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Holy Cows! (Sorry.) Grumpy’s in Northeast was already impressing folks with their Art-a-Whirl line-up with Sims and Grant Heart and Eleganza! and a bunch of others, but they blew some minds yesterday with the Amphetamine Reptile 15-year anniversary party at the Downtown location on July 11th. It would be enough to have the Melvins and Run Westy Run and all the other super, super loud acts, but the top billing is the now legendary local post-punk plus blues meets dark humor of Cowz, who are reuniting for the show. The tickets are a little pricey at $48, but for AmRep fans, it’s totally worth it. Bring ear plugz!
How’s this for a recent performance resume? Comedian Bridget Everett continues to be on Inside Amy Schumer, is filming The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail, had a guest role on the Amy Poehler comedy Difficult People, opened for Patton Oswalt at Carnegie Hall, and continues to sell out Joe’s Pub every month in NYC. In January the super hot Joe’s Pub reprised her hit show Rock Bottom, which again, sold out every single performance.
And guess what? Everett is doing an appearance at the Loring Pasta Bar on April 16th—and we want to send you. Just reply to this email or hit us up on the Twitter for a chance at tickets.
We’re always surprised when a bar or restaurant’s happy hour drops a dollar off a $6 beer or $9 cocktail. That’s not very happy! Come on! But we agree with tipster Anne T.C., the month-old happy hour at the newish Gyst (located next to Eat Street in MPLS) is something that will actually make you happy. The new fermentation-only venue—there’s a surprising amount of fermented food it turns out—combos their drinks with little snacks for cheap, like their House Kombucha Boz with Tom’s Minnesota Mix popcorn or a Great Divide ‘Nomad’ Pilsner (17oz!) with Potato Chips. Other wines and ciders come paired with olives or chorizo, so there’s something for everyone, especially at their $3-8 price point.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire! Hang Fire! We heard rumblings that the Rolling Stones would be embarking on a North American tour with a MPLS + STPL stop, and that rumor turned out to be: TRUE. They’ll be here on June 3rd, either at the Gopher Football stadium. Expect tickets to be waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of your price range.