New Century Sessions Series Announces Two New Concerts:
Farewell Milwaukee, Fathom Lane, Actual Wolf on Friday, Sept. 18
Peter Himmelman Band on Thursday, Nov. 19
Tickets for both concerts go on Sale Friday, July 24 at 10 a.m.
MINNEAPOLISHennepin Theatre Trust announced today that its acclaimed New Century Sessions music series will continue with local musicians Farewell Milwaukee, Fathom Lane and Actual Wolf at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Returning to the New Century Theatre by popular demand after last Aprils successful solo appearance, the St. Louis Park native, and former Sussman Lawrence front man, Peter Himmelman brings his band to Minneapolis to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, July 24. Both concerts are held in the Trusts intimate New Century Theatre in City Center, street level, 615 Hennepin Ave., located in downtown Minneapolis.
Depending on the performance, prices are $20 and $40. VIP packages for Peter Himmelman Band are available for $65 and include premium seating, a pre-show meet and greet, a complimentary drink ticket and a signed piece of artist memorabilia. Tickets can be purchased online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, in person at the New Century Theatre Box Office (no service fees), 615 Hennepin Ave., on the ground floor of City Center, downtown Minneapolis, or by calling 612-455-9501.
- Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Farewell Milwaukee, Fathom Lane and Actual Wolf
Tickets: $20 (general admission)
- Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Peter Himmelman Band
Tickets: $40 (general admission) / $65 (VIP package). The VIP Package includes premium seating, a pre-show meet and greet, one drink ticket and a signed piece of artist memorabilia.
Farewell Milwaukee bends influences from the 60s and 70s into new shapes and sounds. On their album Cant Please You, Cant Please Me, the band establishes a casual country-rock majesty. Farewell Milwaukee have been on the Minneapolis music scene since 2008, with two albums and countless live shows under their belts. This determined work ethic allows Farewell Milwaukee to capture a certain dynamicto nod to their heroes while never sounding like anyone but themselves.
With Fathom Lane, multi-instrumentalist Michael Ferrier, singer Ashleigh Still and the rest of the band perform dark and beautiful rock music infected with twists, turns and hooks. On Down By Half, Fathom Lanes debut album, Ferrier writes songs about love and loss. Mining a dark and rich vein of cosmic American music that intertwines Ferriers and Stills voices with rich harmonies. Country rock gets its due, but there is an experimentalism that makes the sound difficult to categorize.
Actual Wolf is the pseudonym of Eric Pollard, a Grand Rapids, Minnesota, musician who emerged from behind the drum kit to become a front man and accomplished songwriter. He is a vocal chameleon who channels Roy Orbison, Neil Young, Bob Dylan or a nameless country music singer drifting in on an AM signal. Last year, Pollard left the Minnesota scene to go to Nashville, where he made an album called Itasca, named for the county where he grew up. For Pollard, its a record that is required listening for a lonely late night drive.
Peter Himmelman, the St. Louis Park, Minnesota native now living in Santa Monica, CA, has crafted a uniquely diverse musical career as a rock musician, singer/songwriter and composer for TV and films. A first-rate guitarist schooled in the blues, hes best known to locals as the leader of the Minneapolis pop-rock, new wave quintet Sussman Lawrence earning him comparisons to such singer/songwriters as Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson and John Hiatt. He first made a serious noise with his soulful 1985 solo debut, This Father's Day, that announced him as a special kind of artist. Recorded after his father's death, the album led to his first major-label effort, Gematria, the title of which comes from a system used by rabbis to interpret scripture by assigning numerical values to words and letters. On such acclaimed recordings as Flown This Acid World and the bold conceptual effort Skin and Imperfect World, he has soared ever-higher in that special place where romantic and spiritual expression meet. Himmelman's live performances, however, remain as joyfully unhinged as ever. Unlike such celebrated rock wits as Randy Newman and Warren Zevon, he keeps humor out of his songs, using it as a "counterbalance" to their serious themes.
This Minnesota music series gives musicians a chance to not only play, but to share insights about their work when they respond to audience questions. New Century Sessions launched in September 2013 and was called the best new local music series by Tim Gihring of Minnesota Monthly.
New Century Sessions continues with Farewell Milwaukee/Fathom Lane/Actual Wolf at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 and Peter Himmelman Band at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Both concerts will be held at Hennepin Theatre Trusts New Century Theatre (615 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis). Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, July 24. Prices range from $20 to $40 for general admission. VIP packages for Peter Himmelman Band are available for $65 which include premium general seating, a complimentary drink ticket, a pre-show meet and greet, a signed piece of artist memorabilia. Additional fees may apply.
Tickets can be purchased online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, in person (no service fees) at the New Century Theatre Box Office (615 Hennepin Ave., street level of City Center in downtown Minneapolis), by calling 612.455.9501 (no service fees) or online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org. Prices include applicable facility fees. Additional charges may apply.
HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST, owner of the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to arts-inspired community cultural development. We achieve our mission by presenting a rich mix of live performances, creating inspiring arts education experiences and advancing a thriving Cultural District in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Trusts activities include presenting Broadway touring productions and the related Broadway Confidential series, concerts, comedy, speakers and other variety entertainment plus educational initiatives including our SpotLight Musical Theatre Program and Critical Review, Teen Ushers, the Access Program and Family Day on Hennepin.
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Dale B. Stark | Communications Manager
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