• Icehouse MPLS (map)
  • 2528 Nicollet Avenue
  • Minneapolis, MN, 55404
  • United States

$10 in advance / $18 advance + CD

$15 at the door

10:00PM showtime

21+

 

 

Niles:

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Niles is the CEO/Founder of The Avant Garde, LLC. He is also a Hip-Hop artist and the founder of the youth artist development curriculum entitled "Hip-Hop, History and The Arts". He graduated from Michigan State University in 2006 with a Bachelors in Communications. After graduation he moved to New York City to pursue a career in music, film and education. In New York he worked in film for BET News, CBS, MTV, NY Fashion Week along with releasing a single on major label E1 (Koch) Records. He is the son of the legendary jazz/symphony orchestra bassist Sam Gill. Recently, he opened up for Hip-Hop legends: Jay Electronica, Rakim, Slick Rick, Yasiin Bey, Pete Rock, Raekwon, Camp-Lo, Slum Village and Jericho Jackson (Elzhi & Khrysis). Niles will be releasing his debut album entitled "To Remain" this September. The album is a broad array of  raw emotion from Niles in the form of incredible music. It features Carolyne Naomi, Joe Davis, Jayanthi Kyle, Aleesha Clomon, Dahlia Jones, Traiveon Dunlap and DVP.

Vie Boheme: 

 Vie Boheme was born in Motown, developed in Pittsburgh and refined in Minneapolis. She describes her sound as a fusion of fusions. Live instrumentation with real instruments and her voice are the playground for an eclectic sound with elements of soul and electronica fused in. She is a former dance artist with TU Dance in St. Paul, Minnesota, a founding member of The August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble and a soul, funk, jazz vocalist and choreographer of her own solo dance work. She is also a Vinyasa yoga instructor teaching in Minneapolis and wherever her music takes her.

Vie Boheme was born in Motown, developed in Pittsburgh and refined in Minneapolis. She describes her sound as a fusion of fusions. Live instrumentation with real instruments and her voice are the playground for an eclectic sound with elements of soul and electronica fused in. She is a former dance artist with TU Dance in St. Paul, Minnesota, a founding member of The August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble and a soul, funk, jazz vocalist and choreographer of her own solo dance work. She is also a Vinyasa yoga instructor teaching in Minneapolis and wherever her music takes her.

Calvin the Second:

 For Calvin The Second, music didn’t come instinctively, but it did come naturally. When he picked up a saxophone in third grade to fit in as at his new school, it was a perfect fit. As a military brat, Winbush was born in Virginia and lived in Scotland and New Jersey before his family returned to Detroit, Michigan where his parents were born. Thrust into a new environment, music became a source of comfort and inspiration. In addition to the saxophone, Winbush later added piano, guitar, bass, and drums to his skill set. As a student at the illustrious Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Winbush joined the marching band and had the opportunity to perform in the Rose Parade in Pasadena. While playing in the parade, young Calvin promised himself that he would move to Southern California, a promise he soon fulfilled. After high school, Winbush attended Michigan State University where he received a degree in business management and continued to hone his music and entertainment skills. While still in school he traveled to New York City where he interned at Def Jam Records and Atlantic Records each summer.   It was at Atlantic where he learned the ins and outs of the music business while working on upe Fiasco’s Food & Liquoral bum. Now armed with experience in both music performance and music business experience, Winbush moved to Los Angeles. In L.A., he put his efforts into making and performing music for diverse audiences as well as acting. Surprisingly, his music skills would benefit his acting career earning him a role as a saxophonist in the three time Academy Award-winning film, Whiplash. His music and acting career has grown to larger roles including a recurring guest-star role on the hit ABC series, Nashville and a jaw dropping opening feature performance in Childish Gambino’s 2018 hit video “This Is America.” Through his experiences, Winbush has learned his deepest truth as a musician, “When you enjoy the music you’re making, people will enjoy hearing it from you.”

For Calvin The Second, music didn’t come instinctively, but it did come naturally. When he picked up a saxophone in third grade to fit in as at his new school, it was a perfect fit. As a military brat, Winbush was born in Virginia and lived in Scotland and New Jersey before his family returned to Detroit, Michigan where his parents were born. Thrust into a new environment, music became a source of comfort and inspiration. In addition to the saxophone, Winbush later added piano, guitar, bass, and drums to his skill set. As a student at the illustrious Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Winbush joined the marching band and had the opportunity to perform in the Rose Parade in Pasadena. While playing in the parade, young Calvin promised himself that he would move to Southern California, a promise he soon fulfilled. After high school, Winbush attended Michigan State University where he received a degree in business management and continued to hone his music and entertainment skills. While still in school he traveled to New York City where he interned at Def Jam Records and Atlantic Records each summer. 

It was at Atlantic where he learned the ins and outs of the music business while working on upe Fiasco’s Food & Liquoral bum. Now armed with experience in both music performance and music business experience, Winbush moved to Los Angeles. In L.A., he put his efforts into making and performing music for diverse audiences as well as acting. Surprisingly, his music skills would benefit his acting career earning him a role as a saxophonist in the three time Academy Award-winning film, Whiplash. His music and acting career has grown to larger roles including a recurring guest-star role on the hit ABC series, Nashville and a jaw dropping opening feature performance in Childish Gambino’s 2018 hit video “This Is America.” Through his experiences, Winbush has learned his deepest truth as a musician, “When you enjoy the music you’re making, people will enjoy hearing it from you.”

David "TC" Ellis: 

    After a successful career as a recording artist with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Prince on Warner Brothers and Paisley Park Records, David "TC" Ellis created Studio 4 Enterprises, Inc. in 1996 in St. Paul, MN. With an intention to sell studio time and find the next recording superstar, David was instead struck with the number of young people hanging out at his studio and passionate about the recording arts. While these young people were incredibly creative, smart and enterprising, most had already dropped out of school due to boredom and a sense that school wasn't relevant to their lives and dreams. David was moved to respond to this situation and after consulting with a number of key people in his learning journey initiated Studio 4 to create the High School for Recording Arts as a public charter school in 1998.  High School for Recording Arts was born in July 1998 with its approval as an independent charter school district by the Minnesota Department of Education. In 2001, HSRA was approved for a three-year renewal of its charter by the St. Paul School District, HSRA’s sponsor. The charter was renewed again in 2004 and 2008. In the summer of 2008, High School for Recording Arts, with the support of the Minnesota Commissioner of Education, amicably moved authorization of its charter from St. Paul Public Schools to Pillsbury United Communities (PUC). Today student enrollment has stabilized at just over 200 students.

 

After a successful career as a recording artist with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Prince on Warner Brothers and Paisley Park Records, David "TC" Ellis created Studio 4 Enterprises, Inc. in 1996 in St. Paul, MN. With an intention to sell studio time and find the next recording superstar, David was instead struck with the number of young people hanging out at his studio and passionate about the recording arts. While these young people were incredibly creative, smart and enterprising, most had already dropped out of school due to boredom and a sense that school wasn't relevant to their lives and dreams. David was moved to respond to this situation and after consulting with a number of key people in his learning journey initiated Studio 4 to create the High School for Recording Arts as a public charter school in 1998.

High School for Recording Arts was born in July 1998 with its approval as an independent charter school district by the Minnesota Department of Education. In 2001, HSRA was approved for a three-year renewal of its charter by the St. Paul School District, HSRA’s sponsor. The charter was renewed again in 2004 and 2008. In the summer of 2008, High School for Recording Arts, with the support of the Minnesota Commissioner of Education, amicably moved authorization of its charter from St. Paul Public Schools to Pillsbury United Communities (PUC). Today student enrollment has stabilized at just over 200 students.