Interview: The Twilight Hours

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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 […]

Vote for The Cedar – Best Concert Venue 2017

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We’ve been nominated for Best Concert Venue in the City Pages Minneapolis 2017 Best of the Twin Cities Reader’s Choice Poll! We know that there are a lot of great concert venues in the Twin Cities, but only one is an all-ages nonprofit with a local artist commissioning series, a free annual global music festival, […]

The Grace & Dalmar Show – Episode 7

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It’s time for Grace & Dalmar episode 7! This episode, we’re featuring Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal (3/9), Kneedelus (3/24), and Tinariwen with Dengue Fever (4/10). The Grace & Dalmar Show is a short web series that highlights upcoming artists at The Cedar, hosted by Grace Evenson (Cedar Booking Coordinator) and Dalmar Yare (Cedar Artist […]

March Highlights at The Cedar

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]