By Cole Premo

From The Lowest Pair’s double-album release at the Cedar Cultural Center to an exciting debut EP release from newcomers Fraea at the Icehouse, here are the four shows to see this weekend.


(credit: The Lowest Pair via Facebook)

(credit: The Lowest Pair via Facebook)

THURSDAY: The Lowest Pair Double Album Release @ Cedar, Mpls.

For most band’s, it’s tough enough getting an album finished (or an EP, even), yet The Lowest Pair is releasing TWO albums this Thursday at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.

The albums for the folk-country, banjo-playing couple, Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee, are called “Uncertain as It Is Uneven” and “Fern Girl and Ice Man”.

You can hear the pair’s songs and pick up some albums at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost $12 to $15.

*If you missed their Thursday show, they have a bunch more shows coming up, including Friday’s in Winona*


Social-Media-Party-FInal-726x1024FRIDAY: Social Media Party/Music Showcase @ Amsterdam, St. Paul

Check out a music showcase at the Amsterdam that features a lot of amazing and local hip-hop and rap!

Performers include Raji The One, Danami & The Blue, CJ Pitts, Radio Ahlee and Nyah Lyan. There will also be “spotlight performances” by Charlotte Rose and Ben Rogue.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. with music At 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. McNally Smith students can pay $7 at the door with an ID.


(credit: Fraea via Facebook)

(credit: Fraea via Facebook)

SATURDAY: Fraea Debut EP Release @ Icehouse, Mpls.

Minneapolis’ synthpop newcomer Fraea recently hit the internet by storm with its first and criminally catchy song, “Criminal”. Yes, I went there.

Now, band members Jessie Daley and Drew Preine will be releasing their debut EP, “Bend Your Bones”, at the Icehouse Friday.

Doors open at 10:30 p.m. and the show begins at 11 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.


Jazz-Brunch-050116SUNDAY: Jazz Brunch w. Bryan Nichols Trio @ Turf Club, St. Paul

For me, life isn’t complete without a weekend brunch. That’s just me. Add in some music, and it’s all the better!

So, here’s an option: At the Turf Club this Sunday, you can fill your stomachs with great brunch food and fill those ears with great jazz music from the Bryan Nichols Trio.

It all begins at 10 a.m.


Bonus Shows:

Corey Palmer & Love Trade CD Release @ Icehouse (Friday)

Little Riddles’ EP release w/ Teddy Holidays, Fox & Coyote & More @ The Acadia (Saturday)


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