THE TWILIGHT HOURS with The Counterfactuals and Fathom Lane

The Cedar Presents

THE TWILIGHT HOURS with The Counterfactuals and Fathom Lane

Sat, March 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cedar Cultural Center

Minneapolis, MN

$15 Advance / $18 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.

The Twilight Hours will be donating a portion of their show proceeds to The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

The Twilight Hours
The Twilight Hours
Matt Wilson and John Munson have been playing music together off and on for about twenty years. They started tasted some success with their psychedelic, and flowery pop band Trip Shakespeare, which also featured Matt's brother Dan (who went on to form Semisonic with John, charting a hit with the song "Closing Time") and Elaine Harris.

During the most of the nineties they tried to stay out of one another's hair but then as the decade came to a close they formed up again as The Flops, a folk duo which led them to realize that volume was their friend and they should start a rock band again: thus, The Twilight Hours.

The band features wonderful musicians, Jacques Wait on guitar, David Salmela on piano, and Steve Roehm on drums. Together the guys produce a sinuous groove, over which Matt sings his melodious poetry.

Don't take too much from the name, The Twilight Hours. These guys are fully capable of rocking your face off and nowhere near their personal twilight. They just like the mystery of that crepuscular moment, when the world hovers between day and night, wakefulness and dreams.
The Counterfactuals
In 2014, The Counterfactuals released their first record Minimally Decent People, which established them as a significant new voice on the Minnesota music scene. Drawing favorable comparisons to melody-driven storytellers like The Shins, the album garnered “must-hear music” accolades from local press, airplay on indie rock tastemaker 89.3 The Current, and a top-five finalist spot for “Best New Band” in the 2014 City Pages Readers Poll. 2015 saw the group ramping up their live act, sharing the bill with groups like Here We Go Magic and Caroline Smith, and earning a spot at the annual Minnesota Music Summit alongside Chastity Brown and Fathom Lane.

In June 2016, the band released it's second, self-titled album, which reflected the maturation of the band’s distinctive sound achieved through hundreds of hours of DIY experimentation. Recorded in the intimate spaces of their daily lives in Northfield -- a decaying band room, a record-lined office, a family living room, an echoing stairwell -- the album trades some of the overt Americana in Minimally Decent People for guitars drenched with delay, bold synthesizer lines, and more assertive drums and bass. Yet the music also retains the earthy, acoustic dimension of the first album with saxophone, clarinet, piano, and organ layered variously through the tracks. Frontman Daniel Groll’s soaring vocals and honest songwriting remain the band’s emotional core, speaking to themes that matter, from aging, to love, regret, the surveillance state, and even the apocalypse. The end is nigh!
Fathom Lane
Over the span of two critically acclaimed full length albums (2013's 'Fathom Lane' and 2012's 'Down By Half') Fathom Lane has been getting international attention for their somewhat undefinable sound. Michael Ferrier's songs are at once accessible and memorable, but are also sneaky with their quietly innovative touches. Ferrier cites classic touchstones such as The Velvet Underground, Tom Petty, Gram Parson's "Cosmic American Music", and the Laurel Canyon songwriters, but even with these influences Fathom Lane manages a contemporary sound. The blend of Ferrier's steady and simple tenor with fellow singer Ashleigh Still's more mellifluous soul is a main feature of the rich sound Fathom Lane brews; the band invite their listeners in and then delight them with audio surprises.

"With two gorgeous albums in two years, Fathom Lane have quickly emerged as one of the brightest new artists in the Twin Cities...Finding some kind of unlikely common ground between alt-country and floaty prog rock, the band achieves a timeless quality, as on single “Sugardown” or their breathtaking (and prescient) cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” released just weeks before his death." Jim McGuinn, 89.3 The Current

"Fathom Lane’s self-titled second record is a tremendous step forward. Their first, 'Down By Half', was a quite remarkable damn thing, a record of elegiac beauty that sounded like a cross between the Cowboy Junkies and, you know, someone less boring than the Cowboy Junkies, a Johnny Cash or someone with a touch of murder in his soul. This one, though, is 3/4 to Jimmy Webb-land — full of complex melodies, jazzy harmonies (courtesy the phenomenal Ashleigh Still) wrapped around a country heart and unexpected arrangement touches that jump out of nowhere. It’s another example of how quiet works marvelously — an album full of magnificent songs and gorgeous, hushed, echoey arrangements." - Jon Hunt l'etoile Magazine

"Fathom Lane abounds in silent pining soft pop, alt-country folk, and canyon rock, with the right trill of melancholy to make it stick." - Jack Rabid, THE BIG TAKEOVER

Fathom Lane is Michael Ferrier: vocals, guitar; with Ashleigh Still: vocals and piano; Matt Patrick: electric guitar; Shane Akers: lap steel and dobro; Paul Boblett: bass; and Alex Young: drums and percussion.
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.

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  • 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).
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