TOMODACHI x mt tape Art Exhibit + Launch Party


Radio K, Indeed Brewing Co., & Big Watt Cold Beverage Co. Present: The Homestead Records One Year Anniversary

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Cinema in the Cemetery: Santo y Blue Demon Contra Los Monstruos

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More Weekend Happenings: For When GRRRL PRTY Sells Out


We’re also pretty sure Happy Turfday at the Turf Club with Solid Gold, Turf Club residents The Blind ShakeTiny Deaths, and bliss uk will sell out, but you might still wanna check to see if there’s tix. Aloha From Hell and Dead Bundy and the Neat Neat Neats pay tribute to the ab fab The Cramps at the 331. The big name bluesy rockers 4ontheFloor play before a showing of Smokey & The Bandit at the Harriet Band Shell, a combo so good we can’t believe it hasn’t been done before. Over in Como, their final movie of the season at Como Dockside is Willow with Fort Wilson Riot playing. Mike Munson and Jake Ilika & The Heavy Set play early at The Nomad; The late show at the Nomad with Carnivore Bones, Neuts, Breakaway, and our fav Devata Daun is also work sticking around for. Mach Fox(!) does the visuals for the OAKS record release party with Waveless and DJ Sinclair at Icehouse. Four Humors have a new logo and their opening their run of Lolita at The Southern Theater.


#BlackLivesMatter STPL will be heading to the Fair and you can sure join them—or at least show them some love on the Facebook event because there’s a bunch of trolls on there. Celebrate the grand unveiling of Midway Murals at the Midway Art Festival at Hamline Park. Burlesque of North America are having a big garage sale of their Best and Worst and even free stuff. It’s an all day party at SotaFesta at Parade Stadium (by Dunwoody) with a bunch of live music. Huge show at Icehouse outdoors(!) that still might still have tix—Totally Gross National Party with Polica, Lizzo, and nearly a dozen other folks on that label. Legendary West Coast punks X play Mill City Nights. Very cool looking art opening of photos and paintings that encourage viewers to “travel” at Showroom. And up-and-coming young punks Bruise Violet release their EP Survival of the Prettiest with Gramma and Housewives at the Entry.


Beak Nasty throws a huge party for their The World Is Real album release with local hip hop megastars UP ROCK and Megan Hamilton & The Bermudas and Trnstyl at the Entry. Don’t forget about the Loring Alley Rally behind Third Bird. And also don’t forget about the World’s Most Dangerous Polka Brunch at the Turf Club with the World’s Most Dangerous Polka Band.

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The Weekend Starts Now, Ep. 11: Josh Mohr + Julie Hays

The Weekend Starts Now taped its tenth show at the Chef Shack Ranch on Monday, August 17th. This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the new North.

Hear the whole eleventh episode here. You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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Taylor and James talk summer vacations now that summer is over.

John Mohr, organizer of the largest moustache-themed run in the country, joins James and Taylor for a live race-themed interview.

Julie Hays, bartender and manager for Urban Growler Brewing Co., the first women-owned MN micro-brewery, stops by the Ranch with some new beer samples.

Guests go head to head on the real—and made up on the spot—plots of MPLS + STPL movies.

Taylor gives some picks for weekend events, including Hipshaker! Anniversary, Tomodachi Store exhibit, The Homestead Records One Year Anniversary, and more.

Bob Dylan Gets Massive Mural in MPLS

Hennepin Theater Trust (who we love because of MADE HERE) is aiming to add a little more visual culture in downtown MPLS’s “Cultural District” with a 5-story mural of Bob Dylan, who grew up in Hibbing, MN and lived in Dinkytown for one year before dropping out of college and moving to NYC. You can see the a pic by HTT for how damn big the mural by internationally acclaimed Brazilian muralist Eduardo Kobra is going to be. In some ways, it’s brilliant. People who know nothing about the arts, especially local arts, know Bob Dylan. Out-of-towners and Vikings fans can find it and take their pic with it. It’s even already been mentioned in national press. In other ways it’s a huge bummer. Why not do 5-story piece for a lesser known hometown hero, one that actually has connections to our city? Are we that desperate for local iconography? Mary Tyler Moore didn’t even actually live here and has more of a claim from MPLS than Bob Dylan (who apparently has a farm outside MPLS and did have money in the Orpheum at one point, we know), which is why she has that weird statue on Nicollet. Or maybe it’s time to start celebrating some of the newer arts talent in Twincy on a bigger scale?

Pop Quiz: Luxurious Living

Inspired by The Common Room’s Repatriation Tour from two weeks ago, where we ourselves barely recognized the area around The Soap Factory because it’s now surrounded by brand spanking new apartments/condos, here’s a quiz to test your knowledge of the new—and heavily branded!—developments around town. Try to identify which are real, which are just made up by our editors. It’s a tough one, so here’s a hint, only two are not actual “living experiences”.

The A-Mill, “Once at the heart of the Minneapolis milling roots. Now in the center of everything you love.”, Mill District MPLS
Skye Lofts, “Live above it all while staying connected to downtown”, Downtown MPLS
FLUX, “Your Life is in a Constant State of Motion”, Uptown MPLS
The Walkway, “The first luxury apartment residence between the coasts, if not the oceans, that places your every desire within walking distance.”, Uptown MPLS
The Elysian, “Affordable and upscale are not mutually exclusive”, Marcy-Holmes MPLS
Solhavn, “Living in the Heart of the Downtown North Loop”, North Loop MPLS
Lime, “Refreshing Apartments”, Uptown MPLS
Pŏsh, “Shopping. Food. Culture. Life.” Lowertown, STPL
Rayette, “In the heart of vibrant Lowertown”, Lowertown, STPL

Answers are here.

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