Red Bull Crashed Ice + After-Party

crashed ice

A giant spectacle that takes over most of downtown St. Easy attended by thousands of people, Red Bull Crashed Ice couldn’t be further from the “under the radar events” we’re known for, but hey, it’s super fun. And it’s going to be a perfect weekend weather-wise to go. We often get asked if it’s worth it to buy the $10 tickets for the extreme skating race and we don’t think so, unless you’ve got little kids, it’s best to save your money for parking or your rideshare there. Also, if you’re looking to go to just one night, Saturday has the finals which are pretty intense. We then also definitely suggest going to the after-party that’s happening at The Palace Theater [TIX] with Paper Diamonds, Doomtree spinoff Shredders, and the incomparable Mike 2600. Friday-Saturday, 6-10 PM. Free, Reserved Available.Hank Stacks

Crashed Ice Course, 239 Selby Ave, STPL;
Palace Theater, 17 W Seventh Place, STPL;

Neon Dreams + Symone Smash It


We just love it when a national group swings through town on tour and lines up perfectly with one of MPLS + STPL’s rising stars for a big show. In this case it’s an international group, breakout radio staples Neon Dreams, bringing their sweeping, giant electro pop sound to the 7th Street Entry, and they’ll be joined by Secrets fav and cosmic Cluster Flux raver Symone Smash It and her Smash Bot fans. Sunday, 7 PM. $10 advance, $12 door.Paul Cajun

First Avenue, 701 1st Ave N, MPLS;

The Turkish Exorcist—Seytan (The Devil)

turkish exocist

If for some reason you missed the Trash Film Debauchery screening of the totally insane Turkish Star Wars, make up for it with Wednesday’s showing of the Turkish Exorcist, Seytan (The Devil), which is essentially a shot-for-short remake of the classic, but with terrible acting, terrible effects, and terribly awesome subtitles. Half the seats are already sold, so get tickets quick. Wednesday, 7 PM. $5.Curt Stanski

Trylon, 2820 E 33rd St , MPLS;


Grain Trio with Aby Wolf

grain trio

A local jazz supergroup of sort, the ultra-cool Grain Trio—Kevin Gastonguay on the B3 Hammond organ, Zacc Harris on guitar, and of course JT Bates on drums—could only get cooler if they added some soulful and sultry vocals into the mix . . . and that’s exactly what they’ll be doing for their can’t miss Tuesday night show with Aby WolfTuesday, 8 PM. $6. —Paul Cajun

Vieux Carré, 408 St. Peter St, STPL;

Anti-Flag + Stray From The Path + The White Noise + Sharptooth

silence violence tour

We need the unabashedly punk politics of bands like Anti-Flag and Stray the Path now more than ever, and it’s no surprise that the bands are touring on some of their best music after years of wild shows and loud, fast albums. Thursday’s show at Amsterdam has an early start time to include all the young folks (and the punk parents, too, really—you know who you are) and be sure to get there early enough to catch Lauren Kashan and Sharptooth, they’re maybe the most ferocious of the whole bill. Thursday, 7 PM. $20-22.Paul Cajun

Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 W 6th St, STPL;

Sound & Vision: A Decade of Screen Printed Concert Posters

Florafauna Ltd

Check out the last ten years of hand-printed music posters from Florafauna Ltd. aka the art printmaking project of Paul Gardner at Ditch. gallery on Thursday; His laborious printing process creates beautifully layered posters that have a slight depth and movement to them, and he’s made work for indie heartthrobs like Grizzly Bear, Spoon, Bonnie Bear, and Wilco—and Gardner will even be giving away a special signed Wilco poster at this fantastic exhibition, all the more reason to check it out. Thursday, 6-9 PM. Free.Tracy Oxford

Ditch., 401 1st Ave N #435, MPLS;

Gus Dapperton

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It’s been awhile since we’ve as much under the radar buzz for a show as Gus Dapperton‘s Wednesday Loring show, but the young self-produced artist is quickly becoming the poster child for the next generation of music. Yeah, that’s a big spot, but at just over 20 years old, Dapperton has already put out a few brilliant EPs that meld electro-pop beats, ambient sounds, pop hooks, and emotional lyrics that have wow’d new fans and critics alike. Cheap Fantasy and Secrets fav Su Na open the show, and we’d be shocked if this one has any tickets left at the door, grab them quick. Wednesday, 9 PM. $15.Betty M.J. Stacks

Loring Pasta Bar, 327 14th Ave SE, MPLS;