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Anna Schulze & Kazyak (Indie Pop) $7

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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$7 covers on the tab.

8pm Kazyak
9pm Anna Schulze


Anna Schulze is a Minnesota native singer-songwriter and guitarist whose music oscillates between raw pop and indie rock. Schulze has been writing and performing since she picked up her first (nylon string) guitar at age 9. At 24, she has released two albums and two EPs to date. In 2010, she set west to study Popular Music at the University of Southern California, and over the next few years was given the opportunity to open for the Beach Boys, work with mentor and Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter, Glen Ballard, and perform at the legendary Troubadour with her band.

Schulze currently lives in Los Angeles where she frequents the local music scene both solo and with her band. Her recent single, “Closer” has been featured on MPR’s The Current and is the second single release from her upcoming album Pickford Market.

As a songwriter, Schulze aspires to create songs that resonate universally: “I write because I want to make people feel. I want to give people the permission that they don’t give themselves; permission to cry, to laugh, to question, to wonder, to escape, to smile, to be alone, to dance, and to lose and find themselves in the moment.”


Twin Cities-band Kazyak is the indie craft-vehicle of songwriter/guitarist Peter Frey. For the past half decade Kazyak has been a studio project, recording 2 EPs (1 unreleased) and 1 LP (unreleased) in NE Minneapolis, and is now actively booking shows in the Twin Cities. The current band is: Peter Frey (guitar), Andy Wolfe (guitar), Pat Hayes (synth, piano), Lana Bolin (bass), and Nick Grewe (drums).

Kazyak practices experimentation and finds it’s source in a deep pool of midwestern music. The band draws on the abstract side of Bob Dylan’s songwriting and lofty sonic architecture from the likes of 12 Rods, Fat Kid Wednesdays, Tiki Obmar, and Halloween, Alaska. The group spits it all back out in their own way: warm nylon-string guitar blended around an expressive falsetto, electronic drum sequences layered beneath a Ludwig kit, and acoustic banjo processed through circuit-bent guitar pedals.

All Kazyak songs are primarily folk songs, brought to life in the studio and on stage. The sound is grounded in authentic sentiment that is infectious, warm and overflowing; and the music has the feeling of being both through-composed and improvised. The band has shared the stage with many, including LA indie rockers the Local Natives and Duluth-based Trampled by Turtles, and continues to collaborate closely with Minneapolis-based engineer/drummer Brett Bullion.


Thursday, July 27, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Aster Cafe
125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States