Music guide

Featured events:

Benefit and 60th birthday bash for Pop Wagner
Friday, July 3, 5–10:30 p.m.
Celtic Junction
836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul

On May 23, local musician Pop Wagner was in a horseback riding accident and sustained several fractures of his pelvis. In order for the injury to heal properly, he will be unable to bear any weight at all on his right leg for at least six weeks. Wagner is using crutches to get around and can’t carry anything larger than a magazine.

While Wagner is still able to play music (sitting down), he has had to cancel some gigs. “It’s real problem,” said Wagner. “Working with crutches, you can’t carry anything. It’s all you can do to carry yourself.”

The injury is a financial burden not only due to the loss of income, but for the $10,000 deductible on his health insurance policy. To make ends meet during this time, friends and fellow musicians will gather at the Celtic Junction on Friday, July 3 — which also happens to be Pop’s 60th birthday.

Entertainers will includes Dáithí Sproule, Dakota Dave Hull, Anni Spring and Pop Wagner, Becky Thompson, Bill Hinkley and Judy Larson, the New Riverside Ramblers and friends, and the Roe Family Singers. In addition, Wagner’s recordings, Mohair cinches and guitar straps, and copies of the book West Bank Boogie by Cyn Collins — which includes a section about the Twin Cities cowboy — will be on sale, with proceeds going to Wagner.

Donations are of course encouraged at the benefit, and those cannot attend but wish to make a financial contribution may do so through the PayPal link at www.popwagner.com; or by sending a check — payable to “Gordon Wagner” with “Account #4200012500” in the memo field — directly to:

BankCherokee
Attention: Tellers
985 Grand Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105-3019

Cedar Outdoors presents The Poor Nobody’s
Thursday, July 2, 6 p.m.
Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S.
Free

On Thursday, July 2, why not kick off your Fourth of July weekend a little bit early with the inauguration of the Cedar Cultural Center’s “Cedar Outdoors” concerts? The weekly series of music on the patio is free and open to all ages every Thursday, July2–Aug. 27. (Those who are “of-age” can partake of a different beer special each week from our fantastic local beer makers.)
The first of the local and regional acts is the 7-piece band The Poor Nobody’s.
Patio opens at 6 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. (See other Cedar shows below in calendar.)

Cedar-Riverside

Acadia
329 Cedar Ave. S.
612-874-8702
Never a cover charge (or song)
Mondays: Back Alley Blues, 5–7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30: A Starlight Incident, Claire Taubenhaus, Zach Mathe, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 01: Ringmaster Christian Presents: Series;: 8:30 Kurt Vatland, 10:30 Collapsicator, 11:30 High Crimes,
Thursday, July 02: ‘Sneaky’ Peter, Molly Maher and Her Disbelievers, The Minneapolis Henry’s, A Night in the Box; 8 p.m.
Friday, July 03: Samwell Rowan, w/ Hot Rod Hearse and Caspiar 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 05: More Cowbell presents… Mixed Bag Series, 8 p.m.

Cabooze
917 Cedar Ave. S.
612-338-6425
Thursday, July 2 — The Robert Cray Band, 8 p.m., $33–$35, 21+
Friday, July 3 — ELnO & special guest, 10 p.m., $6, 18+

Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave. S.
612-338-2674
(See feature above)

400 Bar
400 Cedar Ave. S.
612-332-2903

Nomad World Pub
501 Cedar Ave. S.
612-338-6424
Wednesday, July 1: III King Sound System
Thursday, July 2: Sun and the Satellite Minneseries – Me and My Arrow/ Revolver Modele, Nikki Schultz
Friday, July 3: Eye of the Great Protector Tape Release-Gospel Gossip, Velvet Davenport, Baby Guts

Palmer’s (no website)
500 Cedar Ave. S.
612-333-7625
Sunday nights: Cadillac Kolstad and Cornbread Harris, 8 p.m.

Red Sea
315 Cedar Ave. S.
612-333-1644
Saturdays night reggae; Tuesday and Wednesday nights Hip-Hop
Tuesday, June 30: Open Mike Hip Hop Night — Best Performer $100 Prize, 10 p.m., $5, 21+

Triple Rock Social Club
629 Cedar Ave. S.
612-333-7399
Wednesday, July 1: JASON LYTLE OF GRANDADDY, ICE PALACE, ANDY ULSETH; 18+ 8:00 PM, $12.00
FRIDAY, July 3: DANTE AND THE LOBSTER, BUILDINGS, DIRTY COLORS. SPEED’S THE NAME; 18+, 9:00 PM, $6.00
SATURDAY July 4: “D-4TH OF JULY” FEATURING DILLINGER FOUR, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, SUPERHOPPER, THE ARRIVALS, DEAR LANDLORD; 21+, 8:00 PM, $8.00
MONDAY July 6: PUPPIES AND TRAINS, CONNECTICUT FOUR, 18+, 7 PM, $5

Whiskey Junction
901 Cedar Ave. S.
612-338-9550
Sunday, July 5: Bobby Vandell Band; 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 6: Karaoke; 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 7: Jaybee and The Routine; 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 8: The Lost Marbles; 9 p.m.

Downtown East

“501 Club:“http://www.501.mn
501 Washington Ave. S.
612-338-3848
Friday, July 3: Legends of rock-n-roll tribute, featuring Exit Stage Right (a tribute to Rush) w/ Askeleton (Ramones) and members of Torch of Spires (Nirvana)
Wednesday, July 8: Bicycle Film Festival Opening Party
No Age w/Gay Witch Abortion and Knife World. 9 p.m.; 21+

McPhail Center for Music
501 S. Second St.
612-321-0100
June 30–July 10
Minnesota Piano e-competition
Various performances, locations and times; see “schedule of events“http://www.piano-e-competition.com/ecompetition/schedule.asp. All events are free and open to the public.

East Bank/Old St. Anthony

Conga Latin Bistro
501 E. Hennepin Ave.
612-331-3360
Dancing and music seven days a week

St. Anthony Main Free Summer Concert series www.saintanthonymain.com/musiccalender.shtml
Friday and Saturday, 7–10 p.m.; and Sunday, 5–8 p.m., through Aug. 30
Southeast Main Street between Tuggs Tavern and Vic’s Restaurant
Friday, July 3: Sell Out Stereo
Saturday, July 4: Main Street Stage: Orange Whip; Courtyard Stage: Mick Sterling Band
Sunday, July 5: Tim Mahoney

Keegan’s Irish Pub
16 University Ave. NE
612-252-0880
Third Wednesday each month – Irish Sing Along
Saturday, July 4: Irish Drinking Songs w/ Tom Dahill & Ginny Johnson, 10 p.m.

Nye’s
112 E. Hennepin Ave.
612-379-2021

Red Stag Supperclub
509 1st Ave. NE
612-767-7766
Wednesday, July 1: Yeltzi, 10 p.m.
Thursday, July 2: Ashley Gold, 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 5: Arts Industry Night with Nikki & the RueMates

Terminal Bar
409 E. Hennepin Ave.
612-623-4545
Wednesday, July 1: Mary And The Gaint, Michael Anderson
Thursday, July 2: Oberamergau, Selfish Gene, The Barony, Bad Memes
Friday, July 3 Frienemy, Sangre Mal, Dark Mirror, Ill-Gotten
Monday, July 6: Open Mic, 8:30 p.m.

Longfellow and Cooper

El Nuevo Rodeo
2709 E. Lake St.
612-728-0101
Friday, July 3: Chicos de Barrio, 9 p.m.

McMahon’s Pub
3001 E. Lake St.
612-722-1377
Live music Thursday–Sunday; karoake Wednesdays

Merlins Rest
3601 E. Lake St.
612-216-2419
Sundays: Music from Sam Fiske on either side of the Pub Quiz (8 pm)
Mondays: Open mic
Tuesdays: The Merlins Folk Jam w/ Bill Watkins, 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Live music: Second Thursday: the Mosher-Ekstrand Experiment; Third Thursday: Cooker John; Fourth/Fifth Thursday: Dino & the Dinosaurs
Fridays: Kilt Night and Traditional Irish Session
Saturdays: Live Music: Acoustic Jam, 1:00-4:00 pm; The Hot Club of East Lake with Papa John Kolstad, 9:00 pm

Seward

Blue Nile
2027 Franklin Ave. E.
612-338-3000
Tuesdays: The Poet’s Groove open mic night hosted by Kevin Washington & Desdemona, 10 p.m.
Thursdays: Exodus, featuring Prince Jabba & Lynval Jackson, 11 p.m.
Wednesday, July 1: The Sharp & Harkins Band, 8 p.m.
Friday, July 3: Sunplug’d, 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 4: Wachilia Night

Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave. S.
612-722-3454
Live music Thursday–Saturday; every first Saturday of the month: Surf night (Next: July 4)
Thursday, July 2: The Danger Board, Lemming Malloy, Marvelle, Falcon Arrow
Friday, July 3: Dance Band, the Captains farewell show, Best Friends Forever, Military Special, Como Avenue Jug Band

Memory Lanes
2520 26th Ave. S.
612-721-6211
Live music on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Music starts at 10 p.m., all shows are 21+ and free. Momday nights: punk rock bowling.
Friday, July 3: Zombie Season, A Paper Cup Band, Anders Ponders, Poor Posture, 10 p.m.
Monday, July 6: Francis Harold and The Halograms (Arizona), The Sinks, Les Deux Maggots, Sharp Teeth (10 p.m.)

Minneapolis Eagles Club
2507 E. 25th St.
612-729-4469

University

Loring Pasta Bar
327 14th Ave. SE
612-378-4849

Northrop Auditorium
84 SE Church St.
612-624-2345
Summer concerts at noon:
Tuesday, June 30: The Front Porch Swingin’ Liquor Pigs
Wednesday, July 1: Glen Helgeson with Axis Mundi
Thursday, July 2: Machinery Hill

Ted Mann Concert Hall
2128 S. Fourth St.
612-624-2345
Saturday, July 11: Bravo! Gala Concert; 2 p.m.
Varsity Theater
1308 SE Fourth St.
612-604-0222
Sunday, July 5: Sunn 0))), with Eagle Twin; 8 p.m., 18+, $15
Monday, July 6: Ferris, with Blue Sky Canopy (CD Release), Cedar Avenue, The Valence; 6 p.m., 18+, $6

The Whole
300 Washington Ave. SE (Coffman Union)
612-625-2272
(No summer events)

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