DREAMLAND FACES Record Release Show with The Poor Nobodys

The Cedar Presents

DREAMLAND FACES Record Release Show with The Poor Nobodys

Tue, March 21, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Cedar Cultural Center

Minneapolis, MN

$10 Advance / $12 Day of show

This event is all ages

This is a seated show.

Tickets are available online, by phone, ​and at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.

Dreamland Faces
Dreamland Faces
Dreamland Faces will accompany John Akre's recent animated feature Demolition Dreaming, a movie about the Gateway District in Minneapolis. Local seven member group The Poor Nobodys accompany the 2015 film Panacea as an opener.

Dreamland Faces is a musical project of Andy McCormick and Karen Majewicz. They have composed scores for over fifty silent films and regularly play live shows throughout Minnesota and the Midwest. Their repertoire includes modern classical pieces, traditional waltzes and tangos, and original instrumental compositions. Their unique sound is created with accordion, musical saw, pump organ, piano, double bass, & vocals.

Karen Majewicz is an accordionist with an interest in original, classical, and new music. She holds an ethnomusicology degree from the University of Washington and has studied with some of the most interesting accordion teachers in the country, including Stas Venglevski, Eva Ybarra, Dale Wise, Larry Malmberg, Helmi Harrington, and Jon Persson. In 2014, Karen received a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Grant to obtain a converter accordion in order to specialize in art music. In addition to composing for and performing with Dreamland Faces, Karen has appeared with the Minnesota Opera and Mixed Precipitation’s Picnic Operettas. She also plays regularly with new music chamber ensembles. Karen plays two types of piano accordions: a stradella model and a freebass model. Both instruments feature a piano keyboard for the right hand, but differ in the left hand. The stradella has chord buttons for the left hand, which allow the player to produce the familiar accompaniment style of alternating bass and chord pattern. The left hand on a freebass consists solely of single notes rather than pre-set chords, and can be used to play a much broader style of music, including classical or atonal works. It is capable of producing inversions, clusters, and melodies across a large range of pitches.

Andy McCormick is a multi-instrumentalist & singer perhaps known best for his musical saw playing. He studied voice with Harriet Simons in Buffalo, & first began performing as an upright bass player & accordionist. He enjoys performing & studying the music of Hanns Eisler. His own compositions are featured in film & theater productions, on albums, & in commercials. He is a dedicated reed & electric organ enthusiast, & enjoys creating musical settings for art song & other lyrics, as well as writing for various chamber ensembles. In 2011, Garrison Keillor created the "Andy McCormick Academy of the Saw" during one of McCormick's appearances on "A Prairie Home Companion". Surprisingly, this has not yet ushered in a new renaissance of saw playing nationwide.
The Poor Nobodys
"A taste of Minneapolis: full of potential, The Poor Nobodys is a group to look out for." - Sobhi Abdul-Rakhman, Sputnik Music

After the release of their first album, The Poor Nobodys were reviewed as "one of the most promising Minneapolis acts today" by Sputnik Music. The Poor Nobodys continue to fuse the familiar with the peculiar with their second album, "Until I uproot and walk again." Easily typified as music from a film score, the seven-piece ensemble weaves unconventional melodies through rustic roots.

"Epic, yet grounded largely in folk and classical territories, The Poor Nobodys self-titled EP is a varied and multi-dimensional take on the spaghetti-western soundtrack genre as typified by Ennio Morricone - combining this, elements of Chopin, and a strong Americana base yields distinct (and decidedly good) results." -- Sobhi Abdul-Rakhman, Sputnik Music

"Rich, fabulous boho sounds." - TC Daily Planet

"Classy local 7-piece band The Poor Nobodys... glide effortlessly between spaghetti western type instrumentals through Americana and old country waltzes, with occasional prog rock overtones." - www.thecedar.org, Cedar Cultural Center.
Venue Information:
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454


Ticket options and info

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not always available at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus & The Cedar.

Check the top of this page under the “Buy Tickets” button for up-to-date ticket information.

  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: Tickets can be purchased at The Cedar when we are open for shows. Check our calendar for show dates and door times  (no fee; cash, check, credit card). Our other ticket outlets are Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), and Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee).
  • Online: (On Ticketfly, typically $2–$3 fee/ticket + $1 restoration fee) until 2 hours before door time on day of show
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Discounts: Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).
  • Access: The Cedar strives to make our facilities and programming available to as many community members as possible and will accommodate special requests to the best of our ability. To request special accommodations or seating at an upcoming Cedar show, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or info@thecedar.org.