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GOOD STUFF TO DO IN THE TWIN CITIES. CURATED BY BETH & ALEX.

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Last night at St. Anthony Main Theatre…
photo: Alex

MaLLy & Last Word “The Colors of Black” album release @ 7th St Entry (4/18)

18. April 2014

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All the info you could need about MaLLy and Last Word’s album release show tonight at the Entry is on this poster. But if you want to check out The Colors of Black before tonight, you can listen to the whole thing here: soundcloud.com/mallympls

event page: facebook.com/events/549259775189865

- Alex

The Shakin’ Babies w/Teenage Moods @ Nomad World Pub (4/17)

17. April 2014

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Here we are at night numero 3 of The Shakin’ Babies’ residency at the Nomad—and the best one in my opinion because all-around-good-times-aw-yeah-super-fun band Teenage Moods is playing too!

also playing:
Kitten Forever
Dad’s Acid

21+ \ FREE \ 10PM - 2AM

Come out next week too for the last residency show!

Nomad World Pub
501 Cedar Ave S

- Alex

Record Store Day Breakdown: Minneapolis (4/19)

17. April 2014

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This Saturday is Record Store Day and there’s a butt ton happening in Minneapolis. Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening at my favorite record stores so you don’t have to look all this crap up yourself. I’m working all day SO HAVE FUN JERKS! (Seriously, there’s lots of sweet stuff happening—have fun!)

all free  all ages  no particular order

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Electric Fetus:

  • basics: 9am - 8pm  music inside
  • bands playing: Jeremy Messersmith & The Starfolk’s Brian Tighe, DJ Jake Rudh, Two Harbors,  The Premiums, Portage, Middle Class Rut, Sonny Knight & The Lakers, K. Raydio & Psymun
  • other stuff: Glam Doll Donuts and Peace Coffee in the morning  World Street Kitchen and Chef Shack food trucks  free posters from a badass named Grace out back

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Hymie’s Vintage Records:

  • basics: 11am - 9pm  inside and outside stages
  • bands playing: Black Diet, Brian Just Band, The Cactus Blossoms, Chastity Brown, Corpse Reviver, Martin Devaney, The Ericksons, Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade, Pennyroyal, Jake Manders, The Poor Nobodys, Southside Desire, Ben Weaver, Whiskey Jeff & the Beer Back Band, The White Whales
  • other stuff: beer garden  thousands of FREE records for you to take starting outside sometime after 10am—no joke

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Fifth Element:

  • basics: 9am - 7pm  music inside (aka it’ll be packed and sweaty during deM atlaS and Lizzo)
  • bands playing: deM atlaS, ECID, Lizzo & Lazerbeak, Ceewhy & Guerilla Panic
  • other stuff: tons of discounts on everything from Rhymesayers vinyl and CDS to apparel • giveaways all day long (including VIP and GA Soundset tickets, Atmosphere’s CD catalog, and more) 

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Extreme Noise:

  • basics: 8am - 8pm  music starts at noon
  • bands playing: Serenghetto, Zero, Fucking
  • other stuff: FREE coffee and pastries at 8am  FREE veggie dogs and soda around noon  a raffle for a Dangerhouse Records 7” discography box set • WHY WOULD YOU NOT GO??

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Treehouse Records:

- Alex

Howler - “Indictment” [live]

video by Radio K

We Are Mari Pepa @ St. Anthony Main Theatre (4/15)

15. April 2014

Mexican film Somos Mari Pepa (We Are Mari Pepa) is playing tonight at MSPIFF, the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. If you haven’t seen a movie at the festival yet, get out to the beautiful St. Anthony Main Theatre and make it this one!

showtime: 9:40pm

$12 General Admission
$10 Film Society Members
$6 Student (w/ student ID)

MSPIFF runs until this Saturday, April 19

St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main Street

- Alex

The Dillinger Escape Plan w/TRASH TALK @ First Ave mainroom (4/12)

12. April 2014

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I’m only interested in this show because of Trash Talk, and their set alone will be worth the $20. TT is the best hardcore band playing right now. Every one of their shows is the most insane show you’ve ever been to, frontman Lee Spielman WILL get into the crowd and mess people up, and they bring out music fans of all types—hardcore, punk, rap, everyone. They don’t care who you are or what you’re normally into, they just want to fuck shit up. If you need a mosh pit in your life, come to this show.

18+ | $20 | 7PM 

more info:
http://first-avenue.com/event/2014/04/dillingerescapeplan

First Avenue
701 1st Avenue N

- Alex

Wing Young Huie: “Still Life” Opening Night Party @ The Third Place (4/12)

12. April 2014

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Local photographer Wing Young Huie’s latest exhibition Still Life is launching tonight at The Third Place—his home gallery space. This body of work includes images from 1986 to 2014 and deviates from his normal documentary-style.

This is not your typical gallery show though—The Third Place is known for its parties as much as its art. Expect a ping pong table in the gallery space and for people to migrate down to the basement karaoke setup later in the evening. All are welcome!

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All Ages || Free || $5 suggested donation

event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/234416126747556/

The Third Place Gallery - Studio B
3730 Chicago Avenue

- Alex

Spirit Reach: A Twin Cities Tribute to Amiri Baraka @ Capri Theater (4/12)

11. April 2014

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Poet, playwright, essayist, educator, and activist Amiri Baraka (born Everett LeRoi Jones) passed away on January 9th, 2014. This Saturday the Twin Cities community is celebrating his life, work, and spirit with a community curated event at the Capri Theater.

Hosts: author Alexs Pate and arts community leader Arleta Little

Performers: Douglas R. Ewart, Toki Wright, Shá Cage, Emmanuel Ortiz, Leah Nelson, E.G. Bailey, Donald, Faye and Kevin Washington, Bao Phi, Tish Jones, J. Otis Powell, Lisa Brimmer, Bill Cottman, Andrea Jenkins, Davu Seru, Chaun Webster, Truthmaze and Louis Alemayehu

Community reception @ 1pm
Performance @ 2pm

Free || All Ages

event page: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/518134591628952

Capri Theater
2027 West Broadway

- Alex

Cinco De Mayhem 2014

more info here

- Alex

Get Involved: Cinco De Mayhem 2014

9. April 2014

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The first year of Cinco De Mayhem was so successful that they’re bringing it back for 2014! If you just want to go to the event and smash some totally insane, one-of-a-kind piñatas then show up at CO Exhibitions on May 3rd. If you are an artist of some kind and want to make a piñata, listen up:

  1. Get in touch with the organizers: info@burlesquedesign.com
  2. Piñatas must be ready to hang.
  3. Do not fill your piñata with anything flammable, liquid, perishable, or potentially hazardous.
  4. Be prepared for your piñata to be completely destroyed.
  5. Gallery visitors will pay to destroy your piñata. Proceeds will go towards a charity of YOUR choosing.
  6. Please drop off your piñata at CO Exhibitions no later than Monday, April 28th.
  7. Have fun and be creative!

more info here: 
http://burlesquedesign.com/content/cinco-de-mayhem-2014

- Alex

TACO CAT: Minneapolis bike-only taco delivery service

9. April 2014

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MPLS TACO DELIVERY: 612-270-8007
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS?? NOW YOU KNOW.

Tuesday - Saturday // 6PM - 1AM
vegetarian and vegan options available
all the info you need: 
http://www.tacocatmn.com

- Alex

Greg Grease w/Metasota and K. Raydio @ The Pourhouse (4/10)

9. April 2014

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Don’t know why they had to call it “Electric Downpour,” but Greg Grease is playing at The Pourhouse with Metasota and K. Raydio this Thursday! This is not the sort of venue I’m into at all, but the lineup is sick—with DJ Snuggles hosting and Just Nine and DJ Todda holding it down between sets—and it’s only $7 if you get a ticket in advance. (I’m posting this today so you know to get a ticket early!!)

Doors 9pm
Advance $7 || Door $10

more info: http://thepourhousempls.com/event/electric-downpour/

The Pourhouse
10 South 5th Street

- Alex

Out Today: MaLLy - “The Colors of Black”

8. April 2014

You can listen to MaLLy’s new album for free, but if you’re into it make sure to show your support and buy it at Fifth Element, Electric Fetus, or on iTunes.

* the album comes with 3 bonus tracks *

- Alex

Just Announced: Festival Palomino @ Canterbury Park

8. April 2014

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Honestly, the name “Trampled By Turtles” makes me want to jump off a building, but people in Minnesota love them and they just announced a new festival that doesn’t look too bad! (you know, besides the fact that they’re headlining) It’s happening September 20th inside the track at Canterbury Park and will have everything you can expect from a TBT festival: craft beer, food trucks, and an ‘artist village.’

good to know:
-ALL AGES, kids under 10 get in free with ticket paying adult
-if you live outside the Twin Cities you might qualify for the street team, which probably means promotions help in exchange for tickets

$37 GA || $90 VIP

If this is totally your thing you can get pre-sale tickets through The Current RIGHT NOW: 
http://www.thecurrent.org/events/2014/09/20/600/palomino-festival/

Canterbury Park
1100 Canterbury Rd
Shakopee, MN 55379

- Alex