‘One Big Night, One Little Instrument’ – Uke Fest 10/4 – Aster Cafe


‘One Big Night, One Little Instrument’

Becca Martin

Its been labeled “perky”, “petite”, “upbeat”…Oh wait, to what am I referring? Could it be the small, but full of heart instrument the ukulele or the organizer of the third annual Uke-Fest Katy Vernon? Both actually, for the third year she will partner with fellow ukulele artists to raise funds for Arc GTC (Greater Twin Cities). Continue reading

Brit’s Pub Tribute to Paul Weller – the “Modfather” Friday 9/5 7pm at Brit’s Pub


By Becca Martin

Honestly, I have nowhere near the knowledge of Paul Weller that I should. Luckily, I have Brit ex-pat friends who can help me out-brilliant! Coming by Weller only recently, I missed his early work with the late 1970’s punk band The Jam, but tunes from the 1990’s soulful band Style Council like ‘You’re the Best Thing’ are familiar. Chatting up Scott Walker, local musician, photographer and organizer for the Paul Weller Tribute at Brit’s Pub, I learned he is a true fan, and paying homage to Weller is very meaningful to him. Continue reading

Hope Country Record Release Show – 8/30 7PM – 7th Street Entry


The first single, “On Our Own”, can be heard here:

Hope Country
“Water, Land, & Sky” Record Release Show
with special guests The Dust Of Men & Hannah Connolly

Saturday, August 30
7th Street Entry, Minneapolis
7pm | 18+ | $10

What Tyrants – 7″ Release – Tuesday 8/26 – 7th Street Entry




Justin Leaf and Richard Erickson present “Tuesday Night Confessions” Tuesday 8/26 – 7pm


These multi-talented artists start their run at The Bryant Lake Bowl.

From The Press Release:

Singer Justin Leaf and pianist Richard Erickson muse upon the confessions revealed within popular songs. Having ransacked the songbooks of the past hundred years, they draw on a wide range of material, from Cole Porter to Adele. Now, on the last Tuesday of every month at sunset, they present an evening of music that sparkles with wit and emotion.

When: The last Tuesday of every month, beginning Tuesday, August 26th at 7:00PM (Doors open at 6:00PM)

Where: The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake Street, Minneapolis

Tickets: $10, bryantlakebowl.com or 612-825-8949

More info: justinleaf.com

Square Lake Music and Film Festival – 8/9

This is coming up in 12 days, save money by buying your tickets in advance.




Rock The Garden Photos By Tony Nelson

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