The New Standards

The New Standards
The New Standards

Twin Cities trio the New Standards features seasoned musicians Chan Poling (The Suburbs), John Munson (Trip Shakespeare, Semisonic) and Steve Roehm (Billy Goat) For 15 years the trio has been putting a jazz twist on popular tunes spanning the decades. Their annual Christmas shows have become legendary; with COVID-19 making a 2020 live show impossible, the trio instead released The New Standards Holiday Show Album, featuring a mix of classics and originals. Vibraphone player Roehm joined us virtually to talk about the album and share some tunes.

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 11/23

Nov 22, 2018
Black Eyed Snakes
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Seraphina, Steve Isakson and Ryan Lane*
Chill DIY sounds from Duluth’s very own
Friday, November 23 | 7pm | $5 | All ages

The New Standards Holiday Show
An exciting show, jam packed with guests and a variety of unique holiday tunes
Papa Charlie’s, Lutsen
Friday, November 23 | 7:30 pm | $20 advance, $26 day of show | All ages

Black-Eyed Snakes*
Prepare to nod your head yes for this rockin’ show
Cedar Lounge
Friday, November 23 | 8pm | free | 21+

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 2/23

Feb 22, 2018
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Night Moves*
Minneapolis band's Country/Electro/Soul combination is something you need to see to believe. These guys are good
Blacklist Artisan Ales
Thursday, February 22 | 7 PM | Free | 21+

KUMD is a Proud Sponsor of The New Standards*
KUMD proudly sponsors The New Standards. The extremely talented trio each come from equally successful bands The Suburbs, Semisonic, and Electropolis. You can't miss this show
Sacred Heart
Friday, February 23 | 7:30 PM | $25 | All Ages

The New Standards
Photo Courtesy of Nate Ryan

The New Standards led by Twin Cities musicians  Chan Poling (The Suburbs) on piano, bassist John Munson (Trip Shakespeare, Semisonic), and Steve Roehm (Billygoat Electropolis) on vibraphone. They formed in 2005 to play and sing their favorite songs in a stripped down, acoustic setting.  The New Standards create jazz arrangements of recognizable hits from Dan Hicks to David Byrne, Bowie to Beck.