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November 2014
$8

Sawtooth Brothers

November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Sawtooth Brothers Dazzling audiences with precision picking and sharp harmonies developed over 8 years of playing, performing, and growing up together as the Sawtooth Bluegrass Band, Clint, Ethan, Jesse, and Luke have created a strong musical rapport with one another, which is now channeled through their infectious original material under a new name, the Sawtooth Brothers. The sound of the Sawtooth Brothers is rooted in traditional bluegrass instrumental and harmony work and is influenced by the modern acoustic sounds of Nickel Creek, the Punch Brothers, and…

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$10

Molly Maher + Erik Koskinen

November 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

If it’s possible for a band to own a town, then Molly Maher and her band of Disbelievers are as close as it gets to holding the keys. Molly is considered by some the reigning queen of the Twin Cities scene — she’s an incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul, and has shared the stage with some of the best acts in the country, among them Los Lobos and John Hiatt. Erik Koskinen’s America Theatre is a translucent eulogy to…

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$10

The High 48s

November 28 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

As traditional bluegrass bands go, The High 48s are about as non-traditional as they come. In a genre created and dominated by artists from the South, The High 48s were born and raised in the Upper Midwest. 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.” And in a tradition where most musicians pick their first bluegrass tunes before graduating…

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$20

Sam Llanas

November 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Sam Llanas (formerly of the BoDeans) is an iconic American singer, acoustic guitarist, and songwriter. Best known for his unique and distinctively soulful voice, It was Llanas’ voice that supplied the trademark vocal on Robbie Robertson’s “Somewhere Down the Crazy River.” 9PM showtime Seating is limited in the Aster Cafe. If you want to be guaranteed a seat, please make a reservation by calling this number: 612.379.3138 If you do not have a table reservation, you may sit at the bar, or there will…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

November 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 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,…

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$5

Off the Cuff: Improvisational Jazz

November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Off the Cuff is a monthly event held at the Aster Cafe, seeking to explore collaboration between Twin Cities musicians and artists in an improvisational setting. Each night will feature two new and unique sets of local indie musicians from different backgrounds collaborating on the spot. The artist lineup will be fluid and varied, drawing from indie circuits such as pop, rock, electronic, hip hop, r&b and jazz. The series is curated by local bassist Andrew Foreman.

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December 2014
$7

Mike Nicolai

December 3 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Though the trek down I-35 wasn’t unfamiliar to him, Mike Nicolai moved from Minnesota to Austin in 1994 and embarked on the quest of making music under his own name. A residency at the late, lamented Electric Lounge and allegiance with upcoming notable locals the Gourds and Damnations along with a growing collection of clever songs gained Nicolai a small but fervent fan base, and by the time he released his self-titled debut in 1997, he’d come into his own…

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$5

Megonia + Saddle Sores

December 4 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Megonia, SD. The town prodigals singing from the mountains. Sisters and banjos and accordions. Songs you thought you knew and will know again, songs of the land, of murder, war, madness, and love. Self-penned and traditional, old and not-so, spanning both time and American place, Appalachia to dustbowl to sea.     The Minneapolis based Saddle Sores band plays classic country music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.  This Twin Cities classic country cover band is a dance community favorite…

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$10

Jeff Arundel – 14th annual JA Holiday variety show

December 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

14th annual JA Holiday variety show Once again Jeff Arundel ushers in the holiday season with his annual variety show, featuring Aidan Coy, Steele Arundel, JB Davies, a mystery guest, and Jeff Arundel and the Bahama Boys. From irreverence to holiday melancholia, this musical holiday horn-of-plenty will inspire you–it may inspire you to travel abroad next holiday, but it will in any event inspire you. reservations highly recommended, expectations are invited to soar like santa on christmas eve.

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$7

Billy Johnson

December 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

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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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 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,…

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$5

Mercy Seat Presents: Savannah Smith

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Mercy Seat is a little church in NE MPLS that commissions original music from local musicians. They have received compositions from the likes of Chris Koza (Rogue Valley), Ben Kyle (Romantica), Holly Hanson (Zoo Animal), Linnea Mohn (Rogue Valley), John Hermanson (Story Hill), Grant Cutler, Scott Munson, Wes Burdine, and more. The first Sunday of every month, they bring some of their composers and their friends to the Aster for a rock show. Because rock shows are fun.

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$8

Korby Lenker

December 10 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Says tastemaker magazine No Depression, “One of the most striking things about seeing Lenker perform is his relationship with his guitar. He doesn’t just play it, he becomes it — or maybe, it becomes a part of him.” Korby Lenker – firstborn son of a mortician and a school marm -  is a skilled multi-instrumentalist and an award-winning songwriter.  He was bron and raised in Twin Falls Idaho, a mile from where Evel Knievel tried to jump the canyon on a motorcycle. Instantly…

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$7

Preston Gunderson + Dustin Hatzenbuhler + Zack Dyer

December 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Preston Gunderson is a singer songwriter originally from the Iron Range located in Northern Minnesota. At just 21 years old, his first full length album “While I was Gone” cracked the top #200 on the iTunes pop charts, and “The Recluse – EP” peaked at #25 in the world on the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts one year after. He was also a casting finalist on hit shows “The Voice” and “American Idol.” He is the 2014 Bob Dylan Singer-Songwriter Grand…

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$10

6th Annual Holiday Shindig – Benefiting Kill Kancer

December 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

6th Annual Holiday Shindig – Benefiting Kill Kancer Featuring performances by: Mother Banjo Ben Cook-Feltz Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton Molly Dean Jon Rodine Natalie Lovejoy Newlywed songwriters Mother Banjo and Ben Cook-Feltz team up to present the 6th Annual Holiday Shindig on Friday, December 12 at the Aster Cafe. Benefiting the nonprofit Kill Kancer, the event will feature some of the Twin Cities’ top songwriting and instrumental talents, including Prairie Home Companion favorites Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton and Molly Dean as well as soulful singers Jon Rodine and Natalie Lovejoy. Taking turns singing seasonal originals and holiday favorites, they…

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15/$20

Charlie Mars

December 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Advance tickets available by clicking this link.  $15 advance/ $20 day of show. Seating is limited in the Aster Cafe. If you want to be guaranteed a seat, please make a reservation by calling this number: 612.379.3138 If you do not have a table reservation, you may sit at the bar, or there will be standing room. All reservations for the show MUST be made by calling Aster Café directly at 612-379-3138, and include Brown Paper Ticket confirmation numbers for EACH member…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 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,…

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$7

A Night in the Round with/Sarah Morris, Anne Deming, and Katy Vernon

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

3 talented local songwriters share their songs, and the stories behind them.  Sarah Morris, Katy Vernon, and Anne Deming will take the stage together, for an incredibly intimate performance.  A perfect, cozy place to be on a winter’s evening. A bit about the performers: Sarah Morris - With her soothing, yet captivating voice, Sarah Morris has established herself as one of the best kept secret singer/songwriting talents in the Twin Cities. Her time in Nashville helped instill a traditional songwriting sensibility…

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$6

Michael Ray & the Nasty Notes

December 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Michael Ray & The Nasty Notes play dusty and downhome music, born out of the back roads of Americana.  Led by singer/songwriter Michael Ray Pfeifer, they have just released their brand new CD “The Higher You Climb”, featuring vocalist Bobbi Miller and Curt Hutchens on guitar.

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$6

The Awful Truth / Har-di-Har / LOTT

December 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

“Performing under the moniker The Awful Truth, Brent Colbert is an intuitive singer/songwriter and diy musician living in Minneapolis, MN making songs that explore the subjectivity of truth. Since recently relocating to Minneapolis by way of Salt Lake City, The Awful Truth has taken on a new sound with Laurie Geving, Stephen Sokolouski, and Chris Madden, filling Colbert’s songs with cathartic guitars, strings, and brooding pop melodies.” Website Facebook Bandcamp Har-di-Har “Har-di-Har is a dream-pop/psychedelic-folk duo based in Minneapolis/St. Paul. …

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$8

Laura Nicholson

December 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Minneapolis singer songwriter, Laura Nicholson brings her positive, adventurous approach to life into her music. “I love connecting to people through my music,” Nicholson says. “I write love songs, songs about the good times and the bad times. My ultimate goal is to make my audience feel that they are not alone. We are all in this together, so let’s jam out in song!” Nicholson has her first album in the works and travels back and forth to Nashville to…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

December 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 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,…

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$7

Ben Abrahamson Trio

December 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Ben Abrahamson: A Guitar Trio Ben Abrahamson is a dynamic guitarist, composer, & improviser based in the Twin Cities. His passion for flamenco guitar drove him to Taller de Músics School of Music in Barcelona where he studied under Juan Ramón Caro. He has composed for live dance as guest artist with the Muhlenberg College and Macalester College Theatre & Dance Departments. Ben has shared the stage with guitarists Michael Hauser and Pedro Cortés, Jr., dancer veterans Susana di Palma and La Conja, jazz educator Joan…

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$8

Winterset

December 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Winterset is a Minneapolis-based group of the Americana/rock influence. Members include Steven LaFollette (vocals/songwriting/acoustic guitar), Dan Stewart (bass/vocals), Aaron Speer (drums), Cassie LaFollette (mandolin/keys/vocals), and Andrew Carey (electric guitar). Formed in 2008, frontman Steven LaFollette began playing shows in Saint Paul, Minnesota with various characters. “Over time, the members of the band have changed, but each individual has provided a unique perspective and creative aspect to the music that makes it in a way nostalgic to me.” – Steven Winterset…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

December 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 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,…

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$5

Off the Cuff: Improvisational Jazz

December 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Off the Cuff is a monthly event held at the Aster Cafe, seeking to explore collaboration between Twin Cities musicians and artists in an improvisational setting. Each night will feature two new and unique sets of local indie musicians from different backgrounds collaborating on the spot. The artist lineup will be fluid and varied, drawing from indie circuits such as pop, rock, electronic, hip hop, r&b and jazz. The series is curated by local bassist Andrew Foreman.

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January 20152015
$10

Tim Houlihan

January 2, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Tim Houlihan and his band of tasty players serve audiences a generous portion of original material descended from the likes of Stephen Stills, James Taylor, Shawn Colvin, and Joni Mitchell. After releasing a new record, completing a tour of the East Coast, and a visit to SXSW, the band features Tony Sigfrinius, Paul Madsen, Todd Lester, Johnny Hagen, and Jaymi Holt. Come and enjoy clever lyrics, bouncy melodies, and fresh takes on familiar covers.

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Free

Bluegrass Brunch with the High 48s

January 3, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

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…

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$7

Machinery Hill + The Sons

January 3, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

This Minneapolis-based band takes their name from the Minnesota State Fair’s large display of farm equipment. Their original style blends American folk with unexpected touches of ska, klezmer, celtic and a bit of rock & roll. If you look up “diverse” in the dictionary, it says “see Machinery Hill.” Catchy original songs with well-crafted lyrics are showcased along with striking interpretations of traditional tunes. They have performed along with such diverse acts as Beausoleil, Buckwheat Zydeco, Frente, Phish, Black 47,…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

January 4, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 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,…

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$5

Mercy Seat Presents: TBA

January 4, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Mercy Seat is a little church in NE MPLS that commissions original music from local musicians. They have received compositions from the likes of Chris Koza (Rogue Valley), Ben Kyle (Romantica), Holly Hanson (Zoo Animal), Linnea Mohn (Rogue Valley), John Hermanson (Story Hill), Grant Cutler, Scott Munson, Wes Burdine, and more. The first Sunday of every month, they bring some of their composers and their friends to the Aster for a rock show. Because rock shows are fun.

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$8

Michael Shynes + Max Dvorak + Preston Gunderson

January 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Shynes has the rare ability to blend shades of every genre over an acoustic landscape, and his songs possess a lyrical depth rarely paired with such mainstream appeal. Having broken ground in the major markets of Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City over the past year, Shynes is a talent to watch in the years to come. Vastly emerging from his humble beginnings as a Singer/Songwriter in a small central Minnesota town, he has recently opened up for Eric…

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$10

Gary Rue & The Pittfield Four

January 7, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

The Pittfield Four IS: Gary Rue Dave Singley Gary Raynor Peter Johnson Blurb: “Practitioners of the time-honored craft of great songwriting, influenced by nearly everything musical, but most often by The British Invasion, R&B, the Poets of Tin Pan Alley and their Brill Building offspring.”

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$6

The Changeups

January 8, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

The Changeups are an Americana band who play country and rock but also dabble in indie, pop, blues, folk and bluegrass.  Alicia Kay wrote her first song and joined her first band over 10 years ago.  After two band experiences, Amethyst Blyss with her sister, Gigie Blu, and the next short-lived project Lily Black, she started The Changeups in mid-2009 based on her songs.  Lead guitarist, Jimmy Baker, is the other member of the original lineup who has an extensive…

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$7

Family Three

January 9, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

So… Family Three. Who are we? Well, we are a blindie-soulk band. Yes, that’s a new genre. It’s a hybrid of blues-indie-soul-folk. That’s the best we could come up with. We are made up of three friends: Tony Lehr, Taylor Bongard, and Tawny Steinmeyer. We are very acoustic and like to keep it raw and honest. Our nights of music typically include a mix of covers, originals, and plenty of time for stories and conversation with the crowd, or as…

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Free

Bluegrass Brunch with the High 48s

January 10, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

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…

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$10

Vicky Emerson

January 10, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Americana singer/songwriter, Vicky Emerson, and her band will be at the Aster. Emerson has recently relocated to Minneapolis after living in NYC and San Francisco. The evening will be filled with her honeysuckle voice and trademark blending of folk and blues. “Her songs thoughtfully reflect on love and loss… with graceful turns of phrase and affecting, country-tinged melodies that her lovely, hushed voice brushes with emotion.” -CityPages “…smoothly executed Americana-folk music with inspirational musical arrangements and thought-provoking lyricism.” -Maverick Magazine

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

January 11, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 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,…

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$10

Gary Rue & the Pittfield Four

January 14, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

The Pittfield Four IS: Gary Rue Dave Singley Gary Raynor Peter Johnson Blurb: “Practitioners of the time-honored craft of great songwriting, influenced by nearly everything musical, but most often by The British Invasion, R&B, the Poets of Tin Pan Alley and their Brill Building offspring.”

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Free

Bluegrass Brunch with the High 48s

January 17, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

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…

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$12

Dan Rodriguez

January 17, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Dan Rodriguez, an artist based out of Minneapolis, MN, is creating quite a buzz in the Midwest. The groove-based, bluesy over-toned sound of his music, mixed with his powerful, yet seductive voice creates an atmosphere different from other music. It’s refreshing, tantalizing, and just plain good! Originally from Detroit, MI, Dan moved to Minneapolis in 2004 to pursue music. He started a band with his brother, Andre Rodriguez, and called it The Auburns. They played locally for a couple of…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

January 18, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 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,…

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$10

Gary Rue & the Pittfield Four

January 21, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

The Pittfield Four IS: Gary Rue Dave Singley Gary Raynor Peter Johnson Blurb: “Practitioners of the time-honored craft of great songwriting, influenced by nearly everything musical, but most often by The British Invasion, R&B, the Poets of Tin Pan Alley and their Brill Building offspring.”

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Free

Bluegrass Brunch with the High 48s

January 24, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

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…

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$10

Verskotzi + Jourdan Myers

January 24, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Joey Verskotzi (who performs as Verskotzi) is an old-school singer-songwriter, that beautifully dying breed of chrysalis that used to dominate the rock universe.. his debut record Lemon Heart is a magnificent example of the form.. power-pop.. chamber-pop, perfect melodies & terrific singing all the way through,”- l’etoile Magazine.. There’s one word to sum up our feelings about Verskotzi’s live show and that word is…WOW. We were initially wondering how the band could pull off the ultra polished sound of their album…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

January 25, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 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,…

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$10

Gary Rue & the Pittfield Four

January 28, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

The Pittfield Four IS: Gary Rue Dave Singley Gary Raynor Peter Johnson Blurb: “Practitioners of the time-honored craft of great songwriting, influenced by nearly everything musical, but most often by The British Invasion, R&B, the Poets of Tin Pan Alley and their Brill Building offspring.”

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12/$15

Callaghan

January 30, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Advance tickets available by clicking this link. Advance $12/Day of show $15 Seating is limited in the Aster Cafe. If you want to be guaranteed a seat, please make a reservation by calling this number: 612.379.3138 If you do not have a table reservation, you may sit at the bar, or there will be standing room. All reservations for the show MUST be made by calling Aster Café directly at 612-379-3138, and include Brown Paper Ticket confirmation numbers for each member of…

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Free

Bluegrass Brunch with the High 48s

January 31, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

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…

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