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. The event packs in so much dark techno, modern ebm, and industrial music into the tuned-up Red Room at the Loring that they need two nights, plus local heroes DJs Grant Mayland (of Dark Energy) and Angelica Ottavia (of Deeper) will play both of the nights. Thursday, August 16th, Friday, August 17th, 8:30 PM. $20 a day. —Drew Cobb

Loring Bar & Restaurant, 327 14th Ave SE, MPLS;