Kid Dakota

Kid Dakota is the musical moniker of Darren Jackson. Formed in 1999, Kid Dakota released two albums on LOW's Chairkicker's Union - So Pretty (2002), and The West is the Future (2004) - and four albums on Graveface Records - A Winner's Shadow (2008), Listen to the Crows As They Take Flight (2011), Denervation (2018), and Age of Roaches (2020). His new double album, MICD, will be released in 2022.

Darren is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, engineer, teacher, and producer. Although he grew up in a small town in Western South Dakota, Darren cut his musical teeth in Minneapolis. A fixture on the scene there for two decades, Darren founded two critically-acclaimed bands (Kid Dakota and the Olympic Hopefuls, aka The Hopefuls), released ten albums, and won three Minnesota Music Awards including “Artist of the Year.” He has toured extensively in the United States and Europe, sharing stages with rock and roll icons such as Soul Asylum and the Violent Femmes as well as indie rock stalwarts like LOW and Black Moth Super Rainbow. He owns a recording studio in NE Minneapolis - Homesteader Studio - and has two Bedlington Terriers - Dante and Diva.

Past Shows


Oct
23
rd
2022
7th St Entry
Oct
23
rd
2022
7th St Entry

FènixDion

'Sugar' Record Release Show
with Kid Dakota and Goon Tribune
Sep
15
th
2017
Turf Club
Sep
15
th
2017
Turf Club

Actual Wolf

with Kid Dakota and Dosh
Apr
13
th
2017
Turf Club
Apr
13
th
2017
Turf Club

Kid Dakota

with Sleep Study, Timbre Ghost and Burn Fetish
Aug
18
th
2016
Turf Club
Aug
18
th
2016
Turf Club
Dec
30
th
2015
Turf Club
Mar
16
th
2015
Turf Club
Mar
16
th
2015
Turf Club

Kid Dakota

with Sleep Study and Buffalo Sleeper
Dec
30
th
2014
Turf Club
Dec
30
th
2014
Turf Club

More Shows

Aug
16
th
7th St Entry

Silver Warehouse

with OISTER BOY, Odd Prospect and yybaker
Aug
7
th
Turf Club

Lydia Liza & Big Cats and Kate Malanaphy

with Freaque and full catholic
Sep
27
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Judge John Hodgman

Aug
20
th
7th St Entry

Conquer Divide

with ENMY