Minneapolis, Minnesota

Adam Levy, the artistic frontman for The Honeydogs, led his six bandmates through 70 minutes of sublime rock music that reverberated off the walls and soaring ceiling of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis, June 10. The 16-year-old ensemble performed a benefit concert for the Wells Foundation.

Music selections, most reflecting a social consciousness, were drawn from older tunes and from the group’s recent, 10th studio release, “What Comes After.” A particularly moving solo by Levy recounted the activism of his grandmother, Miriam, who assisted communities of immigrants settling in Minneapolis.

The Wells Foundation’s own roots hail from an original affiliation with Saint Mark’s work with immigrants in the 1880s and from its early 20th century mission/settlement house work with people from backgrounds diverse in religious affiliation and national origin. It makes grants to community programs that address the root causes of homelessness. The cathedral is located at 519 Oak Grove Street, opposite Loring Park.

The Honeydogs will perform next on Friday, June 15, at Tycoons Zenith Alehouse in Duluth, Minnesota. A full schedule of activities is available on its website.

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