Twin Cities Flamenco Collective w/ Jose Moreno (NYC) & Molly “La Bo” Stoltz

Twin Cities Flamenco Collective w/ Jose Moreno (NYC) & Molly “La Bo” Stoltz

Sun, Jul 21

4PM -- DINNER//DRINKS//DOORS 5PM SHOWTIME $20 ADVANCE (+ fees) $25 AT THE DOOR // IF YOU HAVE ANY ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE LET US KNOW. Twin Cities Flamenco Collective inspires audiences through its passionate and soulful expressions of Flamenco music and dance along with guest artists from all around the world.  This is part of TCFC's monthly residency at Icehouse MPLS. ARTISTS: Jose Moreno (Guest dancer/singer/guitarist/percussionist from New York City)  Molly "La Bo" Stoltz (Guest dancer) Sachiko “La Chayí” (TCFC, Flamenco dancer) Ross “El Vecino” (TCFC, Flamenco guitarist) Eva Makiko (TCFC, Flamenco dancer) La Gracia (TCFC, Flamenco dancer) Twin Cities Flamenco Collective is a group of Flamenco musicians and dancers based in the Twin Cities.  Its mission is to bring the essence of the art and culture of Flamenco to the Cities. The members are guitarist Ross “El Vecino” and dancers Sachiko “La Chayí”, Eva Makiko and La Gracia.  For more information. visit www.facebook.com/twincitiesflamenco. Jose Moreno (Guest dancer/singer/guitarist/percussionist from New York City)  Born into a family of famous flamenco artists Estrella Morena (dancer) and Pepe de Málaga (singer), Jose began his flamenco career during his childhood years. Jose has been invited to perform as a dancer, singer, guitarist and percussionist in various companies around the world, and with distinguished artists such asThe Great Manolete and Jose Cortes “Pansequito”.  He has performed in prestigious theaters and festivals including Lincoln Theater, Carnegie Hall, and The Kennedy Center.  Molly "La Bo" Stoltz (Guest dancer) Molly Kay Stoltz is a dance performer, choreographer, teacher, and arts administrator based in South-Central Minnesota. She specializes in rhythmic and  percussive dance and performs with Joe Chvala’s Flying Foot Forum and Zorongo Flamenco in the Twin Cities. She currently teaches tap at Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center, flamenco at Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, and dance classes through community education in St. Peter and Mankato, MN. She won an honorable mention for her solo at the national Flamenco Certamen USA 2021 in NYC, NY and has been a resident artist with the Hinge Artist Residency program through Springboard for the Arts. She can be found practicing at her studio/art gallery B3 Studio and Gallery  in St. Peter, MN with her son and studio mate, Emily Kretschmer, or enjoying time with her musical partner-in-crime, Chase D. Burkhart. 

Noise Party Vol.8

Noise Party Vol.8

Sun, Jul 21

8PM DOORS 10PM SHOW START $12 ADVANCE (+taxes & fees) $20 AT THE DOOR (+taxes) 21+ The seminal experimental music series Noise Party is returning for its 8th volume. Six artists will grace the stage of Icehouse yet again to create an interdimensional soundscape to expand your musical horizons. This one of a kind event is not to be missed. You’ll first be transported into lushious valleys of meditative and dreamy ambient music as the night progressively becomes louder and more intense, creating a back-to-back musical experience only offered by Noise Party. See what the hype is all about by joining us on Sunday, July 21st, only at Icehouse. Music begins at 9pm, and advance tickets only cost $12 before fees. Noise Party is a 21+ event. The artists in Vol. 8 are as follows: Blood Bath & Beyond Fever Visions: Uneasy ambient sounds from Jackson Catton. Lush synthetic dreams and paranoid sample nightmares. i once knew a ghost is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of the Noise Party series, Shane Donahue. Under the ghost moniker, Shane is pushing the boundaries of what drone and ambient music can be. He is creating unique textures by combining moments of overwhelming fear and dread while adding layers of soft, luscious melodies of nostalgia to create an ever evolving work of art. Kindohm Made Flesh: Since 2018 Made Flesh has been playing and releasing militantly anti-capitalist, anti-fascist, and anti-imperialist death industrial/power electronics from their home base in Minneapolis, MN. May Klug is a composer/performer based in Minneapolis, whose work with synthesizers and other electronics places her relationship to her instruments within networks of technological development, natural and nonhuman agency, and desire 

David Feily presents:  Minneapolis String Project & Society of Chemists

David Feily presents: Minneapolis String Project & Society of Chemists

Mon, Jul 22

6pm Doors 7pm Showtime $18 Advance $24 At the Door -Minneapolis String Project Ernest Bisong, David Feily and Greg Byers have spent years performing andhoning their musicianship in separate spheres of the Minnesota music scene and come together to form this unique musical partnership. MPLS String Project deviates from the standard repertoire for bowed stringed instruments and draws from jazz, fusion, soul, as well as an array of world music influences. Live performances leave audiences dazzled by their cooperative improvisation and creativity. - Society of Chemists Can chamber music and jazz fusion coexist in the same sonic landscape? Society of Chemists answers this with compositions that span the spectrum of art and pop. Stephanie Wieseler - Tenor Sax, Flute, Synth Jack Barrett - Piano, Synth Charlie Bruber - Bass Ben Erlich - Drums 

Spice At The Ice 2 feat. Saltydog, Between Howls and Anatomy Of

Spice At The Ice 2 feat. Saltydog, Between Howls and Anatomy Of

Sat, Jul 27

7PM DOORS // 9:30PM SHOW START // $15 ADVANCE (+fees) // $20 AT THE DOOR // $25 PREMIUM BALCONY SEATING (+fees) Between Howls are dynamic vocalist/violinist Ren Cooper Howl & guitarist/singer-songwriter Nick Muska Howl. The two perform a blend of folk, rock and blues featuring a distinctive take on the catalogs of artists past & present alongside their own original material. The Howl’s met in college at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. They first crossed paths as members of various jazz ensembles, as well as at house parties where they would steal songs from each other’s playlists. The two began performing publicly in the winter of 2018 at the Thirsty Pagan in Superior, WI. Since then they have performed across the US and have cowritten several albums worth of material together, primarily as frontmen for the touring rock group One Less Guest, contributed to numerous records for other artists, and lately have begun a foray into film scoring- for a documentary & a short film which recently debuted at Grauman’s TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. After many years of being friends and bandmates, Ren & Nick were married in September of 2023. The two are currently in the initial stages of recording a forthcoming Between Howls album of all-original material. 

Sluice & Fust w/Wheel Eternal

Sluice & Fust w/Wheel Eternal

Sun, Jul 28

6PM DOORS • DRINKS • FOOD // 8PM SHOW START // $15 ADVANCE (+fees) // $20 AT THE DOOR // $25 PREMIUM BALCONY SEATING (+fees) Sluice is the recording project of Durham based musician/engineer Justin Morris (Fust, Weirs, Aunt Sis). Radial Gate, the second release as Sluice, features a wide collection of local talent including Avery Sullivan (Fust, Indigo De Souza), Oliver Child-Lanning (Fust, Weirs), Luke Norton (HC McEntire), Frank Meadows (Fust, Tomberlin, Bellows) and Natalie King (Toss) to name a few. Radial Gate continues the Sluice theme of nature’s intersection with industry, and lyrically explores the ideas of isolation and depression giving way to community and personal growth. “Could you pass me a beer, oh no it fell in the river. Hey man that’s all right, goodnight.” Fust is the songwriting project of Aaron Dowdy, and a Durham NC based alt-country band formed in 2018 currently touring in support of Genevieve, their sophomore album on Dear Life Records. Fust’s first record Evil Joy was a self-described bitter domestic drama obsessed with the kitchen-sink passage of time measured by moments of leaving, returning, leaving, and returning. With Genevieve, we find a different kind of leaving: leaving behind, leaving one’s old ways, starting anew, a small life together, in “Family Country.” Thus, Genevieve: an historical name for both the saintly and the ordinary, the peasantry and the family, the community and the wife, extreme devotion and absolute forbearance. While sonically and instrumentally louder than Evil Joy, Genevieve is thematically more quiet about its pains—more settled in its ways. It is a collection of pathetic love stories written in dedication to “small life,” moving from gentle exceptions (“I can take the late hours if you’re with me”) to pitiful admissions (“I’m never going to change when I leave…”). What comes with a quiet life? The highest forms of beauty, but we also find here songs of unspeaking companions, the sublime dread of having children, the balance of humility and humiliation, playing the fool for the greater good, and… budget birthday parties. With these stories of possible growth, Genevieve can’t help but also feature tried and true examples of crisis and repression: seeking a bygone lifestyle in an old friend who hasn’t changed much over the years, pissing contests, search parties as the form of community for melancholics with no clue what they’ve lost, old flames you won't let go and dying flames you won’t admit. Genevieve is a road movie and a local theatrical production of and by a community struggling to hold itself together, a record of too many names and too many places: Sarah Lee, John and Angel, Jimmy, Sam, Rockfort Bay, New England, California, Jackson, Silent City, Bridge Street, Fourth Avenue, and of course Genevieve. How do we keep up with everybody, how do we stay close to those we love? Can we begin to understand the most difficult thing, that the better the worse? Genevieve is the studio debut of Fust, recorded throughout 2022 and early 2021 (mostly) at Drop of Sun recording studio in Asheville NC. It was engineered, mixed, and mastered by the great Alex Farrar. You can hear his patience in every corner of this record. The painting by Sasha Popovici is exactly right: a domestic scene yet unfinished. Many friends helped near and far to make it much better than it was without them—Xandy Chelmis, Michael Cormier-O’Leary, Indigo De Souza, MJ Lenderman, Courtney Werner. 

David Feily presents:  Thoughtcast & Moveable Feast

David Feily presents: Thoughtcast & Moveable Feast

Mon, Jul 29

6pm Doors 7pm Showtime $18 Advance $24 At the Door - Thoughtcast ThoughtCast is bassist and composer Graydon Peterson, trumpeter Jake Baldwin, pianist Joe Strachan and drummer Ben Ehrlich. Their sound is infectious, sophisticated grooves combined with lyrical, encircling melodies and spirited improvisation. The group formed in 2017 and has been performing in the Twin Cities and surrounding region ever since. - Movable Feast Reuniting after nearly 20 years, Moveable Feast brings together four extremely diverse musical talents to explore a catalog of work referred to as “eclectic, solid and funky… displaying a sense of fearlessness as it tweaks the jazz tradition”. Moveable Feast modeled itself after those bands who chose to build a concept and sound together as a unit; much in the spirit of Miles Davis’ groups of the 60s, Weather Report, The Headhunters and The Art Ensemble of Chicago. Bringing together the influences of jazz, funk, Latin, African and avant-garde, they are a Minneapolis supergroup of sorts. Moveable Feast is: drummer Kevin Washington (Poets’ Groove, Ra Spirit, Mississippi), saxophonist Peter Vircks (Midnight Love, Quintessence, Rhythmic Circus), bassist Jeff Bailey (James Carter, Doc Severinsen) and keyboardist Tommy Barbarella (Prince & the New Power Generation, Greazy Meal). 

Derecho Rhythm Section

Derecho Rhythm Section

Thu, Aug 01

5PM DOORS // 7PM SHOWTIME $15 ADVANCE (+ fees) // $20 AT THE DOOR Derecho Rhythm Section: Lake Superior groove that you can dance to. Music provided by Cyrus, Al Church, Al Sparhawk, and Izzy Cruz. 

Rise Up Reggae Festival w/ Socaholix / INTL Reggae All-Stars, Innocent

Rise Up Reggae Festival w/ Socaholix / INTL Reggae All-Stars, Innocent

Sat, Aug 03

6pm Doors 7pm Showtime $40 for music plus 2 free drinks! Featuring Indeed Brewery, Wikid Cannabis, Faraday Rums & Hornitos Tequila. The Midwest’s premier reggae band for more than 20 years, The International Reggae All Stars are truly a global band with members hailing from Venezuela to Trinidad to Ghana to Jamaica. These musicians play reggae, dancehall and Bob Marley classics, while bringing peace, love and positive vibrations with them wherever they go. Socaholix, a high-energy Caribbean dance band has been gracing stages throughout Minnesota since 2010. Comprised of members from Africa, the Caribbean and the USA, the magical musicianship creates an energy that is both unique and infectious. From the first beat of the drum, the audience is drawn in and within moments, the dance floor is full. Whether a reminder of your Caribbean cruise or simply the hypnotic rhythms the band, it instantly appeals to audiences of all ages. With no other soca (soul + calypso) bands in the area, the Socaholix find themselves in demand for community events, festivals, private events, corporate events and local bars. From the driving rhythms of the drum and bass, to the intricate guitar lines, the Socaholix sound is both complex and compelling. It wasn’t long after they began performing as a group that they were featured on St. Paul based Twin Cities Public Television’s (TPT -Channel 2) MN Originals series. The band was profiled and two of their original songs were filmed. To view either song, click on the following links: “Jump” and “Wave Something”. Who is Innocent? A man, a musician, and a mover. He was born and raised in Tanzania, East Africa, making music with many African Bands, but it was when he heard Bob Marley's Album, KAYA, that he realized his fate: Reggae. The powerful message Marley made with music inspired Innocent to do the same. Innocent moved to the US in 1989 and formed the group Les Exodus. Having produced over five albums, including a solo CD, Innocent has traveled the United States, opening for famous acts, and spreading the joy of Reggae. Continuing the fight for freedom, Innocent performs his songs in English and Swahili. Packed with thought-provoking lyrics, cool guitar, and captivating stage presence, Innocent puts up quite an exhilarating show. His message is real and authentic, with references to repressive governments, fraudulent officials, and hungry children. 

Ashley DuBose Entertainment Presents: JazRnB

Ashley DuBose Entertainment Presents: JazRnB

Sun, Aug 04

5pm Doors 7pm Showtime $20 advance $25 at the door Ashley DuBose is a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter widely known for her run on Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice. Her catalog spans multiple genres from R&B to Pop to Acoustic Soul. With talent and brains to match, Ashley attended St. Paul Public Schools where she cut her teeth with live music performance, and later graduated with a B.A. in mathematics from St. Catherine University a day after releasing her debut album, Somethin’ More. The legendary City Pages voted her "Best Vocalist (Female)" and Star Tribune highlighted her BE YOU album as one of the best of 2015, a body of work that solidified her stamp on the Minneapolis music scene. In addition to being a music creator and performer, Ashley is a mother of three, a real estate developer, and a voice-over actress. 

Mike Baggetta & Peter Distefano

Mike Baggetta & Peter Distefano

Mon, Aug 05

6pm Doors 8pm Showtime $17 advance $22 at the door Setting forth as a guitar duo unlike any other, this very first Punk Jazz tour across the U.S. finds Peter DiStefano (of Porno for Pyros) and Mike Baggetta (of mssv) exploring no-boundaries improvised music, informed by their lives and songs, with just 2 electric guitars, electronics and maybe some vocals. Think Albert Ayler meets Stooges meets Jimi Hendrix and you might be getting close… A founding member of the alternative rock band Porno For Pyros in 1992 with Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins and Martyn LeNoble, guitarist Peter Distefano has been heard all over the world for decades with their first album reaching no. 3 on the Billboard Top 200. In addition to his work with Pyros, Peter has featured in various projects with Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, and the band Hellride with Mike Watt. He is also known for his extensive recent work as a composer and musician for many soundtracks in film, television and gaming. Iconoclastic guitarist Mike Baggetta is most recently known for leading his post-genre power trio mssv (with the legendary rhythm team of drummer Stephen Hodges and bassist Mike Watt) through multiple U.S. tours and album releases over the past 5 years, after releasing 2 additional albums of original music alongside Watt and drummer Jim Keltner. Baggetta’s music has always been adventurous in spirit and style, creating his identifiably undefinable sound with his guitar, voice and various musical gadgets. He has also appeared on stage and on recordings with Nels Cline, J Mascis, Petra Haden and David Torn. 

Luke LeBlanc & Thomas Sticha

Luke LeBlanc & Thomas Sticha

Thu, Aug 08

Doors: 5pm Showtime: 7pm $15 advance $20 at the door Join us on August 8 for a show in the Courtyard featuring Luke LeBlanc and Thomas Sticha, both accompanied by their full bands. Minneapolis-based Luke LeBlanc is known for his rootsy fusion of folk and rock, delivering performances with a nuanced touch. His latest album, Places, produced by Erik Koskinen, has drawn acclaim for its thoughtful composition and warm, organic sound. LeBlanc has earned recognition from The Current, Bluegrass Situation, Americana Highways, and Glide Magazine, and has shared the stage with Charlie Parr, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Amythyst Kiah. Saint Paul based singer-songwriter Thomas Sticha's music intertwines traditional country with modern folk. His debut single, “Then It’s Gone,” released in January 2024, showcases his ability to blend classic country themes with contemporary sensibilities. Sticha's full-band performances have been described as “thoroughly charming” by Adventures in Americana, appealing to fans of artists such as Tyler Childers, John Prine, and Merle Haggard. His music reflects a fresh yet familiar sound. 

POLICA

POLICA

Fri, Aug 09

Doors: 7pm Showtime: 9pm $25 advance $35 Day of Show This is the first POLICA show of 2024, and the first POLICA headlining hometown show since 2021. The band continues to be hit by challenge after challenge, yet reliably delivers when there are things to be said. With new music in the works, and some shows booked in August (2024), the future remains uncertain and exciting. DJ sets by all members of POLICA will bookend the night. Poliça are an American electronic music band from Minneapolis, formed in 2011. The band consists of Channy Leaneagh (vocals, lyrics), Chris Bierden (bass), Drew Christopherson (drums) and Ben Ivascu (drums), with Ryan Olson in a studio context as its producer & composer. In 2022 Chris Bierden, Poliça’s beloved bass player and unmatched harmony vocalist was diagnosed with brain cancer. Chris is a phenomenally strong and brilliant human and we are all continuously inspired by the fight he has waged against the cruel toll of Glioblastoma. Channy Leaneagh was once quoted as saying the band was originally formed to “escape into a different reality”. The band has toured the WORLD since 2011 and released 5 LPS, 2 EPS and a few singles here, there and everywhere. 

TGNP PARTY 2024

TGNP PARTY 2024

Sat, Aug 10

3PM-Close $40 + fees Minneapolis-based label Totally Gross National Product (TGNP) recently celebrated its 20th birthday with a few great text messages, having forgotten to plan a birthday party. So this will be one part birthday party, and one part daylong mini-fest of Twin Cities based musicians, and a few friends coming in from elsewhere. In the same vein as previous years’ TGNP parties, expect a wide range of performers, DJs, and bands as the sets run seamlessly from 3pm - close both inside of Icehouse and outside in the beautiful greenspace next door. Lineup in no particular order: Marijuana Deathsquads Alan Sparhawk Greg Grease Setting Psymun Papa Mbye *67 Lonefront Berzica Andrew Broder Channy Leaneagh Mullet HEBL Makr + Friends Cole Gorman Weiland Kid Villain Joe Westerlund Dealdrugger 

Sunday Salsa Matinee w/ Charanga Tropical

Sunday Salsa Matinee w/ Charanga Tropical

Sun, Aug 11

EVERY MONTH! 4PM DOORS • DRINKS • FOOD 5PM SHOW START $15 ADVANCE (+taxes & fees) $15 AT THE DOOR (+taxes) Extend your weekend with Sunday Salsa Matinee, one of the best monthly music and dance events in the Twin Cities. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 10-piece salsa orchestra Charanga Tropical mixes its spicy salsa with smooth strings. This is Cuba flavored salsa, from classic danzón to modern timba, straight out of Havana. Then from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. DJONE of Salsa Police Entertainment spins bouncy bachata and other Latin favs to close out the evening. Icehouse offers a wide open dance floor with booth and balcony seating. Enjoy an exceptional menu of top quality food and drink. 

Luke Callen & Clare Doyle

Luke Callen & Clare Doyle

Thu, Aug 15

Join us in the Courtyard. 5pm Doors 7pm Showtime $15 advance $20 at the door ‘It was a hell of a year,’ says Americana artist-to-watch Clare Doyle, reflecting on a breakout year in which she was named one of First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2023, an Emerging Artist of 2024 by Music in Minnesota, and released three debut singles which garnered immediate attention for their infectious blend of soulful country and rootsy rock, and a bold lyricism that’s hailed as “a fresh perspective in emotional storytelling” by Music in Minnesota. In a short span, Doyle has established a reputation for a mesmerizing live show that brings audiences along for a ride - from the electrifying heights of a cathartic anthem to pin-drop-quiet intensity in a breakup ballad - and has become a fixture on some of the region’s most legendary stages. She has been tapped to support artists such as The Cactus Blossoms, Turn Turn Turn, Them Coulee Boys, and Dallas Ugly and has toured regionally throughout the Midwest. 

Ozone Creations presents: AFRODISIA

Ozone Creations presents: AFRODISIA

Sat, Aug 17

DOORS 8PM // SHOW 9PM $10 ADVANCE // $15 DAY OF SHOW 21+ 

Twin Cities Flamenco Collective w/ José Cortés (Miami) & Raquel del Bosque

Twin Cities Flamenco Collective w/ José Cortés (Miami) & Raquel del Bosque

Sun, Aug 18

Food & Beverage Service starting at 5pm Showtime 7pm ADVANCE: $20 DAY OF SHOW: $25 Twin Cities Flamenco Collective inspires audiences through its passionate and soulful expressions of Flamenco music and dance along with national and international guests. This is part of TCFC's monthly residency at Icehouse MPLS. ARTISTS: Jose Cortes (Guest singer from Miami) Raquel del Bosque (Guest dancer) Sachiko “La Chayí” (TCFC, Flamenco dancer) Ross “El Vecino” (TCFC, Flamenco guitarist) Eva Makiko (TCFC, Flamenco dancer) La Gracia (TCFC, Flamenco dancer) Twin Cities Flamenco Collective is a group of Flamenco musicians and dancers based in the Twin Cities. It brings the essence of the art and culture of Flamenco to the Cities. The members are guitarist Ross “El Vecino” and dancers Sachiko “La Chayí”, Eva Makiko and La Gracia. For more information. visit www.facebook.com/twincitiesflamenco. José Cortés was born in the south of France into an important gypsy family from Almería. At the age of ten, José began his career in Jerez de la Frontera where he won the "premio del joven aficionado del cante flamenco," accompanied on guitar by Terremoto hijo. He was immersed in the world of flamenco with the greatest artists, such as Terremoto, Pansequito, Camarón de la Isla, Moraito Chico and Tomatito. Since then, he has shared the stage with the some of the best artists, including Belen Lopez, Alfonso Losa, Sergio Arranda, and Manuel de la Malena. In 2010, he moved to the United States and now works with many amazing artists such as Jason McGuire, Ricardo Diaz (and on his record Traversura), Yaelisa "Camino Flamencos", Carola Zertuche "Teatro Flamenco," Zorongo Flamenco, Fanny Ara, Melissa Cruz, Cristina Hall, Jesus Muñoz, Jesus Montoya, Antonio de Jerez and Pedro Cortés. An incredible and traditional artist, José Cortés Fernández surprises us now by taking a step forward in his conception of flamenco by making pure flamenco live alongside other genres. After years of studying ballet, tap and music as a flutist, Raquel del Bosque embraces Flamenco as an opportunity to tell the story of who she is and what she’s experienced, through rhythm and movement. Raquel’s teachers and mentors include Melinda Marquez, Xianix Barrera, and most recently, Susana di Palma. She has performed with artists in the Tri-State area (NY-NJ-CT) and as a member of the Xianix Barrera Flamenco Dance Company in NYC. She is proud to be part of the Minneapolis Flamenco community, performing with Twin Cities Flamenco Collective, and as a new member of the Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater Ensemble. 

Ponyfolk with St. Anthony Mann & Val Son

Ponyfolk with St. Anthony Mann & Val Son

Thu, Aug 22

6pm Doors (Full Food & Beverage Menu Available all Night) 8pm Showtime $15 advance $20 Doors Ponyfolk Ponyfolk was formed in 2014 by Clifton Nesseth (vocals, strings, guitar, keys, synthesizers) and Paul Sauey (vocals, strings, guitar, bass). Based out of Duluth and Minneapolis, MN, the pair’s multi-instrumentalist abilities and vocal harmonies have carved them out a reputation of creating maximalist soundscapes that are defined by droning layers of guitars, strings, and synth textures - undergirding emotionally evocative lyrical imagery. Aaron Hays (drums) joined the band in 2021. In 2020, Ponyfolk began to release a series of singles starting with their highway-inspired homecoming ballad, Longway. The band will be releasing their debut LP in 2023. Originally crossing paths at Shell Lake Arts Center's summer camp jazz students in 2004, Clif and Paul bonded over their mutual interest in jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius and the English rock band, Cream. Several years later, they happened upon each other while auditioning for St. Olaf College’s music program in Northfield, MN. During their tenure in St. Olaf’s music major program (2006-2010), Paul Sauey played cello with the St. Olaf Orchestra and Clifton played flute in The St. Olaf Band. After college, Clifton and Paul formed Ponyfolk, borrowing from the more acoustic side of their original project’s music and exploring their growing interest in multiple folk music traditions. Focusing heavily on their vocal harmony work and building their songs around intricate finger-picking textures and Scandinavian-inspired modalities, they released EP I in 2015. In the subsequent years, they began to add synthesizers and a more modern aesthetic to their sound. Pony’s music has been described as “the dark side of Simon & Garfunkel” and “early Pink Floyd mixed with the Lord of the Rings soundtrack.” St. Anthony Mann Playing experimental indie folk enlivened by obscure arrangements and poetic lyrics, St. Anthony Mann is the stage name of Adam Bjoraker. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Adam first broke into music in high school, playing finger-style guitar and experimenting with alternate tunings. After finding a voice and spending formative years in the Midwestern plains, he decided to bring what he’d learned in Milwaukee, Wisconsin back home to Minnesota, where he’d record his first music under the moniker. Following a season of sets, a festival appearance, and a trip to France, St. Anthony Mann took a year off from performing. LISSI, their last full-length effort, had been fully presented and what follows now is the burgeoning of a new record, asking, Look Again. Val Son Val Son is a four-piece band from Minneapolis, MN, with members having played within the Twin Cities scene for over two decades. Combining varied life and musical experiences, Val Son members Jordan Taylor, Eric Carlson, Mike Gunvalson and Emily Mohrbacher work collaboratively and with a DIY spirit - from sharing songwriting to recording and producing their own music as well. Self-categorized as "generally sad rock," they're inspired by bands like Low and Land of Talk, and take lyrical cues from greats like Lucinda Williams and Townes Van Zandt. Val Son is set to release their second full-length album in 2024. 

AFROMATIC ft Obi Original, Mack Oc, Tolzysound, Dj Keyz

AFROMATIC ft Obi Original, Mack Oc, Tolzysound, Dj Keyz

Fri, Aug 23

7pm Doors 9pm Showtime $15 advance $20 at the door 

Jerryapolis - an evening of Grateful Dead

Jerryapolis - an evening of Grateful Dead

Sat, Aug 24

8pm Doors 9pm Showtime $18 advance $23 Doors Jerryapolis comes to you deep from the heart of the the love of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead, the songs and the explorations. Featuring: **super fun secret out of town guest** Jon Herchert (Dark Pony, Mango Jam) Javier Trejo (Caballo Cósmico) Kevin Dorsey (Histronic, Frogleg) Chad Whittaker (Kung-Fu Hippies) Martin Dosh (Dosh, Andrew Bird, Lateduster) JT Bates (Alpha Consumer, Bonny Light Horseman) 2 long sets of Grateful Dead zones for a nice evening getaway. 

David Wax Museum

David Wax Museum

Thu, Sep 05

6PM DOORS // 8PM SHOW START // $15 ADVANCE (+fees) // $20 AT THE DOOR // $25 PREMIUM BALCONY SEATING (+fees) ABOUT DAVID WAX MUSEUM In the presence of the strange digital drone of hospital machines, David Wax’s thoughts turned to 13 songs and the changes they give voice to. After suddenly and inexplicably collapsing, Wax—half of David Wax Museum alongside wife and bandmate Suz Slezak—was headed for a heart catheterization in his hometown of Columbia, Missouri, his doctors suspecting a heart attack. At a moment with more questions than answers, he hurriedly signed his name to a waiver—and was struck by a revelation. “Lying there on that stretcher the thing that kept running through my mind was: at least we made "You Must Change Your Life", Wax recalls. “Whatever else happened, I felt at peace because this record exists.” The album, out May 5 on Nine Mile Records, is an openhearted manifesto – a collection that embodies, then transcends bedrock elements of the band’s 15-year recording career. For Wax, music has guided every step he holds sacred; he’s followed its palpable power, abiding by its requisite unpredictability. After graduating at the top of his class at Harvard, he wandered off an academic path to southern Mexico, finding what he calls “a clear before/after moment in my life.” There, he studied folk music “at the feet of the masters” and internalized structures and rhythms that continue to drive the band today. He and Slezak fell in love on their first national tour, setting in motion a future full of vivid waking dreams. Together (now with their two children in tow) they’ve logged 1,500 shows in every corner of the globe. From the back of a pick-up truck in Nome, Alaska at a solstice parade, to a surreal moment in a tent filled with a thousand Czechs hollering along to their iconic song “Harder Before It Gets Easier,” these dreams continue to unfold for Wax and Slezak. 

Sunday Salsa Matinee w/ Charanga Tropical

Sunday Salsa Matinee w/ Charanga Tropical

Sun, Sep 08

EVERY MONTH! 4PM DOORS • DRINKS • FOOD 5PM SHOW START $15 ADVANCE (+taxes & fees) $15 AT THE DOOR (+taxes) Extend your weekend with Sunday Salsa Matinee, one of the best monthly music and dance events in the Twin Cities. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 10-piece salsa orchestra Charanga Tropical mixes its spicy salsa with smooth strings. This is Cuba flavored salsa, from classic danzón to modern timba, straight out of Havana. Then from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. DJONE of Salsa Police Entertainment spins bouncy bachata and other Latin favs to close out the evening. Icehouse offers a wide open dance floor with booth and balcony seating. Enjoy an exceptional menu of top quality food and drink. 

Joe Russo's Selcouth Quartet Feat. Stuart Bogie, Jonathan Goldberger & Jon Shaw

Joe Russo's Selcouth Quartet Feat. Stuart Bogie, Jonathan Goldberger & Jon Shaw

Thu, Sep 12

6PM DOORS // 8PM SHOW START // $30 ADVANCE (+fees) // $35 AT THE DOOR // Joe Russo (Drums, Keys), Stuart Bogie (Reeds, Flute, Keys), Jonathan Goldberger (Guitar), Jon Shaw (Bass) with opening set from JT Bates Selcouth Quartet is a dynamic new ensemble featuring Joe Russo (drums, keys) Stuart Bogie (saxophone, flute, clarinet, keys) Jon Shaw (upright & electric basses) and Jonathan Goldberger (acoustic & electric guitars). Their self-titled debut album, recorded at Floki Studios in Iceland with producer and engineer D James Goodwin, is a mesmerizing exploration of a range of styles and moods. Born of creative immersion in a remote and otherworldly environment, their sound seamlessly drifts between hauntingly beautiful melodies, propulsive improvisation, expansive atmospheres, and towering sonic constructs 

Marcus Rezak w/ Mark Joseph

Marcus Rezak w/ Mark Joseph

Fri, Sep 13

 

Jaspar Lepak + Kashimana

Jaspar Lepak + Kashimana

Sun, Sep 22

5PM DOORS // 7PM SHOW $15 ADVANCE // $20 DAY OF SHOW ALL AGES Jaspar Lepak writes feminist folk songs from the heart—poetic, profound and “always evocative” (Mostly Minnesota). Drawing comparisons to Kate Wolf and Nanci Griffith, her pure voice rings out above the pack, creating classic-sounding folk songs inspired by the many places she has called home (Tucson, Durban, Seattle, and Minneapolis). Her 2024 album So Strong landed at #6 on the Folk Radio Chart and perfectly weaves the personal with the political. Inspired by the overturning of Roe, the loss of her childhood friend to cancer and her own experiences with pregnancy, childbirth and caregiving, the songs are bravely honest, deep, sweet, and even playful at times. “So Strong is comforting and charmingly unpretentious.” - The Current Kashimana is a mother, musician, vocalist, composer, producer and teaching artist with a rich soulful blues voice that soars through their original compositions. The name Kashimana means 'that's their heart' and you can hear Kashimana’s heart beating in the compelling sound of their music which is an exploration of Soul, R&B, Folk, Afro-funk and more. Kashimana often draws from their Nigerian heritage and experiences growing up in Nigeria and Kenya and living in the United States. Her latest release, Phantom Cries, captures the pivot point of Kashimana's musical artistry and journey into mamahood. The album is an emotional rollercoaster of songs guaranteed to give you goosebumps and invoke reflection and transformation. “deliciously brilliantly fun...glistening new sounds” - Mpls.St.Paul Magazine 

Sean Anonymous "Anti/Social" 5 year Anniversary Party

Sean Anonymous "Anti/Social" 5 year Anniversary Party

Sat, Sep 28

$15 Advance $20 At the Door 7pm Doors 9pm Showtime Sean Anonymous has been hailed by critics and audiences for his relentless energy and enigmatic style. His crafty word play and humble honesty are a breath of fresh air in an industry clamoring for authentic messaging. In 2012 Sean released his first solo debut, the Anonymo E.P. Anonymo displayed his full range of talent, quickly gaining attention from college radio and hip-hop fans nationwide. It rose to #5 on the CMJ charts and remained there for twelve straight weeks, leading to a highlight slot at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York. The momentum hasn't stopped since. He's achieved everything from a strictly DIY standpoint, building success off pure passion, drive, and raw ability. No stranger to big stages and bright lights, the past few years have kept Sean on the move. A U.S tour with Del the Funky Homosapien, multiple collaborations with Grammy winning artist and friend Lizzo, performances with the Minnesota Vikings and MN Twin, and appearances on Sirius XM have all recently become notches on Sean's belt. With an insatiable appetite for connecting with fans, Sean's words can be heard resonating throughout the world with him rapping everywhere from the L.A. to New York City and Jamaica to Ireland. 

Clem Snide

Clem Snide

Sun, Oct 06

5PM DOORS-DRINKS-DINNER // 7PM SHOW START // $20 ADVANCE (+fees) // $27 AT THE DOOR // $35 PREMIUM BALCONY SEATING (+fees) About Clem Snide “The last ten years have been a rollercoaster of deep despair and amazing opportunities that somehow present themselves at the last possible second,” says Eef Barzelay. “During that time, the band bottomed out, I lost my house, and I had to declare bankruptcy. The only way to survive was to try to transcend myself, to find some kind of deeper, spiritual relationship with life. Once I committed to that, all these little miracles started happening.” ‘Forever Just Beyond,’ Barzelay’s stunning new album under the Clem Snide moniker, may just be the most miraculous of them all. Produced by Scott Avett, the record is a work of exquisite beauty and profound questioning, a reckoning with faith and reality that rushes headlong into the unknown and the unknowable. The songs here grapple with hope and depression, identity and perception, God and the afterlife, humanizing thorny existential issues and delivering them with the intimate, understated air of a late-night conversation between old friends. Avett’s production is similarly warm and inviting, and the careful, spacious arrangement of gentle guitars and spare percussion carves a wide path for Barzelay’s insightful lyrics and idiosyncratic delivery. “I look up to Eef with total respect and admiration,” says Avett, “and I hope to survive like he survives: with total love for the new and the unknown. Eef’s a crooner and an indie darling by sound and a mystic sage by depth. That’s not common, but it’s beautiful.” Named for a William S. Borroughs character, Clem Snide first emerged from Boston as a three-piece in the early 1990’s, and the group would go on to become a cult and critical favorite, picking up high profile fans from Bon Iver to Ben Folds over the course of three decades and more than a dozen studio albums. NPR highlighted the Israeli-born Barzelay as “the most underrated songwriter in the business today, with a sneakily firm grasp on poignancy and humor,” while Rolling Stone hailed his songwriting as “soulful and incisive,” and The New Yorker praised his music’s “soothing melodies and candid wit.” 

John Douglas (of Trashcan Sinatras) and Lily Vakili of Vakili Band

John Douglas (of Trashcan Sinatras) and Lily Vakili of Vakili Band

Fri, Oct 11

Advance Tickets: $20 Main Floor Seating, $30 Premium Balcony Day of Show Tickets: $25 Showtime: 8pm First Seating: 6pm John Douglas Bio Following up from a busy and successful year of music prowess, involving the reissue and UK Top-40 charting of Trashcan Sinatras' debut album 'Cake', 33 years since its original release, John Douglas has stepped into the center stage, releasing his debut solo album supported by a run of concerts around the UK and North America. One of Scotland’s finest songwriters, and a founding member of Trashcan Sinatras, Douglas has opened a new chapter in his life with the release of his eponymous debut album, via Reveal Records. Presenting an intimate snapshot of the talent, charisma and depth of this celebrated songsmith. The album was recorded live at Kyoti Studio in Glasgow with producer Mark Freegard (New Model Army, Lush, The Breeders, Del Amitri, Marillion). Featuring original material and new recordings of John's favourite Trashcan Sinatras' catalogue, and his own rendition of the Prefab Sprout classic ‘We Let The Stars Go’, this album reflects the genuineness of Douglas' music, also demonstrated in recent live peformance videos for 'Lost', 'I'm Not The Fella' and 'Always', plus Trashcan Sinatras' classics 'Oranges & Apples', 'Leave Me Alone' and 'Weightlifting'. Performing as a solo artist and also as part of his partner Eddi Reader’s band, John has been on the road a lot lately in the UK and Ireland, having also performed with friends like Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Jill Jackson, Withered Hand and James Grant (Love & Money) and Martin McAloon (Prefab Sprout). John’s decades of music as a vital member of Trashcan Sinatras, and now also a solo performer are based around an unwavering love for stories, for creating moments, and diving into a need for human connection that only happens through the power of songs. From living room shows, to clubs and small theatres, from festivals, to large events, you will always find John connecting with his fans, old and new, and making a difference with his music. Keep up with John Douglas https://johndouglas.bandcamp.com // https://twitter.com/jrdouglasesq https://www.instagram.com/jrdouglasesq // https://www.facebook.com/thetrashcansinatras https://www.facebook.com/john.douglas.129 LILY VAKILI BIO It might seem the most mundane detail in an artist’s profile is where they were born, but in the case of genre-transcendent singer/songwriter, Lily Vakili, it’s the best place to capture the start of a wild, expansive life journey. “I was born in Honduras during a military coup,” says the New Jersey-based artist, “At the hospital, my father made his way around injured soldiers to welcome me to the world. He says that set the stage for everything else in my life.” An early career in theater segued into a second career as a biotech lawyer. The third act – a return to creative life – emerged while raising her three children, one with profound developmental disabilities, and during her mother’s decline into Alzheimer’s. Poems written throughout her life began to come together as songs accompanied by the musical explorations of a self-taught guitar player. Lily’s music is described by Relix Magazine as “upp[ing] the emotional and political ante with … punchy tunes, delivered from a strong female perspective” and Postcard Elba says “The Patti Smith Group vibe is strong … both in the straight ahead rock n’ roll fire and passionate street poet vibes, and we’ll take that over ironic detachment … any day of the week.” Ink 19 adds “Vakili’s voice — yes, it is honey, in a cool glass of whiskey on the hottest night you remember…” Lily launched her recording career as a solo artist with two albums Lake City/Next 3 Exits and Meadowlands, before forming the five-member Vakili Band. The Vakili Band collaboration produced three studio albums, Oh Alright, Walking Sideways, and 2023’s Honey. Described by Under the Radar as "an electric blend of Rock, Soul & Psychedelia...", the Honey album exemplifies the collaborative bacchanalia of Lily’s band, having honed their distinctive sound in the studio as well as on tour up and down the East Coast. “Returning to the stage as a solo artist feels like coming full circle as well as an artistic metamorphosis” - Lily says - “I’m reminded of my beautiful mother’s words and the moment of my liberation as a creative person: ‘What is stopping you? No one else will do it for you’.” 

Sunday Salsa Matinee w/ Charanga Tropical

Sunday Salsa Matinee w/ Charanga Tropical

Sun, Oct 13

EVERY MONTH! 4PM DOORS • DRINKS • FOOD 5PM SHOW START $15 ADVANCE (+taxes & fees) $15 AT THE DOOR (+taxes) Extend your weekend with Sunday Salsa Matinee, one of the best monthly music and dance events in the Twin Cities. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 10-piece salsa orchestra Charanga Tropical mixes its spicy salsa with smooth strings. This is Cuba flavored salsa, from classic danzón to modern timba, straight out of Havana. Then from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. DJONE of Salsa Police Entertainment spins bouncy bachata and other Latin favs to close out the evening. Icehouse offers a wide open dance floor with booth and balcony seating. Enjoy an exceptional menu of top quality food and drink.