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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,…

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$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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$5

The Meadows

March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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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$10

Kiernan McMullan + Little Man

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 + Jourdan Myers

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 – Sub special guest Dean McGraw

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

On this date, Dean McGraw will sub for the High 48s   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…

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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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$10

Tim Sparks + Phil Heywood

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

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

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$5

The Meadows

March 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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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$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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$7

Bloods

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

The Bloods at the Aster Cafe On a Sunday afternoon in September Jim Gruidl, Chris O’Malley and Peter Anderson got together and recorded two new songs. It was just like riding a bike. This trio played their first gig in 1975 at the age of ten. Back then they were called the Slender Threads, but that would change into The Bloods in their teens. This band would last into the late 80’s with many live shows, and one album ,…

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$10

Natalie Lovejoy

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

Singer/songwriter Natalie Lovejoy weaves her way through quietly intense, piano driven melodies, rich vocal stylings and intimate, unveiled lyrics.Lovejoy creates an introspective yet playful view into her spirit and soul, and takes everyone else in the room along for the ride.

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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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$10

Nolan John

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

Raised in a northern small town and now living in Minneapolis, songwriter Nolan John takes inspiration from many places. If you mix together his country, folk, and alternative influences, it sounds something like Ryan Adams meets Jeff Buckley. Backed by the best musicians in town, he returns to the Aster for another evening of songs.

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$6

Blood Washed Band

March 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Aster Cafe,
125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, 55414 United States

BLOOD WASHED BAND REVERES CLASSIC GENRE IN DRIFTIN’ ALONG House of Mercy Recordings presents band’s debut album of timeless and new country-gospel St. Paul, MN – Twin Cities alt-country supergroup Blood Washed Band combines classic country-gospel songs, hymns and original music in their debut album Driftin’ Along; now available at Electric Fetus Records in Duluth MN and online at CD Baby, iTunes and Spotify. With a repertoire including renditions of classics from the Carter Family, Hank Williams, The Band, Gram…

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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 »
$5

The Meadows

March 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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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$5

Buck Rodney

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

BUCKRODNEY is an alt-country/Americana band featuring pedal steel, upright and electric bass, driving vocal harmonies, guitar and drums. They are a new project in the twin cities, comprised of musicians who have been around awhile playing everything from jazz and rock to bluegrass.  BUCKRODNEY’s music is built around the evocative songwriting of Brooks Geenen and Dan Christensen, however you can expect to enjoy exciting solos from pedal steel player and electric guitarist Josh Braun, and local jazz drummer Jeremy Hauer.

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$10

Louis and Clarke

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

Louis & Clarke cuts to the quick: it imagines a jazz for the 21st century. Not one with jet packs and rayguns; rather one for the future as it is now: a Mock Chicken in every pot, a six dollar latte on every corner. It is 21st century jazz the way Charles Eames imagined the now; not scary, not something that will scare your moms. But different nonetheless. Soulful yet streamlined and smooth, minus the syrup; the angry young man…

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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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$10

Becky Schlegel

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

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

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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,…

Find out more »
$5

The Meadows

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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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$10

Jess Reimer

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

I write songs and continue to find places to play them with ridiculously talented pickers. Recorded a new record.with Bob Wiseman who put hours/day/months/years into production, Stu Young, master of mixing spruced it up. Strings, horns, percussion, drums played by professional musicians will hopefully make this a, ‘ crazy shit beautiful record’.

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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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$10

Scott Laurent

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

(Photo credit) Steven J. Laurent Scott Laurent started playing clubs in Minneapolis while still in high school. One of the first shows he played was an acoustic show at the Uptown bar, where he shared the stage with Gary Louris (Jayhawks), Martin Zellar (Gear Daddies), and members of Run Westy Run. Laurent signed his first record deal when he was twenty-two. Scott Laurent released his fifth album “Love Don’t Let Me Down” – produced in Nashville by Brooklyn native Sean…

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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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$10

Phil Solem

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

Phil Solem is one half of The Rembrandts, the duo best known for the hit songs, “Just The Way It Is, Baby” and “I’ll Be There For You”. Phil also has a rock trio called THRUSH with bassist John Fields and drummer Michael Bland. Currently operating out of Minneapolis, Phil writes and records solo material and music with THRUSH, in addition to writing, recording, and producing other bands. Phil also continues to perform and record with longtime friend Danny Wilde…

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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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$5

The Meadows

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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.

Find out more »
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,…

Find out more »
$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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$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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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

Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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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$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,…

Find out more »
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,…

Find out more »
$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.

Find out more »
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,…

Find out more »
$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,…

Find out more »
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,…

Find out more »
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,…

Find out more »
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.

Find out more »
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