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Fair Oaks and The Starfolk at the Cake Shop

8 Nov

Cake Shop November 16

We’re excited to announce that bands are coming back to The Cake Shop! Sunday, November 16th at 6pm will see not one, but two great bands will play an intimate house show. We’re welcoming Fair Oaks and The Starfolk – it’s a $10 bill, so come out and support these bands. Get your tickets here!

Who: Fair Oaks and The Starfolk
When: Sunday, November 16th, doors at 5:30pm, show at 6pm
Where: The Cake Shop (private house show)
How Much: $10/person

About Fair Oaks:

Formed in two cities founded on the intrinsic turns and tails of one of Earth’s longest waterways, Fair Oaks from Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, has made an album that aims to shine a solar-hued spotlight on nature in the urban environment.

The group’s debut full length This Is The River is bookended with a basket’s worth of texturally and lyrically dense fuzzy pop songs that guard the album’s centerpiece three-part titular track. Like spilt oil paints, “THIS IS THE RIVER” is a sprawling and polychromatic piece that at times gallops and at others whirs south along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi.

Made up of singer-songwriter Andy Ulseth, multi-instrumentalists Eric Carlson and Molly Manning, as well as bassist Mitch Schumer and percussionist Matthew Lenard, Fair Oaks has crafted an enthralling and elegant debut release that will reward multiple listens.

About The Starfolk:

The Starfolk makes melody-rich chamber pop music that rocks in front man Brian Tighe’s quintessentially ethereal way. Tighe fronted power-pop darlings The Hang Ups in the 90’s, co-fronts bittersweet girl-boy poppers The Owls, and plays lead guitar with the belovedly hush-toned Jeremy Messersmith.

“Tighe still boasts that distinctively airy tenor and a penchant for setting beautiful vocal melodies atop unusual chord progressions recently described with rightful awe by Messersmith as “like doing ballet in a minefield.” In fact, The Starfolk achieve a far broader sound than that of their frontman’s power-pop past.” -Rob Van Alstyne, City Pages.

In The Starfolk, Tighe is joined by Allison LaBonne (The Owls, Typsy Panthre) on bass, Jacqueline Ultan (Jelloslave, Saltee) on cello, and Stephen Ittner (The Hang Ups, The Owls) on drums. Their debut full length is out now on Korda Records.

About The Cake Shop:

The Cake Shop is dedicated to providing artists and audiences with a unique and intimate experience that allows artists to freely experiment with new material. Shows at The Cake Shop directly financially support the musicians playing. Previous performances include Caroline Smith & Jesse Schuster, Rachel Ries, Spirits of the Red City, Zoo Animal, Dark Dark Dark and Elephant Micah, Pezzettino, Roma Di Luna, Jeremy Messersmith, The Pines, Ben Kyle & Carrie Rodriguez, We Are The Willows, batteryboy, Communist Daughter, and Chastity Brown.

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