Sway In The Morning / Soundset Live Broadcast

Sway In The Morning / Soundset Live Broadcast

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Kick off the Soundset 2017 weekend with Sway Calloway at Icehouse Minneapolis! In addition to the live broadcast, there will also be a Friday Fire Rap Cypher! 

Open to the public!

Zacc Harris + James Buckley

Zacc Harris + James Buckley

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Since moving to Minneapolis in 2005, Zacc Harris has gained a reputation as one of the area's top guitarists, leading a host of creative projects including Atlantis Quartet, named 2011 Best Jazz Artist of the Twin Cities by the Citypages, as well as Vital Organ, Monk In Motian, and the Zacc Harris Group and Zacc Harris Trio.

Toussaint Morrison + Pelicant+  The Nunnery + DJ DR. WYLIE

Toussaint Morrison + Pelicant+ The Nunnery + DJ DR. WYLIE

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

 On the fringe of 5 mixtapes and a defunct touring rock band, soul-singer/rapper Toussaint Morrison has just released his debut album Lesser Restoration, and is taking another sold-out stand at the Icehouse. Accompanied by local alt-rock officials Pelicant and rapidly rising songstress The Nunnery, Morrison and Dr. Wylie revive their past tunes, present projects and future tracks in a live show not to be missed.

pushing chain

pushing chain

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Pushing Chain, a folky-tonk duo from Minnesota’s north shore features Boyd Blomberg on guitar and vocals and Adam Moe on fiddle and vocals. They play original songs, covers of classic artists like Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Nina Simone, and some fresh new takes on old folk songs. 

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.

'Sound of the City' featuring Destiny Roberts + Daddy Dinero + Reefa Rei + TEK + Muja Messiah

'Sound of the City' featuring Destiny Roberts + Daddy Dinero + Reefa Rei + TEK + Muja Messiah

$8 in advance/$12 at the door

Hosted by City Pages Comedian of the year Greg Coleman II

Music by Dj Enferno

Sound of the City is powered by 4SeenMedia. It will be a night of exploring the variety of vocies offered by talented artist in the Twin Cities. It's Soundset weekend so it's only right to provide the city with a night of Hip Hop music,vibes, and good energy!

 MICHAEL ROSSETTO & DAVID HUCKFELT

MICHAEL ROSSETTO & DAVID HUCKFELT

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Longtime friends, life long musicians in a rare duo setting, Michael Rossetto & David Huckfelt come together to play songs of the country, and songs of the folk.  Individually they have performed with a wide scope of artists – The Pines, Spaghetti Western String Co, Pieta Brown, Frankie Lee, and Erik Koskinen.

ALEX GOLDFARB Album release + Kadoka + Little Whale

ALEX GOLDFARB Album release + Kadoka + Little Whale

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

Alex Goldfarb will be performing with local musicians Greg Schutte, Jim Anton, Park Evans, and Stephen Kung whom he worked with on his third full release, Songs Against the Fray. The work hovers around his lyrical- and vocal-driven tunes, which are centered on the theme of cultivating positivity in perilous times. Ranging from world infused rhythms to alt-country ballads, the full band endeavor is a welcomed approach to his singer-songwriter roots. 

The Feels - Manifestation

The Feels - Manifestation

$8 AT THE DOOR

It's our final night of The Feels at Icehouse. Join us to celebrate a night of intentionality, manifestation, and good vibes. 

Performances by: 
Keem Anderson (Koo Keem)
Destiny Roberts
Kashimana Ahua
Brandon Jay Riddley
Sounds by DJ Cassieopeia- Married To The Music
Afterset by: DJ Miss Brit

The Feels presented by Jazz 88 and Soul Tools Entertainment, is where hip hop and jazz meet. It's a night of live instrumentation featuring singers, poets, emcees, comedians and more. The Feels (formerly The Feel Good Revolution) provides a space for art, entertainment, and healing to become synonymous with monthly themes dedicated to removing the stigma of mental health and healthy lifestyle choices. Throughout the night artists will perform original and cover art that inspires them to be their best selves. 

Color Me Kindly + iLLism

Color Me Kindly + iLLism

$8 at the door

Color Me Kindly is a collective..presenting R&B..Soul..Funk..Jazz..and everything in between. Featuring original songs, and stunning arrangements of some of the best music ever released. They are: Ian Young: Bass, Haylee Donnelson: Vocals, Javier Santiago: Keys, Danny Solano: Guitar, Theo "Spiffy" Harris: Drums.

Hip Hop duo Envy and Fancy, now known together as iLLism, define themselves as being rooted in the art of being so dope, so fly, so SICK (iLL) that those actively involved in the movement (ism) cannot possibly be stopped.

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: James Buckley Trio

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: James Buckley Trio

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James Buckley has been playing upright bass since the age of 10, and playing professionally in the Twin Cities since spring of 1999. He has been a part of dozens of ensembles, consisting of many genres, as a leader/organizer, curator, composer, and bassist. Accompanied in a trio setting by pianist Bryan Nichols and drummer J.T. Bates, 

Icehouse 5 YR Anniversary Party: Rogue Valley + PaviElle

Icehouse 5 YR Anniversary Party: Rogue Valley + PaviElle

Opening ceremonies by Kale Kokopelli

$5 at the door

Rogue Valley is also the name of an Americana group from Minneapolis, Minnesota, whose music is rich in tone and texture in ways inspired by the landscape and history of the region. Crater Lake was the first of four albums self-released by the band. Songwriter/Composer Chris Koza wrote the album as an ode to Spring - and to be the first in a four-part series of full-length albums navigating the terrain of love, loss, and wanderlust, and each marked by the changing Seasons.

PaviElle is an amazing interdisciplinary artist, Upper Midwest Emmy Award and Sage Award winner. She is known for her powerhouse vocals and performing with an equally powerful 6 piece band. Most recently, PaviElle was voted as Minneapolis City Pages "Best R&B Vocalist of 2015", her band was named one of First Avenue's Best New Bands of 2015 and, was a featured artist on TPT's "Lowertown Line", 2015. PaviElle hails from Rondo, a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota.

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Tim Sparks & Phil Heywood

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Tim Sparks & Phil Heywood

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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.

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.

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: JAMES BUCKLEY TRIO

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: JAMES BUCKLEY TRIO

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James Buckley has been playing upright bass since the age of 10, and playing professionally in the Twin Cities since spring of 1999. He has been a part of dozens of ensembles, consisting of many genres, as a leader/organizer, curator, composer, and bassist. Accompanied in a trio setting by pianist Bryan Nichols and drummer J.T. Bates,

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Solid Gold + Aby Wolf

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Solid Gold + Aby Wolf

$5 AT THE DOOR

The way Solid Gold sees it, saudade might as well be the subtitle of their second album: Eat Your Young, a slow-burning set of skittish synths, glassy beats, ripple effect riffs, and melancholic melodies that leave you wondering what left a trail of scar tissue deep within the group’s core trio (frontman Zack Coulter and multi-instrumentalists Matthew Locher and Adam Hurlburt).

Vocalist and songwriter Aby Wolf has attained broad recognition as the midwest region's premier vocal talent through stirring solo performances and collaborations too numerous to mention.  She has recently returned home to Minneapolis after several tours abroad with Dessa of Doomtree, performing in theaters and art centers across Australia and New Zealand, as well as clubs and cafes throughout Europe and the UK.

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: The Broke Down Dollys

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: 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. 

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: The Droppers

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: The Droppers

$5 AT THE DOOR

The Droppers are an organ, guitar, bass, and drum based band in the style of the Meters. These guys have played together in various projects over the last 25 years. Bassist Jim Anton started this project to pay homage to the music that has inspired him and his bass playing since he was a kid. Chris Beaty-guitar, Tommy Barbarella-keys, Jim Anton-bass, Noah Levy-drums.

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: JT’S JAZZ IMPLOSION FEATURING JC SANFORD QUARTET

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: JT’S JAZZ IMPLOSION FEATURING JC SANFORD QUARTET

$5 AT THE DOOR

After 16 years in New York City, MN native and trombonist/composer JC Sanford recently relocated to his home state. A long time student of the legendary Bob Brookmeyer, Sanford has performed as a trombonist along side the likes of Danilo Pérez, Matt Wilson, Bill Stewart, and Donny McCaslin. He was also selected as a "Rising Star" trombonist in DownBeat magazine’s 2015 Critic’s Poll. A sought-after conductor of new large ensemble music in NYC, he conducts the twice-Grammy-nominated John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Joel Harrison’s Infinite Possibility, and the Alice Coltrane Orchestra featuring Ravi Coltrane and Jack DeJohnette. His 2014 JC Sanford Orchestra album Views from the Inside won international acclaim and was awarded the prestigious Aaron Copland Fund for Recording. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by Dave Liebman, John Abercrombie, and Ingrid Jensen.

Lissie’s Spring Fling Monthly Minneapolis Residency with special guest Dave Simonett

Lissie’s Spring Fling Monthly Minneapolis Residency with special guest Dave Simonett

Presented by Live Nation and 89.3 The Current  

$35 general admission tickets

"I'm very happy to be living back in the Midwest and have always felt the love from my Minneapolis fans! I'm really looking forward to getting to know the city and people better, and what better way than through an intimate monthly musical hang!"

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Dosh + Coloring Time

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Dosh + Coloring Time

$5 AT THE DOOR

Call him a one-man band, a virtuoso, a gifted collaborator or a family man, Martin, Marty, Dosh or Dad, our subject has gotten to now by what seems an uncanny path (perhaps call it fate). There he was, this musically lucked child of a once-priest and a near-nun, 12 years old and piled high with a Radio Shack combo stereo, stacks of records, and pockets full of dubbed tapes. It was 1984 and Martin Dosh was orchestrating the soundtracks to his junior high school dances, playing only the choice cuts for the budding romantics and perspiring wallflowers: Run DMC, Prince, Devo, the Cars, New Order...

A rebellious cadre of Twin Cities jazz and hip hop luminaries, Coloring Time is a musical accident waiting to happen, so to speak. The group often reinforces its numbers with notable vocal and instrumental guests. Never the same show. Always an adventure!

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: TINA SCHLIESKE

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: TINA SCHLIESKE

$5 at the door

Tina Schlieske, originally hails from Minneapolis, MN and is best known for fronting the band Tina and the B-Side Movement, now Tina and the B-Sides.

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: BB GUN + DUSTY HEART + Erik Koskinen

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: BB GUN + DUSTY HEART + Erik Koskinen

$5 at the door

BBGUN began in a sunny living room, over coffee, on a Friday morning that quickly turned into every Friday morning. Musicians and songwriters Al Church and Neal Perbix's distinct styles, matured over years of Minneapolis gigs, wove to form lyrics that are both contemplative and playful and harmonies both sophisticated and singable. Complemented by Jeremy Hanson's expert, easy drumming, their rock 'n' roll tunes sound best blasted from the speakers of a pickup truck.

Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of Dusty Heart.

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Marijuana Deathsquads + The Gang Font

ICEHOUSE 5 YR ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Marijuana Deathsquads + The Gang Font

$5 at the door

Marijuana Deathsquads is a Minneapolis-based noise band with an electronic, improvised, experimental sound. Formed in 2009, the band consists of Ryan Olson of Gayngs, Isaac Gale, Stef Alexander, Ben Ivascu of Poliça, Mark McGee of To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie, and Jeremy Nutzman (a.k.a. Spyder Baybie Raw Dawg).[3] Frequent collaborators include Channy Leaneagh and Drew Christopherson of Poliça, Har Mar Superstar, and Jim Eno.

The Gang Font's music combines strong melodic content, avant jazz looseness and prog rock precision with an ease that only comes from strong, iconoclastic instrumentalists. The music bends and breaks. The music breathes and heaves. The music shatters and coagulates.

NEW SOUND UNDERGROUND + Marbin

NEW SOUND UNDERGROUND + Marbin

$8 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR

Opening up the night will be Marbin, followed by New Sound Underground!

NSU... "... 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)

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 in 2011 and has played over a thousand shows since, bringing their original instrumental music everywhere in the States that they could book a show. After well over a thousand shows and more than 20,000 albums sold, Marbin has gained thousands of devoted fans all over the worldwide.

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

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.

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!

Kazyak + Hits and Hers + Dylan McFarling

Kazyak + Hits and Hers + Dylan McFarling

$5 at the door

9pm: Dylan McFarling

10PM: Kazyak

11PM: Hits and Hers

“Kazyak is a worthwhile trip into an artful, stylish world. The group’s adventurousness is beyond welcome.” IMPOSE MAGAZINE

“This is gravitational stuff with hushed, emotive guitars, a violin-cello combo, and a soul-searching lyrical narrative, but it isn’t without its playful facets: Glitchy electronic beats, warped synths and samples, atmospheres conjuring post-rock, backbeats dropping in and out. Curiosities abound, and it all enhances the story being told by singer Peter Frey.” AQUARIAN

Rachel Kurtz

Rachel Kurtz

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Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Rachel Kurtz is poised for a breakthrough with her 2013 album Broken & Lowdown. A remarkable vocalist and magnetic stage presence, Kurtz has released a new 11-song collection of original soul, Americana, and gospel tracks backed by some of Minneapolis’ finest session musicians. Following an unconventional career path, 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. 

2nd Annual Dream On Nilsson Tribute

2nd Annual Dream On Nilsson Tribute

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Dream On Nilsson is back on June 15th for Harry Nilsson's 76th birthday! 

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.

Graham Bramblett

Graham Bramblett

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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.

Caitlyn Smith

Caitlyn Smith

$15 IN ADVANCE/$20 AT THE DOOR

In a time when everything is big, fast and bombastic, it's rare to find an artist who can hush a room with just the power of her voice or the will of her pen. Caitlyn Smith, one of Nashville's most prized writers, is one of them: and, after years spent composing songs for and with everyone from Dolly Parton to Garth Brooks to Meghan Trainor, she's finally ready to unveil all sides of her enormous talent with Starfire. 

"Alma Flamenca" by Sachiko "La Chayí"

"Alma Flamenca" by Sachiko "La Chayí"

$16 in advance / $20 at the door for adults

$14 in advance / $18 at the door for fathers

$10 in advance / $14 at the door for children 12 & under

Twin Cities-based award-winning Flamenco dancer Sachiko "La Chayí" presents her solo dance performance ¨Alma Flamenca¨ in collaboration with two virtuoso world-class musicians, singer José Cortés Fernández and guitarist Andrés Vadin from L.A., to create an innovative space of Flamenco filled with emotions and rhythms.

Tahne + Eve Minor + Courtney Yasmineh

Tahne + Eve Minor + Courtney Yasmineh

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Courtney Yasmineh opens the night, followed by Tahne. Closing out the night will be Eve Minor, from LA, CA!

Tahne Jo Stillwell (born in Wisconsin) is an American Pop singer and songwriter. Tahne began her music career in Minneapolis and soon after moved to Nashville where she was mentored by world-renowned Country-Pop Record Producer, Paul Worley.

Eve Minor is an up-and-coming music artist based in New York, with origins in Southern California. While she's been involved in the behind-the-scenes of the music industry for years, the talented singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist is ready to break out on her own.

Honesty is a quality getting rarer and rarer in rock and roll, but you can see, hear and believe it in Courtney Yasmineh. The Chicago/NYC/Minneapolis singer, guitarist, songwriter draws from a poisoned well that runs deep; harsh reflection, brutal frankness, bittersweet inspiration, brief flights of sexual fantasy and blistering romance, but most of all, transcendent saving graces.

Sleeping Jesus + Jennie Lawless (full band) + Andy Cook

Sleeping Jesus + Jennie Lawless (full band) + Andy Cook

$7 at the door

Sleeping Jesus, the soft-spoken hopeless romantic, paces his 3rd story apartment humming the melody to what would be “Brooklyn”. Caught flatfooted by unlikely love, uncertainty of what a summer in New York may bring, and the reality of a fleeting youth.

Jennie Lawless is a writer of sweet and sometimes lonely electronic pop songs. Best known as the front woman of the band Warehouse Eyes.

"I'D LOVE TO TURN YOU ON" Sgt. Pepper at 50

"I'D LOVE TO TURN YOU ON" Sgt. Pepper at 50

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

Featuring Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band + Magical Mystery Tour in their entirety! As performed by The Shabbey Road Orchestra featuring John Fields, Ken Chastain, John Eller, Paul Scott, Tom Scott, Peter J. Sands, and Adam Levy.

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.

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 Matt Palin.

Savage Moods + BUHU + Human Heat + Margaret

Savage Moods + BUHU + Human Heat + Margaret

$5 at the door

The Minneapolis band Savage Moods are lighthearted in intent but serious in execution, and their nods to the past are reverent. They mirror their heroes (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath), take what they've learned from their other projects (the Japhies, Gospel Machine, the Small Cities), and build on what they love with new album Death Ray.

Welcome to a hyper-fantastical reality born out of the sweet summer love between 80s babies and thrift store synth junkies. Fronted by Jeremy Rogers, BUHU crafts electronic bedroom pop with expressive vocal stylings over a vast array of synths, guitars, looping, effects and acoustic instrumentation. Inherently thematic, every album, every song and every note tells a story that can be both deeply personal and completely fictional.

Nooky Jones Debut Album Release Party + Aby Wolf + Eric Mayson + DJ Sean McPherson

Nooky Jones Debut Album Release Party + Aby Wolf + Eric Mayson + DJ Sean McPherson

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

Nooky Jones is a Minneapolis-based neo-soul group with influences from D’Angelo and Robert Glasper to Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Since forming in 2014, the band has delivered its sound to several major venues in the Twin Cities including First Avenue, Icehouse, and The Fitzgerald Theater.  Nooky Jones has also toured the Midwest performing shows in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Chicago.  With their debut record set for release in the Summer of 2017, Nooky Jones is taking Soul and R&B to hip and modern heights.

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.

 

Nooky Jones Debut Album Release Party + PHO + DJ Sarah White

Nooky Jones Debut Album Release Party + PHO + DJ Sarah White

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

Nooky Jones is a Minneapolis-based neo-soul group with influences from D’Angelo and Robert Glasper to Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Since forming in 2014, the band has delivered its sound to several major venues in the Twin Cities including First Avenue, Icehouse, and The Fitzgerald Theater.  Nooky Jones has also toured the Midwest performing shows in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Chicago.  With their debut record set for release in the Summer of 2017, Nooky Jones is taking Soul and R&B to hip and modern heights.

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

Dance Assault + DENNIS + Hi-Fi Cali

Dance Assault + DENNIS + Hi-Fi Cali

$7 at the door

With a sound that "would have made it perfectly at home on the radio in 1983", Dance Assault is a Minneapolis-based electro-pop group blending equal parts synth-pop & funk. 

DENNIS writes and produces everything themselves. They draw inspiration from Kraftwerk, Max Martin, Britney Spears, New Order, Katy Perry, M.I.A., The Prodigy, Lady Gaga and Zeena LaVey.

Hi-Fi Cali..."Galactic dreamscape of swirling electronic bleeps, beats and keys, punctuated with hypnotic vocals." Chart Shaker

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

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. 

Chalk + Sass + 26 BATS!

Chalk + Sass + 26 BATS!

$5 at the door

About Chalk..."This young band is finding itself with Reverb and a low-fi groove." - Rift Magazine

Dan Rodriguez Album Release

Dan Rodriguez Album Release

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

Celebrating his newest album 25 Years.  One of my favorite producers, John Fields, produced it and I couldn’t be more excited for you to hear it. Over the years I’ve had the honor of sharing the stage with some really cool artists & bands including The Civil Wars, Andy Grammer, Eric Hutchinson, NeedtoBreathe, Augustana, Tyrone Wells, Haley Reinhart, John McLaughlin, Will Hoge, and more.

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.

MARAH IN THE MAINSAIL + TABAH

MARAH IN THE MAINSAIL + TABAH

$8 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR

Cinematic is the word most often used to describe Marah in the Mainsail's sound. Precise yet primitive jungle drums set the stage for the eclectic and powerful ensemble to sweep you away into their haunting world. Like oil and water, Durry's gravel voice alongside Sabol's crystal clarity form a stirring, yet beautiful contrast.

The five-piece Minneapolis-based band Tabah is often called out in the local press about its vocalist, Cecelia Erholtz. The word “Earthy” gets used a lot, and while not inaccurate, it leans into a place that is smaller than what is actually required to describe her. As a matter of fact, Erholtz’s “Earthy” vocals communicate something more universal than what could be attributed to any one planet. 

The Home Fires

The Home Fires

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The Home Fires is an Americana duo based in Minneapolis comprised of critically acclaimed singer/songwriters, Sarah Morris and Vicky Emerson. Sarah and Vicky are established touring artists and after developing close friendship and playing live shows together, they unearthed a gorgeous new sound featuring Sarah's clear, melodic voice and Vicky's warm, weathered harmony. 

 Kind Country + Old Salt Union

Kind Country + Old Salt Union

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

These guys have some thing special going on, with the addition of drums allowing the group to go deeper in exploring how bluegrass can morph and intersect with other genres and giving them the freedom to create a sound that is truly their own. However, they still stay true to their string-band origins and bluegrass roots, with their energetic playing and the talent among the six players more-or-less guaranteeing a foot-stompin’ good time. Live For Live Music

Old Salt Union’s devotion to a pure and raw approach towards both bluegrass and jazz is what makes them an 'Artist Not To Miss' -Melissa Peterson, Souls In Action

 Mark Joseph w/ Steph Devine

Mark Joseph w/ Steph Devine

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A soldier in the name of soul, Mark Joseph has worked with countless musicians, producers and collaborators and played over1,000 shows in the last ten years.  Known as one of the hardest working musicians in the Midwest, he pushes the envelope musically searching for the hottest players, grooves and cuts. Focusing on an improv/freestyle approach to his live shows.

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 Matt Palin.

Nick Jordan + Calid B. + DJQueenDuin

Nick Jordan + Calid B. + DJQueenDuin

live visuals by Nolan Regan Morice

$5 in advance/$7 at the door

Nick Jordan is to the Twin Cities as Frank Ocean is to New Orleans. — City Pages, "Best R&B Artist" 2016

Calid B. is an artist based in Chicago that released his EP titled "Afrobang" in July of 2016.

Lizea Harper Album release + Dua + Mariah Mercedes

Lizea Harper Album release + Dua + Mariah Mercedes

$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.

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.

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

GRAHAM BRAMBLETT

GRAHAM BRAMBLETT

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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.

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.” 

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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

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.

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.