|December 5, Thursday
8:00 - 11:00 pm
Javier and the Innocent Sons featuring Hurricane Harold
"Javier Matos and his band, HUD, play blues. Stone cold Blues. The kind that causes a circus of emotion in the gut: despair, excitement and elation. Recalling delta gods like Son House and Robert Johnson, Matos’ singing and slide guitar can be haunting and painful one moment, and uproarious and infernal the next. He’s covered just about every state in the union and has shared the stage with heavyweights like RL Burnside, Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Billy Boy Arnold, Lucinda Williams and Brian Setzer to name a few. In 2008, Javier enlisted the talents of Grant Wibben on upright bass and Page Burkum on drums to form HUD's rhythm section. In 2009, HUD was joined by Twin Cities harmonica ace Hurricane Harold Tremblay, who now regularly performs with the trio."
|December 12, Thursday
8:00- 11:00 pm
The Soul Collective
The group Soul Collective will be featuring a different guest artist each and every month. Keep checking back for updates!
|December 19, Thursday
Love Songs For Angry Men
WHAT DOES / DO LOVE SONGS FOR ANGRY MEN SOUND LIKE….? A YOUNG TINA TURNER ON MESCALINE, A FART IN CHURCH, GOOD CLEAN DIRTY FUN, PAIN, 15 JACK 'N SEVENS AND A SHOT OF TEQUILA, WORSHIPPING A SMALL BUDDA YOU CAN DRINK BOOZE OUT OF, THE TRUTH, A BIG FAT LIE, LOVE, LIFE, DEATH, FAITH, PRIDE, BULLSH*T, HORSESH*T, NO SH*T, THE SAME OLD SH*T, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, A NERVOUS BET, AN AMBITIOUS STRIPPER, THE LAST DRAG, EQUALITY, RESPECT, MILD REVOLUTION, ON THE WAGON, OFF THE WAGON, THE BAND WAGON, MEN IN THEIR 30S, ANGER, DISGUST, CIGGARETTE BUTTS AND SH*TTY BEER, A JOHN HUGHES' FILM, FALLING SHORT OF GREATNESS, HOPE, ZOMETHING DIFFERENT, FOOLISH PHILOSOPHIES, AN NC-17 MOVIE, A 1989 JEEP, SEVENTEEN DOLLARS, A CAMP FIRE, GOOD MEMORIES, BAD MEMORIES, A LACK OF MEMORY, CHEAP WINE, BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, A MN WINTER, AN 1800 MILE ROAD TRIP, COLD CHINESE FOOD, A MIDNIGHT MOVIE, BLUE JEANS ON DAY FOUR, A HANGOVER, BLACKBERRY BRANDY, A PAIR OF JACKS, GUYS NAMED LANCE, D MINOR, A QUICKIE, WAKING UP BUTT NAKED WITH ONE SOCK, NOT EMO, THE REGAL BEAGLE, A CHEESY ETHAN HAWK QUOTE, STRIPES THE 27TH TIME, A 5 O’CLOCK BLOODY MARY, THE SNOOZE BUTTON, THE UPPER MIDWEST, A CLEAR NIGHT SKY, YODA, SONIC DEATH MONKEY, A T - SHIRT AWAY FROM STAFF, BARRY GIBB'S HAIR, A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC, MEDIUM RARE, 2 HOURS OF SLEEP, IRONY, THE SPANISH WORD FOR PANTS, A RERUN OF SMALL WONDER, NEVER LETTING THE WHISKEY MELT YOUR ICE, THE VOICES IN YOUR HEAD, SAINT PAUL, MN AND LOVE SONGS WRITTEN FOR ANGRY MEN.
|December 22, Sunday
A special holiday treat with a long time Washington Square favorite! A mix of blues, jazz and acoustic rock.
|December 26, Thursday
Joe Cruz and Scenic Roots
This eclectic trio brings to the stage a vast array of styles, sounds and
The ensemble is led by multi-stringed instrumentalist Joe Cruz, who
|December 28, Saturday
9:00 - midnight
The Scottie Miller Band
Happy Halloween! Come join the party with The Scottie Miller Band! Scottie Miller & The Re-Uptake Inhibitors dig satisfyingly into Southern soul, slow blues and a bit of Latin/Caribbean jazz on their self-released 'Elixir For The Soul'.
The project is dominated by dramatic ballads and greasy funk. Under the fingers of Minneapolis keyboard ace Miller, the welcome retro sounds of Clavinet and Fender Rhodes in addition to Piano and Hammond organ, lend varied textures to the Inhibitors' superbad grooves.
Sounds like Dr. John meets The Band at Bruce Springsteen's house”.
- Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue Magazine
|December 31, Tuesday
9:00 - midnight
The Lisa Wenger Band
Ring in the New Year with us here at The Square!
"What can you say about Lisa Wenger? She's a beautiful, talented and passionate performer. A fixture on the Twin Cities Blues scene for nearly a decade now; Lisa has through various incarnations delivered a funked up, stripped down, wall shakin' and house rockin' blend of blues based American roots music."