May Highlights at The Cedar

Check out our playlist featuring all of our May 2017 artists on Spotify, and read about our top picks below.     Laura Marling – Friday May 5th British folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling recently celebrated the release of her 6th album Semper Femina. This album, recorded in LA and produced with Blake Mills, is an unparalleled […]

Interview: Paul Thorn

  To see Paul Thorn perform is to see a man entirely in his element. He forges deep connections with his audience, often filling the space between songs with stories from his childhood. Raised in Mississippi by a preacher father, Thorn spent his early years visiting churches throughout the state. Along the way, he was exposed to a […]

April Highlights at The Cedar

Check out our playlist featuring all of our April 2017 artists on Spotify, and read about our top picks below. Liz Vice – Thursday April 6th Liz Vice has one amazing origin story. At age 15 she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. In total, she spent over 3 years on dialysis and faced countless complications […]

Interview: The Twilight Hours

Starting with Trip Shakespeare in the late 80’s, Matt Wilson and John Munson have been making music together for nearly three decades now. After pit stops in a couple of different bands, across a few genres, the duo eventually came back together to form The Twilight Hours. Jacques, David, and Steve came in to round […]

March Highlights at The Cedar

Check out our playlist featuring all of our March 2017 artists on Spotify, and read about our tip picks below. Salif Keita – Wednesday, March 1st Hailing from Djoliba, Mali, Salif Keita was ostracized from his community at a young age. He was born albino (considered to be a sign of bad luck) and was […]

Interview: Luke Heiken of Drone Not Drones

Early 2013 found Luke Heiken, Twin Cities music fixture, messing around with an industrial sticker maker his friend had gifted to him. Inspired by an anti-drone tweet from Low’s Alan Sparhawk, Heiken came up with the now ubiquitous phrase “Drone Not Drones,” and put it on a sticker. He shared his work with Sparhawk, who liked the […]

Interview: Pert Near Sandstone

Since recording their first album nearly ten years ago in a Minneapolis basement, Pert’ Near Sandstone have gone on to record seven full length albums and tour extensively, earning prestigious spots at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and on A Prairie Home Companion. Their most recent work, Discovery of Honey was released in 2016, and has been lauded for its […]

February Highlights at The Cedar

We’ve got a lot packed into the shortest month of the year. Our February calendar includes many wonderfully talented musicians, a live podcast taping, a stand-up act and a benefit for Doctors Without Borders. Check out our Spotify playlist featuring February artists, and read about our top picks below. February 9th: Anda Union Self described […]