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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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Tex Pistols

The Tex Pistols Band couldn’t be much further from Texas, and nobody in the band is from Texas, but that doesn’t stop these four Minneapolis vets of stage and studio (Michael Johnson, Mary Jane Alm, Daisy Dillman) from producing some seriously kick butt music. The sound is classic yet new all at once. Shades of Neil Young & John Hiatt, Steve Earle & Steve Winwood, throw in some Eagles and…

The Automatic Message, Instinct Gallery

Exhibition Run: September 20 – November 1 , 2014 Featuring the artwork of David Aschenbrener, George Farrah, Catherine L. Johnson, Daniel Kaniess, Stefanie Motta, Larry Roberts, Welsa Stone, and Jim Williams.  “There is no such thing as a good painting about nothing.”  -Gottlieb and Rothko, 1943 Abstraction is a territory heavily explored, but as an expression of individual psyches, the territory is never-ending. The unrelenting appeal of abstraction is also due…

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The Cookers

Jazz Supergroup Heats up the Dakota, Britt Robson, Star Tribune 9/22/14 In an interview, drum great Billy Hart summed up his attitude toward The Cookers succinctly but emphatically: “Believe in us,” he insisted. Over the course of two albums, The Cookers have given jazz audiences plenty of reason to believe, and their Motéma Music debut, bearing the simple but eloquent title Believe, finds the all-star septet continuing to keep the…

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The Get UP

The Get UP is a dynamic and exciting addition to the Mpls-St. Paul soul scene. With a number of recent local shows their reputation for providing a fresh and fun angle to acoustic soul and pop is growing.

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The Iguanas

Based out of New Orleans for the past twenty years – save for a short, Katrina-imposed exile in Austin – the Iguanas define a sound of Americana that crosses cultures, styles, eras, and even languages. The Iguanas’ two-decade road has taken them all over the map, both figuratively and literally. While bassist René Coman is the only member of the band who is a native of the Crescent City, a…

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The Klezmatics

Since their emergence more than 25 years ago, the Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music, made aesthetically, politically and musically interesting recordings, inspired future generations, created a large body of work that is enduring, and helped to change the face of contemporary Yiddish culture. Often called a “Jewish roots band,” the Klezmatics have led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form. They have…

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The Last Revel

Consisting of three members, The Last Revel uses traditional folk-minded three part harmonies with honest and meaningful lyrics to deliver a passionate and soul stirring performance. On a backbone of rebellious rock attitude and raw traditional instrumentation, band members pride themselves on an unrelenting work ethic and a deep hunger to write, perform, and entertain. The Last Revel is known for crafting a rowdy live performance that inspires crowds to…

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The OK Factor

Classically trained musicians from the Midwest, Olivia and Karla started thinking outside the box in 2012, joining forces as string players for insightful and inspiring musical experiences that challenge their formal training. Experimenting with Irish fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, and popular music, they are self described as a progressive folk duo, writing original music inspired by these multiple genres. Influences range from artists such as Eileen Ivers, Nickel Creek, and the…

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The Paladins

The Paladins from San Diego, California are the preeminent blues/rockabilly band in America. Founded in the early 1980s by guitarist Dave Gonzalez and his high school friend and double bass player Thomas Yearsley, they have recorded nine studio and three live albums, and along the way built a reputation as one of America’s hardest-working live bands. The Paladins started out as a rockabilly band during the rockabilly craze of the…

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