Dessa w/ MONAKR and Annie Mack

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Dessa - Rochester MN - Photo by Bill Phelps
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4th Apr, 2018
7:30 pm - 11:50 pm
Rochester Art Center
$18.00 / Per Person
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Dessa w/ MONAKR and Annie Mack


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Dessa at the Rochester Art Center
Dessa – Photo by Bill Phelps

Singer, rapper, and writer Dessa has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations—her résumé as a musician includes performances at Lollapalooza and Glastonbury, co-compositions for 100-voice choir, performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, and a top-200 entry on the Billboard charts for her album Parts of Speech. She contributed to the #1 album The Hamilton Mixtape; her track, “Congratulations,” notched over 5 million streams. As a writer, she’s been published by The New York Times Magazine, broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio, published two literary collections of her own, and is set to release her first hardcover collection with Dutton Books in the fall of 2018. She’s been covered by Pitchfork, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal amongst others. The LA Times says Dessa “sounds like no one else.” The Utne Reader calls her a “one-woman powerhouse.” On the stage and on the page, her style is defined by a ferocity, wit, tenderness, and candor. Dessa’s third full-length album Chime (Doomtree Records) was listed by NPR as one of 2018’s most anticipated albums. In March, she embarks on a world tour through the US, Europe, and Asia.


Follow Dessa on:
Twitter: @dessadarling
Instagram: @dessa

Listen to Dessa on:
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MONAKR in Rochester MN
MONAKR – Photo by Stephanie Bassos

Chicago-based MONAKR formed in 2014 as a collaboration between former members of indie pop band Hey Champ (Saam Hagshenas and Jonathan Marks) and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Matthew Santos. Largely inspired by the Peter Gabriel flavored electro-pop-rock of the ’80s, MONAKR’s music couples with dark R&B and the moody trip-hop of the late ’90s.

Follow MONAKR on:
Twitter: @MONAKRofficial
Instagram: @monakrofficial

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Annie Mack

Annie Mack - Rochester MN
Annie Mack – photo via fb

What do you get when you combine blues, roots, gospel, country and soul? A powerful and eclectic mix that makes up the rich layering that is the essence of Annie Mack. With a powerful voice, strong presence and captivating storytelling ability Annie Mack is a force to be reckoned with. Following in the footsteps of the Blues Women before her, she makes a genuine connection with her audience. She upholds the tradition of “Testifyin” about the experiences of Life.

Follow Annie Mack on:
Twitter: @AnnieMackMusic
Instagram: @annie_mack_afrochic



Thank you to our sponsors: Rochester Art Center, The Med City Beat, 507 Magazine, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Northern Sun Productions, Shop Wise Magazine, Café Steam, Wondercloud Media, and Carpet Booth Studios

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April 4, 2018
7:30 pm - 11:50 pm
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Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester,MN55904United States
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