The Honeydogs

Imagine if Television and Curtis Mayfield formed a band and tried to re-record Rubber Soul. That's a tease of what you get with Love & Cannibalism (2016), the 11th studio release for 20 year Minneapolis-based veterans The Honeydogs. This record might be the band's best, most rocking collection of songs in that long career. That says a great deal considering previous records like 10,000 Years, Here's Luck, and Amygdala have been called masterpieces--the band comfortably exploring varied musical styles (psychedelia, experimental, jazz) while being true to their roots in American music.

Lead singer-songwriter Adam Levy released an introspective and emotionally honest solo record in late 2015 about his son's death, the heavily acoustic Naubinway. It made many "Best of" international lists. Love & Cannibalism is a different animal, featuring Levy's incisive lyrics & a band in top form, mixing Motown and Muscle Shoals soul with British rock. This guitar-heavy, horn driven, pop-encrusted gem of a record cherry picks from the past but creates a totally unique offering with unexpected turns of phrases and musical detours.

Original member Trent Norton's bass propels, sings and swings with slinky drummer Peter Anderson, while keyboard polymath Peter J Sands percolates and punctuates. New guitarist Ryan Paul Plewacki ups the ante with barbed wire-sharp figures throughout, meshing with Levy's signature riffage. Matt Darling & Stephen Kung on horns create some Stax and Bitches Brew-worthy counter-punches. The record title refers to the notion that if we don't start getting along, we will devour ourselves. Amen.

Past Shows


Dec
15
th
2017
Turf Club
Dec
15
th
2017
Turf Club

The Honeydogs

with SAPPHIRE and Thomas Abban
Nov
23
rd
2016
Mainroom
Nov
23
rd
2016
Mainroom

The Ike Reilly Assassination

with The Honeydogs and Rich Mattson and the Northstars
Dec
20
th
2014
Turf Club
Dec
20
th
2014
Turf Club

The Honeydogs

with Taj Raj and Joey Ryan & The Inks
May
3
rd
2014
Mainroom
May
3
rd
2014
Mainroom

Sonny Knight And The Lakers

with The Honeydogs and Southside Desire
Feb
1
st
2014
Mainroom
Feb
1
st
2014
Mainroom

TURNING REBELLION INTO MONEY

A Tribute To JOE STRUMMER
with BNLX, Andrew Broder, Al Church and more!
Nov
27
th
2013
Mainroom
Nov
27
th
2013
Mainroom

The Ike Reilly Assassination

with The Honeydogs, Communist Daughter and RuDeGiRL (The Clash tribute)
Dec
28
th
2012
Mainroom
Dec
28
th
2012
Mainroom

Soul Asylum

with DEAD MAN WINTER and The Honeydogs
Mar
10
th
2012
Mainroom
Mar
10
th
2012
Mainroom

The Honeydogs

with Farewell Milwaukee and Rogue Valley
Nov
26
th
2010
7th St Entry
Nov
26
th
2010
7th St Entry

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with Martin Devaney, Brianna Lane, Mayda and more!
Nov
26
th
2010
Mainroom
Nov
26
th
2010
Mainroom

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with Martin Devaney, The Honeydogs, Pink Mink and more!
May
8
th
2010
Mainroom
May
8
th
2010
Mainroom

The Honeydogs

with LUCY MICHELLE & THE VELVET LAPELLES and Anders Ponders

More Shows

Sep
20
th
Turf Club

Zeal & Ardor

with Sylvaine and Imperial Triumphant
Oct
15
th
Fine Line

Monolink

Oct
2
nd
7th St Entry

Cochise

Dec
8
th
Turf Club

Son Little