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August 2017

Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, August 18 @ 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 reserve your table! $7 Cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm http://www.familythreemusic.com 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…

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Ben Noble / Kara Laudon (Indie Folk) $8

Saturday, August 19 @ 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 spot! Cover charges on the tab. Kara Laudon: 9pm Ben Noble: 10pm http://www.bennoblemusic.com Ben Noble is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter. His music is heavily indebted to a vast span of artists including Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Radiohead, and Damien Rice. He has a number of projects in the works, of varying musical taste. Noble's newest album, Whisky Priest, released in the Spring of 2017. The self-produced album is a mix of…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, August 20 @ 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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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, August 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Join us for Lindy Hop, Benedicts and Bloody's! Call 612-379-3138 to reserve 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…

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Julian Manzara Quartet (Jazz) $6

Sunday, August 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 reserve your table! $6 cover charges on the tab. Music 8-10pm https://www.julianmanzara.com 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’…

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American Idol’s Lee DeWyze ft. Frank Viele (Indie Pop) $15

Tuesday, August 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 spot! $15 Covers on the tab. 8pm Frank Viele 9pm Lee DeWyze http://leedewyzeofficial.com “On this stunning fifth album, DeWyze truly comes into his own as a songwriting force to be reckoned with..” -Lyndsey Parker Yahoo! Music "I am a songwriter. I am a poet. I am a lyricist. I am a singer. I am an American Idol Winner," confesses the handsome, charismatic and introspective Lee DeWyze. "Some people have a…

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Lowland Hum / Humbird (Folk) $7

Wednesday, August 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 spot! $7 on the tab. 8pm Humbird 9pm Lowland Hum http://www.lowlandhum.com In a moment awash in guy/girl duos, anthemic arena-folk-pop bands, and presidential debates producing anxiety levels previously achieved only by haunted drive-in theaters screening Jerry Springer reruns at ear-splitting volume, Lowland Hum is a breath of fresh air. Daniel and Lauren invite their listeners to share in an intimate and vulnerable space they have created together. In the live…

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Home Fires Thursdays AUGUST Residency ft. The Harmaleighs (Americana/Folk) $8

Thursday, August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 spot! $8 Cover charge on the tab. The Harmaleighs 8pm The Home Fires: 9pm Home Fires Thursdays August Residency featuring! 8/3 Rachel Roberts 8/10 Katy Vernon 8/17 Kari Arnett 8/24 The Harmaleighs 8/31 Matt Hannah - http://www.thehomefiresmusic.com/ 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…

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$12

RIVER ROOM: Brady Toops with Special Guest Luna, Luna (Roots/Folk/Soul) $12 Adv / $15 Cash Door

Friday, August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW. Advance tickets available for purchase above. 7pm Doors 7:30pm Luna, Luna 8pm Brady Toops SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY - NO FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Ticket sales end 12pm NOON Friday, August 25th. If there are remaining spots, they will be available for $15 CASH purchase at the…

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Ruben & Special Guest TBA (Rock n Soul) $7

Friday, August 25 @ 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 621-379-3138 to save your spot! $7 cover charges on the tab. https://ruben.bandcamp.com Ruben is a Rock 'n Soul band from the St. Croix River Valley town of Stillwater, Minnesota. With each member taking lead vocal turns, the songs are often rich with beautiful melodies, close 4 part harmonies and warm horns. Ruben consists of: Sam Ziemer - Vocals/Guitar/Bass Dan Schiltz - Vocals/Keys/Guitar/Bass Mack Ziemer - Drums/Vocals Catie Ziemer - Vocals/Bass/Guitar/Percussion

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Kevin Fluegel / Josiah Davie / Sophia Venturo (Folk) $5

Saturday, August 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! $5 cover charges on the tab! kevinfluegel.bandcamp.com facebook.com/kevinfluegelmusic Kevin Fluegel is a born-and-raised Minnesotan, musician, and recent U of M grad. He strives for authenticity and humility in his music, drawing from personal experiences and the ever-constant confusion of growing up. After releasing his debut EP in 2014, his band has made the rounds, from coffeehouses to First Ave. When not backed by bandmates, singer-songwriter lyrics and soft dynamics…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, August 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Join us for Lindy Hop, Benedicts and Bloody's! Call 612-379-3138 to reserve 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…

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Korby Lenker / Srazhalys (Melodic Folk) $5

Sunday, August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 spot! Covers on the tab. 8pm Srazhalys 9pm Korby Lenkar https://www.reverbnation.com/srazhalys Melodic flavors of Eastern Europe & Central Asia merge with hard-driving Western rhythms to shape the sound of Srazhalys. - https://www.korbylenker.com It was created on the edge of the Snake River Canyon, in a cabin north of Sun Valley Idaho, in his father’s mortuary, and in a dozen other places. For music as unique and personal as Korby’s, it…

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Steele Arundel (Folk) $5

Monday, August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 reserve you spot! Covers on the tab. 8pm - Steele Arundel https://soundcloud.com/steele-arundel/cloudhouse Steele Arundel is a romantic singer-songwriter, ambling in the footsteps of Josh Rouse, Harry Nilsson, and Paul McCartney. Shades of folk, pop, and soul drift though the L.A. canyons of the ’70’s in Steele’s debut release “Cloudhouse”–mystical dreamscapes, floating harmonies, and sweet melodies lay relaxing in the sunshine. We assume no responsibility for those of you who fall in love…

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Bootleg Sunshine (Americana) $10

Tuesday, August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 spot! $10 covers on the tab. Music 8-10pm http://bootlegsunshine.com These dynamic Newgrass kids put jalapeños all up in yo’ corn bread, making some damn spicy jams! It means a healthy dose of Mountain stomping, and a heavy pinch of Afro-Cuban heat, all topped with lyrics deep like sea cucumbers, death, and scrambled eggs. Members of Bootleg Sunshine have been orchestrally-trained, have busked in the falling snow, have performed for Governors…

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Andy Cook / Savannah Smith (Roots/Folk) $6

Wednesday, August 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 12-379-3138 to save your spot! $6 cover charges on the tab. Savannah Smith 8pm Andy Cook 9pm - https://www.andycooktunes.com Andy Cook grew up not having a thing to do with music, not even listening to the radio in the car. He’s the first to say it’s pretty weird—but then again, what else can you expect from a hockey goalie? As a kid unsure of himself, the game became a place to be someone else.…

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Home Fires Thursdays AUGUST Residency ft. Matt Hannah (Americana/Folk) $8

Thursday, August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 spot! $8 Cover charge on the tab. Matt Hannah 8pm The Home Fires: 9pm Home Fires Thursdays August Residency featuring! 8/3 Rachel Roberts 8/10 Katy Vernon 8/17 Kari Arnett 8/24 The Harmaleighs 8/31 Matt Hannah - http://www.thehomefiresmusic.com/ 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…

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September 2017

MMC Presents: Batteryboy / J.E. Sunde (Pop Folk) $10

Friday, September 1 @ 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 spot! $10 cover charges on the tab. 9pm J.E. Sunde 10pm Batteryboy http://www.batteryboymusic.com https://batteryboy.bandcamp.com/album/before-the-silence-breaks ​ https://youtu.be/0V4UYFo7fLE batteryboy has been described by 89.3 The Current's Andrea Swensson as “...reminiscent of Cloud Cult’s acoustic work and neo-folkies like Bon Iver.” ​ ​ Americana UK’s 7/10 album review of batteryboy’s debut up for air says batteryboy “remind me of The National, particularly the passion the members of both bands put in when delivering…

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Tahne (Soul/Pop) $10

Saturday, September 2 @ 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 spot! $10 covers on the tab. Music 9-11pm http://www.thisistahne.com Soul, country, urban, pop, Tahne does it all, and when she's not performing, she spends her time in the studio, creating her own music, aided by a lifetime of "beating the odds." Despite her upbringing in foster care in Wisconsin, a once troubled teen herself, understands the importance of music and its ability to heal, strengthen and empower. "When life got…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, September 3 @ 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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Adkins Peterson Quartet (Jazz) $7

Sunday, September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 spot! $8 cover charges on the tab. Tenor saxophonist Thomas Strommen is a Twin Cities native who has been known to appear in contexts such as Steve Kenny's Group 47, the Common Space Quartet, Brass and Bodyworks Brass Band, Levi Schwartzberg Group, and on bridges looking to pick up extra cash from passersbyers. He previously studied saxophone at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with Dr. David Milne.” Pianist Patrick Adkins…

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

Wednesday, September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ 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 have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Adam Levy’s All Star Ensemble: Joga Bola (60’s Samba/Funk) $10

Thursday, September 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 spot! Cover charges on the tab. Music 8-10pm Joga Bola explores the soulful, groovy landscape of Brazilian music from it's "golden age" in the 1960's and 1970's--samba, funk, psychedelia, & pop. The group has brought together a diverse, rotating crew of the best South and North American players in the Twin Cities: Karen Quiroz, Adam Levy, John Munson, Tim O'Keefe, Andrew Gillespie, Charlie Peterson, Lucia Sarmiento, Vie Boheme, and Jeff…

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Joshua Cleveland & The Cedar Street Band / Sesay & The Good Thyme (Folk Soul/R&B) $8

Friday, September 8 @ 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 612-679-3138 to save your table! Cover charges on the tab 9pm Essay & The Good Thyme 10pm Joshua Cleveland https://www.joshcleveland.com 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…

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

Saturday, September 9 @ 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, September 10 @ 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 Hot Club (Gypsy Jazz) $6

Sunday, September 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $6 Covers on the tab Music 8-10pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQXOjUceznU http://www.parisota.com 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.

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

Wednesday, September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ 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 have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Trio Milieu / Illika Ward (Instrumental Soul / Folk) $7

Thursday, September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $7 covers on the tab. 8pm - Illika Ward 9pm - Trio Milieu https://www.facebook.com/triomilieu/ DeCarlo Jackson, Andrew Bocher, and Rick Haneman met in 2015 and connected over music. coalescing under the moniker "trio milieu," they now play originals and classics in various public, private, and social settings. milieu (milˈyo͞o) is a word for the social environment in which something or someone develops. drop us a note! ~ bookmilieu@gmail.com -…

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, September 15 @ 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 reserve your table! $7 Cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm http://www.familythreemusic.com 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…

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Hank & The Skinny 3 / Lifting A Finger (Rock n Roll) $7

Saturday, September 16 @ 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! $7 covers charges on the tab. 9pm Lifting A Finger 10pm Hank & The Skinny Three https://michaeloneill1.bandcamp.com Musician Michael O’Neill captures the haunted rare country-fied post-punk-pop 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. An artist with a deceptively simple grasp of art and its subtle intricacies.…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, September 17 @ 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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$12

RIVER ROOM: Chris Lynch’s The Dust of Suns Ensemble ($12 Adv / $15 Cash Door)

Sunday, September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW. Advance tickets available for purchase above. Doors 6 PM Ghost Revival 6:30 PM The Dust of Suns Ensemble 7pm SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY - NO FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Chris Lynch with The Dust of Suns Ensemble are returning to the River Room 9/17/2017 to play songs…

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On The Way To Uskudar (Bulkan Turkish Folk) $6

Sunday, September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 spot. $6 Covers on the tab. Music 8-10pm http://www.onthewaytouskudar.com "On the Way to Uskudar" is a band founded in Minneapolis in 2014. Band members currently include Yigitcan Eryaman, Stephen Spaise and Greg Herriges. We have been performing the music of Anatolia and the Balkans using traditional and modern musical instruments since 2014.

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Jeff Krause / Theyself (Folk) $6

Wednesday, September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $6 Cover charges on the tab. 8pm - Theyself 9pm- Jeff Krause http://www.jeffkrausemusic.com ​ Rooted in the tradition of classic Americana & Folk storytelling with a tip of the hat to Blues & Southern Soul, Jeff Krause pairs lyric-forward songs with a guitar style that moves from Acoustic coffee house strums to dusty bar Blues. ​ Jeff Krause got his start in the midwest as a lead guitar player…

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

Thursday, September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $6 Cover charges on the tab. 8pm - Good Diction 9pm - Dirty Romance Novels https://www.facebook.com/pg/DirtyRomanceNovels We play and sing. You dance and drink. Good times had by all. - http://gooddictionmusic.com 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 —…

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The Skruffians (60’s Reggae/Funk) $6

Friday, September 22 @ 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 spot! Covers on the tab. Music 9-11pm https://theskruffians.bandcamp.com Purveying an infectious mix of reggae, jazz, and ska, The Skruffians are a Minneapolis-based instrumental collective that celebrates the classic sounds of 60’s Jamaica. Inspired by The Skatalites, the legendary Studio One group that backed The Wailers, The Maytals, Prince Buster, and countless other early Jamaican artists, The Skruffians’ island grooves and bebop horns brings to mind balmy evenings with a cold…

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The Melvilles / Washburn Montgomery (Folk Rock) $7

Saturday, September 23 @ 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. Cover charges on the tab. 9pm - Washburn Montgomery 9:30pm - The Melvilles http://www.melvillesband.com 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…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, September 24 @ 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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The Gated Community (Americana) $6

Sunday, September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $5 cover charges on the tab. Music 8-10pm https://thegatedcommunity.bandcamp.com The Gated Community is a countryish, bluegrassish band that takes inspiration from all deities. Our repertoire is almost completely original, but also includes a large number of heavily reworked covers; our hope, for legal reasons, is that you wont be able to tell the difference. The songs, mostly written by Sonny Mackintosh, address the four universal, Platonic themes of love,…

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

Wednesday, September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ 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 have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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The Neighborhood Trio / Lakewood Cemetery (Groovy Jazz / Folk) $7

Thursday, September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $7 Cover charges on the tab. 8pm - Lakewood Cemetery 9pm - The Neighborhood Trio http://www.theneighborhoodtrio.com The Neighborhood Trio is: Steve Roehm (The New Standards) - vibraphone Nick Salisbury - upright bass Dan Schwartz - acoustic lap steel, vocals The Trio's unique instrumentation brings a sound that is ethereal and groovy. They blend pop and soul influences with roots and jazz to bring a fresh take on tunes that…

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Thomas Abban / Ayvah (Soul Roots Rock) $7

Friday, September 29 @ 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 reserve your table! $7 cover charges on the tab. 9pm - Ayvah 10pm - Thomas Abban http://www.thomasabban.com ? An artist-in-residence in existence % https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UATfWgdiIF8&t=2s https://www.facebook.com/ThomasAbbanOfficial/ - https://www.facebook.com/AyvahMPLS/ Ayvah is a collection of jazz-trained musicians and hip-hop lovers rooted in soul; as they combine all of these influential and eclectic sounds, Ayvah has emerged as a jazz-funk, neo-soul band. Ayvah creates music from a wide base of inspiration, including love, heartbreak, coming of…

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Annie Mack / The Salt Vine (R&B/Blues) $10

Saturday, September 30 @ 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 spot! $10 cover on the tab. Music 9-11pm https://www.facebook.com/AnnieMackMusic "Annie Mack is a real find. Her songs are testimony to the power of music and how it can change lives." -Colorado Blues Society "In a blues world overrun with bad-mama posturing on one hand and hoochie-mama silliness on the other, it's refreshing to hear a lyricist with deeper ideas on her mind." - David Whiteis/ Living Blues Magazine "I am…

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October 2017

Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, October 1 @ 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 Folk) $5

Sunday, October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 spot! Covers on the tab. Music 8-10pm https://www.reverbnation.com/srazhalys Melodic flavors of Eastern Europe & Central Asia merge with hard-driving Western rhythms to shape the sound of Srazhalys.

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CMA, ACM & Grammy Award-Winning Bryan White (Country) $25

Monday, October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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! $25 Tickets on the tab. Music 7-9pm http://bryanwhite.com https://www.facebook.com/BryanWhiteFans/ Bryan was born in Lawton/Fort Sill, (Comanche County) Oklahoma into a musical family. Growing up he listened to all kinds of music. His parents played in cover bands and thanks to his father, he learned to play drums while he was still very young. Drums came natural to him and he became so good at it that his parents frequently…

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

Wednesday, October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ 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 have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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PONY RUG PRESENTS: Humbird / The Nunnery (Indie Folk) $7

Thursday, October 5 @ 8:00 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! $7 cover charges on the tab 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 Music 8pm The Nunnery (Live on Pony Rug) 9pm Humbird (Live on Pony Rug) - http://www.humbirdmusic.com After traversing 5 continents and 20 countries with only a guitar and a backpack, Humbird returns home to sing…

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$15

RIVER ROOM: Jeff Arundel & Billy McLaughlin and their 70’s Dance Party $15 Adv / $15 Cash Door

Friday, October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Ticket sales end 12pm NOON Friday, OCT 6th. If there are remaining spots, they will be available for $15 CASH purchase at the door! 7pm Doors 8pm Billy McLaughlin…

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Katz N Dogs (Jazz/Jive/Soul) $8

Saturday, October 7 @ 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 spot! Covers on the tab. Music 9-11pm https://dizzyhat.bandcamp.com/releases Katz and Dogs is an organic mix of jive, jazz and soul with compositions ranging from Katz’s off-beat originals to covers of Slim Gaillard and Oscar Brown Jr. When the vibe is right, you may even hear a spontaneous original or two inspired by Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategy Cards. Steve Katz, bass/vocals Peter Vircks, saxophone Matt Darling, trombone Park Evans, guitar Ken…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, October 8 @ 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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Moonshine Rhythm Club (Gypsy Jazz) $6

Sunday, October 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $6 cover charges on the tab! Music 8-10pm http://moonshinerhythmclub.com Moonshine Rhythm Club brings old-school swing and jazz to life with joyful arrangements and energetic playing that makes this vintage music sound like it was written this morning. The boys seek out deep cuts from the 30s and 40s, take their favorite parts from classic big band recordings, and distill them into their signature sound. That sound draws on the…

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Rachel Hanson / Luke Callen / Anna Jo Banjo (Roots) $5

Monday, October 9 @ 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 spot! $5 Covers on the tab. 8pm - Anna Jo Banjo 8:40 - Luke Callen 9:20pm - Rachel Hanson http://rachelhansonmusic.com/ A recent transplant to Minneapolis from the back roads of northern Wisconsin, Hanson's songs strike a chord somewhere deep in the hearts of all Midwestern-born travelers, teachers, and soul-seekers. Her sound is familiar, yet not overly derivative, from a timeless era of true classics. Rachel’s voice blends beauty with power,…

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

Wednesday, October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ 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 have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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The Be Stills / Mark Croft (Indie Folk/Blues) $7

Thursday, October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 spot! Cover is on the tab. 8pm - Mark Croft 9pm - The Be Stills https://www.facebook.com/thebestills/ Fronted by a brother-sister duo, The Be Stills draw on a Midwestern songwriting tradition of concrete storytelling and magical realism. Electronic-inspired percussion is fused with classical fiddle and atmospheric guitar effects. The Be Stills draw on primarily local, Minnesotan influences from Bob Dylan to Bon Iver. To The Tide House is their first release.…

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Billy Johnson & The Hillcats (Pop Folk) $7

Friday, October 13 @ 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! $7 Covers charged on your tab. Music 9-11pm http://www.billyjohnsonmusic.com 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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Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, October 14 @ 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, October 15 @ 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 Hot Club (Gypsy Jazz) $6

Sunday, October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $6 Covers on the tab Music 8-10pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQXOjUceznU http://www.parisota.com 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.

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

Wednesday, October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ 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 have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Ashley Groves / WTF (Indie Soul Jazz) $7

Thursday, October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $7 covers on the tab. 8pm - WTF 9pm - Ashley Groves https://ashleygroves.bandcamp.com Ashley Groves is a local Singer/Songwriter based out Minneapolis. With the help of 4 amazing musicians, her songs come alive in music that can only be described as a new breed. R&B, Neo-Soul, Indie-Folk and Post-Jazz all add flavor to her writing. - https://soundcloud.com/warrenthomasfenzi/sets/we-were-never-meant-to-stay WTF is a five-piece band from Minneapolis with jazz and indie rock…

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, October 20 @ 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 reserve your table! $7 Cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm http://www.familythreemusic.com 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…

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Queen Drea / Taylor Seaberg / Renée Copeland (Electrocoustic Soul) $7

Saturday, October 21 @ 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 612-379-3238 to save your table! Covers charged to the tab. 9pm - Renee Copeland 9:40pm - Taylor Seaberg 10:20pm - Queen Area https://www.queendrea.com Queen Drea creates conceptual soundscapes. By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language to her lyrics and compositions, she tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way and likes to involve the audience in conversation as they accompany her on her musical journey. Her performances directly respond…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, October 22 @ 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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Post-Atomic Trio (Jazz) $5

Sunday, October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 spot! Covers on the tab. Music 8-10pm https://post-atomictrio.bandcamp.com/releases Post-Atomic Trio blends experimental jazz, neo-soul, electronica and ambient textures to create an energetic vibe. They draw from these different styles while incorporating unique rhythms and voicings in an improvisational context.

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J.E. Sunde / Rob Flax / Pat Keen (Indie Folk) $5

Tuesday, October 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $5 Covers on the tab. 8pm Pat Keen 8:45pm Rob Flax 9:20pm JE Sunde http://www.jesunde.com J.E. Sunde is the solo project of Jonathan Sunde. Before striking out on his own, Jon spent years making beautifully unusual music with The Daredevil Christopher Wright. In July, 2014 he released his first solo album, Shapes That Kiss The Lips Of God, with Cartouche Records out of Davenport, IA. On March, 3rd 2017…

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$15

RIVER ROOM: Callaghan with Jesse Terry (Folk) $15 Adv / $18 Cash Door

Wednesday, October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW. Advance tickets available for purchase above. Ticket sales end 12pm noon Oct 25, 2017. Remaining seats and standing room available at 7pm Doors for $18 Cash. 7pm Doors 7:30pm Jesse Terry 8:15pm Callaghan SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY - NO FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. - http://www.callaghansongs.com Callaghan with…

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

Wednesday, October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ 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 have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Sexy Delicious / Cole Premo (Soul/R&B) $6

Thursday, October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $6 Cover charges on the tab 8pm Cole Premo 9pm Sexy Delicious http://sexydelicious.com Gangster Jazz. Quasi-Bohemian retro-pop. No matter how you describe them, Sexy Delicious has quickly become one of the most memorable bands to leave their mark on the Twin Cities music scene in the last half-decade. They start with a generous helping of sly rhythms, add a dash of dry wit, and serve with a cool mint…

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Chris Koza featuring Lena Elizabeth (Indie Folk) $12

Friday, October 27 @ 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! $12 covers on the tab. 9pm - Lena Elizabeth 10pm - Chris Koza https://chriskoza.com Chris Koza is a musician, composer and performer living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Influences range from finger-picking folk guitar to fuse-busting prog rock, though generally settles tastefully somewhere in-between. Koza's storytelling and observations are thoughtfully navigated by melodies that both migrate through the seasons and burrow through the earth. - http://www.lenaelizabeth.com Lena Elizabeth's debut…

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Wilkinson James / M French (Americana) $6

Saturday, October 28 @ 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! Covers are charged to your tab. 9pm - M French 10pm - Wilkinson James https://www.wilkinsonjames.biz/home WILKINSON JAMES, spearheaded by singer-songwriters Liz Wilkinson and AJ Scheiber, blends honky-tonk vocal stylings and edgy but classic-sounding original songs to create music that a listener once described as “the bastard offspring of Townes Van Zandt and June Carter Cash.” Their self-titled debut, produced by Ben Kyle of Romantica, dropped in early 2014; the…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, October 29 @ 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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Delphia Cello Quartet (Modern Classical) $6

Sunday, October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 spot! $6 Cover charges on the tab. Music 8-10pm http://delphiacelloquartet.com/recordings/ 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…

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Halloween with DJ Ken Hannigan (Nightchain)! FREE

Tuesday, October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Join us for a vibey Halloween night! No place more candlelit for some spooky groove out. DJ Ken Hannigan of Nightchain spins. https://www.facebook.com/events/1823319087719548

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November 2017

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

Wednesday, November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ 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 have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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PONY RUG PRESENTS: Jessica Manning / Hannah von der Hoff Solo (R&B/Soul Rock) $7

Thursday, November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $7 cover charges on the tab 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N018XeYJxgQ 9pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewdOoLBXtbo - https://soundcloud.com/jessica-manning-music Jessica Manning is an alternative-R&B artist born in Stockholm, Sweden & raised in Minneapolis, MN. She draws influence from pop, soul, and electronic music by artists such…

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$8

RIVER ROOM: Humbird / Julia Lucille / Adelyn Rose (Folk) $8 Adv / $10 Cash Door

Friday, November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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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. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Ticket sales end 12pm NOON Friday, Nov 3rd. If there are remaining spots, they will be available for CASH purchase at the door! 7pm Doors 7:30pm Adelyn Rose 8:15pm…

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Billy McLaughlin (Acoustic Fingerstyle) $15

Friday, November 3 @ 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! $15 Covers on the tab. Music 9-11pm http://www.billymclaughlin.com 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…

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Seth Doud ‘This Time’ CD Release featuring Angie Stevens (Folk) $10

Saturday, November 4 @ 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 spot. $10 Cover charges on the tab. 9pm Angie Stevens 9:45pm Seth Doud https://www.sethdoud.com https://www.facebook.com/seth.doud https://www.instagram.com/seth_doud/ Seth Doud is a singer-songwriter from central Minnesota, who has been playing and writing since a young age. Best described as an acoustic blend of soulful Americana folk rock, Doud's style is unique, taking influence from all genres of music. His words are personal, and he leaves no emotion out of songwriting. His music…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, November 5 @ 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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$30

RIVER ROOM: Rio Nido (MN Hall of Fame Vocal Jazz Trio) $30 Adv / $35 Cash Door

Sunday, November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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AUTUMN ARTIST SERIES An artist showcase on the oldest street in Minneapolis every Sunday in November! 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. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Ticket sales end 12pm NOON Sunday, Nov 5th. If there are remaining spots,…

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Julian Manzara Trio (Jazz) $6

Sunday, November 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 reserve your table! $6 cover charges on the tab. Music 8-10pm https://www.julianmanzara.com Julian Manzara is a guitarist and composer based in Minneapolis, MN. He is the leader of jazz group Julian Manzara Quartet (Sometimes Trio), 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…

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

Wednesday, November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ 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 have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperence League / Barbaro (Gypsy Jazz / Bluegrass) $5

Thursday, November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $5 Covers on the tab. 8pm - Barbaro 9pm - The Gentlemens Anti-Temperance League - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOzCJOhRI5g http://www.thegatl.com Drawing their influence from almost a century of American music, The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League combines elegant composition, raucous enthusiasm, and virtuosic playing to provide the perfect ambiance for any social event, from comfortable dive bars to chic weddings. Daniel Rosen (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals) Daniel was born on a small organic farm in…

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Ryan Montbleau / Jim Stapley (Singer-Songwriter) $15

Friday, November 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! $15 Covers on the tab. 9pm - Jim Stapely 9:40pm - Ryan Montbleau - http://www.ryanmontbleau.com A Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter and guitarist whose soulful mix of rock, folk, R&B, Americana, and funk has drawn comparisons to John Mayer and Martin Sexton, Ryan Montbleau received his first guitar at the age of nine, but didn't set out to make his name in music until his college years at Villanova. A fixture in…

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

Saturday, November 11 @ 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, November 12 @ 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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$12

RIVER ROOM: Ben Kyle (Romantica) $12 Adv / $15 Cash Door

Sunday, November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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AUTUMN ARTIST SERIES An intimate thrust stage showcase in the Historic River Room every Sunday in November! 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. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Ticket sales end 12pm NOON Sunday, Nov 12th. If there are remaining…

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Parisota Trio (Gypsy Jazz) $6

Sunday, November 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $6 Covers on the tab Music 8-10pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQXOjUceznU http://www.parisota.com 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.

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The Contenders / Hugh Masterson (Americana) $10

Tuesday, November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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. 8pm - Hugh Masterson 8:40pm - The Contenders http://www.wearethecontenders.com Maybe Katy (Live at SPACE): https://youtu.be/EDvCSGuj9cw Back in Time (Live at Southern Ground): https://youtu.be/GdrzKF8sjPw Long Way Down (Live at Southern Ground): https://youtu.be/88EYIiyfIzk Americana/folk rock band The Contenders follow up their 2014 release ‘Meet The Contenders’ with their first full length studio album ‘Laughing with the Reckless’ on Rock Ridge Music on November 3, 2017.…

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

Wednesday, November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ 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 have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Eric Mayson / Ted Olsen Quartet $8

Thursday, November 16 @ 8:00 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 612-369-3138 to save your table! $8 Covers on the tab. 8pm - Ted Olsen Quartet 9pm - Eric Mayson http://ericmayson.com As the “poster child of entropy”, it’s no surprise that Eric Mayson’s music and live performance is a journey from disbelief into knowing and back again. He understands music as a way to move through space. In an aerial shot, Mayson’s wide-ranging style stretches from minimalist electropop to smooth R&B, progressive soul, and straight…

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, November 17 @ 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 reserve your table! $7 Cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm http://www.familythreemusic.com 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…

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Michael Shynes CD Release with Dan Rodriguez $20

Saturday, November 18 @ 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! $20 Covers on the tab. 9pm - Dan Rodriguez 9:30pm - Michael Shynes michaelshynes.com "Obsessed. I am Obsessed." -Jennifer Lyneis President of UE3 Promotions "Musically, I'm in love. His light, accessible, passionate sound is one that had me hitting the repeat button on one song for almost an hour." -Rebecca Cicione A & R Columbia Records "The rising star creates an intimate environment through his music." -Diana Bonilla of…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, November 19 @ 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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$15

RIVER ROOM: Bill Arnold (‘Triple Espresso’) $15 Adv / $20 Cash Door

Sunday, November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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AUTUMN ARTIST SERIES An intimate thrust-stage showcase in the Historic River Room every Sunday in November! 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. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Ticket sales end 12pm NOON Sunday, Nov 19th. If there are remaining spots,…

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards (Indie Roots) $8

Sunday, November 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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! $8 cover charges on the tab. Music 8-10pm https://youtu.be/ow1baf3NUDk "Ambition often follows talent, and Laura Cortese has an embarrassment of both. Her open-armed approach to her art reveals a determination to spread the word about folk music and dance without watering down their distinctiveness." - John Wenzel, The Denver Post Cutting her teeth as a sideman in Boston's roots music scene, Laura Cortese forged a unique path through a…

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Friendsgiving with Jillian Rae & Andy Cook (Pop Folk/Roots) $6

Monday, November 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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. $6 Cover charges on the tab! 8pm Andy Cook 9pm Jillian Rae www.jillianraemusic.com www.facebook.com/jraemusic Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence. She has an innate ability to create hook-laden tunes affirming the positives of life in the face of struggle and disappointment. Like many…

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

Wednesday, November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ 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 have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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