More Happenings This Week

Supergroup’s Research Council residency at the Bryant Lake Bowl is turning into one of the hottest performance tickets in Twincy. [TIX] It’s another big whiskey dinner at Dalton & Wade, this time it’s a Jack Daniels Dinner Hosted By Brown-Forman…. Continue Reading →

Thurs // Brooklyn Sound: Swamp Dogg, Mmyykk & Har Mar Superstar (DJ set)

Our write-up will not do any just to the past 50 years of Jerry Williams, Jr. challenging the conventions of commercial R&B as Swamp Dogg—but at the very least know this quintessential outsider figure in American music not only has… Continue Reading →

Weds + Thurs // The Beatles The White Album Live

The Shabby Road Orchestra collective of MPLS musicians follow up their live full performances of Magical Mystery Tour and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with lengthy Beatles classic The Beatles, better known to everyone as the iconic The White Album. The two previous… Continue Reading →

Third Thursday: Egypt’s Sunken Cities

We routinely include Mia’s Third Thursday parties—they do a good job with their live music selections, keep the lines moving at their drink stands, and have a great Scene + Be Seen™ vibe to each and every one. But this… Continue Reading →

19th Annual Sound Unseen Music/Film/Art Festival

Yes! It’s back! One of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” in the world takes over local cinemas (and a hotel bar and cabaret and Uptown VFW) with their can’t-miss line-up of films about music, plus parties and meet-ups. Where to… Continue Reading →

Weds // Reading: Julie Carr + Real Life: An Installation

Along with reading selections from her new, rich and lyrically intense book, Real Life: An Installation, award-winning poet and big literary deal Julie Carr will also also interact with video collaborations from Reallifeaninstallation.com at Rosalux on Wednesday. The project features 36… Continue Reading →

Tues // Monica LaPlante, Tart (Detroit), Sean Na Na and Lutheran Heat

When a red hot new wave punk rock band like Tart from Detroit rolls into town, all the locals rally. We’re not sure how everyone from Monica LaPlante (Secrets favs), Sean Tillman’s indie pop outfit Sean Na Na, and fiery… Continue Reading →

Sat // Album Release: LowRay + Friends and The Fakers

Dan Fowlds and James Irving, the talented twosome of LowRay, release their new full length album Friends and The Fakers at The Hook on Saturday, and thanks to their highly enjoyable 2017 debut EP Columbia and the lineup they’ve got opening… Continue Reading →

Fri // The Ecology of the Video Game Dinosaur

Rev. Matt brings his study of Monster Science to Can Can wonderland’s indoor boardwalk—this time he’ll be covering all the big names like Rampage, Primal Rage, Yoshi, Dino Crisis, and many more in his wide-ranging powerpoint presentation that’s more fact-filled comedy… Continue Reading →

Sat // Flashback Brunch: Valley Girl

“That techno-rock you guys listen to is gutless.” You love brunch, you love Nicolas Cage (especially dreamy super young Nicolas Cage), so get up and at’em and hit the road out to Alamo Drafthouse for this weekend Flashback Brunch: Valley… Continue Reading →

Sat // Art Opening: Without Us + In the Future We’ll All Be Happy

Another great two-fer art opening at SooVAC on Saturday. Sophia Heymans takes on traditional landscape painting and its hierarchy/narratives by creating large-scale oil paintings with textural objects that present a rankless, un-dominated post-human world. Just as forward-looking and just as cool, Alex… Continue Reading →

Thurston Moore: Moore at 60

Thurston Moore is more than just the ex-husband of legendary rocker Kim Gordon; Together the two co-founded seminal alt-rock noise band Sonic Youth (you maybe have heard of it) and on the way Moore became one of the most innovative… Continue Reading →