May
13
th
2016
Turf Club
Friday
May
13
th
2016
Turf Club

Gay Witch Abortion, Flora, Buildings and more!

Show Starts

8PM

Ages

21+

John Kuker was a generous supporter of the twin cities music scene; whether he was lending gear to fellow musicians, offering up his studio to bands, or sharing his immense knowledge of the recording process; creativity flowed from every part of him.

He first gave the Twin Cities, Seedy Underbelly – a world-class recording studio, in the heart of downtown Mpls., and more recently, spent 3 years, lovingly, and meticulously restoring the legendary Pachyderm Recording Studio, in Cannon Falls. Sadly, we lost John on February 2nd, 2015. John struggled with addiction and depression, yet still managed to touch so many lives, with his love of music, and bringing people together.

Join us for a celebration of his life and music, as friends and colleagues share songs and stories in his memory. The night features a set by Gay Witch Abortion, Flora, Jan, Buildings, The Social Distaster, and many other special guests. A portion of the proceeds will go to Dissonance, a program of McNally Smith College of Music, through the Student Life Center, now in conjunction with The Current and MPR. Dissonance was created to address the issues of addiction, depression and other mental health issues in the Creative Community. (Musicians, artists, writers, etc.)

Performers


Gay Witch Abortion

Brutally vengeful art formed in the bowls of the Twin Cities. Gay Witch Abortion’s debut album MAVERICK jams itself into that sort of a classification. Like a unicorn spearing it’s prey,...

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Flora

“Flora” was started by John Kuker in 1998. He released a CD of his songs, titled Keep Cats Off Catnip, which he recorded at his studio, Seedy Underbelly. It was...

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Buildings

Formed in 2006, BUILDINGS is a three piece from Minneapolis. Their music is loud, aggressive, and dynamic. Melt Cry Sleep was the band’s 2nd full-length, and the follow up to...

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JAN

THE SOCIAL DISASTER

Call it a dark supergroup with Jacob Swanson (Dad’s Acid, Planemo), Jake Larson (Manheat), Jesse Hoheisel (Portrait of Drowned Man) and Ryan Nelson (Bradical Boombox, the Farsights) teaming with gritty...

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Venue


Turf Club

Since 1950

The Turf Club is an historic landmark in the Twin Cities music world. One might wonder how this club set in the Midway—the land between downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint…

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