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August 2022

Space Hug + Dayna Koehn $10

Saturday, August 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Space Hug is a sonic blend of female vocals, jangly guitar, ethereal keys and driving rhythm. Their Indie Pop sound draws comparisons to Metric and No Doubt.

Space Hug Official Website

With special guest Dayna Koehn!

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Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, August 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States

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

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Hannah von der Hoff & Friends August Residency w/Maya Elena $10

Wednesday, August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hannah von der Hoff is ‘Holy Hannah!’ - soulful, real and raw like salt of the earth - a mixture of genres cross-pollinated into rock & roll with a heavy soul, jazz & roots hand. Minneapolis born singer-songwriter/guitarist makes her hometown return to showcase an intimate solo set of her original music and select tributes, featuring local songwriter guests!

Aug 24 - Maya Elena
Aug 31 - Theyself
Holy Hannah Official Facebook Page

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Hyooman + The KEY KIDS $10

Thursday, August 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hyooman sprouted from the bedroom of songwriter Leng Moua, fueled by his desire to reconnect with his inner fan and love for music. Soon the band was formed, joined by Elise Bremer (keys and vocals), McCoy Seitz (drums and vocals), Dillon Marchus (bass), and Victor Pokorny (guitar and vocals). Hyooman traverses the terrain between the lo-fi bedroom pop of Alex G and the alternative bands of the 90s/early 2000s – while they lyrically explore the themes of introspection, social media, and existential dread. In May 2021 the band released their first single, “Half Brain,” and followed up with the release of their debut album Pilot in June 2022.

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Senor Blues + Jessica Skilar $7

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

Senor Blues is:
Michael Leville, drums
Tom Betting, guitar/vocals
Paul Chamberlain, guitar/vocals
Marshall Onsrud, bass/comedic banter
Lisa Tradewell, vocals
Sara Jeddeloh, violin

Americana roots-rock band with an emphasis on groove, guitar stylings and vocal harmonies.

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Mustang 87 $15

Saturday, August 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

What do you get when you put two excitable teens in the basement together with a bunch of musical toys and Mountain Dew, send them off into the adult world to carve their own paths for a few decades then bring them back to the basement again as established pros (with new toys)?

You guessed it… Mustang 87

Steve Roehm and Ben Glaros dove into the world of music early on; jamming, learning and experimenting together at each other's houses and in the band room at Mounds View High School. They rocked many a school cafeteria, church basement and talent show before graduating to higher education and higher profile gigs. Nowadays you are likely to have seen Steve perform his magic on vibraphone with jazzy pop supergroup The New Standards, and Ben has emerged as an esteemed singer/songwriter and has contributed his formidable guitar skills to countless projects over the years.

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Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, August 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States

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

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Hannah von der Hoff & Friends August Residency w/ Theyself $10

Wednesday, August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hannah von der Hoff is ‘Holy Hannah!’ - soulful, real and raw like salt of the earth - a mixture of genres cross-pollinated into rock & roll with a heavy soul, jazz & roots hand. Minneapolis born singer-songwriter/guitarist makes her hometown return to showcase an intimate solo set of her original music and select tributes, featuring local songwriter guests!

Aug 31 - Theyself

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September 2022

The Midnight Choir Social Club $10

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

With a sound born in New Orleans' gospel tents and on muddy water's front porch, the The Midnight Choir Social Club's deep pocket drums and bass, melodic guitar and heartfelt vocals deliver gospel inspired music that makes the angels in the demons dance for joy.

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The Way Back Yard Boys + Gabe Roderick $5

Saturday, September 3 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Way Back Yard Boys sing three part harmony fiddle music. Some folk, bluegrass, Americana standards and originals. We got our name from playing backyard shows, when those were the only shows you could play.

The Way Back Yard Boys Official Facebook Page

With special guest Gabe Roderick!

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Hannah von der Hoff $10

Wednesday, September 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hannah von der Hoff is ‘Holy Hannah!’ - soulful, real and raw like salt of the earth - a mixture of genres cross-pollinated into rock & roll with a heavy soul, jazz & roots hand. Minneapolis born singer-songwriter/guitarist makes her hometown return to showcase an intimate solo set of her original music and select tributes!

Holy Hannah Official Facebook Page

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An Evening with John Swardson and Bad Blood $15

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

Based in Minneapolis, John Swardson writes songs that bleed through the holes in the soles of his boots. "A songwriter of uncommon emotional detail, depth, and empathy."

His catalog includes three records of originals, another soon to be released and a wide variety of covers that dart through his own music like Starlings at dusk.

John has opened for many influences over the last handful of years including:
Sturgill Simpson, BJ Barham (American Aquarium), Ben Nichols (Lucero), Semisonic, Gene Ween, Tommy Stinson, and Echo and The Bunnymen.

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NICK HENSLEY & The Love Songs For Angry Men + Laura Perkins $8

Friday, September 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Nick Hensley
& The Love Songs For Angry Men,
The Acoustic Solo, Duo, Trio & occasional
Full Band (with the terrible name)
From Saint Paul, Minnesota
(The Best City in the Twin Cities!)

Nick Hensley is the former lead singer and co creator of The District, a regional soul & rock act from the upper Midwest, co based out of St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL.
Hensley created Love Songs For Angry Men shortly after The District called it quits in 2002.
Hensley’s alias, stage name and alter ego,
Love Songs For Angry Men, originated as a bad joke… similar to other shorter lived band names like Amish Puppy Mill and Billy’s Little Secret. Unfortunately, for Nick and his band members, now papproaching 20 years later...
THE NAME JUST WON’T GO AWAY!

Featuring special guest Laura Perkins

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Kid Dakota with special guests Fathom Lane $12

Saturday, September 24 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Formed in 1999, Kid Dakota released two albums on LOW's Chairkicker's Union - “So Pretty” (2002), and “The West is the Future” (2004) - and four albums on Graveface Records - “A Winner's Shadow” (2008), “Listen to the Crows As They Take Flight” (2011), “Denervation” (2018), and “Age of Roaches.” His new double album, “MICD” will be released in 2022.

Darren is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, engineer, teacher, and producer. Although he grew up in a small town in Western South Dakota, Darren cut his musical teeth in Minneapolis. A fixture on the scene there for two decades, Darren founded two critically-acclaimed bands (Kid Dakota and the Olympic Hopefuls), released nine albums, and won three Minnesota Music Awards including “Artist of the Year.” He toured extensively in the United States and Europe, sharing stages with rock and roll icons such as Soul Asylum and the Violent Femmes as well as indie rock stalwarts like LOW and Black Moth Super Rainbow. He owns a recording studio in NE Minneapolis - Homesteader Studio - and has two Bedlington Terriers - Dante and Diva.

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Katy Vernon and Paul Odegaard $15

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

Paul Odegaard and Katy Vernon have been collaborating for more than ten years on three records, and are continuing to experiment and grow their creative partnership.

Katy was born and raised in London, UK but in the past dozen or so years has established herself as one of the busiest musicians in Minnesota. Combining melodic pop/folk songwriting with her twangy Americana band. She has won the Eric Stokes songwriting award and was also a finalist in the New song contest at Kerrville Folk Festival.She has appeared at Festivals in the Midwest and UK, such as the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain, The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival, Taste Of Minnesota, Stars of the North, Big Turn Fest, and Hazelfest. Her newest record ‘Suit Of hearts’ was named a top ten record of the year by the Star Tribune, as well as City Pages, and Melodic Playlist Twin Cities. Uke Magazine together with Uke Planet website call ‘Suit Of hearts’ The best ukulele album of the year. Most recently Katy was named the best Acoustic performer of 2020 by City Pages.

Paul is an in-demand studio musician and frequent collaborator with some of your favorite songwriters (Kevin Odegard, John Swardson, Dan Israel, etc.), as well as big bands, and other experiments and improvisations.

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October 2022

Danger Pins + Lisa Michelle Anderson $15

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

Danger Pins are Shannon Pettini (vocals and guitar) and Joseph Pettini (percussion and vocals). Original electric Americana and select reimagined covers.

With special guest Lisa Michelle Anderson!

Lisa Michelle Anderson (aka Lisa Wooster) returns to the Twin Cities for a solo performance at the Aster Cafe. Lisa was a well known performer on the Minneapolis music scene of the 90’s. She is currently touring in support of her newly released album Waters of Blue.

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Courtney Yasmineh and her Americana Cowboy Band $15

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

Music video premiere party and concert for her brand new song "Horse That Jumps A Fence" from the album "Red Roses And Cowgirl Dreams" nominated for a Midwest Country Music Org. award for best Americana album of 2022

Courtney Yasmineh Official Website

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