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Upcoming Shows

When? Where? Notes
Sunday, July 8, 2012 CONvergence 2012, Bloomington MN Electric show in Harmonic Convergence - we take the stage at 12:30 p.m. Also stop by HarmCon at 1 a.m. Thursday night/Friday morning to hear Beth perform a few songs as part of the Feng Shui Ninjas' "Puppet Show and Friends" set!
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2012 Windycon, Lombard IL Further information TBA

 

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Past Shows

When? Where? Notes
Saturday, June 13, 2012 The Soap Factory, Minneapolis MN Provided ambient music for the "NE and SE Minneapolis Votes No" marriage equality rally and kickoff event - a worthy cause.
Saturday, April 18, 2012 Acadia Cafe, Minneapolis MN Last minute solo show with Graveyard Blues Project.
Saturday, April 7, 2012 Minicon, Bloomington MN Acoustic show - a great experience!
Sunday, March 11, 2012 MarsCon 2012, Bloomington MN Performed in the FuMP Jukebox and Dementia Smackdown concerts, and ran the Space Oddity room party again.
Saturday, November 12, 2011 Windycon, Lombard IL Acoustic CD release show for Winter Is Coming.
Saturday, October 15, 2011 Acadia Cafe, Minneapolis MN Acoustic Graveyard Blues Project show with Feng Shui Ninjas and BubbleTeeth.
Thursday, September 29, 2011 Acadia Cafe, Minneapolis MN Electric fundraiser show for Slutwalk Minneapolis. Also featuring Candles Enough and Broken Bicycles.
Saturday, September 10, 2011 Twin Cities Pagan Pride, Minneapolis MN Acoustic trio show (Beth, Justin, and Elizabeth) at the lovely Minnehaha Falls Park, where we shared the stage with Celia, Murphey's Midnight Rounders, Future Lisa, Folk Magic, and Aillinn The Bard.
Friday, August 19, 2011 Terminal Bar, Minneapolis MN Electric show with Silverness and Who Shot First.
Thursday, June 2, 2011 Terminal Bar, Minneapolis MN Electric show with Candles Enough, and a fun way for me to celebrate my 29th birthday.
Friday, May 20, 2011 The Coffee Grounds, Falcon Heights MN Another fun acoustic show.
Thursday, May 5, 2011 Terminal Bar, Minneapolis MN Electric show with Feng Shui Ninjas.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 DemiCon, Des Moines IA Our fourth DemiCon show was an acoustic partial band show. We enjoyed the music circles and sharing the stage with Orckes & Trolles, Candles Enough, and Ka-Klick Martin.
Friday, April 29, 2011 Bob's Underground Cafe, Grinnell IA Acoustic partial band at bandmate Elizabeth's alma mater. Lots of fun!
Sunday, April 17, 2011 No Brand Con, Eau Claire WI Acoustic band show on the main stage, tons of busking during the rest of the weekend, and one Very Bad Thing done during the variety show.
Friday, March 4-Sunday, March 6, 2011 MarsCon 2011, Bloomington MN Ran Space Oddity Music Club & Brew Pub party room and performed solo or with Rachel Traynham on Party Rob's Party Bus and at the FuMP Jukebox and Dementia Smackdown.
Saturday, February 19, 2011 Acadia Cafe, Minneapolis MN Acoustic show through Graveyard Blues Project. With Cassidy Anderson and Dream of the Wild.
Saturday, February 5, 2011 Terminal Bar, Minneapolis MN Electric show with Voodoo and The Potential Slayers.
Friday, January 14, 2011 St. Paul Eagles Club, St. Paul MN Electric show through DEMO with Jef Ries and Woodshop, as well as Elizabeth Greenberg's debut with the band. It was awesome.
Saturday, November 27, 2010 Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire WI We pulled out all the stops at this acoustic trio show, with an opening act whose name I have forgotten. Sorry.
Saturday, November 134, 2010 Windycon, Chicago IL The Player Characters' Chicago debut took place at an awesome con full of very cool people. We hope to be back someday!
Saturday, November 6, 2010 ICON 35, Cedar Rapids IA Acoustic duo show; good fun!
Friday, October 1, 2010 The Coffee Grounds, Falcon Heights MN Solo show with Candles Enough. Awesome as always.
Friday, September 10, 2010 Original Fridays @ Music-Go-Round, St. Paul MN Duo show along with Christoph Mitchell, King Fish, and others.
Friday, August 20, 2010 Dunn Brothers Coffee, Eden Prairie MN "Player Characters Enough" collaborative acoustic set with Candles Enough. This was really fun and I hope we can do it again sometime!
Saturday, August 14, 2010 Dunn Brothers Coffee, Eden Prairie MN Solo show during the annual antique fair.
Friday, July 23, 2010 St. Paul Eagles Club, St. Paul MN Electric show with Incinarator, Zingrays, Thee Unholy 3, and St. Dominic's Trio.
Saturday, July 3, 2010 CONvergence 2010, Bloomington MN Electric show in Harmonic Convergence and official CD release for More Songs About Robots & Death. Our most successful Convergence show yet!
Saturday, June 26, 2010 St. Paul Eagles Club, St. Paul MN Electric show and pre-CD-release for More Songs About Robots & Death. With Feng Shui Ninjas (who released their first full-length CD!), Primadonahue, Joe Fahey and the Bottom Forty, and Thought Thieves.
Friday, May 14-Sunday, May 16, 2010 DemiCon, Des Moines IA Solo acoustic show, a good time in music circles, and some awesome concerts by my fellow performers made this an awesome weekend!
Friday, April 30-Sunday, May 2, 2010 No Brand Con, Eau Claire WI Solo show + busking + the whole weekend this year = goodness.
Friday, April 23, 2010 Dunn Brothers Coffee, Eden Prairie MN Our second acoustic show at the Smith Douglas More House went a lot more smoothly than the first one. Nobody's car broke, for starters.
Saturday, March 6, 2010 MarsCon, Bloomington MN Once again the Player Characters hosted the Space Oddity Music Club & Brew Pub room party, and performed alongside Gifted Gear, Feng Shui Ninjas, the Potential Slayers, and Toyboat. It was amazing.
Saturday, February 20, 2010 Sacred Paths Center, St. Paul MN Acoustic fundraiser show for Twin Cities Pagan Pride.
Friday, February 19, 2010 The Coffee Grounds, Falcon Heights MN Acoustic show, fun as always.
Saturday, February 6, 2010 St. Paul Eagles Club, St. Paul MN Electric show through DEMO withWillie McManus, Dragich and the Polemics, and Lying Naked with the Stars.
Friday, January 22, 2010 St. Paul Eagles Club, St. Paul MN Electric show through DEMO with Savannah Smith, Delta Rasa, Run At The Dog, and Summerset Fire.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Terminal Bar, Minneapolis MN Really fun, really laid back acoustic show.
Friday, December 4, 2009 Dunn Brothers Coffee, Eden Prairie MN Our first show at the Smith Douglas More House location didn't exactly go as planned what with Dave's car breaking down on the way, but we enjoyed it anyway and will be back!
Friday, November 27, 2009 Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire WI Acoustic show with Sarah Jade and Savannah Smith. This venue is always guaranteed to give us a fun and interesting time.
Saturday, October 24, 2009 ICON 34, Cedar Rapids IA Duo show with Dave Stagner and my first year at this convention.
Saturday, October 3, 2009 Twin Cities Pagan Pride, Minneapolis MN Acoustic duo show with Justin Hartley.
Friday, October 2, 2009 The Coffee Grounds, Falcon Heights MN Acoustic show with Napatree.
Friday, September 15, 2009 St. Paul Eagles Club, St. Paul MN Acoustic Player Characters show organized by DEMO. Also featuring Life As We Know It, Alameda, The Analog Collection, and Uzza.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 Acadia Cafe, Minneapolis MN Acoustic Player Characters show with the Virtual Grass Roots Art Garden Orchestra featuring Larry Sahagian, the Sons of Gloria, Durbs, and art and stories by Sarah Reuter. Larry is a cool dude and we had fun backing him up.
Thursday, August 6, 2009 Terminal Bar, Minneapolis MN Solo show with Caz Falen, Apple Ivy, and our new nerdy friends AnaKataCombo.
Thursday, July 30, 2009 Terminal Bar, Minneapolis MN Electric Player Characters show with Feng Shui Ninjas, Candles Enough, and a fourth band whose name I totally don't remember but they were really awesome.
Friday, July 17, 2009 St. Paul Eagles Club, St. Paul MN Electric Player Characters show organized by DEMO. Also featuring Auburn, Lower 48, AnaKata Combo, and Nancy Olson and Rick Holland. I would like to state here for the record that AnaKata Combo is an awesome band.
Friday, July 3, 2009 CONvergence 2009, Bloomington MN Electric show in Harmonic Convergence; CD release party for Apocalypse Blues.
Saturday, June 6, 2009 Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire WI The acoustic Player Characters returned to Beth's hometown and her favorite coffee shop as a teenager. Great stuff.
Saturday, May 9, 2009 Sacred Paths Center, St. Paul MN A private acoustic show to follow the Resistance Choir's recording session as part of Apocalypse Blues.
Saturday, May 2, 2009 DemiCon, Des Moines IA My second year at DemiCon featured a fun acoustic show with two-thirds of the Player Characters. We can't wait for next year!
Saturday, April 25, 2009 No Brand Con, Eau Claire WI Acoustic duo show, busking in the stairwell, overly generous tippers, and a whole lot of funn.
Friday, April 24, 2009 St. Paul Art Crawl, St. Paul MN Acoustic show with two-thirds of the Player Characters at the Lowertown Group.
Friday, April 17, 2009 The Coffee Grounds, Falcon Heights MN Acoustic show with Candles Enough in celebration of their anniversary. All ages. Free; tips welcome. Music starts around 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 26, 2009 Terminal Bar, Minneapolis MN Acoustic show with Trash Bin Troubadors and The Delta Routine.
Saturday, March 7, 2009 MarsCon, Bloomington MN The acoustic Player Characters had a great time making the inaugural year of the Space Oddity Music Club & Brew Pub a success. We were honored to share a stage with Gifted Gear, Karl Brown, the Feng Shui Ninjas, and Toyboat.
Friday, February 27, 2009 St. Paul Aerie for the Arts, St. Paul MN Acoustic show in support of the Feng Shui Ninjas as they released their new album, Garbage Pizza.
Thursday, January 22, 2009 Terminal Bar, Minneapolis MN Electric show with the Feng Shui Ninjas, and Possible Oscar. Music starts around 9. Further info TBA.
Friday, December 26, 2008 Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire WI A dream comes true for me: playing a solo acoustic show at my favorite teenage hangout in my hometown.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Terminal Bar, Minneapolis MN Dave and I were honored to share the stage with Candles Enough in their return to live performance. We hope this is the first of many more like it.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Terminal Bar, Minneapolis MN Last-minute impromptu solo show, went about how you would expect.
Friday, November 14, 2008 Betsy's Back Porch, Minneapolis MN The last show I played at Betsy's before it closed. At least it was a good one.
Friday, October 17, 2008 St. Paul Aerie for the Arts, St. Paul MN Electric show with the Milltown Band and Bluedog. Thanks again to the great people at the Aerie for always setting us up with a fun night!
Saturday, October 4, 2008 Twin Cities Pagan Pride, Minneapolis MN Another fun acoustic show surrounded by great people.
Friday, September 19, 2008 The Coffee Grounds, Falcon Heights MN Acoustic show with the Feng Shui Ninjas. This was a fantastic turnout; thanks for coming out!
Friday, August 15, 2008 Matty B's, Minneapolis MN An epic night of geeky music featuring the electric Player Characters, the Feng Shui Ninjas, and Possible Oscar.
Friday, July 25, 2008 Betsy's Back Porch, Minneapolis MN Small but enthusiastic crowd, fun night.
Friday, July 4, 2008 CONvergence 2008, Bloomington MN The best electric show the PCs have done yet. Thanks for being there.
Saturday, June 28, 2008 House Concert, Minneapolis MN Acoustic show at a private home in Minneapolis. Also featured the Feng Shui Ninjas.
Saturday, June 21, 2008 Acadia Cafe, Minneapolis MN Graveyard Blues Project invited the Player Characters back for another electric show. Also featuring Kristin Kitko, Roller Shop, and Glen Wadie.
Friday, May 30, 2008 St. Paul Aerie for the Arts, St. Paul MN Electric show with the Player Characters. Also featuring Stacy Halter and the Buzzard Brothers. We had a great time.
Friday, May 16, 2008 Art-A-Whirl, Minneapolis MN I provided 3 fun hours of music at the Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota gallery opening and reception.
Saturday, May 3, 2008 DemiCon, Des Moines IA Solo show and my Iowa debut. What a great little con.
Saturday, April 26, 2008 St. Paul Art Crawl, St. Paul MN Acoustic show with the Player Characters, at the Lowertown Group, with many other great acts.
Saturday, April 19, 2008 No Brand Con, Eau Claire WI My first official duo show with Nikki Walker, and our first anime convention and Wisconsin debut! We had a great time busking in the hotel stairwell afterwards.
Friday, April 18, 2008 Terminal Bar, Minneapolis MN My first fully electric full band show with the Player Characters was an awesome disaster and also featured Sarah Winters and Sarah Morris. Organized by Graveyard Blues Project.
Friday, March 28, 2008 Betsy's Back Porch, Minneapolis MN I can't believe these people keep letting me come back.
Friday, February 29, 2008 MarsCon 2008, Bloomington MN My official CD release for All Of My Heroes Are Villains. With the Player Characters (acoustic) and too many other dementia and filk musicians to count. Great fun!
Friday, February 15, 2008 The Coffee Grounds, Falcon Heights MN With Adrienne Nightingale. My first acoustic full band show with the Player Characters!
Friday, December 7, 2007 Betsy's Back Porch, Minneapolis MN Yup, again.
Saturday, November 17, 2007 Tillie's Bean, Minneapolis MN A benefit to help Tillie's pull out of its financial troubles.
Friday, November 2, 2007 Betsy's Back Porch, Minneapolis MN It's becoming a tradition...
Friday, October 12, 2007 Tillie's Bean, Minneapolis MN Fun show, cool venue!
Saturday, September 29, 2007 Besty's Back Porch, Minneapolis MN A very important benefit concert to help save Betsy's - and it worked! With tons of other performers.
Saturday, September 29, 2007 Twin Cities Pagan Pride, Minneapolis MN With Kari Tauring, Future Lisa, T. Gordon Anderson, Richard Griffith, and various other performers.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 Loring Pasta Bar Red Room, Minneapolis MN DEMO "Lo-Fi Tuesdays" showcase. With Matthew Noyes, Jackson Street, and Quarterstance.
Saturday, September 1, 2007 The Coffee Grounds, Falcon Heights MN With John Skoy. This is a pretty swell venue.
Friday, August 10, 2007 Betsy's Back Porch, Minneapolis MN

Another fun one! Thanks to all the Dementia Radio people who came out.

Thursday, August 9, 2007 Terminal Bar, Minneapolis MN With Dingus and Andy Holmaas.
Sunday, July 8, 2007 CONvergence, Bloomington MN Con number two! I performed as part of the Harmonic Convergence track, along with too many other musicians and bands to list.
Saturday, June 23, 2007 Ginkgo Coffeehouse, St Paul MN With Nancy Olson.
Saturday, May 19, 2007 Diamonds Coffee Shop, Minneapolis MN DEMO show in conjunction with the Minneapolis Art-A-Whirl. Literally dozens of people played this day, so I hope you don't expect me to remember them all.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 Acadia Cafe, Minneapolis MN With M.E.S.S. Crew, L. Preston West, and Really Long Night.
Saturday, May 5, 2007 Espresso 22, Minneapolis MN Twin Cities Pagan Pride benefit. With Todd Menton and Late November (whose guitarist would later become my producer and bandmate...small world, huh?).
Saturday, April 21, 2007 St Paul Art Crawl, St Paul MN DEMO show in conjunction with the Lowertown Group. With Bill Geezy, Drouz, Jake Kuiper, Carl & Chris Johnson, Jenna Charland, Jeff Horwich, and Ethan Lewis.
Friday, April 6, 2007 Betsy's Back Porch, Minneapolis MN This show was broadcast on tape by Dementia Radio.
Sunday, March 25, 2007 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN DEMO "Big In '07" showcase. With Chris Thompson, Bright Lights Small City, and Refuke. I should also inform you that this show was ridiculously fun.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Loring Pasta Bar Red Room, Minneapolis MN DEMO "Lo-Fi Tuesdays" showcase. With Mike Limberg, Danny Jack, Andrea Sorum, and Gumption Trap.
Sunday, March 4, 2007 MarsCon 2007, Bloomington MN My first convention, which featured too many other filkish/fannish/Dementia musicians to count. Good times.
Saturday, February 17, 2007 Acadia Cafe, Minneapolis MN Graveyard Blues Project show. With Andy Holmaas, Dalia, Nikki Schultz, and Andy Elwell.
Thursday, January 11, 2007 Acadia Cafe, Minneapolis MN DEMO "Lo-Fi Thursday" benefit. With Joe Kovach, David Hanners, Brady & Jake, and Rareview.
Thursday, December 7, 2006 Betsy's Back Porch, Minneapolis MN Twin Cities Pagan Pride benefit. With Jean Salo.
Thursday, November 16, 2006 Acadia Cafe, Minneapolis MN DEMO "Lo-Fi Thursday" benefit. With David Brusie, Kyle Frenette, Scarlet Slipping, Ian Huddleston, and The Vintage Mink.
Monday, May 17, 2004 Larson International Coffeehouse, Northfield MN With Apt Abraxas. CD release for Underneath The Mask.
Friday, May 14, 2004 Relay for Life, Northfield MN Played for a couple thousand people who were walking around in circles. It was windy and all my music blew away.
Sunday, April 18, 2004 Larson International Coffeehouse, Northfield MN With Switchboard.
Thursday, April 1, 2004 The Essence of Bean, Northfield MN I don't remember anything about this show, so it must have gone okay, right?
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 Live on Platonic Girlfriends, KSTO Radio, Northfield MN I was, in fact, both the guest of and a co-host of this particular radio show. Shh.
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 Larson International Coffeehouse, Northfield MN With David Mellby, Me Low, and We Don't Really Exhist. Unnecessary Friction winter festival and Christmas compilation tape release.
Thursday, November 6, 2003 The Essence of Bean, Northfield MN Tried playing piano. It was a big mess.
Monday, October 27, 2003 Larson International Coffeehouse, Northfield MN With Me Low. Tape release for In The Dust and Fingerprint Collector.
Thursday, April 17, 2003 The Essence of Bean, Northfield MN My first live show ever. I was scared out of my mind. Also a little bit drunk.