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Having originated as a jazz club, we consider it a badge of honor to host a variety of genres, from classic jazz, to hip hop/funk and acoustic African ensembles. We don’t plan on stopping, see for yourself in our Artists Archive; a running call list of those who have graced our stage.

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Miracles of Modern Science

Miracles of Modern Science are a string section in mutiny: guitars overboard! The Brooklyn, NY band squeezes together classical textures, disco kinetics, and explosive dynamics you might file under “post-rock” if their instruments weren’t decidedly pre-rock. MOMS’ 2011 debut Dog Year earned raves from NPR and Paste and ended up on year-end best-of lists for Wired and Beats Per Minute. Their new followup EP, Meems, pushes the limits of their…

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Missy Raines & The New Hip

“The New Hip is making some of the greatest music you will ever hear- very innovative and bursting with talent.” -San Diego Troubador This is not your typical bluegrass show. Missy Raines has won seven International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year awards, and is gaining the respect of musicians and fans from all circles of music. This unique blend of bluegrass, pop, jazz and more is focused…

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Mitch Woods & Rocket 88s w/Johnny Reno

Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s are the torch bearers of a great American musical heritage. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 40’s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll. Mitch takes his cue from predecessors like Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Joe and Jimmie Liggins, and Louis Prima, just to name a…

Molly Dean

Molly Dean

Music has taken Molly Dean across the globe to London, England, and Amsterdam, Holland for both academic study & performance. It was upon returning to Minneapolis in 2001 when she began to seriously develop her musical career as a solo artist. Incorporating the RC 20 Loop Station into her live shows, which allows her to weave vocal and instrumental harmonies, truly sets her apart from the archetypal female folk artist.…

Molly Maher

Molly Maher & Erik Koskinen

A new project featuring two of the area’s most inventive performers. “St. Paul Americana musician Molly Maher sounds like she’s had her dose of wandering. Her guitar playing is rural and soulful. Breaking all convention, she plays guitar upside down and in different tunings. Elizabeth Cotton would be proud.” – Eric Loama, musician “Her music is a window to the lonely world of a nomadic spirit, someone who has loved…

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Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald became an icon of the big screen at an early age, and in recent years has become a best-selling author. Now Ringwald turns her inexhaustible creative energies to jazz singing, with a new record and tour in April 2013. “Except…Sometimes,” the debut CD from actress and author Molly Ringwald, will be released on April 9th, 2013. An homage to the Great American Songbook, Ringwald has crafted a carefully…

Moore By Four

Moore By Four

Moore by Four is one of the region’s most acclaimed vocal ensembles, their regular appearances at the Dakota throughout the 1980s and 1990s made them one of the hottest acts in town, and in turn bolstered the Dakota’s reputation for hosting top-tier music. While their performances as a group have been few and far between, the members of the ensemble have helped to make this one of the most vibrant…

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Morgan James

One voice is all it takes. The right vocalist can make you fall in love at first listen, elicit tears, or bring you back to a different era altogether. A microphone and a stage remain the only necessities. That holds true for New York-based singer and songwriter Morgan James. On her full-length debut for Epic Records, Hunter, she casts an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice equally inspired by smoky…

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Mother Banjo

Mother Banjo is a one-woman band featuring Ellen Stanley on banjo and vocals. Selected as a 2008 Midwest Finalist in the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, the Minneapolis singer/songwriter has garnered high praise for her mix of original indie-folk and Americana songs that contain poetic lyrics and haunting vocals. Following up on her success of her EP Swing Low, Mother Banjo releases her first full-length album The Sad and Found, produced…

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New Orleans Mothers’ Day Brunch with the Southside Aces

New Orleans Mother’s Day Brunch with the Southside AcesThe Dakota announces our Mother’s Day Brunch at the Dakota Sunday, May 11th from 10:30-3 with New Orleans-style music from the South Side Aces. The menu from Chef Derik Moran with pastries and sweet treats from Pastry Chef Katie Elsing shows New Orleans influence, and there are selections for all tastes and a children’s menu! This New Orleans Mother’s Day celebration at…

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