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The Weekend Starts Now, S2 Ep2: Rick Shefchik + Michele Steinwald + Adam DeGross + More!

The Weekend Starts Now podcast taped the second show of its second season at Indeed Brewing Company‘s Ox Room on Tuesday, April 12.

Join us Tuesday, May 10 at Indeed for our next taping session featuring beer, smart conversation, and the occasional non-sequitur.

This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and us at Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the Upper Midwest.

You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud, or play the show by following the links below. And you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

The Weekend Starts Now is brought to you by Indeed Brewing Company. Indeed Brewing Company cultivates an artfully eclectic lineup of distinctive flagship beers, well-loved seasonal releases, and adventurous specialty brews from the heart of Northeast Minneapolis. Indeed Brewing: We’re not just brewing beer, We’re crafting experiences. We are thirsty creatures, Indeed. There’s more to explore at www.indeedbrewing.com.

Hear the whole episode here! Bumper music is Damiana Departure by Flyherder via Always Human Tapes.

Taylor and James fire up season two of the podcast and welcome listeners to the swanky Ox Room at Indeed Brewing Company.

Rick Shefchik talks Minnesota music vis-a-vis his new book, Everybody’s Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock ’n’ Roll in Minnesota.

Musical mainstay and Instagram phenom Adam DeGross talks with us about booking, photography, social media, and art.

We talk about the new German-inspired J. Carver gin with distiller Gina Holman and Erica Christ of The Black Forest Inn.

We talk dance, artistic expression, and Law & Order with one of the country’s most interesting dance experts, Michele Steinwald.

Our podcast is also brought to you by Annie B’s Popcorn and Caramels. Annie B’s, making handcrafted caramels and popcorn right here in Minnesota since 1978. Enter the promocode “Weekend” at anniebs.com to take 20 percent off your order!

Betty Dangers

Betty Danger’s Kentucky Derbatante

Put on your hat of outrageous proportions, your fanciest strapless sundress, your preppiest seersucker suit, and tip a delicious mint julep (or a few) with us. Betty Danger’s Country Club will once again be hosting a Kentucky Derbatante Party on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 3-9 PM.

Celebrate the greatest two minutes in sports at the ultimate Derby destination. We’ll have the 142nd Kentucky Derby Race showing on our big screens. We’ll also have a premium mint julep bar, along with margaritas galore and pretty much any booze you can think of.

The party will expand into our parking lot and feature lively and colorful attractions such as:

Savor mouth-watering Tex Mex-ish fare from our food truck, then dance the evening away to ’80s pop music.

You can purchase your tickets online this year at bettyderby.brownpapertickets.com.
Ticket price is $16.95 and includes one mint julep.

Betty Danger’s, 2501 Marshall St NE, MPLS; 612-315-4997.

Won Tix: Umphrey’s McGee at First Ave

Dun dun dun . . . Our big winner is Hannah K! She’s going to see modern midwest jammers Umphrey’s McGee during their intense three-night stand in First Ave’s Mainroom. The band’s live shows are as dialed in as it gets, thanks to their relentless touring (100+ shows a year) which has developed hours of material, critical acclaim, and a super rapid fan base, including Hannah.

Joing Us For Recording The Weekend Starts Now at Indeed Brewing

We’ve got another live recording tonight—Tuesday, April 26th—of our podcast The Weekend Starts Now and it’s going to be a good one! Featured guests include author James Eli Shiffer (The King of Skid Row), local lo-fi music maker Devata Daun, Brendan Bujold of the ultra-hot Mill City Summer Opera, big deal artist Terrence Payne of Rosalux, and more! Tickets are free and the Ox Room at Indeed features all of Indeed’s tap beer!

The Weekend Starts Now is made possible by the generous support of the Indeed Brewing Company and Annie B’s Candy.

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