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

NOVO Industrial Festival

In case you missed the Bandcamp profile on MPLS + STPL’s thriving experimental electronic music scene, give it a quick read and catch up (or just read your SotC newsletter regularly!) before you check out this week’s NOVO Industrial Festival…. Continue Reading →

Gothess Presents + Poetry Reading / Book Release

Regular Readers know we’d be fine with just cutting and pasting the entire weekend calendar for Moon Palace Books, the indie bookstore that’s also MPLS + STPL’s best punk venue. But for real there’s two extra special events this weekend… Continue Reading →

Sat // Petting Brew at Brew 56

56 Brewing already has renown as a pet-friendly taproom—called out in several dog-friendly patio roundups—but they’re embracing this identity hardcore this weekend by bringing in some farm animals direct from Scandia’s Happy Tails Mobile Petting Zoo! (How do we get… Continue Reading →

Pizza Lucé Block Party + Nershfest + Square Lake Fest + Athena Fest

It’s another fest-upon-fest (x 4!) weekend: Saturday, Inbound BrewCo hosts the 6th Annual Nershfest, a celebration with local four acts including General B & The Wiz neatly interspersed with curated, streaming playlists accompanied by booths from other local entrepreneurial types… Continue Reading →

Fri // Rickmobile World Tour

It’s like Rick from Rick & Morty turned himself into a mobile merch shop, bro. Like he turned himself giant and laid down on the back of a squanchin’ truck that drives around the country and his sides *burp* open… Continue Reading →

Fri // Underbelly: New Work by Kate Casanova

If you are like us, you’ve been hearting Kate Casanova since her mushroom chairs, and now her love of nature, color, and the unexpected has led her art down a biologically haunting path to her Posthuman phase. What could be… Continue Reading →

Fri // Tribute to Outkast

Can you just imagine if the petition to add Big Boi and Andre 3000 riding in a Cadillac convertible right up next to Confederate Generals on the giant Stone Mountain monument would’ve worked? It would’ve been amazing, but also the… Continue Reading →

Sat // Whip It + MN Rollergirls

If you didn’t know the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema launched in Woodbury, you’ve already missed out on some incredible screenings like an all-you-can-eat cereal party with Space Jam, the hardly-seen cult-sploitation flick Lady Street Fighter, Tom Cruise crushing it in Mission… Continue Reading →

Sun // Gully Boys Album Release Show

If band t-shirts are a barometer of a local group’s spreading popularity—and they are—then the dozens of Gully Boys Don’t Cry t-shirts we see at shows in the small bars and clubs paint a great picture of their up-tempo grunge-y… Continue Reading →

Throw Open That Heavy Curtain

We’ve been hearing rumors that choreographer/dancer Sharon Picasso’s love affair piece with wonderful and woefully underappreciated Red Eye Theater, Throw Open The Heavy Curtain, could be one of the last ever performances at the venue, so the personal history transformed… Continue Reading →

Tues // April Richardson

One of the best comics you’ve likely never heard of, April Richardson’s quirky wit and acute joke delivery have made her a fixture on shows Chelsea Lately and Comedy Central’s @midnight, along with her hosting duties for the wildly popular… Continue Reading →

Tues // Reading: Brian Abrams + Obama: An Oral History

Another book about Obama in these dark days isn’t itself all that noteworthy, but the discussion between oral history specialist Brian Abrams—who has already done incredible work capturing histories of Late Night with David Letterman, the defunct trailblazing website Gawker,… Continue Reading →