Stay tuned for the details about our interview and show!
"A sublime iteration of desert blues that's both authentic and ambitious" — Pitchfork
"Bombino has more than found his groove, perfectly balanced between mastery and ease" — NPR Music
"Undiluted and forceful" — New York Times
Home. Where the heart is. For Bombino and most other Tuareg, there’s only one place that can be. In recent years, the rest of the world has largely written off that home as a hot and savage wasteland, a bolt hole for religious extremists and terrorists, a geopolitical video nasty with little to offer apart from the oil, gold and phosphates that lie beneath its soil. But Bombino would like us to take a closer look and think again. His feelings are beautifully summed up in the song “Tehigren” (‘Trees’), from his brand new album ‘Deran’: ‘Do not forget the green trees / In our valleys in the Sahara / In the shade of which, / Rest the beautiful girls / Radiant and lovable’.
How to celebrate that desert home, how to protect it, develop it, unify it, respect it and, above all, never forget it, are the salient themes of ‘Deran.’ They’re dressed up in ten songs of rare maturity and power that mark a turning point in the career of a guitarist and songwriter who was born in the shade of an acacia tree about eighty miles north west of the ancient town of Agadez, and has since risen to forefront of the new Tuareg guitar generation. It’s a turning back the source of everything that makes Bombino who he is.
All Ages! Comedy open mic sign up at 7pm
Doors @ 7:30 pm, comedy open mic @ 8pm
feature Showcase at 8:30pm
$5-10 sliding scale (donate more if you can!)
This month your hosts Devohn & Xochi de la Luna have new sketches for you and are raising funds for Ellis Perez' lung transplant surgery!
Ellis Perez is a local queer Latinx poet, performer, and dog dad who is raising funds to pay for a life-saving lung transplant.
If you can't make it and want to donate directly, here's a donation link: youcaring.com/breathe-easy
Supporting this cause:
Elle PF - Symphonic rock band lead by songwriter/producer/mulit-instrumentalist Ranelle Johnson.
Poetry from Ellis Pérez!
Jakey Emmert -
a comedian, blogger, and journalist.
Daina Sagal Ali - a comedian and a storyteller from Minneapolis, born in Somalia and immigrated to Minnesota as a kid- considering herself to be a third culture adult. https://dainaalicomic.com
Also, a COMEDY OPEN MIC for people of color, queer, transgender, and non-binary folk. Six, 5 minute slots in a chill and supportive space. Sign up at 7pm, if you perform in the open mic, you get to see the show for free! Open mic at 8pm.
Remember that snowstorm back in April that ruined all your plans? Black Widows are pleased to be back at the Bryant Lake Bowl to make up for their "Sounds of Tortuga Island" release show that got buried in the snow with a night of (mostly) instrumental songs to knock your flip-flops off! Black Widows are back at the Bryant Lake Bowl Fans of surf, exotica, and rock and roll - you're in for a treat. Get ready for Black Widows' Summer Surf Rox-otica Party!
Black Widows will be gracing the theater with a set of high-energy (mostly) instrumental songs guaranteed to knock your flip-flops off. Fans of surf, exotica, and rock and roll - you're in for a treat. With the help of a few special guests, Black Widows promise a night jampacked with original guitar-driven rockers with a few surprises mixed in.
Black Widows doesn't disappoint, so get your tickets for this musical escapade today!
More details to come. STAY TUNED.....
$10 advance/$12 door
More details to come
Kill Kancer presents:
Zeppo, Red Daughters, Black Widows, and SPECIAL GUESTS
with DJ sets and hosted by I Was Born to Love-Love You
+ Clown Lounge Pop-Up Market featuring Queenie & Pearl JobyLynn Sassily-James Moxie Malas @WinterArtistProject, Vintage by Lori B, Barely Brothers Records much MUCH more
Tickets → bit.ly/2IUElnL
General Admission: $12 advance | $15 door
21+ / ID Required
This is a benefit performance to help fund the Gardens Kill Kancer program. 100% of the proceeds from the show will go to the purchasing of plants and seeds for the Kill Kancer Community Gardens.
ART-A-WHIRL WEEKEND 2018 at 331 Club and The Sheridan Room
9pm Gay Witch Abortion
8pm Birthday Suits
6pm TONGUE PARTY
9pm Charlie Parr
8pm Hastings 3000
7pm Mark Mallman
5pm Black Widows
2pm Hannah von der Hoff
1pm The Carnegies
12pm Witch Watch
Venus DeMars & All The Pretty Horses
8pm All Tomorrow's Petty
6pm Invisible Boy
5pm Gaelynn Lea Music
4pm 26 BATS
2pm Joe Kopel
1pm 4th Curtis
Surly Brewing Company, The Second Street Spirits Company
Saturday, April 21st is Hymie's Record Store's annual Record Store Day Block Party!
Featuring live local music, tons of free records, all the best Record Store Day releases, and more! FREE & ALL AGES
9am-9pm, we go on around 4pm!
Toki Wright & Big Cats
In partnership with Fulton Beer Jameson Irish Whiskey and our incredible neighbors Peppers and Fries
Record monster poster art by MPLS Instrument Company!
Savage Aural Hotbed and Hotbed Studios host this fun event every month. We are honored to part of it! Come for Hotcakes, Sausages, Mimosas, Bloodys, Hotbeds, Scintillating Conversation.
11 am until at least 2pm on the 2nd Sunday every month
Never thought you would eat pancakes and watch us rock out now did ya?
Stay tuned for more details!
AN ENTIRE MONTH OF BLACK WIDOWS WACKINESS!
Every Saturday at Grumpy's, Black Widows will host a variety of nights with their favorite local lady bands and if you have been to one of their infamous "Greatest Night Ever" variety shows you know these gals live to entertain you. You will get a taste of this fun each week with a variety of performers including the Black Widows Go Go Dancers and BW Singers, games, prizes, MCs, and more! Stay tuned for details!
Fulton Beer supports
A Garagy Lil’ Holiday Show
a benefit for Puerto Rico*
Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm
*Puerto Rico Donations (Project Hope) are suggested and accepted.
Featuring performances by:
Black Widows and Black Widows Go-Go Dancers
Dr Bob’s Puppet Show
Kira Nelson Burlesque Review
25cent Taco’s Holiday Songs
The Boot R&B
Dose & Dinks
Stan The 3-D Man
$10 advance/ $12 door
Halloween is Black Widow's official holiday so they are extra excited to be throwing a party in honor of it. Get your tickets for Black Widows Empire presents: Greatest Night Ever: Mummy Mama Boogie Halloween Mash on Tuesday, October 31st!
If you have not been to a Black Widow's "Greatest Night Ever" you are in for a treat. There will be games, laughter, spooks, prizes, costume contest, special guests, BW EP release "Mummy Mama Boogie" and.......The Black Widows Go-Go Dancers and BW Singers will be showcasing their talents once again! This show is above and beyond. Don't miss out!
Tickets will be available soon at the link below. Stay tuned. Last time they sold out!