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July 2015
$5

The Meadows

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

Wendy Lewis (Rhea Valentine, Redstart, The Bad Plus), Pete Linman (North Equator Nine, Idedit, Rhea Valentine), and Jeff Waryan (Figures, Spirit House Trio) have shared rock bands, stages and studios. They found each other again in The Meadows.

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$7

Elena + Andriana Lehr

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

Elena is a singer, songwriter and aerialist. Currently residing in Minneapolis, Elena performs regularly with her three-piece band through out the Twin Cities. Her live performances deliver a soothing intimacy perfect for easy listening with an upbeat twist. “Elena delivers a unique performance…she has an obvious intimacy with the lyrics…(her) soulful pop and jazz sounds nod to Nelly Furtado and Astrid Gilberto. This is the kind of artist you want to listen to over cocktails on a patio somewhere warm.”…

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$10

KaiL Baxley

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

“Your new favorite artist…KaiL Baxley” – Huffington Post “Baxley has a world-weariness, the logic of a prophet and enough soul to fill a thousand Southern Baptist churches. Literate, sensitive and feverishly good, Baxley writes moody shuffles, haunting gospel-workouts and bluesy testimonials that are lush, knowing and wise.” ~ Stereo Embers “It’s all brilliant stuff…Every now and then, you stumble across an album that totally surprises you. That’s certainly the case with this release….The songs themselves, remain as accessible as anything…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

July 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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$10

Laney Jones and the Spirits

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

“this is beautiful … She’s on to something original, that as an artist she’s on to something new… You got it going on and I can’t wait to see what you’re gonna do next!” – Alison Krauss, speaking about Laney on PBS’s Great Performances “… a thing that brims with as much sweet innocence as it does rich craft.” -Orlando Weekly Raised on an exotic animal farm in rural Mount Dora, FL, Laney Jones sings tales of love and adventure…

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$5

The Meadows

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

Wendy Lewis (Rhea Valentine, Redstart, The Bad Plus), Pete Linman (North Equator Nine, Idedit, Rhea Valentine), and Jeff Waryan (Figures, Spirit House Trio) have shared rock bands, stages and studios. They found each other again in The Meadows.

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$15

Doug MacLeod + Jeff Arundel

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

Doug MacLeod, winner of the 2014 Blues Music Awards for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and Acoustic Album Of The Year (There’s A Time), the 2013 Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year, and perennial Blues Music Award nominee, is a prolific singer, songwriter, engaging storyteller, and masterful guitarist born in the blues and rooted in the American tradition. Jeff Arundel opens the night

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

July 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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$8

Sawtooth Brothers

July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

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,…

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$5

The Meadows

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

Wendy Lewis (Rhea Valentine, Redstart, The Bad Plus), Pete Linman (North Equator Nine, Idedit, Rhea Valentine), and Jeff Waryan (Figures, Spirit House Trio) have shared rock bands, stages and studios. They found each other again in The Meadows.

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$7

Family Three

July 17 @ 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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$12

Faun Fables

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

And after a long season of being home and keeping all matters close to the hearth & groaning board, we fauns are beginning to prepare for the warm traveling season ahead, looking up at the horizon: singing, sewing, cleaning, packing, hitting shiny things.. and making sure our engines are all properly fired. I’m taking a two-fold path this time; touring with Faun Fables for our love of the road, and touring with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy for our record ‘What the…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

July 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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$15

Dan Navarro

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

Advance 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. Dan…

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$5

The Meadows

July 22 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Wendy Lewis (Rhea Valentine, Redstart, The Bad Plus), Pete Linman (North Equator Nine, Idedit, Rhea Valentine), and Jeff Waryan (Figures, Spirit House Trio) have shared rock bands, stages and studios. They found each other again in The Meadows.

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$8

Vicky Emerson + Ellen Stanley (Mother Banjo) + Katy Vernon + Sarah Morris

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

Vicky Emerson: Americana singer/songwriter, Vicky Emerson, 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…

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$7

Brad Senne + Molly Dean

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

Channeling the spirit of the Midwest plains on which he was raised, Brad Senne plays a mellow brand of acoustic Americana music in the vein of Iron & Wine and Bob Dylan. ‘..writing for both guitar and piano,the primacy of her sultry vocals continues to drive her songs with sincerity and delicate passion. Her music has been described as a “deceptively simple” and her presence “enrapturing”- a songstress that eschews archetypal female folkisms with sexy, subtle rebellion…’

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

July 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

July 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 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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$5

The Meadows

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

Wendy Lewis (Rhea Valentine, Redstart, The Bad Plus), Pete Linman (North Equator Nine, Idedit, Rhea Valentine), and Jeff Waryan (Figures, Spirit House Trio) have shared rock bands, stages and studios. They found each other again in The Meadows.

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$7

Brianna Lane + J.W. Schuller

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

Brianna Lane is a gifted singer/songwriter in true Americana form. She writes and performs on acoustic guitar, banjo and ukelele, crafting songs that are clear-eyed and pure – with an integrity derived from her gritty, unflinching emotional honesty. J.W. Schuller is a singer, guitar slinger and purveyor of quirky indie folk pop. Riftmagazine.com called his solo debut “an original from beginning to end that occupies a space within your playlist that didn’t exist before.

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August 2015
$10

Mike Mangione & The Union

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

Mike Mangione & The Union is an orchestral folk band led by songwriter Mike Mangione and his brother and lead guitarist Thomas. The Mangione brothers grew up playing together in Chicago. With roots in folk and blues, the Mangione brothers began writing and touring their music in 2004. Over the years, they began adding musicians including violin, cello, upright bass and drums, eventually developing the orchestral folk sound they are known for. The brothers first record, “There and Back” was…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

August 2 @ 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

August 9 @ 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

Sarah Donner

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

“Artistically eccentric, powerful, real and entertaining. She is an infectious artist that knows how to sing you a song, and occupy a special place in your heart with her amazing and vivid artistry. ” – Indie Music Digest “Donner breaks that mold by being herself. Donner has the courage to write and sing about songs she believes in – and lets the chips fall where they may. No smoke and mirrors, just music straight from a voice a guitar and…

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10/$12

Callaghan

August 15 @ 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 at this link. Originally from…

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

August 16 @ 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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20/$25

Charlie Mars Aster Residency

August 22 @ 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 23 @ 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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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,…

Find out more »
$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.

Find out more »
September 2015
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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20/$25

Charlie Mars Aster Residency

September 12 @ 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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