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American Scarecrows feat. Laurels String Quartet at The Cedar

posted Oct 17, 2015, 3:44 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Oct 17, 2015, 3:52 PM ]

American Scarecrows

featuring Laurels String Quartet

Special Guest: Going to the Sun


Thursday, December 17th

Doors 7:00 PM | Music 7:30 PM | All Ages

G.A. Tickets: $12.00 (advance) & $15.00 (day of show)

Tickets on-sale Friday, October 16th at 12 PM through the Cedar’s ticket outlets and online at

We spend so much time dissecting music and pondering what the point in mak-ing it is that we sometimes forget that people merely create music because it brings them joy. That’s the most surprisingly pleasant thing about the Minneapolis band American Scarecrows; they do what they love without having to put any other labels on it. The trio, made up of Seth Davin, Allen Maier and Matthew Broadbent, has packed all of the experience of their years into music that tells a story of love, loss, and growth.

American Scarecrows’ second release Yesteryear (June 2014) charted on the Top 100 CMJ charts at college radio and, along which their dynamic live show, pro-pelled their local fan base in 2015. In February, they showcased at Harriet Brew-ing’s anniversary show at the Cedar. Seth, Allen and Matt were invited to play the RedGorilla Music Festival at SXSW in Austin, TX, and chosen as the second run-ner-up in Muzooka’s best band contest picked by Vance Powell (studio engineer for The Dead Weather, Houndmouth, and A Thousand Horses).  They went on to support Soul Asylum on their spring tour before returning home in May to play Kill Kancer’s annual spring benefit at the Turf Club.

The summer of 2015, American Scarecrows was introduced to Triple A radio pro-grammers across the country. Stations started spinning “The Peak” and “Gods of the West” in regular rotation. The Star Tribune invited the band to close out their stage at the Basilica Block Party, exposing the band to music fans across the Twin Cities. July was also the month the Scarecrows reunited with the Evening Rig for their annual gig at the Triple Rock Social Club.

Following their 5-year band anniversary celebration at the Turf Club in October with over 300 fans, American Scarecrows will cap off the year with a special all-ages performance at the Cedar Cultural Center, featuring Laurels String Quartet playing w/ American Scarecrows, and special guest Going to the Sun.