Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

Presented by Live Nation

SOLD OUT

“This is a strict NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED show. Please leave your phones in your cars or at home. Anyone who brings a cell phone will be required to place it in a locked pouch. Everyone is subject to a pat down and wanding. Anyone caught with a cell phone inside the venue will be immediately ejected." 

Dave Chappelle is a comedian, actor, and producer who’s brash, clever, in-your-face brand of humor has made him one of the most respected entertainers of his generation. In March 2017, Chappelle returned to television via streaming giant Netflix with two highly-anticipated specials, The Art of Spin, and Deep in the Heart of Texas, filmed in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX respectively. The critically-acclaimed specials satisfied his fans and introduced a new legion of followers to his sidesplitting, thought-provoking style of political and social commentary.

JT's Jazz Implosion featuring: John Medeski, Todd Clouser & JT Bates

JT's Jazz Implosion featuring: John Medeski, Todd Clouser & JT Bates

Return of Medeski!  

Reprising the trio experience of last summer, and recording it this time.

$20 at the door

with Todd Clouser and JT Bates

We had so much fun last summer, and we're beside ourselves to have John back.  This show will be recorded so come on down and join in the experience!  

Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

Presented by Live Nation

SOLD OUT

“This is a strict NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED show. Please leave your phones in your cars or at home. Anyone who brings a cell phone will be required to place it in a locked pouch. Everyone is subject to a pat down and wanding. Anyone caught with a cell phone inside the venue will be immediately ejected." 

Dave Chappelle is a comedian, actor, and producer who’s brash, clever, in-your-face brand of humor has made him one of the most respected entertainers of his generation. In March 2017, Chappelle returned to television via streaming giant Netflix with two highly-anticipated specials, The Art of Spin, and Deep in the Heart of Texas, filmed in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX respectively. The critically-acclaimed specials satisfied his fans and introduced a new legion of followers to his sidesplitting, thought-provoking style of political and social commentary.

Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

Presented by Live Nation

SOLD OUT

“This is a strict NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED show. Please leave your phones in your cars or at home. Anyone who brings a cell phone will be required to place it in a locked pouch. Everyone is subject to a pat down and wanding. Anyone caught with a cell phone inside the venue will be immediately ejected." 

Dave Chappelle is a comedian, actor, and producer who’s brash, clever, in-your-face brand of humor has made him one of the most respected entertainers of his generation. In March 2017, Chappelle returned to television via streaming giant Netflix with two highly-anticipated specials, The Art of Spin, and Deep in the Heart of Texas, filmed in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX respectively. The critically-acclaimed specials satisfied his fans and introduced a new legion of followers to his sidesplitting, thought-provoking style of political and social commentary.

Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

Presented by Live Nation

SOLD OUT

“This is a strict NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED show. Please leave your phones in your cars or at home. Anyone who brings a cell phone will be required to place it in a locked pouch. Everyone is subject to a pat down and wanding. Anyone caught with a cell phone inside the venue will be immediately ejected." 

Dave Chappelle is a comedian, actor, and producer who’s brash, clever, in-your-face brand of humor has made him one of the most respected entertainers of his generation. In March 2017, Chappelle returned to television via streaming giant Netflix with two highly-anticipated specials, The Art of Spin, and Deep in the Heart of Texas, filmed in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX respectively. The critically-acclaimed specials satisfied his fans and introduced a new legion of followers to his sidesplitting, thought-provoking style of political and social commentary.

Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle

Presented by Live Nation

SOLD OUT

“This is a strict NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED show. Please leave your phones in your cars or at home. Anyone who brings a cell phone will be required to place it in a locked pouch. Everyone is subject to a pat down and wanding. Anyone caught with a cell phone inside the venue will be immediately ejected." 

Dave Chappelle is a comedian, actor, and producer who’s brash, clever, in-your-face brand of humor has made him one of the most respected entertainers of his generation. In March 2017, Chappelle returned to television via streaming giant Netflix with two highly-anticipated specials, The Art of Spin, and Deep in the Heart of Texas, filmed in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX respectively. The critically-acclaimed specials satisfied his fans and introduced a new legion of followers to his sidesplitting, thought-provoking style of political and social commentary.

TWIN CITIES JAZZ WORKSHOP

TWIN CITIES JAZZ WORKSHOP

NO COVER

The Twin Cities Jazz Workshop presents final concerts of high school aged students following a week of intense study in improvisation and jazz!  Students receive instruction from master jazz artists whose credits include international tours, numerous CDs, and major awards. Students new to jazz gain an excellent introduction to the music while more advanced individuals make use of the workshop to rapidly improve in a short period of time.

All workshop attendees benefit from the low student/in- structor ratio of eight to one. The program concludes with a Saturday afternoon jazz club concert at the Twin Cities’ premier jazz venue, Icehouse in Minneapolis. 

Zacc Harris American Reverie

Zacc Harris American Reverie

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With American Reverie, Harris sets out to explore songs that evoke the nostalgia of an America gone by, with modern jazz inflected interpretations of classic folk songs like Shenandoah and the Tennessee Waltz, along with music by Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, The Ronettes, Woody Guthrie and more. Joined by bassist Matt Peterson and drummer Lars-Erik Larson, Zacc Harris' American Reverie brings the past and present together.

"It’s a collection of smart contemporary jazz interpretations of folk standards...Harris’ eloquent guitar work highlights pointed commentary with a deft array of melodic abstractions, tempo shifts and harmonic changes." - City Pages

The Paper Days + Andy Cook

The Paper Days + Andy Cook

$8 at the door

The Paper Days.. Contemporary folk Band based in Minneapolis. Four Part harmonies, accordion melodies, and influences from pop and rock. Their new full length album, “Falling is Easy”, was recorded at The Library, the studio where notable artists such as Jeremy Messersmith, John Mark Nelson and The Pines have recorded. Produced by Matt Patrick, the album features eight new songs that push the band in a new direction.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$5 AT THE DOOR

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

HIDE + Burning + Collin Gorman Weiland + Samantha Glass(Madison,WI)

HIDE + Burning + Collin Gorman Weiland + Samantha Glass(Madison,WI)

$7 at the door

"It’s pitch black except for shocking strobes, and these flashes reveal only flesh in motion. The duo(HIDE) hides in the dark, in smoke, their faces masked or hooded. And this skin, glimpsed and faceless, become like an animal hide." -Tim Kinsella of Joan of Arc

DOGGED DAYS: TINA SCHLIESKE’S RESIDENCY OF MUSIC + CONVERSATION

DOGGED DAYS: TINA SCHLIESKE’S RESIDENCY OF MUSIC + CONVERSATION

$20 IN ADVANCE/$20 AT THE DOOR

Dogged Days is Tina Schlieske’s residency of Music + Conversation along with Special Guests. Music is Tina’s lifeblood and she still goes back and forth playing in her different bands in Minnesota as well as in California, with friends, musicians and colleagues “I just love music and need to play it whenever, where ever and with who ever I can!”

Corey Palmer & Lovetrade + DAGMAR

Corey Palmer & Lovetrade + DAGMAR

$7 at the door

The Love Trade collection’s potent recipes of indelible melodies, beat-centric production, and unfeigned lyricism was warmly embraced by his patient fan base. Corey continued to explore a similar musical vein on his new release,

Dagmar is an indie classical, harmony driven band recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area from their prairie homeland of Iowa. A new music project with history, Gemma Cohen (vocals, bass) and Miranda Mallard (vocals, keyboard, guitar) are Dagmar's core.

Almighty American Vinyl Release + Ben Lubeck (Farewell Milwaukee)

Almighty American Vinyl Release + Ben Lubeck (Farewell Milwaukee)

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

With a deep appreciation for the songwriting greats of his father’s generation, drummer-turned-guitarist Michael Gay has set out to leave his own mark with Almighty American. His approach to songwriting pairs a classic Americana sensibility and feel to breed earnest songs with melodies that stick with the listener.

"For his first album away from his (still-rolling) Americana rock band Farewell Milwaukee, Ben Lubeck turns in an introspective and intimate set of songs based on his frayed relationship with his dad and his own newfound parenthood. The results ooze with drama and inspiration, while Lubeck’s Ryan Adams-like voice and the album’s lush, ambient alt-twang arrangements lend them a disarming tenderness. You’ll want to make amends with everyone in your life by record’s end." -Chris Riemenschneider, the StarTribune

Todd Clouser & James Buckley

Todd Clouser & James Buckley

NO COVER

"Todd Clouser doesn't fit into any scene, and doesn't want to"  says NPR in describing the aesthetic of the young guitarist, vocalist and writer. A native of Minneapolis, Clouser currently resides in Mexico City, writing and performing in a prolific manner uncommon to, and often at odds with, today's market sensibilities. Clouser comes with the tomorrow of creative music, descending from the lineage of 70's rock heroics, song craft, and improvised musics."

 SHAVED ICE Dance Party featuring: DJ Just Nine & Frank Castle

SHAVED ICE Dance Party featuring: DJ Just Nine & Frank Castle

w/ special guests Travis Gorman + Dua + DJ Adatrak (Video Set)

Visuals by Psychographics

Host Kiana Marie

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Just Nine, know for holding down the decks for TUSS Music members Greg Grease, I.B.E and Akrite as well as playing countless nights throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. Partnered with Greg Grease, he has performed countless events and festivals including 10,000 Sounds Festival, CMJ Music Festival, Stone Arch Festival, SxSW Music Festival, A3C Hip Hop Festival, SoundSet and more. Together with Greg Grease, he also teamed up with fellow musicians Myke Shevy, Proper T, Trelly Mo and Elliot Serber to created the future-funk-afro-astro band ZULUZULUU. 

Frank Castle is a well rounded and versatile DJ, who's been playing records since a little kid at the family gatherings. Known to rock a party or few. You never really know what he might drop on you next. To add to the resume, Mr. Castle has backed a number of Minnesota's finest rappers such as Haphduzn, Muja Messiah, Tufawon, Meta, Illab, Bars & Measures, Whit, just to name a few.

TWIN CITIES JAZZ WORKSHOP

TWIN CITIES JAZZ WORKSHOP

NO COVER

The Twin Cities Jazz Workshop presents final concerts of high school aged students following a week of intense study in improvisation and jazz!  Students receive instruction from master jazz artists whose credits include international tours, numerous CDs, and major awards. Students new to jazz gain an excellent introduction to the music while more advanced individuals make use of the workshop to rapidly improve in a short period of time.

All workshop attendees benefit from the low student/in- structor ratio of eight to one. The program concludes with a Saturday afternoon jazz club concert at the Twin Cities’ premier jazz venue, Icehouse in Minneapolis. 

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.

MATTHÄUS album release + Airlands

MATTHÄUS album release + Airlands

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

MATTHÄUS // is a chamber folk band from Chicago and St.Paul. They are a blend of easily digestible music with an array of influences including folk, chamber music, rock and bluegrass all while paying homage to 20th century classical composers like Steve Reich and indie artists such as Sufjan Stevens and St. Vincent.

So Much to Keep, AirLandsʼ new album produced by Marcus Paquin (The National, Arcade Fire, Local Natives) and Yale Yng-Wong (Bear Hands, Chairlift), attempts to bridge the gap between familiar British icons (Peter Gabriel, Coldplay) and American contemporaries (Bon Iver, The National).

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. 

Jack and Kitty

Jack and Kitty

Presented by Icehouse Kids Concert Series!

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

NO COVER FOR AGES 2 AND UNDER!

Kids: bring your parents and grandparents - because this is a rootsy, jug bandy, rockin’, boppin’ family dance party! Jack and Kitty are one of the most in-demand family music duos in North America. Specializing in “organic vaudeville folk” for families with kids ages 0 to 10, this Emmy Award winning duo love to perform concerts nationwide. The Minneapolis Star Tribune hailed them as “one of the most entertaining groups in the midwest.” 

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$5 at the door

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

Elliott Graber & The Family Vines + Pleasure Horse + The Hottman Sisters

Elliott Graber & The Family Vines + Pleasure Horse + The Hottman Sisters

$7 at the door

The Family Vines is a group of siblings who reflect the journey of a young man traveling far from home to pursue his dream, falling in love, finding himself, and returning to his roots. Visions of beauty and truth permeate throughout the music.

Pleasure Horse is an American quasi-country band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2012, currently composed of Tim Evenson, Ben Mahowald, Celese Heule, Jared Isabella and Darin Dahlmeier.

The Hottman Sisters are two sisters in a three-piece band from Omaha, Nebraska, known for their natural harmonies that envelope the room. The sisters' blended voices and intricate melodies create an atmospheric sound that is both hopeful and haunting.

DADDY - A QUEER VARIETY SHOW & DANCE NIGHT

DADDY - A QUEER VARIETY SHOW & DANCE NIGHT

$5 IN ADVANCE/$7 AT THE DOOR

Daddy is the premiere twin cities variety show and dance night!

Daddy brings together the queer community for a mix of performances, dances, live music, and amazing DJs.

Tim Sparks & James Buckley

Tim Sparks & James Buckley

NO COVER

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”. 

Raquel Rodriguez + New Sound Underground

Raquel Rodriguez + New Sound Underground

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

Eclectic Soul singer born and raised in Los Angeles, Raquel Rodriguez and crew deliver music with a soulful, gritty groove that people love to dance and party to. Commanding the stage, Raquel’s live show is engaging and a crowd favorite at clubs and festivals across the country.With a potent blend of femme and aggression, she serves up sassy, heartfelt vocals which caught the ears of Nigel Hall (Lettuce, Ledisi, Jon Cleary, Soulive) as well as LA's very own, Anderson .Paak. 

New Sound Underground "... a group that has been making a name for itself through captivating, high-energy performances that honor the elements of hip-hop, jazz, rhythm & blues, reggae, salsa & funk for a sound like no other. RESPECT the groove...'"
~ Caitlin Switzer (Montrose Mirror 2013/Telluride Jazz Festival)

Wanaku

Wanaku

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Growing up in the grass field hills and valleys of Kom kingdom, West Africa, was an unforgettable experience for Wanaku. Perched at 4000+ ft above sea level, this region has a dense concentration of several unique Bantu tribes, each with specific cultural attributes. Artistic expression - music, dance, chants, costumes - were channels for self-expression and identity, by each tribe.

TIM SPARKS & JAMES BUCKLEY

TIM SPARKS & JAMES BUCKLEY

NO COVER

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 him “rich and sensuous”. 

Malamanya

Malamanya

$10 in advance/$15 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.

Phil Heywood

Phil Heywood

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"Acoustic guitar fans should consider this recording a must have....Heywood gives us all something to enjoy for a long time." (Music Reviews Quarterly)

Flamencura: Xianix Barrera + Sachiko “La Chayí”

Flamencura: Xianix Barrera + Sachiko “La Chayí”

$20 in advance/$23 at the door (adults)

$12 in advance/$15 at the door (kids 12 & under)

Sachiko “La Chayí”, recipient of the 2017 McKnight Dancer Fellow, and international touring artist Xianix Barrera will share their inspirations and interpretations of the soulful art of Flamenco at Icehouse MPLS on August 13th.  They will be joined by the sultry voice of Olivia Rojas from Phoenix and alongside Minneapolis' own guitarist Trevor May.   

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$5 at the door

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

Roslyn Moore EP RELEASE + Scarlett Taylor

Roslyn Moore EP RELEASE + Scarlett Taylor

$8 in advance/$8 at the door

Roslyn Moore is a dynamic artistry that takes the listener on a trip. Scarlett Taylor is a dynamic performer with a dark core. 

Corey Palmer & Lovetrade + Human Heat

Corey Palmer & Lovetrade + Human Heat

$7 at the door

The Love Trade collection’s potent recipes of indelible melodies, beat-centric production, and unfeigned lyricism was warmly embraced by his patient fan base. Corey continued to explore a similar musical vein on his new release,

Human Heat is the new Minneapolis-based project from Alex Schaaf, former Yellow Ostrich bandleader and touring member of The Tallest Man on Earth. Featuring synth-inflected R&B, swirling around dark melodic soundscapes and warm harmonies, a debut full-length is being readied for later in 2017.

Thomas Abban cd release + Dark Pony

Thomas Abban cd release + Dark Pony

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

In celebration of the new album by Thomas Abban, titled, "A Sheik's Legacy."

Youth in a Roman Field + Eric Mayson + Daniel Bonespur

Youth in a Roman Field + Eric Mayson + Daniel Bonespur

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Youth in a Roman Field is the folk-band-meets-jazz-combo-meets-chamber-ensemble musical project of Claire Wellin. It has been said to sound like "Appalachia, cayenne pepper, and ghosts." Using a bunch of instruments, loop pedals, and choice personnel (including local hero Eric Mayson!) she'll bring her tunes for the first time to Icehouse and the Minneapolis area.

Jason Zimmerman

Jason Zimmerman

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Jason Zimmerman is a solo acoustic guitar player from the Twin Cities.  He has been writing, recording, and performing original songs as well as pop and rock hits arranged for solo acoustic guitar since 2011.

Indeed Brewing Co. 5 Year Anniversary w/ Black Market Brass + PaviElle + Ayvah

Indeed Brewing Co. 5 Year Anniversary w/ Black Market Brass + PaviElle + Ayvah

$5 at the door

Indeed Brewing Company LLC is a packaging microbrewery and self-distributor of hand crafted beer with a production and packaging facility found in Northeast Minneapolis. The brewery opened on August 10, 2012, and began wholesale distribution to bars/restaurants shortly there after in mid-August 2012.

Founded in 2011 by three friends and former college roommates, Indeed Brewing Company has a penchant for adventure, both in the beers we brew and the way we go about brewing them. Situated in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, Indeed began production in July 2012, and it is the first brewery to open its production brewery and taproom in the historic Minneapolis Northeast neighborhood that was once filled with Grain Belt, Gluek Brewery, and James Page Brewing.

ELIZABETH GHANDOUR & THE HEIGHBURNERS

ELIZABETH GHANDOUR & THE HEIGHBURNERS

NO COVER

Comprised of Minneapolis singer/songwriter Elizabeth Ghandour, banjoist Johnny Kovarik, pedal steel guitarist Josh Braun and acoustic bassist Jimmy Osterholt.

BUTTON POETRY

BUTTON POETRY

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

Button Poetry is a Minneapolis-based company and independent publisher, and the world's largest distributor of spoken word and performance poetry media. Button runs a number of local poetry shows, including Button Poetry Live, the first Monday of every month in downtown Saint Paul.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$5 AT THE DOOR

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

Lena Elizabeth EP Release + Victor's Door + Hannah von der Hoff

Lena Elizabeth EP Release + Victor's Door + Hannah von der Hoff

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

Lena Elizabeth is a singer/songwriter and Minneapolis native writing songs influenced by folk music with a voice rooted in the blues. The youngest in a household of musicians, she blends old and new to create a pop sound that is approachable across generations.

Victor's Door is a Female led Indie Rock band from Minneapolis. Their songs range from a softer piano lead, to a more gritty electric guitar and synth driven sound. They have fun using complex rhythms and time signature changes that are well held together by melodic guitar and bass lines.

Minneapolis native Hannah von der Hoff commands a stage where soul blues roots rock and jazz influences converge in a way that provoke your gut and excite your senses. Once a lead in the sweaty party band Sexcat, and a backup singer who toured with Caroline Smith, Hannah is now fully pursuing her original songs that have been incubating for years. She is in pre-production stages of her debut.

Lizea Harper Album release + Dua + Devada Daun

Lizea Harper Album release + Dua + Devada Daun

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

With resilient roots of overcoming physical, mental and financial adversities and engaging in subsequent activist work, Lizea Harper has transformed her experiences into Dive, a refreshing hip hop album, with raw authenticity. The message manifests itself in melodic spoken word as a conscious journey of elation and injury. Lizea strives to channel her passion for social justice issues into the foundation of every piece, and she uses this groundwork as a basis for healing, awareness and action.

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.

SIMS

SIMS

$15 in advance/$15 at the door

Life and loss and dance parties. Sex and love and fractal math. Sims wrote More Than Ever last winter in the wake of some personally trying times: death and sickness in his immediate circle of friends and family. And he decided that the only acceptable answer to big loss is big joy—urgent, defiant, unapologetic joy. The thirteen tracks on More Than Ever capture Sims coming to, and living out, that conclusion.

Dustin Lee

Dustin Lee

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"Dustin Lee is a familiar song that takes us home again, back to the place where it all began. He’s the sixties folk revival come to the Midwest half a century on."  David Pichaske - Song of the North Country: A Midwest Framework to the Songs of Bob Dylan

David Roos

David Roos

NO COVER

David Roos, guitar, also a founding member of the Illicit Sextet, leads the trio Exquisite Corps,  up until recently sold guitars at The Podium in Dinkytown, and devotes time to teaching and writing about jazz guitar and theory. A jazz guitar must see!

Hardcore Crayons + The Great Went Music Video Release + YANA

Hardcore Crayons + The Great Went Music Video Release + YANA

$5 at the door

"Hardcore Crayons is not a hardcore band, per se. That’s not to say the tunes aren’t punk, though. This is some pretty wild, instrumental and “free-thinking” music. It’s all over the goddamn place. From free jazz to mid-period Bad Brains, The Cows, or Faith No More. Some real nineties shit. Insanely well recorded and performed. Would be a great movie soundtrack." 
–Steve Adamyk, razorcake.org 

Inspired by numerous prog-rock and post-rock acts the likes of Explosions in the Sky, Russian Circles, Don Caballero, Isis, Porcupine Tree and Starflyer 59; a unique blend of instrumental rock that gets to the point. They will be releasing a music video for their track 'Bish,' off their latest release 'youneedityougotit.'

Javier Santiago featuring Proper-T

Javier Santiago featuring Proper-T

$8 in advance/$8 at the door

Proper-T(Taylor Johnson) is a musician, singer and a passionate advocate for the community. You’ve seen him all over town, most recently as the member of local sweethearts, ZuluZuluu, and has also supported many Minneapolis artists including Tickle Torture and Caroline Smith.

Javier Santiago is a powerful young artist with a strong vision. Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, he grew up surrounded by strong artistic support. He was given a strong musical background by his jazz musician parents, as well as stalwarts of the local jazz community. He is also a prolific composer. His work is an eclectic blend of Jazz, R&B, Rock, Hip Hop and everything in between. Javier is also a teacher, arranger, and producer.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$5 AT THE DOOR

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

Sola + Ameet Kamath + Kashimana

Sola + Ameet Kamath + Kashimana

PRESENTED BY THE MINNESOTA MUSIC COALITION

$7 AT THE DOOR

Minnesota Music Coalition are a statewide network of artists, industry professionals and music supporters who care about creating and sustaining a vibrant popular music community. We welcome all Minnesota musicians, regardless of race, gender or cultural identity. We do not tolerate hate speech. We encourage self-expression and open dialogue.

Corey Palmer & Lovetrade + Aaron Rice

Corey Palmer & Lovetrade + Aaron Rice

$7 at the door

The Love Trade collection’s potent recipes of indelible melodies, beat-centric production, and unfeigned lyricism was warmly embraced by his patient fan base. Corey continued to explore a similar musical vein on his new release,

Aaron Rice is a Minneapolis-based electronic artist. His acclaimed two-piece AATS drew global audiences and earned him a featured Up-and-Comer slot at the Iceland Airwaves Festival. Building off the success of AATS, Aaron Rice wrote and recorded his first solo album Neverfade last year while living in LA, and produced and mixed the tracks in New York City with long-time collaborator and experimental ambient composer Grant Cutler. 

WTF Album Release + Lydia Liza + Ayvah

WTF Album Release + Lydia Liza + Ayvah

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

WTF is a five-piece, Minneapolis-based group led by Warren Thomas Fenzi. Recently having coined the genre "Turquoise Rock", WTF brings a fresh breath of air to Independent Music and Art. Born in California and raised in Arizona, The group will be releasing their debut album on August 23rd! 

Ginstrings CD release "Don't Leave Flowers" w/ special guest

Ginstrings CD release "Don't Leave Flowers" w/ special guest

$10 in advance/$10 at the door

These boys have been tearing it up since 2012. Eli Bentley (banjo, dobro & vocals), Gavin Haskin (mandolin, fiddle & vocals), Jon Miller (guitar & vocals) and Matt Blake (bass & vocals) round out the quartet.  After the 2014 release of their self titled album they had the honor of receiving 1st place in the 2016 Northwest String Summit band competition and had since been working towards a second album. Named after the title track "Don't Leave Flowers", the new release shows a definite evolution of the music and features Ryan Young of Trampled by Turtles on fiddle. From

Ginstrings will make your soul dance.

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.

 

ELIZABETH GHANDOUR & THE HEIGHBURNERS

ELIZABETH GHANDOUR & THE HEIGHBURNERS

NO COVER

Comprised of Minneapolis singer/songwriter Elizabeth Ghandour, banjoist Johnny Kovarik, pedal steel guitarist Josh Braun and acoustic bassist Matt Palin.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$5 AT THE DOOR

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

Dogged Days: Tina Schlieske’s residency of Music + Conversation

Dogged Days: Tina Schlieske’s residency of Music + Conversation

$20 in advance/$20 at the door

Dogged Days is Tina Schlieske’s residency of Music + Conversation along with Special Guests. Music is Tina’s lifeblood and she still goes back and forth playing in her different bands in Minnesota as well as in California, with friends, musicians and colleagues “I just love music and need to play it whenever, where ever and with who ever I can!”

Brian Bradley + Jessica Manning

Brian Bradley + Jessica Manning

$7 at the door

Brian Bradley and Jessica Manning perform two concerts for one night of transcendent music.

Jessica Manning.. "Her lyrics are emotive and thought-provoking with wistful songs such as “Skies Don’t Fall,” “Wither,” and the album’s namesake, “What if I Run.” Just a scan of each of the track titles sets the tone for the album’s cathartic sonic palette." - Huffington Post

Jarrod Lawson

Jarrod Lawson

$15 in advance/$20 at the door

Jarrod’s first memories were made exploring his own father’s recording studio in Redwood City, California—the family residence at the time. His parents still declare that it was never difficult to find young Jarrod; just follow the sound of humming or drumming. At two years of age, Jarrod had found his way to the drum-kit which created in him a highly rhythmic sensibility that can be witnessed in his keyboard playing to this day. His profound ability at bass support creates a rhythm section of his left hand alone. In a trio setting with guitar and drums, it was once remarked that the band needed no bass player as “a bassist would just get in Jarrod’s way.”

Corey Palmer & Lovetrade + Cool Moon

Corey Palmer & Lovetrade + Cool Moon

$7 at the door

The Love Trade collection’s potent recipes of indelible melodies, beat-centric production, and unfeigned lyricism was warmly embraced by his patient fan base. Corey continued to explore a similar musical vein on his new release,

Cool Moon is an alt indie rock band from Houston, Texas formed by Andrea Lisi (formerly of Del Cielo) upon relocation from the DC area. Anthony Schillaci (of Cleen Teens) plays drums and Brian Smyth plays bass guitar.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$5 at the door

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

FAREED HAQUE AND GORAN IVANOVIC GUITAR DUO

FAREED HAQUE AND GORAN IVANOVIC GUITAR DUO

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, this performance features the unrivaled guitar artistry of two of the finest players of their respective generations. Their music is carefully balanced between blazing virtuosity and sheer beauty.

Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque recorded two CDs together, Macedonian Blues and 7 Boats, to great critical acclaim, even getting the nod as top best acoustic guitar albums 2004 from acoustic guitar magazine. Both have both been so busy that they have not been able to play again together for years.

Dessa + MONAKR + Aby Wolf & Eric Mayson

Dessa + MONAKR + Aby Wolf & Eric Mayson

SOLD OUT 

*Limited tickets will be available for $20 at the door, starting at 9pm the evening of the performance.

Dessa is a rapper, singer and essayist whom the Utne Reader calls, “A one-woman powerhouse…with a literary sensibility and an aversion to genre clichés.” As a musician she tours as a solo artist and as a member of Doomtree, the innovative Minneapolis-based hip-hop collective. On stage she's funny and ferocious, but also tender—her live show includes rapid-fire rap songs, heartbreak ballads, catchy choruses, and some charismatic banter fueled by wit and whiskey. Dessa has published two literary collections, contributed a track to The Hamilton Mixtape (which reached #1 on the Billboard charts) and is currently at work on her first book-length collection of personal essays, to be published by Dutton.  

Dark Energy presents: Sextile (LA) + Finnesse + The Switch

Dark Energy presents: Sextile (LA) + Finnesse + The Switch

w/ DJ Sarah Sequoia

$7 in Advance/$10 at the door

As a stable fixture in the Los Angeles underground, Sextile has been gaining a devout following since its creation in 2015. The four-piece outfit has all the makings of a revolutionary sound — boldly throwing convention out the window to create an entirely original, genre-bending imprint that combines the raw energy of 70’s punk with the intricate and sophisticated structural elements of 80’s post-punk and synthwave.

The up and coming project created by Patrick Donohoe of CLAPS, and Jeff Cornell of Gloss and Pale Spectre. Their unique, highly danceable sound has almost a new romantic feel to it, combining catchy production with Patrick's trademark expressive vocals. Check out "Into the Night:"

The Switch are a new postpunk band outta South Minneapolis on the up and up. Great stuff!

GRAHAM BRAMBLETT

GRAHAM BRAMBLETT

NO COVER

Graham Bramblett is an Americana/ Country  songwriter based in St. Paul, MN. He draws from a broad scope of influences from years spent in Texas and Tennessee. He now resides in the Twin Cities where his latest release, Under The Lights, was written and recorded.

Joe & Vicky Price

Joe & Vicky Price

NO COVER

"Joe & Vick have been making their own brand of blues music for decades. Hailing from Iowa, this husband & wife duo spend more time on the road then some musicians half their age.  Their take on the traditiuonal blues is unique and authentic at the same time. Their sound takes you down to a juke joint in Mississippi over 100 years ago, where there was no air conditioning, the beer was warm and the songs are bathed in mud."  -Jody Hendrix - Little Class Records

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

NO COVER

First American Group EVER Invited To International Danzón Festival
In Havana, Cuba, is Minnesota-Based Band Charanga Tropical!

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$5 AT THE DOOR

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

Tamar Eisenman + Javier Santiago featuring Proper-T

Tamar Eisenman + Javier Santiago featuring Proper-T

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

Don’t let Tamar Eisenman’s diminutive stature fool you - she’s a musical heavyweight." -David Brinn

Surprise, surprise, She’s not Hendrix, or Moore, or BB at all. She’s Tamar Eisenman – and if you get a chance to hear her live or on record you will know, that in a world where so many people sound the same, that’s someone very special indeed.

Proper-T(Taylor Johnson) is a musician, singer and a passionate advocate for the community. You’ve seen him all over town, most recently as the member of local sweethearts, ZuluZuluu, and has also supported many Minneapolis artists including Tickle Torture and Caroline Smith.

Thirsty River

Thirsty River

NO COVER

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. 

The Broke Down Dollys

The Broke Down Dollys

NO COVER

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. 

MMC Presents

MMC Presents

PRESENTED BY THE MINNESOTA MUSIC COALITION

$7 AT THE DOOR

Minnesota Music Coalition are a statewide network of artists, industry professionals and music supporters who care about creating and sustaining a vibrant popular music community. We welcome all Minnesota musicians, regardless of race, gender or cultural identity. We do not tolerate hate speech. We encourage self-expression and open dialogue.

 Eustace the Dragon lp release + Sister Species + Humbird

Eustace the Dragon lp release + Sister Species + Humbird

$8 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR

Eustace the Dragon, mean harmony writers, are ready to release their first full-length album, Glad Friends, along with Twin Cities bands Humbird and Sister Species at the beloved Icehouse. Much celebrating will abound with trombones, sing-alongs, party hats, at least one accordian, and all the harmonies - come to the party!

Sister Species is equal parts bitterness and longing, stillness and drive. Perching hearts heavy with ache and desire upon full-bodied guitar and accordion, bass and brass, sisters Abby and Emily Kastrul (P • PL) transform two decades of sibling rivalry into raw, unapologetic, experimental pop songs. The sisters' harmonies amplify a tender candidness, lifted by danceable beats and unexpected trumpet arrangements that make you shiver, swoon, and politely request more.

After traversing 5 continents and 20 countries with only a guitar and a backpack, Humbird returns home to sing songs from the edge of the world. Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches traditional genres of folk and Americana to embrace the unexpected.

Landlady + Guitar Party

Landlady + Guitar Party

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

“On their third album, Brooklyn’s Landlady perfect their quizzical prog-pop…The album is best when it’s most vexing, when its puzzle-piece arrangements demand you put everything together…Landlady craft a cacophony, but Schatz won’t put his hands over his ears: There’s some beauty in the noise that’s worth going deaf to hear.” - Pitchfork, 7.6

Guitar Party.. Patrick Scott of Modern Tapes (the band's label) uses the phrase "pre-school, post everything" to describe the sound. "If the Shaggs were produced by Andy Warhol" might be another way. But really, it's just rock and roll with tons of guitars and a 7 year old girl singing.

Jason Zimmerman

Jason Zimmerman

NO COVER

Jason Zimmerman is a solo acoustic guitar player from the Twin Cities.  He has been writing, recording, and performing original songs as well as pop and rock hits arranged for solo acoustic guitar since 2011.

Slow Dancer + Soccer Mommy

Slow Dancer + Soccer Mommy

Presented by First Avenue

$12 in advance/$12 at the door

Simon Okely is lost in time. Or at least, his songs sound that way: warm, near-whispered indie-rock love letters to the 60s and 70s rhythm and blues records his parents would play on family car rides down Australia’s winding west coast, heavy on nostalgia and even heavier on imagination. “I try not to be too caught up in trends and what’s popular in music now and just focus in on my passions, my influences,” grins the Melbourne songwriter better known as Slow Dancer, whose 2014 debut Surrender was a melt-your-heart, Fleetwood Mac-with-Neil Young licks “pop postcard” from another time, another place.

 MOSES SUMNEY

MOSES SUMNEY

Presented by First Avenue

$16 in advance/$16 at the door

Since emerging onto the scene in 2014, Moses Sumney has ridden a wave of word-of-mouth praise, hushed recordings, and dynamic live performances. It's an organic, patient ascent all too rare in today's fast-paced musical climate. In a voice both mellifluous and haunting, Sumney makes future music that transmogrifies classic tropes, like moon-colony choir reinterpretations of old jazz gems. His vocals narrate a personal journey through universal loneliness atop otherworldly compositional backdrops.

Dogged Days: Tina Schlieske’s residency of Music + Conversation

Dogged Days: Tina Schlieske’s residency of Music + Conversation

$20 in advance/$20 at the door

Dogged Days is Tina Schlieske’s residency of Music + Conversation along with Special Guests. Music is Tina’s lifeblood and she still goes back and forth playing in her different bands in Minnesota as well as in California, with friends, musicians and colleagues “I just love music and need to play it whenever, where ever and with who ever I can!”

Good Diction Album release + Jillian Rae

Good Diction Album release + Jillian Rae

$8 in Advance/$10 at the door

Big, bold “rhythm and blues-grass” that combines an aggressive attack, smooth harmonies, layered lyrical imagery and a theatrical delivery to create music that deepens with every listen. Songs weave history and Sunday School into a contemporary commentary on 21st century llife, punctuated by virtuoso performances by the band’s instrumentalists. Good Diction defines American sounds well pronounced.

MMC Presents

MMC Presents

PRESENTED BY THE MINNESOTA MUSIC COALITION

$7 AT THE DOOR

Minnesota Music Coalition are a statewide network of artists, industry professionals and music supporters who care about creating and sustaining a vibrant popular music community. We welcome all Minnesota musicians, regardless of race, gender or cultural identity. We do not tolerate hate speech. We encourage self-expression and open dialogue.

The Hennepin County Millionaires Club

The Hennepin County Millionaires Club

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

Drawing from a wide variety of influences, Hennepin County Millionaires Club incorporates elements of rock and roll, country, ska, pop, reggae, New Orleans, funk, and soul.  Their sound is original and unique, but remains cohesive and catchy, with a general pop sensibility.

Gramma's Boyfriend + Maple & Beech

Gramma's Boyfriend + Maple & Beech

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

Gramma's Boyfriend..  Think Blondie, Devo, and Suburban Lawns meet Dead Kennedys. But don’t think too much. Gramma’s Boyfriend certainly doesn’t. And that is the whole point.

“Minneapolis’ Maple & Beech aspire to promote the art of carefree freedom, breaking the norms of constraint...” - Atwood Magazine

Dark Energy presents: Multiple Man (Brisbane) + Zwaremachine

Dark Energy presents: Multiple Man (Brisbane) + Zwaremachine

$7 in advance/$10 at the door

The Nightstalker's industrial birthday bash, featuring:

MULTIPLE MAN (Brisbane, Australia): Chris and Sean Campion, twin brothers based in Brisbane.They've gained a cultlike following over the last few years with their unique and highly danceably approach to industrial. 

Zwaremachine (live A/V set): Local, highly stimulating industrial dance outfit, fronted by Minneapolis staple and veteran Mach Fox. Zwaremachine has been working on some new songs and we're excited to see what they bring with their new A/V setup!

DJ's:
Angelica Ottavia
The Nightstalker
Jobot

Visuals by Mach Fox