Dave Wiegardt

  • Restaurants

    July 11, 2012

    Icehouse is very cool

    The new Eat Street food-and-music venue pulls off small plates in a big way

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Icehouse opens on Eat Street (PHOTOS)

    After a few events already this week to ease into full-fledged business, Eat Street eatery and music venue Icehouse is now officially open to the public. Last night's grand opening party featured a couple of Honeydogs' frontman Adam Levy's other associated projects, Liminal Phase and Hookers & B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Amsterdam Bar & Hall: A chat with co-owner Jarret Oulman

    ​There was a wave of excitement in St. Paul when Amsterdam Bar and Hall first opened its doors in September. The new 450-capactiy venue, along with neighbors Eclipse Records and Big Table Studio, marked a new venture to increase the cultural footprint of the city. With established scene figures ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2011

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2011

    Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Amsterdam Bar & Hall pulls in a packed crowd for opening night

    Photos by Erik Hess​The term "soft opening" hardly seems like an accurate way to describe last night's bustling first night of business for St. Paul's newest venue, Amsterdam Bar & Hall. Even the mayor of St. Paul, Chris Coleman, showed up to celebrate his 50th birthday in the new space, along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Amsterdam Bar & Hall opens tonight for a preview with Red Pens and BNLX

    Photo by Dave Wiegardt​As we reported last week, the new downtown St. Paul music venue Amsterdam Bar & Hall is opening its doors for the first time tonight for a preview, which will feature performances by Red Pens, BNLX, and Lillian and the Harveys in addition to offering concertgoers the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Turf Club re-opens under new management tonight

    City Pages file photo​A week and a half after it shuttered unexpectedly, the Turf Club will re-open tonight with new management and new hours of operation. The venue will open at 6 p.m. today for a pre-show happy hour, followed by a free show with local bluegrass band Pocahontus County. "I'm viewi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Curtiss A cancels Elvis birthday tribute booked on 501 Club's final night

    Photo by Sharyn Morrow​Just a few days ago, we were musing over the melding of two disparate local music worlds that was set to take place at the 501 Club this Saturday night; MC/VL's final show was moved to the 501 after being bumped from the temporarily shuttered Turf Club, cramming their four-b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Former Turf Club manager Dave Wiegardt offers parting words

    Photo by Erik Hess​In the wake of the recent upheaval at the Turf Club, one question has rung out louder than the rest amongst fans of the longstanding bar: What will happen to Dave Wiegardt? From the sounds of it the former manager, who was let go on Saturday after 15 years at the club, will be j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Turf Club closing: New manager Josh James speaks out

    City Pages file photo​The big news over the weekend came with the sudden shuttering of the Turf Club, when the venue canceled its Saturday night gig last-minute and hung up mysterious signs saying "Closed for repair." Turns out the "repairs" happening were more metaphorical than literal: The owner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2011

    Turf Club closed until January 11, changing management

    Photo by Andrea Swensson​Just a few hours before the doors were scheduled to open on Saturday night, the Turf Club called off its gig with Marijuana Deathsquads, turned out the lights, and hung signs on the front doors that read "Closed for repair."Manager Dave Wiegardt, who has worked at the club ... More >>

  • News

    December 14, 2005

    Local Music Yearbook '05

    Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2005

    Turf Club won't be the same after tonight

    The managers, the Clown Lounge, and the SPMC are out   Jim Walsh writes: It?s the end of an era at the Turf Club in St. Paul tonight (Tuesday): Owner Mark Johnson recently announced he?ll sell the club, and manager Rob Rule has decided to move on, along with bartender Dave Wiegardt, while manager ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2005

    Rob Rule interview

    From "Rob Rule on why he's quitting the Turf Club"   When did the Clown Lounge get taken apart?   Dave Wiegardt took it apart Sunday night.   Why are you and the Saint Paul Music Club leaving the Turf Club?   The current owner, Mark Johnson... It's been in his family since '69 or something. It ... More >>