Tina and the B-Sides

Tina & the B-Sides formed in the late ’80s, with Tina Schlieske citing Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, and Elvis Presley as influences for her brand of roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll. The band self-released several CDs and sold upwards of 50,000 copies in the back of their van during the process. A chance meeting in an elevator with Sire Records president Seymour Stein led to a deal with the famed label and two more albums, 1996’s Salvation and 1998’s It’s All Just the Same.

Throughout the 1990s, the band formed a reputation for packed, high-energy shows as they toured incessantly, playing in bars and clubs across the Midwest. Their popularity quickly grew in the region as they developed a cult following that endures to this day. They were often called "the best bar band in America" by fans and critics alike. They are known for their chemistry on stage, especially between Tina and her sister Laura, whose powerhouse vocals evoke a tent revival at times.

The band has been awarded several Minnesota Music Awards, as well as having their music featured in major motion pictures. They have also earned a much-coveted 'Star' on the wall outside of the infamous Minneapolis venue, First Avenue for their multiple sold-out shows there.

The band "officially" took a hiatus 1999 but reunited in 2014 to record and release their first studio album in more than 10 years, Barricade, to critical acclaim. The band continues to play shows around the Midwest.

Band members are Tina Schlieske on guitar and vocals, Laura Schlieske on vocals, Jeremy Plumb on bass, Troy Norton on guitar and vocals, Ron Caron on drums, and Brian Ziemniak on keyboards.

Past Shows


Aug
19
th
2023
First Avenue
Aug
19
th
2023
First Avenue

Tina and the B-Sides

with Gully Boys
Apr
2
nd
2022
First Avenue
Apr
2
nd
2022
First Avenue

Golden Smog

featuring Jeff Tweedy, Gary Louris, Dan Murphy, Kraig Johnson, Marc Perlman, and Jody Stephens
with Tina and the B-Sides and Kiss the Tiger
Jul
17
th
2021
Turf Club
Jul
17
th
2021
Turf Club

Tina and the B-Sides

with The Immaculate Beings
Apr
4
th
2020
Mainroom
Apr
4
th
2020
Mainroom
postponed

Golden Smog

with Tina and the B-Sides and Kiss the Tiger
Jun
28
th
2019
Turf Club
Jun
28
th
2019
Turf Club

Tina and the B-Sides

with Courtney Yasmineh
Aug
15
th
2018
Turf Club
Aug
15
th
2018
Turf Club

Tina and the B-Sides

with Annie Mack
May
20
th
2017
Mainroom
May
20
th
2017
Mainroom

Tina and the B-Sides

with High Up
May
7
th
2016
Mainroom
May
7
th
2016
Mainroom

Tina and the B-Sides

with Chastity Brown
May
10
th
2014
Mainroom
May
10
th
2014
Mainroom

Tina and the B-Sides

with Patrik Tanner

More Shows

Jun
21
st
Turf Club

Jack Klatt

with Becky Kapell and Paul Bergen
Sep
27
th
Palace Theatre

Cloud Cult

Sep
25
th
Turf Club
Oct
10
th
7th St Entry

Wasia Project