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June 2018

Tacky Annie | Andy Cook (Indie Rock/Alternative) $8

Thursday, June 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Both Rachelle LaNae and Andrew Frederick studied music formally receiving a degree in performance. Steeped heavily in classical music Rachelle’s training starkly contrasts that of Andrew’s which lives in the realm of jazz and groove oriented music. In the fall of 2017 by combining these two worlds with their unabashed appreciation for folk and pop music they began their musical relationship and Tacky Annie was born. If you like Sylvan Esso, Phantogram, Lucius, or Julia Michaels there may be something…

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Wilkinson James | The Honeytones (Blues/Honky-Tonk) $6

Friday, June 22 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Wilkinson James have been performing their distinctive blend of blues, folk, and honky-tonk in and around the Twin Cities area since singer-songwriters Liz Wilkinson and AJ Scheiber first met up in 2008. A fan once described their original songs as “the bastard offspring of Townes Van Zandt and June Carter Cash,” which has always sounded about right to them. Their debut album (simply titled “Wilkinson James”) dropped in early 2015, and featured 13 original songs, a top-notch band of local…

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Sophia Shorai with special guests (Jazz/Pop) $8

Saturday, June 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A singer with equal parts heart, charm and individuality, Shoria has been a mainstay on the Minneapolis jazz scene for the past 10+ years. With five self-released albums under her belt, she mixes old classics, modern revivals and her own pop gems with ease and soul. Shorai has collaborated with many of the midwest's finest and most celebrated musicians and has garnered international vocal recognition through commercials, television shows and films. www.sophiashoraimusic.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMaob5W-ODs Sophia & Crew with Special Guests!! Music…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, June 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz,…

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Delphia Cello Quartet with special guests Nickel&Rose (Modern Classical) $6

Sunday, June 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Founded in 2017, Delphia Cello Quartet plays original arrangements of popular tunes. Rachelle Smith earned her B.A. in Music from the University of Minnesota, where she studied under Tanya Remenikova. Other teachers include Olga Dolgaya, Laura Handler, and Hong Wang. Rachelle is an active performer around the Twin Cities, both as a cellist and as a singer/songwriter under the artist name Rachelle LaNae. She loves sharing her passion for music while learning from her students, and currently teaches cello at…

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Marie Miller with special guest Mo (of RADDA RADDA) Americana $7

Monday, June 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

When Marie Miller writes a song, she does what all gifted writers do: She looks at her life and into her heart to make sure what she creates comes from real emotion and experience. She also does something none of peers likely do: she searches through classic literature, whether it be Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy or Homer. There, she finds parallels for what she wants to say, channels that inspiration into her lyrics and comes up with something unique: Music that’s immediate…

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The Nunnery | M French (Indie Rock/Folk) $5

Tuesday, June 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The layers of The Nunnery’s voice build into a chorus; each song or performance becomes a calm, meditative experience. The Nunnery is about collaboration and combining music + art with an audience. The Nunnery Official Website https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZo9YbnLzYU Nashville influenced singer-songwriter M French’s music and lyrics catch at the strings of hope hidden within heartache. Guitar in hand, coffee cup nearby; the melody transports and the words tell a story. Our story. A human story. Matthew’s audiences feel themselves reflected in…

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Dark Pony with special guest LOTT (Root/Soul/Pop) $7

Wednesday, June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dark Pony 4th Wednesdays SUMMER RESIDENCY featuring special guests!!

June 27th with LOTT
July 25th with TBA
August 22nd with Henry James Patterson

Dark Pony is the alter-ego of Minnesota based producer/performer Jon Herchert. Instead of chasing musical dragons in the far-away musical jungles of Los Angeles and New York, the Dark Pony has set out on a hero’s journey of discovery right in his own backyard. Literally his own backyard.

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David Harland (Singer Songwriter/Acoustic Fingerstyle) $7

Thursday, June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

David Harland has felt the pull of music all of his life. His music has been described as innovative, introspective and expressive. David is a fingerstyle guitarist and singer/songwriter in the tradition of great innovators like Michael Hedges, Nick Drake, David Wilcox and Billy McLaughlin. http://www.davidharlandmusic.com RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! $7 Cover charges on the tab. - David's musical journey began at the age of 5 when he was gifted a plastic acoustic…

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The Melvilles (Folk Rock) $7

Friday, June 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

David moved in across the alley from Karl. Steve bumped into David at a bar. David took a job at Dan’s company. Dan told us about a family member of his, Brian, and Brian had been in another band with Jeff. We all write and arrange songs together. The result is a friendly mongrel with a twangy, funky, bluesy, jangly, rock & roll bark. THE MELVILLES ARE: Brian Amelang: Keyboards, melodica, mandolin, accordion, fiddle, vocals Dan Andreasen: Saxophone Dan Mackaman:…

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Mariah Mercedes | Izabel Crane (R&B/Jazz) $10

Saturday, June 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mariah Mercedes is a pop/R&B artist from the Twin Cities delivering smooth grooves with a perpetual smirk. www.mariahmercedes.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxfIR8U9Nsw Drawing on influences as vast as the Paris jazz of Django Reinhardt and vocal styles of Billy Holiday, the angst ridden grunge they grew up on, to the traditional Americana music of the Ozarks that they call home; Izabel Crane has created a style of their own style dubbed “Ozark Jazz.” The ensemble plays with a “beauty and darkness that melodically…

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July 2018

Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, July 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz,…

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Larry McDonough Jazz Quartet $8

Sunday, July 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“Alice in Stonehenge and other AcoustElectric Adventures” Comes to the Aster

Question: What do Saint Paul, Bill Evans, Chet Baker, Paris, Miles Davis, Tony Bennett, Spinal Tap, Dave Brubeck, Sting, Led Zeppelin, Prince, children with special needs, Eric Clapton, and odd meters have in common?

Answer: The Larry McDonough Quartet “Alice in Stonehenge and other AcoustElectric Adventures” Show

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Juan M Soria | Nick Costa (Indie Rock) $5

Tuesday, July 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Juan M Soria is a Singer-Songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina who now resides in Brooklyn, NY. Juan was forced quit his long term day job in banking after his boss denied him time off to take his dream vacation to NYC. This proved to be the best decision he ever made and ultimately the start of a completely new life and musical career in the US. Juan fell in love with not only the city and the music scene, but also his now manager and wife Sara. His music style is rock/folk with a bit of slide guitar for good measure and his influences include The Beatles, Dave Matthews, Jimi Hendrix, Amos Lee & Gustavo Cerati.

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Midwest CMA Songwriter Showcase hosted by Sarah Morris (FREE)

Thursday, July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Midwest Country Music Association Songwriter Showcase hosted by Sarah Morris.

Featuring: Doug Collins, Dayna Koehn, Swanny Rose, & Zak "Poppa Bear" Norton.

The Midwest CMA was founded in 2017 in order establish a network of musicians, businesses, and fans to cultivate the country music community in the Midwest. The association provides various resources to musicians to help hone their craft, advance their career, and give back to the community. Businesses will have sponsorship opportunities and the ability to reach new clientele. Fans will be able to follow their favorite artists, discover new ones, and enjoy countless other opportunities and exclusive content.

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Mary Bue | Katy Vernon (Singer Songwriter) $8

Friday, July 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Katy has been described as ”One of the Twin Cities’ most beloved folky singer/songwriters.” Star Tribune.

Mary Bue is an indie musician and yoga studio owner based in Minneapolis. A prolific songwriter with 7 albums under her belt, Mary’s music touches upon archetypal themes of the human condition: love, loss, triumph, dreams, and the natural world.

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An evening of Songwriters Featuring: John Munson, Lucy Michelle, & Dylan Hicks $15

Saturday, July 7 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us in the cafe for a special evening of songwriters featuring John, Lucy, and Dylan!

John Munson
John loves Lucy and Dylan. Tonight they are going to make him look like a hopeless amateur and he's going to love every minute of it.

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, July 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz,…

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LAURA HUGO and Friends (INDIE FOLK) $5

Sunday, July 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Laura Hugo is originally from the Navajo Nation but has been calling the Twin Cities her home for the last 7 years. She’ll make you feel the feels with her melodic and catchy tunes about heartbreak. You’ll probably find her frequenting open mics, playing at various Minneapolis music venues and watching others play shows at least 4 days a week.

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Kate Preston and Ben Morey with special guest Seth Doud (Indie Rock/Americana) $5

Monday, July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kate Preston and Ben Morey are prolific Rochester songwriters playing harmony rich music drawing on influences ranging from early rock n roll and country to indie rock and Americana.

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Todd Eckart with special guest (Country/Americana) $5

Tuesday, July 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An amalgam of raw energy, classic charm, bi-gone era romance and formidable stage presence, grace every note of Todd Eckart’s live performance. He is part wistful crooner, part country song-smith, and equal measure rock-n-roll heart throb. Reminiscent of the days when a man armed only with his guitar, his songs, and a burning desire to tell his story could pour out his soul to a back beat, and in a manner of speaking, conquer the world, the charts, but most…

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Dirt Train with special guest The Federales (Rock & Roll) $5

Wednesday, July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dirt Train 2rd Wednesdays SUMMER RESIDENCY featuring special guests!!

July 11th with The Federales
August 18th with Margot

Dirt Train is a five-piece Americana Rock & Roll band greasy enough to spread on toast. With equal parts classic Country and Soul tendencies, these ace Twin Cities players will make you dance, cry, and give you the courage to drink your weight in Jim Beam.

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John Swardson | Ryan Holweger (Americana) $5

Thursday, July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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John Swardson is a Minneapolis songwriter of ..."uncommon emotional detail, depth, and empathy". In the vein of solo Springsteen, Merle Haggard and Tom Waits, John's songs mine the hills that surround us and searches for gold in the darkness that we all share.

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Hannah von der Hoff Trio with special guest Theyself (Rock Roll/Indie Soul) $7

Friday, July 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Alabama Shakes meets Bonnie Raitt.

Hannah von der Hoff’s trio puts on a dynamic show where soul blues jazz and rock converge to provoke your gut and tap your toes.

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The Maeflies (Folk Rock) $8

Saturday, July 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Maeflies, Minnesota’s Americana-country-rock ensemble of 5, have been playing their trademark sound for over 15 years. They deliver rich signature harmonies, hot guitars and songs that tell a story. The Maeflies know their way around any iteration of guitar, including pedal steel, mandolin and banjo. All the Maeflies can sing and pass around the lead vocal. Mae fronts the band; and you will discover why. The Maeflies have released 2 albums of original music: “Goodbye Sometimes” and “Dinkytown Highway”,…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, July 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz,…

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Tim Sparks & Phil Heywood (Finger-style Acoustic) $10

Sunday, July 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tim Sparks and Phil Heywood are two of the reasons why Minnesota is known nationwide as a hotbed for acoustic fingerstyle guitar. Both guitarists are widely recognized for their solo careers and have inspired seasoned pros and aspiring students alike with their unique talents. Both are former National Fingerpicking Champions who have gone on to release numerous recordings and compile lengthy performance resumés. About ten years ago Tim and Phil began to work up duets and perform together. They’ve built…

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Nici Peper with Claire Kelly (Folk) $8

Monday, July 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Nici Peper is an Americana singer-songwriter based loosely based in the Minnesota/ Wisconsin region. Growing up around gospel music and a family of storytellers, her lyrics reflect the soul and honesty of their influences. Her music exposes a gentle heart- one that writes of love, heartbreak, and dreams. Peper has opened for Brett Michaels, Elvis Monroe, GB Leighton, Dan Navarro, and more. She has recorded in Nashville, toured Alaska, the Ozarks and the Midwest, has been on Twin Cities Live,…

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Billy McLaughlin (Acoustic Fingerstyle) $20

Tuesday, July 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Billy McLaughlin 3rd Tuesdays Summer RESIDENCY!!

He is recognized as an innovative performer and composer who embraces the advantages of acoustic guitar amplification, unorthodox techniques and altered tunings while celebrating a gift for melody. His enormous yet fluid acoustic guitar tone has carried him around the world, to Billboard’s Top-Ten Chart and most recently through a devastating medical disorder called focal dystonia.

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Sleep Study with special guests Val Son (Rock & Roll) $8

Wednesday, July 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sleep Study 3rd Wednesdays SUMMER RESIDENCY featuring special guests!!

July 18th with Val Son
August 15th with Adam Levy & The Coming Collapse

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Little Man solo show with special guest Robert Wilkinson of Flamin’ Oh’s (Acoustic Rock and Roll) $7

Thursday, July 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chris Perricelli, of Minneapolis rock band Little Man, returns to the Aster Cafe with a solo set showcasing a number of new songs from his upcoming releases along with past Little Man favorites. Perricelli pulls from classic rock influences with a guitar and vocal style that is both expressive and impressive.

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, July 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Family Three are just two guys and one gal who love music. They would describe their sound as "Blindie-Soulk" - Blues, Indie, Soul and Folk. They have been playing some form of music since they were kids, but it wasn't until recently that they decided to take the next step, and are on the journey of finding out what it means to put the passion of music in the front seat. http://www.familythreemusic.com Music 9-11pm RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call…

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A Piano In Every Home with special guest Turbo Pastel (Indie Pop Folk) $5

Saturday, July 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

It’s not so much a sound as it is an essence; there is no need to be able to distinguish it before you can trust it. A Piano in Every Home’s second album North American Review is a collection that captures a poignant picture of the beauty and pain that comes with growing up. Written in the space and time reserved for examination, these eight tracks were coaxed from their bated origins with a delicate confidence and trial and error.…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, July 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz,…

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Delphia Cello Quartet (Modern Classical) $6

Sunday, July 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Founded in 2017, Delphia Cello Quartet plays original arrangements of popular tunes.

Music 8-10pm

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Dark Pony with special guest Henry James Patterson (Root/Soul/Pop) $7

Wednesday, July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dark Pony 4th Wednesdays SUMMER RESIDENCY featuring special guests!!

July 25th with TBA
August 22nd with Henry James Patterson

Dark Pony is the alter-ego of Minnesota based producer/performer Jon Herchert. Instead of chasing musical dragons in the far-away musical jungles of Los Angeles and New York, the Dark Pony has set out on a hero’s journey of discovery right in his own backyard. Literally his own backyard.

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Lake Avenue with special guest The Wild Vylets (Alternative) $5

Thursday, July 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lake Avenue is an alternative rock act out of Minneapolis, MN. Formed in late 2010, Lake Avenue has been tirelessly playing shows in the Midwest. In the summer of 2011 they recorded their debut EP, Midwest Ethics, with producer Jeremy Tappero (The Jealous Sound, Attention, Motion City Soundtrack). The EP was released in the late fall of 2011. A follow up EP, You Can't Take It With You, was also recorded with Jeremy Tappero and released in spring of 2013.…

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Tyler Hilton (Singer Songwriter) $17 Adv/$20 Cash Door

Friday, July 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for an intimate night with Tyler Hilton.

Tyler was singing and playing in coffee houses as a 15 year old, when a chance encounter with Los Angeles radio personalities Mark and Brian from KLOS led to multiple appearances on their radio show, live concert dates with the duo, and national exposure. He released his first album independently shortly thereafter, which led to major label interest and eventually signing to Maverick/ Warner Records where he released "The Tracks of Tyler Hilton" which garnered two singles on the Billboard Top 40 charts.

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Ben Noble with special guests Good Diction (Indie Folk) $8

Saturday, July 28 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Ben Noble is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter who released his first full-length album Whisky Priest in the Spring of 2017. Fully self-produced and recorded in a cabin, Whisky Priest is a journey of exacting introspection. Noble loves the contrast of serene, innocent melodies with a haunting chorus of falsetto voices.

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, July 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz,…

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Julian Manzara Quartet (Jazz) $6

Sunday, July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Julian Manzara is a guitarist and composer based in Minneapolis, MN. He is the leader of jazz group Julian Manzara Quartet, which focuses on performing his original compositions. The quartet's concerts feature strong melodies and intense improvisations in a wide variety of jazz styles including blues, jazz-samba and jazz-rock fusion. The group has performed at some of the Twin Cities’ favorite jazz spots such as Jazz Central Studios, Reverie Cafe + Bar, and The Black Dog. The quartet will be…

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August 2018

Tabah & Friends (Indie Rock) $6

Wednesday, August 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

TABAH forms sonic expressions melded from natural and nurtured energy. Releasing their LP “Symmetry Somewhere” in 2017, this ensemble is rooted in audience interpretation, authentic instrumentation, and sharing a genuine voice. “Opaque and beautiful melodies. Pure loveliness. Transportive.”— Impose ​ “A mystically groovy sound. A tribal sense of belonging.”— Minneapolis City Pages Tabah Offical Facebook Music 8-10pm RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! $6 Cover charges on the tab.

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JEREMY YLVISAKER and friends present nights for all time (Indie Rock) $8

Thursday, August 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jeremy Ylvisaker is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer who has worked with John Prine, Jenny Lewis, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Andrew Bird, Sandra Bernhard, Damo Suzuki (Can), members of Prince’s New Power Generation, Mouse on Mars, Swamp Dogg, The Suburbs, film maker Chuck Statler ("The Truth About Devolution"), Merce Cunningham dance company, and many others playing on five continents in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, The Cape Town Jazz Festival, The Ed Sullivan Theater (The Late Show with David Letterman), and other television programs including Austin City Limits and the Colbert Report. He composes and improvises a variety of instrumental music, some of which to accompany dance performances such as "Stripe Tease", some of which for use in films such as "Pitchfork Unsung: Dan Corrigan", "Rhythmic" (feat. Andrew Bird), and "Trophy Husband." Some just for listening while you do your thing. And a lot of rock n roll.

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Syvers with special guest Adelyn Rose (Indie Rock) $7

Friday, August 3 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Syvers, a native Minneapolis indie folk-electronic duo stir together a love of honest vulnerability with contemplative discovery to process their tangled webs of identity in the flickering dance of dark and light.

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By Very Special Request: John Munson and Matt Wilson

Saturday, August 4 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Music 9-11pm

RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS
Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot!
$35 cover charges on the tab.

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, August 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz,…

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The Fourth Wall (Jazz Quartet) $5

Sunday, August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Fourth Wall is an up and coming Jazz Quartet from Saint Paul, MN consisting of drummer Nathanael Smith, bassist James Towns, and pianist/saxophonist Rhys Leroux, along with a rotation of different musicians. Drawing from a variety of influences, The Fourth Wall's eclectic sound is infectious and thought-provoking, appealing to a diverse audience.

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Lightnin’ Joe Peterson (Rock N Roll) $5

Monday, August 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lightnin' Joe Peterson is a songwriter and musician from the high desert of New Mexico. He has made his living as an internationally touring multi-instrumentalist for over 15 years, and is currently based in Minneapolis, MN.

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Dirt Train with special guest Said Kelley (Rock & Roll) $5

Wednesday, August 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dirt Train 2rd Wednesdays SUMMER RESIDENCY featuring special guests!!

August 18th with Said Kelley

Dirt Train is a five-piece Americana Rock & Roll band greasy enough to spread on toast. With equal parts classic Country and Soul tendencies, these ace Twin Cities players will make you dance, cry, and give you the courage to drink your weight in Jim Beam.

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Tony Sig | Adam Herman (Southern Rock) $5

Thursday, August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In hearing the name “Adam Herman,” you are already tipped off to one half of a theme that runs through his songs, and the music of The Slamming Doors. The Slamming Doors operate within the familiar. So your expectations may have you jumping to conclusions. Instead of being vexed by creative traps and pitfalls that victimize bands attempting to operate within mostly familiar territory, Herman navigates those traps and pitfalls with an ability that turns them into strengths not possessed by many. Into his cache of tools they go. The second half of the theme–you’ll experience surprise, delight, and excitement as The Slamming Doors both confirm, and transcend many of your early expectations.

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Gabriel Douglas (Rock n Roll/Americana) $10

Friday, August 10 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Gabriel Douglas has built his reputation on the churning, heavy-thumping blues rock of the 4onthefloor, whose sound is defined as much by his wild man warrior-bellow vocals as it is by the steady pulse of the four members’ synchronous bass-drum thuds—but a delve into the corners of his catalog reveals an artist with a startling breadth of interests. The man keeps busy, holding down gigs in several stylistically distinct groups while regularly performing and recording solo. The solo shows let the guttural howls show through and the songs breathe new lives as stripped down road songs.

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Beth Bombara with special guest Waltzing on Waves (Folk Rock/Singer Songwriter) $8

Saturday, August 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

With a folksinger’s head and a rocker's heart, Beth Bombara has built her career on an evolving sound that blurs the lines between genres. To those who make their living onstage, she's a musician's musician — a road warrior who writes her own exemplary material, plays multiple instruments, and fronts her own band, often a duo with her husband. With 2017’s ‘Map &; No Direction,’ Bombara's songs take aim at a larger audience with melodic hooks that showcase a love not only for roots-rock, but the irresistible punch of classic pop, too.

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, August 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz,…

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LAURA HUGO and Friends (INDIE FOLK) $5

Sunday, August 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Laura Hugo is originally from the Navajo Nation but has been calling the Twin Cities her home for the last 7 years. She’ll make you feel the feels with her melodic and catchy tunes about heartbreak. You’ll probably find her frequenting open mics, playing at various Minneapolis music venues and watching others play shows at least 4 days a week.

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Goodmorning Valentine with special guest Graham Bramblett (Folk Rock) $5

Monday, August 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Not one to stay put for long, prolific Ohio band Goodmorning Valentine (Joey, John, Jay) have earned fans through repeated tours across the states.

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Melodious and the Sound with special guests (Indie Rock) $5

Tuesday, August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Melodious and the Sound is based out of St. Paul. Sounds like: a melting pot of jazz, rock, blues, mowtown, electric folk, and today's indie music. People describe the sound as nostalgic, emotional, and beautifully dissonant. The most recent release from MATS is a 3 song EP entitled "Lonely Lovers".

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Sleep Study with special guests Adam Levy & The Coming Collapse (Rock & Roll) $8

Wednesday, August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sleep Study 3rd Wednesdays SUMMER RESIDENCY featuring special guests!!

Assembled in 2011, Minneapolis rock trio Sleep Study has lived up to high expectations set by their dedicat- ed followers and the media. “Coupled with strong chemistry within the band and an updated ‘70s aesthetic as heard on their first single ‘Flower Girl,’ the group has been making waves since their formation.” (NPR – 89.3 The Current).

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Brianna Lane with special guest Maya Elena (Folk/Americana) $7

Thursday, August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hailing from the song-rich soil of Minneapolis, Brianna Lane is the latest in a deluge of compelling songwriters flooding the region. Lane’s vocals are both confidant and fragile, running parallels to Mindy Smith or a close confidant to Americana veteran Patty Griffin.

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, August 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Family Three are just two guys and one gal who love music. They would describe their sound as "Blindie-Soulk" - Blues, Indie, Soul and Folk. They have been playing some form of music since they were kids, but it wasn't until recently that they decided to take the next step, and are on the journey of finding out what it means to put the passion of music in the front seat. http://www.familythreemusic.com Music 9-11pm RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call…

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Meg Kirsch | The Hollow Ends | Almighty American (Indie Rock) $9

Saturday, August 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

After nearly a decade of composing lyrics to Kenny G cassette tapes, Meg Kirsch finally picked up a guitar and googled how to play. She's been stitching words to her very own melodies ever since. Her debut EP will be released late 2018, and she's pumped for you to hear it.

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, August 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz,…

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JulyDa (Pop Rock) $5

Sunday, August 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

JulyDa is a Minneapolis-based pop-rock band featuring Julida Alter on voice and cello, and her husband, Sean Alter, on guitar. Their debut EP, Do You Hear Me, emphasizes heavier rock-centered music that incorporates song writing one might find in music by Regina Spektor and Civil Wars. The Alters are part of a bigger six member group, The Blacksmith's Daughters. The new release questions what it means to be human by diving deeper into our wants and desires, while contrasting that with the monotony that can be daily life.

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Nici Peper with Justin Jay Arnold (Folk) $8

Monday, August 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Nici Peper is an Americana singer-songwriter based loosely based in the Minnesota/ Wisconsin region. Growing up around gospel music and a family of storytellers, her lyrics reflect the soul and honesty of their influences. Her music exposes a gentle heart- one that writes of love, heartbreak, and dreams. Peper has opened for Brett Michaels, Elvis Monroe, GB Leighton, Dan Navarro, and more. She has recorded in Nashville, toured Alaska, the Ozarks and the Midwest, has been on Twin Cities Live,…

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Billy McLaughlin (Acoustic Fingerstyle) $20

Tuesday, August 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Billy McLaughlin 3rd Tuesdays Summer RESIDENCY!!

He is recognized as an innovative performer and composer who embraces the advantages of acoustic guitar amplification, unorthodox techniques and altered tunings while celebrating a gift for melody. His enormous yet fluid acoustic guitar tone has carried him around the world, to Billboard’s Top-Ten Chart and most recently through a devastating medical disorder called focal dystonia.

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Dark Pony with special guest Henry James Patterson (Root/Soul/Pop) $7

Wednesday, August 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dark Pony 4th Wednesdays SUMMER RESIDENCY featuring special guests!!

August 22nd with Henry James Patterson

Dark Pony is the alter-ego of Minnesota based producer/performer Jon Herchert. Instead of chasing musical dragons in the far-away musical jungles of Los Angeles and New York, the Dark Pony has set out on a hero’s journey of discovery right in his own backyard. Literally his own backyard.

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The Lark and the Loon with special guests Mississippi Hot Club (Gypsy Jazz) $8

Thursday, August 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Lark and the Loon are a husband and wife songwriting duo. Roots music by simple definition their writing and song choices traverse the Americana idea in what they call an exploration of the etymology of American music. Sea shanties, Irish dance tunes, Delta and Piedmont blues, jazz, and country all weave together under the calm direction of their showmanship and love of wordplay. Their debut album "Songbirds and Fog" was the highest charted self-released album on the Folk DJ charts the month of its release and has been gaining steady fanfare from the listeners reached by this 74 minute 19 track catalog of an album.

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Ryan Lee Jones with special guest Johanna Mathews (Indie Folk) $7

Friday, August 24 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota -- Ryan Lee Jones is an American singer/songwriter and music producer. After extensive studio experimentation with acclaimed audio engineer Brian Ricke, Jones is pursuing the art of musical storytelling.

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Eliza Blue “1st of May” album release show with special guest Corpse Reviver (Americana/Folk)

Saturday, August 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Eliza Blue is a folk-singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. In addition to her solo work, Eliza also performs as half of the folk duo, "The Nesters" with fellow songwriter and banjoist, Jami Lynn, and she is a regular contributor to South Dakota Public Broadcasting with her monthly, “Postcards from the Prairie.” She has performed and recorded with Roma di Luna, Charlie Parr, and Chastity Brown just to name a few. Other highlights include performances at SXSW, CMJ, and Sioux River Folk Fest, as well as a slot this summer at Red Ants Pants Music Festival.

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, August 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz,…

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Delphia Cello Quartet (Modern Classical) $6

Sunday, August 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Founded in 2017, Delphia Cello Quartet plays original arrangements of popular tunes.

Music 8-10pm

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Willow Waters and Laura Hugo (INDIE FOLK) $6

Sunday, August 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

As the ripples on the surface of the river mingle and transform the lines and reflections of our world, so Willow Water's music shapeshifts and defies categorization. Dancing lithely between rock and roll, country, old folk, and jazz; bolstered by rich, intricate, and often surprising arrangements and instrumentation, her music exhibits exhaustive precision and delightful variety. And centering this vast array of orchestration is Willow's singular voice - a voice that is grounding in timbre yet soaring in its revelations.

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Juno award winning blues artist PAUL REDDICK with special guest Tucker Sterling Jensen (Blues) $10

Monday, August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Melding poetry, mystery, darkness and light, along with an extensive knowledge of the history and traditions of blues music is what makes Paul Reddick one of the most popular figures on the blues and roots music scene today. For over 25 years he’s been writing and performing his eclectic brand of blues, bringing the art form to new frontiers with his rapacious, deep vocals, masterful harmonica playing and song writing. As the unofficial poet laureate of Canadian blues, words are his weapon of choice and when he sings, it is near impossible not to listen and get lost within the songs.

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Frequency Collisions | Savannah Smith | Hannah von der Hoff (Rock Roll/Indie Soul) $6

Wednesday, August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Frequency Collisions is a one man performing and recording project that mixes multiple genres and sounds to create heady, textured, and sonically rich music. It's thought provoking music for those aimless drives with no particular destination. Much like those drives, Frequency Collisions' music can often be perfectly wandering...and that's ok.

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The Shiny Lights Ft. Chris Lynch & John Eller (Hey Day Pop Rock) $10

Thursday, August 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Shiny Lights illuminate the Minneapolis music scene

If experience was gold, The Shiny Lights would be rich. One of the more promising new bands to pop out of the always crowded music scene in Minnesota – aka The Land of 10000 bands – in 2010, The Shiny Lights have about a century’s worth of collective experience behind them, something that is immediately evident when you hear the inspired pop/rock on their self-titled debut EP. Equally adept at up-tempo rockers and delicate pop craft – and most everything in
between – this is a band that clearly is serious about its business.

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The Harmaleighs with special guests The Home Fires (Americana/Folk) $8

Friday, August 31 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Pronunciation:
(the har-muh- lees)

The Harmaleighs honestly craft poetic, passionate, and powerful songs cut from a pastiche of indie, folk, pop and Americana. In January 2015, The Harmaleighs—Haley Grant and Kaylee Jasperson —embarked on something of a modern odyssey in support of their independent full-length debut, Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush. The band-mates and partners got rid of their Nashville apartment, put everything they owned in a storage unit, bought a van, equipped it with a bed, and hit the road with their 8-month-old pug Gus sleeping on the dash for the next nine months.

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September 2018

Wild Age with special guests Cool Pollution (Indie Rock) $7

Saturday, September 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Wild Age is a Minneapolis five-piece that began churning out hooky, synth-laced guitar pop in 2015 when songwriter/guitarist McCoy Seitz and longtime friend/multi-instrumentalist Blair Ransom found themselves reunited in their home city. Joined shortly after by guitarist Matt Ahart, drummer/producer August Ogren, and bassist Leng Moua, the group has since released two EPs (2016’s sparse, vibey Two Palms and 2017’s slick, pop-centered Wild Age Goes Crazy) and a number of singles. Their upcoming release, Sea of Health, is a juxtaposition of sunny melodies and ear-worm choruses with darker lyrical themes of paranoia, introversion, and self-doubt.

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, September 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz,…

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JEREMY YLVISAKER and Friends Present: Nights For All Time (Indie Rock) $8

Sunday, September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jeremy Ylvisaker is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer who has worked with John Prine, Jenny Lewis, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Andrew Bird, Sandra Bernhard, Damo Suzuki (Can), members of Prince’s New Power Generation, Mouse on Mars, Swamp Dogg, The Suburbs, film maker Chuck Statler ("The Truth About Devolution"), Merce Cunningham dance company, and many others playing on five continents in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, The Cape Town Jazz Festival, The Ed Sullivan Theater (The Late Show with David Letterman), and other television programs including Austin City Limits and the Colbert Report. He composes and improvises a variety of instrumental music, some of which to accompany dance performances such as "Stripe Tease", some of which for use in films such as "Pitchfork Unsung: Dan Corrigan", "Rhythmic" (feat. Andrew Bird), and "Trophy Husband." Some just for listening while you do your thing. And a lot of rock n roll.

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Tom West with special guests (Indie Folk) $5

Tuesday, September 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tom West is an Australian singer-songwriter performing music that traverses the rocky and undulating ground between simple, whimsical folk tunes and grand and moody soundscapes.

Delivering shows where his purposeful songwriting, unforgettable voice and intricate arrangements come to the fore. Effortlessly shifting between performing solo or with his band where banjos, saxophones & guitars complete the ramshackle wall of sound he has drawn comparisons to the likes of Volcano Choir, Andrew Bird, The Lumineers, Of Monsters & Men & Ben Howard. West’s latest work explores new boundaries in his writing and composing.

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Nate Amor with special guest Joel Kachel (Singer Songwriter) $5

Wednesday, September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Nate Amor has been a fixture in the twin cities music scene since his debut album in 2001, Long Five Days. However, his name was Nathan Anderson (or the Nathan Anderson Project) back then (more on the name change later). Since the first album there's been 3 more albums, several singles, and Nate's been seen on NBC's The Voice. These albums and experiences have shaped Nate’s sound and direction as a singer/songwriter.

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Molly Maher | David Zollo (Americana) $8

Thursday, September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Molly Maher is the sort of musician you see once and never forget. An incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul and cutting lyrics draws from the deep roots of Americana music. She writes songs that ring true. Her singing is a fine balance of deep and soulful, somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Bonnie Raitt. Twangy and lament-filled spirit, guitar driven country-folk-jam with a blues swagger. Backed by a couple of Maher's Disbelievers: Erik Koskinen (guitar, vocals) ,…

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MMC Presents: Superior Siren | Syvers (Indie Rock) $8

Friday, September 7 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for a quarterly showcase of Minnesota Music Coalition members ​ Superior Siren & Syvers!

The MMC is a statewide network for independent musicians who care about creating and sustaining a vibrant popular music community. Through education, communication, and advocacy, we create access to resources and professional development services.

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Light Walkers FT. Bailey Cogan (of 26 Bats!), Spencer Joles, Phillip St. John, and Mariah Mercedes (Pop/Hip-Hop) $10

Saturday, September 8 @ 8:40 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for an evening of acoustic music and poetry featuring Bailey Cogan (of 26 Bats!), Mariah Mercedes, Spencer Joles, and Phillip St. John! Poetry by Symone Brielle & Trevor Simmons!

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, September 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz, Western Swing, Gypsy Melodies, Ragtime Piano Blues, Jug Music and 1930′s Popular Song. The core instrumentation of accordion, clarinet, guitar and bass is light and swift, but also melancholic and lush when it needs to be. Patty , mostly known as an accordionist doubles as the bands vocalist. His voice is inspired most by the old time hollers and croons from the dawn of recording once described as “Tom Waits meets Rudy Vallee.” More than anything, The Buttons is a group that is always enjoying themselves… Which seems to give audiences permission to do the same.

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LAURA HUGO and Friends (INDIE FOLK) $5

Sunday, September 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Laura Hugo is originally from the Navajo Nation but has been calling the Twin Cities her home for the last 7 years. She’ll make you feel the feels with her melodic and catchy tunes about heartbreak. You’ll probably find her frequenting open mics, playing at various Minneapolis music venues and watching others play shows at least 4 days a week.

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Fur Coats and Bar Fights with guest Hello Como (Funk/Blues Rock) $5

Monday, September 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fur Coats and Bar Fights is a local band out of Minneapolis MN. They strive to bring to the table the right combination of notes, melodies, and flannel shirts that will keep you lunging towards the nearest dance floor. Fur Coats and Bar Fights also want to bring something new to the music industry - something that will keep people guessing.

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Lowry Bridge with special guest Stuart Loughridge (Rock & Roll) $5

Wednesday, September 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lowry Bridge consists of Phil Daniel song writer, guitar & vocals, Daniel Rachelbacher bass guitar & Kevin Sheehy drums. Formed in early 2018.

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Michigander with very special guest Lydia Liza (Indie Rock) $8

Thursday, September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Michigander (aka Jason Singer) is an indie rock act from Kalamazoo, MI. The band has been putting out music since 2016 and has toured all over the country. Michigander has shared stages with Mt. Joy, Ra Ra Riot, Tokyo Police Club, Twin Peaks, and JR JR. As well as sharing festival billing with alt-j, Foster the People, Solange, and Two Door Cinema Club. Jason’s music has been featured on NPR, Paste, NME, DIY (UK) and many others. The band has also done sessions with Audiotree, Daytrotter, and Paste Magazine. In March 2018 Michigander released his debut EP titled “Midland”. The EP was so followed up with a new single titled “Tunnel” which was released in August 2018.

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Billy Johnson & The Hillcats (Pop Folk) $8

Friday, September 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Billy Johnson is a singer/songwriter from Minneapolis. Billy was the lead singer of The Hillcats, and is the lead singer of Billy Johnson’s Roadshow. He also has an acoustic duo called B-TEAM with George McKelvey. Billy has recorded 10 CDs. He strums a Gibson guitar with soul, and has a great vocal range.

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An evening with Ben Glaros (Rock) $8

Saturday, September 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Ben Glaros is a musical explorer for life. From his new wave days in the ‘80’s with the Tone Poets (with fellow future luminaries Michael Ferrier of Fathom Lane and Steve Roehm of the New Standards) to his current adventures as a solo artist he has never stopped making music and evolving.

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, September 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz, Western Swing, Gypsy Melodies, Ragtime Piano Blues, Jug Music and 1930′s Popular Song. The core instrumentation of accordion, clarinet, guitar and bass is light and swift, but also melancholic and lush when it needs to be. Patty , mostly known as an accordionist doubles as the bands vocalist. His voice is inspired most by the old time hollers and croons from the dawn of recording once described as “Tom Waits meets Rudy Vallee.” More than anything, The Buttons is a group that is always enjoying themselves… Which seems to give audiences permission to do the same.

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CANCELLED: Julian Manzara & Levi Schwartzberg (Jazz) $8

Sunday, September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Julian Manzara Quartet shows span fast tempos and lush, dramatic ballads, balancing originals with standards and funky backbeats with swing.

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LOCATION MOVED: The Living Street with special guests Margot (Indie Folk) $5

Monday, September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen plumbing issues at the Aster, this show has been moved next door to Hideaway Burger Bar. The Living Street is an indie-folk duo consisting of Nick Guckert (Guitar/Vocals) and Edward Angelo (Bass/Vocals). Guckert and Angelo grew up together in a small town twenty miles north of Pittsburgh, PA. They have been writing and performing music together for over a decade. The Living Street is fresh off a three-month tour of the east coast, and prepares to…

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LOCATION MOVED: Daniel Champagne with special guest MO of RADDA RADDA (Singer Songwriter) $10

Tuesday, September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

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CANCELLED: Liam Gerard | Lauren Peper (Blues/Folk) $5

Wednesday, September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Liam Gerard is a Minneapolis-based singer, songwriter, recording artist and  performer. With roots in pop music of the 90’s to his adult addiction with Motown and the blues of Ray Charles. The music has been described as pulsing and melodic, with an attention to reflective lyrics based on experience. Tastes of alternative, blues, folk and pop give the music an eclectic feel as it spans multiple genres. Liam Gerard wrote all 11 tracks on his debut album “Belle and Music” and funded the entire project without a record contract  over the course of 25 months of work recording it. Each song represents a moment/ event in time captured in the mind of a man utterly impassioned by his muse; a woman he refers to as, Belle.

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Austin Miller | Savannah Smith (Americana/Folk) $5

Thursday, September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Austin Miller is a singer/songwriter from Orlando, FL. His music has been described as "Americana from someone who's seen almost all of America; heartfelt tunes that lead you into an Iron & Wine / Neil Young - flavored reverie Austin Miller Official Website https://youtu.be/xfiMxFoFDyE Savannah Smith only needs thirty seconds of your time to win you over. In a world filled to its brim with would-be young singer-songwriters, Savannah’s vocal prowess, and her absolute mastery of crafting raw and gritty…

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, September 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Family Three are just two guys and one gal who love music. They would describe their sound as "Blindie-Soulk" - Blues, Indie, Soul and Folk. They have been playing some form of music since they were kids, but it wasn't until recently that they decided to take the next step, and are on the journey of finding out what it means to put the passion of music in the front seat.

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Hank and the Skinny III featuring special guests (Pop Soul) $10

Saturday, September 22 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Hank and the skinny 3 Featuring Michael O’Neill Celebrating the release of there latest single Where are you tonight! Michael O’Neill captures the haunted countrified post-punk-pop soul sound like no other; his hypnotic circular chord progressions sprinkled with delicate thoughtful hooks lead you to a misconceived notion that this stuff is easy when it is anything but. Michael is an artist with a deceptively simple grasp of art and its subtle intricacies. On the outside he is rough- and- ready…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, September 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz, Western Swing, Gypsy Melodies, Ragtime Piano Blues, Jug Music and 1930′s Popular Song. The core instrumentation of accordion, clarinet, guitar and bass is light and swift, but also melancholic and lush when it needs to be. Patty , mostly known as an accordionist doubles as the bands vocalist. His voice is inspired most by the old time hollers and croons from the dawn of recording once described as “Tom Waits meets Rudy Vallee.” More than anything, The Buttons is a group that is always enjoying themselves… Which seems to give audiences permission to do the same.

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Delphia Cello Quartet (Modern Classical) $6

Sunday, September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Founded in 2017, Delphia Cello Quartet plays original arrangements of popular tunes.

Music 8-10pm

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