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November 2017

CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Thank you for understanding we are celebrating with our family and friends too. Happy Holidays!

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26 BATS! & Hannah von der Hoff (Indie R&B) $7

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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26 BATS! is composed of the members of music collective, Kriyative Emblems of a Blue Soul Renaissance. With their multi- genre influences including hip hop, jazz, soul, alternative rock, and afrobeat, 26 BATS! creates music with no intention of boundaries of a genre. These jazz and blues trained musicians challenge their sound with their desire for sonic exploration. https://26bats.bandcamp.com - Bonnie Raitt meets Alabama shakes. Viceral roots rock for the ages. Hannah von der Hoff performs both as a rock…

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Trempealeau (Peterson / Sutherland / Norton / Christenson) /Ryan Holweger $7

Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Trempealeau is an original band out of Minneapolis, led by guitarist and singer/songwriter Jimmy Peterson, along with longtime friends Zack Norton on bass/vocals, drummer Steve Sutherland and Josh Christenson on steel guitar. Trempealeau represents an assemblage of style and aesthetic that suggests a kind of vintage americana, where the songs operate within a bare bones landscape somewhere between folk, country, rock and jazz. Trempealeau is not your average bar band, perhaps more like an answer to the question you forgot…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, November 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0
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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$20

CANCELED Ray Bonneville

Sunday, November 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the artist had to cancel their performance. Stay tuned here for any updates about a performance from another featured artist on this date!

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$20

RIVER ROOM: Daisy Dillman Sings: Crosby, Stills & Nash (Tribute) $20 Adv / $25 Door

Sunday, November 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW Ticket sales end 12pm noon Sunday Nov 26th, 2017. Remaining seats and standing room available at 6pm Doors for $25 Cash. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY. 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. Doors 6pm Music 7:30pm Pat, Feagan & Stymie… the three original lead vocalists and founding members of the Daisy Dillman Band, bring…

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Srazhalys (Melodic World Folk) $5

Sunday, November 26, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
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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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm UTC-6
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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Ari Hest with Special Guest Tim Houlihan (Indie Folk) $12

Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
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. 8pm Tim Houlihan 8:45pm Ari Hest https://arihest.com I've been making music and touring the planet for about 15 years. What started out as an occasional creative outlet is now my way of life. Growing up just outside New York City, I began playing guitar in the hallways of my high school, learning the songs of The Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins, and Dave Matthews…

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December 2017
$10

RIVER ROOM: Jeff Arundel 18th Annual Holiday Variety Show SOLD OUT

Friday, December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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18th Annual Jeff Arundel Holiday Variety Show With special guests Kathleen Johnson/Steele Arundel/Paul the Beatle/Fred and Anne Vagle, and the Swedish Men's Whistling Team 7pm Doors 8pm Show SOLD OUT - Ticket sales ended Mon Nov 27. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCEPTION. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY. Arrive early to claim your spot! 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. Get the…

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MMC Presents: JØUR / Lena Elizabeth (Pop/Indie Folk Soul) $8

Friday, December 1, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Join us for a quarterly showcase of Minnesota Music Coalition members JOUR (Jourdan Myers) and Lena Elizabeth! RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! $8 cover charges on the tab. 9pm Lena Elizabeth 10pm JOUR http://jourmusic.xyz https://www.facebook.com/pg/JourOfficial/ JØUR is contrast. head vs heart. light vs dark. clear vs obscure. minimalism vs complexity. analog vs electronic. All of these elements, often pitted against each other, find themselves simultaneously alive and true in a beautiful paradox on JØUR’s…

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The High 48’s Residency Kickoff Show! $15

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Join us Saturday night, Dec 2 2017 to preview the Bluegrass Brunch residency with The High 48's every Saturday in Jan & Feb 2018! Music 9-11pm http://thehigh48s.com/music/ RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $15 Cover charges on the tab. 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…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, December 3, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0
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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$10

RIVER ROOM SHOW: Paul The Beatle $10 Adv / $10 Cash Door

Sunday, December 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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In a brilliant one-man Beatlemania-esque show, Bob Halligan Jr portrays Paul McCartney through his career as a FAB. Paul has a conversation with the audience- and himself- that inevitably leads back to the songs we so deeply love. Early on, he receives a visit from John Lennon, who asserts his “creative dominance” of the group. Through the laughter and the tears (and the clothes), Paul traces the band’s musical journey and his particular contributions to it, doing so with no…

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Aaron Espe (Singer-Songwriter) $12

Sunday, December 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
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. Music 8-10pm https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/passages/id1276627401?app=itunes Like a page in a photo album or a handwritten journal entry, a song often bottles a memory. Minnesota-born and Nashville-based singer and songwriter Aaron Espe seamlessly translates those kinds of memories into songs on his sixth full-length album and first for NETTWERK, Passages. “Many of the songs are key moments in my life,” he explains. “They represent turning points where…

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Lightin’ Joe Peterson (Rock N Roll) $5

Monday, December 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
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 https://www.facebook.com/LightninJoePeterson/ 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.

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Kevin Odegard’s ‘Better Angels’ Album Unplugged (Folk) $5

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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You may not know his name, but you’ve likely heard Kevin Odegard’s heartland guitar running in the background of your daily routine. Whenever you hear the iconic opening jangle of Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue,” whether on a car radio, in an elevator, movie soundtrack, shopping mall or airport, you’re listening to a stylist who was plucking Americana music before it had a name. Music 8-10pm RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $5 Cover…

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

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm UTC-6
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 8pm - 10:30pm 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…

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PONY RUG PRESENTS: Brianna Lane / Theyself (Folk) $7

Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
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 Theyself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn4byPZr4QU 9pm Brianna Lane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81C5slVFF84 - Brianna Lane is an Americana singer/songwriter from Minneapolis, MN. She has the voice of a chain-smoking angel, songs with equal parts hope and despair, and a stage presence of a true friend. For fans of Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, and…

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Annie Mack / JoyAnn Parker (R&B/Blues) $10

Friday, December 8, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
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 - JoyAnn Parker 10pm - Annie Mack A meeting of the Musical Minds. Two Gifted Dynamic Performers and Writers of Original Songs that are Real, Melodic and Edgy. This is a show NOT to be missed. https://www.facebook.com/AnnieMackBlues/ http://joyannparker.com/home

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

Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC+0
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, December 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0
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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RIVER ROOM: ‘Christmas Together’ with Steven C $15 Adv / $15 Door

Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW THRUST STAGE - OPEN STYLE SEATING SEATS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:00pm-8:30pm http://www.stevencmusic.com Celebrate the Christmas season with an inspiring, intimate concert filled with classic Christmas music and new, emotionally healing songs. Pianist and composer Steven C kicks off his "Christmas Together" concert series in the historic Aster Cafe River Room with his newly restored 1922 Hamburg Steinway A. Debuting the dynamic sound of this stunning classic piano, Steven will…

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Parisota Trio (Gypsy Jazz) $6

Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
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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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm UTC-6
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 8pm - 10:30pm 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…

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Kari Arnett / Nate Case (Lowland Lakers) $7

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Based in Minneapolis, Americana singer/songwriter Kari Arnett offers up authentic Midwestern feels and has shared the stage with Paul Thorn, Frazey Ford, and The Wind and The Wave. Arnett's single, "Heavy Heart", received praise as well as a feature from American Songwriter Magazine. Her debut EP, "Midwestern Skyline", was released in 2015 and she is working towards releasing a full length album. http://www.kariarnett.com - Having lived his formative musical years in Duluth, Nate Case has spent much of his time…

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
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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Flamin’ Oh’s (Rock) $10

Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Led by frontman Robert Wilkinson, Flamin' Oh's burst onto the Minneapolis music scene in 1980 and thrilled music (and early MTV video fans) with Billboard charting hits, including "I Remember Romance." Not content to rest on their early success, Flamin' Oh's continue to record and deliver high energy live performances to great acclaim. The band’s latest EP, Hear And Now, was released in October 2015. The Star Tribune praises their work as "Hard edged Stones-like rock’n’roll. East Coast street anthems…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0
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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$25

RIVER ROOM: A Christmas Carol performed by Gerald Dickens $25 Adv / $30 Cash Door

Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Join us in the River Room as Gerald Dickens breathes life into Scrooge, Marley, and the Ghosts his great-great Grandfather created. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the one-man portrayal of one of the greatest stories ever written! Costumes encouraged. Period punches and concoctions available! 6pm Doors 7:30pm Show One Show Only! A Christmas Carol presented by the Aster Theater Trust performed by Gerald Dickens (great great grandson to Charles Dickens) at The Historic River Room at the Aster Cafe Ticket…

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The Blacksmith Daughters (Folk) $6

Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
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.theblacksmithsdaughters.com The Blacksmith’s Daughters, featuring both Annella Platta and Julida Alter on vocals and piano, are a Minneapolis-based Americana /folk-rock band that incorporates classical instrumentation into modern song writing. Rocking guitar intertwined with harp-like ukulele and lush string parts perfectly support the intricate melodies and tight harmonies that only sisters who grew up singing together could achieve. After their creative achievement of…

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

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm UTC-6
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 8-10pm 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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Katy Vernon / Tim Houlihan (Folk) $8

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Singer of sad songs on a happy instrument!! Katy has been described as ”One of the Twin Cities’ most beloved folky singer/songwriters.” Star Tribune. Chris Riemenschneider. She was born and raised in London, UK, but in the past dozen or so years has established herself as one of the Twin Cities busiest musicians. Combining catchy pop with Americana twang. https://katyvernon.bandcamp.com/track/lily - Tim Houlihan plays songs written for his records and covers troubadours of the early 1970’s. His style is influenced…

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Christmas Time, A Time for Christmas! ft Jaedyn James, Lightin’ Joe Peterson & Julia Floberg $5

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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A marvelous, wintry romp through all of your Christmas favorites! Hosted by Lightnin' Joe Peterson, this show will feature the extraordinary vocal acrobatics of Jaedyn James, the tender cello stylings of Julia Floberg, and the surprising with of a variety of special guest s. Capturing all the elation and wistful longing of the holiday season in one star-studded evening. http://www.jjandthehunger.com/ https://www.facebook.com/LightninJoePeterson/ http://juliafloberg.com/bio/ RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $5 cover charges on the tab. Music…

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$10

River Room: Laura Nicholson $10 Adv + Doors

Saturday, December 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Nashville singer-songwriter, Laura Nicholson is silencing rooms in music city. Last year, Laura made the big move from Minneapolis to Nashville to pursue the music industry. In just 1 year Laura's catalog of songs has landed her exclusive gigs including Girls of Nashville, which hosts Nashville's up-and-coming artists and songwriters. She also had the opportunity to open for hit recording artist and singer-songwriter Caitlyn Smith (Meghan Trainor, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks). Last month, Laura crossed off a bucket list goal…

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Hannah von der Hoff Trio / Anna Schulze (Rock n Roll/Folk Pop) $8

Saturday, December 23, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Bonnie Raitt meets Alabama Shakes. Viceral roots rock for the ages. Hannah von der Hoff's Rock n Roll Trio showcases just what they're about to capture in Jan 2018 for her debut album! Kickstarter campaign Dec 13 - Jan 13 http://www.facebook.com/hannahvonderhoff www.hannahvonderhoff.com - “Anna Schulze is a refreshing update on the singer/songwriter. She plays electric guitar, sings from the heart, and brings energy and passion to the stage. She simmers and shimmers somewhere between power pop and emo rock, and…

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Christmas Eve Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free) CLOSING AT 2PM

Sunday, December 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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YES! We're open on Christmas Eve until 2pm! 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…

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CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY

Monday, December 25, 2017
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Thank you for understanding we are celebrating with our family and friends too. Happy Holidays!

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

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm UTC-6
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 April Fools (Americana) $8

Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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The band's self-released debut in 2015 garnered airplay on over 140 radio stations across the US and Canada, including 90.3 KFAI and 89.3 The Current in the Twin Cities. Their brand new release (11/18/2017) "Colorwheel" on Blackberry Way Records is already generating interest over the airwaves where listeners responded enthusiastically to The April Fools' unique blend of Roots, Rock, and Americana. The band simply call themselves "American Rock and Roll." No matter what you call it, their shows at The…

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Tony Rook Band (Bluegrass) $7

Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Born and raised in North Carolina, Tony Rook is no bluegrass novice. He picked up his first guitar at the age of 12, rocking out in the local music scene before returning to his bluegrass roots. Tony, now a multi-instrumentalist, describes his music as “incredibly personal.” His songs convey real-life experiences and hardships through soulful lyrical arrangements and intricate guitar riffs. His album “Labor of Love,” released in 2000 with Rook & Wood, garnered much recognition in the bluegrass community…

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Louis & Clarke (21st Century Jazz) $10

Saturday, December 30, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Longtime musical collaborators rundio (aka: Louis Sinclair) and Steve Clarke explore the possibilities of mixing a 19th century Soprano Saxophone and a 20th century Chapman Stick with 21st century looping and audio processing technology with Michael Bissonnette providing groove navigation on drums and sundry percussion. https://www.facebook.com/LouisandClarke/ Music 9-11pm RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 Cover charges on the tab.

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, December 31, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0
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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$25

Hookers & Blow NYE Minneapolis Dance Party (60’s & 70’s R&B) $25 Doors 8:30pm / Music 9:30pm

Sunday, December 31, 2017 @ 8:30 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Ring in the New Year with 60's and 70's R&B tribute supergroup Hookers & Blow in our Historic River Room! http://www.hookersandblow.org/?page_id=35 Doors - 8:30pm Showtime - 9:30pm Complimentary champagne toast at Midnight! Depending on no-shows of ticket holders, admittance may or may not be granted FOR $25 cash sale. ENTRANCE IS IN NO WAY GUARANTEED TO NON-TICKET HOLDERS. Advance ticket sales end at noon day of show. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCEPTIONS. Check in with Will-Call when you arrive. Remaining spots…

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January 2018

Lightnin’ Joe Peterson (Rock N Roll) $5

Monday, January 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
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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Mae Simpson / Julia Christiann (Folk Soul) $6

Wednesday, January 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Mae Simpson is a singer/songwriter born In Beaufort South Carolina. From a very early age she would find herself singing songs she never heard, because they were her's. Through the years she found love in the music she writes. Passion, soul, and a rawness of real emotions showing through. Today she works with an array of talented musicians in the Twin Cities hoping to bring back some soul and female power. https://soundcloud.com/maesimpsonmusic - Julia Christiann is a singer-songwriter based in…

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PONY RUG PRESENTS: Idle Empress / Hemma (Indie Folk) $7

Thursday, January 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
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 Hemma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E9Hoyg9fyE 9pm Idle Empress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUTjWH6Cx1g - https://www.facebook.com/pg/IdleEmpress - https://hemma.bandcamp.com This band is Hannah Hebl. The band is fluid and has included Drummers Rick Hanneman Dave Power Shane Leonard and Elliot Heinz. Bassists Leo Strei Pat Kuehn Lauren Anderson. Keyboardists Adelyn Strei Andrew Bocher Josh Frederick Guitar Lauren Anderson…

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Fellow Pynins (Folk) $10

Friday, January 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Fellow Pynins is a tender duo birthed out of years of traveling, farming, childrearing, and touring with their 6 piece folk orchestra, patchy sanders. their songs tell of stories old, dreams of death, frolicking through pastures of sheep, and entering the chasms of the human experience. Wielding clawhammer banjo, bouzouki, mandolin & guitar, Ian & Dani pour their hearts into the sounds of their whimsically woven folk tales. Music 9-11pm http://www.fellowpynins.com "Fascinating stuff" - Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales "Spellbinding"…

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High 48’s Bluegrass Brunch (Free)

Saturday, January 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-6
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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$25

RIVER ROOM: CMA, ACM & Grammy Award-Winning Bryan White (Country) $25 Adv / $30 Cash Door

Saturday, January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Join us for an intimate night with award-winning country artist Bryan White! Doors 7pm Music 8pm Ticket sales end 12pm noon Saturday Jan 6th, 2018. Remaining seats and standing room available at 7pm Doors for $30 Cash. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCEPTIONS. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY. 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://bryanwhite.com https://www.facebook.com/BryanWhiteFans/ Bryan was born in Lawton/Fort Sill,…

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DURRY (Marah in the Mainsail) & Mariah Mercedes (Indie) $8

Saturday, January 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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DURRY is an accomplished singer/song writer with nearly a decade of experience in the music scene and countless shows under his belt. Front man and the creative force behind MPLS based Marah in the Mainsail, an eclectic and high energy cult-rock band that's well established in the Midwest and beyond. In light of the growing popularity of Marah in the Mainsail, DURRY is a small and intimate look behind the curtain of the normally huge octane sound. The music is…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, January 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0
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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Larry McDonough Jazz Quartet $8

Sunday, January 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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“Alice in Stonehenge and other AcoustElectric Adventures” Comes to the Aster Question: What do Saint Paul, Bill Evans, Chet Baker, Paris, Miles Davis, Tony Bennett, Spinal Tap, Dave Brubeck, Sting, Led Zeppelin, Prince, children with special needs, Eric Clapton, and odd meters have in common? Answer: The Larry McDonough Quartet “Alice in Stonehenge and other AcoustElectric Adventures” Show http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com Sunday, January 7, 8:00-10:00 p.m. Aster Café 125 SE Main Street Minneapolis, MN 55414 The Larry McDonough Quartet Larry McDonough, piano,…

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

Wednesday, January 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm UTC-6
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 Almighty American (Americana) $7

Thursday, January 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
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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$15 - $25

RIVER ROOM: Two Night Special with Farewell Milwaukee w/ Turbo Pastel (Electric) $15 Adv / $20 Cash Door

Friday, January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Two night special with Farewell Milwaukee in the Historic River Room! Friday Jan 12th - Electric Sat Jan 13th - Acoustic Buy advance tickets to both shows for $25! DOORS 7PM TURBO PASTEL 7:30PM FAREWELL MILWAUKEE 8PM Minneapolis band Farewell Milwaukee releases their fourth full-length album, FM, on September 9. FM is the product of successfully achieving the balance of furthering their artistic careers with a family life. “ has the first song ever written about my daughter, called…

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Hannah von der Hoff Kickstarter Closing Party with Waltzing on Waves (Rock Roll/Indie Soul) $7

Friday, January 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Bonnie Raitt meets Alabama Shakes. Viceral roots rock for the ages. Hannah von der Hoff's Rock n Roll Trio showcases what they're capturing in Jan 2018 for her debut album! Kickstarter campaign: http://kck.st/2kJt13s http://www.facebook.com/hannahvonderhoff www.hannahvonderhoff.com - https://www.facebook.com/pg/WaltzingonWaves Waltzing on Waves is the solo act of Jen Bluhm, a genre-fluid artist who carries a special appreciation for the bittersweet places, the preciously awkward paces, and the borderline absurd spaces that music can identify and elevate in the hearts and minds of…

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High 48’s Bluegrass Brunch (Free)

Saturday, January 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-6
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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$15 - $25

RIVER ROOM: Two Night Special with Farewell Milwaukee w/ Big Lake (Acoustic) $15 Adv / $20 Cash Door

Saturday, January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Two night special with Farewell Milwaukee in the Historic River Room! Friday Jan 12th - Electric w/ Turbo Pastel Sat Jan 13th - Acoustic w/ Big Lake Buy advance tickets to both shows for $25! DOORS 7PM BIG LAKE 7:30PM FAREWELL MILWAUKEE 8PM Minneapolis band Farewell Milwaukee releases their fourth full-length album, FM, on September 9. FM is the product of successfully achieving the balance of furthering their artistic careers with a family life. “ has the first song…

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

Saturday, January 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm UTC+0
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, January 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC+0
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC+0
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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Julian Manzara Quartet (Jazz) $6

Sunday, January 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Julian Manzara is a guitarist and composer based in Minneapolis, MN. He is the leader of jazz group Julian Manzara Quartet, which focuses on performing his original compositions. The quartet's concerts feature strong melodies and intense improvisations in a wide variety of jazz styles including blues, jazz-samba and jazz-rock fusion. The group has performed at some of the Twin Cities’ favorite jazz spots such as Jazz Central Studios, Reverie Cafe + Bar, and The Black Dog. The quartet will be…

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

Wednesday, January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC+0
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 UTC+0
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC+0
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC+0
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 UTC+0
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 UTC-6
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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RIVER ROOM: Romantica $25 Adv / $30 Cash Door

Wednesday, February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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 UTC-6
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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