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Scott Pemberton Band
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Scott Pemberton Band

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+.

Tickets in advance: $10. At the door: $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Scott is an emerging force on the festival circuit, 
with his wild approach to the guitar and nimble
funky band he is immediately recognizable and
undeniably original. The mastery of his guitar
playing combined with the fun recklessness of his
songwriting show that the rules of songwriting and
playing the guitar no longer exist for him. He doesn’t
use a strap, often plays the guitar like someone
would play piano and performs with the uninhibited
joy and intensity of someone who recognizes that
every time we make music is an honor and a gift.

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Dodgy Mountain Men with Lazy Owl String Band and Semi Precious Stones
May
4
to May 5

Dodgy Mountain Men with Lazy Owl String Band and Semi Precious Stones

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $8. At the door $10.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Dodgy Mountain Men sling a home-brewed Montana stompgrass that goes down smooth but packs a bite, mixing the rhythms of bluegrass, the soul of the blues and the energy of rock 'n' roll with a plethora of other musical traditions to create a unique electro-acoustic experience. The group's genre-bending experimentation and passion for American roots traditions weave together to emphasize their lyrical storytelling, creating a musical frontier rife with empty mason jars, outlaws, gypsy women and cold Montana storms. Add three distinct frontmen, a pension for sonic exploration and live performances that build to a fever pitch,and you've got a concoction that will make moonshiners proud and compel dancers to wear out the soles of their shoes.

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The Portland Cello Project
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Portland Cello Project

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $12. At the door $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Portland Cello Project are performing a show of infinite variety one night only at The Filling Station. From classical to Jazz, pop to metal, transcendent to raucous, the group will be presenting a full evening of what has become their signature, genre-bending style of performance. Expect everything from Bach to Coltrane to Radiohead, including guest collaborations with a diverse assortment of songwriters and instrumentalists.

Special guests on this tour include ex-Montanan Maiah Wynne (www.maiahwynne.com), a songwriter/multi-instrumentalist whose credits include the track used for the closing credits for the Montana-based film The Ballad of Lefty Brown, and who just won second place in the Seattle Museum of Pop Culture’s Sound Off Competition.

Also touring with PCP this time around is trumpeter Farnell Newton (www.farnellnewston.com), a staple of the Portland jazz and funk scene whose performance and recording credits include Bootsy Collins and Liv Warfield.

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Cascade Crescendo
May
15
8:00 PM20:00

Cascade Crescendo

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $8. At the door $10.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Cascade Crescendo, from Portland, Oregon has been crafting their own brand of bluegrass since 2013. Pulling from their vast range of collective influences, they play original, high-energy bluegrass, jamgrass, and Americana music with captivating lead vocals by Hunter White, blazing fast mandolin licks by Aden Beck, and creative, thumping bass lines by Taylor Skiles. Duluth, MN banjo player, Harrison Olk, joined the band in late 2015, bringing with him solid Scruggs-style banjo and high lonesome harmony vocals.

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Red Wanting Blue
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Red Wanting Blue

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+.

Tickets in advance: $12. At the door: $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

In the years since vocalist and songwriter Scott Terry formed Red Wanting Blue, the band has gone on to establish itself as a quintessential example of American perseverance and hard work, building an exceedingly loyal fanbase based on non-stop touring, all without any industry support.

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The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $15. At the door $18.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Charismatic roots preacher Reverend Peyton breaks it down on his career defining release The Front Porch Sessions. Record debuted at #1 on the iTunes Blues chart.

Southern Indiana-bred singer-guitarist Reverend Peyton is the bigger-than-life frontman of Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David "Honeyboy" Edwards.

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Trampled By Turtles with The Lil' Smokies
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Trampled By Turtles with The Lil' Smokies

Doors at 6. Music at 7. ALL AGES.

Tickets in advance: $31 + fees. At the door: $35.

Tickets available at Cactus Records 2/14 @ 10am and online by following the link!

Follow Trampled By Turtles:
Website - http://trampledbyturtles.com/ 
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TrampledByTurtles/ 
Twitter - https://twitter.com/tbtduluth 
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tbtduluth/ 
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GjVVVcFmUgEJEAAsbGkf4?si=Bs5wykGPSkCNGo8Qo437Ug

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Hot Club of Cowtown
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Hot Club of Cowtown

Doors at 9. Music at 10. 21+

Tickets in advance $17. At the door $20.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Since 1998, the Western swing-gypsy jazz trio Hot Club of Cowtown has traveled the world bringing their own brand of magical musical chemistry to audiences far and wide. Along with Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin are equal partners in this original marriage of gypsy-jazz-inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt — which accounts for the “Hot Club” portion of their name — with the hoedowns, traditional tunes, and Western swing-inspired music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, represented in the “Cowtown” of their name. They have created a legacy of the preservation of musical traditions that have often been overlooked by the mainstream and alternative music worlds. Even Americana and roots enthusiasts have only scratched surface of the multitude of musicians, past and present, who continue to inspire the Hot Club of Cowtown.

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Davina & The Vagabonds
Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Davina & The Vagabonds

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $12. At the door $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

DAVINA SOWERS AND THE VAGABONDS have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. In 2011 Davina released her first full length, all original album Black Cloud . It was named one of the 10 best releases of the year by the Minneapolis Star & Tribune and awarded 4 ½ stars from Downbeat Magazine. Their next release in 2014, Sunshine, hit number 13 in the Billboard Blues Chart and led them to landing a performance on the hit BBC2 show, Later with Jools Holland.

DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice: Sowers is a true original.

Bringing you 100 years of American music and Davina’s originals, which lend themselves to the American Songbook, the band brings edgy nostalgia to older generations and fresh new music to younger ears. This rollicking quintet is held together by Sowers’ keyboard playing, with acoustic bass, drums, and a spicy trumpet and trombone horn section. The group’s focused, clean sound and emphasis on acoustic instruments is novel to both blues and jazz worlds, and sets the show closer to New Orleans than to Chicago. This has set the Vagabonds apart at festivals in Thunder Bay, Ontario; Sighisoara, Romania; Sierre, Switzerland; Kemi, Finland; the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival ( in 2014 was asked back to play their main stage in 2014, Vache de Blues in France, and North Sea Jazz Festival. Catch this one-of-a-kind live show while they are in town!

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Lake Street Dive
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Lake Street Dive

Doors at 6. Music at 7. All Ages, 5 and under free!

Tickets in advance $32 + fees. 

Tickets available at Cactus Records, Bridger Brewing and online by following the link!

***Every ticket purchased online for Lake Street Dive includes a CD of the new album Free Yourself Up, released on 5/4/18. You’ll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album shortly after ticket purchase.***

Lake Street Dive will release Free Yourself Up, its second album with Nonesuch Records on May 4. The band -- drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price, and guitarist/trumpeter Michael "McDuck" Olson - self-produced the album at Goosehead Palace Studios in Nashville with engineer Dan Knobler. Lake Street Dive formed in 2004 while students at New England Conservatory and have been touring non-stop ever since, growing from basement venues like The Lizard Lounge in Boston, MA to selling out Radio City Music Hall in New York City. For this album, the quartet drafted touring keyboardist Akie Bermiss to join them in the studio. Adding another player to the process freed up the band members to explore a wider range of instrumental textures, construct more full-bodied arrangements, and build on their well-known background harmonies. "This album is based in the realities in our time," Kearney reflects, "which have inevitably become part of everyone's daily life. It's something you think about and obsess over -- and write songs about. Free Yourself Up is about empowering yourself, emboldening yourself, no matter what's going wrong.”

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Kuinka with Hawthorne Roots and Rainbow Girls
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Kuinka with Hawthorne Roots and Rainbow Girls

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $12. At the door $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Kuinka:
Described by NPR Music as joyous folk pop, Kuinka "laces modern folk and Americana with an electronic jolt, waltzing along the grooved edges of dream-pop, synth-pop, and Brooklyn’s mid-aughts guitar-rock revival" (Vanyaland). Their genre-defying music features several different lead singers, four-part harmony, and eclectic instrumentation including cello, banjo, synthesizers, ukulele and electronic percussion. For all of their sonic experimentation, the Seattle quartet's songs and live shows are linked by an infectious energy that remains present in everything they do. Their new EP Stay Up Late is available now on Spotify, iTunes, and at



Hawthorne Roots:
The Hawthorne Roots are a 4-time award winning, sister led band from Bozeman, Montana. The group brings a soulful and energetic performance to the stage, every lyric sung with passion and authenticity. Their original material explores different emotions and pushes the boundaries of Americana music. Their uniquely branded "Revved Up Soul" genre has gained momentum and admiration within the northwest community and beyond. 

Rainbow Girls:
Rainbow Girls is a collaborative of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, and California natives who spent their first 5 years touring Europe and the US as a rock n' roll band. Since 2016 they've returned to their folkier roots by embarking on a House Concert Tour Across America. The current trio version of the band (Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, & Vanessa May) highlights their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting, and soulful, bluesy sound at its rawest form.

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MOTH and Yak Attack
Apr
20
to Apr 21

MOTH and Yak Attack

Doors at 9. Music at 10. 21+

Tickets in advance $10. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

MOTH:
MOTH is an electro/funk and rock band from Bozeman, MT. Their high energy music and captivating lighting has made them a southwestern MT favorite for shows

Yak Attack:
Yak Attack is a live electronica power trio from Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2013, the band has experienced steady growth over the past few years and has been building buzz by touring frequently throughout the Pacific Northwest, California, and the Mountain West. The group's music is best described as "organic electronica," using skillful playing, live loops, and tightly constructed songs combined with raw improvisation to build high-
energy and uplifting dance music from scratch, where every note is played and recorded live. The band draws on influences from a wide spectrum of electronica, such as house, drum and bass, and breakbeat, along with elements of jam, funk, and jazz. The result is a live show that is musically sophisticated but widely accessible, with a diverse and engaged fan base that travels to out of town shows and continually returns to see what the band will do in its next live show.
Yak Attack has been selling out local and regional shows and is continuing to build their presence in regional markets, along with developing a reputation as "the region's go to late night," in the summer festival and after-party circuit. Some note-worthy festivals they have played include Joshua Tree Music Festival, Northwest String Summit, and Idaho's own Treefort Music Fest and Sawtooth Valley Gathering. They have shared the stage with many established or up and coming acts such as TAUK, Turkuaz, The Magic Beans, Break Science, The Funk Hunters, and Fruition. Don't miss out on this dance party!

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Consider The Source
Apr
18
to Apr 19

Consider The Source

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $10. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

NYC trio Consider the Source defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine, powered by psychedelics and abstract math, it'd probably just sound like a CTS tribute band. Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band's music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks.

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Diego's Umbrella
Apr
17
8:00 PM20:00

Diego's Umbrella

Doors at . Music at 9. 21+

Tickets are just $5 at the door!

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Diego’s Umbrella and those who don’t know them yet. Celebrated as San Francisco’s ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, these world-renowned entertainers have created an irresistible mélange that is entirely their own.

A Diego’s Umbrella show is a singular, ecstatic experience. One concert is all it takes to becoming a believer. Night after night they effortlessly blend eastern European sounds, marching drums, beautiful harmonies and catchy hooks with a showmanship that has all the fire and unpredictability of youth, marked by a chiseled refinement of years of experience on the road.

The group’s uncanny gift for pleasing crowds, from standard clubs to huge festivals such as High Sierra and Outside Lands, has earned them a zealous and ever-expanding following across the United States and Europe. Continuously touring abroad has always fed their aesthetic, and has resulted in incorporating the scales of klezmer, the strings of flamenco, and the energy of punk rock.

Their new material is some of the most exciting to date, tipping a hat to the raucous Croatian dance parties the band played in their early days. With a quest to fulfill and broadcast the true meaning of Gypsy Rock, Diego’s Umbrella continues to tour the world.

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Krishna Das
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Krishna Das

Doors at 7. Music at 7:30. ALL AGES

Tickets in advance $35.50 + fees. At the door $45.50 + fees.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Layering traditional kirtan of India with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.”

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Far Out West EP Release with Left On Tenth and Holocene
Apr
12
to Apr 13

Far Out West EP Release with Left On Tenth and Holocene

  • The Zebra Cocktail Lounge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets are just $7 at the door!

Rootsy funk quartet Far Out West is hitting the road to release their debut EP, "The Good Fight." The group creates a unique and energetic dynamic by fusing jazzy jams and bluesy vocals with original songwriting and folk-inspired melodies.

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Chastity Belt with Panther Car
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

Chastity Belt with Panther Car

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $10. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

A few years ago, while in a tour van somewhere in Idaho, the members of Chastity Belt—Julia Shapiro, Gretchen Grimm, Lydia Lund, and Annie Truscott—opted to pass the time in a relatively unusual fashion: They collectively paid one another compliments, in great and thoughtful detail. This is what we like best about you, this is why we love you.

I think of that image all the time, the four of them opening themselves up like that, by choice. It’s hard to imagine other bands doing the same. But beyond their troublesome social media presence—see: the abundance of weapons-grade duck face, the rolling suitcase art—and beyond the moonlit deadpan of say, “IDC,” lies, at the very least, an honesty and an intimacy and an emotional brilliance that galvanizes everything they do together. Which is a fancy way of saying: They’re funny, but they’re also capable of being vulnerable. “Giant Vagina” and “Pussy Weed Beer,” two highlights from their aptly titled 2013 debut, No Regerts, were immediately preceded by a sublime yet easily overlooked cut named “Happiness.” I saw a younger, still unsettling version of myself all across 2015’s Time to Go Home.

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Jelly Bread - FREE!
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Jelly Bread - FREE!

  • The Zebra Cocktail Lounge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Doors at 9. Music at 10. 21+

THIS IS A FREE SHOW!

Jelly Bread’s musical alchemy blends a dash of alt-rock with soul and funk, yet is thoroughly steeped in Rock-Americana. The band’s chameleonic playlist is highlighted by dual vocals, four part harmonies, in-the-pocket drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, and take-’em-to-church organ that is downright appetizing. Jelly Bread has emerged with a high-energy calling card that melds elements of desert twang and the urban tones of funk & rock, balanced by exceptional songwriting and storytelling.

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Grant Farm and The Dusty Pockets
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Grant Farm and The Dusty Pockets

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $10. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Boulder, Colorado-based Americana band Grant Farm has entertained a growing fan base on the nation’s club and festival scene since its founding in 2009 by vocalist and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant. 

Built on the fundamentals of love, family, and music, the band is a sure bet for fans of high-energy, authentic artists as diverse as Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, and Phish. Comprised of zany, creative and highly musical comrades, Grant Farm members include Grant (aka “The Champ”), Adrian “Ace” Engfer (bass and vocals), Sean “Magic” Macaulay (drums) and Kevin “Money” McHugh on keyboards. 

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Eilen Jewell
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Eilen Jewell

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $17. At the door $20.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Eilen Jewell is the queen of the minor key. Sad songs are her wealth and finery. The Idaho native’s unique originals feature a blend of influences from early blues, rockabilly and surf-noir, to 1960s era rock and roll. The Los Angeles Daily News wrote, “Sometimes as darkly damaged as Lucinda Williams, at others as defiant and teasing as prime Peggy Lee and always authentically Americana in the Gillian Welch tradition…. She’s mighty good.” The Word in the UK described Jewell as “A voice of real distinction [that] manages to transcend some powerful influences and pierce the fog long enough for her own point of view to emerge.”

She and her band tour relentlessly, regularly selling out venues around the world. Jewell’s tour dates span from North America to Western Europe, New Zealand and Australia. She has shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Blind Boys of Alabama, Chris Smither, and Junior Brown. Eilen’s music has been heard on NPR, XM-Sirius, and the BBC. She has also received airplay in Canada, Australia, Spain, Holland, and Germany. TV shows Sons of Anarchy and True Blood have featured Eilen’s music as well as commercials such as T-Mobile’s Fast Songs national TV campaign. Hollywood stars (Tom Hanks in Entertainment Weekly) to heads of state (British Prime Minister David Cameron in Britain’s Telegraph) have praised Eilen’s music in the press.

Jewell is currently recording her fifth, full-length, solo album with her long-time road band of Jerry G. Miller (named instrumentalist of the year the past two years in a row), husband and drummer Jason Beek, and slapping upright bass player Johnny Sciascia.

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Cindy Wilson (of the B-52's) with Easter Island and Panther Car
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Cindy Wilson (of the B-52's) with Easter Island and Panther Car

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $22. At the door $25.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Cindy Wilson is a vocalist, songwriter and a founding member of new wave rock band The B-52s. She is currently producing solo work and performing a new show called "Change".

In September 2016 Cindy Wilson released a limited edition "Sunrise" EP of newly produced material and announced an upcoming release of the already completed full-length "Change". Her group includes producer / engineer Suny Lyons (pacificUV, Dream Boat, Phosphorescent, Hope For Agoldensummer, Honeychild, Lovers), Ryan Monahan (Easter Island, Monahan), Lemuel Hayes (pacificUV) and Marie Davon (powerkompany). In Cindy's latest show, "Change" (also her upcoming album title), she swoons and whispers over swirls of subtle psychedelia, pulsing synths, disco strings and dance beats while video projections gyrate behind the band and lush ambience ties each song seamlessly to the next. As of Fall 2016 Cindy is performing "Change" in the continental USA.

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Brothers Gow & MOTH
Mar
24
to Mar 25

Brothers Gow & MOTH

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $10. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

"Without a doubt, 2017 proved to be the most challenging year for Brothers Gow to date. Six months of touring, first time appearances in New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts, an amazing festival season and the release of a live album left the band excited yet exhausted. The year closed with the departure of founding members Alex Gow Bastine, and Carson Church with a final, sold out hometown play in San Diego and was the best way to wish each other well and take on what life was asking of this band of brothers. 

So now, with heels dug in, Brothers Gow continues. With a new sense of direction, this trio is taking on 2018 with optimism and a newfound energy. The sound will certainly reflect their experiences as well as their musicianship. The blistering vocals of Ethan Wade will permeate the rhetorical narrative of both his own life and the bands transgressions. Kyle Merrill’s soul and electric wizardry remain steadfast in the mix, while drummer Nathan Walsh-Haines’ wild syncopation and heavy hitting grooves will keep the energy in strong flow. The script for what’s to come hasn’t been written yet, but with a packed Spring Tour coming up there’s no doubt Brothers Gow is here to stay."

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Tango Alpha Tango w/ King Ropes
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Tango Alpha Tango w/ King Ropes

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $10. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Tango Alpha Tango isn't the band it once was. The tried-and-true riffage and raw psychedelia, once the cornerstones of singer-guitarist Nathan Trueb's particular brand of blues, have recently given way to a more pop-friendly kind of rock, as evident on the band's latest release, White Sugar. Songs like "I Gotta Girl" and the title track showcase familiar distortion and chugging electric guitar, though the rest are more polished and subdued. "People," for instance, has a carnivalesque design that banks on a lofty chorus and drummer Joey Harmon's fills, while "Lonely" takes a more soulful approach to heartbreak before turning to chiming guitars and an accepting mentality that echos Tom Petty's comeback album, Wildflowers. Trueb's bright guitar work is tighter than ever throughout, lined with fluttering bits of jazz and improvisation that build upon his subtle interplay with his wife, Mirabai, and Harmon. "I'll take you anyway I please/You might be the last thing that I need," he sings over the spare backdrop and gently plucked guitar of "Gasoline." He might be getting softer, but his music is better for it.

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Useful Jenkins
Mar
21
to Mar 22

Useful Jenkins

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $8. At the door $10.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Useful Jenkins is a contemporary acoustic band with a foundation rooted in bluegrass, and readily taps into other genres, such as folk, funk, rock, and hip hop. Their music generates emotion and sends a message to a wide range of listeners, giving them an eclectic group of followers from all walks of life. The band is a 4 piece at its core (bass, lead acoustic, rhythm acoustic, mandolin) and has currently been integrating the violin as a fifth melodic layer. 4-part vocal harmonies accompany the wall of stringed instruments, leaving listeners with a strong, clean, and unique sound. Useful Jenkins thrives on energy; they flourish in the moment and have an unmatched resonance with the crowd. While frequenting Minneapolis, MN, the band was established in, and currently resides in Mankato, MN.

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Vernal Equinox Sonic Bliss Bath
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Vernal Equinox Sonic Bliss Bath

Doors at 7. Music at 7:30. 21+

Tickets in advance $22. At the door $27.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Event Sponsors:
Lot G Cafe | Red Tractor Pizza | Planet Natural Garden Supply | Sensible Alternatives | Collective Elevation | PRH Community Acupuncture

We hope you will consider joining Will and Cache Hartzell, Jesse Ahman, Amelia Huerta, Dean Wakerlin and Jupiter as they celebrate in song and movement the winter /spring seasonal change on the day of the equinox this year! 140 of you lovelies will be sitting/laying down on the yoga mat, blanket and pillow you brought as the vibrational therapists play huge planetary gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, didgeridoos, acutonic tuning forks, sacred chimes and bells. This experience is generally very soothing and comforting proven by the many of you who will inevitably fall asleep during this section. In addition to the Bliss Bath portion of the program we also provide two sections of written sitar/cello led compositions accompanied by flute, harmonium, didgeridoo and djembe. Both sections of music are very relaxing and the program runs 2 hours total. We are really excited to share what we have been preparing with you!

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own yoga mat/blanket/pillow/eye pillow and be able to hold silence for an extended period of time. We will not be leading yoga but you are certainly welcome to do some stretching. It is suggested to wear comfortable clothing and this is a shoes off event. 

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Midnight North (2 Sets)
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Midnight North (2 Sets)

Doors at 7. Music at 8:30. 21+

Tickets in advance $10. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

In June of 2017 Midnight North released their third studio album: Under the Lights. On this full length record, Midnight North left it all on the court. Recorded by David Simon-Baker (Los Lobos, ALO, Jackie Greene, Mother Hips) at the Greene Room and Allegiant Studios, Under the Lights features their 11 best new tunes. Expect flares of country on tracks like “The Highway Song” and “Greene County”, tinges of soul on the likes of “Back To California”, but mostly good solid rock and roll. With strong melodies and stronger harmonies, for this band it comes down to one thing: the song.

Immediately after their last studio release, 2015’s Scarlet Skies, Midnight North - fronted by lead songwriters Elliott Peck & Grahame Lesh with lush Hammond B3 organ, lead guitar, and harmony work from Alex Jordan and stomping bass lines from Connor O’Sullivan - began touring the country in earnest, visiting the East Coast and the Midwest for the first time in Summer 2015. The band wrote the majority of Under the Lights in the following months, and the lyrical road themes - the initial excitement, the longing for home, and the inherent need to keep moving - shine through.

“Under the Lights is the perfect title for this collection of songs,” said O’Sullivan. “These songs and lyrics are about being a band of musicians on the road away from home. Songs literally performed and tested under the lights at countless venues across the US.”

Last year, while work in the studio continued, the band’s stream of amazing live shows and festival appearances sped by as the band jammed with heavyweights like Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Tom Hamilton, Mihali Savoulidis, and more. Hitting the road night after night and building their fan base has proved a lot of fun and every time they come back to a city the venues and crowds get bigger while the songs get tighter. “On the road you have an opportunity to dig into what the band is capable of and learn where your limits as a group are and aren’t,” said Jordan. “It was a wonderful opportunity to capture a sound on this album that is identifiably our own.”

In addition to all the touring, Midnight North is on year five of holding down Sunday nights at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. To celebrate the occasion, they released a free live album, Live at Terrapin Crossroads in 2016, where Relix Magazine took a shine to “the group’s powerful three-part harmonies.” Performing weekly for a hometown crowd allows a chance to continuously test new material. “I feel like I’ll come to the band with this raw idea and watch it totally come to life,” said Peck.

2017 will continue the growth for Midnight North, as the exciting release of Under the Lights helps point the way for more and more fans to discover the band. “These songs tell our story, at least up to this point,” said Lesh. “Our job is to sing you these stories as honestly as we can and transport you into our world for an hour or two.”

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Them Coulee Boys
Mar
2
to Mar 3

Them Coulee Boys

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets are just $5 at the door!

Allegedly founded at a bible camp, and born in the back valleys of Western Wisconsin, Them Coulee Boys craft a brand of Americana that blends punk, bluegrass, and rock & roll. Somewhere underneath the energy, the exuberance, the wit, and the passion of Them Coulee Boys lies a heart. It's a heart filled with sincerity, honesty, and the will to make the world a better place. This heart is not only evident in every song, but also in Them Coulee Boys as a whole. These songs are meant for dancing, for excitement, but are also for thought, and for the quiet moments. Them Coulee Boys seek to balance the high with the low, the happy with the sad, and the love with pain. It's how we live our lives, and they make music that reflects that. 

Founded in late 2013, Them Coulee Boys have quickly become a force on the Midwest music scene. Soren Staff, Beau Janke, Jens Staff, and Neil Krause work together as a well-oiled alt-folk machine to craft songs and live shows that have impressed audiences nationwide. 

Them Coulee Boys live shows are energetic affairs, with a constant passion and sincerity evident in each song they play. Some songs it's an infectious stomp, inviting the listener to dance along. Driving banjo, guitar, mandolin, and bass provide a backdrop for fast-paced narratives about love and life, ordinary or incredible. Other songs leave room for space, with ambient electric banjo and finger picked instrumentation accompany songs dealing with the harsh realities of things we cannot control. These are songs from a band that is not afraid to take chances. These are songs from a band that's comfortable stripped down, or turned way up. These songs are deeply personal and entirely relatable. Maybe that's what makes theses songs so easy to sing along with, and these performances so moving. You're invited to feel a whole range of emotions, and that makes for shows that you won't soon forget.

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Magic Beans & The Nth Power
Mar
1
to Mar 2

Magic Beans & The Nth Power

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $14. At the door $17.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Magic Beans:
"The Magic Beans have been making big waves in their home state of Colorado for some time now, with their unique genre-blending sound and exciting shows. Since starting to tour just couple of years ago, they’ve caught the eyes and ears of many music lovers nationwide. Their annual Beanstalk Festival is also becoming quite the destination for the scene, growing in size and talent with each passing years. At the core of it all, Beans’ shows are a dance party, with an emphasis on original songwriting and extended segments of improvisation. [They] creatively invoke hints of your favorite live acts while managing to come across with a sound that is distinctly their own." 

The Nth Power:
Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power is on a mission to share the light. Formed during an impromptu late-night jam at Jazz Fest 2012 in New Orleans, the relentlessly funky and soulful band believes in music as a higher power -- tapping into an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual, with songs that will inspire audiences to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goose bumps. 

The quintet hails from diverse musical backgrounds, races and creeds. Female powerhouse Nikki Glaspie was Beyonce’s world-touring drummer for five years before she joined Ivan Neville’s New Orleans funk outfit, Dumpstaphunk. Bassist Nate Edgar of Groovechild and John Brown’s Body perfectly compliments Singer and Guitarist Nick Cassarino who came from the Jennifer Hartswick Band and toured with Big Daddy Kane. Next add West African Master-Percussionist, Weedie Braimah to the mix with his insurmountable world beat rhythms. Finally rounding off the ensemble is the newest and youngest member, Courtney J’Mell Smith who brings his soulful vocals and keyboard abilities to the table.

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The Last Revel and Dodgy Mountain Men
Feb
28
to Mar 1

The Last Revel and Dodgy Mountain Men

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $12. At the door $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

The Last Revel:
From the budding music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge Front Porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel. This powerfully talented trio of multi-instrumentalists from Minneapolis, Minnesota so naturally blends the genres of Folk, Rockabilly, Old Time String-Band and Rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless. The Last Revel trio utilizes their multi-instrumental abilities to bring the acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, 5-string banjo, harmonica, kick drum and three-part vocal harmonies together to consistently deliver “Bombastic live performances,” as well as delicate and haunting folk ballads.

 

Dodgy Mountain Men:
Dodgy Mountain Men sling a home-brewed Montana stompgrass that goes down smooth but packs a bite, mixing the rhythms of bluegrass, the soul of the blues and the energy of rock 'n' roll with a plethora of other musical traditions to create a unique electro-acoustic experience. The group's genre-bending experimentation and passion for American roots traditions weave together to emphasize their lyrical storytelling, creating a musical frontier rife with empty mason jars, outlaws, gypsy women and cold Montana storms. Add three distinct frontmen, a pension for sonic exploration and live performances that build to a fever pitch,and you've got a concoction that will make moonshiners proud and compel dancers to wear out the soles of their shoes.

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The Dusty Pockets & Sneaky Pete and The Secret Weapons
Feb
23
to Feb 24

The Dusty Pockets & Sneaky Pete and The Secret Weapons

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $10. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Roadhouse Brewing Co. and Bridger Brewing are collaborating to bring you a beautiful night of music and beer! To celebrate the release of their collaboration brew, Mountain Jam. Vol 1, Roadhouse and Bridger are bringing together two mountain bands to jam together. The Dusty Pockets, of Bozeman, and Sneaky Pete & The Secret Weapons, of Jackson, will bring the tunes, Roadhouse and Bridger will bring the brews.

Born in Jackson Hole, WY, Roadhouse Brewing Co. was founded by restaurateur Gavin Fine (of Fine Dining Restaurant Group) and home-brewer and entrepreneur Colby Cox. Roadhouse was founded around the duo’s desire to brew beers that matched the Wyoming adventure. Several years and many beers later, Roadhouse Brewing Co. is expanding to bring their beer to Wyoming, Montana and beyond!

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Dirty Revival with Kelly Nicholson
Feb
21
to Feb 22

Dirty Revival with Kelly Nicholson

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+.

Tickets in advance: $10. At the door: $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

PORTLAND BORN, DIRTY REVIVAL HAS EVOLVED FROM THE CONFINES OF A BASEMENT, TO SOME OF PDX’S MOST SOUGHT AFTER STAGES. THEIR SOULFUL SOUNDS AND ENERGETIC BEATS DELIVERS AN ATMOSPHERE THAT ENRAPTURES ANY AUDIENCE.

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The Jauntee with MOTH
Feb
17
to Feb 18

The Jauntee with MOTH

Doors at 8. Music at 9. 21+

Tickets in advance $10. At the door $12.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Averaging over one hundred shows a year — The Jauntee has quickly made a name for themselves in the New England music scene. Hailing from Boston, they’ve solidified a dedicated following in the Northeast, playing most staple venues in the area (ie. Paradise Rock Club, Nectar’s, The Spot Underground, Stone Church). Several New England festival appearances (ie. Catskill Chill, StrangeCreek, Disc Jam) and extensive touring down the East Coast and across the Midwest have given them Nationwide recognition, with sold out shows as far west as Denver, CO (Quixote’s). A focus on live improvisation, set list variety, and musical exploration makes every show different from the last, truly making The Jauntee a live act to see again and again.

Drawing influence from a wide variety of bands, The Jauntee’s improvisational landscape spans multiple genres, including: Funk/Rock/Jazz/Progressive/Bluegrass/Psychedelic and Ambient music. Their willingness to explore genres, abandon all song structure, and dive into ‘the weird’ sets them apart from your average upcoming Jam Band. They aim to push the boundaries of improvisation, embrace the moment and engage the audience. With an ever-expanding song catalog and an inclination for open ended improvisation, every show promises to be a unique experience.

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Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal with STiLGoNE
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal with STiLGoNE

Doors at 8. Music at 10. 21+.

FREE SHOW at the Zebra Cocktail Lounge!

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal’s combination of soul, funk and R&B is in a word, electric. Best displayed in their high-energy live show, the blend of Hoyer’s honest lyrics and his soulful (sometimes in-your-face) vocals merge with his top-notch band to create an undeniable chemistry

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Zach Deputy
Feb
14
to Feb 15

Zach Deputy

Doors at 10. Music at 10:30. 21+.

Tickets in advance: $12. At the door: $15.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

NOTE: This is a LATE SHOW! Head for the Hills will be playing an early show that will end before Zach goes on. Head for the Hills tickets are on a separate ticket, unless you want to buy one of the very limited number of "dual" tickets for $18 which get you into BOTH shows for the night!

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Tinsley Ellis
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Tinsley Ellis

Doors at 7. Music at 8. 21+

Tickets in advance $17. At the door $20.

Tickets available at Cactus Records and online by following the link!

Since his Alligator debut 30 years ago, Southern blues-rock guitar wizard, vocalist and songwriter Tinsley Ellis has become a bona fide worldwide guitar hero. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “It’s hard to overstate the raw power of his music.” Now, he makes his triumphant return to Alligator Records with a powerful new album, Winning Hand. Armed with his signature molten licks, melodic riffs and rousing, intense solos, Ellis, as his legions of fans will attest, is among the blues world’s best-loved, hardest working and most well-travelled statesmen. He has performed in all 50 United States as well as in Canada, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and South America, earning legions of fans with his guitar virtuosity, passionate vocals and memorable original songs. Ellis is also revered as a guitarist’s guitarist, with famous friends including Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Jonny Lang and members of Widespread Panic calling on him to sit in and jam. “A musician never got famous staying home,” he says. 

Recorded in Nashville and produced by Ellis and keyboardist Kevin McKendree, the ten brilliantly performed, fervently sung tracks on Winning Hand include nine originals, ranging from blistering blues to heart-pounding rock to soulful ballads. As his only cover song, Ellis pays tribute to his greatest guitar-playing and songwriting influences with a Freddie King-inspired version of rock legend Leon Russell’s Dixie Lullaby. “Guitar, guitar, guitar is what this album is all about,” says Ellis, who recorded primarily with his 1959 Fender Stratocaster, his 1967 Gibson ES 345 and his 1973 Les Paul Deluxe. Guitar World says, “Ellis’ playing sparkles with depth and subtlety. Whether playing deep, slow blues or uptempo rockers, Ellis rides a gorgeously fat, pure tone.”

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