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Previous events


Craig Anderson Benefit Concert / Silent Auction

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Medina Ballroom, 500 HW 55, Medina, MN 55340

My cousin suffered a serious injury about a month ago and is faced with a mountain of medical bills. The whole family is coming together to put on a benefit concert to aid in his recover, and I hope you'll join us if you're in the MPLS area. I'll be performing my set sometime around 3:30-4pm.

See ticket link for more details, and please read Craig's story here:

Thank you! -Matthew

Matthew Santos Thanksgiving House Concert

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3837 Oakland Avenue , akland Avenue, Powderhorn, Minneapolis, 55407

Hello Minneapolis Friends and Family!

Hope this finds you well. I'm excited to announce that I'll be returning to my roots both musically and domestically with an exclusive, intimate, acoustic ALL AGES performance for the hometown folks on November 27th, 2015!

Since it's the day after Thanksgiving, we thought it would be fun to do a leftovers potluck style hang in the comfort of "home" as opposed to a club show. This way you can bring whatever goodies you fancy and have a much more intimate experience with those who share the same great taste in music and art as you do ;)

Since it is a living room show there are extremely limited seats available (only 50) and we anticipate they will go quickly. As a little more incentive (and as thanks for being so awesome and supportive) I will be recording the musical performance live and offering a link to all attendees for download!

Since it's such limited seating, the ticket price is a little higher than usual, but considering you will be saving on drinks and parking, and will be getting a recording of the performance, hopefuly that will balance out the equation.

So mark your calendars and pick up your tickets ASAP. Can't wait to see you all on the 27th!

Special thanks to John Morson for hosting the event!

Matthew Santos

New song "Aria" with ESCP 



Two of my favorite people on the planet, whom also happen to be incredibly talented, have a Chicago-based band together called ESCP.  We wrote a song together that means a lot to us called "Aria".  I hope you'll take a few moments to have a listen to this tune and support ESCP.  Much love all around.



Photo by @flynnworks


MONAKR tour w/ MEW wrapped up; Upcoming Midwest Dates 

After a month on the road opening up for Mew, it's safe to say that MONAKR is tighter than ever.  Back in Chicago, we are preparing for a short, Midwest run opening up for Dessa, while backing her up as her band during her set.  See upcoming dates in "shows" section :)

Photo: @entranced_media


Chicago!!! Playing at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park 6/22 FREE 

After 16 wonderful, fulfilling years living in the city of Chicago, I find myself called to move Westward to try my luck in the city of angels. I love you Chicago, always will, you've been very good to me as an artist/human.  New chapter ahead, nothing but love and appreciation in it's wake.  

Join me and the band at Pritzker Pavilion for our final Chicago show while I can still claim residency here.  It's a free show, June 22nd, 6:30pm sharp.  I'm grateful for such an amazing way to bid farewell to a city that has given so much to me.  

Hope to see you there Chicago!!

Photo: @zach_rees

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