Friday, October 10, 8 PM At the Cedar Cultural Center

Hymie’s Records presents Ben Weaver‘s LP release for I Would Rather Be a Buffalo, his eighth full-length album, released on the new Hymie’s label. This show will also be a tour sendoff as Ben leaves to ride his bike down the Mississippi, cleaning up sections of the river, planting native things, clearing invasive species, and collecting and re-distributing seeds and stories. Ben is a good friend and has performed here in the shop many times over the years — we are very proud to share this exceptional album with the world.

We are also proud to present the first 45rpm single in our new singles series, which has two new songs by Brian Laidlaw and the Family Trade. Their style is a word-rich, harmony-heavy revamp of sixties and seventies Americana, owing a stylistic debt to a long lineage of authors, singers, romantics and drunks. Their debut EP Whiskey With Goliath has long been a house favorite here at Hymie’s, and the band has gained a loyal following on the strength of live performances that land somewhere between an arena rock show and a campfire sing-along.

Tickets for this show are available at several locations, including here in the record shop. Details can be found on the Cedar’s website here. Presented in conjunction with Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival.

Friday October 24, 7pm — The Elder Gods

An early Halloween celebration by a new band brought to us by an old friend, The Elder Gods.


Saturday November 8th, 7pm — Narco States LP release show

The debut LP by one of our favorite local bands, long in the works. Wicked Sun was such awesomely evil garage-psych that the pressing plant tried to destroy it four times. Nothing can stop it. This is sure to be one of the most memorable shows at Hymie’s this year.


Friday November 14th — Nightosaur

The first ever in-store performance by a favorite local band of ours, Nightosaur. Their third disc, Set Fire to the Mountain, was released September 26th with a show at the 331 Club — they will be touring a little before their performance at Hymie’s (check their bandcamp page for show dates).

All performances at Hymie’s are free and open to all ages. Any cover charge is voluntary and goes entirely to the artists.  We really encourage you to support the Twin Cities’ amazing community of musicians by buying the CDs, cassettes and records they produce.  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 (


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