WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23rd Mike Mictlan of Doomtree is playing at the Key!
$5, 7 PM with Big Quarters and Individuo
Come see Riley McGillivray and Friends for a Winter Solstice show, Dec. 21st at 7:00 pm! Twill be quite the event!
Next up is Dewi Sant’s CD release show, Sunday Jan. 3rd at 7:00 pm. Feel privileged to be exposed to the greatness…..
….But instead of clowns and bearded ladies– it’s a BATTLE OF THE BANDS!
That’s right– Eccentric Circus is back, and will be going down Saturday, June 20th, at 4:00 p.m. The fun will be held in Sechler Park in Northfield. Admission is $4, but if you come dressed as a robot, admission is only $3. Lots of Northfield-area bands will be playing, including this band called Detective Ventriloquist that I keep hearing so much about.
So please, come on down to the park next Saturday for a whole mess of fun. And check out the poster that Dan Zenner designed.
It occurred to me today, as I was creating a poster for an upcoming show at The Key, that we never really promote upcoming concerts on this website. Whoops. Anyway, first and foremost, there’s a show FRIDAY MAY 29th (tomorrow) at The Cave. Which is at Carleton College. But the event is sponsored by The Key, and features everyone’s favorite rappers from the Twin Cities: Kanser, St. Paul Slim and Prof & Rahzwell. Admission is $5 at the door, and doors open at 7:00 p.m. Here is a snazzy poster for the event, designed by Prof himself (I believe.)
Prof and Slim are out promoting their new FREE album “Recession Music,” which is available to donwload on the world wide interweb.
Next week– SATURDAY JUNE 6TH– to be exact, The Key will welcome back Kristoff Krane for this third performance. Krane is still riding high off of the release of his LP “This Will Work For Now,” which was released in the fall of 2008. He’s a busy dude who plays a lot of shows in the Twin Cities, but genuinely seems to enjoy working with the youth in Northfield and playing at The Key. This time out, he’s bringing with him Listener and Fienix. If you have a free moment, check out some stuff by Listener— it’s like nothing I have ever heard before.
Admission for this show is $4, and the music starts at 7:00 p.m. So the doors will probably open around 6:00 or 6:30.
Here is a slightly less snazzy poster that I designed earlier today.
Also, look forward to A Night in the Box at the Key, date currently undetermined, but shooting for sometime in late summer. It’s going to be a night filled with stomping, clapping, cheering, accompanied by Minneapolis rock/bluegrass.
anyway, we hope to see you at these shows. thanks for reading this post.
This past weekend of the 6th and 7th was the Key’s giant Hip Hop Fest. On Friday, Kanser and their backing band (More than Lights) performed an awesome show with some local yokels like Timmy “Two Tone” Hollinger and his band DEAF (Desiring Every Aspect of Freedom) opening. Saturday saw the amazing Kristoffe Krane play. Krane has been making some major press, including some major play (and acknowledgment) on the Current. Local (as in Twin Cities) legend Eyedea also made a guest appearance. Thanks to Madelyn Hartke for the awesome photos.
Every Saturday at 7pm, the Key hosts Hip-Hop Night. Each week we will focus on a different aspect of Hip-Hop (MC’ing, DJ’ing, Break Dancing, Graff Writing, Beat Boxing, etc). This week is the official kick-off of Hip-Hop night, and we are hosting a rap battle!
Anyone, and I mean ANYONE may participate. If you wish to rap, we ask that you contact us ahead of time, so we can gauge how many people will be there. Walk-ins are welcome though.
This is a FREESTYLE battle! No pre-written rhymes! Anyone who is caught using pre-writtens WILL be disqualified.
Everyone is welcome to come and watch, and crowd participation is a must!
For questions, call 507-663-0715
Going into a week of gratitude and thanks giving, we know that we have so much to be appreciative of. The community of Northfield has never stepped down from a challenge, and they have continually been willing to open both their minds and their hearts to the work around them that needs to be done to make this community a great place for EVERYONE. Never enough words exist to thank all those who give of their time, of their talents, and of their resources. THANK YOU so much to everyone who gave to the NUY during Give to the Max. We are so grateful to you all for believing in the power of youth voice and the creation of a caring community! ...
“Hello, my name is Haley Heiner. I am the Co-President of the Northfield Union of Youth, also known as 'The Key.' I have been attending there for a while now and I’ve honestly never felt more at home there. So many wonderful people have accepted me there and I’ve gained amazing new friendships. The Key has helped me through so much regarding mental health, social skills, financial problems, and more. Without The Key, I don’t know where I would be today, and so many youth could say the same. The Key is the longest-running youth-led and youth-empowering organization recorded in the United States and I want it to stay that way. So many kids, including me, need a safe space like The Key. I'm so grateful that I have a place like this, and I am beyond grateful that our community cares for this organization.”
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