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Tina Schlieske of 'Tina and the B Sides'

December 1, 2018, 8:00 PM

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$20 ($15 w/ ISU student ID) in advance

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Genre: Rock | For Fans Of: Gear Daddies, Tim Mahoney, Indigo Girls, Big Head Todd and The Monsters

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An Evening w/ Tina Schlieske of 
‘Tina and the B-Sides’ 

Tina Schlieske is best known for fronting the band Tina and the B-Side Movement, now Tina and the B-Sides, an influential and celebrated band formed out of the edgy new wave rock scene that was Minneapolis in the late 1980’s.

As a child of Lithuanian immigrants, Schlieske spent her formative years in the Midwest – fertile territory for an inspired teenager to absorb and blend all the local musical influences of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, blues, and dusty Americana. Pursuing every angle, from the glam rock of Bowie and T Rex, the showmanship of Elvis, and the soul music of Aretha, to the singer-songwriters of Joni Mitchell et al. Schlieske honed her skills, writing songs and playing every bar, club and festival that would have her.

Endless touring helped her cultivate not only a dedicated following but a distinctive, blues driven and raspingly passionate vocal style reminiscent of Janis Joplin. She released several albums on her own Movement Records label with the B-Sides and soon signed a major record deal with Sire Records in 1996.

Pursuing a more rootsy vision of American rock & roll, Tina and the B-Sides went on to become one of the most popular bar bands in the Midwest during the 1990’s, developing a cult following that endures to this day.

In 1999, and after heavy touring and the sale of Sire Records to Elektra, the band decided to go on hiatus indefinitely. They commemorated their 10-year journey with 2 sold-out nights at the legendary First Ave in Minneapolis and released The Last Polka, a double live CD of the event and the band’s last album of that era.

Afterwards, Schlieske relocated to California to bring up her family while also continuing to travel the country doing solo acoustic shows. She formed and played with several other bands, including Lola and the Red Hots (now Lola and the Red Family Band), Tina’s Elvis, and most recently the California-based, Tina Schlieske and the Graceland Exiles.

In 2009 Schlieske played an extremely popular reunion show with the B-Sides at the Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater and the group released A-Sides: The Best of TBS on Schlieske's own Movement Records label, to great acclaim.

Music is Schlieske’s lifeblood and she continues to play in her different bands in both Minnesota and California, as well as with friends, musicians, and colleagues around the country.

At this special solo engagement, Tina will play her solo material, B-Sides songs, and songs from her 25-plus years of writing music.

TICKETS: $20 ($15 w/ ISU Student ID) in advance | $2 increase day of show

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