Rock the Cause Records 8th Anniversary Concert::July 18


On Saturday, July 18th 2015 Minnesota based music nonprofit record label Rock the Cause Records with be hosting their 8th anniversary concert. With help from the good people at Go96.3, Acadia Cafe, McTerry Music, RedCurrentApp, and many more the event promises to be a day to remember, the all day, locally centric, outdoor concert event will feature some of the local music scene’s best artists. Headlined by Communist Daughter with direct support from Farewell Milwaukee the outdoor main stage, which will be located in the parking lot behind the Acadia on the corner of Cedar and Riverside, features a lineup that does not let up. Additional supporting acts Red Daughters, Dan Rodriguez, Apollo Cobra, Verskotzi, Jack and the Coax, The Attley Project and Liam Gerard complete the lineup. Inside the Acadia there will be a stripped down acoustic stage with performances by Lake Avenue, This is Daybreak, Old Desert Road and more.

Additionally, an eclectic community village, will showcase products by local artisans, and feature several local nonprofits that concert attendee’s can engage with to find a cause they can support. There be an outdoor beer garden featuring local craft brews and other delights hosted by Acadia and other sponsors. For those seeking a street fair food experience local food trucks, the Tot Boss and Big River Pizza will be on hand to meet your needs.

Admission is a donation of $9.63 to Rock the Cause. Advance Tickets are available online at or Ticket fly starting at 10:00am on Thursday June 4, 2015, 100% of your ticket purchase flows directly to Rock the Cause. All net proceeds will benefit Rock the Cause operations and community programs.

What: Rock the Cause 8th Anniversary Block Party with Communist Daughter, Farewell Milwaukee and more!

When: Saturday July 18, 2015 noon to 2 AM. The event is all ages with parent and 18+ without.

Where: The corner of Cedar and Riverside on the Historic West Bank. Plenty of on-street and public parking available. Numerous options for public transportation.

Main stage Performers: Communist Daughter, Farewell Milwaukee, Red Daughters, Dan Rodriguez, Apollo Cobra, Verskotzi, Jack and the Coax ,The Attley Project, and Liam Gerard

Acoustic Stage Performers: This is Daybreak, Lake Avenue,Old Desert Road, The Darners, Tarik Rasouli, Tucker Jensen, Danny Morrison, Hannah Connolly, Joseph Walker, and Laura Evelyn

Admission: $9.63 cent donation to Rock the Cause advance tickets available at or Ticketfly all advance ticket holders get a free CD from Rock the Cause Records!

About Rock the Cause: We are a full time nonprofit organization and record label
that works to make the world a better place to live through concert events, volunteer drives, in-school program, and music releases on our record label. To learn more about our impact and who we are visit


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New and exciting things!

Two-thousand and fourteen was a wild year and there are lots of amazing things on the horizon for us. We have grown exponentially and we are gearing up for continued growth. Firmly entrenched and in charge of local booking at the Fine Line Music Cafe we have also been purchasing more and more national talent for a plethora of events and venues. We are actively working in a number of music venues. Take a look at our venue tab for information on the venues we now have access to and continue to have regular access too. We have transitioned from specializing in representation to a full service music company with an emphasis on event planning and talent buying. We do offer a little of everything, management, booking representation and more. Stay tuned to the website for more frequent updates as the year progresses. Big things are coming.


The “Big Finish” to 2013

The back half of 2013 has been a very busy time for us here at McTerry Music as we took strides in an effort to, once again,  grab the attention of the local music scene. We have worked hard to build an impressive roster of bands that are stylistically variable and locally relevant.

As the calendar gets ready to turn over to 2014 you can expect some very big things from us in the new year. But before we are done with 2013 we have what we will call the “Big Finish”, with 5 shows in 14 days. We have shows on the 6th and 14th at the Driftwood Char Bar in Minneapolis, check the calendar for details. We also have what will be the final show of the year on December 20th at the Nether Bar. A holiday show not to be missed. Look for details on that  soon.

On December 13th the “Big Finish” is highlighted by the most important McTerry Music night to date. After 8 years in the scene we have never had anything quite like this. We will be hosting two CD release shows. One is for Bigtree Bonsai at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis as they celebrate the release of Awoken and the other is for The Usual Things at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in Saint Paul in celebration of their long awaited follow up to Middle Coast called Home Sweet Alone. These release shows are from two of the local scene’s best bands. Please take a minute to check out all the details for each show, and as a bonus we have a video from each band. Something to hold you over until the big night. Take a few minutes, pick the show you most want to go to and go out and get some tickets. Just click on the event banners for advanced sale links.



Halloween at the Fine Line


Halloween weekend is one of the most exciting weekends to go out and about. McTerry Music is happy to give everyone an awesome opportunity to watch some amazing music and dress up in your best Halloween garb, there will be CASH PRIZES. First place wins $200 bucks. All of this at one of the best venues Minneapolis has to offer. Do. Not. Miss. Out.

McTerry Music welcomes The Usual Things


McTerry Music has been busy lately. We have recently spent time getting to know our newest client. The Usual Things. We are excited at the prospect of working with them. We signed them up last week and have been gushing over the fact that they chose to work with us. We expect some amazing things from these guys. Keep an eye open for their CD release show. Their new Record “Home Sweet Alone” is coming soon.

Bigtree Bonsai set to release new album “Awoken”

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Armed with their brand new single, Rollin’ Down The Road, available for purchase and listen on their Bandcamp and Soundcloud sites. Bigtree Bonsai are set to release their debut full length album.  Awoken will be released to the public on December 10th, 2013.

The album was recorded over seven whirlwind days at Pearl Recording Studios in Minneapolis with producer Jake Dilley (Color Pharmacy). Bigtree Bonsai then had the pleasure of working with recording engineer Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Joshua James) and mastering engineer Joe Lambert (Local Natives, The National), who added their unique talents to the project.

These final touches lifted the album to a new level entirely—and now, almost one full year later, Awoken is finally ready for the world.

Bigtree Bonsai will culminate the release with a not to be missed record release celebration Friday, December 13th at the Cedar Cultural Center. Bigtree Bonsai will headline the night with direct support from local up and comers The Color Pharmacy and Taj Raj. Sure to be an amazing  experience for anyone who loves independent alternative music. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October, 4th. You can Purchase ticket’s online at or at the Cedar Cultural Center box office.

McTerry Music Presents:
Bigtree Bonsai “Awoken” Record Release Show            With Special Guests:                                                              The Color Pharmacy  and                                                                                                          Taj Raj

Friday, December 13th, 2013
The Cedar Cultural Center
$10 Advance $12 Door
$18 Advance purchase special. Includes a copy of the CD