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

Thurs // Wax Poets.

We’re keen to see the work from all the visual artists at Wax Poets while only vinyl records play over the PA, but we’re most excited to check out Lindsay Rhyner’s large-scale wall hangings; Rhyner reconfigures tapestries and sews them by… Continue Reading →

Weds // MC Longshot and Lazerbeak

Hey, speaking of Lazerbeak, the beats-maker isn’t content with just programming Surly sounds or touring with the newer Shredders project, he’s also teamed up with Veteran Chicago emcee Longshot for 14 new tracks for the highly anticipated Parades album. The duo… Continue Reading →

From Bach to Beat Box

Even with the musical diversity in the MPLS + STPL music scene, there’s still threads to be drawn throughout many different styles and that’s exactly the premise of From Bach to Beat Box, a series of shows at the Bryant… Continue Reading →

Sat // Fried

We didn’t need Bandcamp to tell us that the Kitty Cat Klub is one of the indespensible venues for electronic music—or for DJs or dance music for that matter. The Dinkytown club has so much good stuff going on that… Continue Reading →

Adult Swim Presents: On the Green

Everything you like about the irreverent shows on the Adult Swim channel—Erik Andre! Mike Tyson Mysteries! Rick and Morty! Oldies like Boondocks and Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Metalocalypse!—but now in festival form! Adult Swim Presents: On the Green rolls… Continue Reading →

Modist Brewing Double Dreamyard + Double False Pattern Party

As Modist says, “WHOA OMG HOLY MOLY WOW.” The nationally recognized brewery will be hosting a twofer of tastings in their taproom on Saturday, when both their Double Dreamyard Double IPA and Double False Pattern Double Pale Ale hit their… Continue Reading →

Print Matters

As if the annual Twin Cities Book Festival isn’t enough, Rain Taxi is hosting Print Matters, a summer show focused on used, rare, and unusual books, prints, posters, photographs, records, and more. On Friday, June 29th, admission is $10 but you get live music… Continue Reading →

Sat // Unknown Hinson + Beneath the Crow + DJ Truckstache

As much a pop culture phenom as a rockabilly music star, Stuart Daniel Baker birthed his alter ego Unknown Hinson from a cable access ethos and diehard touring schedule. The black-clad southern act won him a highly devoted following—Hank Williams… Continue Reading →

Spacial Patterns

Even better than just checking out the cool new exhibition of paintings and sculptures by artist Caroline Kent, How Objects Move Through Walls, on Wednesday attendees can sign for one of the 15 minute spots to see performances from  inspired by the exhibition… Continue Reading →


If you asked us to plan an sweaty dance party full of booty-shakin’ jams that start out strong and stay smooth and silky through the whole night, it would basically look like Butter at Icehouse. It’s honestly like a block… Continue Reading →

Tues // Post-Pride Week Drunk Queer History

The Pride parade and festival might be over, but the festivities are not, and (in many way more important than ever given the discussions surrounding the protests at Pride) Tuesday night’s party at Lush celebrates Queer History. But the lessons… Continue Reading →

Thurs // Ruby Boots + Jade Jackson

The music made by Ruby Boots aka singer-songwriter Bex Chilcott could only come from Nashville; The songs on her fantastic new album Don’t Talk About It mix in a glossy pop sheen with a twangy country rock sound like frequent… Continue Reading →