Salted Artist Pop Up Gallery

Check out what some of our musicians are doing in the visual realm! Salted Artist Virtual Gallery Tour is coming this weekend featuring paintings by Stephen Ittner (The Go-Karts, The Hang Ups, The Starfolk, The Owls) and photos by Allison LaBonne (Typsy Panthre, The Starfolk, The Owls, Ice Palace) among other stellar artists. Follow @saltedartist on FB and @thesaltedartist on Instagram or visit their website to stay tuned! Special nod to Brian Tighe for the instrumental on this teaser time lapse 🙂

Tofte Lake Center Residency

Visiting artists The Starfolk, a chamber pop trio from Minneapolis perform for the first time in the Ely area on June 16 as part of their week long residency at Tofte Lake Center. “Chamber pop” refers to the distinctive use of cello in The Starfolk’s sound, and their acclaimed cellist Jacqueline Ultan is also the group’s connection to Ely.

“I first visited Ely on a residency developing music for The Sandbox Theater, and now I come back whenever I can. I fell in love with Tofte Lake Center’s beautiful juxtaposition of solitude and community,  so nurturing to creative work.”

Ultan’s dual cello lead group Jelloslave drew the largest audiences The Aerie Performance Venue had ever seen, and she’s excited to return with The Starfolk next month. 

“I love bringing a too-often backgrounded instrument to the forefront in diverse musical styles.  The chemistry we create in The Starfolk is powerful. These are melodic, adventurous pop songs with thoughtful lyrics that I think local audiences will really connect with.”

Ultan also looks forward to stocking up on her favorite Ely concoction: Crapola Granola.  “Thankfully now I can find Crapola at Cub Foods in Minneapolis,” Ultan says, “but I discovered it here first.” 

The Starfolk is: Brian Tighe (guitar, vocals) Jacqueline Ultan (cello), Allison LaBonne (bass guitar, vocals)

The Starfolk perform at 7pm Friday June 16th 2017

The Aerie Performance Space at Tofte Lake Center

2209 Fernberg Road, Ely MN 55731

218-365-7769

$10 Suggested Donation

www.thestarfolk.com

The Starfolk free concert @ Northrop Plaza

7/29/15 12:00pm enjoy a special outdoor concert by The Starfolk!  Info here.  The Starfolk will also be playing an intimate early evening gig Sunday 7/19/15 @ Honey 7PM with friends The Chinch Bugs!

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The folks in The Chinch Bugs seem to hanging around with all the right people. Broke was produced by Brian Tighe, best known as the man behind the criminally-overlooked yet mindblowingly incredible pop band The Hang Ups (we highly recommend everything that the band has ever recorded). As if that weren’t reason enough to check out this self-released album, Joey Molland (of Badfinger) even plays lead guitar on one track (“Chardonnay”). The Chinch Bugs are comprised of Scott Wolf (bass), Lila Karash (guitars, vocals), Jenny Loupe (oboe, English horn, vocals, keyboard), and Jimmy Sexton (drums, percussion, vocals, organ). These four musicians are obviously driven by a love of pop music. Their music is simple, direct, and ultimately inspired. Instead of doing what is the norm this century (using digital technology to hide a lack of talent), these folks present their music using only the basics and they never bury them in overdubs. Sincerity and good intentions just ooze out of these cool tracks. Our favorite cuts include “Chardonnay,” “Broke,” “Lizard’s Dress,” and “Take Me Away.” Totally groovy modern pop with a cool consciousness.

 

TPRI from Estonia @ 7th St Entry 1.15.15

Super excited that The Starfolk will share a night at 7th St Entry with Estonian Psychedelic Pop band Tartu Popi Ja Roki Instituut (Tartu Pop and Rock Institute) who will visit Minneapolis on their first ever U.S. Tour!  TPRI released a split 7″ on the great local label MPLS LTD (who put out the first split 7″ by The Starfolk + Typsy Panthre), and they have a new release available via our friends at Minty Fresh (Jim Ruiz’s label for his first two records).  They already practically feel like family!  Basement Apartment is also playing, don’t miss this rare night of music!

Tartu Pop and Rock Institute + Basement Apartment + The Starfolk

7th Street Entry, January 15 2015, 8PM

 

 

 

 

KINKY KRISTMAS SHOW 12/12/14

A strong Korda Kontingent will grace this Holiday Food Drive and concert hosted by ace Kinks tribute band Kinda Kinky!  Party, dance, and feed people in need all in one enchanted eve!  Three full sets of Kinks songs, with guest turns by members of Jim Ruiz Set, The Starfolk, and many many more!

8PM Friday December 12 2014

Eagles Club 34, 2507 E 25th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406

The deets:

Admission is $5 with a non-perishable food item ($10 otherwise). And, for every paid admission, Eagles Club 34 will make a matching donation of $5 – up to $1000 for The Food Group (formerly known as The Emergency Foodshelf Network). Special guest cameos by: Brian Tighe and Allison LaBonne, Jim and Emily Ruiz, Mike and Charlotte Crabtree, Dylan Hicks, Cindy Lawson, Gini Dodds, Curtiss A,  Robert Wilkinson, Stephanie Winter,  Mike and Kiki Lane, Carol Cunnington and Jacques Wait, John Magnuson, Helm Matthews, Georgia Conley Ramin and Alma Engebretson. Plus 3 very special MYSTERY guests!

 

The Starfolk and HOLLY

Six weeks after their heart-warming summer house concert series together, The Starfolk re-unite with effervescent singer-songwriter HOLLY at The Cedar for HOLLY’s “Maps and Lists” Record Release Party in Minneapolis 9.12.14.  Dosh, Anders Nilsen and MC Alan Church also grace the stage.  Don’t Miss!  Tix here.

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THE STARFOLK / HOLLY living room TOUR summer 2014!

In July, The Starfolk and HOLLY are heading out on a 15 city acoustic living room-backyard-dinner party-church-record store tour  Check out the cities and dates below.  The tour is being promoted by word-of-mouth.  Share the news with your friends around the country!

The Starfolk will be performing as a duo: Brian Tighe (of The Hang Ups) and Allison LaBonne (of The Owls); their sound is melodic, moody psych-folk-pop, rich with harmonies and adventurous chord progressions.  Subtly out of this world.

Sometimes described as PJ Harvey meets The Police, or Suzanne Vega-ish, singer-songwriter (Holly Muñoz) will release her record Maps and Lists in September. HOLLY raised $50,000 to crowd fund this record, which she made with John Vanderslice.

Many of these parties are at private residences, contact us  for details if you’d like to come!  allison[at]kordarecords[dot]com
www.iamonteamholly.com www.thestarfolk.com

Wednesday, July 9 – Albuquerque, NM – INFO
Saturday, July 12 – San Diego, CA – INFO
Wednesday, July 16 – Los Angeles – INFO
Thursday, July 17 – San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
Friday, July 18 – Saratoga, CA – INFO
Saturday, July 19 – San Francisco, CA – ALMOST SOLD OUT – INFO
Tuesday, July 22 – Bend, OR – INFO
Wednesday, July 23 – Portland, OR – INFO
Thursday, July 24 – Olympia, WA – INFO
Saturday, July 26 – Seattle, WA – INFO
Sunday, July 27 – Missoula, MT
Monday, July 28 – Bismarck, ND INFO
Friday, August 1 – Chicago, IL – INFO
Saturday, August 2 – Milwaukee, WI – INFO
Sunday, August 3 – Minneapolis, MN – INFO

 

www.iamonteamholly.com www.thestarfolk.com

 

The Starfolk heads west with HOLLY!

The Starfolk are busily planning a special house concert tour for July, along with singer songwriter HOLLY!

In July, The Starfolk and HOLLY are heading out on a 15 city acoustic living room-backyard-dinner party-church-record store tour  A rare chance to see The Starfolk outside of Minneapolis; in intimate unique settings.  Check out the cities and dates below.  The tour is being promoted by word-of-mouth.  Share the news with friends around the country!

The Starfolk will be performing as a duo: Brian Tighe (of The Hang Ups) and Allison LaBonne (of The Owls); their sound is melodic, moody psych-folk-pop, rich with harmonies and adventurous chord progressions.  Subtly out of this world.

Sometimes described as PJ Harvey meets The Police, or Suzanne Vega-ish, singer-songwriter (Holly Muñoz) will release her record Maps and Lists in September. HOLLY raised $50,000 to crowd fund this record, which she made with John Vanderslice.

Many of these parties are at private residences, contact us  for details if you’d like to come!  allison[at]kordarecords[dot]com

www.iamonteamholly.com www.thestarfolk.com

Wednesday, July 9 – Albuquerque, NM – INFO
Saturday, July 12 – San Diego, CA – INFO
Wednesday, July 16 – Los Angeles – INFO
Thursday, July 17 – San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
Friday, July 18 – Saratoga, CA – INFO
Saturday, July 19 – San Francisco, CA – ALMOST SOLD OUT – INFO
Tuesday, July 22 – Bend, OR – INFO
Wednesday, July 23 – Portland, OR – INFO
Thursday, July 24 – Olympia, WA – INFO
Saturday, July 26 – Seattle, WA – INFO
Sunday, July 27 – Missoula, MT
Monday, July 28 – Bismarck, ND
Friday, August 1 – Chicago, IL – INFO
Saturday, August 2 – Milwaukee, WI – INFO
Sunday, August 3 – Minneapolis, MN

 

www.iamonteamholly.com www.thestarfolk.com

The Starfolk @ Honey, Sat May 24

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Join The Starfolk for a song swap with witty and lovable folktress Julia Douglass.  Music goes 5:30-7:00pm, and their sets will be interspersed with each other. Pre-dinner fun!  Maybe head upstairs to Ginger Hop for a special meal afterward?

Honey has a great sound system, and intimate atmosphere perfect for getting up close and personal with the musicians.

The Starfolk & Julia Douglass / Saturday May 24 / Honey / 5:30-7:00pm / $5

Honey: Best New Nightclub 2012

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