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02 Mar 2018 Minneapolis, MN Aster Cafe Aster Cafe

Past Shows

16 Dec 2017 St. Paul, MN O'Gara's Bar and Grill O'Gara's Bar and Grill
16 Sep 2017 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry 7th Street Entry
24 Aug 2017 Minneapolis, MN The Kitty Kat Club The Kitty Kat Club
27 Jul 2017 Minneapolis, MN Aster Cafe Aster Cafe
20 Jul 2017 Minneapolis, MN Bryant Lake Bowl Bryant Lake Bowl
13 Jun 2017 Minneapolis, MN Icehouse Icehouse
19 May 2017 Minneapolis, MN Viking Bar Viking Bar
13 Apr 2017 Minneapolis, MN Palmer's Bar Palmer's Bar

Twin Cities-band Kazyak is the indie craft-vehicle of songwriter/guitarist Peter Frey. For the past half decade Kazyak has been a studio project, recording 2 EPs (1 unreleased) and 1 LP (unreleased) in NE Minneapolis, and is now actively booking shows in the Twin Cities. The current band is: Peter Frey (guitar), Andy Wolfe (guitar), Pat Hayes (synth, piano), Tyler Safranek (bass), and Nick Grewe (drums).


Kazyak practices experimentation and finds it’s source in a deep pool of midwestern music. The band draws on the abstract side of Bob Dylan’s songwriting and lofty sonic architecture from the likes of 12 Rods, Fat Kid Wednesdays, Tiki Obmar, and Halloween, Alaska. The group spits it all back out in their own way: warm nylon-string guitar blended around an expressive falsetto, electronic drum sequences layered beneath a Ludwig kit, and acoustic banjo processed through circuit-bent guitar pedals.

All Kazyak songs are primarily folk songs, brought to life in the studio and on stage. The sound is grounded in authentic sentiment that is infectious, warm and overflowing; and the music has the feeling of being both through-composed and improvised. The band has shared the stage with many, including LA indie rockers the Local Natives and Duluth-based Trampled by Turtles, and continues to collaborate closely with Minneapolis-based engineer/drummer Brett Bullion.

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