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May 2023

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, May 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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An Evening with John Swardson $15

Sunday, May 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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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Mark Ross & The Three-Nineteen $7

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

Mark Ross & the Three-Nineteen is an Alt/Americana, Indie rock band from

the Twin Cities. Songwriting influences include elements of alternative rock and west coast Americana blending with open chord acoustic guitars and some driven lead guitar solos. From time to time the band adds fiddle or keyboard to the live mix. Mark Ross is a singer/songwriter from Northfield, MN, performing throughout the region and Nashville. MR319 music is available on all streaming platforms. Look for a follow up to the 2022 release “The Unreal Deal” in late 2023.

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June 2023

Billy Johnson Birthday Show $15

Thursday, June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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.

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Jason Walsmith (of The Nadas – solo acoustic) $25

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

Jason has spent the last 28 years living the racontourist lifestyle as the co-lead singer of his band, The Nadas. Throughout his music career he has been the proud owner of sixteen different tour vehicles - everything from a 77 Dodge Xplorer Van to an Eagle bus previously owned by Meatloaf. It wasn’t always paradise by the dashboard lights though - he’s seen it all.

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Matty O’Reilly + Big Lake $7

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

Matty O’Reilly is a Minnesota native, a little older than your brother but probably younger than your dad. The songwriter and front-man for local Minneapolis bands Coolidge, Old Grey Whistle Test, The Home Wreckers and the Molly O’Reilly Orchestra, was at one point dubbed “the consummate opening act” by Chris Reimenschnieder of the Star Tribune. His original song “Bar Whiskey” was included in infamous radio DJ Jack Sparks Top 5 Break Up Songs of all time, 2nd behind Dead Flowers by The Rolling Stones.

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Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, June 4 @ 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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The Larry McDonough Aster Sunday Jazz Series Presents “Kind of Blue and Beyond” $10

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

The Larry McDonough Aster Sunday Jazz Series presents classic jazz on the first Sunday of the month.

Come for the next show of the new Larry McDonough monthly Sunday classic jazz series. The Larry McDonough Quartet will perform one set of the Miles Davis album Kind of Blue and a second set of music of the members after Kind of Blue group, along with poetry about leaders Miles Davis and Bill Evans and sax man John Coltrane. We will celebrate the birthday of Miles Davis, born on May 26, 1926, in Alton, Illinois. It is the 64th year since the release and performance of the legendary album Kind of Blue.

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Erin Livingston with Twin Cities Hot Club and Robert Bell $5

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

Erin Livingston is an established jazz, blues and R&B singer here in the Twin Cities. She has played such venues as Vieux Carre, Black Dog Cafe, Crooners, The Dakota Jazz Club, Birches Supper Club and many more with residencies at Flat Earth Brewery for 2 years, Erte and The Peacock Lounge where I played blues and Hot Club music for 3 years and The St. Paul Hotel. She loves to bring new life to standards and get people on their feet and enjoying the beat.

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David Harland Boundary Pushing Acoustic Guitarist – Singer/Songwriter with Sophia Deutsch on Cello $10

Thursday, June 8 @ 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.

With Sophia Deutsch on Cello

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Katy Vernon with Tori Evans $12

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

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. 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.

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Scott Laurent $12

Saturday, June 10 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Laurent started playing clubs in Minneapolis while still in high school, signing his first record deal when he was twenty-two. His fifth album "Love Don't Let Me Down" was produced in Nashville, where Laurent is a full time songwriter.

"Nashville has been great. I've been able to work with songwriters who's names I used to read in the liner notes of my favorite records, grammy winners, and major label recording artists."

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Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, June 11 @ 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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Katie Dahl + Ellis Delaney $20

Sunday, June 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Katie Dahl is a songwriter and playwright whose work is as expansive as Lake Michigan and as deeply rooted as its rocky coastal bluffs. A small-town celebrity on the Wisconsin peninsula where her family has lived for 175 years, she is now a radio-charting folk artist who tours around the world. Clear-eyed and tough-minded, fresh and funny, Katie “delivers razor-sharp lyrics with a hearty, soulful voice” (American Songwriter).

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Annie Fitzgerald $12

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

Singer-Songwriter Annie Fitzgerald’s music has been described as “a blend of Tori Amos’ intellectual appeal, Sarah McLachlan’s mystical charm and Edie Brickell’s baroque spirit” (Jamsphere). Since the release of her first EP in 2005, Annie has released two full length records, numerous singles, been honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame as an artist to watch, and was a part of the NYC indie scene before welcoming a move back to Minnesota with it a newfound sense of space to create. Her single "Anam Cara" released in February 2023 was highlighted by the Current's Song of the day and the Scouting Report, as well as Mpls St. Paul Magazine. Annie & her trio (Matt Patrick, David Gerald Sutton) will be celebrating the release of a new single “I’ll Wait Here”.

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Laura Lamb $15

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

Laura Lamb found her voice at a young age while watching her mother's family gather around a grand piano in Minneapolis, Minnesota singing songs by artists like Carole King, Norah Jones and Etta James. She remembers learning how to harmonize with her grandparents, while developing her smooth & melancholy voice. "It was a strange feeling to sing and bring my parents' friends to tears. It felt really special to be able to make people feel emotional as a young kid." She began writing songs after receiving her first guitar at age 12. Fast-forward to college days when Lamb first discovered Nashville, Tennessee. She was quickly swept under the wings of hit Singer-Songwriter and Monument Recording Artist, Cailyn Smith (Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Meghan Trainor) who gracefully mentored the young artist in her songwriting and performance skills. Before she knew it, she was showcasing her new Nashville co-written songs at coffee houses near her college campus in St. Paul, MN. After selling out her first big show in downtown Minneapolis, she made the brave move cross-country to Music City. Today, she has honed her craft while creating music some of Nashville's finest songwriters and musician's. She’s debuted her music at the Bluebird Cafe and has played Girls of Nashville - which showcases up and coming singer-songwriters. The independent artist has been preparing her next record with hit producer, Misa Arriaga (Kacey Musgraves), which will display her unique voice and emotion. The first single, Bluebird recently won top 10 in the NSAI 21st Annual Song Contest out of 3000 submissions.

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The Midnight Choir Social Club $15

Saturday, June 17 @ 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.

Featuring Brother Timothy Frantzich, David Ballman and a special guest.

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Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, June 18 @ 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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JazZen $10

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

Under the leadership of Bobb Fantauzzo, JazZen creates original music that “incorporates everything from modern groove to world jazz” (MOJA Radio). Voiced through the organic tonalities of world flutes and the rhythmic undercurrents of electric cello and drums, the trio creates a unique sound that is a blending of East Coast blues and West Coast cool and was described by Jazz Police as "the integration of an almost prayerful melodicism suggestive of Charles Lloyd with a more forward-thrusting, free-wheeling improvisational approach that echoes Coltrane, Davis, Shorter and Coleman."

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The Long Goodbyes $7

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

The Long Goodbyes hit a sweet spot someplace within the eclectic constellation of Power Pop, Classic Country, Americana, and Rock & Roll. Four of five members watched their kids grow up together at the same school, as they themselves grew into sure-handed songwriters and performers (we don’t discuss the 5th guy). TLGs will get and keep your attention via smart originals laced with gripping melodies, tight harmonies, and quirky lyrics. They also like to put their own twist on a few, nicely curated covers. By the end of the night, you’ll be echoing the words of one club owner, “Best show of the year!”

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Jenna Graves and The Loons $15

Thursday, June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jenna Graves is a singer song writer local to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jenna has always been inspired by artists such as Adele and Amy Winehouse and brings powerful vocals to her original songs. Her music style is described as Indie-Pop.

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Kenny John James “The State I’m In” Album Release Show $10

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

Kenny John James writes and performs Americana story-songs that conjure vivid images, be they quirky, clever, or contemplative.

All artists proceeds to benefit Free Guitars 4 Kids non-profit

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Brynn Arens $15

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

Brynn Arens has been a mainstay and local rock figure since the 80's starting out with Obsession and Rattlin' Bones, in the 90's he began the band Flipp which saw great success with albums released on Hollywood Records, catching the eye of Kiss manager Bill Aucoin as well as their video "My Generation" which got regular rotation on MTV's "120 Minutes". Flipp took a hiatus in the 2000's but Brynn was not taking a break, he began producing and writing for several artists and he formed the band The Oddfathers which released an EP and 2 live albums with Jack Douglas. Flipp performed a reunion show in 2017 which led to a string of shows and the boys hit the studio again in 2020-21 with John Fields to record the latest "Too Dumb To Quit" in 2022.

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Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, June 25 @ 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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Sweet Rhubarb + Barrel Flash $10

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

With inspiration and influences from folk, pop, country, bluegrass, and “this 'n' that,” Sweet Rhubarb brings an eclectic mix of songs written by others and well-crafted originals. Exquisite vocal harmonies are a hallmark of their performances, which are always fun, warm, engaging, and inspiring. Personnel include Burna Krugler (vocals, guitar, bass, and occasional banjo), Ann Fate (vocals, guitar, banjo, harmonica and percussion), and Priscilla Thomas (vocals, bass, and guitar). The St. Paul trio has been delighting local and regional audiences since 2009.

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Scott Allen & The List + Dark Pony $12

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

As a Minnesota music fan, singer/bassist and live sound engineer, Scott’s had a unique exposure to Minnesota music and the artists performing it. On the bass and backing vocals, he’s played in bands with songwriters like Tom Mason, Mark Hasbrouch (Surahoolies), Phil Solem (The Rembrandts), Aaron Seymour (The Delilahs), Melvin James (Planet Melvin) and countless others. Scott has also done much fill in work on bass as well, including groups like The Billys, Tim Mahoney, Scott Laurent Band, Rhythm Jones, The Phones, Mile One, The Kurt Neumann Band (BoDeans), Test Site 67, Rex Daisy's alter-ego band "Two Tickets To Paradise", and Patrik Tanner and The Faraway Men.

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The Thirsty River $10

Thursday, June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Thirsty River is an independent band from the Twin Cities who have been quietly gaining a following playing bars and breweries, events and festivals all around the upper midwest over the past 10 years. The 5 members come together to form a fun, and thoughtful Americana sound which has been featured on TV broadcasts and big bills such as the White Wall Sessions and Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire Wi!

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The High 48’s $15

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

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 a band of songwriters who perform their own material in addition to the “festival favorites.”

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July 2023

Paul Frantzich & Friends: Some People Like These Songs $15

Saturday, July 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Hey Aster Fans,

I've had the privilege of playing my sacred, folk-rock originals for nearly 4 decades in and around the Twin Cities - from intimate clubs to national radio broadcasts - and I'm grateful for every opportunity to share this music with others.

The Aspen Times once said, "In his songs about connection, freedom, inspiration and identity, Paul's voice takes on an urgency; the singer he most closely resembles is Elvis Costello, and you can’t get much more urgent than that." - I liked reading that.

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Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, July 2 @ 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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Cindy Lawson w/ Linnea’s Garden $12

Saturday, July 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cindy Lawson began her rock and roll career in Minneapolis in 1985 with her all-female rock band, The Clams. Over the years, she has played in several bands in Minneapolis and New York City, but then took a break starting in the late 90's. She returned in full force with a new band in 2021 and in 2022 released “New Tricks”, her first full length record in 25 years on Boston’s Rum Bar Records. New Tricks got airplay both nationally (on Little Steven’s Underground Garage and on Little Steven’s Coolest Songs in the World) and internationally, garnering rave reviews in publications across the globe. In April of 2023, she released a new single and video called “Don’t Come Crying To Me” that was immediately picked for Little Steven’s Coolest Songs in the World and is currently in rotation on Sirius XM. It’s also been chosen for The Racket’s Local Music Playlist for 2023. She plans to release another full length recording later this year.

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Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, July 9 @ 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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Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, July 16 @ 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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HebbaJebba + Jim Walsh $12

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

HebbaJebba was born out of Minneapolis singer-songwriter Ted Hajnasiewicz's desire to put his songs into more of a rock and roll band format. Rounded out with dear old friends and local rock veterans Paul Gordhamer (drums), Mark Ganje (guitars) and Tom Carlon (bass), HebbaJebba is - well, slightly easier to pronounce than "Hajnasiewicz", no? Come celebrate the 1 year anniversary of their debut album.

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Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, July 23 @ 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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Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, July 30 @ 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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August 2023

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, August 6 @ 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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Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, August 13 @ 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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Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, August 20 @ 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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Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5

Sunday, August 27 @ 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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