Monday, December 24, 2007


The VIP Room door 8:00 PM / 21+
The One Love Movement: End of the year Reggae Smoke Out!
Hosted by DJ Verb X & specials guests to be announced
$5.00 advance
$15.00 door

Main Room door 8:00 PM / 18+
a FREE Champagne Toast!!!
Drink specials!
$5.00 advance
$15.00 door

The Entry door 9:00 PM / 21+
featuring BK ONE and TOKI WRIGHT
$18.00 advance
$20.00 door

Sunday, November 25, 2007


This Thursday at Foundation. $20/doors at 10pm.
Madlib (Mind Altering Demented Lessons In Beats) (born Otis Jackson Jr. on October 24, 1973 in Oxnard, California, United States) is a California-based DJ, multi-instrumentalist, rapper, and music producer. Known under a plethora of pseudonyms, he is one of the most prolific and critically acclaimed hip hop producers of the 2000s and has collaborated with myriad hip hop artists, including The Alkaholiks, De La Soul, Ghostface Killah, Talib Kweli, MF DOOM (as Madvillain) and the late J Dilla (as Jaylib). [wikipedia]

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Naomi Klein coming to Minneapolis - December 5, 2007

Check out Naomi Klein presenting her new book "Shock Doctrine - The Rise of Disaster Capitalism"

More here:


December 5, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
2100 North Snelling Ave
Roseville, MN 55113

Friday, November 16, 2007

M.I.A. in Minneapolis @ First Avenue 11/20 [SOLD OUT]

M.I.A. will be in town on November 20th at First Avenue. Her sound is a blend of grime, hip-hop, ragga, dancehall and electro. Just the kind of multicultural sound this town is thirsty for. Make sure to get your tickets early and pack that place. Get ready to move!

M.I.A. on MySpace

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings coming to Minne Nov. 16 - First Ave

Highly recommended Brooklyn based - Sharon Jones coming to Minneapolis on November 16 at First Ave. Last time I saw her - she literally blew the roof off of the 400 Bar - get your tickets and get on down!

More on Sharon here.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Black Blondie with Meshell Ndegeocello [Nov 15th 2007]

Come support local trip-hop act Black Blondie as they open for Meshell Ndegeocello at the Fine Line. Meshell is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, bassist, and multi-instrumentalist. She has been hailed in the music press as a redeemer of soul music. Her music incorporates funk, soul, hip hop, reggae, R&B, rock, and jazz. She has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards. [wikipedia]

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Lisa Lipinski Opening at Midway Contemporary Arts

Lisa Lipinski Opening at Midway Contemporary Arts Tonight - November 10, 2007 7-10 PM

Great gallery - cool looking show

Monday, November 5, 2007

Lydia Lunch at SOOVac tonight - Wed. Nov 21.

I guess she must be having turkey dinner with Lorie Barbero tomorrow or something? Sounds like a cool gig with one of the stars of the punk rock days.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Serenata Guayanesa @ El Nuevo Rodeo

Serenata Guayanesa
Serenata Guayanesa

Saludos a todos, Serenata Guayanesa estará
dando un recital en El Nuevo
este domingo 28 de Octubre.

Serenata Guayanesa.

Vocal Quartet of Venezuelan Traditional Music.

Formed: 1971 in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela

Based: Caracas, Venezuela

Group Members:
Tenor Vocals, First Cuatro & Guitar: Miguel Angel Bosch
Contratenor Vocals & Percussion: Mauricio Castro
Baritone Vocals & Second Cuatro: Iván Pérez Rossi
Bass Vocals & Percussion: César Pérez Rossi.

Sunday October 28, 2007 6 pm - 8 pm. Free admission.
Address: El Nuevo Rodeo. 2709 E. Lake St. Minneapolis * 612-728-0101 Dinner available (delicious Latin American dishes)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

3 KINGS SOUNDSYSTEM [Moved to Wednesdays]

Come dance to reggae, roots, dub & dance hall every Wednesday at 9pm at the NOMAD WORLD PUB.


Friday, October 19, 2007


In Minneapolis Saturday October 27th! Get your tickets here.
Afrika Bambaataa is a DJ and community leader from the South Bronx, who was instrumental in the early development of hip hop throughout the 1970s. Like the majority of the early pioneers in Hip-Hop, he is of African American descent. On September 27, 2007, he was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [wikipedia]

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Walid Raad at Walker Art Center - Thursday Oct. 25

Looks really interesting:

"Join artist Walid Raad for a performative lecture on his writing and visual art, which grapples with the representation of traumatic events of collective historical dimensions and the ways that film, video, and photography function as documents of physical and psychological violence. His recent work includes The Atlas Group (1989–2004), a project composed of audio, visual, and literary elements dealing with the contemporary history of Lebanon, particularly the Lebanese wars from 1975 to 1991. Raad teaches at Cooper Union in New York, and his pieces have been shown at documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany, the Venice Biennale, and the Whitney Biennial, among many others. Copresented by Mizna."

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Shelly Mosman's cool new photo site

Our friend Shelly, a great Twin Cities / Minneapolis wedding photographer (as well as other subject matters) just pushed her cool new site live - check it out at

Thursday, October 11, 2007

JUSTICE † in town!!!

French duo Justice is coming to Minneapolis. They'll be playing Foundation on Tuesday October 16th! Buy tickets here!
Justice is the sound of a new generation. They didn't spend too much time in the "obscurity" of the Parisian club circle before hitting the world stage with the success of their D.A.N.C.E. Video now on MTV rotation. Their sound is fresh and inventive and always groundbreaking. Their debut album 'Cross' is a must have.

Justice on MySpace
This is what we can expect the show to be like...

Check out the video for D.A.N.C.E. below...

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Nick and Eddies

Opening up tonight down on Loring Park - beginning of an era. See you there.

Obento-ya in SE Minneapolis - great new japanese bistro

We hit obento-ya on Como in SE Minneapolis for splendid Japanese food and even better service. A great new family run addition to the Minneapolis restaurant scene. Very highly recommended.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Brazilian Samba Goddess CéU - CANCELLED

Sorry to announce that the Ceu show has been cancelled. Please check The Cedar's webpage.
Be sure to catch the hottest Brazilian act around: CéU. She'll be playing The Cedar Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 PM. This show you won't wanna miss.
Listen to her album here! and find out about the new Brazilian sensation.

About CéU
Singer songwriter CéU is the epitome of malêmolencia, a beautiful and sexy 25 year old singer with a sophisticated, multi-layered sound. CéU is about innocence, beauty, putting a little rhythm and happiness into life, taking it easy, sunshine and, above all, malêmolencia.
With her first album launching late summer in the UK, CéU presents a modern, innovative and internationally appealing take on samba, at the meeting point between global urban sounds and the Afro-Brazilian tradition.
CéU on MySpace

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Minnescene Calendar

We have just added:

The Minnescene Calendar
to the site, permanently located in the link list in the right column. If you have an event you would recommend we add to the canlendar, please email us.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

KIOSK at Midway Center for Contemporary Arts

Fantastic Show currently at the exceptional Midway Center for Contemporary Arts on the border of North and South East Minneapolis (east Hennepin at 5th Street). Highly recommended - be prepared to spend a couple hours if you love art, design and/or magazines.

"KIOSK: Modes of Multiplication is a nomadic exhibition of artist books, catalogs, periodicals, video and audio projects that has been continually growing as it has traveled over the past seven years. It currently comprises approximately 6,000 titles from roughly 400 independent publishers from around the world. The project provides a rich overview of activities within the rapidly expanding field of independent publishing activities from the past ten years. Consequently, it offers a broad perspective on the various models of dissemination and distribution of artistic ways of working in printed media and an idea of the diverse strategies, motivations and programs of the participating publishers’ projects."

more here:

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Marissa Nadler and Paul Metzger

at the 331 bar tonight Tuesday September 4. wow. what a cool little nieghborhood show!

check out marissa at:

and paul at:

great sleeper show!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

No End In Sight - Required Viewing

No End In Sight movie web page

Every Minnesotan and American should be required to see this stunning documentary on Iraq and how the war was lost due to the Bush administration incompetence and hubris.

Catch it at the Edina Cinema

Friday, August 17, 2007

Maria Isa Shows...

Come check out Maria Isa at The Cedar Aug 18th and listen to her hot new tracks from her new album "Split Personalities"... Reggaeton from St. Paul via Puerto Rico!
Visit her MySpace

List of upcoming shows...
Aug 18 2007 8:00pm AfriFest
Aug 28 2007 3:00pm MINNESOTA STATE FAIR
Sep 7 2007 6:00pm Mears Park
Sep 14 2007 8:00pm FINE LINE CAFE
Sep 16 2007 6:00P Youth Venture’s Leadership Foundation

Thursday, August 16, 2007

HELMET and THE MELVINS at Grumpys on Saturday, August 25 2007 ? !

Wow. That is a gig not to be missed. I will be driving back from catching RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE at Alpine Valley - but will definitely be hitting the show when I get back to town. BOOM. Gonna be HEAVY.

MELVINS - HELMET - ZEBULON PIKE and more. Grumpy's Downtown - Saturday August 25, 2007

All the dirt on the HELMET show here

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Minneapolis Picks

cool new little blog called Minneapolis Picks

Some recent picks of my own:

BRASA - fantastic rotisserie chicken on East Hennepin

Cafe Ena - Awesome comida latina in South Minneapolis

and check out this great show at the Minnesota Center for Photography - excellent opening last weekend.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sarah, Iza, and Rico's going away party!

This Sunday July 29th, come check out a going away party and fund raiser for Sarah White and Rico Mendez (DJ Don Cuco).

Here's a list of events for the weekend long celebration!

Rythm Lab Event

Tarik's and Rico's Rhythm Lab brings you a special event this Friday, July 20th at the Kitty Cat Klub located in Minneapolis. With performances from Rhymesayer’s Los Nativos, MC/Spoken Word artist Toki Wright, Reggae artist Pee-Wee Dread, and on the wheels of steel DJs Derrick Delite and Rhythm Lab’s Don Cuco.
Rythm Lab Event


On July 21st, the Minnesota Center for Photography is collaborating with Juxtaposition Arts to combine the urban arts of hip-hop to create a real-time aerosol mural in MCP’s parking lot to celebrate north Minneapolis east and west of the Interstate.

FREE day-time activities will be from 1-5 p.m. Daytime activities will include hands-on interactive demonstrations from MCP, Northern Clay Center, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Textile Center, zine artist J. Gerlach, Juxtaposition Arts, and hip-hop dance instruction with Mr. Worm. It will be held at MCP at 165 NE 13th St. Minneapolis, MN 55413

At 5 p.m. the $10 admission charge will begin for the live concert hosted by AQUAHAWK featuring acts:

Ace Bandage (3PM)
Millions Billions (4PM)
Digitata (5PM)
Sarah White (5:45PM)
Acebandage and Wordsmith (6:30PM)
Omaur Bliss (7:15PM)
Rotten Ron (8:00PM)
Kanser (8:30PM)
I Self Devine of Rhymesayers Entertainment (9:15PM).

Buy tickets @: MCP, The ALT, Electric Fetus, and Fifth Element.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Hype Machine

A cool tool to stay whats going on - on the web around various music related topics... or do a quick check on a whatever band you might want to check out is:


For example here is the Rage against the machine stream pulling mp3 links from across the web. Damn! - I am a instant fan.

Via David Spark via TWIT. Great stuff.

Mid-July Weekend Recommendations

OK - if I wasn't headed to the steamy southern tip of Illinois for the weekend, I would be at: the nightwatchman at 7th st. entry on Friday night featuring Tom Morello (former Rage Against The Machine) guitar man. Speaking of Rage Against the Machine. I've got my tickets for the reunion gig in Wisconsin at Alpine Valley next month, have you?

Tony Morello playing in Germany:

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Weekend Happenings

Art POTLUCK at Bockley Gallery on Saturday - 3-9 pm. Great little Gallery in the former Kenwood Cyclery location.

And the not to be missed Bastille Day Soiree at Barbette on Sunday July 15. Always a fantastic time.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Refugee All Stars at Minnesota State Fair

I know I will be there - how about you? August 28th and 29th. Fantastic.

More about the Refugee All Stars here:

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Pancho Villa on Nicollet

Quick post on my new favorite streetside hang out in Minneapolis: Pancho Villa at 2539 Nicollet Ave. Fantastic happy hour (Ice cold 2 for 1 Dos Ex's) - and Fantastic Shrimp Tortillas - as well as great wait staff. Highly recommended. Viva La Revolucion!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

B Girl B at Intermedia Arts - Minneapolis June 29 - July 2, 2006

"B-Girl Be: A Celebration of Women in Hip Hop 2006 aims to develop from what was created last year as the first summit of its kind. We offered a unique gathering where the execution of hip hop met up with its conceptualization through praxis as well as theory. Audiences of over 3000 people came together amongst over one hundred local, national and international hip hop artists to learn and practice the individual elements of break dancing, aerosol art, rapping, and turntablism."

Get all the details at Intermedia Arts

Monday, June 4, 2007

Black Blondie plays Nordeast!

Black Blondie is primed to reveal their next movement this June 9 in Nordeast!

Come see their new baby:
June 9 @ the NE Block Party
Saturday, June 9
The Red Stag
509 1st Avenue NE Mpls

LOW, Chooglin, MC/VL, Wain McFarlane of Ipso Facto, Buffalo Jack & the Plowboys w/Prudence Johnson, The Lit 6 Project & Electric Arc Radio.

Cold beverages, organic food & a flea market. Rain or Shine.

Black Blondie @ MySpace
Black Blondie Logo

AFRO CUBAN JAZZ With JOTO at Babalu - every Tuesday night

Highly recommended Afro Cuban Latin Jazz scene at Babalu every Tuesday night. Crazy good Afro-Latin sounds - with our friend DJ Don Cuco backing up the band every now and then.
JOTO @ MySpace

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Maria Isa Album Release Party

Twin Cities Boricua Maria Isa celebrates the release of her debut album "M.I. SPLIT PERSONALITIES!" With acts from Kotou Dance, Los Nativos, TC and the Rollin Blunts, Raices, Bakers Dozen Band, Leroy Smokes, Maria Isa and more!!! Chicago's own DJ WREK SPININ' DAT FUEGO ON THE 1s & 2s!!!

Tuesday May 29, 2007 at 9:00 PM
Trocaderos Nightclub
107 3rd Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Check her out at MySpace Maria Isa

Maria Isa
Photo from

Thursday, May 24, 2007

David Choe at Walker Art Center tonight

Highly recommended LA street artist David Choe at the Walker Art Center Tomorrow night, Thursday May 24 at 7pm - get there early to get in.

Speaking of highly recommended: Red Astaire. Wow.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Infected Mushroom in Minneapolis

Thursday Night is alright for some hardcore trance!

Good show at Foundation! Great energy from the young crowd...

Saturday, May 12, 2007


DJ Spinderella is in town tonight at Foundation Night Club tonight May 12th at 10:00 pm.
She was Salt-N-Pepa's DJ in a career that spanned almost two decades. She hosts the radio show "The Backspin" alongside DJ Mo'dav on KKBT 100.3 in Los Angeles.


Sunday, May 6, 2007


THE ARCTIC MONKEYS with special guests BE YOUR OWN PET play First Avenue on Monday!

Friday, April 27, 2007

AIR @ First Avenue

The electro-pop duo from France comes back to Minneapolis. Their new album "Pocket Symphony" is their fourth studio album. This show you won't wanna miss...

Show Review
Air stands almost by itself on the forefront of the downtempo-electronica-pop world. Their live sound was without a doubt better than any studio recording they've ever put together. A complete surprise for those of us expecting two French guys and a lot of boxes and got a full band along with Moog synthesizers, a Wurlitzer, Vocoder effects, mixing organic sound with the digital.
A wonderful preamble to a summer full of great music shows in the Twin Cities.

Weekend Happenings

A couple cool art happenings:

The University of Minnesota Graduate Student Show at Katherine Nash Gallery Tonight (Friday April, 27) from 6-8.30

should be solid.

Poster show and Gig at First Amendment Arts up on Stintson Blvd tomorrow night from 7 til late:

The mango is now an Ipod at the always fun SOAP Factory: Saturday night from 7-11pm

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Konono #1 at the Cedar Cultural Center

Holy Sh*t! Konono #1 straight out of Kinshasha, Congo - blew the roof off of the Cedar Cultural Center last night. Amazing show. The fired things up at 7.30 and played non-stop for an hour and 45 minutes. Literally non-stop. Closest thing to high energy trance live - with only drums, a couple cow bells and these funky little thumb harps - phenomenal!

Check em out:


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

ANTIBALAS @ First Avenue

Last Night we were treated to one of the most exhilarating shows this year. ANTIBALAS rocked Minneapolis with their amazing blend of horns, congas, voices, drums, bass, guitars and keys. An almost sold-out crowd enjoyed the sounds representing two continents portrayed by a bunch of crazy New Yorkers! They played songs from al their records as well as an amazing cover of Hector Lavoe's "Che Che Cole" ending their encore with "Indictment" a fiery anti-establishment song for the masses. Check out to listen to their new album "Security".

Friday, April 20, 2007

Friday 420!!!

Tonight Mr. Mark Farina will house the house!!!

Patrick Eckart's CD release party @ The Fine Line

After Bar with DJ Richie @ {location coming soon}