Nick Hensley

Nick Hensley is the former lead singer and co-creator of The District, a regional alt-rock act from the upper Midwest, co-based out of St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL.

Hensley created Love Songs For Angry Men shortly after The District called it quits in 2003. Hensley’s alias, stage name and alter ego, Love Songs For Angry Men, originated as a bad joke… similar to other shorter lived band names like Amish Puppy Mill and Billy’s Little Secret. Unfortunately, for Nick and his band members, now approaching 20 years later...THE NAME JUST WON’T GO AWAY!

Hensley’s 3 STUDIO ALBUMS were released (in 2009, 2013 & 2019) to sold out crowds in Chicago, Saint Paul, and MPLS. The albums are currently available at all major retailers, live shows and everywhere on the web. All three records have received several rave reviews from different media outlets including a 4 star review from Paste Magazine and AltCountry.com and a best of 2013 local selection in the City Pages.

The new record is in the can and due to be released in 2023 (Also the 20 year anniversary of NICK HENSLEY & The Love Songs For Angry Men).

Hensley has maintained a full schedule since 1998 playing more than 200 shows a year throughout the North America and overseas. He has shared the stage with several National acts including: The Why Store, Alex Ligertwood of Santana, Fastball, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, The Gear Daddies, The Samples, Low, Semisonic, The Wallflowers, Soul Asylum and many more.

Hensley is also a booking agent and an avid supporter of local MN music. In turn, he has created some of Minnesota’s most popular Songwriter Showcases including: MNaked and the MN Songwriter Showcase, which is held every Sunday at Plums in St. Paul (for 17+ years) and every Wed at The Aster Cafe in NE MPLS.

Past Shows


Jan
11
th
2024
Turf Club
Jan
11
th
2024
Turf Club

ELI GARDINER

'Transient' Album Release

★ Local Show ★
with Ryan Gebhardt, Emmy Woods and Nick Hensley

More Shows

Jul
6
th
7th St Entry

Interlay

with she's green and Gash
Jun
28
th
Fine Line

The Living Tombstone

with Qbomb
Sep
8
th
Fine Line

Kimberly Perry (of The Band Perry)

with Madeline Merlo
Jun
30
th
Turf Club

Molly Brandt, Katy Tessman and the Turnbuckles, Emily Haavik, and The International Treasures