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August 2015
$7

Family Three

August 28 @ 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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20/$25

Charlie Mars Aster Residency

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

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 the reservation. Advance tickets available by clicking this link. Charlie…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

August 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

August 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 features 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 will be curated by local bassist Andrew Foreman.

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September 2015
$6

Courtney Yasmineh + Hannah von der Hoff (Co-Bill)

September 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Courtney Yasmineh is releasing a five song EP “Red Letter Day Unplugged” that slows down, strips down, and playfully reimagines a handful of favorites from her latest critically acclaimed, “Red letter Day” rock album. Courtney is currently dividing her time between Manhattan and Minneapolis and will be touring the East Coast and Midwest the rest of 2015 as a trio with Rob Genedek and Tom Woodling, who will both be joining her for this rare twin cities performance. Hannah von…

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$5

The Mumblin Owls

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

The Mumblin Owls, an indie-rock band based in the Twin Cities, are known for their impressive vocal harmonies, thought-provoking lyrics, and blending of musical genres. From the catchy sing-along that is “Nowhere to Hide” to the deeply moving harmonies of “All Shall Be Well” to the foot-tapping, bluegrass-inspired “Screwtape,” their music is more than just a fun experience—it’s a story of hope, of longing, and of community and connection.

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$5

Murzik

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

Murzik’s style of Dark Folk combines​ ​accordion, violin, acoustic guitar and baritone singing to create romantic waltzes, chamber pop and Eastern​ ​European influenced songs. Murzik is based in Minneapolis. They have performed from LA to NYC, have been featured on MPR’s All​ ​Things Considered, and have graced stages ranging from First Ave’s Main Room to fan’s living rooms. They​ ​are currently working on their fifth studio album due out in 2015.

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$10

Vicky Emerson

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

Americana singer/songwriter, Vicky Emerson, recently relocated to Minneapolis after living in New York City and San Francisco. The evening will be filled with her honeysuckle voice and trademark blending of folk and blues. She will be joined on stage by her talented band including Matt Patrick (Greycoats, John Mark Nelson), Aaron Fabbrini (Sarah Groves) and Steve Goold (Sara Bareilles, Owl City.) “Her songs thoughtfully reflect on love and loss… with graceful turns of phrase and affecting, country-tinged melodies that her…

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20/$25

Charlie Mars Aster Residency

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

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 the reservation. Advance tickets available by clicking this link. Charlie…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

September 6 @ 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

Luke Redfield + Mary Bue

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

LUKE REDFIELD “A modern twist on the troubadour traditions of Woody Guthrie and Jack Kerouac” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), Luke Redfield has been crisscrossing the U.S. for nearly a decade, taking up home in Texas, Colorado, Alaska, and as an intrepid drifter on the Pacific Coast, where he washed dishes and sang for his supper. Redfield’s life on the road has led to a unique brand of “Ragged-but-right” (A.V. Club) “Soulful folk” (Paste Magazine), with songwriting steeped in transcendental reverie on…

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15/$18

Brent Best – Aster River Room

September 9 @ 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Aster River Room,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING THIS LINK Texas has more than its share of proud traditions, but none prouder than the remarkable depth of its pool of storytellers. From Larry McMurtry to Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Cormac McCarthy to Ray Wylie Hubbard, the Lone Star state has been produced a stunning array of folks who’ve used both pen and song to convey tales that are at once universal and redolent of the land of their creation. With his riveting solo debut,…

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$5

Dedric Clark and the Social Animals

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

Like a kitten clawing at your door as twilight approaches, Dedric Clark and the Social Animals are just begging for you to pick them up, listen to them purr, and post pictures of them on the Internet. Their unique blend of rock, Americana, classic pop, and alt-country leaves room for any palette to be delightfully pleased. Unless you’re a bad person, then yes, you will like it. Dedric Clark and the Social Animal’s are touring behind a brand new album…

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$5

Murzik

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

Murzik’s style of Dark Folk combines​ ​accordion, violin, acoustic guitar and baritone singing to create romantic waltzes, chamber pop and Eastern​ ​European influenced songs. Murzik is based in Minneapolis. They have performed from LA to NYC, have been featured on MPR’s All​ ​Things Considered, and have graced stages ranging from First Ave’s Main Room to fan’s living rooms. They​ ​are currently working on their fifth studio album due out in 2015.

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$6

Chris Silver & the Good Intentions Bluegrass Band

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

Led by Chris Silver, The Good Intentions are inspired by the sounds of Hot Rize,Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Tony Rice, and JD. Crowe. The Good Intentions deliver traditional bluegrass with polish and drive. The band plays songs from the bluegrass masters as well as material penned by Silver. Soulful original arrangements of their songs have already established the band in the hearts of the Midwest bluegrass community. Their success is based on the complimentary picking and singing skills of some…

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$7

American Pleasure Dome + Rearranging the Furniture

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

American Pleasure Dome is an Indie Rock band from Minneapolis Mn. The band has an edgy rock vibe; you can hear musical influences from bands such as The Cars, Guided by Voices, and the Pixies. They play a unique blend of music including all original songs crafted by songwriter Hans Schumacher along with a few well-chosen cover tunes. The band features Hans Schumacher (Acoustic Roots/T-Wold and the New Old)-Guitar/Lead vocals, Park Evans (These Modern Socks, New Primitives, Firebell)-Lead Guitar, Brenda…

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Free

Hula Peppers sub for Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Friends of Patty and the Buttons, the Hula Peppers will be subbing for the band on this date! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hula-Peppers/280983551946758 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…

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$10

Paul Renz

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Award winning jazz guitarist and composer Paul Renz performs with his Minneapolis-based quartet at Aster Cafe Sunday, September 13th. PRQ tours 8 cities in November and promises to serve up an intoxicating brew of original music, crossing all genres with musicality, craftsmanship, and virtuosity. “It’s a new quartet playing all original music crafted by Renz. Paul Renz music keeps surprising, with stylistically diverse, finely honed tunes, sometimes taut and tuneful, and sometimes open-ended and unpredictable. You name the jazz genre…

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$5

Punt on Third

September 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Punt on Third is a local trio that plays bluegrass classics, soulful originals, and a handful of 90s covers with an old-timey twist. Although we’ve been friends for a long time, our shared affinity for three part harmony, melancholic songwriting, and off-beat arrangements is what made us click as musicians. We’re not sure exactly where we fit in the musical landscape, but we think we do a pretty good job of being distinctly Minnesotan, for better or for worse.

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$5

Murzik

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

Murzik’s style of Dark Folk combines​ ​accordion, violin, acoustic guitar and baritone singing to create romantic waltzes, chamber pop and Eastern​ ​European influenced songs. Murzik is based in Minneapolis. They have performed from LA to NYC, have been featured on MPR’s All​ ​Things Considered, and have graced stages ranging from First Ave’s Main Room to fan’s living rooms. They​ ​are currently working on their fifth studio album due out in 2015.

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$7

Family Three

September 18 @ 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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$10

Tommy & The Liebermen

September 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Those of you with good memories may recall Tom Lieberman as the tallest member of the seminal jazz trio Rio Nido; Those of you who are fans of A Prairie Home Companion may remember him as the voice of El Muchacho Allegre (Happy Boy) Ajua-brand Hot Sauce… Those of you who have (or are) children, may have heard his songs being sung by Sesame Streets Elmo; And, those of you who watch movies may have heard him performing his own…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

September 20 @ 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

Tim Sparks + Phil Heywood

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Tim Sparks is an award-winning guitarist whose blending of musical styles has won him extensive praise from all corners of the music world. Guitar Player Magazine has called his music “Fresh, exotic, and totally cool.”, Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls it “rich and sensuous”, and guitarist Leo Kottke simply says “He’s really one of the best musicians I know.” From the early traditional country blues and gospel music he learned in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Jazz, Be Bop, classical…

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$5

Murzik

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

Murzik’s style of Dark Folk combines​ ​accordion, violin, acoustic guitar and baritone singing to create romantic waltzes, chamber pop and Eastern​ ​European influenced songs. Murzik is based in Minneapolis. They have performed from LA to NYC, have been featured on MPR’s All​ ​Things Considered, and have graced stages ranging from First Ave’s Main Room to fan’s living rooms. They​ ​are currently working on their fifth studio album due out in 2015.

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$12

Becky Schlegel

September 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Becky Schlegel has a gift for taking life’s experiences and transforming them into songs that are passionate and unique. Her music is a fusion of folk, bluegrass and country that is mesmerizing. Schlegel sings with an effortless, angelic and wistful soprano that has been described as “Clear and expressive. [Her] voice can go gritty at times or break appropriately or soar to ethereal heights or drift off in a whisper.” – Bluegrass Unlimited

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$12

John Louis CD Release + Brianna Lane

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

JOHN LOUIS CD RELEASE + BRIANNA LANE + SPECIAL GUESTS Saturday, September 26th, 2015, 9:00 p.m. The Aster 125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis For reservations call: 612.379.3138 $12 Join us at the Aster Café on Saturday September 26th for the release of “Drift,” the debut recording by singer-songwriter John Louis. John will be backed by his full band including Mike “Razz” Russell (fiddle, mandolin, gypsy guitar); Jimmy Johnson (pedal steel); Brianna Lane (banjo, vocals); Andy Carroll (bass); and Kris Schaefer…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

September 27 @ 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

September 27 @ 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 features 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 will be curated by local bassist Andrew Foreman.

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October 2015
$8

Bill Giese + Rod Picott

October 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

The imagery, tones, and cadences in Grammy nominated Bill Giese’s music stand in sharp contrast to what one might expect from a current Twin Cities based singer/songwriter. The raspy drawl of his voice and rhythmic processional folk/country instrumentation sound reminiscent of some rugged Texas troubadours of decades past. From his days performing on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion as a member of Stoney Lonesome Bluegrass Band to the present, Bill has been compiling a large catalogue of handcrafted, Americana,…

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$7

Almighty American + Nolan John

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

Almighty American is the moniker for Minneapolis-based dreamer, Michael Gay. He plays and sings mellow songs that are pretty good for holding hands, usually inspired by holding hands. Other major influences include old books, cowboys, going fast and being free. Raised in a northern small town and now living in Minneapolis, songwriter Nolan John takes inspiration from many places. Which is probably why his songs can’t be pinned down to one sound, but rather a combination of folk, pop, country,…

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$10

Ray Bonneville

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

Many of those familiar with Red House recording artist Ray Bonneville know that he is a hard driving, blues influenced, song and groove man who often writes about people who live on the fringe of society. Ray’s vibe is loose and soulful. With a greasy guitar style, horn-like harmonica phrasing, smoky vocal style and pulsing foot percussion he immediately rivets audiences. His solo performance fills a concert hall with all the sound layering and drama of a full band. The…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

October 4 @ 10:00 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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$6

King Wilkies Dream

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

King Wilkie was Bill Monroe’s favorite horse and that horse had a dream. He dreamt of a band of string players who saluted bluegrass traditions as they rode into many musical pastures – keeping that hard-galloping bluegrass pulse and those “hillbilly jazz” licks all the while mixing in some roots, blues, country, Irish and soulful love songs. And now here we are – John Niemann, Robbi Podrug, Vaughn Asselstine and Shane Zack. Together we create a new sound and a…

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$10

Uke Fest – night one

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

Back by popular demand and bigger than ever!! Uke Fest Concert One night was just not enough to celebrate this happy little instrument. Instead of turning folks away we are spreading the joy over two nights. This is the fourth annual celebration of the ukulele led by London Born songstress Katy Vernon. Featuring performances by members of The Hula Peppers, The Meteor Boys, The Lau Hawaiian Collective, Lynn O’Brien, Dean Johnson, Ava Levy, Daniel Nass, Jake Rowan, Wendy Sunshine, Katy…

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$10

Uke Fest – Night two

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Back by popular demand and bigger than ever!! Uke Fest Concert One night was just not enough to celebrate this happy little instrument. Instead of turning folks away we are spreading the joy over two nights. This is the fourth annual celebration of the ukulele led by London Born songstress Katy Vernon. Featuring performances by members of The Hula Peppers, The Meteor Boys, The Lau Hawaiian Collective, Lynn O’Brien, Dean Johnson, Ava Levy, Daniel Nass, Jake Rowan, Wendy Sunshine, Katy…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

October 11 @ 10:00 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

Wilkinson James

October 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Wilkinson James is singer-songwriter duo Liz Wilkinson and AJ Scheiber, who have been performing their distinctive blend of blues, folk, and honky-tonk in and around the Twin Cities area since they first met up in 2008. A fan once described their original songs as “the bastard offspring of Townes Van Zandt and June Carter Cash.” For their debut performance at The Aster they’ll be spotlighting tunes from their recently released CD (produced by Ben Kyle of Romantica) with accompaniment from…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

October 18 @ 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

Heather Maloney

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Please call the Aster Cafe for reservations: 612.379.3138 Going in, we said ‘lets make a bad ass indie rock record with a sound as big and dynamic as we can, without compromising one single heartfelt lyric.” Singer-songwriter Heather Maloney did just that on her newest LP, Making Me Break. Working with Grammy- nominated producer Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers), the two crafted and delivered on an artistic vision to merge Maloney’s folk roots with indie rock. “The sounds…

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$7

The Melvilles

October 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

The Melvilles are a rare, serendipitous alignment of specks in a cluttered night sky. Six guys with mortgages, mouths to feed, orthopedic surgeons on speed-dial and six guys with a likeminded passion for making real music. The Melvilles make music with root and reason and reach. A band one decade in the making, listening to that disembodied voice shouting in our collective ear, “Get ye all to the basement and rehearse!”

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

October 25 @ 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

October 25 @ 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 features 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 will be curated by local bassist Andrew Foreman.

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$10

Tall Heights

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

“Folk” has become a funny label for Tall Heights. It felt right when they went all-in on a career in music, street performing over 100 days in 6 months to fund their first recordings. It felt right when their plucky single, “To Be Young,” worked its way into the hearts of their hometown, Boston MA, and spread to the nation on Pandora and Spotify. It felt right when they played 300+ shows in ​20​13 and ​20​14 all across the United…

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November 2015
Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

November 1 @ 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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25/$30

Tyrone Wells (solo) with special guest Ernie Halter

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster River Room,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414

It’s always interesting to go back to where you came from. The nostalgia. The comforting familiarity. The way you know for certain that the floor will creak when you step in that one spot. This tour is going to be a bit like that for me. I’m doing a national solo tour, and I’m excited about it. Before touring the nation, I cut my teeth for years at a weekly residency in a little coffee shop in Southern California. Solo.…

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$15

Robert Bruey + opener Tim Houlihan

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

“Robert Bruey is an undiscovered gem whose light has been hidden on Eastern Long Island. Now, with his expressive voice in service to well-crafted songs and a talented musical team led by producer Ben Wisch, his new album, Carousel might just get him the attention he deserves.” ~~ John Platt, WFUV Radio ~~ “Robert Bruey is one of those singer/songwriters who gets your attention without raising his voice, no smoke and mirrors, no need for speed. Just the words, the…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

November 8 @ 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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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

November 15 @ 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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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

November 22 @ 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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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

November 29 @ 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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December 2015
$10

Flamin’ Ohs

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

Led by frontman Robert Wilkinson, the Flamin’ Oh’s burst onto the Minneapolis music scene in 1980 and thrilled music (and early MTV video fans) with Billboard charting hits, including “I Remember Romance.” Not content to rest on their early success, the Flamin’ Oh’s continue to record and deliver high energy live performances to great acclaim. The band’s latest EP, Hear And Now, was released in October 2015. The Star Tribune praises their work as “Hard edged Stones-like rock’n’roll. East Coast…

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