The Blind Shake
Saturday November 12th – 7pm

We’ve been telling folks this is the best live act in the Twin Cities for years, and now we can provide some evidence: fresh from the release of their eighth and best album (Celebrate Your Worth) the venerable trio will introduce a new drummer in a trial by fire here at Hymies. We hope you’ll come and offer some enthusiastic support for the newest member of our favorite band in town, the Blind Shake.


Brian Laidlaw and the Family Trade
Sunday November 20th – 4pm

National-touring troubadour Brian Laidlaw will offer a public songwriting workshop, open to writers of all ages and ability levels, at Hymie’s Vintage Records. The focus will be on techniques to write effective PROTEST SONGS; we will look at examples of the form, identify some “best practices” and “pitfalls” to keep in mind when writing politically engaged music, and devote some time to writing our own lyrical responses to the current political and social climate.

The workshop will be followed by an in-store performance by Brian and members of his band, The Family Trade.

All performances at Hymie’s are free and open to all ages. Any suggested donation is voluntary and goes entirely to the artists. We encourage you to support the Twin Cities’ amazing community of musicians by buying the CDs, cassettes and records they produce, and also to support touring musicians who have found our hometown to be a welcoming destination.

Check out our awesome local vinyl selection, and consider buying those recordings direct from artists when you’re at their shows.

All inquiries about booking an in-store appearance at Hymie’s should be directed to Laura Hoenack ( laura at



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