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Nicollet Mall Construction Update

Posted on June 20, 2016 in Featured Blog Post, Uncategorized

Currently the Mall is under demolition right in front of the Dakota’s front door.  As such, the only access to the club is through the Target HQ lobby on the corner of 10th and Nicollet, the same lobby where we set up our Will Call desk for check-in to ticketed shows. Access is restricted there through the revolving doors on 10th St., or from the skyway from the Retek building.…


BEN WATT (everything but the girl) & ALAN SPARHAWK (low)

Posted on June 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

Pitchfork calls Ben Watt’s new CD “an absolute Triumph,” adding that it blends “the fineness of Pentangle to the fury of Crazy Horse.” Rolling Stone says that Watt “throws crocuses at David Bowie… rekindles Morrissey’s fire.” Watt is a British singer, musician, producer, record exec, and composer who’s US fame came through Everything But The Girl. His new album has received rave reviews, and he’s currently touring the US with…

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9 New Shows On Sale Today – 6/3/16

Posted on June 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

Charlie Parr June 19 at 7pm An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 1980’s in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and brings us to now: 13 recordings, 250 shows…

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LE CABARET CARRÉ #2 — LIVE Burlesque at Vieux Carré!

Posted on June 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

The first one was such a massive hit, we’ve thrilled to announce our SECOND presentation of Le Cabaret Carré! Hosted by the sensational Dee Richards, former Drag Show Director extraordinaire of the Gay 90’s, this show will transport you back to the golden age of jazz. Join us and experience the finest burlesque acts in the Twin Cities, live music to set the mood, and more food and drinks than…


American Songwriting Pioneer J.D Souther, 5/27!

Posted on May 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

“Souther did more than sketch out the emotional landscape for the introspective West Coast country-rock sound of the 1970s. He set the template.” -No Depression You may not recognize J.D. Souther’s name, but you’ve heard his work. He co-wrote some of the Eagles’ biggest hits, including “Best of My Love,” “Heartache Tonight” and “New Kid in Town.” He also penned Linda Ronstadt’s “Faithless Love” and collaborated with Bonnie Raitt, Christopher…



Posted on May 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

Leyla McCalla June 16 at 7pm “her songs were both beautiful and devastating” – No Depression A Haitian-American who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, Leyla McCalla plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty — it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet…

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Four New Shows On Sale – 5/6/16

Posted on May 6, 2016 in Featured Blog Post, Uncategorized

Marquis Hill & Blacktet June 30 at 7pm “his music crystallizes the hard-hitting, hard-swinging spirit of Chicago jazz” – Chicago Tribune Out of the teeming hotbed that is the Chicago jazz scene comes one of the most exciting young artists to emerge in years.  Marquis Hill hones a warm, mellifluous tone on trumpet and flugelhorn with which he unravels sleek melodic passages that are as commanding as they are cogent.…