This weekend is FULL of terrific shows that people have got to get out and support. I got something for you pretty much every night of the week!

If there’s something I forgot please let me know.


For my JazzHeads:

Wednesday February 2,2011

Adam Linz is hosting a Jazz Theory/ Jazz History class that runs 15 weeks- 15 one  hour sessions. Really cool: more info here.

Megan Shaw, Kari Shaw and Doug Otto

SISTER SHAW at 331 club

The Bates brothers– JT and Chris will be performing with the group SISTER SHAW (Kari and Megan Shaw) with the support of Doug Otto and Shane Akers at Northeast Minneapolis’ 331 Club.

Wednesday February 2, 2011

9.30-12.30 pm (no cover)


gets competitive.

While I’d love for you all to drop by a community open mic night/ SLAM Poetry Night

I’ve been invited to guest at to support an Laura Jeffrey Academy 8th grader’s vision to battle poverty. All proceeds from concessions will be donated to a local community organization.

Lisa Brimmer/ @2speakease

The event runs approx. 6.30-8.30 at the Laura Jeffrey Academy Gym. and I believe it’s kosher to wander in and out of the event.

PLZ let me know if you wanna wing-(wo)man me.

There is also:

The Sextons

The Turf Club

Doors 9:00 PM | $6.00 | Main Stage

These guys are really great. Jake Nyberg – drums, Erik Moeckel-Vocals guitar, Adam Fekete-Guitar, and Adam Tucker-Bass.


Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus,

Meditations and Revelations,

Something Like a Bird

presented by Adam Linz and the Mingus Nonet

Something Like a Bird : Mingus Nonet
Join us as we delve into some of the larger ensemble pieces that Mingus wrote. A special performance of Meditation On Inner Peace from Mingus UCLA and many more. Featuring Mike Lewis, Greg Lewis, Bryan Nichols, JT Bates, Adam Linz, Chris Thomson, Scott Agster, Stefan Kac, and Dave Karr. NOT TO BE MISSED!!

MacPhail Center For Music

501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN

Q and A at 7PM
Concert at 8PM
$10 general admission
$5 for students
Funded in part by a grant from the NEA and the Minnesota State Arts Board.www.macphail.com


Jay Epstein’s group FRAMEWORK performs at Artist’s Quarter.

$5 cover- 9 pm show time

(Chris Olson: guitar, Chris Bates: bass and Jay Epstein: drums) will be conjuring up it’s magic once again at their

Jay Epstein

favorite saloon, the Artist’s Quarter which is fast asserting itself as one of the few lasting/ local musician friendly establishments. @2speakease means Local Musican Friendly with capital letters as there is a commitment to hosting LOCAL music during prime hours. @2speakease applauds them and hopes to pop down and support them very soon.)


The Atlantis Quartet

Some of my favorite musicians on the planet are performing at the AQ two nights in a row:

Friday Feb. 4 and Saturday Feb 5


Atlantis Quartet: L 2 R,Pete Hennig, Zacc Harris, Brandon Wozniak, Chris Bates

Zacc Harris: Guitar, Brandon Wozniak: Saxophones, Chris Bates: Bass, and Pete Hennig, Drums

These boys will take the stage and  tear some shit up.

Both shows 9 pm, All ages, $10 cover. Anything goes.

Also a shout out to


Cory Hinkle as his play


opens at the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

Feb 4, 2011.

This is a big moment for Workhaus (and also for the Guthrie).

More information about the play and the playwright at the Playwrights’ Center website.


@2speakease applauds the work of the Workhaus and also this moment for it’s writers and the MN theater scene.


Friday, February 4 at 7:30pm – February 20 at 11:00pm

Location The Dowling Studio, Guthrie Theater

Created By

More Info A dark comedy about family values and your neighbor’s secrets – starring Sarah Agnew, Maggie Chestovich, Luverne Seifert and Adam Whisner.


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