Threads is a night of art and discussion for the curious, the artistic, and the thoughtful. Each night features a lineup of artists, musicians, and performers sharing their work based on a central theme or topic. Our hope is that you come and think about new ideas and viewpoints all while grabbing a drink and supporting local artists.
Admission is free! We hope to see you there!
Alec Wigdahl is a 16 year old singer-songwriter from Richfield, Minnesota. He releases music on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram and has an EP coming out next month on Spotify, iTunes, etc
Nikki and Tessa Behr are local country singing sisters and acoustic guitar players who harmonize and write their own original songs. They also sing covers. In addition to country, they love to yodel and go genre jumping with songs like “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra”, “Only The Lonely” by Roy Orbison, Everly Brothers, “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen and more.
They currently reside in Andover, Minnesota and have five children: Patrick 23, Tucker 20, Darby 18, Zander 14, and Abigail 12.
They love good coffee, fine wine, good whiskeys and Grand Adventures traveling to far away places!
YFC3 is a newly formed power trio in the Twin Cities. By no means is this group strangers to the Twin Cities music scene, as it is comprised of members who have notable credits in their respective genres. Bassist, Ethan Yeshaya, has played alongside several Twin Cities artists in a plethora of musical genres. Ethan is the bassist for neo soul-rock band AYVAH and has also made his mark playing bass in the Twin Cities gospel circuit. Ethan is currently playing alongside City Pages 2017 Best New Artist in Minnesota Award recipient, Thomas Abban. Veteran drummer Cedric Fuller, who before moving to Minnesota spent years on the Atlanta music scene backing neo-soul, jazz, and gospel artists. Fuller stepped onto the Twin Cities music scene in 2015 and in 2016 founded his fusion/soul jazz band Cedric Fuller & Global Sound. Global Sound was a featured band in the 2017 Twin Cities Summer Jazz Festival. Guitarist Spencer Christensen is the founder and co-leader of the popular Minneapolis funk band PHO. With PHO, Christensen has opened for Larry Graham at Paisley Park and also headlined at Minneapolis’s Mecca of musical venues, First Avenue. Spencer has served as Musical Director for BeBe Zahara Benet and is currently doing session work for Kirk Johnson, of Prince’s New Power Generation.
Collectively, the Trio unites to create their unique spin of music by some of their musical influences such as D’Angelo, Jimi Hendrix, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder and more.
Harmonic Jazzscapes, jazz musicians who paint with sound, is led by flutist, Melissa Stoudt and joined by Carl Berger, guitar, Michael Forsberg, bass and Joe Steiner, drums. This Underground Music performance is the first in a series of Harmonic Jazzscapes concerts called “Honoring our Mentors and Playing it Forward.” This evening’s performance gives a hats off nod to revered local father of jazz, Eddie Berger and other jazz greats such as Frank Wess, by playing a few transcriptions of their amazing solos. In addition to this, Harmonic Jazzscapes will play original music and will put a jazz spin on songs by Burt Bacharach, Joni Mitchell and others. Harmonic Jazzscapes plays it forward to younger musicians by sharing a secret or two that jazz musicians rarely reveal. Stay tuned!
In the spring of 2016, by fate, did the band members of the Stone Arch Four connect. Fred(Drummer) and Gabriela(Vocals/Saxophone), had just moved to the Twin Cities from Bemidji Minnesota. Both actively involved in the music scene up north, Gabby and Fred made great efforts in search of other musicians in the area. One of which included online ads for musicians, and by chance, through one particular online add, they came in contact with Jeff Grady(Vocals/Piano). From the very first rehearsal Jeff, Fred, and Gabby knew they had something special. It was agreed upon that they have never meshed so well with other musicians before. And so their journey began, and once the band had developed a solid repertoire, Jeff began writing original songs that were specifically designed for the band. In addition, after performing a few shows together, Jeff introduced the band to his brother Pat who is an incredibly talented bassist. Finally, with Pat playing bass, the band felt as if they found their true sound. The more Stone Arch Four has been playing together they have discovered where their strengths lie, and though they enjoy playing the classics, they have discovered the band sounds really tight when playing funkier, soulful arrangements of tunes.
Laura Moe and Larry Carpenter perform a unique mix of eclectic folk/Americana blended with contemporary tunes with exceptional vocals all accompanied by finger picking style guitars.