Neil Young once suggested that folk-rock dream team Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was a well-oiled machine, while Crazy Horse, his legendary backing band, was a rusty truck you couldnʼt quite keep on the road.
Well, Iʼll do him one better: Minneapolis' Art Vandalay is a little bit of both. As in, their album “Dancinʼ with Your Demons” is well-oiled music to listen to in your rusty truck. But thatʼs not the only reason I bring “Mr. Soul” up: His fans, new and old, will find much to love here, as singer/songwriter Brandon Henry and his comrades in Art Vandalay create music that can only be described as timeless. Not to be outdone, they also bridge the gap between dusty roads and hipster pads — an enormous undertaking if I ever did hear one.
Take this mini-LPʼs opening track “I Been Down,” for example. The guitar work could easily be confused for some lost noodlings from Youngʼs Buffalo Springfield days, but, once Henryʼs pleasant lyrics and Calvin Plocherʼs refrained drumming saturate the scene, youʼre immediately pushed forward a quarter-century.
The Tavern's Lounge is located on the Archer house's main level. Open seven days a week, the lounge provides appetizers and a full bar with some of the best prices in town. The laid-back atmosphere has drawn students, locals, and tourists alike and offers a perfect setting for relaxing and enjoying a good book, or catching up with friends. Originally opened in 1998 as a waiting area for the Tavern Restaurant, the Lounge has become a signature of it's own providing patrons with selective drink specials and live music. The Lounge's deck overlooks the Cannon River and is the best place in Northfield to to sit outside and enjoy a beverage. Throughout the years the Lounge has served as an important piece of Northfield's nostalgic charm.
Lounge hours : 3:00-midnight seven days a week
Live music & entertainment: Thursdays & Weekends
Featuring the area's most talented and popular local musicians
if you would like to perform on our stage