Weekly Roundup Oct 27 – Nov 2

 

Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis!
 


Upcoming & Ongoing–

 

Community Satisfaction Survey: This survey was created for the Longfellow Community Council’s General Membership Meeting on October 24th, 2017. It will be available online until 5pm on Friday, November 10th.

LCC offers surveys throughout the year to gauge residents’ opinions and concerns on various issues of local interest. For more information on surveys, or to learn about past survey results, visit http://www.longfellow.org/neighborhood-surveys/ or contact LCC’s program manager at ashleigh@longfellow.org.

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Longfellow Community Council wants to extend a huge thank you to everyone who joined us for the Best Meeting Ever last Tuesday! We were very happy you chose to spend your evening with us.

Also, THANK YOU to all our volunteers, you made this event possible! And of course, thanks to our event sponsors, food and prize donors and all Resource fair participants!

Thanks to these Longfellow Restaurants & Businesses for their Generous Donations of Food, Products and Services:
Blue Door Pub • Fireroast Café • Gandhi MahalHeroic Goods & Games • Junket: Tossed & Found • Longfellow Grill • Longfellow Market • Merlin’s Rest • Metro Produce • Midori’s Floating World CaféMoon Palace Books • Mother Earth GardensParkway Pizza • Peppers and FriesRiverview Theater • Seward Co-op • Tim Horton’s

Check out this week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!

Belle’s ToolBox is Now Open!
Come explore a space where parents/guardians/caregivers engage with their children in hands-on projects. We invite children, ages 3 and up, to discover the possibilities the ToolBox holds! Visits can be 15 minutes or up to an hour, so long as all are engaged and having fun (our limited space does not allow for stays to be longer). Our “Podners for Peas Learning Garden”, as inside, is an area for child/parent interaction. We look forward to seeing you! www.belles-toolbox.org
LOCATION: 3400 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
(If you walk, pedal your bike, or ride the bus, the garden thanks YOU!)
CONTACT: Lucy and Jen: 612-799-1482; belles.toolbox@gmail.com


Friday, October 27

Family Story Time for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45am

Baby Story Time for Toddlers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 11:15-11:45am

Kilt and Corset Night @ Merlin’s Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St, All night! Get in the spirit of your heritage by wearing your Tartan. Or if the mood strikes, why not a corset? This gathering takes place every Friday!

Irish Session & Highland Pipes @ Merlin’s Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St, 8:30pm. A traditional Irish music session lead by the finest musicians around with interludes by Highland pipers! If you play Irish music, you are welcome to join in! This is a very impromptu gathering that occurs most Fridays. However, some Fridays the crew may be otherwise engaged. Come early for a great spot!  

Molly Cooney, Rachel Moritz, Mary Stein, Mimi Iimuro Van Ausdall @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, 7pm • Join us at Moon Palace Books for a Queer Parent Reading featuring Molly Cooney, Rachel Moritz, and Mary Stein. This reading is intended to create a space for the prose and poetry of queer/LGBT parents, co-parents, and aspiring parents. Mary Stein is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. The event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Art Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Molly Cooney is a queer writer, mother, and teacher who spends as much time as possible outdoors. Her work can be found in the summer 2017 issue of The Georgia Review, as well as in The Gettysburg Review and North Dakota Quarterly, and she is a winner of The Loft Literary Center Mentor Series Award 2014-15. Molly recently finished a manuscript about leading an Arctic canoeing expedition and is currently writing about life with her trans partner. She lives in Minneapolis, but wishes the weather and food were more like Tucson.
Rachel Moritz is the author of Borrowed Wave, a finalist for the 2015 Minnesota Book Award in Poetry, and five poetry chapbooks. Her second collection, Sweet Velocity, won the 2015 Besmilr Brigham Women Writer’s Award from Lost Roads Press. Her work has been published in American Letters and Commentary, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, 26, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Volt. Among her awards are fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Jerome Foundation as well as a residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.
Mary Stein is a fiction writer and instructor for the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Her work can be found in Water~Stone Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Tin House Flash Fridays, and other journals. She’s received fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, Minnesota States Arts Board, and received a Loft Mentor Series award. She lives in south Minneapolis and lives with her partner and their dog.
Mimi Iimuro Van Ausdall, Ph.D., is a Minneapolis-based writer and teacher. Her scholarly work appears in The Journal of Lesbian Studies, Feminist Formations, Sinister Wisdom, and The Gay and Lesbian Review. She has been the recipient of the National Women’s Studies Association Graduate Scholarship in Lesbian Studies and of the Consortium of Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Fellowship at Purdue University. However, she describes herself as a “recovering academic” and is now beginning her creative writing career. More info on our website: http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/reading-molly-cooney-rachel-moritz-mary-stein-and-mimi-iimuro-van-ausdall
 
The Devil’s Night @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S, 6pm •
Come celebrate the rebellious legacy of Halloween with a movie screening of BASKIN*, a story of five cops who wander in to hell. Free refreshments and literature provided.
“The historical fact that bonfires have remained central to Halloween’s character for over two millennia speaks to something deeply desirable about gathering communally and burning away the old world together—a practice now rapidly spreading across the rest of the calendar. As the rare moments of social peace between upheavals in the U.S. become ever shorter and the fire of the Sabbat that once frequented Detroit moves onto Ferguson, Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Charlotte, perhaps the spirit of Halloween will not only return as a discrete, exceptional moment in October, but, in the words of one old anarchist revolutionary, ‘a holiday without beginning or end.'”
– The Devil’s Night *TW: Baskin is a very disturbing and gory movie.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4935418/
 
Dylan Hicks Album Release + Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors: 8pm :: Music 9pm :: 21+ :: $12 GA Advance :: $15 GA Day of Show • Nobool Presents: Dylan Hicks Album Release
Dylan Hicks & the Looming Crisis + Molly Maher & her Disbelievers and a between-set reading by Sally Franson
 Dylan Hicks: Musician and writer Dylan Hicks was born in a bohemian sector of Austin, Texas and has lived since 1983 in Minneapolis. His parents and stepparents were discerning music fans and first exposed him to several of his favorite artists, including Sonny Rollins, Waylon Jennings, and Al Green, as well as some of the singer-songwriter-pianists who serve as polestars for Hicks’s work as a musician, including Carole King, Mose Allison, and Randy Newman. With the pedals, he loves to meddle. His forthcoming album, Ad Out, was produced by John Munson (Semisonic, the New Standards) and includes eleven smartly written and arranged songs in lyrical modes ranging from barroom monologues to domestic realism. Hicks has also published two well-received novels and written journalism, essays, word puzzles, and fiction for the Village Voice, the New York Times, the New England Review, Slate, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Paris Review Daily, Mpls.-St. Paul, and other publications, many of them now defunct. On Ad Out and other releases, Hicks and his band employ country motifs, beachy harmonies, blues riffs, and jazz tinctures to arrive at a sound once described, by Hicks himself, as “roadhouse cabaret.” This also seems to be the name of a strip bar in Queens. At other times they explore a sort of second-generation yacht rock from the bow of an inflatable dinghy. In addition to Hicks on piano and Munson on bass and assorted instruments, the new album features guitarist Adam Levy (Honeydogs), drummer Richard Medek, and various guests, including pedal-steel ace Joe Savage, vocalists Janey Winterbauer and Brian Tighe, and a horn section led by Doug Little. The album title harks back to Hicks’s doomed aspirations to tennis stardom, “ad out” being a score called out by the server when, after deuce has been reached, the receiver is one point away from winning the game. Likewise, the album’s characters are often beset but not defeated. References like this keep Hicks from really breaking through with the country-rock crowd.
Molly Maher: If it’s possible for a band to own a town, then Molly Maher and her band of Disbelievers are as close as it gets to holding the keys. Molly is considered by some the reigning queen of the Twin Cities roots music scene — she’s an incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul, and has shared the stage with some of the best acts in the country, among them Los Lobos and John Hiatt.
 

 

Saturday, October 28

Krewe of DADs Masquerade Ball XXXII at The Hook @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Costumes highly encouraged! • Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+ :: $25 Advance :: $25 Day of Show • Tickets are available at Hook Box-Office • Krewe of DADs & Nobool Presents Krewe of Dads Masquerade Ball XXXII “Hook, Line, & Sinners” The John Papa Gros Band, The People Brothers Band, & The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League, Krewe of DADs Network or Online at TIcketfly.com
The John “Papa” Gros Band from New Orleans will carry on the tradition of the 32nd Annual DADs Masquerade Ball with support of The People Brothers Band from Madison WI, an eight-piece soul-funk group, and the Twin Cites own prohibition swingsters, The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League.
John “Papa” Gros Band New Orleans native John “Papa” Gros (pronounced grow) has spent more than a quarter-century behind the piano championing the music of the Big Easy. He turns over a new leaf with his second solo album, River’s on Fire.
The People Brothers Band One of the staples of Madison’s vibrant music scene, The People Brothers Band has been spreading their brand of Rhythm and Soul around the Upper Midwest for nine years. Currently working on their second studio album, the band is known for energetic live shows and ability to connect with the audience. The band is the winner of the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award for 2014 Soul/R&B Band of the Year and the Madison Area Music Award for 2017 Pop/R&B Artist of the Year, 2015 Pop/R&B Album of the Year (Middle of the In Between), and the 2013 Blues Album of the Year (People Brothers Live) & Blues Song of the Year (Looky Here Mister). 
The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League is a swing sextet from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The GATL came together in the winter of 2014 to breathe new life into old music. A melting pot of hot jazz, swing, and latin rhythms, brought to a boil by soaring vocals and endless energy. Their second album, “Masquerade” was released on June 3rd, 2017. GATL’s second full-length album is a masterful mix of old-time hot jazz and latin rhythms, held together by modern songwriting and layered stories.
 
Anders Nilsen reads from Tongues @ Moon Palace, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, 4pm • Join us to see Anders Nilsen read from his new long-form comic Tongues. Set in Modern Central Asia, Tongues, follows the intertwined stories of an imprisoned god, an East African orphan on an errand of murder, and a young American man with a teddy bear, lost on the tattered fringes of the human world.
It is a story of adventure and revenge and a meditation on human nature in the fraught present moment. Tongues is loosely based on a trilogy by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus, of which two plays are lost and only dimly reconstructed by historians. Key to the story of Tongues is Prometheus’ role as creator and protector of humanity. In flashbacks and in Prometheus’ conversations with the eagle and others, the book will touch on humanity’s deep evolutionary past and its complicated prospects for a future. Tongues is both adventure story and meditation on human nature in our present fraught historical moment.
The full-color, large-format Tongues is Nilsen’s most ambitious work to date and marks a return to something a bit closer to the more traditional comics form he last explored in his multiple award winning Big Questions (Drawn and Quarterly, 2011). The artist is serializing the book in large-format, full-color comics to be self-published and distributed in conjunction with No Miracles Press over the next few years until the story is complete. More info on our website: http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/anders-nilsen-reads-tongues
 
Rachmaninov Conc 2, Symphonie Fantastique, Sorcerer’s Apprentice @ St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 2836 33rd Ave S. 7:30pm • FREE • UMN Piano Professor Paul Shaw will perform Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto 2, followed by movements from Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique and Dukas: Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Conducted by Yuri Ivan.
 
Glass on Glass Mosaic Demonstration w/ Artist Chris Miller @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 12:30pm • Join Chris Miller, a local Longfellow artist, for a glass-on-glass mosaic demonstration! You will learn how to go from a plain sheet of glass to a unique mosaic design. Chris will provide a step-by-step how-to on the following techniques:
• Glass cutting
• Glass placement
• Glass gluing
Creating glass mosaic pieces since 2002, Chris has been hanging windows at Junket since the first year it was in operation. He likes to think of his designs as jewelry for the home. For examples, visit his website: shatterandglue.tumblr.com Drop in to the shop anytime between 12:30-3:30PM on Saturday, October 28 for FREE to see art in the making!
 
Third Annual Fresh Hop Brew Competition w/ Community Hops @ Longfellow Garden 3933 Minnehaha Pkwy, 1-4pm • FREE • Brewer Entry Fee is just $10 • Community Hops is hosting the Third Annual Fresh Hop Brew Competition. The public will choose the best beers of the competition while sampling free beer! Brewers are asked to deliver or make arrangements to have your beer delivered by noon on the day of the contest to the Longfellow Garden.
You will receive email confirmation when your submission has been approved which will include your participant number. Please mark your bottles or keg with your number but just the number – no other identifying information. Brewer participant numbers will be limited by our ability to serve samples. You must use local fresh hops in the beer. You can choose the source – Community Hops has some lovely hops…. just saying…. Public entry to the sampling is free (donations will be accepted).
Any member of the community that shows up and proves legal drinking age gets a ballot where they can choose three beers ranked 1, 2, 3. Anyone who can demonstrate brewing industry connections gets an additional ballot and vote for Industry Choice (1 selection).
There will be 4 Winners: 1st place Community Choice 2nd place Community Choice 3rd place Community Choice Industry Choice Prizes are bragging rights and a sweet wooden plaque from Wood From the Hood. Entry form coming soon! Please pass this event along to your brewing friends. Email us with questions at communityhops@gmail.com .
 
Halloween at the Rest @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St. 8pm • Join us for our annual Halloween bash and costume party! Music by Switched at Birth, costume contest and prizes for best group, best couple, best individual, and best staff costume! And we won’t forget the spooky decor. Mr. Skeleton will make his return! More details to come!
 
Indigenous Food Tasting @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Frankline Ave, 1-4pm • FREE • Celebrate the Indigenous harvest and taste our ancestral foods. This event is FREE and open to the public. Come enjoy bite-size samples of food cooked by local Indigenous chefs as well as the Dream of Wild Health Youth Leaders. The food tasting will feature the indigenous seeds and produce grown at the Dream of Wild Health farm. The food tasting will be an open-house format, so come anytime between 1-4pm!
Our featured chefs are Austin Bartold of Gatherings Cafe, Brian Yazzie of Yazzie The Chef, Christina White of Native Food Perspectives, The Sioux Chef team, and the DWH Youth Leaders!
Thanks to our sponsors, Sunrise Banks, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN Center for Prevention, Headwaters Foundation for Justice, Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Anderson Foundation, and The Kresge Foundation.
 
Back Alley @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S, 7pm
 
DuNord for Puerto Rico Donation Drop-off @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St, 2pm • Come and enjoy Salsa Music with DJ Angel and live music by Papo Valedon. La Coalición de Boricuas en Minnestoa has partenred with DuNord to raise money and collect donations to provide Hurricane relief to. This is an opportunity to enjoy locally made craft spiritis , while supporting our cause.
We need your donations! Here is the list of items we are collecting:
• First Aid Kits
• Hygiene products/toiletries
• Tampons and sanitary pads
• Children and Adult Diapers
• Pet (cat /dog) food
• Baby Formula & Pedialyte
• Nonexpired canned food
• Mosquito repellent and nets
• Batteries, especially size D Small solar chargers and inverters
• Rubbing alcohol, Iodine, Peroxide
• Ensure and Glucerma
• Powdered Milk
• Emergen-C packets
• Disinfecting Wipes
• Fungal and antibiotic cream
• Portable Water filters, e.g. LifeStraw
• Water purification tablets
We are not collecting clothing, but if you decide to donate clothing it must e new or almost new. Keep in mind that temperatures in Puerto Rico are warm year-round, so no winter clothing. Also, if you can not make it, but still want to do a monetary donation, please fallow the link and instruction below. Funds collected for the Coalición de Boricuas en Minnesota are collected and distributed by ImpactLives™ a non-profit organization 501(c)(3).
Funds will be used to respond to the immediate and urgent basic necessities of those affected by this natural disaster. Below are the options for donations: [1] Checks/Money Orders donations ➡ Payable to: ImpactLives ➡ Memo Line: “Puerto Rico Hurricane Support Relief” ➡ Address: 7003 Oxford Street St. Louis Park, MN 55426 [2] Online donations please go to: http://bit.ly/CoaliciondeBoricuasenMinnesota ➡ Complete the Donor Information ➡ At the bottom of the Select Your Event “Puerto Rico Hurricane Support Relief” ➡ Comment Box: Coalición de Boricuas en Minnesota (Suggestion Only/Not required) If you have any questions feel free to email: Boricuasenminneosta@gmail.com Or contact: Soraya Valdon Lopez @ 612-817-0760
 
Saturday MTM Run @ Longfellow Grill, 2990 W River Pkwy, 8pm • Join us for a short run on Saturday morning. We’ll get a good workout in, then head out for coffee at Dunn Bros. Let’s plan to meet in the hallway between the Dunn Bros and Longfellow Grill.

 

 

Sunday, October 29

Painting PUNKINS’ @ Nova Art Space, 4106 42ndAve S, 2pm • Come one, come all, come as a family! I will have one medium size and two smaller sized punkins’ for each person to paint. I have some pretty neat ideas but you are also of course free to do whatever strikes you! If you want to help your little one with their 3 there is no cost to you. Just let me know! No knives for carving but lots of mess, painting and decorating! Your child will have 2 hours to PAINT PUNKINS’. All supplies are included! $25 per child All ages, drop off or come as a family. Register to this event and I will reach out to proceed with payment options. You can pay via pay pal to register Zagaza11@gmail.com Or Www.novaartspace.com Or I take credit cards, just send me a PM.
 
Halloween Extravaganza – Longfellow @ Parkway Pizza Longfellow, 4359 Minneha ha Ave. 1pm • Join us for our Halloween Extravaganza! We’ll provide pumpkins to decorate and spooky coloring sheets! There will even be a happy hour for the adults!
 
Juanito Pascual Sunday Series @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave. 5pm • Come and enjoy an evening of powerful flamenco guitar! How much: $15 for adults $12 for seniors and students About Juanito: National Public Radio calls Juanito Pascual “one of the hottest flamenco guitarists to emerge in recent years.” A Minneapolis native and graduate of Boston’s New England Conservatory, Juanito enjoys an active international touring schedule as soloist, band leader and as collaborator with numerous projects. In 2014 Juantio released his third album of original compositions and has been a featured artist in such renowned venues as the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, New York’s Avery Fisher Hall and Blue Note Jazz Club, Panama Jazz Festival, Mexico City’s Eurojazz Festival, and Madrid’s Casa Patas. He has been featured on the NPR’s “The World” program and made an appearance in the 2009 film “Pink Panther 2” alongside Steve Martin and Andy Garcia. FULL BIO and more: juanitopascual.com
 
Vikings vs Browns at The Howe @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave. 8 am • The Howe restaurant and kitchen will be open at 8am for the Vikings vs. Browns game in London! The game starts at 8:30am, so of course we’re going to be here for you!
 
Howl-o-ween Canine Costume Party! @ Lakes & Legends Brewing Company, 1368 LaSalle Ave. 2-5pm • FREE • KID-FRIENDLY • Get your doggos and puppers ready for Halloween and head over to the brewery for a “furry friend” themed day of costumed fun brought to you by L&L along with Sidewalk Dog Media. As always, dogs are welcome INSIDE. We’ll have prizes for best costumes, so come dressed to impress! Sidewalk Dog Media will be on hand, as well as Finley’s Barkery with treats for your pooch.
The talented-AF KME Photography will be there for the first hour, so come early! You can score FAME for your dog, since one lucky pup will have their photo used as Sidewalk Dog’s Facebook and Twitter cover photo for the whole month of November.
Sidewalk Dog will also be debuting their NEW dog-friendly Indoor Brewery Pass, which includes Lakes & Legends (of course)! 

 

Monday, October 30

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Practice writing  for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 6:30-7:30pm
 

Tuesday, October 31

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-7:30pm

 

Wednesday, November 1

Small Group Computer Help for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 9:30-11am
 
Childcare Group Storytime for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 10:15-10:45am

Merlins Rest Pub Quiz @ Merlin’s Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 7:30. The Quizmaster is their own Minister of Culture, Bill Watkins. His legendary quizzes will test your knowledge! Don’t worry, there are a few easy ones in there.  Bill is here to intrigue your curiosity, not make you feel stupid. They do not accept reservations for Pub Quiz, taking place every Wednesday. This event tends to fill up quickly, so arrive early to assure a seat!

No Tent featuring Reina Del Cid – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • FREE • Doors 6pm :: Music 7pm :: 21+ :: Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) • Free Music Wednesdays Bent Paddle Supports No Tent featuring Reina Del Cid
No Tent No Tent is a bluegrass band formed by Reina del Cid. It features guitarist extraordinaire Toni Lindgren and a rotating cast of characters from the Minneapolis-St. Paul folk scene playing a mix of old-time traditionals, bluegrassified covers, and a few roots inspired originals.
 
Tape Freaks Presents: November’s Mystery Movie @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. 7pm • Do you like surprises, b-movies, and free stuff? Then this is the event for you! This month we’re back at the shiny new Trylon Cinema, and we couldn’t be more excited! Each month Tape Freaks picks a movie near to their hearts and shares it with an audience who won’t know what they’re in for until the title hits the screen! At the screenings you’ll also get a chance to grab some free swag, and will have first crack at limited edition art made for the event. More info and clues @ http://tapefreaks.blogspot.com/ *** Be sure to check for ticket availability, tickets are available in advance up to a few hours before show time @ http://www.trylon.org/film/tape-freaks-november/ Tickets purchased at the door must be paid for in cash.***

 

Thursday, November 2

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm
 
Teen Fandom @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 6-8pm
 
Koch Marshall Trio at The Hook – Freewheelin’ 1st Thursday @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm :: $10/$15 seating available • Freewheelin’ 1st Thursday • Greg Koch and the Koch-Marshall Trio consists of American guitarist Greg Koch, his son Dylan Koch on drums and Hammond B3 specialist Toby Lee Marshall. At the heart of this organ trio is a blues sensibility – but Koch’s compositions are an amalgam of rock, funk, jazz and country served up with heavy grooves and dynamic improvisations delivered with no small dose of humor and occasional wild abandon. Milwaukee native Greg Koch has forged a successful career as a guitar player’s guitarist. He has been called “fiendishly talented” by Guitar Player Magazine and “scary good” by guitar phenom Joe Bonamassa. Koch is widely known for his lengthy tenure as an international ambassador for Fender Guitars which listed him in their “Top Ten Unsung Guitarists.” Greg is a contributing columnist for a variety of guitar magazines including Guitar Player Magazine which listed Greg’s “Chief’s Blues” in their “40 Badass Blues Solos You Must Hear.” Dylan Koch gravitated to the drums early on in his life using kitchen utensils to play along with music as soon as he could walk. In high school Dylan participated in the Jazz Institute at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and furthered his studies at the McNally Smith School of Music in the Twin Cities. He has performed alongside his father with such artists as Robben Ford, Little Feat’s Paul Barrere, Jon Cleary, David Grissom, Roscoe Beck and Malford Milligan. Dylan was recently nominated for “Drummer Of The Year” by the Wisconsin Area Music Awards (WAMI). Toby Lee Marshall’s screaming B3 is the perfect compliment to the musical stew that is the Koch songbook. Hailing from the Twin Cities, his fascination for the Hammond B3 took hold after seeing Steve Cherewan playing with Dr. Mambos Combo at their legendary residency at Bunkers in Minneapolis. Steve mentored Toby in the ways of the B3 and he hit the ground running landing a gig with bluesman Lonnie Brooks while still a teen. He would go on to travel the world as a member of Bernard Allison’s band. After taking a hiatus to spend some family time, Toby is returning to music with a vehemence and the Koch-Marshall format gives him a long leash to let his freak flag fly, providing groovy bass lines, sinuous chordal work and incendiary solos. “I believe Greg Koch is pound for pound the best guitar player in the world today. His, tone, feel and style are unrivaled in today’s guitar playing community. He is scary good. It was a true honor to do shows with him.” Joe Bonamassa