Brazilian band Cansei de Ser Sexy (otherwise known as CSS) will make a stop at First Avenue on July 30th to promote their new album *Donkey*, which will hit stores July 21st. The Go! Team with Matt and Kim and Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head will be appearing with the up-and-coming South American group, sponsored by […]

Jenny Dalton's Multimedia Showcase

The best of the 48 Hour Film Festival will be showcased at Bryant Lake Bowl when Jenny Dalton takes the stage for her second annual performance. She will be joined by former Cloud Cult members Dan Greenwood on drums and Maria Stemm on bass. Local folk heroine Eliza Blue and El Perdido will also appear […]

Midsummer Festival

Just about anyone can be an artist when the Center for Independent Artists hosts the Midsummer Festival on Wednesday, July 23 in South Minneapolis. The festival will feature welding, Afro-Cuban drumming, a T-Shirt studio, performances, free ice cream and more. The fun begins at 6 pm in Bancroft Meadows Park on 42nd and Bloomington across […]

Attitude City Yacht Club 2008

A glimmering Minneapolis night on the water. And fireworks. What could be more perfect? Attitude City’s Third Annual Yacht Club sets sail July 26th for a night of dancing and celebration on the Mississippi River. Boarding begins at 9:15 pm at Boom Island Park. Pre-boarding drinks will be served at the Northeast Yacht Club starting […]

Vans Warped Tour 2008

Less than twelve hours after Nine Inch Nails wraps up, you can roll out of bed and head out to Canterbury Park for VWT, the extravaganza all the snarly-snarky-kewl skate-punks love to disdain. And there’s plenty to curl your lip at, what with 76 bands on the docket (no lie) and a much broader cross-section […]

Nine Inch Nails

The new Trent Reznor isn’t for everybody, including a large portion of his established fan base, who cherished the obsessive perfectionist who pushed the industrial-punk envelope with vintage stuff like Pretty Hate Machine and The Downward Spiral. But after waiting at least five years apiece to put out his first three discs, the sex symbol […]

Bill Maher

Maybe the best thing about Maher is his refusal to be pigeonholed, his keen negotiation of the difference between unorthodoxy and hypocrisy. He’s variously proclaimed himself a libertarian and voted for Ralph Nader for President (after supporting Bob Dole in 1996), aligned himself with PETA and NORML, and was the first to bring Ann Coulter […]

Kevin Mahogany Sings Big Joe Turner

Mahogany’s resemblance to Turner is more physical than vocal. While matching Big Joe’s large, expansive frame, Mahogany is more dulcet crooner than blues shouter, closer in spirit to another vocalist he feted four years ago on his Mahogany Music label, Johnny Hartman. But Mahogany did play a Turner-Jimmy Rushing composite in Robert Altman’s film, Kansas […]

Face The Nation

The affect of the changing world on typography will be on display when the Minnesota Center for Book Arts presents *Face the Nation*, a new exhibit that begins July 12 in the Star Tribune Foundation Gallery. The changes in typography between 1900 and 1960 – a period that encompassed two World Wars – will show […]

Get StARTed

*Get stARTed*, an exhibit featuring the works of 10 Minneapolis College of Art and Design MFA students, will give local audiences a taste of new and emerging artists beginning July 10 at the Burnet Art Gallery in Chambers Hotel. The exhibit will showcase new works available for purchase. The event is part of the hotel’s […]