If you’re in the mood for the cinema, but want something homegrown, the Loring Theater is hosting a sneak peek and fundraiser for Feeding Randy, a locally-produced film directed by Travis Anderson & Paul Danhauser. The night kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with pre-show cocktails and live jazz from Wolverines pianist Rick Carlson and his trio in the beautiful lobby of the theater (previously named The Music Box Theater), followed by a viewing of some of the film and a Q&A with the directors. Tickets are $15, and the screening starts at 7:30 p.m. More info on the project and event at FeedingRandy.com.
First Avenue hosts a two-fer of kick-ass two piece bands tonight at the Entry. Seattle’s My Goodness is the pairing of Joel Schneider’s vocals and heavily distorted guitar with Ethan Jacobson’s thumping, crashing drums; together they make rockin’ music that’s somewhere between the soul of the Black Keys and the riotous groove of MC5. Local duo Gay Witch Abortion, which makes an equally grand wall of sound from just a guitar and a drum, make a perfect opening compliment to the show. Doors at 8 p.m. and the tickets are only $6 at the door, so you’ll have plenty of cash to buy some beers. More info at First Avenue’s website.
Did you know that Adam Levy of the Honeydogs was once an anthropology student? You learn something new every day! Here’s another bit of learning for your Tuesday: “Liminal phase” is both a specific transitional period of historical perspectives and the name of the electronic-jazz group featuring Levy, which has been in residency at Cause Spirits and Soundbar during the month of August. The other members of the group play a panoply of instruments and contribute to the improvised soundscapes that mix classical stylings with new electronic music. The event starts at 9:30 p.m. and Grant Cutler, one half of the former Lookbook and mainstay of the Minneapolis music scene, opens the show with a DJ set, so be sure to get there early. More info on the band on Facebook.
Tonight’s installment of Trylon Premiere Tuesdays brings us the new digital restoration of World on a Wire, a beautifully done sci-fi masterpiece from 1973. Directed by German Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the film pairs sparse noir-style storytelling with brilliant colors, incredibly cool props, and surreal settings to depict a dystopic future where an engineer discovers a government conspiracy that threatens our (virtual) reality. Even the newly remade trailer is by itself a work of art! The movie begins at 7 p.m. and runs for around three-and-a-half hours, but is worth every minute. Find more information at the Trylon’s website.
If you’re up for a late Tuesday/early Wednesday, get to the Turf Club tonight for the last of Michael Gaughan’s string of regular gigs at the Turf. Gaughan—who you might have seen in Brother and Sister or as his hip-hop incarnation of Ice Rod—performs tonight as pop act Little Dog on Top of a Big Dog and will be joined by both a 10+ piece band and some great openers, including MC La Manchita and Thug Mansion All Stars with Muck Spyder Baby and 2% Muck. For more info, check out the Facebook event page.