The Sycamores Reunite for Brad Zellar Tribute.
We’re very excited to announce that the Sycamores will be reuniting for their first show in more than five years!
To celebrate the invaluable presence – and 50th birthday – of Twin Cities culture-hound, book maven and writer’s writer Brad Zellar, the Sycamores will join Slim Dunlap, High On Stress, Shiny Lights, Belfast Cowboys, Dana Thompson, Dan Israel, and Rank Strangers for an evening of great music at St. Paul’s Amsterdam Bar and Hall on Sunday, November 20, 2011.
Frank, David, Heath and Jim are busily reacquainting themselves with the Sycamores catalog, clearing out the cobwebs, and greasing up that rusty gateway to musicality. So far, so good. As an added bonus for this special night, Jon Duncan and Slim Dunlap, longtime friends of the band, will join in on a few vintage numbers. The Amsterdam Bar is the newest addition to the Twin Cities live music scene, and we’ve only heard rave reviews. Hope to see you there!
UPDATED SET TIMES ***Subject to change:
A cavalcade of Brad’s friends, including some of the finest talent in the Twin Cities, will be providing the music. The line-up is:
6:15 – Nikki and the Ruemates
7:00 – Dana Thompson and the North Shore
7:45 – High on Stress
8:30 – Shiny Lights
9:15 – The Sycamores
10:00 – Slim Dunlap Band – featuring Billy Dankert
10:45 – The Belfast Cowboys
11:30 – Dan Israel and the Cultivators
12:00 – DJ Vu-Vu Zella! Midnight Dance Party
12:30 – Rank Strangers
Jimmy Dutch Gaines will be the MC, and Brad himself — DJ Vu-Vu Zella! — will be spinning discs from his fabulous record collection between sets.
There will also be a silent auction. Artwork by internationally acclaimed artists David Rathman, Alec Soth, Paul Shambroom and David Small, as well as works by Carrie Thompson, Eric Ruby, Karl Raschke, McNair Evans, Mike Mosedale Daniel Corrigan, Gene Pittman, Jason Polan, Eric Anfinson, Andy Sturdevant, Charlie B. Ward, Scott Nedrelow, Stuart Klipper, Judy Anderson, Kendra Pollock, Eric William Carroll, Horacio Devoto, David Sollie, Mary Gibney, Curtiss A collages, and more, will be sold to the highest bidder. Brad Zellar’s Polaroids will also be up for bid. Friends are donating autographed music memorabilia (Jayhawks, Replacements etc.), books (Alison McGhee, Laurie Lindeen and Micawber’s Books), CDs, and other assorted curiosities.
All proceeds from this event will be used to assist Brad with his rising medical expenses.
$10.00 + suggested donation at the door.