Announcing the 2018 Applejam Set Times and Artists!

The Suburbs

Often described as a Midwest Roxy Music, but with more humor and rock scruff, The 'Burbs have been making their unique punk-pop-art-dance records and performing off and on ever since the ‘Mpls Sound’ heyday.

Founded in 1977, The Suburbs are recognized worldwide as among the original heroes of the "Minneapolis Sound”; a historic music era that saw the emergence of other bands like The Suicide Commandos, Prince, The Replacements and Husker Du.

Led now by original keyboardist and singer Chan Poling, original drummer Hugo Klaers, and longtime saxophonists Max Ray (also of The Wallets), they are augmented by a supergroup of newcomers: Stevie Brantseg and Jeremy Ylvisaker on guitars, Steve Price on bass, Janey Winterbauer on backup vocals, Rochelle Becker on Bari Sax and Stephen Kung on horns and keys.

With dance-club hits like “Waiting” and ”Music for Boys" and radio hits like ”Life Is Like”, “Rattle My Bones”, and the recent Marriage Equality Anthem, "Love Is The Law”, The Suburbs could be forgiven for resting on their laurels. But the music and accolades keep on coming. Their last single "Turn The Radio On" was voted "Song Of The Year" by a poll of local music critics in the Mpls Star Tribune in 2013, and their brand new album “Hey Muse!” is already gathering what can only be described as a worthy buzz.

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Dan Rodriguez

Dan’s a whiskey & beer drinking, fishing & hunting loving, motorcycle riding, quality food eating, hippie sympathizing, people loving, husband and father who lives in Minneapolis. When he’s not in the studio or on the road, he tends his family’s backyard chickens, eats fresh veggies from their garden, or does outdoor hobbies. He’s played with The Civil Wars, Andy Grammer, Eric Hutchinson, NeedtoBreathe, Augustana, Tyrone Wells, Haley Reinhart, John McLaughlin, Will Hoge, Drew Holcomb and Sister Hazel.

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Two Hicks and a Chick

This local fun-loving acoustic trio combines powerful pipes and professional picking with three-part honky-tonk harmony. Made up of Ali Gray on vocals, tambourine and shaker and Jeff Becker and Mark Knoll on vocals and guitar, the band has been together since 2010. All three have been fixtures on the Minnesota music scene and bring a curated country vibe to their performances.

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Set times: 

7-7:45 Two Hicks and A Chick
8-8:45 Dan Rodriguez
9-10 The Suburbs