Dilly Dally Alley

Dilly Dally Alley is a queer femme-led, Minneapolis-based band eternally seeking out the perfect groove. Think indie funk and neo soul, but they also like to wrap you with something extra warm and cozy. They got started in May of last year with an Art-A-Whirl debut, and have since been taking the Twin Cities by storm with meaning-filled crowd games, vivacious solos, and other joyful nonsense. Their performances have been described by press as “a hoot of horns, a fire of funk, and just what the neosoul needed,” and they hope their community organizing taps into human universals that inspire the Twin Cities to care for their communities, their biomes, and their world.

Their debut album, Make You Whole (out Friday, May 12), is jam-packed with infectious grooves and upbeat shuffles, but its lyrics also dig into what vulnerable strongholds of comfort remain in our fracturing world. It grapples with different strands of rejection (of the queer self, of the turbulent forces of our planet, of our loved ones), how our brokenness after rejection can form a patchwork of strength and wisdom, and how our beauty lies in the very fibers of this vulnerability. Especially when you’re dancing to these tunes about it.

Past Shows


Jan
3
rd
2024
7th St Entry
Jan
3
rd
2024
7th St Entry

Dilly Dally Alley

Single Release

★ Local Show ★
with Floodwater Angel, full catholic and The Confused
Nov
3
rd
2023
7th St Entry
Nov
3
rd
2023
7th St Entry

Kendra Morris

with room3 and Dilly Dally Alley
Aug
4
th
2023
7th St Entry
May
17
th
2023
Turf Club
May
17
th
2023
Turf Club

Dilly Dally Alley

with Freaque, Rabeca and PRINTS

More Shows

Oct
5
th
Fine Line

JP Cooper

Jun
29
th
First Avenue

Flip Phone Pride XXL ft. Morphine Love Dion and Mhi’ya Iman Le’Paige

Nov
22
nd
First Avenue

Dylan Gossett

Oct
15
th
Turf Club

Joshua Hyslop