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The Suicide Commandos and The Hold Steady at The Turf Club

17 Jan

“Little Hoodrat Friend” The Suicide Commandos + The Hold Steady #Current10 from CakeIn15 on Vimeo. “Anyway, I got a proclamation, so listen up,” Mayor Chris Coleman announced from stage at The Turf Club on Friday night. His proclamation, between confessions of his own rock n’ roll dreams, recovering bagpiper status and swipes about STP being […]

Communist Daughter Return to The Cake Shop – December 7th

18 Nov

We here at The Cake Shop are excited to announce our next house show! We’re very happy to welcome back Johnny Solomon and Molly Moore of Communist Daughter. Last time their show sold out in under 24 hours, so make sure you get your tickets sooner rather than later.   Who is Communist Daughter? The […]

Fair Oaks and The Starfolk at the Cake Shop

8 Nov

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! […]

Paul McCartney at Target Field

3 Aug

You guys, Paul McCartney is kind of magical. I mean, he’s a Beatle, and the Beatles are, in the words of Chuck Klosterman, a “perfectly rated” band. We all generally agree that they made some of the greatest popular music ever, and that consensus is true. He could, at age 72, approach touring with a […]

Rock the Garden 2014

24 Jun

Review by Pat O’Brien Saturday’s photography by Jenna Klein & Sunday’s photography by Mark Kartarik This past weekend Rock the Garden once more took place, but for the first time it spread the wealth over two days—with scant, if any, growing pains to be had in the process. Saturday went off without a hitch weather-wise, […]

The Eels with Steve Perry of Journey at the Fitzgerald Theater – May 25, 2014

26 May

In retrospect, we all should have seen it coming. When Mark Oliver Everett opened up the Eels show with a gruff, sweet take on Disney‘s “When You Wish Upon a Star” he was obviously tapping into a deep wish for the return of a lost American star. When he first spoke to the crowd and […]

James Andrews at the Cowles Center

20 May

James Andrews “What a Wonderful World” #artspematters from CakeIn15 on Vimeo. Last night at the Cowles Center in downtown Minneapolis, Artspace threw a party celebrating its work this year. If you don’t know, Artspace is an organization based in Minneapolis dedicated to creating affordable artist housing and live/work spaces, currently operating 35 spaces in 13 […]

2014 Stone Arch Bridge Festival Announces Music Lineup

20 May

The Stone Arch Bridge Festival has finally announced their lineup for 2014! Our very own Staciaann continues her streak, booking the festival for the 8th year in a row. This year features a wide variety of hip-hop, good ol’ fashioned rock n’ roll, folk, jazz, and country, as well as a few things that just […]

Photo Review: Haley Bonar CD Release at the Varsity – May 16, 2014

19 May

Photos by Jenna Klein Haley Bonar released her new album “Last War” at the Varsity Theater last Friday night to a packed house. The beautiful Anonymous Choir with Nona Marie opened the show.  

Leav Kickstarter

4 Mar

We’ve written in the past about some Kickstarter campaigns that we’ve liked, supported or given a boost. Usually they’ve been for a musician, a show or something like that, but this time around it’s for a mix of all those things, in a really exciting package. It’s Leav, a new platform for smartphones that ties […]