This is the type of shows that we need around here to make it through a long Minnesota winter. Both Farewell Milwaukee (pictured) and Romantica bring their Midwestern-tinged Americana sound to the Cedar for a double shot of impassioned roots rock that should warm everyone up on a cold January night. Farewell Milwaukee are still riding high from their successful second album, When It Sinks In, a stirring collection of new songs that not only expanded their fan base but also landed them on the recent Cities 97 Sampler. Local music fans are still waiting patiently for a new record from Romantica, but until then their always captivating live show will have to suffice. This should prove to be a lovely night featuring plenty of emotive, intimate songs from two local bands who continue to make music that's perfect for swooning.
Fri., Jan. 13, 7 p.m., 2012