Korda Records Showcase ft The Ocean Blue, The Starfolk, The Jim Ruiz Set, The Owls, and DJ Jake Rudh

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 8:00pm

Standing show; all ages

Korda Records Showcase poster detail

Korda Records proudly presents the crème de la crème from their melodic pop roster, featuring sets by The Owls, who will be making their first appearance in two years, Jim Ruiz Set, The Starfolk, and culminating in headliners The Ocean Blue, making a short tour behind their new release Ultramarine. The night will also be a celebration of the release of new label compilation album Korda Komp 2. DJ Jake Rudh will keep the music coming before and between sets.

Korda Records is a Minneapolis based record label cooperative launched in 2012 by Allison LaBonne (Typsy Panthre, The Starfolk, The Owls), David Schelzel (The Ocean Blue), Brian Tighe (The Starfolk, The Hang Ups, The Owls) and the Legendary Jim Ruiz (Jim Ruiz Set).  Korda (n. Swedish chord) is comprised of a close knit group of friends who love each others’ music, and want to help each others’ music reach more people who will love it too.

Estimated set times: 8:00 the owls; 8:45 Jim Ruiz Set; 9:30 The Starfolk 10:15 The Ocean Blue

Ticket options and info;

  • On sale date: now
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during events (no fee; cash, check, credit card), Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), or Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee)
  • Online: Ticketweb (typically $2--$3 fee/ticket) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door.
The Ocean Blue group photo
The Ocean Blue‘s debut record on the famed Sire Records label in 1989 achieved widespread acclaim and radio & MTV airplay. The band of four young high schoolers from Hershey, Pennsylvania went on to do two more well-received records for Sire, the...
The Starfolk group photo
The Starfolk began as a chance for Brian Tighe (The Hang Ups) to develop new material with his wife/collaborator Allison LaBonne (The Owls, Typsy Panthre) and to work again with fellow Hang Ups co-founder Stephen Ittner. “I had a new batch of songs and when...
The Jim Ruiz Set
A neo-acoustic trio of Charlotte Crabtree, Emily Ruiz, and the Legendary Jim Ruiz. Their most recent album is Mount Curve Avenue (Korda Records).
The Owls group photo
The Owls are a pop group based in Minneapolis. Gentle yet powerful, their hummable melodies and playful harmonies seem to knit audiences a bit closer together. With voices that alternately charm and haunt, the members float between guitar, bass, keys, drums,...
DJ Jake Rudh lowering tonearm on a record
Former Radio K, REV 105, NPR alum and present host on 89.3 the Current, Jake's been voted "best DJ" in the Twin Cities by the readers & critics of City Pages magazine ten years running (2003-2012) and one of Star Tribune's "Artists of the Year" (2012)....

Major Funders

The McKnight FoundationTarget

Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota