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New Monday night jazz series to kick off at Icehouse

The day drummer JT Bates announced the end of his longtime series, JT’s Jazz Implosion, was a sad day for the Twin Cities jazz community. Bates had been running the series for more than 20 years and many musicians and fans were disappointed to see a boon to the experimental jazz scene grow suddenly disappear. […]

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Longtime experimental jazz series comes to an end

One of the Twin Cities’ longest-running jazz series will be discontinued at the end of this year. In a Facebook post published over the Thanksgiving weekend, drummer JT Bates announced the end of his series, JT’s Jazz Implosion. Held every Monday night at Icehouse in Minneapolis, the series has been working to grow the experimental […]

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Black Diet announce holiday reunion show at Icehouse

On Tuesday, Minneapolis band Black Diet announced a reunion holiday show at Icehouse on Dec. 15. Joining Black Diet on the bill are two fellow funk-infused local bands, PHO and Ayvah. Black Diet formed in 2011, when the members met through Craigslist and Facebook postings. They kept themselves busy gigging around the Twin Cities and […]

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Cory Wong celebrates debut album, recorded live on video

Minneapolis guitarist Cory Wong is having a CD release show for his debut album, Cory Wong and the Green Screen Band, at Icehouse on Oct. 20. The album, which he released at the end of September, was no easy feat: it features over 20 different musicians and seven of the tracks are accompanied by music videos that spotlight […]

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