Southside Desire

Sprung from the littered alleyways of South Minneapolis, Southside Desire is Femme-fronted soul, homegrown and destined to serenade the city with the next wave of rhythm & blues. Angelic harmonies ride under heated croons, summoning the soul and disco hits of yesteryear while projecting from the depths of today. The songs are all original, bringing neo-soul to a new standard with a wall of golden voices and a thick, unstoppable groove.

Southside Desire make original music influenced, but not limited by vintage soul, R&B and disco. Marvel Devitt recorded a cappella demos and sent them to local musician friends and family. In March of 2012, she assembled a rhythm section of Minneapolis scene vets (including her husband Trevor Engelbrektson) and a set of gifted backup singers. Marvel's detailed lyrics are simultaneously personal, insightful, funny and poetic. She is supported by meticulously-crafted harmonies and an expressive and tight rhythm section with a guitarist inspired equally by Bad Brains and Billy Strange.

Past Shows


Nov
27
th
2019
Mainroom
Nov
27
th
2019
Mainroom

The Ike Reilly Assassination

with Southside Desire, The Violet Nines and Red Daughters
Oct
9
th
2016
Indeed Brewery
Oct
9
th
2016
Indeed Brewery

Indeed Brewing Company's Hullabaloo 2016

NO COVER
with Romantica, Jack Klatt, Southside Desire and more!
Sep
13
th
2016
7th St Entry
Sep
13
th
2016
7th St Entry

Khruangbin

with Southside Desire
Jul
24
th
2015
Mainroom
Jul
24
th
2015
Mainroom

Black Diet

with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Red Daughters and Southside Desire
Jun
23
rd
2015
Turf Club
Jun
23
rd
2015
Turf Club

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

with Southside Desire and Daniel
Mar
7
th
2015
Turf Club
Mar
7
th
2015
Turf Club

Sidewalk Chalk

with Dichotomy and Southside Desire
Oct
22
nd
2014
7th St Entry
Oct
22
nd
2014
7th St Entry

Southside Desire

with Red Daughters and MARY ALLEN AND THE PERCOLATORS
Aug
27
th
2014
Mainroom
Aug
27
th
2014
Mainroom

Lake Street Dive

with Southside Desire
May
17
th
2014
Indeed Brewery
May
17
th
2014
Indeed Brewery

ART-A-WHIRL AT INDEED

with The Black-eyed Snakes, Southside Desire, The Last Revel and more!
May
3
rd
2014
Mainroom
May
3
rd
2014
Mainroom

Sonny Knight And The Lakers

with The Honeydogs and Southside Desire
Apr
10
th
2013
7th St Entry
Apr
10
th
2013
7th St Entry

More Shows

Jun
1
st
Fine Line

Lost Dog Street Band

with The Hill Country Devil
May
9
th
7th St Entry

The BellRays and Slim Cessna’s Auto Club

May
15
th
The Fitzgerald Theater
Sold Out

An Evening with
They Might Be Giants

Feb
21
st
First Avenue

The Driver Era

with The Wrecks