Unearthed Music Events


The following are the most current performances and events from Unearthed Music artists including Keston and Westdal, Ostraka, Ostrcon, ten72, and Ephemeral Structures. Use the Older Shows and Newer Shows navigation at the bottom of the page to view more. Click on the venue for the address, a map, and directions.

Show Date Venue Cover
Experimental Music Mondays Part 5Tonight, Monday June 28th, 2010Kitty Cat KlubFree
This episode of EMM starts with a performance by EMM regular Terr the Om (Nathan Brende). Terr the Om combines circuit bending and laptop mangling to create glistening, quirky, and bit-crushed on-the-spot compositions with a break beat sensibility.

Next is Siamese Bug made up of drummer Tim Glenn (HeatdeatH, Squidfist) and Jeremy Ylvisaker (Alpha Consumer, Dosh, Andrew Bird). Expect to hear the sounds of contact mics on torn cymbals and vintage transistor interference through guitar pickups and pedal arrays.

The final act of the evening is by noise masters Juhyo, a collaboration between Minneapolis artists Brian Kopish (Surrounded) and Bill Henson (Oblong Box).
KestWest Duet @ Honey #1Tonight, Friday May 7th, 2010HoneyTBD
Join Keston and Westdal as they experiment live duet style in preparation for their 4th full-length recording endeavor. All new material. Music starts at 7pm. Come early.
Experimental Music Mondays Part 3Tonight, Monday April 26th, 2010Kitty Cat KlubFree
This Monday, April 26, 2010 is the third installment of Experimental Music Mondays curated by John Keston. The line-up includes violin soloist Kip Jones, Ephemeral Structures (John Keston, Nils Westdal and Kyle Herskovitz), Primidonahue (Michael Donahue). Music starts at 9:00pm-ish. No cover. Don't miss it!
Sound Crawl 2010Tonight, Friday April 23rd, 2010McNally SmithFree
Unearthed Music recording artists Ostraka (John Keston) is performing at McNally Smith on Friday, April 23, 2010 12:00am. This event is called Sound Crawl and is billed as the "official soundtrack of Art Crawl". Visit blog.mcnallysmith.edu/ for the complete schedule and more information.
The 4th Annual Artcrank Poster ShowTonight, Saturday April 10th, 2010Shelter StudiosFree
Keston and Westdal with Graham O'Brien on drum are performing on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the 4th annual Artcrank Poster Show.

Shelter Studios
2112 Broadway St. NE, Suite 150, Minneapolis, MN
Experimental Music Mondays Part 2Tonight, Monday March 29th, 2010Kitty Cat KlubFree
This Monday, March 29, 2010 is the second installment of Experimental Music Mondays curated by John Keston. The line-up includes Pawlic (Jesse Pollock), Ostracon (John Keston, Graham O'Brien, Oliver Grudem), Terr the Om (Nathan Brende). Oliver Grudem is joining Ostracon for the night, interjecting his enigmatic imagery as an input source for the generative musical phrases produced by the Gestural Music Sequencer or GMS. Music starts at 9:00pm-ish. No cover. Don't miss it!
Late Night @ The Dakota #7Tonight, Friday February 26th, 2010The Dakota Jazz Club$5.00
Keston and Westdal with Graham O'Brien on drums perform their first show since October, 2009 at the Dakota Late Night Jazz series on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 11:30pm. Late night happy hour applies.
Ostraka with Graham O'BrienTonight, Tuesday February 16th, 2010Art of ThisDonation
Ostraka (John Keston) with Graham Obrien is performing at Art of This Gallery for the Improvised Music Series on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. The duet combines the stochastic, angular melodies produced by the GMS (audiocookbook.org/cate) with live drumming. Gestural video input is simultaneously projected onto a screen and processed into musical data. The results are captured in real-time and molded into spontaneous compositions. Adam J. Patterson, and Ulottuvuus are also performing.
Ostraka with Dial System at Big V'sTonight, Wednesday January 27th, 2010Big V'sFree
"Ostraka with Dial System" (John Keston and Graham Obrien) is performing at the Big V's on Wednesday, January 27, 2010. The duet combines the stochastic, angular melodies produced by the GMS (audiocookbook.org/cate) with live drumming. Gestural video input is simultaneously projected onto a screen and processed into musical data. The results are captured in real-time and molded into spontaneous compositions.
Late Night @ The Dakota #6Tonight, Saturday October 10th, 2009The Dakota Jazz Club$5.00
Keston and Westdal with Graham O'Brien on drums return to the Dakota Late Night Jazz series on Friday, October 10, 2009 at 11:30pm. Late night happy hour applies. Expect to hear unique interpretations of their newest material.