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SOLD OUT – Blue Ox Pre-Party with Pert Near Sandstone



April 27, 2018
8:00 PM
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Blue Ox Festival Pre-Party with Pert Near Sandstone and Them Coulee Boys on Friday, April 27 at The Hook and Ladder Theater
Blue Ox Festival presents

Pert Near Sandstone

with guests Them Coulee Boys

Friday, April 27
at The Hook and Ladder Theater
8pm Doors :: 9pm Music :: 21+
$15 Advance / $18 Day of Show



The Hook hosts a night of Midwestern free wheelin’ olde tyme indie string music for the Twin Cities Blue Ox Festival Pre-Party with Pert Near Sandstone and Them Coulee Boys!

Pert Near Sandstone
It was roughly a decade ago that Pert Near Sandstone first gathered around a microphone in a Minneapolis basement to record their debut album, ‘Up And Down The River.’ So much has happened since then: highs and lows, personal struggles and artistic triumphs, new faces and new sounds. The winding road they’ve traveled over the years makes it all the more meaningful for the band to come full circle on their dazzling new release, ‘Discovery Of Honey,’ which finds them once again recording in a basement and reuniting with founding member Ryan Young, who’s spent the past seven years touring the world playing fiddle with bluegrass stars Trampled By Turtles.

“A frenzied string shredding spree that takes audiences under its spell.” – 89.3 The Current

Them Coulee Boys
Them Coulee Boys live shows are energetic affairs, with a constant passion and sincerity evident in each song they play. Some songs it’s an infectious stomp, inviting the listener to dance along.  Driving banjo, guitar, mandolin, and bass provide a backdrop for fast-paced narratives about love and life, ordinary or incredible.  Other songs leave room for space, with ambient electric banjo and finger picked instrumentation accompany songs dealing with the harsh realities of things we cannot control.  These are songs from a band that is not afraid to take chances.  These are songs from a band that’s comfortable stripped down, or turned way up.  These songs are deeply personal and entirely relatable.  Maybe that’s what makes theses songs so easy to sing along with, and these performances so moving.  You’re invited to feel a whole range of emotions, and that makes for shows that you won’t soon forget.

“[Them Coulee Boys] are sure to kick down an equal dose of punk-folk calamity and Americana balladry, 4-part harmonies learned in dive bars and church basements, and a banjo stomp so infective you are sure to join with abandon.” – Mid West Music Fest