TUESDAY: Sleepy Sun

In the six years since Sleepy Sun released the White Dove 7", the Northern California band sometimes seemed to live the lives of a hundred bands. They toured incessantly, shed old skin, tore down walls with riffs, and explored black smoke, barrel-dark songs, and studio sheen—all with a core that has survived since the band crawled from the dusty sage-scented Santa Cruz underbrush.

Recommended If You Like:
Brightblack Morning Light, Comets on Fire, Dead Meadow, Black Mountain

 

WEDNESDAY: Happy Hour Comedy presents A Comedy Showcase

Happy Hour is a Minneapolis and St. Paul-based comedy troupe. Tonight’s showcase is stocked with killer performers including: Greg Crocket, Karen Larson, Bruce “Leroy” Williams, Comedian Sonny, Comedian KJ, Brandude. This event is hosted by the always funny, Kwamedy.

Recommended If You Like:
Stand up comedy, laughter

THURSDAY: Old Desert Road | Fergus Plinko | Small Town Anthem

Old Desert Road is an indie/folk-rock band out of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. The band is fronted by the expressive Rob Phillips, who is the lead singer/song writer and rhythm guitar player. Jeff Kruse brings a robust flavor of lead guitar to the mix and a unique style to the stage. Jennifer Peterson adds tender and compelling backing vocals, piano and most importantly the beautiful violin you hear throughout the stories. Since 2010 the three members have performed around Minneapolis and surrounding cities. Summer of 2013 hosted a season of meeting friends and Zach Anderson (bass) and Kyle Younggren (percussion) became the rhythm section for Old Desert Road.

Recommended If You Like:
Neil Young, The Decemberists, The Waterboys, Bruce Hornsby, Dave Matthews Band

FRIDAY: Knute's 30th Birthday Bash featuring Battlefish

What's better than a 30th birthday? It's officially adulthood and an the beginning of a era of no compromises, all-nighters, and self-exploration. Join us at the Tuft for Knute's birthday featuring Battlefish. Battlefish is a rock band from the Twin Cities. Their music has been featured on the popular comedy podcast WTF with Marc Maron. Battlefish was founded in 2010 by a group of friends who had known each other from previous projects. In November of 2012 Battlefish released their first full length album independently.

Recommended If You Like:
Umphrey's McGee, Foo Fighters, RX Bandits, Thin Lizzy

SATURDAY: Sidewalk Chalk

With the release of its sophomore album, Leaves, Sidewalk Chalk continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. The band's roots are firmly planted in Chicago where all eight members bring their respective talents together to update a sound first heralded in the Native Tongues era but never so musically diverse. The group's unique arrangement allows them to incorporate numerous styles seamlessly: an MC and female vocalist; a trio of keys, bass, and drums; a horn section with trombone and trumpet; and a tap-dancer.

Recommended If You Like:
Heiruspecs, Digable Planets, The Roots, Guru's Jazzmatazz

SUNDAY: Black Church Service | VIA | The Black Moods

The Black Moods are a 3-pieces rock outfit hailing from Tempe, Arizona, by way of the Missouri Ozarks. This band is bringing a new level of heat out of the Sonora desert. Led by one of the most electric front men/guitarists in music today. [...] Comprised of Josh Kennedy (lead guitarist/vocalist), Ryan Prier (bassist/Back-up vocalist), and Danny "Chico" Diaz (drums), the trio blends various rock & Roll styles that span from the past 4 decades to form their own signature sound that resembles what would be the musical offspring of Bad Company and the Foo Fighters. The band's live show is filled with high energy, infectious guitar solos and attitude that can keep the crowds' attention for hours. Having received acclaimed praise from fans and critics alike as equal parts natural talent and live performance superstars, the group delivers powerful guitar riffs, melodic bass and drum beats that make your heart pound like a kick drum.

Recommended If You Like:
Muddy Waters, Allman Brothers, Foghat, Jeff Healy, Derek Trucks

MONDAY: St. Patrick's Day Celebration featuring THE BELFAST COWBOYS

"They do a damn fine job of capturing Van the Man's loose, soulful delivery."
[Jon Hunt - l'etoile magazine]
"Van the Man steals Last Waltz tribute show at Cabooze" [Jon Bream - Minneapolis Star-Tribune]
"A first class cover band. Walsh and crew provide a window on Van Morrison the performer 35 years ago." [Wildy's World]
"This nine-piece band, complete with a rollicking horn section, conjures up the spirit and the songs of Ireland's greatest export" [Chicago Tribune]
"...the unquestionable high point of this "Last Waltz" was Terry Walsh as Van Morrison on "Caravan"..." [Jon Bream - Minneapolis Star-Tribune]
"A thoroughly modern take of classics like "Real Real Gone" and "Jackie Wilson Said," which sound like a Replacements tribute band imitating a Van Morrison tribute band." [Mike Farragher - Irish Central]
"As solid as tribute discs come." [Matthew Perrine - Duluth Budgeteer]

Recommended If You Like:
Van Morrison, The Band, The Beatles, St Dominic's Trio, Elvis Costello