Tamar Eisenman + Javier Santiago featuring Proper-T

Tamar Eisenman + Javier Santiago featuring Proper-T

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

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

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

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

Dave Graf & Bryan Nichols

Dave Graf & Bryan Nichols

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As one of the most versatile trombonists in the Twin Cities, Dave Graf has worked in a wide range of musical settings. His jazz resume includes performances with Slide Hampton, Herbie Lewis, Jack McDuff, Charli Persip and Superband, the Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Orchestra, and the Woody Herman Orchestra. As a member of local show bands, he has backed stars like Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Harry Connick Jr., Julie Andrews, and Rosemary Clooney.

SPVCE HOUSE 2.2 - Chris Hooks Bday party featuring SPVCE + Topper Atwood

SPVCE HOUSE 2.2 - Chris Hooks Bday party featuring SPVCE + Topper Atwood

special guests DJ Cam Jones + DJ Bvckwood + DJ Neekasodope + Koffa

$7 at the door

SPVCE IS A COLLECTIVE OF SEVEN UP AND COMING TO ESTABLISHED ARTISTS AND CREATIVES, ALL WITH THE INTENTION OF MAKING HEAVY ATMOSPHERIC TRAP MUSIC WHILE EXPANDING A FREE-SPIRITED MANTRA WHEN IT COMES TO CREATING ART. 

Thirsty River

Thirsty River

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With 23 strings and the occasional ivory filling, The Thirsty River finds their sound somewhere between a prohibition era barn party and the lyrically provacative folk scene of greenwich village in the 1960’s. 

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!

Velvet Negroni Album Release + Spank Rock + Izell Pyramid

Velvet Negroni Album Release + Spank Rock + Izell Pyramid

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Velvet Negroni is the current incarnation of the man also known as Jeremy Nutzman.  Throughout the years, you may have found him under the monikers Spyder Baybie Raw Dog or Pony Bwoy, but the man now known as Velvet Negroni is the most introspective version of himself to date.  His sparse and dark take on R+B is an outer-worldly experience that, in the world of Velvet Negroni, is simply day to day existence.  

Spank Rock’s music reeks of freedom. His concept EP Bangers & Cash (2008), produced by fledgling pop producer Benny Blanco, paid homage to freedom fighter Uncle Luther Campbell and 2 Live Crew.

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. 

Button Poetry featuring Melissa Lozada-Oliva

Button Poetry featuring Melissa Lozada-Oliva

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

*ticket price includes a signed copy of the featured artist's book.

A writer and performance artist from Boston, with fierceness, charm, and the ability to speak truth to power, Melissa Lozada-Oliva brings her poetry collection, Peluda, into the world this September. At her release show Melissa will perform and bring her book to life, alongside openers (TBD); she will also sign copies of Peluda after the show.

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

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$8 at the door/$10 after 12:30pm

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JT's Jazz Implosion featuring: Tatsuya Nakatani solo & collaboration

JT's Jazz Implosion featuring: Tatsuya Nakatani solo & collaboration

$12 at the door

Tatsuya Nakatani

Two sets: 
Solo percussion performance & spontaneously composed (improvisation) 
collaboration with Twin City’s own:
Nathan Hanson - Saxophone
Noah Ophoven - Baldwin Trumpet
Chris Bates - Upright Bass

Reed Turchi + Fox & Coyote + Of the Orchard

Reed Turchi + Fox & Coyote + Of the Orchard

PRESENTED BY THE MINNESOTA MUSIC COALITION

$7 AT THE DOOR

SET TIMES: 9pm Reed Turchi, 10pm Fox & Coyote, 11pm Of the Orchard

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

Manitoba x Minnesota Music Exchange featuring Vikings + Fathom Lane + 3Peat + Bruise Violet

Manitoba x Minnesota Music Exchange featuring Vikings + Fathom Lane + 3Peat + Bruise Violet

presented by Manitoba Music + The Current

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

The Current has teamed up with Manitoba Music from Winnipeg, Canada for another local music exchange. With two Minnesota artists and two from Manitoba on the bill, the Manitoba X Minnesota Music Exchange deepens the musical connection between the the two scenes. After the Minneapolis show at Icehouse, the bands play shows in Fargo and Winnipeg. 

 Eustace the Dragon lp release + Sister Species + Humbird

Eustace the Dragon lp release + Sister Species + Humbird

$8 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR

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

“Minneapolis-based sisters Abby and Emily Kastrul stunned us this summer when they released Closer Now, a sweet-sounding 9-song album consisting of brass, accordion, double bass, and a whole lot of love.” –What the Sound blog, Top 50 Albums – 2016 List.

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

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”. 

Landlady + Guitar Party

Landlady + Guitar Party

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

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

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

Jason Zimmerman

Jason Zimmerman

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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.

Phil Aaron & Gary Raynor

Phil Aaron & Gary Raynor

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Pianist Phil Aaron is a Chicago native who studied music at the Berklee College of Music and the University of Illinois. After ten years in LA, he moved to Minneapolis in 1989, becoming fully immersed in the local jazz scene, and hosting a long-running trio gig at the Hotel Sofitel. By day, Phil works as a composer of film and television scores winning an Emmy in 2007 for his scoring work on the PBS animated series, “Auto-B-Good.” As a performing jazz artist, Phil has shared the stage with Lee Konitz, Eric Alexander, Jim Rotondi, Jim Snidero, Byron Stripling, Barbara Morrison and Jackie Allen, among others... -Minneapolis Star Tribune
 

Slow Dancer + Petal

Slow Dancer + Petal

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.

"This record is kind of the apology, the confession and the acceptance of the ways I've felt shame in my life and trying to share it with others,” explains Petal lead singer, Kiley Lotz, of their new album, Shame. The melodically driven, indie rock record draws influence from Death Cab For Cutie and Pedro The Lion. Each song has its own sound but with tight drums and forward vocals, the album is cohesive in a beautifully textured way.

Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris

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Over the last five years, Americana singer-songwriter Sarah Morris has earned a reputation for engaging performances, with a voice both clear and lush. Sarah hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where from a young age, she immersed herself in her parent’s eclectic record collection before finally falling in love with the storytelling and songcraft in country music. 

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$8 at the door/$10 after 12:30pm

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 MOSES SUMNEY

MOSES SUMNEY

Presented by First Avenue

$16 in advance/$16 at the door

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

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

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

$20 in advance/$20 at the door

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

 Lazy Scorsese single release +26 Bats + Jeremy Ylvisaker

Lazy Scorsese single release +26 Bats + Jeremy Ylvisaker

$7 at the door

Lazy Scorsese is a psychedelic rock band that combines elements of pop, funk, folk, & shoegaze to create lush soundscapes centered around themes of love, interconnectedness, seeking truth, counter-culture, & the daily musings seen from the vantage point of Lazy Scorsese Following their debut EP released in October of 2016, the band gained traction as finalists in the StarTribune’s Best New Band contest, and landed in City Pages 10MN Acts Poised to Pop in 2017.

26 BATS! is composed of the members of music collective, Kriyative Emblems of a Blue Soul Renaissance. With their multi-genre influences including hip hop, jazz, soul, and alternative rock, 26 BATS!

Jeremy Ylvisaker is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer who has recorded with and/or played with John Prine, Andrew Bird, members of Prince's New Power Generation, Jenny Lewis, Justin Vernon, The Suburbs, Eyedea, Fog, Haley, Chuck Statler (maker of "The Truth About Devolution") Merce Cunningham dance company, and many others.

THE MOTH PRESENTS: Roots

THE MOTH PRESENTS: Roots

$10 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR

Prepare a five-minute story about relocation. Uprooted, reassigned, plucked from X and plopped into Y. Resettled by choice or lack of choice. Putting down new roots. Seamless assimilations, tight squeezes and impossible fits.

*Tickets for this event are available two weeks before the show, at 2pm CT / 3pm ET.

*Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final.

Goulden Balls

Goulden Balls

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One of the best rhythm sections in MPLS before they play a single note, Goulden Balls strip funk music back to its organic roots, Bass, Guitar, Drums.

Mark Erickson, Martin Dosh, & Jeff Ham.

Har-di-Har LP release + elle pf (FKA Bae Tigre) + Hiponymous

Har-di-Har LP release + elle pf (FKA Bae Tigre) + Hiponymous

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Har-di-Har is the St.Paul-based band of Julie and Andrew Thoreen. The husband-wife duo write and perform collage-oriented, orchestral art pop and have been making music together since 2012. Riding the line of the avant-garde music and performative art genres, their live performances invite the audience in as a familial witness to the vivid, awkward and vulnerable life of their own intimate relationship. 

On Friday, October 6th Har-di-Har will celebrate the release of their first full-length album, “we will will you.” For the first time the duo will invite in local Minneapolis musicians to realize the music from the record as a seven-piece band: Jonathan Sunde (J.E. Sunde), Eric Carranza (Hot Date, Batteryboy), Patrick Marschke (I(a), Katherine Seggerman (Lunch Duchess) and Nicky Steves (City Counselor). 

The performance will also feature brass from newly formed avant-electro-punk-brass band, Trombone Band (Noah Ophoven-Baldwin, Andrew Thoreen, Ben Link, and Gus Murphy). Joining Har-di-Har for this release show is elle pf (FKA Bae Tigre) and Twin Cities dance company, Hiponymous.

Caleb Hawley Album Release

Caleb Hawley Album Release

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Caleb Hawley is an American pop/R&B performing artist originally hailing from Minneapolis.  Blending organic instrumentation with electronically produced beats, his upcoming release has drawn comparisons to current groups like The 1975 and Francis and the Lights. He is a charismatic performer, often belting out his high soaring melodies from the audience as much as the stage.  Hawley has stated in interviews that he originally got into the business due to his avid need to perform, but his voice and artistry eventually caught up, now sitting on an even scale. 

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. 

Flamenco Sin Frontera

Flamenco Sin Frontera

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

$10 in advance/$14 at the door for Kids (12 & under)

Minneapolis-based 2017 McKnight Dancer Fellow Sachiko “La Chayí” explores the art of Flamenco in a traditional Tablao style Flamenco dance and music performance.  She will be joined by three virtuoso international artists that carry the musical and cultural roots, guitarist Angel Ruiz, singer José Cortés, and palmero Luis de La Tota.

Featuring:

Sachiko “La Chayí” (Flamenco dancer. Minneapolis, MN)

Angel Ruiz(Flamenco guitarist. Cordoba, Spain)

José Cortés (Flamenco singer. Marseille, France)

Luis de La Tota (palmero / hand-percussionist. Jerez de la Frontera, Spain)

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$8 at the door/$10 after 12:30pm

ADY FOR THE BEST WEEKLY SHINDIG IN MPLS. ‪#‎NIGHTCHURCH

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Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

$7 at the door

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

Rachel Kurtz

Rachel Kurtz

$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. 

DADDY - A QUEER MONTHLY VARIETY SHOW & DANCE NIGHT

DADDY - A QUEER MONTHLY VARIETY SHOW & DANCE NIGHT

special guest DJ YouAndMehAndEveryoneWeHate

$10 in advance/$10 at the door

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. 

Daddy T-shirts will be for sale at the event. $20 each and all profits go to our friends at Cafe SouthSide! ♥

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Alpha Consumer + all boy/all girl

Alpha Consumer + all boy/all girl

$8 in advance/$8 at the door

The members of Alpha Consumer have worked with Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Chuck Statler, Brother Ali, Anais Mitchell, Pieta Brown, A Prairie Home Companion, and more. MOJO said, “(Alpha Consumer) reminded us of just how great American oddball rock used to be. The Modern Lovers meets Talking Heads but heavier is how we describe Alpha Consumer. In truth, they’re more entertaining than that.” -March 2011.

The New York City based band; all boy/all girl can be hard to put your finger on. They ignore the conventions of genre or aesthetic continuity. Always curious, and wandering to unfamiliar places looking for familiar sounds. They combine orchestral instruments with your typical rock n’ roll outfit, casually traversing key signatures, and augmenting time signatures to create their own version of pop music. 

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.

DEM YUUT + BdotCroc

DEM YUUT + BdotCroc

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

On the full-length debut, Liberator,from Minneapolis quartet DEM YUUT, that trinity plays out in a uniquely disarming fashion.The album’s nine songs play directly to those fundamental human pursuits, rinsing the sweaty impulse of modern R&B in astute waves of synth and indie atmosphere. Even when frontmanDanny O’Brien is in a reflective and delicate mode, there’s an earnest sense of swagger to cut through the lovelorn haze. Lead-off track “Dawn/Sea” toys with Top 40 tropes without shorting their impact, while “Muck” puts a coolly calculated spin on the troubled relationship jam.Rounded out by bandmates Don House, Jeremy Hanson and Jef Sundquist, DEM YUUT pushes beyond the common confines of laptop R&B with a gorgeous array of sounds and textures —some improvised live in the studio, others meticulously crafted.

BdotCroc is a rapper with a passion for thought-provoking lyrics and energetic beats. This Minneapolis artist is known for her ability to combine modern punch with old school warmth, as well as for her razor-sharp lyrical delivery.

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)

Sam Miltich and Briand Morrison

Sam Miltich and Briand Morrison

 $10 in advance/$12 at the door

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. 

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

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

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

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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.

Blu & Exile 'Below The Heavens' 10 Year Anniversary w/ Dag Savage + Choosey + Cashus King

Blu & Exile 'Below The Heavens' 10 Year Anniversary w/ Dag Savage + Choosey + Cashus King

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

"The underground Los Angeles-based duo of MC Blu (b. Johnson Barnes) and DJ/producer Exile (b. Aleksander Manfredi) earned widespread acclaim right out of the gate with their debut album, Below the Heavens (2007), which critics crowned as the seemingly perfect marriage of Blu's everyday-struggle raps and Exile's Pete Rock- and J Dilla-inspired production.

Below the Heavens, the acclaimed debut studio album by hip-hop duo Blu & Exile, was released July 17, 2007 on independent record label Sound in Color.  Exile had previously released his solo album Dirty Science and two albums as a member of the duo Emanon.  Blu provides rap vocals on all of the album's songs, while Exile produced all of the songs and raps on the bonus track "I Am".   

Thee Commons + The Bad Man

Thee Commons + The Bad Man

Presented by First Avenue

$12 in advance/$12 at the door

Thee Commons has the rhythm that makes you want to move: part cumbia, part psych, part surf and all about keeping you up and keeping on your feet. They come from East Los Angeles with a sound that’s raw and full of energy.

High Wasted + The Coax + Drip(Mark Ritsema of SUZIE)

High Wasted + The Coax + Drip(Mark Ritsema of SUZIE)

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

60's garage rock is re-imagined from the nose of a surfboard, making High Waisted feel like a psychedelic lullaby. NYC surf rockers with pop sensibilities and an affliction for rock and roll. They’ve been called NME Magazine’s “buzz band to watch,” declared “the ultimate party band” by GQ and have received praise from Consequence of Sound, Noisey, and Paste.

The Coax is a psych-rock outfit from Minneapolis heavily influenced by garage bands from the 60's and rock and roll bands from the 70's. Their post-punk sound captured in studio is replicated live with a raw energy that is undeniable.

Drip, a new solo project from Mark Ritsema aka SUZIE, formally of Night Moves.

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.

Jillian Rae VINYL & CD RELEASE + LASKA

Jillian Rae VINYL & CD RELEASE + LASKA

$10 in advance/$14 at the door

Jillian Rae is opening the night at 10:30pm, followed by a set from LASKA.

Minneapolis based singer/songwriter, Jillian Rae, is set to release her long awaited Wanderlust-EP. In June of 2016, Rae hit the studio with a super-group of fellow Minneapolis musicians, and Grammy Award winning producers to bring life to her latest collection of songs. Wanderlust draws from experiences of life on the road, a life Rae is no stranger to, as a touring musician.

LASKA from Eau Claire, WI provide the perfect soundtrack for embracing the beauty in pain. Songwriting sisters Hannah, Becca and Mookie weave influences of Alternative, Americana and Desert Rock with raw emotion in their songs.

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.

Adam Levy's Junction: A Meeting of Artists & Styles w/special guest Jillian Rae

Adam Levy's Junction: A Meeting of Artists & Styles w/special guest Jillian Rae

$5 in advance/$8 at the door

A new Icehouse residency, put together by and featuring Adam Levy, with backing band Tony Zaccardi bass, deVon keys, Josh Kaplan drums. Each night will feature other guests joining Adam to explore old & new material from his and others' repertoires.. Adam Levy is regarded by many to be one of the great American songwriters of his era. His newest solo endeavor might be his best and most original work to date. Levy is probably best known for his nearly 20 years of work as lead singer-songwriter for The Honeydogs.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

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

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

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JT's Jazz Implosion featuring: Jim Campilongo Trio

JT's Jazz Implosion featuring: Jim Campilongo Trio

$20 at the door

Proud to present the return of the Jim Campilongo Trio to JT's Jazz Implosion.  Featuring Josh Dion and Chris Morrissey. 

MMC Presents

MMC Presents

PRESENTED BY THE MINNESOTA MUSIC COALITION

$7 AT THE DOOR

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

Phil Cook and The Dead Tongues

Phil Cook and The Dead Tongues

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

“[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

 

PaviElle + The Hennepin County Millionaires Club

PaviElle + The Hennepin County Millionaires Club

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

The 30-year-old soul singer is stepping into the spotlight with a batch of original songs that prove that she’s more than ready for her close-up. The resulting songs stand in sharp contrast to much of today’s neo-soul music; rather than try to dazzle the listener with flashy hooks or showy vocal runs, PaviElle draws her audience in close to create an intimate, warm, and emotional experience, her voice unspooling one slow-burning and expressive line after another. -Andrea Swensson, The Current

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

Gramma's Boyfriend + Maple & Beech

Gramma's Boyfriend + Maple & Beech

$10 in advance/$12 at the door

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

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

The Neighborhood Trio

The Neighborhood Trio

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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.

Graveyard Club + deM atlaS

Graveyard Club + deM atlaS

sponsored by Indeed brewing co.

$8 in advance/$10 at the door

Graveyard Club began inspired by a unique list of shared interests: the classic short stories of sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, the music of Ryan Gosling’s little-known band Dead Man’s Bones, and a fascination with both 50’s crooners and 80’s pop music. With an ever-growing reputation as one of Minneapolis' most entertaining and moving live acts, Graveyard Club has released two albums and an EP of their haunting brand of synthpop.

deM atliS.. "DWNR, his grunge-influenced Rhymesayers debut, is deeply melancholy, and splits the difference on 'depressed' and 'party mode'" -Pitchfork  

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NO TENT

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NO TENT  is a high energy bluegrass band from Minneapolis, MN, led by  singer-songwriter Reina del Cid and guitarist Toni Lindgren. Formed in 2011, No Tent plays primarily folk/bluegrass standards with a couple originals mixed in. The band features a rotating cast of some of the finest bluegrass players from the Twin Cities area including banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, bass, dobro, and even cloggers.

Adam Levy's Junction: A Meeting of Artists & Styles w/special guest Katy Vernon

Adam Levy's Junction: A Meeting of Artists & Styles w/special guest Katy Vernon

$5 in advance/$8 at the door

A new Icehouse residency, put together by and featuring Adam Levy, with backing band Tony Zaccardi bass, deVon keys, Josh Kaplan drums. Each night will feature other guests joining Adam to explore old & new material from his and others' repertoires.. Adam Levy is regarded by many to be one of the great American songwriters of his era. His newest solo endeavor might be his best and most original work to date. Levy is probably best known for his nearly 20 years of work as lead singer-songwriter for The Honeydogs.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

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

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

A Porkesota Halloween

A Porkesota Halloween

$8 at the door

Porkesota is a Primus Tribute band that chooses to explore the depths of mania that is Primus. This adventure will take us all to a place that defies the traditional musical world. Upon witnessing Porkesota, you will likely transcend to a lustful reality where waves of refreshingly thick cheese lap against the shores.

Porkesota consists of Dom Hanft and Jake Kirkman of Hardcore Crayons, and Cass Nee of Motari Jaguar.

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!”

Deploi Album Release w/ Mark Joseph & The American Soul + Spawn + Kanetic Source + Kelley Mak

Deploi Album Release w/ Mark Joseph & The American Soul + Spawn + Kanetic Source + Kelley Mak

Narrated by Heatbox  

Featuring DJ Elsewhere

$12 in advance/$15 at the door

Deploi is a Los Angeles based Hip-Hop artist whose raw content and electrifying live performances have generated fans all over the map. His music is a trip into the fundamentals of Hip-Hop at its purest form (Beat, Rhymes, and Life). No Frills, No Trills.

Chris Koza

Chris Koza

NO COVER

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.

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.

Adam Levy's Junction: A Meeting of Artists & Styles w/special guest John Eller

Adam Levy's Junction: A Meeting of Artists & Styles w/special guest John Eller

$5 in advance/$8 at the door

A new Icehouse residency, put together by and featuring Adam Levy, with backing band Tony Zaccardi bass, deVon keys, Josh Kaplan drums. Each night will feature other guests joining Adam to explore old & new material from his and others' repertoires.. Adam Levy is regarded by many to be one of the great American songwriters of his era. His newest solo endeavor might be his best and most original work to date. Levy is probably best known for his nearly 20 years of work as lead singer-songwriter for The Honeydogs.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

$8 at the door/$10 after 12:30pm

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 guest DJ Andthansbreon

$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.

SPCO at Icehouse: Wynton Marsalis’s At the Octoroon Balls

SPCO at Icehouse: Wynton Marsalis’s At the Octoroon Balls

Icehouse MPLS (map)

$20 AT THE DOOR (DRINK INCLUDED IN TICKET PRICE)

Join The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for our new concert series at Icehouse MPLS and enjoy intimate chamber music performances, specialty cocktails and gourmet food all at once in this inviting and eclectic music venue. A quartet of SPCO musicians will perform Wynton Marsalis’ At the Octoroon Balls, a contemporary work that draws from Creole music the composer heard growing up in New Orleans. 

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 Icehouse residency, 2ND THURSDAYS!

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. 

 

Adam Levy's Junction: A Meeting of Artists & Styles w/special guest Annie Mack

Adam Levy's Junction: A Meeting of Artists & Styles w/special guest Annie Mack

$5 in advance/$8 at the door

A new Icehouse residency, put together by and featuring Adam Levy, with backing band Tony Zaccardi bass, deVon keys, Josh Kaplan drums. Each night will feature other guests joining Adam to explore old & new material from his and others' repertoires.. Adam Levy is regarded by many to be one of the great American songwriters of his era. His newest solo endeavor might be his best and most original work to date. Levy is probably best known for his nearly 20 years of work as lead singer-songwriter for The Honeydogs.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

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

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

 Mark Joseph w/ Steph Devine

Mark Joseph w/ Steph Devine

NO COVER

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.

Dark Energy presents: Multiple Man (Brisbane) + Zwaremachine

Dark Energy presents: Multiple Man (Brisbane) + Zwaremachine

$7 in advance/$10 at the door

The Nightstalker's industrial birthday bash, featuring:

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

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

DJ's:
Angelica Ottavia
The Nightstalker
Jobot

Visuals by Mach Fox

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

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

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

Charanga Tropical

Charanga Tropical

$5 at the door

irst 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 12:30PM

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

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 12:30PM

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 + DJ Keezy + 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!”

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

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

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

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.

Nightchurch

Nightchurch

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

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

Chris Koza

Chris Koza

NO COVER

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.

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.