Music & Events


Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra

Monday, November 3, 2014 / 10:00 pm

They started to spread a rumor ten years ago that there was a kid from St. Paul that shook his head so hard when he played his bass that for a moment you could take your eyes off of Slug, Jessy Greene, Felix, Sage Francis or whoever the Heiruspecs band was backing up that night. Did he really eat a 72 ounce steak in Amarillo, TX? Did he try to fit the entire Rapper's Delight bassline into 2 quarter notes in Omaha? Did he not know that butter was a dairy product until he was 20? Did he traipse around his house in nothing but a blanket for a cape and demand to be called King Fred as a child? Yes, depending upon what age someone stops being a child. But now it's time for Twinkie to ask some questions: will white girls dance to anything but Hey Ya? Does anyone appreciate a song about love disguised in an allegory about star-crossed fast food franchises? Can you explain away your misspent 20s by misspending your 30s? The answer might be in the record Sean 'Twinkie Jiggles' McPherson is making with his Broken Orchestra this summer. At least that's the rumor.


Bookhouse Trio

Monday, November 10, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Instrumental arrangements of music from Twin Peaks and more


Emily Jane Davis & Robert Bell

Monday, November 17, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Emily Davis is inspired by the sounds of old timey jazz tunes from the 1930's and 1940's as well as current artists including Madeleine Peyroux and Diana Krall. A Minneapolis based fine artist, Emily has added jazz vocalist to her list of talents. Growing up, family dinners were served each night with the sounds of Jazz playing in the background. Oftentimes, while her mother was cooking dinner in the kitchen, her father would be dancing with Emily and her sister in the living room. As a young girl, Emily frequently attended jazz concerts with her father, this provided inspiration and musical direction. Emily’s innate musicality and articulate rhythm complement her attention to melody. Emily will be joined by guitarist Robert Bell.

Rhonda Laurie

Monday, November 24, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Rhonda Laurie hails from New York City, where she grew up in a family of professional musicians and performers. Rhonda began her career as a cabaret singer in Manhattan nightclubs. She has studied vocal jazz with the renowned Janet Lawson, Judy Niemack, Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton. Rhonda is regularly praised for her smooth vocals and her savvy interpretation of jazz classics and of less familiar repertoire. Whether swinging a la gypsy, straight-ahead jazz, or cabaret, her approach is modern and fresh, obscuring musical boundaries.



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