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

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Out Now: Sims - “Field Notes”

2. September 2014

The new album from Sims—Field Notes—is out now. He is the first member of Doomtree I saw live, back at the Bastille Day Block Party in ‘09, and Bad Time Zoo is one of my favorite rap albums of all time. Sooooo yes, I was more excited than the average mouth-breather to hear about this new project. If you haven’t heard or have heard but haven’t downloaded it, take some time to check it out. 

I got it from Bandcamp and immediately burned it on a CD for my car because I’m on the cutting edge of technology, but you can also get it on iTunes, Amazon, or order a CD straight from them. If you want to hear some of it before buying, check out "Uh Huh" and "Sims Jong Il."

- Alex

France Camp w/The Drug Budget & The Social Disaster @ 7th St Entry (9/2)

2. September 2014

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It’s September and school has started and you maybe just moved into a new place and summer is sort of over — so you probably need to get out and let loose. If this is you, TONIGHT IS YOUR NIGHT. France Camp is headlining a fun-filled show at the 7th St Entry and it’s only 5 bucks, so get there! Come to dance & move & jump around. No standing still allowed.

Also, the url for this concert’s page ends in FranceDrugSocial. So that’s neat.

$5 \\/ 18+ /\// 8pm

7th St Entry
701 1st Ave N, Minneapolis

- Alex

photo: Beth

Going to the State Fair Today?

29. August 2014

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Who else is going to the State Fair today? If you are, we unfortunately probably won’t see you there! Yes, we’re going too, but there will also be over 100,000 other people soooo we’ll see what happens.

Here’s what’s going on at the fair today…

If you want to know hours / directions / prices, here’s everything you need to know: www.mnstatefair.org

- Alex

NEW PRINCE ALBUM

25. August 2014

ART OFFICIAL AGE

Not going to post any music or the album art because Prince would probably tell me to take it down. STILL EXCITED. There’s also a Paisley Park show coming in October so let’s hope it’s open to the public.

- Alex

The Lioness - “Dreamer”

prod Emazin //\ engin DJ Advance 
video 13twentythree

- Alex

Mystery Men + Hippo Campus @ Lake Harriet Bandshell (8/22)

22. August 2014

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I know, we post a lot of music and movie combos on here during the summer. But 100% srsly for real not even kidding at all if you haven’t been to one this summer YOU MUST GO TO THIS TONIGHT! Mystery Men is 13-year-old-me’s favorite movie and I can’t believe Vita.mn chose to include it in their August Music & Movies schedule. Some young punks called Hippo Campus are playing music too so you can twirl your body around a bit and feel young and then watch the #1 greatest superhero movie of all time—SUCK IT AVENGERS!

free & all ages yay

music 7:30pm 
movie 9pm

Lake Harriet Bandshell
4135 W Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis

- Alex

photo: Beth

Greenway Bike-in-Movie @ Freewheel Midtown Bike Center (8/21)

21. August 2014

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Haven’t been able to make it to the drive-in theater this summer? I get it, you have to get everyone together and pack up all of your supplies and drive outside the cities. Not tonight! Tonight is the 4th annual Bike-in-Movie! So pack light, come alone or with a group, and meet up at the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center.

6:30pm - 8pm: food from Taco Cat & brews from Indeed
9pm: showing of Elemental (moves inside in case of rain)

FREE & ALL AGES

Watch a trailer below:

Freewheel Midtown Bike Center
2834 10th Ave S, Minneapolis

- Alex

Allan Kingdom - “Wavey”

ft. Spooky Black // prod. Psymun

- Alex

Haley Bonar & John Mark Nelson [totally 100% free] @ Northrop (8/29)

20. August 2014

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YUP. You heard it here (and lots of other places): Haley Bonar and John Mark Nelson are playing a totally free show at the end of August! It’s happening at the newly-renovated Northrop. So yeah, it’s technically the “Twin Cities Students Welcome Back Concert,” but you don’t have to go to the U of M or even be a Twin Cities student to attend. All you have to do is go here and reserve tickets before they’re gone: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/twin-cities-students-welcome-back-concert

18+ \/ Friday, August 29 //\ Doors @ 7pm

Northrop Auditorium
84 Church St SE, Minneapolis

photos: Tim Campbell for Vita.mn

ps. both artists have seriously amazing new albums you should buy asap: Last War Sings The Moon

- Alex

Mill City Live: Fort Wilson Riot @ Mill City Museum (8/20)

20. August 2014

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The suuuuper amazing “we-can-play-everything” group Fort Wilson Riot has a concert at the instagramesque Mill City Museum tonight! They released their new album trIllIun at the beginning of the summer and switched from a duo to a full-on 6-piece band—so come check out their new lineup and tunez! Admission to the show also gets you into the entire museum starting at 4pm. That means you’re getting amazing music + the best outdoor concert venue + museum admission + tons o’ fun for less than half of what it normally costs to get into the museum. Come on somebody.

All Ages /\ $5

event 4-9pm
music 6-8pm

Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St, Minneapolis

photo: Mill City Museum

- Alex

Jay Simonson - “Empty for You”

video by Elise Pfau