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January 2015
$10

Gary Rue & the Pittfield Four

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

Gary Rue and The Pittfield Four A Popular Music Quartet featuring the music of Gary Rue with Dave Singley George Shearing) Gary Raynor (Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band) Peter Johnson (Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band) …vibrant, catchy, exciting melodies.” (San Francisco) Bay Area Express THE PITTFIELD FOUR IS: Gary Rue (Guitar & Vocal): Rue Nouveau, Shirelles, Coasters, Gene Pitney, Dave Singley (Guitars & Vocal): George Shearing, Phil Woods, Perry Como, Mary Gary Raynor (Bass): ` Sammy Davis Jr., Count Basie, Janet Jackson,…

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$6

King Wilkie’s Dream

January 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 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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12/$15

Callaghan

January 30 @ 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 @ 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

Basement Apartment + Jaime Ness

January 31 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Basement Apartment Record Label: Mpls Ltd Members: Vince Caro – lead vocals & guitar Kristina Caro – vocals, guitar Steve Finch – guitar Tim Ritter – bass Eric Furlong – guitar and keys Andy Iwanin – drums & vocals Janey Winterbauer – vocals Bio: Basement Apartment originally started out in 2001 conceived by Vince and Kristina Caro (ex-Pilot Light, Pine Marten Group). They successfully released “Interstellar EP” in 2002 on local indie label Susstones to warm reviews. Subsequent to its…

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February 2015
Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

February 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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$5

Mercy Seat Presents: TBA

February 1 @ 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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$6

John Elliott & Brianna Lane

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

John Elliott John’s music is as indelible as it is indefinable. Asked for influences, he creates a guest list to one amazing dinner party: Bruce Springsteen, Guns ‘N Roses, Michael Jackson, Wilco, Radiohead, and fellow Minnesota native, Bob Dylan all passing the hot dish. His songs have been prominently heard on “Grey’s Anatomy,” “One Tree Hill,” and “Californication” (a co-write with Gregory Alan Isakov and J Wagner). He has been featured in PASTE Magazine, on NPR and on Neil Young’s…

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$6

Sarah Morris + Thomas Nordlund

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

Thomas Nordlund Thomas Nordlund is a guitarist and composer based in Minneapolis, MN. He holds a B.A. in Guitar Performance from the University of Minnesota-Morris and studied with Roger Brotherhood, Jaime Guiscafre, and Tim Sparks. In addition to performing as a solo artist, he is an active sideman with Sarah Morris, the Jana Nyberg Group, Moon and Pollution, Gesualdo, Andrew Foreman, and the Byron Johnson-Blanchard Quartet, and has performed at venues throughout the Midwest including the Dakota, Artist’s Quarter, Aster…

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$90

THE SIOUX CHEF presents OWAMNI & THE BUFFALO SKY

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster River Room,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414

THE SIOUX CHEF presents aster cafe river room take over OWAMNI & THE BUFFALO SKY two night celebration of modern and traditional Native American food. story. song. dance. art. love. February 6th and 7th, 6pm aster cafe 125 Southeast Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414 limited seating  . $90/pp  . tickets available online by clicking this link Chef Sean Sherman, The Sioux Chef, will present a two night takeover of the Aster Cafe River Room in Minneapolis. Both nights will include…

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$8

Ben Glaros + Ashleigh Still

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

Ben Glaros and Ashleigh Still have recently received heaps of critical acclaim for their supporting roles in experimental folk pop group Fathom Lane, but folks that follow Twin Cities music know that they are also both extremely talented singers and songwriters in their own right. This evening fans can enjoy solo sets by each of them, with high likelihood that they will join each other onstage for some fun collaboration too!    

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Free

Bluegrass Brunch with the High 48s

February 7 @ 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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$90

THE SIOUX CHEF presents OWAMNI & THE BUFFALO SKY

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster River Room,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414

THE SIOUX CHEF presents aster cafe river room take over OWAMNI & THE BUFFALO SKY two night celebration of modern and traditional Native American food. story. song. dance. art. love. February 6th and 7th, 6pm aster cafe 125 Southeast Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414 limited seating  . $90/pp  . tickets available online by clicking this link Chef Sean Sherman, The Sioux Chef, will present a two night takeover of the Aster Cafe River Room in Minneapolis. Both nights will include…

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$20

Davina & The Vagabonds

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

Advanced Tickets available at this link . 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. About…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

February 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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$7

Michael Howard + Firefly

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

Michael Howard is a songwriter born and raised in the wilds of Alaska. Spinning “stand out folk songs” Michael brings energy, passion, and a “fierceness in his music” to each of his performances (Anchorage PRESS). Touring relentlessly around Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, Michael creates, “Catchy instrumentation… (that is) stripped down and melodic, (he) takes you on a lyrical journey across the US in search of something that likely no longer exists, a picture of nostalgia drawn in words and…

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$8

Tim Cheesebrow + Todd Menton

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

For more than 15 years, experienced singer/songwriter Tim Cheesebrow has entertained audiences across Minnesota. His polished music has been described as a “hopeful and heartfelt celebration of life on Earth” with a liberal dose of “Great Lakes heart.” His melodies are simple, catchy and artfully crafted. A songwriter and educator, Tim is also the proud founder of MusicWorks Minnesota, a non-profit dedicated to teaching the craft of songwriting to MN youth. Todd’s music includes rowdy, hand-clappy, sing-alongy tunes designed to…

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$5

Danny O’ Brien + Nate Gruber + Almighty American

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

Danny O’Brien Known to most as the long time frontman of local indie-rock band The Farewell Circuit, Danny O’Brien sings about life in a way that will make you re-think yours. The songs are also pretty dang catchy. Nate Gruber Nate Gruber writes songs about love, life, and a whole lot of animals. Historically known to his fan base by his stage name, hitide.lotide, this Milwaukee ex-pat’s songs just might make you cry because of how good they are. You’ve…

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$7

Billy Johnson

February 13 @ 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

Bluegrass Brunch with the High 48s

February 14 @ 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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$15

The Aster Cafe Valentine’s Soiree with Romantica

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

THE ASTER CAFÉ VALENTINES SOIREE WITH ROMANTICA This ticket is good SOLELY for admission to the River Room after 7PM on Valentines Day 2015. Tickets are limited. From 7pm – 11:30pm the historic Aster River Room will be transformed into an intimate cocktail lounge. There will be no dinner service in the River Room, only in the Aster Cafe earlier in the evening. The River Room will offer a full bar. Dublin, Ireland, is the home of St. Valentine, and…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

February 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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$6

Sarah Streitz

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

Sarah Streitz is a Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter. Her eclectic approach to music, blends country, rock and bluesy folk in a way that is both unique and familiar. Full of poetic, mood-infused lyrics and driving rhythms, her songs dig deep, pull hard and leave you wanting more. Sarah has recently completed production of her first CD at The Bathtub Shrine Recording Studios with local musicians Brad McLemore, Greg Schutte, Nick Salisbury and others.

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$8

Katy Vernon + Brian Just

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

Katy grew up in London, England. She has been writing and singing as long as she can remember. This past year she released her debut solo CD Before I Forget. Songs of love, loss and happiness. Before I Forget is Vernon’s first solo album, her compositions are fairly sparse, leaving plenty of room for her songbird-like voice and her ever-present ukulele. “There is a beauty and hope in Vernon’s voice that ultimately makes the songs feel uplifting.” – Andrea Swensson,…

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Free

Bluegrass Brunch with the High 48s

February 21 @ 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

Tommy & the Liebermen

February 21 @ 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 composition, Eskimo Kisses; on the soundtrack…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

February 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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$5

Off the Cuff: Improvisational Jazz

February 22 @ 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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$6

All the Islands

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

There are three secrets to writing amazing music. Unfortunately, no one knows exactly what they are. Realizing this dilemma, singer songwriter Joey Olson joined forces with banjo player Drew Hagmann and Accordion player Libby Bird to create a band that would attempt to get a little closer to the tantalizing secrets of great music. Formed in 2014, All the Islands combines smooth smoky folk with a dramatic punch of bluesy rock and a sprinkling of bluegrass. The folky group invokes…

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$10

Shiny Lights + Somewhat Fierce

February 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Minneapolis band The Shiny Lights infuse modern pop with retro rock. Something Fierce was a Minnesota-based power-pop band from 1983-1991. This night will feature a modified line-up, hence the name Somewhat Fierce.

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Free

Bluegrass Brunch with the High 48s

February 28 @ 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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March 2015
Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

March 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,…

Find out more »
$5

Mercy Seat Presents: TBA

March 1 @ 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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$10

Kiernan McMullan + Michael Shynes

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

Writing songs to several people in particular and many in general, acoustic-soul songwriter Kiernan McMullan places importance on both honesty and melody as the foundation for his career. Ten years of extensive travel, performing, and crafting songs will have guided him through five music releases by the time 2013 comes to a close. Not really being from anywhere, the Irish-Australian brings an outsider’s perspective to his international fan base by writing songs about atypical subjects – covering life on the…

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$8

BenFest 2015

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

One night. Five Bens. Join local songwriters Ben Kyle (Romantica), Ben Lubeck (Farewell Milwaukee), Ben Cook-Feltz, Ben Miller (The Federales) and Ben Tucker as they share songs and stories, together on one stage, for no other reason than they enjoy each other’s company and they’re all named Ben. All songs performed that night, be they originals or covers, will hail from the pen of a Ben. There are a surprising number of Bens in the Twin Cities music scene, it’s…

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$10

Vicky Emerson

March 6 @ 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 lovely, hushed voice brushes with emotion.” -CityPages…

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Free

Bluegrass Brunch with the High 48s

March 7 @ 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

Flamin’ Ohs

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

Flamin’ Ohs released two albums on the Fat City Records label. The self-titled debut LP (1980), Flamin Ohs, became known as the green album and included one of the bands most popular and enduring songs, I Remember Romance. The second LP (1981), entitled, Oh!, most notably included the bands hit Stop. In 1997, after more than a decades absence from the Twin Cities music scene, the Flamin’ Ohs reunited for a live performance at the Mill City Festival in downtown…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

March 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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$6

Paul Seeba

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

Paul Seeba with Rod Tahija Paul Seeba’s debut album, “Mitchell Yards,” by was recorded in seven sessions at Sparta Sound in Eveleth, MN and mastered by John Golden (Chris Isaak, John Hiatt).    The title track will be the featured soundtrack on a PBS Documentary (WDSE-Duluth) this April. “This a record full of that space, steeped in the beauty of North American music,true Americana, blues, and that white catholic work ethic.  Its veins are full of NeilYoung, Chuck Berry walking hand and hand … Records like this are the reason we do this site, it is exactly that thing we call Americana.”     Americana UK, 2014 It is a 13 song album that offers heartfelt lyrics, catchy melodies, strong harmonies and the interplay of acoustic/electric guitar layers that definitely fall into a roots rock…

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Free

Bluegrass Brunch with the High 48s

March 14 @ 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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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

March 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,…

Find out more »
Free

Bluegrass Brunch with the High 48s

March 21 @ 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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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

March 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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$10

Heather Maloney

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

Heather Maloney is an American singer-songwriter who has received numerous accolades for her startlingly soulful voice and literate songwriting exploring themes of spirituality, transformation, and impermanence. Critics are quickly discovering Maloney’s talent with No Depression raving “Her music is riveting, her voice adventurous, her lyrics thought- provoking…” while Blurt Magazine wrote “Heather Maloney is one of the most talented tradition-based singer-songwriters I’ve heard in some time…the writing is stunning.” If there’s a typical path to becoming a songwriter, Maloney didn’t follow it. Although she went to…

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Free

Bluegrass Brunch with the High 48s

March 28 @ 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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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

March 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,…

Find out more »
$5

Off the Cuff: Improvisational Jazz

March 29 @ 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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April 2015
Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

April 5 @ 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

April 5 @ 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

Jaspar Lepak

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

Jaspar Lepak (pronounced JAS-per LEE-pack) is a folk/Americana songstress whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. A child of the Sonoran Desert, her songs are deeply influenced by the many places she has called home: Tucson, Minneapolis, Durban, and currently Seattle. Sweeping across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart. Lepak started writing songs just after college while living in Minneapolis.…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

April 12 @ 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

Liz Longley + Brian Wright

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

Liz Longley Tickets available by clicking this link.  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.…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

April 19 @ 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

April 26 @ 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

April 26 @ 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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May 2015
Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

May 3 @ 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

May 3 @ 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.

Find out more »
Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

May 10 @ 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

May 17 @ 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

May 24 @ 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

May 31 @ 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,…

Find out more »
$5

Off the Cuff: Improvisational Jazz

May 31 @ 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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