$7 at the door
8:30pm doors/9pm showtime
Presented by the Minnesota Music Coalition
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.
American Housewife is the songwriting duo of Stephanie Paquin & Maureen Rudd, formerly of Space Heater. “In Like a Lion”, their first release, is an alt pop album that shimmers like the water of the lakes in their hometown of Minneapolis. The lyrics hang on regret, longing and movement. The layered guitars are sonically varied. The hooks coming heavy and often. The harmonies soar. The music has universal themes and irresistible charms. It’s for anyone who’s traveled some distance to arrive at who they are.
American Housewife is honored to have made the top 16 bands in the Star Tribune’s 2017 “Are You Local?” competition and to be performing at Minneapolis' own Basilica Block Party in July of 2017.
Music is its own emotional and intellectual language. It can be an effective means of striking connection with the world. These are songs for the heavy-hearted, the joyful, and the content.
Timbre Ghost is the composition and performance of musician Dustin Tessier (Lazer Forever, Teague Alexy, Double Bird) in the songwriting, and studio setting. Live iterations of Timbre Ghost, as a band feature Adam Patterson (American Cream, Magic Castles) on drums, and Dylan Ritchie (Grant Hart, Teenage Strangler, Prissy Clerks) on bass.
Hailing from Duluth MN, Dustin Tessier is a life-long musician who traces his influences to growing up in a musical family, and coming of age in a storied city. Dustin has spent the past 20+ years immersed on the continuum of songwriting, recording, improvisational creation, and live performance as a local and national touring musician.
"... Tessier is based in Minneapolis and records and performs under the name Timbre Ghost. His debut EP under that nom de plume is “The Ledger,” a dark, pensive handful of songs that recall the work of artists like Neil Young, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, My Morning Jacket and even Sonic Youth in their quieter moments." - Tony Bennett, Duluth News Tribune
Niki Becker is a garage pop folk-like singer/songwriter. Becker and her band fill her songs with intricate harmonies, textured guitars and powerful drums that color her playful, yet honest lyrics and haunting vocals.
Born and raised in rural Minnesota and inspired by the country music of her childhood and the rock music of her teen years, she took these influences to heart when she began writing her own songs. Taking the stage for the first time in 2010, she quickly began booking her own shows and recording her debut album Good, released in October 2010.
ince then, Becker has released three more albums (2015's Reactor, 2012’s Sea Salt and the EP Intermission in 2013), made the Honorable Mentions list for Vita.MN’s 2013 Are You Local? contest, played festivals around the region (Stone Arch Bridge Festival, Mid West Music Fest, Keweenawesomefest), and is currently working on her next release with her band: lead guitarist Shawn Davis, bassist Bart Boutwell, drummer Sara Beth Horishynk, and backing vocalist Colleen Borgendale.
"...lyrics are every ounce as smart and charming...but with moments of stark imagery and introspection"– 89.3 The Current