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Open for Mew

Danish alternative rock / experimental dream pop band MEW are holding contests to fill their opening slot at gigs in these cities : Boston, Philly, New York ,Chicago, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Pretty cool.. just go to the contest site, select your city & enter your band name / # of members / link to myspace page.

Listen to Mew
Am I Wry? No
Comforting Sounds

Posted 2780 days ago in Audio

shuga records party

Shuga Records Stage Grand Opening on Thursday, October 1st..

In-store: All used vinyl will be 50% off, Electronics 25% off, New vinyl 10% off, 50 cent vinyl buy one get one free… Online: taking offers on vinyl

Doors open @ 10am / Music starts @ 2pm
165 13th Ave NE Minneapolis [MAP]

FEATURING:
Audio Perm @ 2:00 p.m.
Sketch The Cataclysm @ 2:30 p.m.
Pharaohs Of Rhythm @ 3:00 p.m.
No Bird Sing @ 3:30 p.m.
P…aul Metsa @ 4:00 p.m.
Beth Larson @ 4:30 p.m.
The Goondas @ 5:00 p.m.
Shuga Rose @ 5:30 p.m.
Chelsea Boys @ 6:00 p.m.
Lonnie Mneumonic @ 6:30 p.m.
Guy Storm @ 7:00 p.m.
Hack @ 7:30 p.m.
Lost In Prague @ 8:00 p.m.
Gigolette @ 8:30 p.m.
Unicorn Dream Attack @ 9:00 p.m.
Web Of Deception @ 9:30 p.m.
Unknown Prophets @10:00 p.m.

Posted 2831 days ago in Audio

Contagious Next Saturday Night

Contagious will feature new artwork by Tara Costello, Jennifer Davis & Amy Rice

If you come here often you know that I’m a huge fan of Davis’ work – I only have a couple of her prints but I’m determined to own at least one of her paintings, at some point… I haven’t seen Amy’s work in person yet – but it looks sweet (reminds me of old vintage illustrations) and Tara is a well-known abstract painter – if you’re in Minneapolis you’ve certainly seen her work.

With these 3 popular / much-loved local art chicas, I expect that this show will be packed. Looking forward to heading down there Saturday night..

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
Preview 3 – 7pm | Reception 7 – 10pm [More Info]

1121 Jackson Street NE Studio #145 | NE Minneapolis
Near the corner of Central and Broadway Aves NE [MAP]

Posted 2832 days ago in Visual

Toys in the Attic 2009

If you’re custom toy artist or poster / print artist (graphic designer / illustrator) interested in participating in a cool show (for a good cause) – head over to Toys In The Attic and chat us up about the December 4th show @ the Soo Gallery
About TITA
Toys in the Attic is a celebration of toys, to benefit those without them.

The annual Toys in the Attic event is both a toy drive and art show – featuring limited-edition, toy-inspired poster prints and custom-created toys. 100% of the door donations and toys collected go to The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation – along with 25% of art print and custom toy sales.

Posted 2839 days ago in Visual

E-Rock Out 09/19/09

A going away/Arty Party for Eric Inkala this Saturday..

“A farewell party for our friend Eric Inkala, featuring new artwork from Eric and dozens of Minneapolis artists Burlesque, Anthem Heart, Drew Peterson, Much HM, Maria Juranic, Miles Mendenhall, Michael Gaughan, Jennifer Davis, Desk 2, Hardland/Heartland, and many more.” – First Amendment Arts

First Amendment Arts | 1101 Stinson Blvd, Mpls | MAP
Saturday September 19 | 7-10pm
Music from The Millionth Word & DJ Paper Tiger

Posted 2844 days ago in Visual

Them Crooked Vultures

FINALLY! The collaboration between Josh Homme (QOTSA/EODM/Kyuss/Etc), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) has been named, recorded and booked.

Them Crooked Vultures will be performing on Sunday, August 9, at Chicago’s Metro (one of the best venues in the world) at midnight. The show is, of course, sold out.

UPDATE from ANTIQUIET: “The promo poster and YouTube clip we presented yesterday are fake; both seem to be part of an elaborate hoax.. So the release date is not necessarily October 23rd. The album title is not Never Deserved The Future.”

Posted 2883 days ago in Audio

arctic monkey

i know i’m late to the game but i just fell in love with arctic monkey..

catch them performing tracks from their forthcoming 3rd album, ‘Humbug’ in a Web Transmission on Thursday 30th July 2009 at 4pm ET (3pm local) or catch them live at First Avenue on Friday, September 25th (18+) – tickets ($25) here

Posted 2893 days ago in Audio

rock the garden

the Current & The Walker Art Center present Rock the Garden 2009 this Saturday.. gates open 3pm – 11pm

of course, the show is sold out – but for those who have tickets, here’s the schedule:
4:30 – Solid Gold
5:45 – Yeasayer
7:00 – Calexico
8:30 – The Decemberists (pictured here)

parking will suck (for me, no matter what, since i live right behind the walker :( so walk or bike it (they’re bringing in 500 bike racks)

Posted 2931 days ago in Audio

poster shows this saturday

los vesparados | aprox 30 artists participating.. first (annual?) poster show dedicated to the art / love of the scooter – plus: chow, music via DJ Aaron Porter, scooter show in the parking lot, Scooter movies / old commercials
Saturday June 13th | 6-11pm | Northrup King

sweet hair | aprox 40 artists participating… “sweetest, hairiest event of the year” will showcase original hair-inspired posters and let you get your hair styled on the spot – with 10% going to locks of love (non-profit) – plus: music via DJ Rambo Salinas & DJ Talk Radio
Saturday, June 13th | 7-10pm | Art Minion

Posted 2937 days ago in Visual

bat for lashes

bat for lashes is playing @ the varsity on august 7th – tickets on sale now

Pre-sale available from June 10th using the code: ’PEARL’ [Code is not case sensitive].. buy them here

don’t know them?
check out the website here | listen to music here

Posted 2939 days ago in Audio

holy fuck

get ready for some psychedelic analogue electronica (canada-style).. holy fuck is coming to minneapolis :)

if you haven’t heard them, check out their music on their myspace page or just take my word for it – they’re well worth heading out on a sunday night..

7th Street Entry (18+)
Sunday May 31 @ 8PM
tickets $10

Posted 2953 days ago in Audio

free solid gold

solid gold is playing a free show @ the uptown bar tonight..

Posted 2963 days ago in Audio

grizzly bear coming

definitely near the top of my list of shows to see this summer.. grizzly bear is coming to minneapolis

if you haven’t heard grizzly bear yet, take a moment to listen or just read some of their 8 million rave reviews

Catch the show on Sunday June 07 @ the Cedar Cultural Center
Here We Go Magic opening
get tickets ($15)

Posted 2974 days ago in Audio

dirty hands

33 designs gallery | Sat May 2nd | 7pm – 12am

if you missed the opening of this graffiti show, then here’s your chance to redeem yourself.. the show features some of my fav artists, including: , , , Chris Krapohl, Rudy Fig, Danny Sigelman, Erin Sayer and Deuce Seven

the gallery is a bit off the beaten path, but the show is 100% worth it – cross my heart..

there’s also show @ circa and traffic zone is having their spring open studio tonight, with 27 artists participating – including mr ozone

Posted 2979 days ago in Visual

some Urban Visual Resistance

john grider is in NY next week – if you’re lucky enough to be there, check out these shows:

BROKENHORSE | may 1st – 3rd
john grider & logan hicks
498 court street, brooklyn
noon – 6pm
more info

the great outdoors | May 2nd to 29th
john grider and today’s other hottest street artists
195 Grand Street (2nd Floor), Willamsburg, NY
Opening: May 2nd, 6-10pm
more info

Posted 2984 days ago in Visual

vividation

congrats :) chirstopher thaemert (remember him from the vd09 show?) is having his graduate exhibition tomorrow night.. join us in celebrating with him – food, drinks and music @ vesper, 6-9pm

vesper college – “to inspire students to sculpt contemplative space with ecological balance and to impassion those students to teach others”

then head over to the hexegon bar to celebrate 5 years of rift magazine (and rich’s birthday :).. see all the music lined up for the nite here

Posted 2987 days ago in Visual

to-do lists

making lists.. crossing things off lists.. this is a huge part of my life.

for those who don’t know, i recently joined the millions of unemployed folks in this country. i’m trying not to take it too personally. i know i did a great job and that i was appreciated there – the economics simply dictated massive layoffs at tc. honestly, i feel good that i survived the 2008 cuts and made it to the finals. damn. i knew i should have asked for less money when they offered me the position ;)

but what’s past is past and i’ll land on my feet as always. it only means that my lists of things to-do are growing even longer than normal.. that said, here are some things that you should be aware of this week:

solid gold is playing @ the uptown bar this wednesday (jan 28th) – prob $5-8 dollars @ the door and well worth it..

Cliche is having a fashion show @ old arizona this thursday (jan 29) from 8pm – 10pm, featuring local designers: Amanda Christine Designs, kjurek couture, Ivan Idland, Martiza Ramirez/Anthem Heart, Karmadandi, Niki English, Jenny Carle, Arwyn Birch, Peloria, Renate Adjei, Red Shoe Clothing Co., Emily Weich, Carmichael Claith.. Tickets are $8.00 (very limited space so tickets needs to be purchased in advance!) and you can get them at the store (2403 Lyndale Avenue s).

steve tenebrini of squad19 has some super cool screen prints available that feature artwork from his daughter & glow-in-the-dark eyes! only $50 bucks (if i were still employed I would snatch the one with gene simmons up immediately)..

rift magazine needs your attention for a minute… this is my favorite local mag and i hope that everyone will cough up a few bucks so we can see another issue in print. sure, the online version is great, but it’s nice to have something you can actually touch. i feel so “oldschool” when i actually hold a paper anymore.. go there and make a donation to the worthy cause – it’ll make you feel good. really.

more coming soon.. no really – i’m back.

Posted 3074 days ago in Audio, Visual

free arts mn Benefit

art of this gallery is holding a silent auction with 100% of the profits going to free arts minnesota

what: Free Arts MN Benefit, with Silent Auction
when: December 13, 7-11pm (auction ends at 10pm)
where: art of this gallery, 3506 nicollete ave s

Participating Artists:
Amy Anderson
Kat Corrigan
Tara Costello
Jason Gillman
John Grider
Eddie Hamilton
Elizabeth Kimmel
Jamie Lang
Hugh Mann
Karen McPherson
Russ Olson
Susan Opitz
Nate Reiman
Wing Young Huie

about Free Arts Minnesota:
Free Arts Minnesota is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the healing powers of artistic expression into the lives of abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families.

In 1997, Free Arts for Abused Children of Minnesota (Free Arts) began serving children in residential treatment centers, battered women’s shelters, and therapeutic preschools based on the theory that for abused children, art and positive adult relationships are not a luxury but a necessity.

Free Arts programs serve to interrupt the cycle of violence. Through painting, drawing, music, writing, drama, and other creative avenues, Free Arts serves as a catalyst in helping children communicate and express themselves in new ways.

Posted 3125 days ago in Visual

gina louise @ district arts gallery

gina louise is in the new group show @ mill district arts gallery this saturday – this is a new collective and I’m not yet familiar with the other artists involved (or even if this place has a website) but i am excited to see the space..

gina louise makes great paintings – i actually still owe her money for a piece i got at the 11on18 show.. sht

when: Saturday, December 6
where: mill district arts gallery, 1023 washington ave, dt mpls
when: 2pm – 8pm
cost: free

Posted 3127 days ago in Visual

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