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

Sat // Neal Brennan

Neal Brennan is the comedian you didn’t know you love. Not only did he write Half Baked with his then writing partner Dave Chappelle and then went on to help write many of The Chappelle Show’s famous sketches (including yes… Continue Reading →

Fri // Francis and the Lights

Describing Francis and the Lights only as “a musical project fronted by Francis Farewell Starlite” is like saying that Bon Iver is “a musical project by Justin Vernon” since, much in the same way bonnie bear has forged a beautiful,… Continue Reading →

Sat // Gay by Volume: PRIDE Kickoff Party

Speaking of big beer parties . . . When you’re measuring the GBV (Gay by Volume) of a PRIDE kickoff party for the whole week leading into the festival and parade, it better be as high as the ABV of… Continue Reading →

Sat // Rock ‘n’ Roll + Punk Flea Markets

Need to update everything from your wardrobe to your album collection, but you’re too rock ‘n’ roll to make that happen at a mall? Swing by the re-invented flea market at the Uptown VFW on Saturday for everything from quality vintage… Continue Reading →

Fair State’s Mixed Culture

We’re definitely not ones to turn up our noses at the typical beer fest practice of booking hundreds of brewers, but Fair State’s Mixed Culture offers a nice change of pace with their wonderfully pared down approach. The smart, sour-forward co-op… Continue Reading →

Northern Spark 2018

The city-wide art festival is back, but this year they’re breaking the all-night fun into a Friday night run and a Saturday night run! The theme of this year’s event, Commonality, takes its cue from the festival’s venues in downtown MPLS—The… Continue Reading →

Thurs // George Hadfield Album Release w Al Church + Members of Dem Yuut

We can’t get enough of George Hadfield‘s “futuristic throwback of mid-tempo meditations”—music that sounds like the very sexiest synth music of the 80s, it’s so good he landed on the Top 89 local songs of 2015 on The Current—and we… Continue Reading →

Weds // Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution // afterparty

There’s not many tickets left for the Sound Unseen screening of Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution, and understandably so. The can’t-miss documentary is chock full of footage of a new community taking on in a very loud way issues… Continue Reading →

Weds // Reading: Edgar Cantero + Benjamin Percy

Even more book fun! After two or three beers at Modist Brewing, make your way over to Subtext in St. Easy where Edgar Cantero will be reading from his subversive teen detective book Meddling Kids and Benjamin Percy shares from his… Continue Reading →

Weds // Uncivilized Books Happy Hour

Graphic novel publishing house Uncivilized Books kicks off a new happy hour series with some of their artists and authors—plus other party animals from the local literary, publishing, bookselling, and arts community will likely be in attendance—at Modist Brewing on… Continue Reading →

Tues // Star Child Tape Release w The Smokes + Gully Boys + Sparrowhawk

We super excited for the ascendance of new rockin’ band Star Child, a collection of bad asses in black leather jackets making political (in a great punk way) garage sounds. The group, which includes Joy Spika of Southside Desire and Angie Oase… Continue Reading →

Summer of Sound DJ Night: John Munson

As if you needed another reason more than the beer and pizza to hang out at Surly, the fancy brewery campus will also be bringing in special guests to over-serve you tunes, too. Even better, the whole thing, put on… Continue Reading →