Circus of the West + Saint Small

Circus of the West + Saint Small

$10 advance / $12 at the door

Circus of the West is beyond excited to release their new, 7-song record, Ring, and they want you to join them at the best live venue in Minneapolis to celebrate it. Special guests Saint Small will play early. It’s going to be a great night – we hope you can be a part of it.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

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Chris Hepola residency

Chris Hepola residency

$10 cover

Chris Hepola’s Monday jazz residency night three features Damuen Strange and George Marich  / DeVon Russell Gray / Erik Fratzke.

Pizza Coupon + Yip Deceiver

Pizza Coupon + Yip Deceiver

$7 advance / $10 at the door

Pizza Coupon’s final residency night features special guest Yip Deceiver, the bedroom project of Davey Pierce (of Montreal, Inkwell).

First Avenue presents Jonathan Wilson

First Avenue presents Jonathan Wilson

$20 advance / $20 at the door

“Jonathan’s talent – “mastery” may be more apt – places him among a rarefied class of musical auteur. You’d be hard pressed to find a comparison, or contemporary for that matter, that would do his recent work justice.” – Josh Tillman

Techno Girls

Techno Girls

$5 cover

Fundo presents Techno Girls hosted by Luckett. Featuring DJs Patrish, Astrolex and Fundo. Sponsored by Fulton and Jameson.

TIM SPARKS

TIM SPARKS

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Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Tim Sparks started picking out tunes by ear on an old Stella flat top during a bout of encephalitis that kept him out of school for a year. He taught himself to play the music he heard around him: traditional country blues and the gospel his grandmother played on piano in a small church in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

CORNBREAD HARRIS

CORNBREAD HARRIS

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Legendary Twin Cities musician James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris Sr., was inducted in the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame in 2012, and won a Sally Award in 2014. Harris is a singing pianist-composer, and is the father of well known music producer Jimmy Jam Harris.

Dean Granros + Josh Granowski Acoustic Duo

Dean Granros + Josh Granowski Acoustic Duo

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Guitarist Dean Granros teams up with Josh Granowski on bass to provide an evening of acoustic jazz, blues, and beyond

Wild Wild Weekend: Kiss The Tiger + Ready Freddie

Wild Wild Weekend: Kiss The Tiger + Ready Freddie

$8 advance / $10 at the door

Kiss The Tiger and Ready Freddie join together to benefit JustUs Health, an organization that provides a full range of prevention, education, advocacy, and support services for people at risk of or affected by HIV, while incorporating the innovative research and education programs of Rainbow Health Initiative and Training to Serve.

Marbin

Marbin

$10 in advance / $15 at the door

MARBIN is a progressive jazz-rock band based in Chicago, IL, with a unique story that stands out in today's music world. With a do-it-yourself approach, Marbin started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States. Through word of mouth, Marbin has gained the attention of thousands of devoted fans all over the world, and has sold tens of thousands of albums.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$10 COVER

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Chris Hepola residency

Chris Hepola residency

$10 cover

Chris Hepola’s Monday jazz residency finale features House on Fire Band.

Broken Shadows

Broken Shadows

$20 cover

Broken Shadows is a quartet of kindred spirits communing over shared loves and common inspirations, radiating not only homage but aspiration – to make music with deep roots reach out into the present moment, alive and attuned and moving through our air now. Tim Berne (alto saxophone), Chris Speed (tenor saxophone), Reid Anderson (double-bass), Dave King (drums).

The Boatman's (Last) Call: A Conversation Afterparty

The Boatman's (Last) Call: A Conversation Afterparty

$8 advance / $10 at the door

In celebration of Australia's gloomiest songwriter, enjoy a nightcap with louder music and dancing and the release of the Twin Cities' monthly zine, The Dark Times. Featuring: Wax Lead, DJ Mercury (KFAI, Gothess), Grant Mayland (Dark Energy), Cult of Lip, shadingthesun, and visuals by Half the City.

Ashley DuBose Entertainment Presents “Feels Like Fall”

Ashley DuBose Entertainment Presents “Feels Like Fall”

$10 advance / $14 at the door

“Feels Like Fall” featuring Ashley DuBose, live band and special guests. Hosted by Niles of the Avant Garde. This will be a casual evening of Jazz, Neo-Soul and Hip Hop music. Warming your heart and adding a pinch of spice to your Wednesday night.

The Cedar Presents Emel Mathlouthi with Hello Psychaleppo

The Cedar Presents Emel Mathlouthi with Hello Psychaleppo

$15 cover

With her honeyed vocals freshly combined with grittier electronics, Emel Mathlouthi resides somewhere between folk music and Arab pop music. Calling upon her Tunisian roots, Emel’s performances are deeply evocative and theatrical, with arresting visuals drawing comparisons to Kate Bush and Björk.

JC Sanford + Steven Hobert

JC Sanford + Steven Hobert

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Trombonist/composer/conductor JC Sanford is deeply rooted in the traditions of jazz and classical music, yet constantly pushing at their boundaries. A long-time student of the legendary Bob Brookmeyer, Sanford has performed as a trombonist alongside the likes of Danilo Pérez, Matt Wilson, Anthony Cox, and Donny McCaslin. 

Live Nation presents Shawn James

Live Nation presents Shawn James

$16 advance / $20 at the door

Shawn James’ voice is a force of nature, a musical preacher to a flock that accepts everyone, a combination of the gospel choirs he sang with as a youngster and his training in classical music and opera. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, James’ timeless sound is steeped in blues legends like Robert Johnson and Son House, forever at the crossroads of damnation and redemption, the two inextricably woven into the fabric of his songs.

Park Evans + Cody McKinney

Park Evans + Cody McKinney

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Currently living in Seattle guitarist Park Evans performs around the U.S. and Canada with vintage swing/rockabilly/country outfit Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints.

MaLLy presents 'The Journey To A Smile' Album Release Party

MaLLy presents 'The Journey To A Smile' Album Release Party

$8 advance / $10 at the door

Come out and celebrate the release of MaLLy’s long-awaited album The Journey To A Smile. The night will be filled with good people, good vibes and good music. See you there! #TheJourneyToASmile

Special guests: Last Word, The Lioness and Just Wulf

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$10 COVER

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15% OFF FOR SERVICE INDUSTRY WITH PROOF

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

$7 at the door

The repertoire of Charanga Tropical features classic danzones as well as a vibrant mix of modern salsa and original compositions. For its groundbreaking tour to Cuba Charanga Tropical assembled a repertoire of unique danzones by Cuban composers that notably quote American melodies by Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, and others. The works shows that artistic exchange between American and Cuban musicians has been happening long before any recent political detente. 

First Avenue presents William Tyler + Oscar Tengo

First Avenue presents William Tyler + Oscar Tengo

$14 advance / $16 at the door

On January 25, William Tyler returns with Goes West, his follow-up to 2016’s Modern Country. Listen to first single “Fail Safe” now, and pre-order Goes West on CD, LP, and limited-edition translucent green Peak Vinyl, the latter of which includes a 24” × 36” full-color foldout poster of the Robert Beatty cover art.

Zacc Harris + Bryan Nichols

Zacc Harris + Bryan Nichols

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Since moving to Minneapolis in 2005, Zacc Harris has gained a reputation as one of the area's top guitarists, being named 2017 Twin Cities Best Jazz Artist by the City Pages. He performs in a host of creative projects including Atlantis Quartet, winner of the 2015 McKnight Fellowship and named 2011 Best Jazz Artist, as well as the Zacc Harris Group, American Reverie, and Zacc Harris Trio. 

The Stylites

The Stylites

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The Stylites are a new acoustic power trio comprised of three very experienced yet impassioned Twin Cities musical artists. The Stylite’s sound features the cello/guitar interplay of Michelle Kinney and Chris Cunningham grounded by the virtuosic bass violin of Nick Gaudette, producing a unique new genre that could be best described as post-national urban acoustic.

Bryan Nichols

Bryan Nichols

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Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and improvised music. He returned to the Twin Cities in 2005 after four busy years in Chicago where he played with jazz heavyweights like Nicole Mitchell, Ernest Dawkins, Von Freeman and Hamid Drake. Since returning to Minneapolis, he leads and composes for his own trio, his quintet and his large group, We Are Many. 

The Dollys

The Dollys

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The Dollys features three of Minneapolis’ most sought after vocalists: Kari Shaw-Akers (vocals), Megan Shaw (vocals) and Doug Otto (vocals/acoutic guitar).  Harmonizing to the music of The Trio: EmmyLou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt.

Button Poetry at Icehouse Presents: A Year In Review

Button Poetry at Icehouse Presents: A Year In Review

$12 advance / $15 at the door

Come see all of your favorite poets from the past year! Some of the top poets from Button Poetry Live will be taking the stage at Icehouse alongside some of our top emerging voices and performing work from 2019. Artists to be announced. Hosted by Rob Mitchell. Don’t miss out on great local art!

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

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Accordo at Icehouse

Accordo at Icehouse

$23 cover ($5 students)

Accordo is a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. The group has been named “Best Chamber Ensemble” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and “the dream team of chamber music” by Minnesota Monthly.

Anaïs Mitchell + Her Crooked Heart

Anaïs Mitchell + Her Crooked Heart

$25 in advance / $30 day of

ANAÏS MITCHELL is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, and the Tony award-winning creator of the Broadway musical HADESTOWN for which she wrote the book, music and lyrics, and which won 8 Tony awards overall including Best Musical. // Rachel Ries, the writer, multi-instrumentalist and producer behind HER CROOKED HEART, demonstrates immense vulnerability and multifaceted musical craftsmanship to deliver a personal and profound musical soliloquy on love, leaving and the life that follows after burning it all down.

Mark Guiliana BEAT MUSIC

Mark Guiliana BEAT MUSIC

$25 cover

Mark Guiliana has become recognized as one of the world’s leading drummers, admired and in demand across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music for his rhythmic sophistication, creative impulse, and individual sound.

Liz Draper + Tasha Baron

Liz Draper + Tasha Baron

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Liz Draper (upright bass) and Tasha Baron (piano are a tightly knit duo drawing heavy influence from Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Eric Dolphy.

Phil Heywood

Phil Heywood

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Heywood is a former National Fingerpicking Champion and winner of the American Fingerstyle Guitar Festival Competition. He has appeared on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion with guitar legend Chet Atkins, and shared the stage with a host of great players, including Leo Kottke, Norman Blake, John Renbourn, Pat Donohue, John Hammond, Chris Smither, Greg Brown and Spider John Koerner.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$10 COVER

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

$2 OFF ALL TAPS, HOUSE WINES & RAIL DRINKS.
15% OFF FOR SERVICE INDUSTRY WITH PROOF

CORNBREAD HARRIS

CORNBREAD HARRIS

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Legendary Twin Cities musician James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris Sr., was inducted in the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame in 2012, and won a Sally Award in 2014. Harris is a singing pianist-composer, and is the father of well known music producer Jimmy Jam Harris.

Dean Granros + Josh Granowski Acoustic Duo

Dean Granros + Josh Granowski Acoustic Duo

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Guitarist Dean Granros teams up with Josh Granowski on bass to provide an evening of acoustic jazz, blues, and beyond

Katey Bellville & Those SOB's

Katey Bellville & Those SOB's

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The Twin Cities’ sweetheart of Bluegrass, Americana and Folk is Katey Bellville. Quiet and unassuming, Katey has been singing all her life and has received high marks from some of the huge artists of our day. But you wouldn’t know it when you meet her. Not until you hear her simple honest sweet songs.   -JazzyJ, Owner, Twin Cities Radio

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$10 COVER

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

$2 OFF ALL TAPS, HOUSE WINES & RAIL DRINKS.
15% OFF FOR SERVICE INDUSTRY WITH PROOF

George Cartwright residency ft. Smashing Carp

George Cartwright residency ft. Smashing Carp

George Cartwright’s Monday residency with Smashing Carp featuring Michelle Kinney, Heather Barringer, Davy Seru, Josh Granowski, Noah Ophovin-Baldwin, Andrew Broder.

SPCO at Icehouse: Dvořák’s Bass Quintet

SPCO at Icehouse: Dvořák’s Bass Quintet

$22 cover

The SPCO brings core chamber music repertoire to Icehouse’s modern industrial chic space, a Twin Cities musical hot spot that hosts a wide variety of music. Dvorak’s Bass Quintet (known as such because of the unusual addition of the double bass to the standard string quartet of two violins, viola and cello) was written in 1875 at a very productive and happy time for the young composer.

First Avenue presents Sports Team

First Avenue presents Sports Team

$12 advance / $12 day of

Sports team are a West London based 6-piece band that met whilst studying in Cambridge, their debut EP 'Winter Nets' was released in January 2018

Accordo at Icehouse

Accordo at Icehouse

$23 cover ($5 students)

Accordo is a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. The group has been named “Best Chamber Ensemble” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and “the dream team of chamber music” by Minnesota Monthly.

 Bit Brigade performs CONTRA and METROID

Bit Brigade performs CONTRA and METROID

$13 advance / $12 at the door

Bit Brigade performs rock covers of full NES game soundtracks as their gamer speed runs the game live on stage. On this night, they will be performing CONTRA and METROID. Special guests Self-Evident and Double Ferrari will open the show.

The Dollys

The Dollys

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The Dollys features three of Minneapolis’ most sought after vocalists: Kari Shaw-Akers (vocals), Megan Shaw (vocals) and Doug Otto (vocals/acoutic guitar).  Harmonizing to the music of The Trio: EmmyLou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt.

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

$7 at the door

The repertoire of Charanga Tropical features classic danzones as well as a vibrant mix of modern salsa and original compositions. For its groundbreaking tour to Cuba Charanga Tropical assembled a repertoire of unique danzones by Cuban composers that notably quote American melodies by Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, and others. The works shows that artistic exchange between American and Cuban musicians has been happening long before any recent political detente. 

The Twins of Franklin

The Twins of Franklin

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The Twins of Franklin are not, in fact, twins. They are two dear friends and Minneapolis musicians - Becky Shaheen and Laura Lou. But after being regularly mistaken as such for years as best friends, roommates, and each other’s solo backup singers, they decided to embrace the label when they formed their new act.

Katey Bellville & Those SOB's

Katey Bellville & Those SOB's

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The Twin Cities’ sweetheart of Bluegrass, Americana and Folk is Katey Bellville. Quiet and unassuming, Katey has been singing all her life and has received high marks from some of the huge artists of our day. But you wouldn’t know it when you meet her. Not until you hear her simple honest sweet songs.   -JazzyJ, Owner, Twin Cities Radio

Porsha Olayiwola's "i shimmer sometimes, too" Release Show

Porsha Olayiwola's "i shimmer sometimes, too" Release Show

$12 advance / $15 at the door

Come join Button Poetry at Icehouse on November 17th for the "i shimmer sometimes, too" release show by Porsha Olayiwola! Hosted by Sarah Ogutu.

Northern Tributaries

Northern Tributaries

$5 advance / $10 at the door

Northern Tributaries is a super group of members from the 4onthefloor Communist Daughter, General B & the Wiz, Silverback Colony, and more. They play themed sets. They play the music and we all have fun. Juggernauts of Rock features : AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, the Doors, and the Foo Fighters!

FPA "Yang Chen" album release show

FPA "Yang Chen" album release show

$10 advance / $15 at the door

Minneapolis based artist-producer FPA celebrates the release of her upcoming debut album, Yang Chen, with special performances by Booboo and Moise.

CORNBREAD HARRIS

CORNBREAD HARRIS

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Legendary Twin Cities musician James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris Sr., was inducted in the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame in 2012, and won a Sally Award in 2014. Harris is a singing pianist-composer, and is the father of well known music producer Jimmy Jam Harris.

Natania & Ticket To Brasil CD release party

Natania & Ticket To Brasil CD release party

$8 advance / $10 at the door

Dance to our hot Samba, or just sit back and enjoy our Bossa Nova and Brazilian Jazz. We'll be performing as a 6-piece group plus special guests.

Katey Bellville & Those SOB's

Katey Bellville & Those SOB's

NO COVER

The Twin Cities’ sweetheart of Bluegrass, Americana and Folk is Katey Bellville. Quiet and unassuming, Katey has been singing all her life and has received high marks from some of the huge artists of our day. But you wouldn’t know it when you meet her. Not until you hear her simple honest sweet songs.   -JazzyJ, Owner, Twin Cities Radio

Paris Monster

Paris Monster

$12 advance / $15 at the door

The Deli NYC calls paris_monster “a precise, complex and sophisticated mechanism" with a "a monstrous instrumental technique”, delivering a sound that “could be the new face of American roots rock”.

Madison McFerrin

Madison McFerrin

$15 advance / $18 at the door

Madison McFerrin is an independent singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. In December of 2016, she quietly introduced her soulful take on a cappella to the world when she self-released Finding Foundations: Vol. I.  After one listen, tastemaking DJ, Gilles Peterson, snatched up her standout track, “No Time to Lose,” for his Brownswood Bubblers compilation. Leading up to her sold out debut show at Joe’s Pub, the New York Times remarked how her sound “shows wonderful vocal dexterity, deftly swerving from sharp, clearly enunciated staccato bursts to fluttery, free-form melismata.” 

The Dollys

The Dollys

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The Dollys features three of Minneapolis’ most sought after vocalists: Kari Shaw-Akers (vocals), Megan Shaw (vocals) and Doug Otto (vocals/acoutic guitar).  Harmonizing to the music of The Trio: EmmyLou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt.

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

$7 at the door

The repertoire of Charanga Tropical features classic danzones as well as a vibrant mix of modern salsa and original compositions. For its groundbreaking tour to Cuba Charanga Tropical assembled a repertoire of unique danzones by Cuban composers that notably quote American melodies by Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, and others. The works shows that artistic exchange between American and Cuban musicians has been happening long before any recent political detente. 

CORNBREAD HARRIS

CORNBREAD HARRIS

NO COVER

Legendary Twin Cities musician James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris Sr., was inducted in the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame in 2012, and won a Sally Award in 2014. Harris is a singing pianist-composer, and is the father of well known music producer Jimmy Jam Harris.

Taylor James Donskey 'Paper Over It' album release

Taylor James Donskey 'Paper Over It' album release

$10 advance / $12 at the door

Taylor James Donskey plays alternative country, sharing everyday tales from everyday people. Tune in and drop out for a set of well worn harmonies, catchy melodies and good feels.

SPCO at Icehouse

SPCO at Icehouse

$22 cover

The SPCO brings core chamber music repertoire to Icehouse’s modern industrial chic space, a Twin Cities musical hot spot that hosts a wide variety of music. Mozart’s trio was written while the clarinet was still a relatively new instrument and was first performed by his friend, the early clarinet pioneer Anton Stadler.