Heliotrope @ Ritz Theater

Thee Schedule. The times are actual.


International Novelty Gamelan – 11:15

Spires That In The Sunset Rise – 10:30

Paul Metzger – 9:45

Take Acre – 9:00

BruteHeart – 8:15

John Zuma Saint Pelvyn- 7:30

Young Quitters – 7:00

Adam Patterson – 6:30

Visions Of Christ – 6:00


Gay Witch Abortion – 11:30

Knife World – 10:45

Thunderbolt Pagoda – 10:00

Lungs – 9:15

Build My Gallows High – 8:30

Michael Yonkers (solo) – 7:45

Wrong – 7:00

Milo Fine – Davu Seru – 6:00


White Map – at the end

Skoal Kodiak – 11:00

Vampire Hands – 10:15

Tender Meat – 9:45

Mach FoX – 9:00

Kontrol Panel – 8:15

Moonstone – 7:30

Flavor Crystals – 6:45

Aerosol Pike – 6:00

Walker Art Center Summer Music & Movies In Loring Park 2009 Lineup

Summer Music & Movies

Blue Nights: The Early Films of Paul Newman

Mondays, July 20–August 18 in Loring Park   Free

Music begins at 7 pm; films begin at dusk (approximately 8:45 pm)

Join us for what has become a classic (and literally priceless) summer night out. The series’ films delve into Paul Newman’s early career, which was marked by a series of electric, now-iconic performances as anti-heroes. The complexity and shades of vulnerability he brought to these characters ensured that he transcended his film-idol status as the man with the bright blue eyes. This selection of four of Newman’s triumphs is just one point of focus on a prolific, 52-year career that included acting for the stage and screen, directing, and a devotion to philanthropy and humanitarian causes. His death last September marked the passing of a rare figure: not just a multi-talented legend, but a Hollywood star heralded for his authenticity and down-to-earth characters.

In case of rain, events will move to the Walker Cinema. Seating is first-come, first-served. Visit walkerart.org for details and updates.

Copresented by the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. Summer Music & Movies is sponsored by Lunds. Additional support is generously provided by Elizabeth Redleaf.

Monday, July 20

Music: Halloween, Alaska

“. . . moody guitar and keyboards bric-a-brac atop subtly quaking beats . . . glassy drones, worried groove glitch, a shy come-on cribbed from an old Prince song.” Blender

Drink in the summer sun and crafty pop, pure and now, by members of such esteemed local outfits as Love-cars, 12RODS, and Happy Apple. Mining the breaks between electronic and organic Halloween, Alaska ignites a gorgeously layered atmosphere of heady lyricism, indie hooks, and articulate beats. Featuring James Diers (voice, keys, guitar), Matthew Friesen (bass, sampler), Jacob Hanson (guitar), and David King (drums).

Movie: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Directed by Richard Brooks

In his first of ten Academy Award–nominated performances, Newman plays injured ex-football star Brick: a sardonic, alcoholic, and impotent husband to the ambitious and conniving Maggie—“the cat”(Elizabeth Taylor at her sultry best). Despite the dysfunction, Southern charm oozes in this lush adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play about an established Mississippi family plagued by secrets and financial ambitions. 1959, 16mm, 108 minutes.

Monday, July 27

Music: Roma di Luna

“Evoking an old-timey Americana vibe riddled with scary hints of neo-Gothic mayhem, Roma di Luna play sparse tunes that squirm and fret under thriving uncertainty.” —City Pages

Compelling and stark, lovely and dark, Roma di Luna cooks a lush hash of early folk, bluegrass, and old-time country shot through with an ethereal edge. From busking on the street to basking in the glow of critical acclaim Roma di Luna is the wife-husband duo Channy Moon Casselle (vocals, violin) and Alexei Moon Casselle (guitar, vocals) with Ben Durrant (electric guitar), James Everest (bass guitar), Ryan Lovan (percussion), Jessi Prusha (backing vocals), and Michael Rossetto (banjo).

Movie: Hud

Directed by Martin Ritt

Newman upends the cowboy myth as Hud Bannon, an unprincipled, ruthless lothario in Texas’ windswept cattle country. Hud’s callous ways are intriguing to his impressionable nephew and a source of irritation to his law-and-order father, but when a disease threatens to wipe out the herd, he’s forced to be a man. “The black-and-white cinematography turns his famous baby blues into an eerie shade of gray…. He finds depths in these shallows”—Manohla Dargis, New York Times. Based on a book by Larry McMurtry, the film received seven Oscar nominations, including a nod to Newman and the statue to Patricia Neal as Alma, the family’s tough housekeeper. 1963, 16mm, 112 minutes.

Monday, August 3

Music: Gospel Gossip

“It’s fuzzy, pretty, and uberrhythmic—that midtempo, incredibly danceable pop that Fugazi and Nation of Ulysses popularized in Washington, D.C., in the early ’90s.” —Bitch Magazine

Northfield’s Gospel Gossip crafts beautifully sprawling, buzzed-out power pop with cathartic melodies, necessary noise, and playful bounce all fully realized through Sarah Nienaber’s inimitable vocals. Take in 60 minutes of fun and fierce songs that “harken to the finer, headier days when brainiacs like the Velvet Underground and New Order were called party music.” —City Pages

Movie: Cool Hand Luke

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

In portraying spirited inmate Luke Jackson, Newman created an anti-hero for the ages. Jackson’s rejection of authority and his repeated escapes from a Florida prison camp hit home amid the rebellious late-‘60s zeitgeist. With memorable lines such as “What we got here is … failure to communicate,” and the classic scene that sparked egg-eating contests among young Americans everywhere, Cool Hand Luke remains Newman’s most unforgettable characterization of youthful defiance. Dubbed at the time a “picture of chilling dramatic power” (Time), it still packs a punch. 1967, 16mm, 126 minutes.

Monday, August 10

Music: Hanggai

“Distills everything powerful about Mongolian folk music and makes something new from the ingredients . . . transcendently powerful music that anyone from anywhere can understand.” —Pitchfork

Frenetic and foreign, ancient and avant-garde—it’s called “Chinagrass,” and we think you’ll like it. This Beijing-based sextet with members from China’s Inner Mongolia province has a decidedly eclectic take on East meets West roots and rock with an inspired blend of disparate sonic elements. Horse-hair fiddles, surf guitar, traditional throat-singing, two-stringed lutes, electronics, and an ex-punk rock singer take on centuries-old song forms.

Movie: The Hustler

Directed by Robert Rossen

Newman made an indelible impression as Fast Eddie Felson, an up-and-comer pool shark striving to beat the legendary Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason) in a battle of skill vs. character. Awash in drink, the humbled Felson takes up with pretty alcoholic Sarah (Piper Laurie) before falling under the thumb of gambler Bert Gordon (George C. Scott). With riveting pool scenes, The Hustler’s beautiful black-and-white cinemascope photography underscores the smoky aura of the underworld. “There are only a handful of movie characters so real that the audience refers to them as touchstones. Fast Eddie Felson is one of them.”—Roger Ebert. 1961, 16mm, 134 minutes.

Cotton Jones & Lightning Dust @ The Entry

Sunday, May 24, 2009
Radio K presents COTTON JONES and LIGHTNING DUST The Entry / 8:00 pm / 18+
$10.00 adv | $10.00 door (BUY TICKETS HERE)

Secret Garden Video Series: Cotton Jones from hoovesontheturf on Vimeo.

Band: Cotton Jones

Location: Grand Army Plaza & Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Filmmaker: Sarahana for HoovesOnTheTurf.com

Thanks, Hooves On The Turf

His Mischief // Birthday Suits // Evening Rig // Dreamland Faces @ Triple Rock

Sunday, May 24th from 6-9 p.m. Gastro Non Grata will be layin’ it down at the Triple Rock Social Club. $3 cover at the door or a food donation or both.

We’re happy to have Chef Heather Heartman on board for this one. Her dishes have graced the tables of both Spoonriver and its sister restaurant, Cafe Brenda. Heather will start things off with a mushroom patè followed by Vietnemese grilled pork salad.

Rush River Brewing from River Falls Wisconsin will be on hand sampling beers, talking about their beers and pairing them with Heather’s food.

Our newest addition will be members of Northern Brewer family hanging around the back with a big pot of boiling wort. That’s right, our first homebrew. We plan on brewing a batch at each show and sampling it at the following Gastro Non Grata.

Music will begin with Mr. Fly, resident singer/songwriter of Spoonriver, followed by the tonal sincerity of Dreamland Faces, the yearning rock of the Evening Rig, Hair raising noise from His Mischief and the complete musical onslaught of Birthday Suits.

Colin Gasko of Rogue Chocolatier will be finishing the night bittersweetly with bits of bean-to-bar heaven and you can count on the Dead Meat Door Prize by Clancey’s Butcher Shop to be interesting.

For more information and color photos from Gastro Non Grata events contact Craig Drehmel or visit http://gastronongrata.blogspot.com/

Happy Apple @ The Cedar

There is still time to get down to the Cedar to see Happy Apple.

05/23/2009 – 8:00pm

Dave King’s work with the Bad Plus might be earning him greater attention, but the drummer’s other trio, the 11-year-old Happy Apple, presents a fuller picture of his brainy composing skills as well as his drum chops. Saxophonist Michael Lewis and bassist Erik Fratzke also contribute tunes to the album. Together, the group has come up with 11 tracks that give Lewis a chance to unleash what seems like an unending stream of melodic ideas on his tenor (and alto and soprano on one song each), with the rhythm section setting a backdrop or pushing him as required. (Jazz Times, November 2007)

Razor sharp soloing, whirlwind intensity and bountiful storylines. (All About Jazz on Happy Apple)

Memory Lanes Block Party

Saturday May 23rd
Hosted by Ian of Drinking with Ian

9:00-9:45- DANCE BAND
8:00-8:45- A NIGHT IN THE BOX
7:00-7:45- LUCY MICHELLE
6:00-6:45- CITY ON THE MAKE
5:00-5:45- ECONOMY TEAM
4:00-4:45- BITCH & BROWN
2:15-2:45- THE SHORTCUTS
1:15-2:00- THE GOONDAS

Saturday Indoor after party
10:00-12:00- PRIVATE DANCER

Sunday May 24th
Hosted by Amy Buchanan of Le Cirque Rouge

8:00-8:45- BLACK BLONDIE
7:00-7:45- CHOOGLIN
5:00-5:45- FUCK KNIGHTS
3:00-3:45- THE KNOTWELLS

Sunday Indoor after party

Rebel, Rebel – Rock For Pussy @ First Avenue


Vita.mn and 89.3 The Current presents REBEL, REBEL – ROCK FOR PUSSY VI

House band: John Eller, Steve Price, Randy Casey, Noah Levy, Tommy Alsides, Janey Winterbauer, Leslie Ball.

Guest singers: Ciaran Daly, Chris Lynch, Laurie Lindeen, David Campbell, Liam Watkins, Matt Coffee, Jeremy Messersmith, Jim Walsh, Dave Russ, George Mcelvey, Chris Pericelli and many more!!!