The radiant weather we have been having lately has been forecast to continue through this whole Memorial Day weekend! To accompany the beautiful weather, there are a healthy plenty of events this weekend starting with today. It's going to be a fantastic weekend of beautiful weather and high spirits. The university and college students have finished the spring semester and everyone is ready to spend exorbitant amounts of time outside in the sun. Please remember to wear sun screen and keep track of how long you have been out in the sun. It would be a shame to spend the rest of the weekend miserable when hit by the sun's warming rays because proper precautions was not taken early on.
As I mentioned earlier, there are some much anticipated shows this evening:
First of all, The Kitty Cat Klub will play host tonight for MinneCon II. It will be a rowdy night of entertaining local music by Turn Back Now, MeMeMe, Thee Evil Creatures, and Devil Baby. This will also be the much anticipated release of Colby Swanson's first comic book for the band Turn Back Now. This is a FREE 21+ event. This will also be the first show Thee Evil Creatures have played since taking a six month hiatus to get prepared for performances with their new female lead vocalist.
"For the past six + years Turn Back Now has been piecing together a seven part story we call Welcome to Free America. On May 22nd we celebrate the release of Issue # 001 And Your Coat Like A Cathedral On A Park Bench By the River, the first issue of Volume 1: Gumbo Friction. Issue #001 introduces us to Simon, a young lover pondering the meaning of life on the edge of heartbreak."
If you miss the show you can also find the new comic book later at these fine establishments:
MinneCon II will also host several local graphic artists:
Colby Swanson (of TBN)
Mona L. Negasi
Maxwell J. Singletary
Kerri O'Halloran <http://
The Hexagon tonight will also play host to a FREE 21+ night of local music. The bands will be The Alleles, Air Taiwan, and Fuzzy Machete.
If you are looking for something closer to uptown, then drop by Cause Spirit and Soundbar tonight for a 21+ show (probably ~$5 cover). Royal Red Brigade, Leather Sweater, and Rebel City Rollers will be playing.
If the west bank is more your scene then head on over to Palmer's Bar to see Breed and Midnight Oaks. Also 21+ since it's the friendly popular west bank dive bar where the liquor pours are strong and the music captivating. (Probably ~$5 cover)
Lastly, if you happen to be looking for something to do downtown instead then head on over to see the Kids Like Us album release party at 1st Avenue's 7th Street entry. ($8 cover)
Though it is not actually a music event, I thought I would also point out that this weekend Gaia Democratic School will be putting on a multi-media performance at Intermedia Arts on Lyndale right near uptown. The performances will be 7pm tonight through Sunday night (4 nights) with an additional 3pm Sunday Matinee performance. Tickets available for $5-15 suggested donations.