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Valley Bar

Music, film, spoken word, & comedy showcased in an intimate venue with a game room and cocktail lounge.

Upcoming Shows for Valley Bar

  • Monday, Sep. 24, 2018

    Mimicking Birds

    Layers of Us is Mimicking Birds' third full-length album with producer Jeremy Sherrer (Modest Mouse, Dandy Warhols, The Shins). Recorded at Isaac Brock’s Ice Cream Party Studios, it’s easily their most ambitious work to date. If their self-titled 2010 debut established the band as fearlessly honest, and 2014’s Eons demonstrated added depth and experimentation, then Layers of Us represents the maturity that comes with touring extensively and continuing to expand their sound.

    21+

    Tickets available online and at Stinkweeds Records

  • Tuesday, Sep. 25, 2018

    The New Division

    The New Division is the alias of Los Angeles based electronic Musician/Producer John Glenn Kunkel. What began as a college bedroom project in Riverside, CA was eventually met with critical success in the winter 2011 debut E.P., “The Rookie.” A few months later, the first full-length record entitled “Shadows,” was declared "album of the year" by several renowned music tastemakers and garnered the band an international following. "Night Escape," which was released as the second E.P. in 2012, shifted gears with the project’s songcraft. Sonically, it featured a more developed and refined dance-oriented sound encompassing lush expansive instrumentation and brighter tonalities.

    21+

    Another Green World opens the show

    Tickets available online and at Stinkweeds Records.

  • Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2018

    Julian Lage Trio

    On Modern Lore, Julian Lage's second studio recording with his trio, the composer and guitarist focuses on the groove, building his melodies and solos around the work of the prodigious rhythm section of double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Modern Lore finds Lage playfully flipping the script he followed on his acclaimed 2016 Mack Avenue debut, Arclight. That album -- produced, like Modern Lore, by Lage's friend and collaborator, the singer-songwriter Jesse Harris -- was his first trio set on electric guitar and found Lage inspired by the sounds and the attitude of the freewheeling, pre-bebop jazz era, when, as he puts it, "country music and jazz and swing were in this weird wild-west period." This time he incorporates the sensibility, if not the outright sound, of early rock and roll, a similarly hybrid form driven by rhythm, personality and a passion for the electric guitar.

    16+

    Tickets available online and at Stinkweeds Records.

  • Thursday, Sep. 27, 2018

    DEAD HEARTS CLUB

    With THE BITTERSWEET WAY, DJ HEIMBUCK & MITCH FREEDOM. This show is 21+ Tickets available online and at STINKWEEDS.

  • Friday, Sep. 28, 2018

    Scattered Melodies

    Scattered Melodies is a musical venture captained by Josh Montag with his first mate Jake Johnston, who strive to unite all communities, cities, and continents through the influence of music. As a rhythm section they enjoy the positive vibrations music brings to their lives, as well as the capability it has to bring humanity together for a greater cause. With their first collaborative effort titled " A Collective Agreement" they aim to create a practice of working together with other bands and artists within the studio musically, and out in the streets, to promote a greater community consciousness.

    21+

    Hyperbella Opens the show

    Tickets available online and at Stinkweeds Records

  • Saturday, Sep. 29, 2018

    Playboy Manbaby / Treasure Mammal / Audrey

    Playboy Manbaby is the party anthem of the impending zombie apocalypse. Raising awareness for Milk and other Dairy related issues.

    21+

    Tickets Available at Stinkweeds Records

  • Sunday, Sep. 30, 2018

    FUSE SESSIONS [Jazz Fusion, Neo-Soul, Funk, R&B]

    With WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?, RUNNING FROM BEARS, PALO BREA

  • Monday, Oct. 01, 2018

    Quintron and Miss Pussycat

    Quintron and Misspussycat and Misspussycat

    On sale now! Tickets Available Online and at Stinkweeds Records

  • Natalie Prass @ Valley Bar Oct. 02
  • Thursday, Oct. 04, 2018

    The Blow

    The Blow (Melissa Dyne and Khaela Maricich) have spent the past many years building a system for massaging atmosphere. Specifically and technically: they have been manipulating sound and light waves in raw forms, using electroacoustic production tools and analog video synths. Emotionally and metaphysically: they have been constructing a world for themselves to live in. From a thrust of both curiosity and financial necessity, the duo found themselves working together in isolation in series of remote locations around the United States. Installing their portable studio in these places (a defunct ski resort in northern Georgia, for example) they confronted a variety of unwelcoming atmospheres. Through the process of developing their instruments and methods of producing sound and light projection, they massaged the airs around them, changing the qualities of the spaces and making spheres of atmosphere that were more habitable for existence. As the greater atmosphere of the country has slanted towards being more unwelcoming to general existence, this skill set has proven beneficial. Tickets also available at Stinkweeds Records.

  • Sunday, Oct. 07, 2018

    The Happy Fits

    Fencing champion Ross Monteith and orchestra nerd Calvin Langman (The Happy Fits) didn't exactly get along in high school. However, a chance conversation about the success of Youtube cover bands brought the two together to pave a road to quick fortune. Their mix of rocking guitars and electric cello created a unique dynamic, blending their love of rock artists like The Black Keys and folk bands like The Violent Femmes. Working on covers grew tiresome, and an emotional break-up soon inspired them to write their first song together. The resulting music produced a youthful and chaotic frenzy of catchy melodies and raw instrumentals. When the band recruited professional gamer Luke Davis to join the band on drums, The Happy Fits were born.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

    MC Lars

    American rapper, producer, writer, and cartoonist, Stanford University alumnus, founder and CEO of the independent record label Horris Records, MC Lars , will share the evening with MC Frontalot, Mega Ran, Schaffer the Darklord

  • Yung Bae @ Valley Bar Oct. 11
  • Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018

    King Khan and the Shrines

    w/ GABRIELLA COHEN, STRANGE LOT

  • Sure Sure @ Valley Bar Oct. 14
  • Windhand @ Valley Bar Oct. 15
  • Jeremy Zucker @ Valley Bar Oct. 16
  • Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018

    Four Fists (P.O.S X ASTRONAUTALIS)

    Stef Alexander and Andy Bothwell, respectively known as P.O.S and Astronautalis, have been making guest appearances on each other's records for over ten years, and date their friendship back even further. That makes a collaborative project like Four Fists both inevitable and necessary at the same time: it's the team-up of two of Minneapolis' most stylistically fearless artists, both of whom simultaneously inhabit the worlds of hip-hop and indie-punk in a way that the Twin Cities music community has always welcomed.

    SHIFTEE, ANGEL DAVANPORT

    Tickets also available at Stinkweeds Records

  • Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

    Starcrawler

    On sale now!

  • Sunday, Nov. 04, 2018

    Big Data

    w/ CASTLECOMER, FITNESS

  • Tuesday, Nov. 06, 2018

    Great Lake Swimmers

    On sale now!

  • Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

    The Mowgli's

    On sale 8/10!

  • Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

    Mac Demarco

    Punk Rock Alley at Valley Bar - Outdoor Show

  • Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

    The Wind + The Wave

    On sale now!

  • Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

    Helio Sequence

    10 Year Anniversary of "Keep Your Eyes Ahead" tour

  • Friday, Nov. 23, 2018

    Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons

    Farewell Tour! On sale 9/7

  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018

    John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday)

    On sale 8/24!

  • Monday, Mar. 11, 2019

    Low

    On sale 9/14!

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