4.14 New Shows On Sale!
Posted on April 14, 2017 in Featured Blog Post
June 17 | 7 PM & 9 PM- $25
From 1979-1982, Class Action was one of the Twin Cities’ most popular dance bands. Featuring the area’s top studio musicians and singers, the group was known for its breadth of material, musicality, and high-energy shows. Through the heart of the disco era, the band packed local nightspots with its mix of jazzy, funky, dance-oriented music from Earth Wind and Fire, Heatwave, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, and Bobby Caldwell, along with the band’s original material. The band was recognized locally with the Connie Hecter award in 1980, and its members have earned multiple Minnesota Music Awards and Grammy nominations.
June 26 | 7 PM – $52 & $62 | 9 PM – $37 & $47
LEA DELARIA seems to have achieved overnight stardom with her three-time SAG Award winning, stand-out role as ‘Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black’ in the Netflix hit series “Orange is the New Black.” However, DeLaria’s multi- faceted career as a comedian, actress and jazz musician has, in fact, spanned decades. Lea was the featured vocalist at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, and has performed in some of the most prestigious houses in the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Chicago Symphony, Hollywood Bowl, The Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.
August 11 | 7 PM – $40, $45 & $50
Rodney Crowell, a Grammy-winning songwriter, producer, and artist, brings poetry and earthy tautness to the soundtrack of people in the cracks, carving out lives that matter – if only to themselves and the people they know. Over his forty-plus year career, Crowell has released 13 albums and won much critical praise. Crowell has provided hits for Bob Seger, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash among others. As well as being an immensely talented songwriter and musician, Crowell has also proven to be a talented producer; in the 1980s he produced many of Rosanne Cash’s albums including her seminal work Seven Year Ache, which marked a new wave in country music.
September 24 | 7 PM | $30 & $35
It’s been an astonishing couple of years for Manchester based trio GoGo Penguin (drummer Rob Turner, double bassist Nick Blacka and pianist Chris Illingworth). Their trademark mash-up of minimalist piano themes, deeply propulsive bass lines and electronica-inspired drums has seen them shortlisted for the Mercury Prize and fueled their exhilarating live shows from Manchester to Montreal, Paris to London. They’ve written and performed a new score for Godfrey Reggio’s cult film Koyaanisqatsi and collaborated with noted choreographer Lynn Page for a Gilles Peterson-curated night at the Barbican. And in the midst of all this they’ve signed a multi-album deal with Blue Note Records, the most famous jazz label on earth.
October 30, 2017 | 7 & 9:30 PM (ADDED SHOW) – $37 & $42
Jeff Daniels is probably best known to American audiences as a film, television and stage actor, from Dumb and Dumber to his critically acclaimed and award-winning HBO series The Newsroom. Most don’t realize that, besides his acting career, Daniels is a talented musician, lyricist, and storyteller, with nearly four hundred songs, three hundred live gigs and engagements, and five albums to his name. His songwriting continually draws favorable comparisons to Arlo Guthrie, John Prine and the late Steve Goodman.