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May 2018

Lena Elizabeth with special guest Freaque (Indie Folk) $6

Thursday, May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lena Elizabeth is a singer songwriter from Minneapolis Minnesota writing songs influenced by folk storytelling with a strong voice rooted in the blues. Growing up in a house full of musicians, Lena works to blend old and new to create a roots/pop sound that is approachable across generations. www.lenaelizabeth.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=OwX4U3-BUpQ Freaque is a South Minneapolis based duo playing music for those who don't fit the standards our culture expects us to uphold. They are continuously experimenting with their sound which…

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, May 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Family Three are just two guys and one gal who love music. They would describe their sound as "Blindie-Soulk" - Blues, Indie, Soul and Folk. They have been playing some form of music since they were kids, but it wasn't until recently that they decided to take the next step, and are on the journey of finding out what it means to put the passion of music in the front seat. http://www.familythreemusic.com RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to…

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Michael Shynes with special guest Chris Koza (Singer/Songwriter) $20

Saturday, May 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Stylistically, he is difficult to pigeonhole because his sound amalgamates many different flavors, blending R&B, pop and blues into awesomely immediate melodies, evocative lyrics and contagious rhythms. Michael Shynes really has it going on." -The Huffington Post "Michael Shynes flies with inspired musical creativity and reaches the sort of heights we aren’t accustomed to hearing performers match so early in their careers. Shynes' dedication has paid off and he’s well on his way to embodying his every musical ambition." -No…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, May 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

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An Evening of Songwriters Featuring: Dylan Hicks, Molly Maher, Mary Bue and Marvelty $10

Sunday, May 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dylan Hicks is a musician and writer. His acclaimed fifth album, Ad Out, was produced by John Munson and features eleven tuneful, character-driven songs smartly arranged around Hicks’s piano. He’s also the author of two novels, Amateurs and Boarded Windows, and has written journalism, criticism, essays, and word puzzles for the New York Times, the Village Voice, Slate, the New England Review, the Paris Review Daily, and many other publications. https://www.dylanhicks.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=b8ehAjLZP18 Molly Maher is the sort of musician you…

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Nici Peper with Sarah VanValkenburg (Folk) $8

Monday, May 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, May 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley by clicking HERE. 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…

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Mel and the Side Effects EP Release with special guests The Pickled Beats (Indie Folk/Americana) $5

Thursday, May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

So… Mel and the Side Effects. A Band with hints of Indie-Folk, Americana and groove. It is bar room harmonies, bursts of harmonica and complex tangles of acoustic bass and guitar. This trio is made up of three long time friends: Dan Scultz, Jeremy Plumb and Mike Haldorson. They have been playing in bands together for more than 15 years and that familiarity makes each show an improvisational unique experience. On the latest EP: The sophomore release from Mike Haldorson…

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Fourth Fridays: The Melvilles with special guests Wilkinson James (Folk Rock) $7

Friday, May 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, May 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

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Liam Gerard with special guest Anna Stine (Blues/Folk) $6

Sunday, May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Liam Gerard is a Minneapolis-based singer, songwriter, recording artist and performer. With roots in pop music of the 90’s to his adult addiction with Motown and the blues of Ray Charles. The music has been described as pulsing and melodic, with an attention to reflective lyrics based on experience. Tastes of alternative, blues, folk and pop give the music an eclectic feel as it spans multiple genres. Liam Gerard wrote all 11 tracks on his debut album “Belle and Music” and…

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Natascha Myers with special guest Jared Anderson (Folk/Americana) $5

Wednesday, May 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Natascha grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, where the sweet corn tastes like candy and the growing up is just as sweet. Her first performance? “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” From then on, music became more and more prevalent in her life. She went on to study music at Clarke University in Dubuque, IA. While a senior there, Natascha released her debut project, Do Not Go Gentle. Three months after graduating, Natascha packed up her trusty Takamine guitar, along with everything…

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Lolos Ghost with special guests Mere Kats (Folk Rock/Soul) $6

Thursday, May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fronted by James Loney, hailed "Twin Cities finest classic rock craftsman" (Minneapolis Star Tribune), Lolos Ghost is a captivating mix of Loney's beautiful lyricism and the smooth melodic rock expertly thread together by local talents, Paul McFarland, Joe Scanlan, GR Svendaal, Terry Isachsen, Jim Steinworth, J.J Benson, and Colleen O. Lolos Ghost has performed in numerous Twin Cities venues, most notably Dakota Jazz Club, 7th Street Entry, Harriet Brewing Company, Whiskey Junction, and the Driftwood Char Bar. "Stories from a…

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June 2018

MMC Presents: Whalen and the Willows | C​arrie Schneider (Indie/Folk Rock) $8

Friday, June 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for a quarterly showcase of Minnesota Music Coalition members ​​Whalen & The Willows and Carrie Schneider! Whalen and the Willows are an ​i​ndie ​f​olk band based out of ​ Austin,​ Minnesota.​ ​With a focus on lyrics, lead singer Joshua Whalen writes tales pulled from life experience and observation. Pain, suffering, hope, and love are common motives looking to strike an authentic balance of the struggles and joys of life. The band uses melody, rhythm, and harmony to conjure…

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Billy Johnson’s Birthday Show with many special guests (Pop Folk) $10

Saturday, June 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Billy Johnson is a singer/songwriter from Minneapolis. Billy was the lead singer of The Hillcats, and is the lead singer of Billy Johnson’s Roadshow. He also has an acoustic duo called B-TEAM with George McKelvey. Billy has recorded 10 CDs. He strums a Gibson guitar with soul, and has a great vocal range. Music 9-11pm http://www.billyjohnsonmusic.com RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 Covers charged on your tab.

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, June 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

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Lizzie Jean and the Downbound Train | Johnathan Delehanty of The Wild Vylets (Modern Country/Roots) $5

Sunday, June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

After an existential crises in the spring of 2016, Lizzie Jean put pen to paper to make sense of the world around her. Lizzie Jean and the Downbound Train was formed with autobiographical lyrics and sassy licks.

Johnathan Delaney, lead vocalist of The Wild Vylets with be performing a solo acoustic set!

8pm Lizzie Jean and the Downbound Train
9pm Johnathan Delaney

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Lightnin’ Joe Peterson (Rock N Roll) $5

Monday, June 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lightnin' Joe Peterson is a songwriter and musician from the high desert of New Mexico. He has made his living as an internationally touring multi-instrumentalist for over 15 years, and is currently based in Minneapolis, MN. https://www.facebook.com/LightninJoePeterson/ Music 8-10pm RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! $5 cover charges on the tab.

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Tabah & Friends (Indie Rock) $6

Wednesday, June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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Laura Hugo | Lena Elizabeth | Danny Fromm (Folk Rock) $5

Thursday, June 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An evening of local artists featuring Laura Hugo, Lena Elizabeth, and Danny Fromm!

Music 8-10p

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The Changeups with special guests Gambler’s Daughter (Americana/Indie Rock) $7

Friday, June 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Changeups are an Americana band who play country and rock but also dabble in indie, pop, blues, folk and bluegrass—no songs about baseball...yet. Alicia Kay wrote her first song and joined her first band over a dozen years ago. After two band experiences, she found she was hooked on singing and performing and started The Changeups in mid-2009 based on her songs. She is joined by original member Jimmy Baker, long-time member Aaron Rosener and new member Jeff Ellington.…

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Sarah Morris with special guest Julia Christi Ann (Americana/Folk) $7

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

Over the last five years, singer-songwriter Sarah Morris has earned a reputation for engaging performances, with a voice both clear and lush. Sarah hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where from a young age, she immersed herself in her parent’s eclectic record collection before finally falling in love with the storytelling and songcraft in country music. www.sarahmorrismusic.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMss7Gxptdk Minneapolis native Julia Christi Ann is a singer-songwriter with roots in classic country and Americana folk, with a splash of blues for good measure.…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, June 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

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Midnight Love (Hard Bop/Soul Jazz) $6

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

Second Sundays with Midnight Love!

This group is just shy of being considered a Lou Donaldson cover band because of all the Burt Bacharach, Ruby & The Romantics, Roberta Flack and Crusaders covers. The line up is saxophonist Peter Vircks (Moveable Feast, Rhythmic Circus, MPLS), drummer Greg Schutte (Mickey Hart, Jello Slave, Ryan Bingham), pianist & organist Brian Ziemniak (F-Deluxe, BZ3, Yohannes Tona Band), trombonist Matt Darling (Hookers and Blow, New Standards, Honeydogs) and bassist Patrick Nelson (Root City Band, Rhythmic Circus, Eric Hutchinson, New Primitives). Midnight Love features the classic tenor sax and trombone frontline, vintage keyboard sounds and a funky rare groove setting with a romantic bent.

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Gun Hill Royals with special guests The Federales (Americana/Country Rock) $5

Tuesday, June 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gun Hill Royals brew “SoCal Country” rock out of Los Angeles with a sound steeped in roots and classic country. They're headed towards ramblin’, rollin’, shufflin’ and groovin’! If soul happens to put his thumb out there, hell… there’s room in the back. For Gun Hill Royals, music is a brotherhood, music is sacred, and damn it all, that’s how it’s gonna be. www.gunhillroyals.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSVmBna7kSo The Federales: Classic country for the modern world. We're not from the Black Hills, the…

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Dirt Train with special guest Sexy Delicious (Rock & Roll) $5

Wednesday, June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

June 13th with Sexy Delicious
July 11th with The Federales
August 18th with Margot

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

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Tough Old Bird | Savannah Smith (Americana/Folk) $5

Thursday, June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Formed in the small community of Fillmore, New York by songwriting brothers Matthew and Nathan Corrigan, Tough Old Bird plays modern folk music that reflects the landscape it comes from, a place where the last train just pulled out and the carnival is always on its way to the next town. Since its formation in 2013, Tough Old Bird has taken its music to bars, festivals, coffee shops, music clubs and radio stations all over the Eastern United States. On…

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, June 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

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John Munson Presents: The Fragrants (Funk/Dance) $10

Saturday, June 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8wvt-HuZ4c Do you see yourself here? We do. This is our scene. Is it yours? Check out the demure ladies. They groove with abandon. They are powerful goddesses flying on the wings of Orpheus. Check out the goofy dudes and their herb inspired hand dancing. They know they are goofing. But they can't help themselves. That's where we want to get you. That’s where you want to go. www.thefragrants.com Music 9-11pm RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, June 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

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Live in The RIVER ROOM: Adam Levy with special guest Ralph Covert $12 Adv / $15 Cash Door

Sunday, June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for an intimate night with Adan Levy and special guest Ralph Covert! Doors 7pm Music 8pm Ticket sales end 12pm noon Sunday June 17th, 2018. Remaining seats and standing room available at 7pm Doors for $15 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. Adam Levy Offical Facebook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhpKKYvii6c Adam…

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Minnesota Acoustic Guitar Showcase – featuring Dan Schwartz, Ben Abrahamson and Sam Breckenridge (Acoustic Fingerstyle) $5

Sunday, June 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Minnesota Acoustic Guitar Showcase is a musical collective of 10 Twin Cities based guitarists - they cover a diverse range of styles in their solo sets and collaborations of rotating players. Tonight’s show features Dan Schwartz, Ben Abrahamson and Sam Breckenridge. Starting at the very beginning, his dad’s interest in The Grand Ole Opry and his mom’s fondness for American Bandstand immersed Dan Schwartz in a wide variety of great music. This influence resonates in the range of music he…

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Nici Peper with Courtney Yasmineh (Folk) $8

Monday, June 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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Billy McLaughlin (Acoustic Fingerstyle) $20

Tuesday, June 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Billy McLaughlin 3rd Tuesdays Summer RESIDENCY!!

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

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Sleep Study with special guest Ryan Traster (Rock & Roll) $8

Wednesday, June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

June 20th with Ryan Traster
July 18th with Val Son
August 15th with Adam Levy & The Coming Collapse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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David Harland (Singer Songwriter/Acoustic Fingerstyle) $7

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

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

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The Melvilles (Folk Rock) $7

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

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

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

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

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

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July 2018

Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

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

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

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Larry McDonough Jazz Quartet $8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Midwest CMA Songwriter Showcase hosted by Sarah Morris (FREE)

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

Midwest Country Music Association Songwriter Showcase hosted by Sarah Morris.

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

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

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Mary Bue | Katy Vernon (Singer Songwriter) $8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

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

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

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LAURA HUGO and Friends (INDIE FOLK) $5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 11th with The Federales
August 18th with Margot

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

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John Swardson | Ryan Holweger (Americana) $5

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

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

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

Alabama Shakes meets Bonnie Raitt.

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

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The Maeflies (Folk Rock) $8

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

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

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

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

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

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

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

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

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Nici Peper with Claire Kelly (Folk) $8

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

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

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Billy McLaughlin (Acoustic Fingerstyle) $20

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

Billy McLaughlin 3rd Tuesdays Summer RESIDENCY!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

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

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

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

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

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

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

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

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

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Delphia Cello Quartet (Modern Classical) $6

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

Music 8-10pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join us for an intimate night with Tyler Hilton.

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

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

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

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

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

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

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

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Julian Manzara Quartet (Jazz) $6

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

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

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August 2018

Tabah & Friends (Indie Rock) $6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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By Very Special Request: John Munson and Matt Wilson

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

Music 9-11pm

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

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

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

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

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The Fourth Wall (Jazz Quartet) $5

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

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

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Lightnin’ Joe Peterson (Rock N Roll) $5

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

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

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

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

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

August 18th with Said Kelley

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

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Tony Sig | Adam Herman (Southern Rock) $5

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

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

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Gabriel Douglas (Rock n Roll/Americana) $10

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

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

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

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

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

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

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

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

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LAURA HUGO and Friends (INDIE FOLK) $5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

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

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

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

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

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

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

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

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

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JulyDa (Pop Rock) $5

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

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

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Nici Peper with Justin Jay Arnold (Folk) $8

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

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

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Billy McLaughlin (Acoustic Fingerstyle) $20

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

Billy McLaughlin 3rd Tuesdays Summer RESIDENCY!!

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

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