"St. Paul rock ’n’ roll singer-songwriter Joe Carey has got his own thing going on. A self-proclaimed “soulful roots rock” performer, Carey plays vocal-driven, guitar-heavy stuff reminiscent of what would happen if The Black Crowes played a friend’s barbecue. It’s upbeat, driving rock for the kind of folks who say the Foo Fighters are the best thing Dave Grohl has ever done, and the kind of folks who mean it. That’s the thing to take away from Carey: He knows what he likes, and that’s what he plays. And he’s not alone; there’s a good portion of America represented by this guy—that’s both Steve Perry’s America and REO Speedwagons’. Does that America belong to all of us? Maybe a little, if we’re kind of drunk."
|March 5, Thursday
3-5 pm HAPPY HOUR
|March 12, Thursday
3- 5 pm HAPPY HOUR
Nick Hensley is the former lead singer and co writer of The District, a regional act from the upper Midwest, co based out of St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL. He created Love Songs For Angry Men shortly after The District called it quits in 2002. Hensleys alias, stage name and alter ego, Love Songs For Angry Men, was born to get people curious, talking and through the doors. Now, ten years later, its the title of his first solo and also used as a general band name for the duo, trio and even the 7 piece band.
|March 19, Thursday
3 - 5pm HAPPY HOUR
This amazingly talented duo featuring Adam Daniel and Trent Shaw create a sound like full band, specializing in piano, guitar, foot percussion, harmonica, mandolin, accordion, and sweet vocal harmonies, they are unlike any other lounge act.
They play the widest variety of music from ragtime, deep tracks, classic country, 60s and 70s folk and up tempo blues. " Vintage cool tunes mixed with light hearted cheese "
The duo loves to engage in crazy audience banter and whip up dry humor. All aboard, ride the train, crash and burn, it will make you feel alright.
|March 26, Thursday
3- 5pm HAPPY HOUR
Soul Tree Duo
Soul Tree is a collective of down to earth Minneapolis musicians who have been creating music together since 2003. While working as professional musicians in a variety band the group has over four albums of original material attributed to it’s members. Soul Tree released their debut album One Part Lonely, One Part Fire in 2009. Frontmen Brady Lillie and Josh Von Mink met in high school and are currently working with original bassist Tony Schulz and drummer Johnny Syn to develop a blend of fresh indie pop that is reminiscent of the classic rock of the 70‘s, new-wave elements of the 80’s, coupled with a 90’s attitude. Soul Tree holds true to the alternative roots of the Minneapolis scene of decades past while excited to be creating their own unique sound where no genres or scenes get in the way of great songs.
|March 28, Saturday
The Scottie Miller Band
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