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.  

Totally Gross National Party 2015

Totally Gross National Party 2015

$18 in advance/$20 at the door

The 6th annual TGNParty is happening Saturday, August 29th outside of Icehouse on Nicollet Ave South in sunny Minneapolis, MN. As usual, the lineup is a varied mix of some TGNP artists, friends, and associates. Music will begin right away so come down early and shut the place down with us. Best party of the year.

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”. 

TREVELD

TREVELD

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

Paul Spring Vinyl Release + Thomson Quartet

Paul Spring Vinyl Release + Thomson Quartet

$5 in advance/$7 at the door

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

Leah Tousignant + Scott Bergmann

Leah Tousignant + Scott Bergmann

$5 at the door

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

JT's Jazz Implosion - Buckley, Hanson, Nichols, Bates

JT's Jazz Implosion - Buckley, Hanson, Nichols, Bates

$10 at the door

James Buckley, Bryan Nichols, JT Bates and Jacob Hanson

New takes on Buckley's longstanding trio with the addition of Jacob "ya can't bottle lightning" Hanson!  The group had a great debut gig last month at Steve Kenny's All Originals Series.  

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

Bryan Nichols & Billy Peterson

Bryan Nichols & Billy Peterson

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

K. Raydio + The Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra

K. Raydio + The Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra

$7 in advance/$8 at the door

K. Raydio:
“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 

 

Kenn Wanaku

Kenn Wanaku

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

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”. 

The Brandon Projekt + The Satellites

The Brandon Projekt + The Satellites

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

The Brandon Projekt is a groove-oriented neo-soul, funk, jazz and RnB performance group.

The Satellites are a 10-piece Soul band powered by interstellar grooves guaranteed to pack the dance floor with the funkiest R&B jams this side of the Mississippi!

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

JT's Jazz Implosion presents: Dave King Trucking Company

JT's Jazz Implosion presents: Dave King Trucking Company

Icehouse (map)

$15 at the door

 

**rare midwest full band lineup (w Chris Speed!) 
Dave King (drums), Chris Speed (tenor saxophone), Erik Fratzke (electric guitar), Brandon Wozniak (tenor saxophone) & Chris Morrissey (bass)

Hank and the Skinny 3

Hank and the Skinny 3

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

"Post everything western Paranoia, scruffy Magic" Timeout NY

Sisters With Soul

Sisters With Soul

$5 in advance/$7 at the door

Featuring performances by BdotCroc and DJ Keezy, Solo Star, Dra Muzic, and Maria Isa!

 

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington

$22 in advance/$25 at the door

Presented by The Current & Greenroom.

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

Michael Hauser

Michael Hauser

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

Hennepin County Millionaires Club Record Release + TreeParty

Hennepin County Millionaires Club Record Release + TreeParty

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

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

Drift

Drift

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

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”. 

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

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

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

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

 PUSHING CHAIN

PUSHING CHAIN

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

dVRG REDEFINED

dVRG REDEFINED

$8 in advance/$8 at the door

These are new musical offerings. Please listen with open ears and hearts and minds. Yes I sing. Joining me are my friends James Everest (guitar & bass) and Davu Seru (drums). 

Militzër

Militzër

$6 in advance/$6 at the door

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

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

T Collective

T Collective

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

The 9/16s Annual Birthday Bash + Non-Prophets + Kale Kokopelli (The Midi Shaman)

The 9/16s Annual Birthday Bash + Non-Prophets + Kale Kokopelli (The Midi Shaman)

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All-Star Birthday band!  Featuring members of Alpha Consumer, Andrew Bird, Cloak Ox, Astronaut Wife, The Suburbs, Honeydogs, Hookers $ Blow, Warey, Roma di Luna, Lateduster, and Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra, Wits Orchestra.  They are joined by their good friend and healer, the midi shaman himself, Kale Kokopelli, and then the party blazes on with reggae jams from very special guests, The Non-Prophets. Too much fun for one night.  

JAKE HANSON & JAMES BUCKLEY

JAKE 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.

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.

The Fontanelles cd release + Flasher + Woodblind

The Fontanelles cd release + Flasher + Woodblind

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

The Fontanelles are proud to release, Strangers Please Take Care, their debut album. Drawing from dozens of songs and studio experiments, the result is a dense nine song album that wears its heart on its sleeve and turns the guitars up to eleven.

Sister Shaw

Sister Shaw

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Americana, roots country

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

 

Matuto

Matuto

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

Presented bu the Cedar Cultural Center.

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

 

PHO + EYT + C. Harrison & J. Webb

PHO + EYT + C. Harrison & J. Webb

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

A Birthday show with friends and family for Aurthur L A Buckner.  

BRYAN NICHOLS & JAMES BUCKLEY

BRYAN NICHOLS & JAMES BUCKLEY

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Tonight’s dinner set features a jazz duo with piano and upright bass.  Featuring members of Gayngs, Halloween, Alaska, The Gang Font, and many others...

Turbo Suit + Artifakts

Turbo Suit + Artifakts

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

Turbo Suit is a vibrant voice in live electronic music. The versatile Indianapolis trio is comprised of David Embry on production and vocals, Nicholas Gerlach on tenor saxophone and EWI, and Jeff Peterson on drums.

 

ANDRA SUCHY

ANDRA SUCHY

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*featuring Andra Suchy, Dan Neale, Tim Belden

Full of infectious originals, Little Heart is a twang-tinged mix of country, rock, folk and blues, this album shows that Andra is poised to become the next big voice in country, Americana and roots music.

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”. 

Kill the Vultures

Kill the Vultures

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

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

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.

Barbara Jean & Molly Dean + MaryLeigh Roohan

Barbara Jean & Molly Dean + MaryLeigh Roohan

$8 in advance/$8 at the door

A brand new duo musical collaboration of two favorite female song-writers of the twin-cities, who formed to tour as the opening act for 4 shows, supporting members of Trampled by Turtles (Dave Simonett & Dave Carroll) for the extent of their tour in Colorado.

MaryLeigh Roohan...  Her most release and her many heartfelt performances reached wide audiences and, in 2012, the top alt-weekly in New York's capital region - Metroland -named Roohan "Best Female Singer-Songwriter".

Laetitia Sadier + Deradoorian

Laetitia Sadier + Deradoorian

$15 in advance/$15 at the door

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

HANNAH VON DER HOFF & THE DANGERTONES

HANNAH VON DER HOFF & THE DANGERTONES

$6 AT THE DOOR

Hannah's recent collaboration with Charlie Smith of UMAMI is a modern take on the 60s R&B and soul sound. This is the first installment of their once a month residency at Icehouse!

Self-Evident + Fury Things

Self-Evident + Fury Things

$8 in advance/$8 at the door

Self-Evident... "With mathematical precision, excellent drumming, and smooth, melodic guitars- These very talented musicians excel with their very own breed of intense, thoughtful, and capably-executed rock in the vain of influences like Don Caballero and Fugazi." --Delusions of Adequacy

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

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. 

Viva Brazil

Viva Brazil

$7 in advance/$10 at the door

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

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.

The Fattenin' Frogs "Ribbet Rhythms" Album release + The Lowland Lakers

The Fattenin' Frogs "Ribbet Rhythms" Album release + The Lowland Lakers

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

With a style developed by electrifying a mix of early blues, country, folk, gospel, and jazz, we aim to help bring rock music back to its roots. Expect to hear a mix of original songs, interpretations folk classics, and covers of songs by artists such as Leadbelly, Etta James, and Blind Willie Johnson.

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.

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!

COMMUNE WEDNESDAYS MN: Dark Energy Edition

COMMUNE WEDNESDAYS MN: Dark Energy Edition

Featuring DJ's: Joe 'Jobot' Bartuski, The Nightstalker, Ian Lehman.  Visuals by: Mach Fox

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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.

The Meadows cd release + Reina Del Cid

The Meadows cd release + Reina Del Cid

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

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

The Meadows play at 11pm, followed by Reina Del Cid.

Patchy Sanders + The Last Revel

Patchy Sanders + The Last Revel

$7 in advanced/$10 at the door

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

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.

 

The Wind + The Wave

The Wind + The Wave

$10 in advance/$10 at the door

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.

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

TREVELD

TREVELD

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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.

Katy Vernon CD release + Kevin Bowe

Katy Vernon CD release + Kevin Bowe

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Coming out three years to the week of her first record 'Before I Forget' this record reflects the growth Katy has worked hard for since then as a songwriter and musician.  Songs like 'Play' that are a celebration of the joy of playing music. 'Lily' and 'Heart Is In Your Hands' reflecting on motherhood and the single 'Pearl' which is a watershed songwriting moment for Katy as she leaves behind the grief and sadness of her earlier work to embrace the here and now.  Grammy winning singer songwriter Kevin Bowe opens!

HANNAH VON DER HOFF & THE DANGERTONES

HANNAH VON DER HOFF & THE DANGERTONES

$6 AT THE DOOR

Hannah's recent collaboration with Charlie Smith of UMAMI is a modern take on the 60s R&B and soul sound. This is the second installment of their once a month residency at Icehouse!

Gramma's Boyfriend record release costume party + Suzie

Gramma's Boyfriend record release costume party + Suzie

$10 in advance/$10 at the door

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. Think Blondie, Devo, and Suburban Lawns meet Dead Kennedys.

Chastity Brown (trio)

Chastity Brown (trio)

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"Chastity Brown traveled down to Nashville to record her latest album Back-Road Highways, rooted in all kinds of American music. With four albums now under her belt, Brown (who plays guitar, piano, banjo and saxophone) has made a name for herself in Europe, where she’s touring again this fall." -Paste Magazine

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!

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

Chastity Brown (trio)

Chastity Brown (trio)

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"Chastity Brown is that rarity, an R&B singer not in thrall to the diva delusion.  Her folk-blues style instead comes from an earthier tradition...languid slide guitar and a ghostly burr of organ underscore "House Been Burnin," while fellowship for the foreclosed and abandoned in "When We Get There" is evoked in Dylanesque harmonica and the way her voice cracks on the highest notes. Songs of return and redemption predominate."  -The Independent

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. 

Luna Lumera - An Evening of Spectacular Flamenco Guitar, Singing, and Dance

Luna Lumera - An Evening of Spectacular Flamenco Guitar, Singing, and Dance

$22 in advance/$26 at the door

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre presents Luna Lumera, a concert full of vibrant traditional flamenco dance, guitar and singing, featuring an ensemble of critically acclaimed, masterful performers.

Featuring Jose Valle "Chuscales" Spanish gypsy master guitar virtuoso, flamenco singer Vicente Griego, and the passionately dynamic dancer Jesus Muñoz, Luna Lumera is sure to inspire the spirit and energize the soul!

Chastity Brown (trio)

Chastity Brown (trio)

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"Brown is a singer-songwriter whose music is steeped in gospel and soul, country and blues. A multi-instrumentalist — guitar, piano, banjo, saxophone — she writes songs full of detail and character, songs that are never in a hurry, songs dealing with promises and dis-appointments, songs where steel guitars and harmonicas caress her throaty voice, songs that hang in your head long after they have finished. I would have called Back-Road Highways the finest debut album of recent times, but, speaking to Brown, she admits it’s album number four... [her] songs are populated with people struggling, trying to move on, hoping for better luck." -The Sunday Times (London)

 Noche Gitana: an evening of flamenco dance and music

Noche Gitana: an evening of flamenco dance and music

$22 IN ADVANCE/$26 AT THE DOOR

Twin Cities Flamenco Artists Co-op presents “Noche Gitana,” an evening of flamenco dance and music at Icehouse Mpls.  Join world-renowned guest artists from Spain and local artists for a celebration of the gypsy spirit.

 

HANNAH VON DER HOFF & THE DANGERTONES

HANNAH VON DER HOFF & THE DANGERTONES

$6 AT THE DOOR

Hannah's recent collaboration with Charlie Smith of UMAMI is a modern take on the 60s R&B and soul sound. This is the third installment of their once a month residency at Icehouse!

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.

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

Joe & Vicki Price

Joe & Vicki Price

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Joe is a member of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, The Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and was a finalist in the International Blues Challenge in 2008.   They won the Independent Music Award for Best Blues CD 2009 for the release Rain or Shine.

RACHEL KURTZ

RACHEL KURTZ

$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.

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!