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Syd Straw at the Aster Cafe
Aster Cafe
Minneapolis, MN
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Syd Straw at the Aster Cafe
Syd Straw will be performing at the Aster Cafe on August 24th from 9-11:00
Pete Donnelly (of the Figgs) opens.

Your ticket admits you to the venue. If you want a seat call the Aster at 612 379-3138 to make a reservation. Seating is limited.

In 1978, Syd Straw headed to NYC and began her career singing backup for Pat Benatar, then took her distinct voice to The Golden Palominos (also including Michael Stipe, Matthew Sweet, and Anton Fier). She released her first album, Surprise, in 1989, featuring contributions by Stipe, Fier and Richard Thompson. A second album, War and Peace, appeared in 1996, recorded with a relatively obscure Midwest rock group called the Skeletons. In 2008, she released a new album, entitled Pink Velour, on her own label, Earnester Records.

A frequent backup singer and contributor to duets with other musicians, Straw has also maintained an intermittent acting career, appearing on the television shows The Adventures of Pete & Pete and Tales of the City. Syd Straw can be heard singing harmony and backing vocals on the Rickie Lee Jones albums Traffic From Paradise and The Evening of My Best Day. She is also featured on Leo Kottke's Peculiaroso, which Jones produced. Straw appears on "What Am I Worth" from the Dave Alvin album King of California. In 1994, Straw teamed up with Wilco to contribute the song "The T.B. Is Whipping Me" to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Country, produced by the Red Hot Organization.

Straw has also recorded with Vic Chesnutt, Evan Dando and David Sanborn.

Syd Straw continues singing her heart out with her latest, Pink Velour. She has been recording and touring the world and wants to continue doing so until the end of time.



Aster Cafe (View)
125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States


Music > Singer/Songwriter

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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