia Nunez, 'La Tiranta' + A TOUCH OF SPAIN, The fiery dance and music of Spain

$15 in advance/$20 at the door

Flamenco singer from Spain, Patricia Nunez, 'La Tiranta' will join Michael Hauser and a Touch of Spain, featuring dancers Sachiko Nishiuchi “La Chayí” and LAURA HORN, "LA GATITA".  Supporting musicians include guitarists BEN ABRAHAMSON and SCOTT EICHORST, DAVID GREGORY on Cajon, and veteran jazz musician, CHUCK ARMSTRONG on flute and sax.

Nightchain

Nightchain

NO COVER before 11pm

$5 after 11pm

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BOYS NOIZE + MARIJUANA  DEATHSQUADS + SLOSLYLOVE

BOYS NOIZE + MARIJUANA DEATHSQUADS + SLOSLYLOVE

Presented by RED BULL SOUND SELECT

$3 with RSVP

Red Bull Sound Select -- an artist development program that works with the best curators in local music scenes to bring fans unique shows -– is proud to announce the July installment of the concert series will be headlined by Boys Noize with Red Bull Sound Select artists Marijuana Deathsquads and Sloslylove performing in support. 

The J.E. Sunde Group + The Soil & The Sun

The J.E. Sunde Group + The Soil & The Sun

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

J.E. Sunde is the solo project of Jonathan Sunde. Before striking out on his own, Jon spent years making beautifully unusual music with The Daredevil Christopher Wright. In July, 2014 he released his first solo album, Shapes That Kiss The Lips Of God, with Cartouche Records out of Davenport, IA. 

The Soil and the Sun are, of course, great partners in the mystery that is creating life, making things grow.  Out of Grand Rapids, MI, Alex, Ashley, Benjamin, and Kellen make music in the delicate balance between simplicity and complexity.  Through soaring vocal melodies, ethereal synth textures, driving guitars, and pulsing electro-organic rhythms, these four friends explore the human condition and reach for greater meaning. 

Patrick Harison

Patrick Harison

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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.

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.

 

Twin Cities Jazz Workshop

Twin Cities Jazz Workshop

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Hear Jazz's next generation!  The 20th 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!

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.

PaviElle

PaviElle

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

PaviElle is an amazing powerhouse vocalist with an equally powerful 9 piece band, playing both originals and covers. Most recently, PaviElle was voted as Minneapolis City Pages "Best R&B Vocalist of 2015, her band was named one of First Avenue's Best New Bands of 2015 and, she has just been nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on TPT's "Lowertown Line".

 

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

Natalie Lovejoy

$10 in advance/$12 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. 

Nightchain

Nightchain

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$5 after 11pm

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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

 Eric Mayson + P•PL

Eric Mayson + P•PL

$7 in advance/$7 at the door

Two bands that will make you a happier and healthier person - and might even compel you to dance. Eric Mayson and P • PL are aiming simultaneously at your heart and your hips.

 "It’s time we all got much better acquainted with Eric Mayson” -Okayplayer

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”. 

batteryboy album release + The Ericksons

batteryboy album release + The Ericksons

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

"The sound is comfortably grounded by heart-over-head vocals graced in sweet harmonies anchored in pulsating percussion. Lofty and sincere lyrical lines slide over the sweetly sad string slips that will keep them in you inner ear for the next year and more." - Mid West Music Fest

The Ericksons are sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kapernick, who grew up speaking each others’ thoughts, knowing each others’ hearts.  Valentini and Kapernick enlisted long time collaborator, Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Mould) to record Bring Me Home in the familiar Wisconsin woods of Justin Vernon’s studio, April Base. 

Twin Cities Jazz Workshop

Twin Cities Jazz Workshop

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Hear Jazz's next generation!  The 20th 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!

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”.

THE VENTURES COVER BAND feat. nona marie invie

THE VENTURES COVER BAND feat. nona marie invie

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Those guys from The Ventures Cover band are at it again, 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.

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!

Bobby Long + Chris Koza

Bobby Long + Chris Koza

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

Though England is his place of birth, the songs found on Bobby Long’s forthcoming sophomore album, Wishbone, are redolent with pieces of Americana. They were composed in New York City, a place he feels more at home than he ever did while living in his native country, and the album itself was brought to life on the other coast, recorded with producer Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, Old Crow Medicine Show) in Los Angeles. “New York has shandy print on everything I do,” explains Long, “but there’s a Californian tint or energy on this album.”

Chris Koza writes lyrics and songs that drift in through the ears then circulates throughout the body like a melody bonded to oxygen.

Nightchain

Nightchain

NO COVER before 11pm

$5 after 11pm

WE ARE BACK IN THE HOOD! GET READY FOR THE BEST WEEKLY SHINDIG IN MPLS. ‪#‎NIGHTCHAIN‬

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Tufawon EP Release + Maria Isa + Frank Castle + Sevadar Sehaj + DJ Sophia Eris

Tufawon EP Release + Maria Isa + Frank Castle + Sevadar Sehaj + DJ Sophia Eris

Hosted by Mica Grimm

$7 at the door

In his recent return from his travels in Latin America, Tufawon has been busy finishing up the Homecoming EP, a follow-up to The Send Off a six song album themed around him gaining a global perspective through his international travel experiences. TheHomecoming represents the warmth of returning to his hometown, Minneapolis as it transitions into summer and him becoming grounded again with new ideals and stories that influenced his personal growth. 

"Grown A$$ Prom FTW" featuring Rachel Kurtz + The Covers

"Grown A$$ Prom FTW" featuring Rachel Kurtz + The Covers

$10 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.

A Traveling Jazz Caravan presents Jazzland Wonderband and Mississippi Hot Club

A Traveling Jazz Caravan presents Jazzland Wonderband and Mississippi Hot Club

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

A Traveling Jazz Caravan presents Jazzland Wonderband and Mississippi Hot Club at Icehouse, a night with two of the most exciting new groups to dance to in the Twin Cities. A truly unique opportunity to dance to some of the finest hot jazz and New Orleans good time music around.

Patrick Harison

Patrick Harison

NO COVER 

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.

An evening with The Claudettes

An evening with The Claudettes

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Pianist Johnny Iguana formed the Claudettes, who feature Berit Ulseth on vocals, Zach Verdoorn on bass guitar and vocals and Matt Torre on drums. Johnny, who has toured internationally with his own cult-favorite rock band oh my god, is currently a member of two Grammy-nominated blues groups: Chicago Blues--A Living History and the Muddy Waters 100 Band. Johnny has toured or recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, James Cotton, Carey Bell, Lil' Ed and more (including many years and albums with his cult-favorite rock band oh my god). 

Chris Lomheim

Chris Lomheim

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Tonight's Dinner Set features solo piano.  Chris is a member of the all original jazz group "The Illicit Sextet" which has produced 2 CD's "Chapter One" (1993) and "Chapter 11" (2013) The group was named Best Jazz Instrumental Group in the Minnesota Music Awards in 1993.

Dred I Dread album release

Dred I Dread album release

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

"Listen to the Evolution" was produced and mixed by Triple Ace and the Dred I Dread crew, and recorded in Inna de Yard Studios, J’Island Studios, Digital B Studios in Jamaica.  The album features the original Dred I Dread crew, along with world legend musicians from Jamaica including Tony Asher Brissett (formerly from Black Uhuru) on  keyboards, Earl "Chinna" Smith (Inna da Yard Crew), Nikki Burt on background vocals, Andre on drums percussion, Nambo on horns.

Nona Marie Invie + The Dead Tongues

Nona Marie Invie + The Dead Tongues

$7 at the door

A rare solo performance from Nona Marie, the singer from many a great Minneapolis band, including Dark Dark Dark, Anonymous Choir, RONiiA, and Fugitive.

Ryan's can be seen leading his own group, The Dead Tongues, and is currently on tour as a member of Hiss Golden Messenger and Phil Cook.

Nightchain

Nightchain

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$5 after 11pm

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Vfisions 5th Anniversary Party W/ScooterBoi & special guests

Vfisions 5th Anniversary Party W/ScooterBoi & special guests

Hosted By Vito Unlimited

$10 in advance/$15 at the door

ScooterBoi is a POWERHOUSE ARTIST .His Unique Style makes him stand out alongside His Catchy Song lyrics and Phrases such as " YAHHZ YAHHZ!" 

 

Malamanya

Malamanya

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Malamanya is a United States based band comprised of musicians who share a mutual respect and enthusiasm for traditional rhythms and melodies from Cuba and Latin America.  Their style is vintage and their sound is classic.

Trent Baarspul album release

Trent Baarspul album release

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

The official release of ‘Awakenings’ and will feature many of the musicians who recorded on the album. The night’s band will consist of Adam Meckler on Trumpet, Nelson Devereaux on Tenor Saxophone, Kevin Gastonguay on Keys, Chris Bates on Upright Bass and Pete Hennig on Drums. This will be be an exciting evening of music to celebrate the music and relationships Trent developed during his well spent years in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.

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”. 

Vie Boheme + Proper T + DJ Sophia Eris

Vie Boheme + Proper T + DJ Sophia Eris

Hosted by Toki Wright

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Vie Boheme and Proper T are coming together to share an evening of genre bending music fusing Neo-Soul, R&B, Jazz, Rock and Funk. Vie Boheme will also be bending performance genre's by mixing dynamic dance movement while singing.

Vie Boheme was born in Motown, developed in Pittsburgh and refined in Minneapolis. She describes her sound as a fusion of fusions. Live instrumentation with real instruments and her voice are the playground for an eclectic sound with elements of soul and electronica fused in.

Taylor Johnson is a freelance performer, artist, songwriter and producer in the Minneapolis area. His current work is based out of and inspired by South Minneapolis, but my career has taken him from Atlanta to Nashville to North Carolina to Philly to DC to NY, and finally back home again. 

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. 

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”.

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.

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.

LASKA + Brian Bethke

LASKA + Brian Bethke

$7 in advance/$7 at the door

LASKA (formerly The Morton Sisters) from Eau Claire, WI provide the perfect soundtrack for embracing the beauty in pain. Songwriting sisters Hannah, Becca and Mookie weave influences of Alternative,  Americana and Desert Rock with raw emotion in their songs.

Folk rock singer/songwriter, Brian Bethke brings a big sound with his lyrically strong and Americana fueled rock album, Ghost Songs. Brian has packed his latest album with the experience and stories of a songwriter who has toured the US, but has always found his way back to his home at the end of a rural Wisconsin road.

Nightchain

Nightchain

NO COVER before 11pm

$5 after 11pm

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COMMUNE MPLS

COMMUNE MPLS

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COMMUNE IS A MOVEMENT OF ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, MUSICIANS AND PEOPLE THAT TAKE A STAND AGAINST TOBACCO CORPORATIONS, THEIR PRACTICES AND THEIR PRESENCE IN THE SCENE.

Ancient Mariner + Valley Maker

Ancient Mariner + Valley Maker

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

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

Patrick Harison

NO COVER 

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.

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”. 

Mikel Wright & The Wrongs + The People Brothers Band

Mikel Wright & The Wrongs + The People Brothers Band

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

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).

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

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. 

Nightchain

Nightchain

NO COVER before 11pm

$5 after 11pm

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Rock for your Rights feat. Murder Shoes + Bruise Violet + The Long Odds + Lakewood Cemetery + Johanna Mathews

Rock for your Rights feat. Murder Shoes + Bruise Violet + The Long Odds + Lakewood Cemetery + Johanna Mathews

Presented by NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

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 cd release + Michael Shynes

Preston Gunderson cd release + Michael Shynes

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

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

THE ALY ALEIGHA BAND Album release + Luke Spehar

THE ALY ALEIGHA BAND Album release + Luke Spehar

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

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.

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

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.

Black River Revue + Lowland Lakers

Black River Revue + Lowland Lakers

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

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.

XENIA RUBINOS

XENIA RUBINOS

Presented by First Avenue

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

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.

Adam Green + Sean Na Na(lite)

Adam Green + Sean Na Na(lite)

$12 in advance/$14 at the door

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.

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.

Andriana Lehr cd release + Martin Devaney

Andriana Lehr cd release + Martin Devaney

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

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/Maya Elena Double Release Show

Fairfax, AK/Maya Elena Double Release Show

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

"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 singer songwriter based out of Minneapolis. Spookfolk, jazz-oriented grooves define her situational compositions, harboring a voice like a rattlesnake perpetually fighting a dove.

Caleb Hawley

Caleb Hawley

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

"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

Church of Cash

Church of Cash

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The best Johnny Cash Tribute show on Earth. The Church of Cash doesn't just introduce the song and then play it, they excite you. They bring you along on a electric journey of songs you know with the rock-n-roll attitude that keeps you watching.

Cedar + Nomad

Cedar + Nomad

$6 at the door

Cedar (formerly Cedar Avenue) emphasizes the joy of creating music together. Above all other accolades, their goal is fun. 

Nomad is a Minneapolis-based Americana band led by South Dakota native Hunter Baugh. We like rootsy music and try our best to do that.

Scott Laurent

Scott Laurent

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

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)  

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.

Highchair Kings + Enola Fall (Double record release)

Highchair Kings + Enola Fall (Double record release)

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

"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 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. 

Mike Peters presents ‘The Alarm ‘Spirit Of ’86 in 2016’ + Jim Stapley

Mike Peters presents ‘The Alarm ‘Spirit Of ’86 in 2016’ + Jim Stapley

$15 in advance/$20 at the door

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. 

The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet & Drums feat. Sue Orfield

The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet & Drums feat. Sue Orfield

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

“... 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

 

VICKY EMERSON w/Matt Patrick & Aaron Fabbrini

VICKY EMERSON w/Matt Patrick & Aaron Fabbrini

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Americana songwriter, Vicky Emerson, has always been influenced by the work of Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris, but for her newest release, Wake Me When the Wind Dies Down, she also turned her ear to JD McPherson, Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell for inspiration.

Alison Scott

Alison Scott

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

“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.”

More.Is.More(album release) + Cinimechanica + Self-Evident

More.Is.More(album release) + Cinimechanica + Self-Evident

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

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