KILL KANCER fundraiser at The Turf Club
Join us for an unforgettable night of music on May 7 at the Turf Club to Kill Kancer. The lineup:
- American Scarecrows are a Minneapolis band who have been delighting new fans over the last few years with a well-crafted blend of rootsy Americana and rock. Their two full length albums display impressive songwriting acumen and a winning sound. They are an ace live band and will be joining Soul Asylum on tour this Spring.
- Kraig Johnson has performed at every previous Kill Kancer-releated live music event, dating all the way back to the legendary “Rock For Karl” benefit in 2004. Kraig is currently working with two beloved Minnesota bands that have recently “rebooted” – The Jayhawks and Run Westy Run, and is also finalizing a new solo release. Kraig hasn’t played a proper solo show in his hometown in far too long so this will be a very special occasion. He will be joined by his good friend and collaborator, singer/songwriter David Poe and a sure to be exciting cast of friends.
- For over 20 years, Trailer Trash have been thrilling audiences with its unique brand of American roots, country, swing and rockabilly. Their “Trashy Little Xmas” shows at Lee’s Liquor Lounge have long been an annual holiday highlight in Minneapolis. A Trailer Trash show is a guaranteed good time.
- Named one of First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2014, Sam Cassidy‘s music has been described as a “unique brand of hard-luck, blue-collar rock” with “a true ear for timeless melodies”. Often backed by a sprawling backing band, his dynamic live show is not to be missed.
Proceeds from this event will help to fund Kill Kancer’s Gardens Kill Kancer program. In 2014, Kill Kancer put 1200 plants in the ground and distributed 700 seed packages across Minneapolis in an effort to give additional options to those local residents who have limited access to healthy food choices. We hope to double that commitment in 2015.
Kill Kancer, a 501c3 non profit charitable organization, is a network of support dedicated to killing cancer by working to prevent it through educating, encouraging, and empowering. We’re dedicated to reducing the risk of death by cancer by 90% by any means necessary. Too many lives have been cut short for no reason – and we’ve had enough. We will outsmart cancer and beat it at its own game. We educate, encourage and empower. We kill kancer.
We spend so much time dissecting music and pondering what the point in making it is that we sometimes forget that people merely create music because it brings them joy. That’s the most surprisingly pleasant thing about the Minneapolis band American Scarecrows; they do what they love without having to put any other labels on it. The trio, made up of Seth Davin and Allen Maier (Dropping Daylight) and Matthew Broadbent (Somerset), has packed all of the experience of their years into music that tells a story of love, loss, and growth.
This is the story of a love affair between a band and a bar. TRAILER TRASH has drawn enthusiastic crowds at Lee’s Liquor Lounge in downtown Minneapolis since 1993. Now in its twentieth year, the band has turned generations of music lovers on to its brand of American roots, country, swing and rockabilly.
A genuine, everyday guy with a unique brand of blue-collar rock that is irresistibly likable. He’s endearing and introspective and his debut full length, Debt, is littered with golden melodies that hit the spot. The buzzy rocker is slightly twangy, mostly Americana, and certainly charming. His pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps everyman’s music is supported by a “sprawling” live band and also earned him a slot as one of First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2014.