When Raekwon Played With Lady Wu-Tang: Ten Great Music Moments at Casselman's

Casselman's is closing after farewell shows this weekend.
Casselman's is closing after farewell shows this weekend.
Eric Gruneisen

While Casselman's Bar & Venue, which is closing this weekend after a six-year run, brought in a wide variety of local acts, it also booked a number of stellar national acts, including Raekwon, Stryper, Das Racist and Too $hort. Here's a rundown of ten great moments at the venue. 

10. STRYPER  - August 1, 2014
Christian metal band Stryper opened its powerful twenty-song set with "God" and "Revelation." 

9. PREFUSE 73 - January 19, 2013
"Prefuse 73, the production alias of Guillermo Scott Herren, pushes the outer boundaries of hip-hop into the terrain occupied by Aphex Twin and Autechre. Slippery snippets of micro-edited samples dance elegantly for a few measures, then stop and chatter away in alien tongues." –  Cory Casciato

Monroe Monroe performing at the Vinefield Agency Showcase.
Monroe Monroe performing at the Vinefield Agency Showcase.
Jon Solomon

8. VINEFIELD AGENCY SHOWCASE - December 16, 2010
"It's an ambitious task fitting close to a dozen diverse acts into a five-and-a-half-hour show, but the folks at the Vinefield Agency pulled it off as part of the new company's launch party and showcase. Local standouts like the Knew, Achille Lauro, John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light and others all delivered strong, compact, five-song 25-minute sets." – Jon Solomon 

DJ Doc Martin spins at LOVE.
DJ Doc Martin spins at LOVE.
Uriah West

7. LOVE WITH DJ DOC MARTIN AND DUBTRIBE - February 26, 2011
"The aptly named LOVE party at Casselman's last night featured two epic sets by some of the very best names in house music, Doc Martin and Dubtribe Sound System. The headliners brought the energy up to a new level — but first, the Tribe's own Jasun Lovejoy warmed up the crowd." – Amber Taufen

6. RAEKWON - January 26, 2012
Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon invited Lady Wu-Tang, a local all-female Wu-Tang Clan tribute band, on stage for their first performance ever with a member of the Clan.

More Casselman's memories on the next page.


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