$10 in advance/$12 at the door
9:30pm doors/10pm showtime
Bones & Beeker:
Wax Poetics Records’ new Minneapolis-based duo Bones & Beeker is a band that combines hip-hop-production sensibilities with classic, harmony-focused singer-songwriter musicianship. Anthony Newes (vocals, guitar, keys, and other sounds) and Brendan Kelly (production, drum programming, keys, glockenspiel, kalimba)—known in hip-hop circles as BK-One—were introduced through their work with the developmentally disabled. Their first meeting was a five-minute conversation about Tom Waits. Their second was at a client’s deathbed.
BK-One is probably best known for his decade of work with rapper Brother Ali, yet early in his life he toured the country in a jazz band while studying piano and vibraphone alongside musical giants like Sonny Rollins, Milt Jackson, Yusef Lateef, and Wynton Marsalis. Anthony Newes—who studied audio engineering in Arizona and improvisation and music theory in Northern California, and worked at a homeless shelter in Seattle—formed a critically celebrated rock band while in Eureka, California, and earned a reputation playing folk music in the old Minneapolis haunts of Dylan and Guthrie.
When the two artists decided to work together, they faced many challenges, often arguing about how to properly balance two radically different musical sensibilities. Both were way out of their element, and each song was a strange new compromise. Flanked by bassist Chris Bierden (Poliça and Pony Trash) and guitarist Nate Collis (Atmosphere and Attracted to Gods), Bones & Beeker delivers an album full of surprises. Their self-titled long player will be released late 2015 on Wax Poetics Records, distributed by Sony RED.
Mina Moore is a singer-song writer from Minneapolis. Her music draws from that of her upbringing, leaning heavily on soul, R&B, and inevitably, pop. Like so many of us, Mina's pallet is ever growing, and her live performances aim to educate as much as entertain.
Kwey is a 22 year old Ghanian-American producer and multi-instrumentalist out of Minneapolis. Being exposed to soulful, timeless music at a young age to the likes of Grover Washington Jr., Sade, Kenny G, Snoop Dogg and Ghanaian music, Kwey began playing drums for his church at just five years old.
Born in Dallas, TX and raised in Minnesota, Kwey moved to Ghana for junior high school. It was during this time he was first introduced to music production. He returned to Minneapolis to finish high school as he started composing beats for friends all the while evolving his own process and style.
His unmistakable sound has made him one of the more highly anticipated artists in the beat scene without having an official release to date. Kwey’s beat sketch “Turquoise” was featured and co-signed in Complexion’s radio show mix 084 for Future Beats Records in the UK.
Shortly after, his Jay Rock “Money Trees Deuce” remix collaboration with su na premiered via Okayplayer. He soon found himself opening for Gravez of HW&W Recordings – demonstrating his towering presence and ability to control a crowd.
Kwey is a genre-killer with neck snapping drums, natural grooves, melodic hooks and sweeping chord progressions. Look out for Kwey’s debut EP out this Fall 2015.