Charlie Parr – 2/1 and 2/2 at The Cedar Cultural Center


Two back-to-back nights to celebrate the release of new album Barnswallow by bluesman Charlie Parr, with different special guests each night. On February 1st, Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers launch the show with their cool take on classic barroom blues and folk. On February 2nd, new Duluth duo The Murder of Crows, featuring Alan Sparhawk and Gaelynn Lea, will open with a set of their haunting, mostly instrumental dark music.

Charlie Parr with Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers
Friday, February 1, 2013 – 8:00pm
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Advance: $15.00
Day of show: $15.00

Charlie Parr with The Murder of Crows
Saturday, February 2, 2013 – 8:00pm
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Advance: $15.00
Day of show: $15.00

The Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S


Ska-POW! 2013 at the Triple Rock Feb 2nd

Ska-POW! 2013 at the Triple Rock Feb 2nd

I was listening to RadioK’s Rude Radio show the other day and heard about the 2nd annual Ska-POW! battle of the bands event. It sounds like it will be a blast – there’s even a ska dance-off at halftime!

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“IT’S BACK! Time for the second annual Ska-POW! Battle Of The Bands at the Triple Rock Social Club! This is not your average ska show, it’s an event brought to you by Tallgrass Brewing Co. and Rude Radio – Radio K. Last year was a smashing success, where a near-capacity crowd cheered on the 4 competitors (and went through 19 cases of Tallgrass tallboys!), ultimately crowning Rocksteady Breakfast with the coveted title belt. In 2013, Rocksteady Breakfast will take on all-new challengers: Umbrella Bed, Drunk History, and The Thundertones. Who will win this year?”

Saturday, Feb 2nd || Triple Rock || 8pm || $5 || 18+

Visit for more information.

Past the Apocalypse – Opening Reception – 2/1 at Altered Esthetics


Damon Rowley – Recomposition

From Altered Esthetics –

We made it through, but are we in the clear? Reflections and predictions about the end of the world find solace at Ae.

During the course of this exhibition, Ae will be hosting a coat drive to help others who are experiencing disaster or hardship. Please bring any unwanted, washed coats or jackets you are willing to part with, and we will be donating them to the Salvation Army!

Opening: Friday, February 1st, 7pm-10pm
This opening reception event will feature an original acoustic set by Elena and her band

Run dates: January 31- February 21, 2013

Artists’ Discussion: Saturday, February 9th 1pm-3pm

Turning Rebellion Into Money – A Tribute To Joe Strummer

Turning Rebellion Into Money - A Tribute To Joe Strummer

Featuring: The 9/16s (Jeremy Ylvisaker, Janey Winterbauer, James Everest, Trent Norton, Matt Darling and Richard Medek), Adam Levy, Al Church & State, Blue Sky Blackout with Janey Winterbauer, BNLX+ with guest Jim McGuinn, Dylan Hicks, The Farewell Circuit, Haley Bonar, James Diers, Jim Ruiz Set, Kevin Bowe & The Okemah Prophets, Martin Devaney, Rob Skoro & Anonymous Choir, Rogue Valley, RuDe GiRL, Tambuca, Van Stee, plus spoken word by Guante and special guest DJs.

All proceeds from the night will be donated to Free Arts Minnesota in memory of Daniel Levy – artist, musician, Clash fan.

Feb 1st
7:30 pm
First Avenue Mainroom
$5 | $10

“Free Arts programs seek to interrupt the cycle of violence. Through painting, drawing, music, writing, drama and other creative outlets, the program serves as a catalyst to help children communicate and express themselves in new – and positive – ways.”

Duenday “Good Problems” CD Release – 2/1 – at The Entry


Duenday is going to celebrate the release of their new CD “Good Problems” along with some of their best friends.

Duenday, The Level Heads, Hyentyte, Lakay Junqtion and Turnt Up!
Hosted By Franz Diego
Friday February, 1st

$6 adv/ $8 doors. Doors/9PM music/10PM. 18+
7th St Entry

McNally Smith Spring Open House


If you dream of turning your passion for music into your life’s profession, attend McNally Smith’s Spring Open House on Saturday February 2, 2013, from 10:00AM-2:00PM.

Learn about McNally Smith’s degree and diploma programs in Music Performance, Music Composition, Music Business and Music Technology.

Network with award-winning faculty and music industry professionals; participate in live workshops and demonstrations; tour the largest music production facility in the Midwest, as well as the campus and residence halls.

For more information and to RSVP, visit:

Hexagon February Schedule

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Here is the full February Hexagon Schedule – Starting with this weekend.

*Wed. Jan. 30th~The Turkeltons, New McCarthy and Stat Dad
*Thurs. Jan. 31st~Animal Lover (Record Release), Miami Dolphins, Les Deux Magots and Nerv (Iowa City)
*Fri. Feb. 1st~The Hasps, ESG-LSD (the all-ESG covers band), Weakwick and Dentist
*Sat. Feb. 2nd~Thee Unholy 3, Cantakerous Folk, The Kindred Spirits and Bloodwood Continue reading