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Peter Mulvey/John Statz

June 29, 2016

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Over the past 20 years, Mulvey has pursued a restless, eclectic path as a writer and musician  immersing himself in Tin PanAlley jazz, modern acoustic, poetry, narrative, and Americana stylings. Relentlessly touring as a headliner  his attitude is, When you love what you do, you can work all the time,  he has also shared the stage with luminaries such as Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson, Ani diFranco, Indigo Girls, and Greg Brown, and has attracted an audience that stretches from Anchorage to Amsterdam.

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Bully/Midnight Reruns

July 06, 2016

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The word bully has a negative connotation in 2015, one heavy with menace and violence. A bully is an instigator, an aggressorsomeone who can spot your weaknesses and exploit them mercilessly. Its a curious name for a Nashville quartet that is transforming familiar 90s alt-rock (Dinosaur Jr, Pavement, Weezer) into smart, sharp-edged millennial indie rock, but bully is certainly an apt description for the bands churning guitars, rambunctious rhythms, and tightly coiled intensity. Their debut Feels Like sounds alternately like a balled fist and a fresh bruise.

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Adam Faucett/Wood Chickens

July 13, 2016

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Hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas, and possessing a voice that the Onion A.V. Club warns knocks your brain into the back of your skull, Adam Faucett has drawn comparisons from Tim Buckley to Cat Power to Otis Redding.

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Walter Salas-Humara/Brett Newski

July 20, 2016

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Singer/songwriter and visual artist Walter Salas-Humara was conceived in Havana, born in New York City, and raised in Southern Florida. His rock band The Silos was voted Best New American Band in the Rolling Stone Critics' Poll of 1987, and according to The New York Times, "His austere style inflects the astringent twang of The Velvet Underground with the drone of R.E.M. and adds countryish echoes that recall Gram Parsons."   As Rolling Stone contributing editor and long-time fan Anthony DeCurtis states in his liner notes for Curve and Shake release: "That sense of being untethered from certainties, of floating, permeates Curve and Shake. The feeling is gentle, not quite scary, but with an element of unease. Letting go of expectations combines aspects of sadness, freedom and even wonder. How and why did things go so wrong? But if the world is so fluid, perhaps they can go right again. 'Does it have to be so hard?... So many things can go wrong if you try and understand them,' Walter sings in 'Uncomplicated.' The implication is that letting go and giving yourself over to life's inevitable twists and turns, its curves and shakes, rather than trying to control them, is a likelier path to happiness."

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Rogue Valley/The Sharrows - REAP Benefit Show

July 22, 2016

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Join REAP Food Group and Roth Cheese for a night of delicious, local food and great music at the Sh*tty Barn. Your ticket includes food from the Roth Food Truck featuring their award winning cheese and local produce from Fazenda Boa Terra Farm and performances from Rogue Valley (Minneapolis) and The Sharrows (Madison). Cash bar will be available. Check out more about REAP and they great things they are doing in the community here: www.reapfoodgroup.org

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ME eN YOU/Lovely Socialite

July 27, 2016

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ME eN YOU are not an artist collective, ME eN YOU are a collective artist. We are the band that everybody in the world is in.

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Josh Harty/Simon Balto

August 03, 2016

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Josh Harty is a messenger. A North Dakota songsmith. A third generation musician, son of a small town police chief and preacher, he often muses that growing up he figured he'd end up going to jail or going to hell. Between the ages of five and eleven he sang gospel and country with his father at just about every Lutheran Church, Eagles Club and Senior Center in the Midwest. By age twelve Harty had made two records (cassettes) with his dad; achieving sales of 10,000 copies. 

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Anna Vogelzang & friends / with special guest Monica Martin

August 08, 2016

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Anna Vogelzang has been making melody-driven, multi-instrumental folk-pop ballads since 2000, playing them in public since 2003, and sharing them on nationwide tours since 2007, gaining fans across the country and enticing publications like The Huffington Post to assert that “few craft a better folk song.”

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Colin Stetson/Sarah Neufeld / CHANTS

August 10, 2016

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Colin Stetson has developed a unique and renowned voice as a performer and composer, chiefly on bass and tenor saxophones, where he rallies an array of technical strengths and innovations (circular breathing, contact micing of his own body and the body of his instrument, vocalizations through the reed) to make some of the most captivatingly organic, darkly soulful and otherworldly solo instrumental work of recent years. His brilliant trilogy of New History Warfare records (2007-2013) has been resoundingly celebrated by critics, fans and fellow musicians across many genres: avant/jazz, modern classical/Miminalism, electronic/noise, industrial/dark ambient, black metal and indie rock.

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"An Intimate Evening with Cribshitter"

August 17, 2016

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We're a music band from America. What do we sound like? Smack a snake in its head with a wooden spoon while it is eating garbage. That is what we sound like.

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Chris Pureka/Auralai

August 24, 2016

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Its rare for an artist to bridge the divide between critical acclaim and dedicated fan engagement. Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose body of work has resonated deeply with these seemingly disparate milieus. Her bold vulnerability in processing the intimacies of her life in song has long appealed to those listeners who crave authenticity. Now, five years coming, she shares with us another powerful entry in her lifes work, her sixth release, the aptly titled, Back in the Ring.

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Willy Porter

August 31, 2016

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Guitarist and singer/songwriter Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. He and singing partner, Carmen Nickerson, bring their brand of righteous indie-folk for a night of high-test tunes and tons of fun. Willys signature finger-picking guitar work and rich songwriting creates a one-of-a-kind musical ride that has energized audiences all over the world from stages shared with icons such as Jethro Tull, Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jeff Beck. 

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The Pines

September 14, 2016

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Rising out of the prairies of the Midwest, The Pines are one of the most distinct and powerful indie-rock/Americana groups to hit the national scene in years. Emerging from the same Minneapolis music world that spawned such notable acts as The Jayhawks, The Replacements and Bob Dylan, The Pines have gathered a stunning line-up of musical talent, in both their live shows and on record, that has gained them a faithful and growing following. Frontmen Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt share a common musical language rooted in the songs and songwriters of their native Iowa, while each bringing a distinct voice and sensibility to the sound that Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke called quietly gripping stark-country. The mysterious sound of The Pines fuses Bensons ethereal, otherworldly, heart-piercing songs with Davids earthy, darkly romantic and rough-hewn visionary tales. With masterful guitar work, beautiful vocals and the graceful keyboard and vocal additions of Bensons brother Alex Ramsey, the core of The Pines sound captivates and elevates with rare intimacy. Various touring configurations keep The Pines live show fresh and dynamic, from the full band with rhythm section to the versatile essence of the Ramsey, Huckfelt, Ramsey trio.

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The Pines

September 15, 2016

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Rising out of the prairies of the Midwest, The Pines are one of the most distinct and powerful indie-rock/Americana groups to hit the national scene in years. Emerging from the same Minneapolis music world that spawned such notable acts as The Jayhawks, The Replacements and Bob Dylan, The Pines have gathered a stunning line-up of musical talent, in both their live shows and on record, that has gained them a faithful and growing following. Frontmen Benson Ramsey and David Huckfelt share a common musical language rooted in the songs and songwriters of their native Iowa, while each bringing a distinct voice and sensibility to the sound that Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke called quietly gripping stark-country. The mysterious sound of The Pines fuses Bensons ethereal, otherworldly, heart-piercing songs with Davids earthy, darkly romantic and rough-hewn visionary tales. With masterful guitar work, beautiful vocals and the graceful keyboard and vocal additions of Bensons brother Alex Ramsey, the core of The Pines sound captivates and elevates with rare intimacy. Various touring configurations keep The Pines live show fresh and dynamic, from the full band with rhythm section to the versatile essence of the Ramsey, Huckfelt, Ramsey trio.

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Paul Fonfara & Jim White

September 21, 2016

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"I've been what they call a professional musician going on fifteen years now.  Prior to that I'd been a secret musician most of my grown life, writing songs just to fend off the loneliness, trying to make sense of my nonsensical existence.  I wrote slowly, carefully working my way across a good-sized minefield of worrisome psychological issues.  The songwriting helped, like a form of therapy.  I wrote hundreds of truly terrible songs in a long procession of dismal apartments and hotel rooms, scattered across the USA and over in Europe.  Wretched song after wretched song I wrote.  The few people who heard them ran from the room when I started playing, but I didn't really care.  It was therapy.  I was trying to get better, doing what one friend called "the talking cure"."  Jim White

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The Flat Five

September 28, 2016

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Chicagos roots-pop gene pool has been skimmed, and the group calling itself The Flat Five is the happy result. With the natural gift to blend into almost any musical terrain, these five young-ish masters roam at will from the Beach Boys to the Magnetic Fields, ancient country to neo-cabaret, gently melodic originals to gruesome old Americana. Left to their own devices, they get busy translating feeling into tone, improvising gorgeous harmonic structures and grooves, and poking curiously into posteritys dusty little corners.  Robbie Fulks

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Charlie Parr

October 04, 2016

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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 a year or more, 200,000 miles on a well broke in Kia, and a nasty fear of heights. Resonator fueled folk songs from Duluth Minnesota.

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Charlie Parr

October 05, 2016

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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 a year or more, 200,000 miles on a well broke in Kia, and a nasty fear of heights. Resonator fueled folk songs from Duluth Minnesota.