Music Calendar

August 12, 2014

Charmin & Shapira and Friends


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August 11, 2014

Travis Anderson Trio

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Piano Jazz Trio

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August 10, 2014

Scarlet Rivera


Searing Dynamic Violin Star

Kevin Bowe Opening!

Scarlet’s show was featured in this week’s Star Tribune “Big Gigs”

As she has proven on recent trips to Minnesota, Scarlet Rivera is more than the mysterious violinist who punctuated “Hurricane,” one of Bob Dylan’s most compelling story songs. Not only did she play on Dylan’s “Desire” and “Hard Rain” albums, she has been a key practitioner of the violin in rock, heard on records by Tracy Chapman, David Johansen, Keb Mo and many others. She’ll be backed by an all-star Twin Cities band featuring guitarists Lonnie Knight and Gene Lafond, keyboardist Matt Fink and drummer Stan Kipper. (7 p.m. Sun., Dakota Jazz Club, $15.) Bream

In the Star Tribune, Jon Bream wrote about “Scarlet’s legendary meeting with Bob Dylan on a Greenwich Village street corner. She had massive hair and a fiddle case in her hand. He rolled down the car window and asked if she could play the violin, invited her for a ride and an audition at his loft.”

Scarlet played a prominent role on both Bob Dylan’s Desire album and his Rolling Thunder Revue tour. In this interview she discusses being discovered by Dylan, working with his co-writer at the time, Jacques Levy, recording Desire and her experiences on the road with the Rolling Thunder band.

Appearing with Scarlet are:
Gary Lopac: Bass
Matt Fink: Keyboards
Lonnie Knight: Guitar
Stan Kipper: Drums
Gene Lafond: Guitar
Billy Hallquist: Guitar

August 9, 2014

Up Rock with Audiyo Element

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Body Rock Hip-Hop

UP ROCK is a duo based out of St. Paul, Minnesota. UP ROCK is Dundee and Digie, Both members were involved in a group called The Abstract Pack in the early 90’s. The Abstract Pack went on to create...

Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers


Explosive Zydeco Soul

Dwayne was featured in the Star Tribune “Big Gigs” this week:

Unlike his washboard-scratching brother Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., Dwayne Dopsie has the accordion-squeezing talent that made his late father, Rockin’ Dopsie, a near-rival to Clifton Chenier. The Lafayette, La.-bred zydeco heir, 35, was even named best accordion player last year by New Orleans’ premier music rag Downbeat. Like all the Dopsies, he fronts a mighty good-timey band, the Zydeco Hellraisers, who will challenge the Dakota’s lack of dance space. (8 p.m. Sat., Dakota Jazz Club, $20.) Riemenschneider


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August 8, 2014




Ginger Commodore and Debbie Duncan sing Aretha

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Sizzling Soul Jazz Vocals

Together Again

August 7, 2014

Benny Weinbeck Trio

Benny Weinbeck

Benny Weinbeck, Gordy Johnson, Phil Hey

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August 6, 2014

Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee


Juke Joint Brass Band

New quartet from Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood)

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August 5, 2014

Nachito Herrera

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Cuban Piano Virtuoso

“monster technique, bottomless energy, and infectious enthusiasm “ -- Jazz Police Nachito is one of the world's great Cuban pianists. His jaw dropping technique and the...

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