EVERY FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
A rebellious cadre of Twin Cities jazz and hip hop luminaries, Coloring Time is a musical accident waiting to happen, so to speak.
This month's featured performers are Aby Wolf & Martin Dosh
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.
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.
"A gritty two-and-a-half minutes of wobbly bass, wailing guitar, and front woman Kerry Alexander's slinky vocals, it is a blast ��and there is more like this to come."
- The Fader
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.
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.
Please join us in celebration of our work to build power for Racial and Economic Justice in the Twin Cities. All summer Hope Community, Voices for Racial Justice and leaders from all over the cities have been organizing for community control and full funding in neighborhood parks. Come dance, drink and socialize to great music in honor of our collective effort building this vision of thriving parks in communities of color and working class communities.
Sarah White (AKA Shiro Dame): A sensual melody of dark beats, eerie synths, and velvet vocals, lyrics express the vulnerability of love through the stages of lust, hurt and transcendence.
While her name Tokyo is an acronym for “the other kid you overlooked”, DJ Adora TOKYO oversees beauty in energies. She cultivates vibes beyond flashing lights, disco balls and libations. She sets moods. Intentions.
DJ sets by Andthatsbreon + Enigma.
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.
“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
Oak’s sound is dark, heavy, fuzzed out rock, comprised of guitar, bass, and drum machine. The band released a five song cassette in 2011, and in 2013, Oaks put out Field Beat, a six song EP, on Jim’s label, Ass Records. Their first full length record will be released in August by Minneapolis record label, Modern Radio following a west coast tour.
Save the date! Stay tuned for more details!
Leah continues to dazzle audiences with her smooth vocals, funky piano chops, and irresistible charm. Leah began taking piano lessons at the age of 5 and continues to work towards perfecting her craft. She recently finished up her degree at McNally Smith College of Music, which she attended on a full tuition scholarship from Diana Ross.
“Krysta Rayford (a.k.a. K.Raydio) may be R&B, but she owes a lot more of her style to the jazz-speaking hip-hop presence of Erykah Badu than the glossy radio readiness of Rihanna.” The A.V. Club Madison
The Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra:
“decidedly quiet and contemplative” - City Pages
“songwriting is something McPherson certainly can do well” - Star Tribune
Presented by The Current & Greenroom.
Kamasi Washington is no stranger for Los Angeles live music lovers. A pianist, drummer and saxophonist, Kamasi has been headlining at the city’s most coveted Jazz institutions for years. Besides his vibrant, emotionally intense and dynamic live performances, Kamasi keeps himself busy with working on albums, movie scores and collaborations with artists like Snoop Dog, Raphael Saadiq and lately Chaka Khan . Younger fans that know him from his work w/ Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus and Thundercat.
Band members have been active in some of your favorite local music acts over the past few years including Sonny Knight and the Lakers, Black Market Brass, PaviElle, Breaking Brass Band, Church of Cash, the Gated Community, and so much more, tonight releasing their first full-length album, recorded with the fine folks at Secret Stash Records!
Militzër is an original Krautrock project currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Klaus Trauphobic: guitars, bass, synthesizers, vocals / Franz Botschafter: organ, synthesizers, vocoder / Ferdinand Von Boogie: bass, cowbell / Heinrich Manüver: electronics, synthesizers, theremin, noise / Rich Laether: drums, percussion
Kill the Vultures celebrate the release of their epic, long awaited album Carnelian at the intimate Icehouse MPLS with special guests and one not-so special guest. "Some listeners will have trouble swallowing the group’s unsettling imagery and brutal production style, but no one should deny the power of (Kill the Vultures) provocative arrangements and evocative lyrics." -Neal Hayes, Pop Matters
Self-Evident... "With mathematical precision, excellent drumming, and smooth, melodic guitars- These very talented musicians excel with their very own breed of intense, thoughtful, and capably-executed rock in the vain of influences like Don Caballero and Fugazi." --Delusions of Adequacy
Fury Things... Punk legend Bob Mould likes Fury Things so much that he invited them to open his 7th St. Entry and First Avenue shows. -- City Pages
Presented by First Avenue. Sponsored by Radio K.
￼The Wind and The Wave consists of Dwight Baker (The Wind) and Patricia Lynn, (The Wave); best friends who employ the mantra “if it feels forced, fuck it.” After having retired as a touring musician in 2003, Baker came to find Lynn through the production of her previous project in Austin, Texas. After working together on several musical efforts, the two now describe themselves as being “cut from the same thread,” and “rarely on different pages.” This made it easy and essential for Baker and Lynn to begin writing and producing their own music, with a sound that satisfied their own ever-evolving creative spirits.