Here’s what we’re recommending you go to this week!

The Breakdown: Soundset

In the 12 years Rhymesayers has been hosting Soundset proper, they’ve managed to establish themselves as the hosts one of the biggest and best music festivals throughout the state of MN—as well as the largest one-day hip-hop festival in the… Continue Reading →

Weds // Hewing x Kolman & Pryor Gallery present Kat Nottingham

How do you spiff up an opening art reception? Set the pieces in the ultra-hip Hewing Hotel and have your artist guide attendees through the exhibit with their fancy cocktails. Anita Sue Kolman of the always excellent Kolman & Pryor… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Erik B. & Rakim w/ Maria Isa + T La Shawn + DJ Huh? What?

It’s impossible to overstate the incredible influence of Eric B. & Rakim and their seminal album Paid in Full, often held up as the best hip-hop album ever made by some of the best MCs to bring hip-hop to the… Continue Reading →

Weds // Meme Culture and Comics

Before going to the Jessical Abel talk, stop by Moon Palace Books for what will surely be an informative and hilarious discussion of “meme culture” and comics. What are the similarities, what are the influences, how has the digital age… Continue Reading →

Thurs // 24-Hour Metal Tribute to Earl Root

We listened so much Earl Root that we can still hear his voice ringing around in our head, “It’s six . . . six . . . six minutes past midnight and that means it’s time for The Root of… Continue Reading →

Weds // Artist Talk: Jessica Abel + Graphic Novels

For an exciting evening about stories, local mag Rain Taxi talks shop with one of the biggest names in graphic novels, Jessica Abel. The acclaimed cartoonist has edited The Best American Comics for several years, coauthored two textbooks on creating… Continue Reading →

Thurs // F1RST Wrestling + St. Paul Saints Honor Mean Gene

If we’re not going to give Mean Gene Okerlund—who spent an important part of his career here with the AWA—the mural that he deserves in the wrasslin’ capitol of the North, then the next best thing would be a high… Continue Reading →