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 […]

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


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 […]