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January 2018

Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, January 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com 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…

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Parisota Trio (Gypsy Jazz) $6

Sunday, January 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Specializing in the Gypsy jazz popularized by Django Reinhardt, Parisota Hot Club features founding member, bandleader and guitarist Robb Henry. The group has evolved from the original quartet of 2002-2004 to a current collective of some of the finest Hot Club musicians in the Twin Cities area. Music 8-10pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQXOjUceznU http://www.parisota.com RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $6 Covers on the tab

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Nici Peper with GB Leighton (Folk) $8

Monday, January 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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https://www.nicipeper.com 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…

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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, January 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Naked Grouse sponsors the MN Songwriter Showcase at the Aster Cafe! To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we…

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Home Fires ft. Mary Bue (Americana/Folk) $8

Thursday, January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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The Home Fires is an Americana duo based in Minneapolis comprised of critically acclaimed singer/songwriters, Sarah Morris and Vicky Emerson. Sarah and Vicky are established touring artists and after developing a close friendship and playing live shows together, they unearthed a gorgeous new sound featuring Sarah's clear, melodic voice and Vicky's warm, weathered harmony. http://www.thehomefiresmusic.com/ - http://marybue.com/music/ Mary Bue is an indie musician, yoga instructor and yoga studio owner based in Minneapolis. A prolific songwriter with nearly 7 albums under…

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, January 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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 RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to…

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High 48’s Bluegrass Brunch (Free)

Saturday, January 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbvY9LTCLP4 Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences far beyond Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt and Scruggs. In a genre created and dominated by artists from the South, The High 48s were born and raised in the Upper Midwest. And in a music scene where playing standards is the norm, The High 48s are…

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Ryan Lee Jones featuring Hunter Fraser (Indie Folk) $7

Saturday, January 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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. https://ryanleejonesmusic.com - Hunter Fraser is a Minneapolis Singer Songwriter. Check out his material at his website: https://www.hunterfrasermusic.com 9pm - Hunter Fraser 10pm - Ryan Lee Jones RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $7 Cover charges on the tab.

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, January 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com 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…

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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Naked Grouse sponsors the MN Songwriter Showcase at the Aster Cafe! To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we…

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Billy McLaughlin (Acoustic Fingerstyle) $20

Thursday, January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Billy McLaughlin has been changing people’s idea of what an acoustic guitar can sound like since the 1980’s. “…you may swear Billy McLaughlin is two of the greatest acoustic guitarists you’ve ever heard.” – Pittsburgh Post Gazette “… it’s amazing that such an extensive sound comes from one instrument.” – Chicago Sun Times 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…

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Tabah & Friends (Indie Rock) $10

Friday, January 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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“Opaque and beautiful melodies. Pure loveliness. Transportive.”— Impose ​ “A mystically groovy sound. A tribal sense of belonging.”— Minneapolis City Pages The four-piece Minneapolis-based band Tabah is often called out in the local press about its vocalist, Cecelia Erholtz. The word “Earthy” gets used a lot, and while not inaccurate, Erholtz’s “Earthy” vocals communicate something more universal than what could be attributed to any one planet. They could be “Jupitery,” or “Saturny,” and even Heavenly on Tabah’s debut album Symmetry…

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High 48’s Bluegrass Brunch (Free)

Saturday, January 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbvY9LTCLP4 Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences far beyond Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt and Scruggs. In a genre created and dominated by artists from the South, The High 48s were born and raised in the Upper Midwest. And in a music scene where playing standards is the norm, The High 48s are…

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$10

River Room: Fathom Lane with Jillian Rae $10 Adv | $15 Cash Door

Saturday, January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Over the span of three critically acclaimed full length albums (2017's Asilomar, 2013's Fathom Laneand 2012's Down By Half) Fathom Lane has been getting international attention for their wonderfully indefinable sound. Michael Ferrier's songs are at once accessible and memorable, but are also sneaky with their quietly innovative touches. Ferrier cites classic touchstones such as The Velvet Underground, Tom Petty, Gram Parson's Cosmic American Music, and the Laurel Canyon songwriters, but even with these influences Fathom Lane manages a contemporary…

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The Long Odds | David Allen Ho (Americana) $6

Saturday, January 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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In 2012, the Minneapolis based alt-country band Western Fifth called it quits. One year later, former members Jason Streitz, Tim Heinlein, and Jonas Lader, along with Missy Heinlein and Jimmy Rogers formed The Long Odds. While playing bass in several bands spanning over two decades, Streitz quietly wrote country, bluegrass and folk songs in his spare time. These songs, along with a handful of new tunes would become the foundation for the band. After battling a painstaking nerve disease, bass…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, January 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com 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…

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Srazhalys (Melodic World Folk) $5

Sunday, January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Melodic flavors of Eastern Europe & Central Asia merge with hard-driving Western rhythms to shape the sound of Srazhalys. https://www.reverbnation.com/srazhalys Music 8-10pm RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! $5 Covers on the tab.

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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Naked Grouse sponsors the MN Songwriter Showcase at the Aster Cafe! To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we…

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February 2018

PONY RUG PRESENTS: JOHN LOUIS / HOPE COUNTRY (AMERICANA) $7

Thursday, February 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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A Pony Rug showcase First Thursdays at the Aster! Pony Rug is a Minneapolis-based live music video session platform, with weekly releases featuring up and coming artists! https://www.facebook.com/PonyRug https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAkZa9uOMOj0Ng-LSd5Xgcw Music 8PM JOHN LOUIS https://youtu.be/NrzsSriFUz8 9pm HOPE COUNTRY https://youtu.be/HgoOOtaRem0 - http://www.johnlouissongs.com/index/ John Louis is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter and guitarist who crafts twangy folk songs about love, loss, living and nostalgia. “I think of my music as tonic from the chaos and swirl. Music for the road, or the kind of songs…

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FRIDAY SUPERBOWL BASH with Trailer Trash! (Honk Tonk) $15

Friday, February 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Join us Friday, Feb 2nd for a SuperBowl Bash with Trailer Trash! Purveyors of American roots, classic country, vintage rock n roll, blues and swing music since 1992. 'The Band from Honky Tonk Heaven' Music 9-11pm Reservations work like advance tickets! Call 612-379-3138 to save your table. $15 Cover charges on the tab. http://trailertrashmusic.com/ TRAILER TRASH got its start as a regular attraction at Lee’s Liquor Lounge, in downtown Minneapolis. With the popularity of retro-country music and swing-dancing in the…

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High 48’s Bluegrass Brunch (Free)

Saturday, February 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbvY9LTCLP4 Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences far beyond Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt and Scruggs. In a genre created and dominated by artists from the South, The High 48s were born and raised in the Upper Midwest. And in a music scene where playing standards is the norm, The High 48s are…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, February 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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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Lightnin’ Joe Peterson (Rock N Roll) $5

Monday, February 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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. He is in the midst of recording his first solo EP, which will be available in the spring of 2018. Music 8-10pm https://www.facebook.com/LightninJoePeterson/ RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! Cover charges on the tab.

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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, February 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Naked Grouse sponsors the MN Songwriter Showcase at the Aster Cafe! To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we…

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The Lowland Lakers with Special Guest Humbird (Americana) $7

Thursday, February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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The Lowland Lakers are a Midwest folk trio based out of Minneapolis with roots in bluegrass, rock & roll, and country. They serve up their own take on acoustic Americana through a minimal use of guitar, banjo, fiddle, double bass, and distinct vocal harmonies. Songs in their catalog tend to differ in theme and feel giving the group a wide dynamic range and balanced emotional charge. Having played a wild variety of venues around the upper Midwest, the Lowland Lakers…

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West Nevada & Mariah Mercedes (Alt Roots/Indie Folk) $7

Friday, February 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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West Nevada is the brainchild of Ellis Cleve and John Cleve Richardson. The twin cities songwriting duo combines singer/songwriter qualities with R&B feels. Henry James Patterson fits in nicely playing hooks with stylish proficiency. The songwriting collaboration is displayed on their raw yet intimate demo entitled "The West Nevada Demo". https://soundcloud.com/user-309470916/sets/west-nevada-demo - Mariah Mercedes is a Pop/R&B singer and songwriter from the Twin Cities. Her vocal croons are comparable to the likes of Norah Jones, Feist, and Emily King. Mercedes'…

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High 48’s Bluegrass Brunch (Free)

Saturday, February 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbvY9LTCLP4 Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences far beyond Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt and Scruggs. In a genre created and dominated by artists from the South, The High 48s were born and raised in the Upper Midwest. And in a music scene where playing standards is the norm, The High 48s are…

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Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, February 10 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! http://katelynchmusic.com Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A liight history of music…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, February 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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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Parisota Trio (Gypsy Jazz) $6

Sunday, February 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Specializing in the Gypsy jazz popularized by Django Reinhardt, Parisota Hot Club features founding member, bandleader and guitarist Robb Henry. The group has evolved from the original quartet of 2002-2004 to a current collective of some of the finest Hot Club musicians in the Twin Cities area. Music 8-10pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQXOjUceznU http://www.parisota.com RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $6 Covers on the tab

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$25

RIVER ROOM: Romantica $25 Adv / $30 Cash Door

Wednesday, February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Join us for an intimate Valentine's Day show with Romantica in the Historic River Room! http://www.romanticamusic.com 7pm Doors 8pm Music THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW! Advance tickets for purchase above. SEATING IS OPEN STYLE - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY - NO FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE. Valentine's Day Dinner Specials will be available in the Cafe!! If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at…

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Barbaro | The Federales (Americana) $5

Thursday, February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh6N3npUdUg Barbaro is a progressive bluegrass band playing music for films about cooking. Spicy instrumentals, savory harmonies, and to-the-point songwriting creates a dynamic and captivating set for audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Barbaro began crafting it's sound in the fall 2016 and has been evolving ever since. With an EP coming out in early 2018, and a full length album already in the works, the band's tone is getting juicy and it's originality is reaching medium-rare. Barbaro brings…

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, February 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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 RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to…

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High 48’s Bluegrass Brunch (Free)

Saturday, February 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbvY9LTCLP4 Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences far beyond Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt and Scruggs. In a genre created and dominated by artists from the South, The High 48s were born and raised in the Upper Midwest. And in a music scene where playing standards is the norm, The High 48s are…

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Cassandra Cole Single Release Party with Syvers $10

Saturday, February 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Minneapolis based singer-songwriter Cassandra Cole doesn't ask for your attention; she demands it. Her diverse tonal palette and classic vocal stylings are reassuringly recognizable yet unerringly relevant. Influenced by life’s unique perfume of people and place, Cole's music traces the temperature of her own physical journey. From sun-drenched plain to blizzard-misty highway, her voice joins up every temperature in between like an enchanting map of musical waypoints. As a child, Cole would drift away in records of crackly escapist wonder.…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, February 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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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Uskudar Eclectic (Bulkan Turkish Folk) $7

Sunday, February 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Uskudar Eclectic features Yigitcan Eryaman (Vocals, Guitar), Greg Herriges (Bouzouki,keyboards) and Stephen Spaise (percussions). The band plays Turkish & Balkan folk and popular tunes, progressive rock influenced originals, Indian subcontinental flavors - and many other stops along the way." http://www.onthewaytouskudar.com Music 8-10pm RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS! Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot. $7 Covers on the tab.

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Nici Peper with Adam Levy (Folk) $8

Monday, February 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, February 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Naked Grouse sponsors the MN Songwriter Showcase at the Aster Cafe! To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we…

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Billy McLaughlin (Acoustic Fingerstyle) $20

Thursday, February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Billy McLaughlin has been changing people’s idea of what an acoustic guitar can sound like since the 1980’s. “…you may swear Billy McLaughlin is two of the greatest acoustic guitarists you’ve ever heard.” – Pittsburgh Post Gazette “… it’s amazing that such an extensive sound comes from one instrument.” – Chicago Sun Times 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…

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Fourth Fridays: The Melvilles ft. Holly Amaya and Sara Tinklenberg (Folk Rock) $7

Friday, February 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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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High 48’s Bluegrass Brunch (Free)

Saturday, February 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbvY9LTCLP4 Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences far beyond Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt and Scruggs. In a genre created and dominated by artists from the South, The High 48s were born and raised in the Upper Midwest. And in a music scene where playing standards is the norm, The High 48s are…

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Billy Johnson & The Hillcats (Pop Folk) $7

Saturday, February 24 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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. RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $7 Covers charged on your tab. Music 9-11pm http://www.billyjohnsonmusic.com

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, February 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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, February 25 @ 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. 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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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Naked Grouse sponsors the MN Songwriter Showcase at the Aster Cafe! To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we…

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March 2018

PONY RUG PRESENTS: BEN NOBLE | M FRENCH (INDIE FOLK) $7

Thursday, March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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A Pony Rug showcase First Thursdays at the Aster! Pony Rug is a Minneapolis-based live music video session platform, with weekly releases featuring up and coming artists! https://www.facebook.com/PonyRug https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAkZa9uOMOj0Ng-LSd5Xgcw Music 8PM BEN NOBLE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxC4FhSgWKg 9pm M FRENCH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O1-d1Jjq3Q&feature=youtu.be - http://www.bennoblemusic.com John Louis is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter and guitarist who crafts twangy folk songs about love, loss, living and nostalgia. Ben Noble is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter. His music is heavily indebted to a vast span of artists including Sufjan Stevens, Bon…

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MMC Presents: Kazyak / Emily Haavik (Indie/Folk Rock) $8

Friday, March 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for a quarterly showcase of Minnesota Music Coalition members Kazyak and Emily Haavik! RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! $8 cover charges on the tab. 9pm Emily Haavik 10pm Kazyak http://kazyak.com https://youtu.be/-kPA69FMpM4 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…

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Johanna Mathews EP Release ft. Mayyadda (Folk Rock) $7

Saturday, March 3 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Johanna Mathews is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter. Her music is a haunting, soulful and contemplative. We live in a quickly changing world where sexual and racial discrimination, poverty, terrorism and the like provoke questions about an individual's purpose. Music creates a space for simultaneous observation of our reality. The struggle is real and so is the downright breathtaking wonder of existence. Let’s talk about it. www.JohannaMathews.com www.facebook.com/JohannaMathewsMusic Mayyadda opens! https://m.facebook.com/mayyaddamusic/ https://www.mayyadda.com 9pm Mayyadda 9:45pm Johanna Mathews RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, March 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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 Featuring Carol Bergquist “More Flute!” $8

Sunday, March 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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“More Flute! - Kind of Blue and Return to Forever” Comes to the Aster In the first set, the Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ) will perform all of the Miles Davis recording Kind of Blue with improvisations over the original arrangements. But here is the difference: flutist Carol Bergquist takes the Miles Davis chair. If you have loved Flamenco Sketches, come hear it on flute. Larry McDonough, Greg Stinson, and Dean White fill the Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb…

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$18.00

RIVER ROOM: Dan Navarro (Folk Songwriter) $18 Adv / $20 Cash Door

Wednesday, March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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For over thirty years, Dan Navarro has written, sung, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career... It was as a songwriter that Dan Navarro started his career, mostly in collaboration with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated classic “We Belong”), The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb’ Mo’, Dave Edmunds, The Tempatations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato, The Triplets, Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir and many more... http://www.dannavarro.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnJUGm9CnjY DOORS 7PM SHOWTIME…

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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Naked Grouse sponsors the MN Songwriter Showcase at the Aster Cafe! To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we…

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The Lowland Lakers with special guest Savannah Smith (Americana) $7

Thursday, March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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The Lowland Lakers are a Midwest folk trio based out of Minneapolis with roots in bluegrass, rock & roll, and country. They serve up their own take on acoustic Americana through a minimal use of guitar, banjo, fiddle, double bass, and distinct vocal harmonies. Songs in their catalog tend to differ in theme and feel giving the group a wide dynamic range and balanced emotional charge. Having played a wild variety of venues around the upper Midwest, the Lowland Lakers…

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Annie Mack EP Release Party with Dark Pony (Soul/Roots) $10

Friday, March 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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“Local powerhouse Annie Mack has released an official video for her new single about life, love, and wisdom. The track is gentle and introspective and exudes a healing energy. Her vocals are velvet and build to an apex that feels like beautiful catharsis. It's a lovely, truthful piece of Annie in musical form". - My Town My Music Annie Mack is a woman on a mission. A mission to inspire others by sharing her powerful story of perseverance, purpose and…

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Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, March 10 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A light history of music and booze from 1908-1958. http://katelynchmusic.com Music 9-11pm RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, March 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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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Parisota Trio (Gypsy Jazz) $6

Sunday, March 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Parisota Trio is an alternate electric version of the Parisota Hot Club featuring founding member, bandleader and guitarist Robb Henry. Matt Senjem rounds out the trio on string bass along with jazz drummer extraordinaire, Jay Epstein. Many selections from the French guitarist Django Reinhardt are still performed alongside jazz standards and vintage pop music of the 1960's. An occasional detour into the psychedelic hinterlands is not uncommon. Bluesy ballads, sonic surprises and melodic improv are the signature for this genre…

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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, March 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Naked Grouse sponsors the MN Songwriter Showcase at the Aster Cafe! To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we…

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Vicky Emerson Band | Kari Arnett (Folk/Singer-songwriter) $8

Thursday, March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Vicky Emerson, will be joined on stage with her incredible band for a night of Americana music. Vicky Emerson was raised in rural Wisconsin, has lived in New York City and San Francisco before relocating back to her roots in Minneapolis to raise her children. She has opened for songwriting luminaries such as Malcolm Holcombe and Gregory Alan Isakov, toured on a national basis and mentors songwriters on touring and career management. Wake Me When the Wind…

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, March 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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 RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to…

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St. Paddys Day with Teague Alexy & Erik Berry w/ special guest Ryan Young $10

Saturday, March 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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"Irish American" is the new duo record by northern Minnesota-based musicians Teague Alexy and Erik Berry. Berry is the mandolinist for nationally recognized bluegrass act Trampled by Turtles. Alexy is a celebrated singer-songwriter both under his own name and in the Americana group Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. Teague and Erik's new release features nine traditional Irish favorites, including "Whiskey in the Jar," "The Wild Colonial Boy" and "Mountain Dew," as well as two original songs. The album features guest…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, March 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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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Lehto & Wright (Melodic Folk) $5

Sunday, March 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Lehto & Wright is a MN-based Folk-Rock and Progressive Rock band whose first live performance was in 1999 and has continued, non-stop, to this day. Lehto & Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. By taking cues from the British Isles and American folk traditions and interpreting them with contemporary guitar-based arrangements, Lehto & Wright have taken a unique approach to the world of Folk, Folk Rock and Progressive Rock. Lehto & Wright…

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Nici Peper with Jorgensen Tagg (Folk) $8

Monday, March 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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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David Harland (Acoustic Fingerstyle) $7

Wednesday, March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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 Federales with special guest Molly Maher (Americana/Alt Country) $8

Thursday, March 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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The Federales: Classic country for the modern world. We're not from the Black Hills, the Texas Panhandle, or Appalachia. We're from the Twin Cities. Damn proud of it, too, but we play country music, because it's one of America's native languages. We use it to tell our stories of love, good times, Grain Belt, and friends. Some are fact. Some are fiction with the truth hiding in there somewhere. All of them are heartfelt. We're pickers, fiddlers, groovers, and harmonizers.…

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Fourth Fridays: The Melvilles (Folk Rock) $7

Friday, March 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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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Beth Bombara with special guests Rachel Hanson & Siri Undlin (Folk Rock/Singer Songwriter) $8

Saturday, March 24 @ 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…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, March 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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, March 25 @ 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. 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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$25

RIVER ROOM: Howie Day with special guest DEMAR (Acoustic) $25 Adv / $30 Cash Door

Tuesday, March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. His first major-label debut, Stop All The World Now burst onto the scene with certified gold sales and garnered two Top 10 radio hits: ‘She Says‘ and the platinum single ‘Collide.’ Day is back on…

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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, March 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Naked Grouse sponsors the MN Songwriter Showcase at the Aster Cafe! To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we…

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Billy McLaughlin (Acoustic Fingerstyle) $20

Thursday, March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Billy McLaughlin has been changing people’s idea of what an acoustic guitar can sound like since the 1980’s. “…you may swear Billy McLaughlin is two of the greatest acoustic guitarists you’ve ever heard.” – Pittsburgh Post Gazette “… it’s amazing that such an extensive sound comes from one instrument.” – Chicago Sun Times 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…

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Josh Cleveland | Mayyadda (Folk Rock/ Blues) $10

Friday, March 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Influences like Amos Lee, Martin Sexton, U2 and Eddie Vedder taught Josh to see everyday life through the eyes of music. The joy in writing music, for Josh, is learning to find the gems, the memorable elements, in sometimes unexpected parts of life. Whether these are funny, sad, profound or seemingly random, his mission is to capture within them something familiar and essential. In his own words: “I want my music to mean something. I want, if only for a…

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Harbor & Home (Alt Roots Rock) $8

Saturday, March 31 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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HARBOR & HOME IS AN ALTERNATIVE ROCK BAND FROM MINNEAPOLIS, MN. THEIR SOUND EMBODIES MODERN ROOTS AMERICANA WITH CLASSIC ROCK N’ ROLL. FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF THEIR FIRST ALBUM “DARK DAYS” IN 2014, THE BAND TOURED ACROSS THE U.S. SHARING THE STAGE WITH SUCH ACTS AS JEREMY MESSERSMITH, ERIC HUTCHINSON, MARK CHESNUTT, FLOR, FROM INDIAN LAKES AND AUSTIN PLAINE. THEY RECENTLY RELEASED THEIR SOPHOMORE ALBUM “FIGHTER” IN MAY OF 2017 AFTER WORKING WITH PRODUCER AND ENGINEER CHRISTOPHER FURST AT STUDIO…

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April 2018

Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, April 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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, April 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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“You Must Believe in Spring - Tony Bennett and Bill Evans 40 Years Later” Comes to the Aster The Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ) will celebrate the two recordings of legendary pianist and composer Bill Evans and vocalist Tony Bennett. LMQ has performed the show at Jazz Central, the Dakota, and Vieux Carré to enthusiastic crowds. Bill Evans rarely performed with singers, so it was big news to some in the jazz community when Evans and Bennett recorded and released “The…

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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Naked Grouse sponsors the MN Songwriter Showcase at the Aster Cafe! To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we…

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PONY RUG PRESENTS: ALMIGHTY AMERICAN | LAURA HUGO (INDIE FOLK) $7

Thursday, April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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A Pony Rug showcase First Thursdays at the Aster! Pony Rug is a Minneapolis-based live music video session platform, with weekly releases featuring up and coming artists! https://www.facebook.com/PonyRug https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAkZa9uOMOj0Ng-LSd5Xgcw 8PM Laura Hugo 9pm Almighty American Laura Hugo www.laurahugomusic.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwYo9X9cl1Q Almighty American www.almightyamericanmusic.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieIx_Ahd4OU RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $7 cover charges on the tab.

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A Piano In Every Home with special guest Turbo Pastel (Indie Pop Folk) $7

Friday, April 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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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Joyann Parker | Waltzing on Waves (Blues/Indie Folk) $10

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

Joyann Parker brings a full range of talent to her performances as an accomplished singer, pianist, songwriter must-hear lead guitarist, currently endorsed by Heritage Guitars in Kalamazoo, MI. She has performed for thousands at major venues and festivals across the country and represented Minnesota at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. She has opened for Grammy winner Robert Cray, taken the stage for Grammy nominee Elvin Bishop in a pinch and is a staple on the most prestigious…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, April 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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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Parisota Trio (Gypsy Jazz) $6

Sunday, April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Parisota Trio is an alternate electric version of the Parisota Hot Club featuring founding member, bandleader and guitarist Robb Henry. Matt Senjem rounds out the trio on string bass along with jazz drummer extraordinaire, Jay Epstein. Many selections from the French guitarist Django Reinhardt are still performed alongside jazz standards and vintage pop music of the 1960's. An occasional detour into the psychedelic hinterlands is not uncommon. Bluesy ballads, sonic surprises and melodic improv are the signature for this genre…

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Kiernan McMullan with special guest Pelham (Singer Songwriter/Americana) $10

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

After driving almost every US highway, and playing over 2,000 shows worldwide, Kiernan has unusual stories to tell. Over the past 11 years, he has shared the stage with Ed Sheeran, Mat Kearney, Dave Mason, John Butler Trio, and many more. The songwriter averages 200 shows per year, and has performed at sold out shows across the country, but not without notice. He's captured a worldwide grassroots following, 3 critically acclaimed SXSW appearances, and was most recently named one of…

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Moonshine Rhythm Club (Gypsy Jazz) $6

Tuesday, April 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Moonshine Rhythm Club breathes new life into old-school swing and jazz with original tunes and arrangements that make this vintage music sound like it was written this morning. The boys seek out timeless melodies and fresh ideas from deep cuts and standards alike and distill them into their signature sound. With each swing of Moonshine, you’ll taste notes of Nat “King” Cole’s classy and hip vocals and Chet Baker’s lyrical phrasing amidst the acoustic fire of Django’s gypsy jazz and…

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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, April 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Naked Grouse sponsors the MN Songwriter Showcase at the Aster Cafe! To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we…

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Moon Grass | Javier Matos (Blues/Indie Folk) $5

Thursday, April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Moon Grass Trio features members of The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League and Mississippi Hot Club. It's an all-star blend of young talent playing old tunes, classics and originals in hot jazz, bluegrass, and latin styles, all of it sprinkled liberally with speed and eclecticism. But learning from the past doesn't mean living there: MGT are firm believers in the future of acoustic music, and the future of jazz. www.facebook.com/moongrassmusic/ https://soundcloud.com/user-459741785 Javier and the blues became buddies in 1978 when he discovered…

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Good Diction | Dirty Romance Novels (Gypsy Jazz/Roots) $6

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

Music should be A) fun and B) meaningful. Inspired by Odetta, the Kinks and church music, Good Diction is bold, wild rhythm-and-blues-grass. The band is uncompromising in the belief that music should be taken to logical extremes — the soft songs should be soft, the loud songs should be loud, the sad songs sad and the beautiful songs beautiful. Good Diction is a testament to music-as-community. Each rehearsal begins with a meal and time to relax — the music has…

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Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, April 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A light history of music and booze from 1908-1958. http://katelynchmusic.com Music 9-11pm RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, April 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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 with special guests Katia Cardenas Quartet (Jazz) $8

Sunday, April 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Julian Manzara Quartet shows span fast tempos and lush, dramatic ballads, balancing originals with standards and funky backbeats with swing. https://www.julianmanzara.com Katia Cardenas is a luminous, multi-genre vocalist, who has performed nation-wide, inspiring audiences with her smooth, powerful voice and infectious, uplifting energy. Recognized for her impeccable range, and dynamic stylings, she has been performing since an early age. Katia has been most influenced by Ella Fitzgerald’s spirited jazz standards, Aretha Franklin’s high-powered R&B flavors and Astrid Giberto’s dulcet bossa…

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Nici Peper with Charlie Parr (Folk) $8

Monday, April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, April 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Naked Grouse sponsors the MN Songwriter Showcase at the Aster Cafe! To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we…

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Fur Coats and Bar Fights with guest Sarah Burton (Funk/Blues Rock) $5

Thursday, April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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. www.facebook.com/FurCoatsAndBarFights/ Burton’s career started with a broken heart, a broken down van, and a haphazard tour across Canada in…

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, April 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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 RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to…

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Margot | M French (Americana/Folk) $6

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

Margot is a six-piece Americana-rock band from Minneapolis. Lyrically their songs harken back to the socially conscious folk music of the 60s and 70s, while their sound is a rock-n-roll infused Americana that’s just as likely to burst into wild three-part harmony as it is to wind down to somber acoustic performances. www.margot.band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtJKQdeKFcE&feature=youtu.be 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…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, April 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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, April 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. 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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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Naked Grouse sponsors the MN Songwriter Showcase at the Aster Cafe! To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we…

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