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

Sun // Bud Bronson & The Good Timers

If the Hold Steady came from Denver instead of MPLS + STPL, if Craig Finn sang more about the epic parties and life in beer commercials instead of forlorn love, if there were extra sick lead licks all over the… Continue Reading →

Sun // Minneapolis Golden Probes Watch Party

This Sunday marks the second Golden Probes Awards—an awards show that ‘honors’ the egregious deeds committed by the plentiful stock of sexist warts currently in office. Hosted by Lady Parts Justice, which advocates for reproductive rights, 2016’s show bestowed such… Continue Reading →

Sun // CLUE Murder Mystery Drag Dinner

Tickets are getting chancy for this one—both Halloween shows are sold out—but you should find a few spots to snag at Sunday’s Clue Murder Mystery Drag Dinner. It’s a Flip Phone and Union Rooftop partnership, and they’ve planned an evening… Continue Reading →

Sat // Graveyard Club “Witchcraft” Single Release + The Lost Boys Screening

If you’re a post-punk band releasing a single called “Witchcraft”, the absolute best way to hold a release party is to play a live set (new dreamy song included) in a remodeled vintage theater and then screen 80s vamp classic… Continue Reading →

Sat // Reading: Owen Husney + Famous People Who’ve Met Me

Agent and talent manager extraordinaire Owen Husney swings into town to read from his juicy new memoir, Famous People Who’ve Met Me; The book chronicles a sort of all-star drive-by as Husney navigates the wild record label scene of the… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Deeper: One Year

Always a testament to a cool recurring party, we could’ve sworn dark techno night Deeper has been going strong for longer than a year. Help them celebrate their first anniversary of gritty, gothic, harsh sounds and Video Violence visuals by… Continue Reading →

Tues // Reading: Abbey Mei Otis + Anya Johanna DeNiro

Two authors with an impressive list of published appearances between them—North Carolina’s Abbey Mei Otis in StoryQuarterly, Guernica, and others, Minnesnowta’s Anya Johanna DeNiro in Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, and more—both read from their work at Moon Palace, including Otis’s power debut of short stories, Alien Virus… Continue Reading →

Weds // PaviElle + Lady Midnight

Along with winning regional Emmy and SAGE awards, MPLS + STPL treasure PaviElle‘s many talents also include powerhouse vocal performances; Lady Midnight has made us super fans in projects like electro-pop group VANDAAM and the Afro-Cuban band Malamanya, not to… Continue Reading →

Tues // MC50

If it were just madman Wayne Kramer and a bunch of session players, the MC50 anniversary celebration of Detroit rock legends MC5 would be worth seeing, especially up close at the Varsity. But Kramer has called in an absolutely stellar… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Beer Release: Dangerous Man + Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale

While a big chunk of the general public laments the ubiquity of pumpkin spice, local beer makers are keeping up big orange’s street cred with special brews like Dangerous Man’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale aged in rum barrels. At 9.8% ABV,… Continue Reading →

Weds // Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Focusing on one of the greatest unknown rock ‘n’ roll legends—we’d be shocked if anyone of you have actually heard of him—documentary Bang! The Bert Berns Story directed by his son Brett Berns and features unique interviews with big-timers like… Continue Reading →

Sun // Handsome Hog’s Smoke Out

Fresh off the news about exec chef Justin Sutherland’s upcoming spot on Top Chef, Handsome Hog is hosting a debut outdoor smoked meat fest. They’ve planned music, live art, and brews from Pyres—including a Smokey pale ale collaboration—but feasting is… Continue Reading →