Circus of the West + The Broken Beaks

Circus of the West + The Broken Beaks

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

"Circus Of The West bring the warm and full sound of organic folk rock but with an added little twist of indie songwriter energy…. It’s all at once subtle and big, drawing you in bit by bit, and making you keen to discover even more ..." StereoStickman (Single Review), 06/23/17, by: Rebecca Cullen

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

CLOSE GATES WHEN LEAVING (ABY WOLF + ERIC MAYSON) w/ Big Cats + LOTT

CLOSE GATES WHEN LEAVING (ABY WOLF + ERIC MAYSON) w/ Big Cats + LOTT

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

ABY WOLF + ERIC MAYSON - Four Nights at Icehouse

FEB 14 • FEB 20 • MAR 1 • MAR 7

Eric Mayson and Aby Wolf have had a few collaborative irons in the fire for some time now.  This winter's end will see them bringing freshly tempered ideas to the Icehouse stage for four nights, along with some of the Twin Cities' best and brightest risk-taking artists. 

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.

The SPCO at Icehouse

The SPCO at Icehouse

Icehouse MPLS (map)

$20 in advance/$20 at the door

Ticket price includes a drink of choice (house wine, tap beer, rail drinks, rocks shots or non-alcoholic house-made beverage). Appetizers, dinner and desserts will be available for purchase during the performance. 

darling lily gave album release + Sister Species

darling lily gave album release + Sister Species

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

darling lily gave is the mind child of local Minneapolis musician Taylor Donskey. Currently
operating as bassist and vocalist with DIVES, Lena Elizabeth, and The Lowland Lakers as
well as Twin Town Guitars resident youth ukulele instructor. darling lily gave's first two records 'Cartograph; and 'Lomograph' were written arranged and produced by Donskey. Recorded at
Hideaway Studios in NE Minneapolis with engineering expertise from Jason McGlone. The
dual compact disc release and band debut show is tonight.

Guitarist Abby Kastrul and accordionist Emily Kastrul (Betazoid, Hazel Ra) transform two decades of sibling rivalry into raw, unapologetic, orchestral pop songs. With their first full-length album Closer Now, Sister Species showcases a sound matured as a 7-piece ensemble.

Jacob Hanson & James Buckley

Jacob Hanson & James Buckley

NO COVER

Jacob Hanson is an accomplished guitarist who has been seen and heard with a wide array of high-profile Minnesota artists, including Halloween Alaska, Mason Jennings, Solid Gold, Haley Bonar, The Pines, Actual Wolf, and a slew of side projects.

Moodie Black 'Lucas Acid' Album Release + Ceschi + MURF + Goodrich

Moodie Black 'Lucas Acid' Album Release + Ceschi + MURF + Goodrich

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Set Times: Goodrich 11pm, Ceschi 11:20, Moodie Black 12am, Murf 1am

Recorded over two years between Van Nuys and Minneapolis, Lucas Acid is 45 minutes of pounding, unsettled intensity with intermissions of fractured melodic beauty. As the namesake implies, Moodie Black are masters at establishing mood via richly textured backdrops that coil around K’s delivery. There is a vocal clarity on Lucas Acid that was somewhat lost in dense pockets of noise on previous releases that allows for K’s prose and storytelling to shine, with wraithlike wails and jarring screams filling in the negative space.

New Haven CT’s Ceschi (pronounced chess-key) Ramos makes his own version of progressive hip hop spliced with elements of folk & indie rock. Although he has almost “mathy” technical rap abilities he’s first and foremost a singer-songwriter at heart.

MURF are RoboCop-themed Hardcore Punk from Minneapolis.

DUB BRUNCH feat. Entertainment Rhythm

DUB BRUNCH feat. Entertainment Rhythm

NO COVER

Entertainment Rhythm is JT Bates(drums), Jake Hanson(guitar), and James Buckley(bass) playing instrumental Reggae Music.

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”. 

Superior Siren Album release + Coyote

Superior Siren Album release + Coyote

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

S U P E R I O R  S I R E N will release the debut, self-titled, full-length album on January 12th, 2018. The collection of songs, written by Laura Sellner, portrays the waves of raw emotion and alluring intensity that live within the music. The album features four songs previously released on the solo Superior Siren EP “Lotus in the Muck” in 2014. Those tracks have since grown in captivation with the talents of a minimalistic band. The remaining six songs of new material complete the album with swells of enchanting melodies and moods of ominous storms. The album will intrigue listeners with dream-like serenades and eerie echoes of doom.

Katey Bellville & Those SOB's

Katey Bellville & Those SOB's

NO COVER

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

Band lineup: Katey Bellville (Guitar, Vocals), Zach Gusa (Guitar, Vocals), of San Souci Quartet, Ryan Young (Fiddle) of Trampled By Turtles, Chris O'Brien (Dobro) of The May North, Mike Hedding (Banjo, Mandolin) of The High 48's, Justin Bruhn (Bass, Vocals) of Pert Near Sandstone.

 Button Poetry + Guante book release

Button Poetry + Guante book release

$15 in advance/$20 at the door

TICKET PURCHASE INCLUDES A COPY OF THE BOOK! A writer and performer operating with both force and grace at the same time, Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre's debut collection, A Love Song, A Death Rattle, A Battle Cry, is making its second entry into the world this February. At his release party Guante will perform and bring his book to life, alongside openers (TBD); he will also be available after to sign copies.

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

ACCORDO AT ICEHOUSE

ACCORDO AT ICEHOUSE

Icehouse MPLS (map)

$15 in advance/$15 at the door

Join Accordo, a string ensemble composed of present and former principal string players of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and Minnesota Orchestra. Accordo has been named “Best Chamber Ensemble” by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and “the dream team of chamber music” by Minnesota Monthly. For the two Icehouse performances, the group will be performing excerpts from the previous night’s Plymouth Congregational Church concert while discussing the repertoire and taking questions from the audience.

Bryan Nichols Two Trios

Bryan Nichols Two Trios

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Two trios, featuring pianist Bryan Nichols, a rare concert on an acoustic piano on the Icehouse stage! This evening will include The James Buckley Trio, with Bryan Nichols on piano, James Buckley on bass, and JT Bates on drums. Also performing will be a trio featuring Bryan Nichols and the Bates brothers, JT and Chris.

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.

Tina Schlieske’s Residency II: Come Together Sessions

Tina Schlieske’s Residency II: Come Together Sessions

$20 IN ADVANCE/$20 AT THE DOOR

Tina Schlieske’s Residency II: Come Together Sessions…Every first Thursday of the month Tina Schlieske with Brian Ziemniak, Cody Mckinney, Peter Hennig and other featured guests come together to make music, have some conversations and try to make sense of it all. 

CLOSE GATES WHEN LEAVING (ABY WOLF + ERIC MAYSON) w/ Holly Hansen + Nelson Devereaux

CLOSE GATES WHEN LEAVING (ABY WOLF + ERIC MAYSON) w/ Holly Hansen + Nelson Devereaux

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

ABY WOLF + ERIC MAYSON - Four Nights at Icehouse

FEB 14 • FEB 20 • MAR 1 • MAR 7

Eric Mayson and Aby Wolf have had a few collaborative irons in the fire for some time now.  This winter's end will see them bringing freshly tempered ideas to the Icehouse stage for four nights, along with some of the Twin Cities' best and brightest risk-taking artists. 

 DAN WILSON’S “THREE-RING BINDER” ALL REQUEST SHOW

DAN WILSON’S “THREE-RING BINDER” ALL REQUEST SHOW

presented by First Avenue

$40 in advance/$40 at the door (SOLD OUT-no tickets available at the door)

“Dan will play requests of songs he’s written and recorded over the last 25 years!” 

Dan Wilson is a singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and occasional cartoonist. He is best known as the lead singer of the band Semisonic, for which he wrote the Grammy-nominated smash "Closing Time" as well as other international hits including "Secret Smile" and "Chemistry." Prior to that, he was a member of the band Trip Shakespeare, whose long-haired psychedelia influenced a generation of Midwestern bands long after their breakup in the early 90s.

Javi Santiago & JAMES BUCKLEY

Javi Santiago & JAMES BUCKLEY

NO COVER

Javi 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.

PaviElle + DJ Digie

PaviElle + DJ Digie

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

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.

Ovation String Quartet + Sonare Strings

Ovation String Quartet + Sonare Strings

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Ovation and Sonare String Quartets showcase the versatility of the string instruments in a performance of classical, jazz, tango, show music, classic rock and contemporary.   The show includes interesting anecdotes about the group and the music itself, and is designed to be educational and inviting to all age groups.

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: Nutria & Twin Talk

JT's Jazz Implosion featuring: Nutria & Twin Talk

$10 AT THE DOOR
9:30PM

Set One: Nutria (New Orleans)
Set Two: Twin Talk (Chicago) 

Two touring bands at Jazz Implosion! thats our kinda night folks.  

Royal Blood

Royal Blood

HOSTED BY SERITA AND HALEY

w/ special guest DJ Shannon Blowtorch & YSHEYELLIN (aka Mina Moore)

$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.

CLOSE GATES WHEN LEAVING (ABY WOLF + ERIC MAYSON) w/ Dance Bums + Secret Special Guest

CLOSE GATES WHEN LEAVING (ABY WOLF + ERIC MAYSON) w/ Dance Bums + Secret Special Guest

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

ABY WOLF + ERIC MAYSON - Four Nights at Icehouse

FEB 14 • FEB 20 • MAR 1 • MAR 7

Eric Mayson and Aby Wolf have had a few collaborative irons in the fire for some time now.  This winter's end will see them bringing freshly tempered ideas to the Icehouse stage for four nights, along with some of the Twin Cities' best and brightest risk-taking artists. 

NO KIM 'Sweet for Promise' album release + Strange Relations + Hemma

NO KIM 'Sweet for Promise' album release + Strange Relations + Hemma

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

NO KIM.. "For the two songwriters, No Kim is an existential drift. It’s music made (...) in the intoxication of eras-old compositions. They want to feel something, and they don’t want it to be complicated." -Jerard Fagerberg, City Pages

"It's easy to be a pretty good band...but being a great band-- one that balances honesty with verve, emotion with craft-- that's hard as hell. Strange Relations, made up of Casey Sowa (drums/vocals) and Maro Helgeson (bass/synth) is a great band." -Noisey

Hemma is a solo artist from Eau Claire that blends mid-century American country music with modern synthesized landscapes that make for an authentic performance, for which she has spent her life preparing.

Bryan Nichols & James Buckley

Bryan Nichols & James Buckley

NO COVER

Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and improvised music. He returned to the Twin Cities in 2005 after four busy years in Chicago where he played with jazz heavyweights like Nicole Mitchell, Ernest Dawkins, Von Freeman and Hamid Drake. Since returning to Minneapolis, he leads and composes for his own trio, his quintet and his large group, We Are Many.  He also plays regularly with Gang Font, Kelly Rossum Quartet, James Buckley Trio, and Zacc Harris Quartet, in addition to being an in-demand freelancer.

#MPLS & Friends

#MPLS & Friends

$15 in advance/$15 at the door

#MPLS (M-P-L-S) combines contemporary soul, R&B, and hip hop infused with the legendary sound that put the city, Minneapolis on the map; funk! This band is comprised of some of the most elite musicians whose resumes include playing with the Sound of Blackness, Mint Condition and Prince to name a few.

Heartbreak Affair

Heartbreak Affair

NO COVER

Heartbreak Affair is a Minneapolis-based country band complete with b-bending guitar, pedal steel, fiddle, bass and drums.

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”. 

#MPLS & Friends

#MPLS & Friends

$15 in advance/$15 at the door

Two nights with twin-cities all-star group, #MPLS! (M-P-L-S) combines contemporary soul, R&B, and hip hop infused with the legendary sound that put the city, Minneapolis on the map; funk! This band is comprised of some of the most elite musicians whose resumes include playing with the Sound of Blackness, Mint Condition and Prince to name a few.

Her Crooked Heart + Kith & Kin Chorus

Her Crooked Heart + Kith & Kin Chorus

A Fundraiser for CAPI USA

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

HER CROOKED HEART is the new band; the new music of Rachel Ries – multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, sideman, singer. Genre: wherever Fiona Apple, John Grant, Brené Brown, Anaïs Mitchell, Harry Nilsson and Bach collide.

KITH + KIN CHORUS is a new 30+ person community choir in the TC, led and arranged by Rachel Ries, and open to all. This show is the culmination of their inaugural season. Kith + Kin def: friends and family

CAPI USA is an immigrant-led, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping Minnesota’s newest refugees and immigrants gain access to jobs, housing, food, health education, youth and senior social services in order to promote economic independence, self-determination and social equality.

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

BRASS LASSIE

BRASS LASSIE

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

Scottish and Irish Music Enlivened by Uncommon Instrumentation, Top Notch Arrangements and Remarkable Musicianship. Blending Jazz and Big Band Styles with Traditional Music.

"Groundbreaking"  "Pioneering Celtic Fusion" -Phil Nusbaum, KBEM Jazz88
“Joyful and sophisticated” – Dáithí Sproule, Altan

Mommy

Mommy

$12 in advance/$12 at the door

Mommy is the new premiere twin cities variety show and dance night! Brought to us by the creators of DADDY!

Queer, subversive, weird and full of love, any one can be a Mommy.
Mommy is for freaks of any gender, soft or hard, hairy or smooth, for the tops, the bottoms and the switches. Mommy brings together the queer community for a mix of performances, dances, live music, and amazing DJs. We wanna get sweaty and messy with you. 

Debuts tonight at Icehouse!

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”. 

ULTRA SUEDE SHOWCASE

ULTRA SUEDE SHOWCASE

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Ultra Suede is a collective of sorts, music and art at its roots, production team as branches, but also a commune of ideas under the umbrella of its symbol, protection. The point is to create an atmosphere of creativity  and build a community. Its purpose is to create and cultivate an environment of culture. It is a protected place for artists and thinkers to collaborate and grow. Protection X Connection.

Dreamboat

Dreamboat

NO COVER

Cally - banjo, guitar, uke, vocals Jen - violin, guitar, piano, vocals Eric - drums, guitar, vocals Wayne - bass and beauty

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”. 

Mark Mallman + Al Church

Mark Mallman + Al Church

$10 in advance/$10 at the door

Minneapolis rock legend, Mark Mallman has created a masterwork that turns the classic concept album on its head. The End Is Not The End was released March 25, 2016 on Polkadot Mayhem. In this age of cynicism, with too many people believing rock is dead, comes a sincere telling of an emotional trial we all must face at some point. 

To match the album's joviality, Church's release party will have a middle school carnival theme, and will feature a dance party, karaoke, and a cake walk. "It's going to be a really fun party," Church says animatedly. "You've got to prepare for summer, even in March." -Erik Thompson, City Pages

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

ReMix Singer Studio at Icehouse

ReMix Singer Studio at Icehouse

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

Be part of something new, and join us as we redefine choir. Pull up a chair and discover new voices as members of the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers perform music by up and coming Minnesota composers, and reimagine songs you know as vocal band “Nation” sings stunning pop a cappella cover songs.

Stone Arch Isles EP release + Laska + Maejoy Dotdot + Yetta

Stone Arch Isles EP release + Laska + Maejoy Dotdot + Yetta

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Stone Arch Isles, along with their favorite musicians from across the Midwest will be celebrating the release of their long-awaited Debut EP, Kingdoms, at Icehouse

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”. 

CORNBREAD HARRIS & FRIENDS

CORNBREAD HARRIS & FRIENDS

NO COVER

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

Nelson Devereaux & Joe Strachen

Nelson Devereaux & Joe Strachen

NO COVER

Nelson Thomas Devereaux has been playing saxophone since the age of eight, inspired to pick up the instrument first by the music of Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt and the Ellington and Basie big bands that he heard while listening to music with his grandfather

Katey Bellville & Those SOB's

Katey Bellville & Those SOB's

NO COVER

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

Band lineup: Katey Bellville (Guitar, Vocals), Zach Gusa (Guitar, Vocals), of San Souci Quartet, Ryan Young (Fiddle) of Trampled By Turtles, Chris O'Brien (Dobro) of The May North, Mike Hedding (Banjo, Mandolin) of The High 48's, Justin Bruhn (Bass, Vocals) of Pert Near Sandstone.

 Lakewood Cemetery + Graham Bramblett + Peter Lochner - Triple release show

Lakewood Cemetery + Graham Bramblett + Peter Lochner - Triple release show

$6 in advance/$8 at the door

Join all three acts as they each celebrate the release of their newest album. Lakewood Cemetery leads off the evening with their new material, spanning from classic country to 90s flavored alt-rock. Up next will be the roots- oriented songwriting of Graham Bramblett, steeped in the traditions of his native Texas and a decade in Tennessee. Lochner will close the night with a set of Americana that pulls from every corner of that genre, from country gospel to Southern rock. They will all be backed by a band of Twin Cities heavyweights.

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

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.

DAVID HUCKFELT (OF THE PINES) with special guest ANNIE HUMPHREY

DAVID HUCKFELT (OF THE PINES) with special guest ANNIE HUMPHREY

presented by First Avenue

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

Singer-lyricist David Huckfelt is a founding member of Minneapolis' Transcendental Folk band The Pines.

Annie Humphrey is an Anishinaabe singer/song writer. Growing up on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in Northern Minnesota, Annie lived in a home filled with voices made of thunder and nothing could stop it. Her parents were brilliant people individually. Her father, a singer and musician and her mother an artist and poet. 

Chris Olson & James Buckley

Chris Olson & James Buckley

NO COVER

Chris has performed with Bob Mintzer, Louis Bellson, Terry Gibbs, Ira Sullivan, and Bobby Vinton, and has appeared frequently at the Black Dog, heading his monthly “Chris Olson Project” as well as performing in other ensembles such as Framework.

ELIZABETH GHANDOUR

ELIZABETH GHANDOUR

NO COVER

A voice without constraint, a presence that captivates an audience, direct lyrics and honest covers, Elizabeth Ghandour’s music finds universal themes through personal experiences.

Zacc Harris + James Buckley

Zacc Harris + James Buckley

NO COVER

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.

WANAKU

WANAKU

NO COVER

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.

Natania & Ticket To Brasil

Natania & Ticket To Brasil

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Brazilian jazz, bossa nova and samba.  Just sit back and listen to the jazzy bossa nova classics combined with contemporary Brazilian repertoire and Ticket To Brasil's original material.  

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

SAM MILTICH AND BRIAND MORRISON

SAM MILTICH AND BRIAND MORRISON

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

Join Sam and Brian’s for a special early evening performance, from 7 PM till 9 PM

Two phenomenal guitar players from the Northland join forces in this dueling jazz guitar duo. Sam Miltich, guitarist with the Clearwater Hot Club and guitar maestro Briand Morrison weave their way through scales and rhythms of gypsy swing and traditional jazz compositions. 

Royal Blood

Royal Blood

HOSTED BY SERITA AND HALEY

w/ special guest DJ Mayda Miller & DJ Holly Hansen

$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.

Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra + Humbird

Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra + Humbird

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

This four-man orchestra seamlessly weaves trance based blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits’ darker works.

Creating music out of a mosaic of influences like Joni Mitchell, Bon Iver and Bill Frisell, Humbird weaves it all together with powerful lyrics and a stubborn pursuit of the sound of the North.

Tina Schlieske’s Residency II: Come Together Sessions

Tina Schlieske’s Residency II: Come Together Sessions

$20 IN ADVANCE/$20 AT THE DOOR

Tina Schlieske’s Residency II: Come Together Sessions…Every first Thursday of the month Tina Schlieske with Brian Ziemniak, Cody Mckinney, Peter Hennig and other featured guests come together to make music, have some conversations and try to make sense of it all. 

Frankie Lee

Frankie Lee

$10 in advance/$10 at the door

“the hot tarmac romance of a roots rocking War On Drugs”
★★★★
MOJO

5th Annual Twin Cities Dilla Day Celebration of James Dewitt Yancey

5th Annual Twin Cities Dilla Day Celebration of James Dewitt Yancey

Hosted by Big Wiz and Niles

$18 in advance/$20 at the door

Twin Cities Dilla Day has grown to be one of the most unique, innovative and creative Dilla celebrations from around the world. The support from Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancy and the James Dewitt Yancey Foundation is undying and will continue for years to come. This years Dilla Day will be filled with local jewels from our vibrant Hip Hop Community, Ma Dukes will be present at the concert to meet and greet with Dilla fans and have exclusive Dilla merch on hand and the night will be headlined by the Legendary DJ/Producer Pete Rock. The night will be nothing short of spectacular, hosted by Niles and Big Wiz and the intimate venue of IceHouse.

 Mark Reitan of Boots

Mark Reitan of Boots

NO COVER

Country music singer-songwriter, Mark Reitan of Boots, delivers hooks for days with well-crafted modern country songs.

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

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Feed Your Head EP release + Illusion Valley

Feed Your Head EP release + Illusion Valley

$5 in advance/$7 at the door

Feed Your Head is a trio from Saint Paul, MN with a dynamic and unfamiliar approach to Indie Rock. They illuminate the juxtapositions that make life interesting. With genuine expression, they hope to make you hungry.

A hair of folk, a dash of jazz, a sprinkle of sass - Illusion Valley conjures a unique sound that's both uncanny and unplaceable guided by Maya's darkly optimistic perspective and lilting songbird voice.

Porno Wolves Vinyl Release

Porno Wolves Vinyl Release

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

The Porno Wolves are a premium blend of blues, psychedelia, sex appeal and rock ‘n’ roll. The four-piece has erected their authentic sound on a foundation of musicianship and the classic rock canon.

Jacob Hanson & James Buckley

Jacob Hanson & James Buckley

NO COVER

Jacob Hanson is an accomplished guitarist who has been seen and heard with a wide array of high-profile Minnesota artists, including Halloween Alaska, Mason Jennings, Solid Gold, Haley Bonar, The Pines, Actual Wolf, and a slew of side projects.

Upstate Rubdown + General B and the Wiz

Upstate Rubdown + General B and the Wiz

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

This acoustic septet from Upstate New York is a sonic whirlwind of foot-stomping Americana, complete with mandolin, alto/baritone saxophone, cajon, and upright bass, all led by a soaring harmonic trio of powerhouse female vocalists.

General B and the Wiz is made up of a few really nice jazz boys who are into some really weird, yet wholesome, stuff. The band connects with you, specifically, by writing songs from the heart and putting on high-energy performances that will melt your face and tickle your senses from the inside out.

Lojo Russo

Lojo Russo

NO COVER

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

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”. 

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

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

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Chione

Chione

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Chione is a Twin Cities-based woodwind quintet comprised of innovative and cross-disciplinary women. The unique and evolving medium provides an outlet to explore and create new sounds while redefining and rediscovering lesser known music. Chione is committed to collaborating with professionals of all genres and creative outlets, with particular interests in commissioning new pieces and performing works by female artists.

Bit Brigade + Self-Evident + Double Ferrari

Bit Brigade + Self-Evident + Double Ferrari

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Bit Brigade performs rock covers of full NES soundtracks as their gamer speedruns them live on stage. 

Self-Evident performs experimental rock music with vocals. It’s mathy Post-Rock but with pop sensibility.

Double Ferrari is an instrumental 4-piece band from Athens, GA that explores the vibrational and harmonic capabilities of the electric guitar in a high-energy, uptempo hard rock context.

Bryan Nichols & James Buckley

Bryan Nichols & James Buckley

NO COVER

Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and improvised music. He returned to the Twin Cities in 2005 after four busy years in Chicago where he played with jazz heavyweights like Nicole Mitchell, Ernest Dawkins, Von Freeman and Hamid Drake. Since returning to Minneapolis, he leads and composes for his own trio, his quintet and his large group, We Are Many.  He also plays regularly with Gang Font, Kelly Rossum Quartet, James Buckley Trio, and Zacc Harris Quartet, in addition to being an in-demand freelancer.

PaviElle + Shannon Blowtorch

PaviElle + Shannon Blowtorch

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

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.

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”. 

Michigander

Michigander

Presented by LiveNation

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

Michigander, aka Jason Singer, is an indie rock act originally formed in Kalamazoo that has been gaining a lot of momentum since the release of his debut single “Nineties.”

Tom Brosseau Album release + Good Morning Bedlam

Tom Brosseau Album release + Good Morning Bedlam

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Tom opens the evening solo, followed by local favorites, Good Morning Bedlam.

Tom Brosseau “The North Dakota-raised, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter pens the kind of timeless, narrative-style folk that is best left unadorned.”-New York Times T Magazine – Aly Comingere

“No artist possesses the same peculiar qualities as Brosseau.... The power of his performing
persona is so strong that he can pervade the whole room with his subjective existence, making
time-warped acolytes out of his audience.” -BBC.com

“Minneapolis-based Good Morning Bedlam has a beautiful rootsy folk authenticity that’s absolutely integral to the success of the genre.” -Nic arre (Eri eader)

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

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15% OFF FOR SERVICE INDUSTRY WITH PROOF

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.

Bryan Nichols & James Buckley

Bryan Nichols & James Buckley

NO COVER

Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and improvised music. He returned to the Twin Cities in 2005 after four busy years in Chicago where he played with jazz heavyweights like Nicole Mitchell, Ernest Dawkins, Von Freeman and Hamid Drake. Since returning to Minneapolis, he leads and composes for his own trio, his quintet and his large group, We Are Many.  He also plays regularly with Gang Font, Kelly Rossum Quartet, James Buckley Trio, and Zacc Harris Quartet, in addition to being an in-demand freelancer.

ULTRA SUEDE SHOWCASE

ULTRA SUEDE SHOWCASE

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Ultra Suede is a collective of sorts, music and art at its roots, production team as branches, but also a commune of ideas under the umbrella of its symbol, protection. The point is to create an atmosphere of creativity  and build a community. Its purpose is to create and cultivate an environment of culture. It is a protected place for artists and thinkers to collaborate and grow. Protection X Connection.

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

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15% OFF FOR SERVICE INDUSTRY WITH PROOF

Royal Blood

Royal Blood

HOSTED BY SERITA AND HALEY

w/ special guest TBA

$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.

SPCO at ICEHOUSE

SPCO at ICEHOUSE

icehouse mpls (map)

$20 IN ADVANCE/$20 AT THE DOOR

Ticket price includes a drink of choice (house wine, tap beer, rail drinks, rocks shots or non-alcoholic house-made beverage). Appetizers, dinner and desserts will be available for purchase during the performance. 

Tina Schlieske’s Residency II: Come Together Sessions

Tina Schlieske’s Residency II: Come Together Sessions

$20 IN ADVANCE/$20 AT THE DOOR

Tina Schlieske’s Residency II: Come Together Sessions…Every first Thursday of the month Tina Schlieske with Brian Ziemniak, Cody Mckinney, Peter Hennig and other featured guests come together to make music, have some conversations and try to make sense of it all. 

Brianna Kocka "Dreamlife" Record Release + Zoo Animal (Reunion Show & Birthday Bash!) + Under Violet

Brianna Kocka "Dreamlife" Record Release + Zoo Animal (Reunion Show & Birthday Bash!) + Under Violet

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

Join Brianna Kocka as she releases her long awaited new album, "Dreamlife."

Co-produced by Holly Hansen, "Dreamlife" is a study in Kocka's attempt to escape the heaviness of loss, and the pressure of confinement.

A one-time one off show came together in mere minutes when Zoo Animal former drummer Thom Burton said he'd be in town for a show Holly Hansen was playing. She asked if by chance he'd play and his affirmative led Holly to ask Tim, who agreed it would be fun to do it. And BAM, it was booked. This one time chance to see the formative line-up will surely delight. 

Scott Laurent

Scott Laurent

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

Laurent started playing clubs in Minneapolis while still in high school, signing his first record deal when he was twenty-two. His fifth album "Love Don't Let Me Down" was produced in Nashville, where Laurent is a full time songwriter. "Nashville has been great. I've been able to work with songwriters who's names I used to read in the liner notes of my favorite records, grammy winners, and major label recording artists." Scott Laurent, who has been making a name in Nashville- "I'm dying here in Nashville," Scott Laurent howls on his new album. Whether or not he means that literally, the Springsteen-esque rocker clearly still considers the Twin Cities home.

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

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.

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.

MLV OF DELTA SPIRIT (ACOUSTIC TRIO)

MLV OF DELTA SPIRIT (ACOUSTIC TRIO)

presented by First Avenue

$15 in advance/$15 at the door

The corner of Terrible Street and Lost Cause Way would be a rough spot to buy a house.  Twinkies will still be delicious when the world ends.  Matthew Logan Vasquez is making awesome music. 

Tina Schlieske’s Residency II: Come Together Sessions

Tina Schlieske’s Residency II: Come Together Sessions

$20 IN ADVANCE/$20 AT THE DOOR

Tina Schlieske’s Residency II: Come Together Sessions…Every first Thursday of the month Tina Schlieske with Brian Ziemniak, Cody Mckinney, Peter Hennig and other featured guests come together to make music, have some conversations and try to make sense of it all.