Tim Sparks & James Buckley

Tim Sparks & James Buckley

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An award-winning guitarist whose blending of musical styles has won him extensive praise from all corners of the music world.  Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls it “rich and sensuous”. 

The Cloak Ox + Dead Rider + DJs Channy Pants & Devata Daun

The Cloak Ox + Dead Rider + DJs Channy Pants & Devata Daun

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

The Cloak Ox is made of four staunch music-making Midwestern men. They are Andrew Broder, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Mark Erickson and Martin Dosh and their names may be familiar. Of course, they may not be. They hail from Minneapolis, MN, and have been friends for many years, playing a lot-a lot-of music together and apart. (FOG, Andrew Bird. Alpha Consumer, DOSH, Detroit, amongst others...)

Marlowe

Marlowe

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Influenced by artists such as Jake Shimabukuro, Kalei Gamiao, and Kris Fuchigami, MARLOWE has been performing and recording as an ukulele artist for 5 years, and is now endorsed by Kala Brand Music Co., Aquila Strings Corde, and Analysis Plus Cables.

TIM SPARKS & JAMES BUCKLEY

TIM SPARKS & JAMES BUCKLEY

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An award-winning guitarist whose blending of musical styles has won him extensive praise from all corners of the music world.  Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls it “rich and sensuous”. 

Haley + Geoffrey Lamar Wilson

Haley + Geoffrey Lamar Wilson

$20 in advance/$20 at the door

HALEY (fka Haley Bonar) has spent a lot of the past few years poring over her past. That has something to do with the sound of her recent recordings, whether it be her recent solo efforts or the throwback funky punky grooves of her side project Gramma’s Boyfriend.

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.

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

$5 at the door

First American Group EVER Invited To International Danzón Festival

In Havana, Cuba, is Minnesota-Based Band Charanga Tropical!

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$8 AT THE DOOR/$10 AFTER 12:30am

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

JT's Jazz Implosion featuring: Fat Kid Wednesdays

JT's Jazz Implosion featuring: Fat Kid Wednesdays

$16 IN ADVANCE/$16 AT THE DOOR

Adam Linz, Michael Lewis, JT Bates...Fat Kid Wednesdays.  This is the band that created the Jazz Implosion, and we are so happy to have them back for a rare appearance.     

Aero Flynn + Spank Rock (DJ Set) + Fanny Hill

Aero Flynn + Spank Rock (DJ Set) + Fanny Hill

$8 at the door

Aero Flynn.. "Scott obscures his dreamy vocals with layers of snapping drum patterns. The driving factor, though, is Scott’s expressive melodies, which move wistfully alongside the dense instrumentation. " -DUSTY HENRY Consequence of Sound

The Feels: Ancestry in Progress

The Feels: Ancestry in Progress

$8 in advance/$8 at the door

Seaberg (Live Band)
Dua (Singer/Poet)
Charles Zachary (Singer/Instrumentalist)
Nick Muhammad aka MASTERMIND (MC)
and Fazayah Rose Augusta (poet)

Hosted by Pierre Douglas Sr. aka Cool P of Baddie's Comedy Co.
Sounds by DJ Miss Brit
Motion Poems by Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay


Theme: Ancestry in Progress (Honoring our root chakra and connecting with those who came before us.)

#TheFeels presented by Visions MergingSoul Tools Entertainment, andJazz88 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 content that inspires them to be their best selves.

Joey Van Phillips Album Release + c.Kostra

Joey Van Phillips Album Release + c.Kostra

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

At the intersection between the head and the heart, lies Joey Van Phillips. On his latest album Punch Bowl, the percussionist has embraced the true meaning of collaboration, composing all of the music and rhythms and asking friends and artists (POS, Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, Jacob Mullis, Amy Hagar, Aby Wolf, Open Mike Eagle, Mally, Felix of Heiruspecs, Kristoff Krane, Omaur Bliss, Joe Horton) to create their own parts.

Luke Polipnick & Chris Bates

Luke Polipnick & Chris Bates

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“Luke Polipnick is one the finest new generation jazz musicians on the scene today. Hip and carryng the torch of tradition, Polipnick blends americana, jazz and contemporary improvisation into a seamless whole.” -Fareed Haque

 

Harakiri Album Release + Elle PF + The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill'

Harakiri Album Release + Elle PF + The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill'

$5 in advance/$8 at the door

Harakiri is a psych rock band, with spacey guitars and persistent experimental vocal harmonies, often revered for their eclectic song style changes and unique embodiment of psychedelic and melancholy. 

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.

 

David Roos

David Roos

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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!

The Jones Dickens Album Release(feat. Leroy Smokes Band) + Ill Chemistry (Carnage the Executioner & Desdamona) + Chance York w/ Big Zach

The Jones Dickens Album Release(feat. Leroy Smokes Band) + Ill Chemistry (Carnage the Executioner & Desdamona) + Chance York w/ Big Zach

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Set Times:

11:00 PM: Ill Chemistry feat. Carnage the Executioner and Desdamona

11:30 PM: Chance York w/ Special Guest Big Zach

12:00 PM: The Jones Dickens featuring the Leroy Smokes Band

With their debut album, Nine, two-piece band The Jones Dickens captures the energy of their live show, showcasing hard-hitting drum work, a deep bass groove, punchy keyboards, and inspired vocal performances. Band members Brainchild and Fredy Herrera are not only instrumentalists but also vocalists, belting out melodic hooks and hip-hop chants which are sometimes enhanced with robotic and gritty filters. 

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

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.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$8 AT THE DOOR/$10 AFTER 12:30am

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

Royal Blood

Royal Blood

hosted by Serita and Haley

w/ special guests DJ Channy Pants + Miss Brit

$8 at the door

Royal Blood, a monthly dance night curated by femme artists Haley McCallum & Serita Colette featuring powerful wymyn in the dj scene whose reputation to elevate will make you sweat!  This monthly dance night is for LGBTQIA, POCI wymyn and all those who desire to move their illustrious essence in a space without having to navigate a world that doesn’t see us.  Dance. Respect. Sweat. Consent. Laugh. Breathe. Repeat.

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!”

Fake Fir

Fake Fir

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Featuring an All-Star cast of players, Adam Svec, CODY MCKINNEY (PaviElle/Chris Koza), Peter Hennig (Atlantis Quartet), Robert Mulrennan(Chastity Brown), John Keston (Casino Royale), and always a special guest or2...

DIRTY DISCO 2 feat. Babyghost + Keith Millions + Sarah White + Oberg + NataYael

DIRTY DISCO 2 feat. Babyghost + Keith Millions + Sarah White + Oberg + NataYael

presented by Babyghost

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

The nastiest, filthiest, dirtiest dance party!
ALL DISCO, ALL HOUSE ALL NIGHT

Featuring DJs Babyghost + Keith Millions + Sarah White + Oberg
And a Special Guest Performance from NatanYael

GO GO DANCERS + ORIGINAL CLOTHING FROM PACIFY

Zacc Harris & Joe Strachen

Zacc Harris & Joe Strachen

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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. 

Mihali (of Twiddle) + Jon Wayne Solo

Mihali (of Twiddle) + Jon Wayne Solo

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

Mihali Savoulidis is the lead singer and guitarist for Vermont rock quartet, Twiddle. Barely 30 years old, the Jersey native has already drawn crowds at such notable rock shrines as Red Rocks, The Capitol Theatre and Bonnaroo. Twiddle’s fan base is growing rapidly, and Mihali’s signature vocals and guitar work are more than partly responsible for this undeniable momentum.

Jon Wayne of Jon Wayne and the Pain will open with a solo acoustic performance!

The Dixie Dix

The Dixie Dix

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Ken Wilson- pedal steel

Dan Neale- git, banjo, vox

Brian Halverson- git, vox

Steve Murray- bass, vox

Bryan Nichols & Ted Olsen

Bryan Nichols & Ted Olsen

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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.

Big Cats 'Most Days' release party + Eric Mayson + DJ Just Nine

Big Cats 'Most Days' release party + Eric Mayson + DJ Just Nine

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

"Big Cats takes the Best Producer crown in a city brimming with talent... expanding his own palette and adapting his signature style with each new full-length work he creates." - City Pages

The Broke Down Dollys

The Broke Down Dollys

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The Dollys features three of Minneapolis’ most sought after female vocalists: Joanna Jahn, Kari Shaw and Megan Shaw.  Harmonizing to the music of The Trio: EmmyLou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Rondstadt and many other female country artists of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.  The Dollys also perfom folk and americana hits of the past, which they love to put their own spin on. 

Sarah Streitz Album release + Ellen Christensen

Sarah Streitz Album release + Ellen Christensen

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Sarah Streitz is a Minneapolis musician/songwriter. Her 2015 recording debut, Take One, received local accolades and national airplay and established her in the Twin Cities music scene. Unapologetically old school, her classic rock and country soul repertoire is rhythmically funky, lyrically astute and always memorable.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$8 AT THE DOOR/$10 AFTER 12:30am

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 + The Lowland Lakers + Mother Banjo Band

Lena Elizabeth + The Lowland Lakers + Mother Banjo Band

presented by KFAI Radio's Womenfolk

$7 at the door

Three female fronted Americans bands join forces for a special night of smart songwriting, powerful vocals and a sprinkling of seasonal tunes. Sponsored by KFAI Radio, the show will be hosted by Womenfolk DJ Ellen Stanley. For interviews, ticket giveaways and special show previews, tune into KFAI 90.3 FM Minneapolis/106.7 FM St. Paul Tuesdays 4-6 pm or online at www.kfai.org/womenfolk.

Lojo Russo  “Fresh Oil, Loose Gravel” Live Recording Session

Lojo Russo “Fresh Oil, Loose Gravel” Live Recording Session

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

$60 VIP stage-side table (seats up to 4 people)

It’s been too long between albums and even longer between live albums.  Tonight will change all that.  Lojo Russo’s new album, “Fresh Oil - Loose Gravel”, will be a compilation of new and old songs. And, even the old songs get a fresh take in the competent hands of local musicians, J Cork, Matt Ogden and David B Smith (members of Pleasure Programme). The evening will be recorded as part of the new album.  

Lojo Russo has been described as a songwriter with "a lot of lyrical power", a guitarist with “powerful playing” and a singer with "one hell of a voice" who performs "with the energy and rocking empowerment of Ani DiFranco, the graceful folksiness of the Indigo Girls”, and “the gritty blues of Susan Tedeschi". - Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Dirty Linen, World Beat Magazine, Carbondale Rocks

DADDY - A MONTHLY QUEER VARIETY SHOW & DANCE NIGHT

DADDY - A MONTHLY QUEER VARIETY SHOW & DANCE NIGHT

$10 in advance/$10 at the door

Daddy's new Monthly Icehouse residency!

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

Queer, subversive, weird and full of love, any one can be a daddy. 

Daddy is for freaks of any gender, soft or hard, hairy or smooth, for the tops, the bottoms and the switches. Daddy brings together the queer community for a mix of performances, dances, live music, and amazing DJs. We wanna get sweaty and messy with you. 

 

Luke Polipnick & Chris Bates

Luke Polipnick & Chris Bates

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“Luke Polipnick is one the finest new generation jazz musicians on the scene today. Hip and carryng the torch of tradition, Polipnick blends americana, jazz and contemporary improvisation into a seamless whole.” -Fareed Haque

 

Black Diet + PHO + Ayvah

Black Diet + PHO + Ayvah

$10 in advance/$15 at the door

Join us for the official Black Diet reunion party, as it's thier first show in a year, featuring Minneapolis favorites PHO and Ayvah!

"...Black Diet was the act that made the biggest impression at last month’s Best New Bands showcase at First Avenue."-Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune

"It's not often that a band can take me from zero to fan in 30 seconds..."-Andrea Swensson, The Current (Minnesota Public Radio)

Tim Sparks & Gary Raynor

Tim Sparks & Gary Raynor

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Sparks' work came to the attention of John Zorn, the saxophonist, composer, and curator of Tzadik Records in New York and thereby led to a new cycle of compositions inspired by traditional Jewish melodies. Neshamah (1999) is a solo effort. Tanz, which garnered Downbeat Magazine's highest praise, five stars, in 2000 and At the Rebbe's Table (2002) include ensemble work.

Malamanya

Malamanya

$15 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.

Poppa Bear Norton

Poppa Bear Norton

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From the land of sky blue water comes Poppa Bear Norton, a two man runaway freight train playing original country western music with reckless abandon.

Dan Rodriguez Holiday Show

Dan Rodriguez Holiday Show

$15 in advance/$20 at the door

Dan will playing a mix of his own tunes, some Christmas & Holiday tunes, and a hand full of new(er) songs as well. This is unique for Dan because it's ALL AGES and a fully SEATED show.

"I've been in this business a long time.  I recognize when somebody has something real.  Dan is a true talent, and seems to be ushering in a new wave of singer/songwriters around the Twin Cities.  I can honestly say I'm excited for the world to hear what he's got to offer." -Michael Bland

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$8 AT THE DOOR/$10 AFTER 12:30am

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

Lucid VanGuard "Foolish Lover" music video release + Joe Kopel + Laura Hugo

Lucid VanGuard "Foolish Lover" music video release + Joe Kopel + Laura Hugo

$7 at the door

Lucid VanGuard is a part of the Minneapolis based record label/music collective, Kremblems. Band personnel includes: Karl Remus (Guitar, Lead Vocal), Warren Thomas Fenzi (Drums, Background Vocal), Bailey Cogan (Keys, Background Vocal), Christian Wheeler (Bass), Daniel “Chavo” Chavez (Trumpet).

Joe Kopel is set to release a more direct solo effort of simple songs and topical lyrics that has been described as “John Prine meets Nirvana in a capitalist purgatory.

Laura Hugo is a Minneapolis singer/songwriter originally from the Navajo reservation.

Dahlheimer + Mar Habrine + Spooky Bitches + Xylophone Jetty

Dahlheimer + Mar Habrine + Spooky Bitches + Xylophone Jetty

$7 at the door

Dahlheimer is Some weird three piece. Jazz on some level (or a few simultaneously).

Mar Habrine (a.k.a. Soaking Rasps, Smoldering Wreath, and member of Mpls. groove-noise trio Skoal Kodiak) delivers nine totally crucial and meditative tracks of distinct slippy-dubby electronics and deep murk-gurgle jams.

Xylophone Jetty features Members of Iceblink

Rachel Kurtz's Annual 'Let It Snow Christmas Show'

Rachel Kurtz's Annual 'Let It Snow Christmas Show'

$5 at the door

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.

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”. 

The Pistol Whippin Party Penguins album release + Feeding LeRoy

The Pistol Whippin Party Penguins album release + Feeding LeRoy

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Straight from the great Mill City comes the Pistol Whippin Party Penguins. Don't let the name fool you! This is not a violent group of flightless aquatic birds looking for a party, but rather 5 self proclaimed gentlemen, 2 guitars, a mandolin, a bucket of fiddles, an upright bass, a banjo, and a 4 part vocal harmony that will make Donald Trump stop tweeting.

Feeding Leroy is an alt-country/folk band from Duluth MN. We play acoustic, original tunes as well as some choice covers.

Chris Koza

Chris Koza

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Chris Koza is a songwriter/musician living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the climate, the mighty Mississippi River and the balance of large city and rural communities offer continued inspiration.

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”. 

BENJAMIN CARTEL (OF KAISER CARTEL) HOLIDAY SHOW w/ Ryan Traster

BENJAMIN CARTEL (OF KAISER CARTEL) HOLIDAY SHOW w/ Ryan Traster

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

Benjamin Cartel is no stranger to making music that quickly connects with its listeners. That’s
something he’s always excelled at, first with the substantial attention and acclaim accorded his
duo Kaiser Cartel, and then, with a return to his solo career. To date, the latter has yielded two
highly acclaimed efforts, an EP called Money and Love and a full length outing entitled
Gothenberg, each of which helped broaden his reputation while underscoring his obvious
ambitions.  With the release of Flickering Light, Cartel is realizing that vision like never before.
“I’m not trying to overwhelm anybody,” he says. “To me, less is more. At the same time, I live
and breathe what I do. There’s nothing like a good catchy melody to convey emotion and inspire
my enthusiasm.”

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.

Zacc Harris & Bryan Nichols

Zacc Harris & Bryan Nichols

NO COVER

"In the 12 years since he first moved to Minnesota from southern Illinois, this remarkably fluid guitarist has positioned himself at the center of the Twin Cities jazz world...Whether playing alongside the McKnight-winning Atlantis Quartet or fronting his own Zacc Harris Group, Harris makes his mark, incorporating lessons from the greats into his own forward-looking style." - City Pages

CURTISS A: TRIBUTE TO HANK WILLIAMS

CURTISS A: TRIBUTE TO HANK WILLIAMS

$8 IN ADVANCE/$8 AT THE DOOR

Curtiss A. Onstage, he commands your attention whether playing his own music, or his annual Hank Williams tribute. He not only has an encyclopedic knowledge of those aforementioned stars, but he knows music and pop-culture trivia and can talk entertainingly for hours, frequently delivering a priceless zinger. -Jon Brea

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!

The Feels

The Feels

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

#TheFeels presented by Visions MergingSoul Tools Entertainment, andJazz88 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 content that inspires them to be their best selves.

Jacob Hanson & James Buckley

Jacob 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.

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!

Black River Revue Album Release + Thirsty River

Black River Revue Album Release + Thirsty River

$7 in advance/$7 at the door

Freshwater bluegrass from the twin ports of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI.  Using a bluegrass instrumentation BRR has crafted their own sound made up of mostly original music which can be heard on their debut album "Garbage Pickin" (released in April of 2013).Five years of touring, a second album, personnel change, and personal growth has inspired a third record, "Just Can't Win" (Release September 2017).

Thirsty River is  a group of guys that like to play music about the vices of our being:
The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.

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.

Zacc Harris & Bryan Nichols

Zacc Harris & Bryan Nichols

NO COVER

"In the 12 years since he first moved to Minnesota from southern Illinois, this remarkably fluid guitarist has positioned himself at the center of the Twin Cities jazz world...Whether playing alongside the McKnight-winning Atlantis Quartet or fronting his own Zacc Harris Group, Harris makes his mark, incorporating lessons from the greats into his own forward-looking style." - City Pages

Nooky Jones + Jessica Manning + DJ Keezy

Nooky Jones + Jessica Manning + DJ Keezy

$15 in advance/$17 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.  Coming off the heals of their debut record, release summer of 2017, Nooky Jones is taking Soul and R&B to hip and modern heights.

Jessica Manning.. "…she has solidified a signature sound which she can confidently call home. In this space, she is able to paint the walls with songs that are raw, honest, and cathartic.”Huffington Post

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.

NYE with Phil Cook and the Guitar Heels + DAVID HUCKFELT & JT BATES

NYE with Phil Cook and the Guitar Heels + DAVID HUCKFELT & JT BATES

$20 in advance/$20 at the door

$75 FOR Dinner & Phil Cook Show

(DINNER MUSIC FROM 6-10PM FEATURING DAVID HUCKFELT & JT BATES, followed  by Phil Cook) 

COMPLIMENTARY TOAST AT MIDNIGHT

*Gratuity not Included in dinner & show package price.
10PM DOORS FOR MUSIC ONLY TICKETS

“[Phil Cook] has influenced a lot of musicians that have played with him, and he's influenced a lot of musicians that are pretty successful. He's a populist, like Woody Guthrie. He's never moved into the limelight, but all of these other amazing people learn from him. It helps them become successful.”-Amy Ray

New Years Day Brunch featuring Pushing Chain

New Years Day Brunch featuring 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. The duo features tight harmonies and a gonzo approach that keep their performances fresh and exciting. 

Cool Pollution + 26 Bats! + Idle Empress

Cool Pollution + 26 Bats! + Idle Empress

$7 at the door

"The oddest ends of Minneapolis' vibrant music scene collide for a night of sonic striding to the moon and back."

Jeremy Messersmith "One Is The Loneliest Number" w/ Rachael Kilgour + TBA

Jeremy Messersmith "One Is The Loneliest Number" w/ Rachael Kilgour + TBA

Presented by The Current

$16 in advance/$20 at the door

Jeremy Messersmith - Four Nights at Icehouse

Wednesday, January 3 • 10 • 17 • 24

Week One - "One Is The Loneliest Number”

Duluth’s Rachael Kilgour opens up the concert series with a night featuring solo performances.

Cornbread Harris & Friends

Cornbread Harris & Friends

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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. His earliest influences were in country music, citing Hank Williams Sr. and Gene Autry among his favorites.

ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE FEAT. ELGIN FOSTER

ACOUSTIC SHOWCASE FEAT. ELGIN FOSTER

NO COVER

AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR SUMMIT FOR BRUNCH, FEATURING 3 STRONG GUITARISTS FROM THE MIDWEST, HOSTED BY ELGIN FOSTER.

Jeremy Messersmith & The Laurels String Quartet "All Strung Out” w/ Jillian Rae + Gaelynn Lea

Jeremy Messersmith & The Laurels String Quartet "All Strung Out” w/ Jillian Rae + Gaelynn Lea

Presented by The Current

$16 in advance/$20 at the door

Jeremy Messersmith - Four Nights at Icehouse

Wednesday, January 3 • 10 • 17 • 24

Week Two - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 "All Strung Out” 

Iron Range songstress Jillian Rae and Tiny Desk contest winner Gaelynn Lea will perform before jeremy takes the stage with the Laurels String Quartet..

Marah in the Mainsail Vinyl Release + Author

Marah in the Mainsail Vinyl Release + Author

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

Cinematic is the word most often used to describe Minneapolis based Marah in the Mainsail. The sound is dark and mysterious at it’s core. With layers upon layers of dynamic turns, from the hopeful highs of “Fox hole” to the guttural darkness of “the Great Beyond’.

Jeremy Messersmith & Friends "Loopers Delight” w/ LOTT + Dosh

Jeremy Messersmith & Friends "Loopers Delight” w/ LOTT + Dosh

Presented by The Current

$16 in advance/$20 at the door

Jeremy Messersmith - Four Nights at Icehouse

Wednesday, January 3 • 10 • 17 • 24

Week Three - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 "Loopers Delight”

Violinist LOTT (We Are The Willows) and looping legend Dosh open a show featuring songs from jeremy’s ambient record “Paper Moon” as well as new unreleased material

The Neighborhood Trio

The Neighborhood Trio

NO COVER

Steve Roehm (The New Standards) - vibraphone

Nick Salisbury - upright bass

Dan Schwartz - acoustic lap steel, vocals 

The Trio's unique instrumentation brings a sound that is ethereal and groovy. They blend pop and soul influences with roots and jazz to bring a fresh take on tunes that fit perfectly with a dry martini.

Jeremy Messersmith (full band set) "The Full Monty” w/ 4th Curtis + Sarah White

Jeremy Messersmith (full band set) "The Full Monty” w/ 4th Curtis + Sarah White

Presented by The Current

$16 in advance/$20 at the door

Jeremy Messersmith - Four Nights at Icehouse

Wednesday, January 3 • 10 • 17 • 24

Week Four - "The Full Monty” 

All trans indie band 4th Curtis and Afro-punk artist Sarah White (Black Blondie, Shiro Dame) kick off the evening while jeremy and band close out the residency with songs from his upcoming record.

Healing Records Winterfest X feat: Cosmic Serenity + New Reb + Rhino + BadnRad 

Healing Records Winterfest X feat: Cosmic Serenity + New Reb + Rhino + BadnRad 

$10 in advance/$15 at the door

Cosmic Serenity, Uprooted from Galveston, Texas riding the wave of musical medicine. With a side note of comedy, and eccentric yet eclectic style of fashion, and a folky sound and gypsy vibe that amps up a crowd and keeps you moving your head, tapping your feet...

New Reb ...it's a movement of people who want to better themselves for the sake of the planet, the universe. A movement to help people gain consciousness, and awareness of whats going on around them.

Rhino is a five member, high energy Twin Cities band playing an array of modern, alternative, 80's, and classic rock,  with twists of country and other surprises splashed in.

Multi-instrumentalist and hybrid DJ, producer and performer BadNraD has become a fixture of the Minneapolis electronic music scene with his unique synth-heavy sound.

Aporia – Julia Floberg Album Release feat. Delphia Cello Quartet + 4 Dancers

Aporia – Julia Floberg Album Release feat. Delphia Cello Quartet + 4 Dancers

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Julia is a singer-songwriter and multi-genre cellist based in Minneapolis, MN. Her first album, Aporia, is a stream of poems and songs that tell an overarching narrative that touches on love, loss, and those painful existential questions that haunt you at three in the morning when you are awoken from a restless sleep.

The Delphia Cello Quartet is an all-female quartet that plays original arrangements for four cellos. Formed in March 2017, the cello quartet brings a fun classical spin to familiar tunes.

The Feels

The Feels

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

#TheFeels presented by Visions MergingSoul Tools Entertainment, andJazz88 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 content that inspires them to be their best selves.

Royal Blood

Royal Blood

HOSTED BY SERITA AND HALEY

w/ special guest DJ Sophia Eris + DJ Venus De Mars

$8 at the door

Royal Blood, a monthly dance night curated by femme artists Haley McCallum & Serita Colette featuring powerful wymyn in the dj scene whose reputation to elevate will make you sweat!  This monthly dance night is all those who desire to move their illustrious essence in a space without having to navigate a world that doesn’t see us.  Dance. Respect. Sweat. Consent. Laugh. Breathe. Repeat.

The Retroactive Tour: Mega Ran + The Microphone Misfitz + TBA

The Retroactive Tour: Mega Ran + The Microphone Misfitz + TBA

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

When LA Weekly said that Ran’s “fanbase and niche audiences are growing at a rate not seen since Tech N9ne,” they meant it. A former middle school teacher, Mega Ran (formerly Random) blends education, hip-hop and gaming in amazing new ways, penetrating the farthest reaches of the galaxy with his unique rhyme style and electric performances.

"The Microphone Misfitz are the epitome of the acronym HIPHOP – Healthy Independent People Helping Other People – the Chicago based group's music focuses on the themes of living for a healthier state of mind, uplifting those who are trying to find their path in this world, and rejuvenating the fundamentals of what Hip-Hop truly is.

Rock for your Rights feat. Wild Planet + What Tyrants +  The Long Odds + The Beavers

Rock for your Rights feat. Wild Planet + What Tyrants +  The Long Odds + The Beavers

PRESENTED BY NARAL PRO-CHOICE MINNESOTA

$8 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR

Rock for your Rights is a concert to raise money and awareness about reproductive rights in Minnesota! NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota is a grassroots movement focused on guaranteeing every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. We accomplish this through public education, citizen lobbying, and pro-choice voter mobilization. Our focus is both national and statewide.