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April 2015
$5

Katy Vernon + opening set by Portland,Oregon artist Kelly Bosworth

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

Katy Vernon is a Minneapolis / St. Paul based singer songwriter. She grew up in London, England and has been writing and singing as long as she can remember. it’s been the way she can get out some pretty serious personal notes about the loss of both her mother and father when she was a child. In 2010 Katy picked up a ukulele and this led to a whole new direction for her writing and performing. Katy’s heartfelt lyrics add…

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$6

American Pleasure Dome + Acoustic Roots

April 2 @ 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,…

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$7

The Paper Days

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

The Paper Days are a five-piece folk rock band based out of Minneapolis. The band has developed their sound through collaborative songwriting and found their musical niche in the twin cities folk community. Playing regularly around town, the bandhas earned a reputation for their signature four-part harmonies and high-energy performances. The band’s first EP, “Northern Sky” was released independently in 2014 and is available for download at http://thepaperdays.bandcamp.com/album/northern-sky. More upcoming shows and information on the band can be found at…

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$10

Al Scorch & the Country Soul Ensemble + Jack Klatt

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

Al Scorch Grafting literate, character-driven songs and Mid-American roots onto a post-punk DIY sensibility, Chicago-based songwriter, performer and instrumentalist Al Scorch is at the forefront of a bold musical frontier. A songwriter, vocalist, claw-hammer banjoist and rambunctious force of nature, Scorch –– solo and with his shifting collective of musicians –– regales audiences across the U.S., the UK and Ireland, “…breathing fire and brimstone,” as Alan Harrison, No Depression testifies. Jack Klatt Jack Klatt is a singer, a songwriter, a…

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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: Michael Morris (of Dewi Sant – solo set) + poetry readings from (McKnight fellow) Amy McCann

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. Mercy Seat…

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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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$5

Katy Vernon Birthday Show + Hootenanny

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

9PM Katy Vernon $5 Katy’s birthday show!! Hootenanny featuring; Jillian Rae, Brian Just, Sarah Morris, Natalie Lovejoy, Jim Walsh, Doug Collins, Daniel Nass, Scott Walker and more…

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10

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer

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

Internationally-acclaimed songwriters Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer’s latest album, Maritime, captures a moment in time and place from their seaside home. Upon early release in Europe, Maritime charted at #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart for two consecutive months and ranked among the Best Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph, praising it for “…soulful songs, intuitive musicianship, and fine singing.” Tucked away in the current-swept inland seas between Seattle, Washington and Victoria, British Columbia lies an archipelago of serene islands where handcrafted wooden cabins are nestled…

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$7

Mayberry Pipers

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

The Mayberry Pipers play a blend of folk, country, and 60’s pop with rich, dynamic vocal harmonies, gripping melodies, and a beat that will keep you rocking.  Listen closely and you’ll find yourself in a story – maybe in a western shootout, maybe traveling the world trying to find your place, or maybe swooning over a newfound love.  

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$10

Shiny Lights

April 11 @ 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.

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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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$6

Janie Miller Band

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

Janie Miller: Miller, a hairdresser by day, began “messing around with music” in 1987. Inspired by the Jessica Lange film biography of Cline called “Sweet Dreams,” “Miller has a rich, resonant, deep voice that cracks and breaks in all the right places, but is quite distinctive among the female country singers in town.” – Star Tribune

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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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$5

9PM Katy Vernon $5 featuring opening set by Niki Becker

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

9PM Katy Vernon $5 featuring opening set by Niki Becker Katy Vernon is a Minneapolis / St. Paul based singer songwriter. She grew up in London, England and has been writing and singing as long as she can remember. it’s been the way she can get out some pretty serious personal notes about the loss of both her mother and father when she was a child. In 2010 Katy picked up a ukulele and this led to a whole new…

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$7

Brian Wheat

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

Minneapolis, by way of Buffalo, NY, songwriter Brian Wheat has a simple name. He doesn’t need a totem animal or a band of brothers to appeal. And, like his name, his music is direct and requires little accessory. Somehow he provides originality that we are secretly hungry for in these times of resurrections and resuscitations. Roots, Canadiana, classic rock, jazz rhythms, and film score balladry are melted together to rock you gently with what has been coined “porch swing rock”.…

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$7

Brad Senne + Big Lake

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

Brad Senne is a Minneapolis, MN singer/songwriter who has two albums out on Grain Belt Records (Communist Daughter, The Honeydogs). His songs have been featured on three major TV networks including MTV, ABC and NBC.  Brad is currently working on his next album with plans for a release sometime in 2015. The new album is reminiscent of Beck, Paul Simon and Iron & Wine.

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$7

A Piano In Every Home

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

Travis Erickson and Jake Pavek of A Piano In Every Home taught each other how to make music. Through their formative years, the duo wrote, recorded and traveled together. A common thread of musical training, messy affairs, and expeditions through the American West and Asia helped to fill a well of shared experience. Mark Kartarik and Jake Wallenius expanded the roster after the Meridian in late 2013. “Meridian is decisively straight-forward. Erickson’s well organized and often melancholic lyrics are biographical…

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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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$10

Naomi Marie + Luke Torg

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Fueled by honest wonder and countless cups of coffee, singer/songwriter Naomi Marie writes of love, loss and life’s oscillating adventures. A self-taught guitar player and childhood piano student, Naomi began performing her original songs as an eager teenager in the lively twin cities music scene. Braving stages at fondly remembered venues such as the Quest Club Ascot Room and the Fireball Espresso Café, she was introduced to the power of authentic storytelling and art. Since then, she has journeyed from…

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$10

Amy Lavere & Will Sexton

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

Hailed by critics as “a uniquely Memphis blend of grit and delicacy” and “filled with just enough charm to melt the heart,” Amy LaVere is an American singer, songwriter, bass player, and storyteller. She has recorded four releases on the Archer Records label – This World Is Not My Home (2005), Anchors & Anvils (2007), an EP, Died of Love (2009), and Stranger Me (2011). The London Times says Amy “takes the audience into a world where R&B tunes, country…

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$5

Katy Vernon featuring opening set by Jourdan Myers

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Katy Vernon is a Minneapolis / St. Paul based singer songwriter. She grew up in London, England and has been writing and singing as long as she can remember. it’s been the way she can get out some pretty serious personal notes about the loss of both her mother and father when she was a child. In 2010 Katy picked up a ukulele and this led to a whole new direction for her writing and performing. Katy’s heartfelt lyrics add…

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$6

Jon Rodine

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

Jon Rodine’s record “Last Star” is a song-driven collection of Americana, rooted in folk, r&b and country soul, and featuring an all-star cast of Midwestern musicians. “Rodine’s the star…a lazy soulful voice, and songs that tug hard on the heartstrings.”CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER- MPLS. STAR TRIBUNE – Acoustic Performer of the Year- CITY PAGES “Local Americana hero”- KFAI RADIO “Last Star is potent and deep…it amazes.” DAVID GREENBERGER,- DUPLEX PLANET

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$20

The Driftbenders

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

The Driftbenders are the combination and collaboration of two singer-songwriter guitar slingers; Joey Molland of Apple recording artists Badfinger and Phil Solem of Atco/Atlantic recording artists The Rembrandts. Together they have embarked as an acoustic power duo, playing their hits, solo works and special songs they have recorded with luminous legends of the music world. Together Joey and Phil have over 80 years combined experience with two very different backgrounds and bands, from Joey’s time with John Lennon and George…

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$7

Machinery Hill + The Sons

April 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

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

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

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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$5

Katy Vernon featuring opening set by Jourdan Myers

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

Katy Vernon is a Minneapolis / St. Paul based singer songwriter. She grew up in London, England and has been writing and singing as long as she can remember. it’s been the way she can get out some pretty serious personal notes about the loss of both her mother and father when she was a child. In 2010 Katy picked up a ukulele and this led to a whole new direction for her writing and performing. Katy’s heartfelt lyrics add…

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$7

Korby Lenker

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

Finalist, Telluride Troubadour Competition 2013 Winner, Kerrville New Folk Contest 2012 Winner, International Songwriting Contest 2010 Winner, Merlefest Songwriting Competition 2006 Finalist Merlefest Songwriting Competition 2005 Winner, Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival 2004 Says tastemaker magazine No Depression, “One of the most striking things about seeing Lenker perform is his relationship with his guitar. He doesn’t just play it, he becomes it — or maybe, it becomes a part of him.” Korby Lenker – firstborn son of a mortician and a…

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May 2015
$10

Vicky Emerson + Annie Fitzgerald

May 1 @ 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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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.

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$6

King Wilkie’s Dream

May 7 @ 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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$7

The Melvilles

May 8 @ 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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$15

Noah Hoehn

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

Noah Hoehn returns to the Aster Café to release his first solo album, NOAH. His journey began at the Aster with his Kickstarter campaign kickoff concert to fund the album. Now the Aster will play host to his first solo live-looping performance of the songs in the Twin Cities. Noah is a classically trained percussionist and an accomplished harmonica player as a three-time winner of the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians. His unique looping show has been featured on…

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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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$10

Paul Renz

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

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 and PRQ is all over it, blending bebop, funk, Latin, straight ahead swing, and plenty of blues. “Renz’s compositions and fretwork alike exult in unveiling intriguing melodic and rhythmic angles with insouciant charm, knocking out listeners with subtle firepower hidden in a splendid vocabulary of feints and finesse.” -Rick Mason, City Pages additional quotes: “Guitarist…

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$7

The Billy Johnson Trio – with David J. Russ and Tom Peterson

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

Billy Johnson is a singer/songwriter from Minneapolis. Billy was the lead singer of The Hillcats, and is the lead singer of Billy Johnson’s Roadshow. He also has an acoustic duo called B-TEAM with George McKelvey. Billy has recorded 10 CDs. He strums a Gibson guitar with soul, and has a great vocal range.

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Free

Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons

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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$10

Jelloslave

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

Jelloslave, originally formed as a duo in 2003 by cellists Jacqueline Ultan and Michelle Kinney, became an established quartet with the addition of drummer Greg Schutte and Gary Waryan on tablas. Jelloslave is committed to creating original improvisational cello­driven music, as well as interpreting compositions of great songwriters and composers throughout history, from Bach to Led Zeppelin. Drawing from a highly trained classical foundation, and branching out to embrace extended techniques, outstanding grooves, unusual tone qualities, even squeaks and squawks,…

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$15

Patty and The Buttons featuring Connie Evingson

May 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 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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$15

Jeffrey Foucault

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

“Jeffrey Foucault sings stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest.” – The New Yorker “There is an uncanny charm to this man that is as captivating as hearing Bruce Springsteen live… sounds of The Band and the night howls of Neil Young… but better than that is his fierce, undying and unwavering pull” – Huffington Post I take the small roads when I can. I hit the small rooms with a couple…

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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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