Music


We are very pleased to be hosting an evening program of adventurous improvised live music at the Khyber Pass Cafe every Thursday at 9:30!
9:30  $10  ($5 students)
(Some shows have special pricing) All proceeds go to the Artists.

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UPCOMING CONCERT LIST

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John Saint Pelvyn w/Matt Rahaim

John Saint Pelvyn w/Matt Rahaim

January 30, 2020, 9:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

Hatched in the Minneapolis underground, John Saint-Pelvyn developed an idiosyncratic & very personal approach to guitar. Fragmenting folk & blues landscapes slashed through by theremin squelches & otherworldly vocal outbursts "like songs for the dead astronauts of tranquilly basin sung by cats and rare birds. Very nostalgic in their small way, but yearning for a past only reached by going forward"

For the second set John will be joined by Hindustani singer Matt Rahaim for extended vocal and instrumental improvisations.

$10 [5 student]
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74 interested  ·  17 going
Jay Afrisando live at the Khyber

Jay Afrisando live at the Khyber

February 13, 2020, 9:30pm - February 13, 2020, 11:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

Jay Afrisando
live electronics, fixed media, & woodwinds
With a special guest Casey Palbicki on percussions

1st set: Jay Afrisando
2nd set: Jay Afrisando x Casey Palbicki

$10 [$5 student]
As always, all $ goes to the musicians.

50 interested  ·  9 going
Tandava Slinky live at the Khyber

Tandava Slinky live at the Khyber

February 20, 2020, 9:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

Tandava Slinky
is
Elaine Evans
Paul Metzger
Kevin Cosgrove
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandava
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slinky

53 interested  ·  8 going
Original Mind: Cartwright, Gray, Hirsh, Holden

Original Mind: Cartwright, Gray, Hirsh, Holden

February 27, 2020, 9:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

George Cartwright, DeVon Gray, Steve Hirsh, Brad Holden

35 interested  ·  6 going
Seru - Gray. Duets

Seru - Gray. Duets

March 12, 2020, 9:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

Duets of:
Davu Seru (cello and drums) and
Devon Gray (bassoon, keys and electronics)

$10 [5 student]
All $ goes to the musicians

81 interested  ·  8 going
Rites of Spring with ABNA and Angel Species

Rites of Spring with ABNA and Angel Species

March 19, 2020, 9:30pm - March 19, 2020, 11:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

Invocation of the transformation
and
communion with the ephemeral

ABNA first set (adoration of the essence)
Angel Species second set (lamentation in the virulent)

abnacadabra.bandcamp.com/album/awaken-to-life
transitionalspecies.bandcamp.com/album/love-in-the-end-times
Nicholas Heimer
Celestine Pueringer
Kevin Cosgrove

Music at 930
10$ cash
5 students
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70 interested  ·  8 going
Rettner & Siems

Rettner & Siems

April 23, 2020, 8:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

Ben Siems is a composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. He is best known as the leader and guitarist of The WillieAugust Project jazz trio, a group that has charted as #1 New Addition on XM Satellite Radio Real Jazz, and whose recordings have been lauded in major jazz publications around the world. But as an artist with insatiable curiosity, Siems would never and could never confine himself to a single genre, even one as far-reaching and flexible as jazz. He also regularly composes and performs classical, avant-garde, and experimental music, and, at the opposite end of the music spectrum, acoustic Delta blues and folk.

After early study of piano, Siems took up the cello at age nine. Although he would eventually rise to national and international prominence as a guitarist (an instrument he began playing at seventeen, when an injury to his bowing arm had him away from the cello for an extended period), he never lost his connection to the cello or his desire to contribute to the creation of a modern repertoire for that beloved instrument. In his work with Stephen Rettner, Siems plays cello primarily, though his guitar work on a few select pieces adds appealing sonic variety.

Stephen Rettner, long based in New York City but of late back in his home town of Minneapolis, is a keyboardist, improviser, and experimental music composer. His mastery of both classical and avant-garde vocabulary insure that his playing is always surprising, but never lacking in tender, lyrical moments.

$10 [5 student]
All $ goes to musicians
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2 interested
Neta Raanan(NYC) with Fratzke, Lincoln, Seru

Neta Raanan(NYC) with Fratzke, Lincoln, Seru

April 30, 2020, 8:30pm - April 30, 2020, 10:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

Neta Raanan - tenor saxophone
Erik Fratzke - guitar
Charlie Lincoln - bass
Davu Seru - drums

23 interested  ·  4 going
Visitor

Visitor

October 29, 2020, 9:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

VISITOR BAND - Loud, quiet and unruly

Shaped by 1960’s free jazz and the implications of composers like John Cage, Ornette Coleman and Captain Beefheart, the music of Visitor is chaotic, spiritual and oddly comforting in tumultuous times. It reflects our past, present and future in a real-time sound experience.



The trio features Timothy Kane (drums and woodwinds), Keith Miller (tuba and drums), and Curt Wenzel (trumpet and electronics). All three began free improvisation some 50 years ago.
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13 interested  ·  3 going
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Music is curated by Adam Linz, Kevin Cosgrove, Paul Metzger and Noah OB.

For booking inquiries, please send links to music and dates of interest to: 00paulmetzger00@gmail.com Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate your submissions. We receive many inquiries about performing at the Khyber. Please be patient.

Admission is $10-5. (Some shows have special pricing)
All proceeds go to the Artists.
Wine, beer and small plates will be available.