Music in St.Paul this weekend – Aug. 17/18/19

Friday, August 17
04:00pm MUSIC at Station 4 -varied times   @  Station 4
04:00pm MUSIC: Wabasha Days   @  See event notes
04:00pm MUSIC: Wabasha Days #9 – Sunny Era | Actual Wolf Band | Farewell Circuit | We are the Willows (solo)  @  See event notes
04:00pm Music: This month   @  Station 4
05:00pm – 07:00pm MUSIC: Free Buffet every Friday 5-7pm   @  Wilebski’s Blues Saloon
06:30pm – 10:30pm MUSIC: Live Jazz at the Lex – August Calendar   @  The Lexington
07:30pm Monthly Music   @  Dunn Brothers – Music
08:00pm MUSIC: DEMO (Diverse Emerging Music Organization) presents from New York City HOWTH   @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes
08:00pm Weekly Music   @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes
08:30pm MUSIC: Midas Touch   @  Mancini’s Char House
09:00pm MUSIC Jonny James and the Hall of Fames | Courtney Yasmineh | Kevin Bowe + Okemah Prophets  @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall
09:00pm MUSIC: Big Wave Dave and the Ripples   @  The Shanty at O’Gara’s
09:00pm MUSIC: Musicology 101   @  Ras Ethiopian
09:00pm MUSIC: WEAKWICK | ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT (Load Records from Baltimore, MD) | CHILD BITE | ANMIAL LOVER   @  Turf Club
09:00pm MUSIC: Westside Band   @  Minnesota Music Cafe
09:00pm MUSIC: Brandon Wozniak, Adam Linz, Eric Kamau Gravatt ( 9:00 pm, $10 )   @  Artists’ Quarter
09:30pm MUSIC: Cody McKinney   @  Dubliner Pub
09:30pm MUSIC: Prior Avenue   @  Wilebski’s Blues Saloon
10:00pm MUSIC: Old School R and B Latenight   @  Wilebski’s Blues Saloon
Saturday, August 18
04:00pm MUSIC at Station 4 -varied times   @  Station 4
04:00pm Music: This month   @  Station 4
06:00pm – 08:00pm MUSIC: Local Nights- Mike Felten   @  Trotter’s Cafe – Since 1989
06:30pm – 10:30pm MUSIC: Live Jazz at the Lex – August Calendar   @  The Lexington
07:00pm MUSIC: Heather Styka   @  Ginkgo Coffeehouse
07:00pm MUSIC: Soul at the Village   @  Mai Village
07:30pm Monthly Music   @  Dunn Brothers – Music
08:00pm – 11:00pm MUSIC: Flamenco Fiesta with Sendero Flamenco   @  Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar
08:00pm Weekly Music   @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes
08:30pm MUSIC: Midas Touch   @  Mancini’s Char House
09:00pm MUSIC: Paul Spring   @  Ginkgo Coffeehouse
09:00pm MUSIC: Dime-Store Watch; Third Time; Square Halo   @  Hat Trick Lounge
09:00pm MUSIC: Bedlam   @  Dubliner Pub
09:00pm MUSIC: Brandon Wozniak, Adam Linz, Eric Kamau Gravatt ( 9:00 pm, $10 )   @  Artists’ Quarter
09:00pm MUSIC: DEMO (Diverse Emerging Music Organization) presents THE EFFENHEIMER SISTERS   @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes
09:00pm MUSIC: INVISABLE THINGS (Members of US Maple)   @  Turf Club
Sunday, August 19
08:00am – 05:00pm MUSIC: BIRTHDAY BLUES BASH WITH CURTIS BLAKE & GREAZY GRAVY   @  Minnesota Music Cafe
03:00pm Music in the Parks – Joe Meyer Finesse Band   @  Como Lakeside Pavilion
04:00pm MUSIC at Station 4 -varied times   @  Station 4
04:00pm Music: This month   @  Station 4
06:00pm MUSIC: Open Mic with Bill Hammond – Bring your Guitar   @  The Coffee Grounds – neighborhood coffee shop- Como
06:00pm – 09:00pm MUSIC: Soultree   @  Shamrocks Grill and Pub
07:00pm MUSIC and Dance – Krewe de Walleye   @  Half Time Rec
07:00pm MUSIC: S.I.N. Fashion Show and Happy Hour With DJ Stevie Ray & DJ XM   @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall
07:00pm Music in the Parks – Kenwood Symphony Orchestra   @  Como Lakeside Pavilion
07:30pm Monthly Music   @  Dunn Brothers – Music
08:00pm – 11:00pm MUSIC: Mia Dorr Live   @  CAMP Bar
08:00pm MUSIC:Composer/violist Catherine Lamb and  electronicist/soprano saxophone player Bryan Eubanks  @  Studio Z
09:00pm MUSIC: MARY BUE (Record Release) | BRIAN JUST BAND | AMERICAN REBELS   @  Turf Club
09:00pm MUSIC: Lip sync Contest   @  Dubliner Pub
09:00pm MUSIC: The MN Songwriter Showcase – Open Mic   @  Plums

St Paul Music – this weekend

 

The Brian Just Band at MMAA Patio Nights

At Patio Nights, Minnesota Museum of American Art

 

Friday, August 03
03:00pm MUSICAL PALOOZA   @  Minnesota Music Cafe
04:00pm MUSIC: Wabasha Days – the Pretty Kids Collective   @  See event notes
04:00pm Music: This month   @  Station 4
05:00pm – 07:00pm MUSIC: Free Buffet every Friday 5-7pm   @  Wilebski’s Blues Saloon
05:00pm MUSIC: Friday Happy Hour Show with Mary Elias   @  Minnesota Music Cafe
05:30pm – 07:30pm MUSIC: Todd Harper on Piano   @  Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar
06:30pm – 10:30pm MUSIC: Live Jazz at the Lex – Lila Ammons   @  The Lexington
06:30pm – 10:30pm MUSIC: Live Jazz at the Lex – August Calendar   @  The Lexington
07:30pm Monthly Music   @  Dunn Brothers – Music
08:00pm MUSIC this week   @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes
08:00pm MUSIC: This Week – July 31 – Aug 19   @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall
08:30pm MUSIC: Midas Touch   @  Mancini’s Char House
09:00pm MUSIC: TURF CLUB PRESENTS: GRAMMA’S BOYFRIEND   @  Turf Club
09:00pm MUSIC: Musicology 101   @  Ras Ethiopian
09:00pm MUSIC: Pat Mallinger Quartet   @  Artists’ Quarter
09:00pm MUSIC: Smashing Adams; The Middle Part   @  Hat Trick Lounge
09:00pm MUSIC: DEMO (Diverse Emerging Music Organization) presents MPLS. SOUTH   @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes
09:00pm MUSIC: Flashback Fridays   @  Town House Bar
09:30pm MUSIC: Hanging Curve   @  Shamrocks Grill and Pub
10:00pm MUSIC: Old School R and B Latenight   @  Wilebski’s Blues Saloon
10:00pm MUSIC: Past Blastin   @  Senor Wong Restaurant / Cocktail Lounge
Saturday, August 04
04:00pm Music: This month   @  Station 4
06:00pm – 08:00pm MUSIC: Local Nights- Footfall   @  Trotter’s Cafe – Since 1989
06:30pm – 10:30pm MUSIC: Live Jazz at the Lex – August Calendar   @  The Lexington
07:00pm MUSIC: Rawkzilla Magazine Battle of the Bands   @  The Shanty at O’Gara’s
07:00pm MUSIC: Wheat Penny   @  Ginkgo Coffeehouse
07:30pm MUSIC: Brat Pack Radio (featuring Jesse Lang) and Elijah Blue   @  Shamrocks Grill and Pub
07:30pm Monthly Music   @  Dunn Brothers – Music
08:00pm MUSIC this week   @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes
08:00pm MUSIC: DEMO (Diverse Emerging Music Organization) presents MISHA SIEGFRIED (from Milwaukee, Wisc.)  @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes
08:00pm MUSIC: Nikki and the RueMates   @  Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar
08:00pm MUSIC: This Week – July 31 – Aug 19   @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall
08:30pm MUSIC: Midas Touch   @  Mancini’s Char House
09:00pm MUSIC: Erik Fossomo   @  Ginkgo Coffeehouse
09:00pm MUSIC: TURF CLUB PRESENTS: BLOOD ‘N STUFF (LP RECORD RELEASE)   @  Turf Club
09:00pm MUSIC: Atlantis Quartet   @  Artists’ Quarter
09:30pm MUSIC: Shake the Shanty Dance Party: Summer Edition   @  The Shanty at O’Gara’s

 


St Paul Music – July 27/28/29

 

Lowertown Roots Music Festival

Mears Park is the venue for this Saturday’s Lowertown Roots Music Festival.

Friday, July 27
12:00pm Music in the Parks – July – all show schedule   @  See event notes
04:00pm MUSIC: Wabasha Days – the Pretty Kids Collective   @  See event notes
05:00pm MUSIC: I Tomorrow Brings New Blood Album Release   @  Station 4
06:00pm MUSIC: This Week   @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall
06:30pm – 10:30pm MUSIC: Live Jazz at the Lex – July Calendar   @  The Lexington
07:00pm – 11:00pm MUSIC this week MMC   @  Minnesota Music Cafe
07:00pm – 10:00pm MUSIC: Soul Mates/ Johnie Filet of Soul   @  Wilebski’s Blues Saloon
08:00pm MUSIC this week   @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes
08:00pm MUSIC: This Week – July 23-30   @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall
08:00pm MUSIC:Jay Young and the Lyric Factory, Music of Herbie Hancock and Earth, Wind and Fire   @  Artists’ Quarter
08:30pm MUSIC: July   @  Dunn Bros Coffee – Snelling and Grand
08:30pm MUSIC: Midas Touch   @  Mancini’s Char House
09:00pm MUSIC: Musicology 101   @  Ras Ethiopian
09:00pm MUSIC: TURF CLUB PRESENTS: STNNNG | COFFIN PRICKS | BOMBAY SWEETS   @  Turf Club
09:00pm MUSIC: Bedlam   @  Dubliner Pub
09:00pm MUSIC: Captain daddy Mike   @  Hat Trick Lounge
09:30pm MUSIC: Scary Numan   @  O’Gara’s Bar and Grill Happy Hour 
09:30pm MUSIC: Elijah Adam   @  Shamrocks Grill and Pub
10:00pm MUSIC: Old School R and B Latenight   @  Wilebski’s Blues Saloon
Saturday, July 28
11:00am – 06:00pm West Side Art and Music Festival,   @  Parque Castillo
12:00pm Music in the Parks – July – all show schedule   @  See event notes
02:30pm – 10:00pm Lowertown Roots Music Festival   @  Mears Park
06:00pm – 08:00pm MUSIC: Local’s Night – Keith Hanson & Brett Studer –   @  Trotter’s Cafe – Since 1989
06:00pm MUSIC: This Week   @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall
06:30pm – 10:30pm MUSIC: Live Jazz at the Lex – Arne Fogel   @  The Lexington
07:00pm – 11:00pm MUSIC this week MMC   @  Minnesota Music Cafe
07:00pm MUSIC: METAL MEMORIAL FOR ALLEN   @  Station 4
08:00pm MUSIC this week   @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes
08:00pm MUSIC: This Week – July 23-30   @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall
08:00pm MUSIC:Jay Young and the Lyric Factory, Music of Herbie Hancock and Earth, Wind and Fire   @  Artists’ Quarter
08:30pm MUSIC: July   @  Dunn Bros Coffee – Snelling and Grand
08:30pm MUSIC: Midas Touch   @  Mancini’s Char House
09:00pm MUSIC: ACTUAL WOLF | PIONEER | BONE AND BELL | WE ARE THE WILLOWS   @  Turf Club
09:00pm MUSIC: Well-trained Monkey, Feng Shui Ninjas; Primadonahue   @  Hat Trick Lounge
09:00pm MUSIC: DEMO (Diverse Emerging Music Organization) presents a mid summer’s night music event featuring THE ELLA REID BAND   @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes
09:00pm MUSIC: Tiller Black   @  Dubliner Pub
09:30pm MUSIC: Shake the Shanty Dance Party: Summer Edition   @  The Shanty at O’Gara’s
Sunday, July 29
12:00pm Music in the Parks – July – all show schedule   @  See event notes
02:00pm MUSIC:   @  Station 4
06:00pm MUSIC: This Week   @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall
07:00pm – 11:00pm MUSIC this week MMC   @  Minnesota Music Cafe
08:00pm MUSIC: Mark Naftalin Solo with host Paul Metsa (7:30pm, $15)   @  Artists’ Quarter
08:00pm MUSIC: The Faux Playboys   @  Half Time Rec
08:00pm MUSIC: This Week – July 23-30   @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall
08:30pm MUSIC: July   @  Dunn Bros Coffee – Snelling and Grand
09:00pm MUSIC: The Mad Ripple 50th Birthday Hootenanny For Terry Walsh   @  Turf Club
09:00pm MUSIC: The MN Songwriter Showcase – Open Mic   @  Plums
09:30pm MUSIC: Two Tap Trio   @  Dubliner Pub

 


St Paul events on our radar- July 23-27

Last week’s River Revue voyage. More sailings on August 1 and 15.

 

 

Tonight’s big ticket is for Fringe-For-All #2– an exposure to dozens of Fringe shows for 3 minutes each. Head down to Harriet Island and board the Centennial Showboat –  2012 Fringe Festival for $4 gets you in the door.

Monday is typically the quietest evening of the week in St. Paul, which may be why there are several Trivia events in the bars around town.  Amsterdam Bar and Hall hosts a weeklyMonday night Trivia with Martin and Tom at 6:00. Head down the hill to Lowertown and Barrio’s version of Trivia with Tiffany.  Expect bar specials and other enticements. Not in a downtown mood? Head up the hill to Grand Avenue and Green Mill for a Trivia Mafia with Shogan, a weekly showdown at 9:00.

Tuesday- Visit the Governor’s residence today – and several other days throughout the summer in celebration of the 100th of the house. Reservations required.  Next opportunity August 7.

Tuesday sends us to the History center for both day and evening events.  Check out “The Way We Were: A GCA Flower Show” today and tomorrow for gawking at what the experts can accomplish with flowers.   Hang around for a what has become one of the most popular St Paul evening summer events – 9 Nights of Music. This week should be great whether you want to practice or show off your swing dance skills, or just bring a picnic and watch the action from one of the great vistas of the city.

If you’ve been meaning to go to Landmark Center’s music in the cafe series, this Wednesday’s performance by Martin Devaney is your last chance! At noon.

Wednesday evening is your opportunity to explore the new bookstore – SubText – a Bookstore,  that is occupying the space below Nina’s on Western and Selby Avenues.  One of Minnesota’s greatest contemporary authors, Charles Baxter, will be reading from his fiction at 7:00. Confession: the patio at Moscow on the Hill has become a favorite hangout.  While you are in neighborhood, check out this wonderful secluded space with a daily summertime chilled beet soup special and some lethal home infused vodka cocktails.

Stay tuned for more special St. Paul event notes as the week evolves.

 


St Paul events on our radar – June 16-20

St Paul gets down

St Paul gets down at the weekly summer dance series outside the Landmark Center.

If you are having a staycation this week, or just have some free time and are looking for a Monday morning lark, today happens to be the day you can grab a free ride on the Cafesijan Carousel between 11 and 4.  Como Zoo and Como Park are full of great things to do on these hot summer days.  There are boats to rent at Como Lake,and a water feature at Como Town.  Most evenings you can catch a free concert at the  Lakeside Pavilion and the on site restaurant, Black Bear Crossings on the Lake, is the only one in town I know of where music events happen during breakfast hours. (on Saturdays)  Work on pronouncing Cafesijan during your adventures.Also note the second weekend of the Fiddler on the Roof Performance. (July 19-21) at Como Pavilion.

The rest of the week be prepared for some tough decision making every evening. On Tuesday, the theme for 9 Nights of Music at the History center is surf music. Beach theme attire encouraged. Maybe literary pursuits aren’t a siren call for you, but I’m hooked on Books and Bars, which is also Tuesday night at Amsterdam Bar and Hall.  Go for Happy Hour then hang out, discuss this month’s book (novella, The Sense of an Ending – if you’re reading this note on Monday, you still have time) and find out what is on the minds of your fellow St. Paulites. It might surprise you.

Wednesday night the River City Revue has the first of 3 sailings, mysteriously called Drinking the River on a Padelford Riverboat.  The $10 ride includes music, scientific anecdotes, river stories, but nothing specific about drink.  If you can’t make it this month, there are two more sailings coming up, with different themes.  Other Wednesday events of note  – the second installment of Jazz on the Line, a pop up gallery sponsored by the WARM collective, a performance by theChastity Brown Band in the recently re-opened Clown Lounge of the Turf Club.

Thursday night conundrum.  Ordway Summer Dance Series(This week it’s Ballroom dancing ) or Music in Mears (and those Heartland house made sausages with savory condiments) on the side.  Last week’s evening of funk was a St. Paul night to remember. A couple hundred Minnesotans were taking over the streets, and doing the funky chicken, bumping and making robot moves. You can participate or be an audience. Hard to go wrong on either end of town.   Flip a coin.

Whatever you are up to in St. Paul this week,we hope St Paul SPOT calendar helps you navigate around town.  Please send us feedback and let us know of your St. Paul discoveries.

Happy middle of July!


Literature follows on the heels of Crashed Ice in Saint Paul this week. Attempting a literary trifecta, I started the midweek with the Books and Bars discussion at Amsterdam Bar and Hall, where Patty Smith’s award winning “Just Kids” was on the menu. Unlike last month’s  mostly reviled selection (Freedom) the choice was generally admired for its hindsight view of an era and inner exploration of the artistic life.   Participants at the book club are outspoken and engaged but it’s also okay to be a wallflower Even one who hasn’t read the book. Next on the agenda – Swamplandia.

And tonight, off to the inaugural book club at Kopplins Coffee. We’ll be discussing American Terroir, a love song to the terrains of the north and south American continents and their indigenous products.   

If this topic doesn’t talk to you, head to the Hamline Branch Library for the Fireside Reading Series second installment.  Eric Dregni reads from Vikings in the Attic.


Saturday music in St. Paul

Saturday, December 17
12:00pmMUSIC: Crafternoon Delight: Everlasting Wreaths   @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall
05:00pmMUSIC: Leo Presents – Born of Osiris w/ Structures and mor   @  Station 4
06:00pmMUSIC: Keith Hanson – Jazz Trio   @  Trotter’s Cafe – Since 1989
07:00pmMUSIC: David Ziffer solo guitar. 2 sets   @  Ginkgo Coffeehouse
07:00pmMUSIC:Original Christmas Music Howard Kranz   @  Claddagh Coffee – West 7th Street
07:00pmMusic – Joann Funk Jazz in the Lobby Bar   @  The Saint Paul Hotel
08:00pmMUSIC: A Baroque Christmas with Flying Forms   @  The Baroque Room
08:00pmMUSIC: The Good The Bad The Funky   @  Minnesota Music Cafe
08:00pmMUSIC: B.L.T   @  The Coffee Grounds – neighborhood coffee shop- Como
08:00pmMUSIC: DEMO (Diverse Emerging Music Organization) presents Stoned Acoustic Open Bones David Booth (Band) Phil Jents & The Farsights Aaron Tinjum (Band)   @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes
08:00pmMUSIC: Midas Touch   @  Mancini’s Char House
08:30pmMUSIC: Roots and Alternative Rock   @  Dunn Bros Coffee
09:00pmMUSIC: Bill and Tom Show   @  The Shanty at O’Gara’s (formerly The Garage)
09:00pm – 11:59pmMUSIC: Paddywagon   @  Dubliner Pub
09:00pmMUSIC: The Cloak Ox (Ex-Fog) | Bombay Sweets | Brute Heart   @  Turf Club
09:00pmMUSIC: 3 Beer Warmup   @  Half Time Rec
09:00pmMUSIC: Debbie Duncan   @  Artists’ Quarter
09:00pmMUSIC: Steve Kimmel   @  Hat Trick Lounge
09:00pmMUSIC: White Light Riot, We Became Actors, Ruben   @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall
10:00pmMUSIC: Jud’s New Harmony   @  Axel’s Bonfire