EVERY FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
10PM • NO COVER • 21+
A rebellious cadre of Twin Cities jazz and hip hop luminaries, Coloring Time is a musical accident waiting to happen, so to speak. Instrumentalists Casey O’Brien (bass),Graham O’Brien (drums), John Keston (keys), Robert Mulrennen (guitar) and Jon Davis (reeds) pave nebulous jazzways on which vocalist/MCs Joe Horton, Kristoff Krane and Adam Svec race headlong to rapture and epiphany. The group often reinforces its numbers with notable vocal and instrumental guests. Never the same show. Always an adventure!
With five years of experience producing, writing for and backing up some of the most talented musicians in the Twin Cities, Eric Mayson is primed and ready to release his first solo album late this summer. Having worked with Caroline Smith, Lizzo, Ashley Gold and Sexy Delicious, Crunchy Kids and Toki Wright and Big Cats, Mayson has performed and recorded with some of the most important artists on the Minneapolis music scene. A multi-talented musician, he also composes for many Twin Cities dance and theater artists. “Detail”, his first solo effort, will be a collage of sonic influences from his many collaborations. Mayson’s multi-instrumental skills and talent for meshing genres and styles bring a diverse and organic sound to his music, with hip-hop rhythm, moody electronics, deep bass and drums, and harmonically complex, layered vocals.
Mayda is a young yet seasoned Korean Adoptee multi-musician/artist/producer from the land of 10,000 Lakes. “Her R&B-infused pop is undeniably fresh, as she swings between pared-down acoustic struts, full-band funkadelic blasts, and electronic drumbeats and synth flourishes that would make the Purple One proud. The result is a slick, expansive, and evolving pop sound, aided in part by producer and mentor Michael Bland (who drummed with Prince in the early ’90s and currently plays with Nick Jonas), whose Sonic Matrimony Collective label released Mayda’s first full-length, The Interrogation, last year. The prolific young soul singer is just beginning her journey, but it’s hard not to anticipate big things from the petite yet larger-than-life pop songstress.” -Andrea Swensson, The Current
Mayda’s music has been featured locally as well as internationally. Numerous of Mayda’s songs have been on Rachael Ray show, Good Morning America, KFC youtube, Reebok Seoul commercials, Jersey Shore, and cable networks such as Showtime and MTV.
Recently, Mayda has just signed with South Korean Indie Label, Musicaroma/Feel Good Inc. On a her 3-week tour in Seoul, Mayda was able to meet her birth parents for the first time. In lieu of the performances, her trip was documented on public television as well as media print. In the middle of March, Mayda then went on a 2-week tour debuting in Europe from Ireland, Germany, Copenhagen, Spain, to Sweden! On returning to the US, Mayda is releasing a brand new batch of songs in the beginning and end of this year in addition to collaborating with Mu Theater Arts