Interview: Dosh, Minnesota’s favorite one-man band

December 10th is the ninth annual Dosh & Friends show! Dosh will perform with Guitar Party and JT Bates & Anthony Cox, with walk-in music provided by the Guitarkestra of Minnesota. Having been a part of the Minnesota music scene since his early teenage years, Dosh is known for his versatility and unique ability to fill a room as a multi-instrumentalist one man […]

Interview: Jaedyn James and The Hunger

Bursting into the Minneapolis music scene in the fall of 2014, the 10 piece, raw funk, rock n roll, soul band, Jaedyn James & The Hunger takes their fun very seriously. Consumed by her passion Jaedyn James was determined to assemble a group of collaborative musicians who could cultivate music, acceptance, and empowerment. The Hunger is built on a […]

Photos: Aurora at The Cedar November 12

On November 12th, Norwegian artist Aurora brought the captivating sounds of her debut studio album, “All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend,” to The Cedar, performing after up-and-coming British indie singer, Dan Croll. The nineteen year-old Aurora is a favorite of Twin Cities audiences and local radio station 89.3 The Current. Last time she was in […]

Photos: Waayaha Cusub At The Cedar October 22nd

On October 22nd, Somali hip-hop collective, Waayaha Cusub, sold out The Cedar with a stirring performance of their world renowned Somali hip-hop fusion. Here in Minnesota for the Midnimo Residency, this was their first concert of three in Minnesota with opening act, The Ambassadors.  The Ambassadors kicked off the show with their uniquely riveting Somali […]

Photos: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at The Cedar October 3rd

On October 3rd, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino graced the Cedar stage, performing the lost art of the Pizzica. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino demonstrated the mobility of culture with their many instruments, filling The Cedar with the sweet sound of Italian folk. During some songs, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino brought dancer Silvia Perrone to the center of the stage, who captivated the audience […]

Photos: Bombino at The Cedar October 8th

On October 8th, Bombino brought the Tuareggae sound to The Cedar, performing after the lively Teenage Moods. Starting the show off with an acoustic set, Bombino and his band​ established an intimate atmosphere, with most of the audience tapping their feet and nodding to the beat of the talking drums. After a couple acoustic songs, the band […]

Interview: Bombino, internationally acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter

With a deep-rooted love for his Tuareg roots, internationally acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter, Omara “Bombino” Moctar, brings a lively and unique set to each of his shows. During his previous tours, Bombino transformed the blues/rock Tuareg sound by incorporating reggae and later coining the term, “Tuareggae.” With his newest body of work, “Azel,” Bombino takes […]