Thursday, May 22, 2014

The plentiful events today 5-22-14

I've been working on a business card design for my blog today.  Planning on making it a sticker too.  You may start seeing something like this around to expand my audience through advertising.  

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:

The Source 
Comic College 
Big Brain 
Hot Comics 
Extreme Noise 
Treehouse Records 
Uncle Sven's 

MinneCon II will also host several local graphic artists:

Colby Swanson (of TBN)

Mona L. Negasi 

Marci Lucht

Maxwell J. Singletary  

Jesse Barstad 

Kerri O'Halloran <

Courtney Reed



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.  

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Art-A-Whirl day 2 at 612 Brew

Today is the second day of Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis.  After a delicious brunch at The Colossal Cafe near our house, I headed off toward northeast to see the festivities.

Along the way I bumped into a few frends as the wanderlust was focused into a particular venue.  Having been there yesterday, and with a meal ticket courtesy of my friend Tristan from Hot Damn!, who didn't use his yesterday, it was decided the 612 Brew taphouse was once again the place to be.

Sure enough, I met a great many cool people in the crowds at the brewhouse.  It's local brews and local music drew a liesurely crowd to listen and relax.  As per usual, I brought my dancing energies to accompany the music, which was very well recieved.  It was a really fun space to dance with the bright sun beaming down and the accoustic beauty of the amphatheater accompanying our energy.

Soon enough, I got a few more of the crowd moving as their restless desire to dance finally overpowered the social awkwardness they felt as everyone else just stood or sat around absorbing the energies of the sun and the music instead of vibrating with it and resonating the energies.  None the less, the energies flowed wonderfuly as I danced along with the music of a local band that is new to me called False Teeth.  The energy level was still high and full of exuberance when I finally had to leave in the middle of Botzy's set in order to get ready for work.  All in all it was another fantastic experience.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Art-A-Whirl and the sun's halo

The time has just flown by!  May is now half over already.  Please forgive the impromptu hiatus of the last few weeks.  I landed a job doing Delivery driving for a delicious and authentic Chinese Restaurant in Dinkytown Minneapolis named Pagoda.  I have been busy brushing up on my chinese skills and working a ton to stow away some funds to make real breathing room in my finances.  This spring has been infused with powerful emotions tugging at the ebb and flow of the turbulent but sunny waters we are riding as the tide of a powerful swell brings us to the crest of a long awaited wave of creation and energy.

Today is Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis.  I wish I had the time to see all that the area has to offer both in art galleries and live music at all the venues and spaces in the area, Like the event going on all day today at the Plex.  I did manage to make it out to see Hot Damn! Perform at the new 612 Brew taphouse in Northeast Minneapolis.  They have a very impressive amphitheater out the back end of the building right next to the walls for Broadway NE and Central Avenue NE.  The space has really impressive accoustics that threw the band at first since their amps needed to be turned down to accomodate the powerful accoustic ressonance of the area that overpowered the PA system.

Not only was it a fun show out in the sun, but when the clouds passed over the sky and dimmed the sun's beaming light for a moment I suddenly noticed a giant rainbow halo surounding the sun in the sky.  It was marvelous and apparently had been that way for quite some time already.  The sun's radiance brought warmth to the budding greenery that has so thuroughly enjoyed the wet and warm spring we've been having.