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21+ SHOW

David Ellefson (Megadeth): Basstory

with Archer Nation, Last Crack, Kublai Khan, and DJ Danny Sigelman

Monday, July 29, 2019

6:00 pm

$20.00 ADVANCE | $25.00 DOOR


Note: $25.00 is the day of show price.


From humble farm roots in rural Minnesota, David Ellefson has come a long way, literally and figuratively, to conquering stages around the World as bassist of thrash metal titans MEGADETH. Revered for his unique, hard-hitting playing style, and unwavering dedication to his musical craft, Ellefson has woven a vast professional tapesty as a bassist, songwriter, record producer, clinician and author. As a member of MEGADETH, he has been awarded 10 Grammy nominations, countless gold & platinum records and toured the world for the better part of 3 decades.

In addition to Megadeth, David has lent his playing and writing abilities to several other recording and touring projects including Soulfly, F5, Temple of Brutality, Altitudes and Attitude (With Frank Bello of Anthrax) and Metal Allegiance, the “supergroup” formed by Mark Menghi with David, Mike Portnoy, and Alex Skolnick who released their eponymous debut in 2015 on Nuclear Blast. Ellefson who holds a Bachelor’s degree in business marketing and continues to lecture on a variety of music and business related topics, has also ventured out into other related forays, as president of record label EMP Label Group (Ellefson Music Productions), and with his own coffee brand Ellefson Coffee Co.


From Santa Cruz, California, ARCHER NATION is a young touring trio determined to deliver genuine and unrelenting hard rock and heavy metal music to fans everywhere. Keyhan’s unique drumming, David’s masterful bass duties, and Dylan’s captivating blend of shredding and singing make for an exciting modern take on the genre while paying homage to the heavy metal inspirations that drive them.


Formed in 1987 in Madison, WI, Last Crack is a five-piece band who’s first demo circulated regionally and landed in the hands of fan-zine writer Jake Wisely in Minneapolis. It was Jake that turned RoadRunner’s Monte Conner on to the Madison band. The band signed to Roadrunner Records within 9 months of creation and Last Crack recorded Sinister Funkhouse #17 at Prince’s Paisley Park. With the 1989 release of Sinister Funkhouse #17, the band got the attention of the major metal magazines, and quickly developed a loyal fan base.


American thrash metal band from Minneapolis, Minnesota formed in 1984, disbanded in 1988, and reunited in 2003.

Greg Handevidt – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Mike Liska – Bass
John Fedde – Percussion
Kevin Idso – Guitars


Danny Sigelman is a DJ, writer, musician, and artist who has worked for Radio K, KFAI, 89.3 The Current, China Radio International, Secret Stash Records, and the Dakota Jazz Club. His fascination with music and pop culture forges his insight in reviewing live music. Danny lives in Minneapolis. Follow him on Twitter: @paper_sleeves