Cause celebrating 5th anniversary in July

Since it opened, Cause Spirits & Soundbar has consistently welcomed local acts in various stages of development onto its intimate stage. From new bands and artists making their debut club performance to veterans of the scene looking to share their new material, Cause has championed the Twin Cities music scene and helped scores of local groups flourish in the process.

Now, the Lyn-Lake club is simultaneously celebrating its five-year anniversary and is closing its doors to make room for a sports bar. A three-night series of shows that feature plenty of bands who have helped make Cause a central venue in the ongoing development of the local music scene. From Thursday, July 10, through Saturday, July 12, Cause will be hosting three nights of great music from a series of bands who have a strong, lasting connection to the club.

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Hip-hop is set to take over Cause on Thursday, July 10, as Rapper Hooks and recent Chicago transplant Phillip Morris are set to get the club moving, along with some very special guests.

On Friday, July 11, BNLX return to the site of both of their hugely successful BNLXFests, along with Clara Salyer and Howard Hamilton's guitar-fueled new band, Whatever Forever. Rounding out Friday's stacked bill is the urgent post-punk of Deleter and the experimental noise-pop of International Karate.

Cause brings out all the stops on Saturday, July 11, with a packed lineup featuring the indie electro-rock of Enemy Planes, the raw rock fury of Gay Witch Abortion, Buildings, and Strange, along with the post-punk menace of Ex Nuns. Mississippi North rounds out the bill on what should be an extremely loud and entertaining final night of festivities at Cause.

Here's the full lineup, dates, times, and door charge for Cause Spirits and Soundbar's Five-Year Anniversary celebration:

Thursday, July 10:

Phillip Morris

Rapper Hooks

Special Guests

9 p.m. 21+ $5

Friday, July 11:


Whatever Forever


International Karate

9 p.m. 21+ $7

Saturday, July 12

Enemy Planes

Gay Witch Abortion


Ex Nuns


Mississippi North

8 p.m. 21+ $10

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