GAELYNN LEA'S Holiday Show with Rachael Kilgour and batteryboy

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GAELYNN LEA'S Holiday Show with Rachael Kilgour and batteryboy

Sun, November 12, 2017

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

Gaelynn Lea
Gaelynn Lea
Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her haunting original songs and experimental takes on traditional fiddle music. Her work most recently won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country.

Gaelynn will be celebrating the release of her limited edition 7" vinyl.
Rachael Kilgour
Rachael Kilgour
Rabbit in the Road is the third album from Rachael Kilgour, the 2015 grand prize winner of the esteemed international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition.

A study in the complexities of grief and transformation, the album takes an intimate and often painful look at a failed marriage and the loss of family.

Kilgour's writing and delivery cut deep, with resolute simplicity. Sorrow, rage, resilience and compassion exist side by side within a series of honest and memorable melodies. The delicately brutal collection of work stands tall on a foundation of musicality and unwavering vulnerability.
batteryboy has been described by 89.3 The Current's Andrea Swensson as “...reminiscent of Cloud Cult’s acoustic work and neo-folkies like Bon Iver.”
Americana UK’s 7/10 album review of batteryboy’s debut up for air says batteryboy “remind me of The National, particularly the passion the members of both bands put in when delivering their performances.”

on before the silence breaks, batteryboy has evolved to create a sonic niche of their own. Rouse claims batteryboy 'makes music to deal with everything else,' and when they sweep you up in their lush sound and cathartic, emotionally charged lyrics, you just might find some help dealing with everything else, too.

batteryboy was founded as a solo project by Rouse in 2011, and now includes multi-instrumentalist Eric Carranza, cellist Hilary James (We are the Willows), and drummer Kahlil Brewington. Cloud Cult violinist Shannon Frid-Rubin and Trombonist Andrew Thoreen of Har-di-Har and J.E. Sundae also appear on several songs on the album.

before the silence breaks is produced by Eric Martin and Cobey Rouse and will be released August 2, 2016 on Galloping Spread Records.

“Rouse pours his heart into batteryboy’s eloquent lyrics; they come straight from the soul.” - Becca Martin, Rift Magazine

“The melody of the sad songs, even without the lyrics, opens your heart. The reserved upbeat tempo of the joyous songs makes you smile’s just beautiful, grown up music.” - Ann Treacy, TC Daily Planet

"The sound is comfortably grounded by heart-over-head vocals graced in sweet harmonies anchored in pulsating percussion. Lofty and sincere lyrical lines slide over the sweetly sad string slips that will keep them in you inner ear for the next year and more." - Mid West Music Fest
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