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Back Catalog Listening Party features Mahala Drive

YouTube screenshot of OBI on Back Catalog Listening Party

We love that there’s a locally brewed way-back-machine YouTube series that takes a deep dive into artists’ older albums: Back Catalog Listening Party (BCLP), hosted by Anthony Ihrig and Mother Banjo, was born of the pandemic-era need to stay connected with artists and support their work during lockdown when no one could[…]

We’re back, and we’re helping

With the exception of a couple of summertime gigs last year, OBI has largely been on hiatus due to the pandemic and concerns for our immunocompromised members. However, as COVID becomes a more regular part of our collective lives and we learn to live in this new normal, we’re slowly[…]

OBI Series at Schooner Canceled

Hey, OBI friends and fans. For various reasons, OBI has decided to cancel what would have been our post-pandemic return series at the Schooner Tavern in Minneapolis. This past year has seen a lot of changes in our world, and we continue to adjust accordingly, even if it means making[…]

OBI Turns Old Enough to Drive!: Our Sweet 16

Where has the time gone? We keep talking about how OBI started in 2002, but…that was 16 YEARS AGO! Though we don’t quite remember the official date of our birth, we’re nearly sure it was in December, so we’re celebrating our band’s 16th birthday at our monthly 3rd Wednesday series[…]

OBI 3rd Wednesday & Natalie’s Birthday Party

Hi, all! Natalie here. My bandmates were kind enough to let me Bogart our monthly 3rd Wednesday series for April because it is the actual day I celebrate A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY! Which milestone? Well, you’ll have to attend to find out. You might notice by the event image that this might get[…]

Last 3rd Thursday at Black Dog

We’ve had quite a ride these last 6+ years curating the 3rd Thursday Balkan Party Night at the Black Dog Cafe in Lowertown St. Paul, and it’s been fun to bring our music to new audiences every month through this series. Though OBI still has a healthy plate of upcoming[…]