Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Standing Room Only @ Altered Esthetics

PHOTOS BY DIGITAL CRUSH + NATE REIMAN











Architecture in Helsinki + Glass Candy @ The 400 Bar

PHOTOS BY DIGITAL CRUSH









Thursday, October 25, 2007

Weekend What's What 10/25-10/31

L'ETOILE-O-WEEN

l'étoile, often known for our salient soirées, is taking the spirit of of All Hallows Eve seriously this year. A weekend of wind-swept wickedness awaits, but be sure to sense the magical possibilities the holiday offers - a window into another world; a chance to visit the ghosts of ideas past. Channel that child and cook up some warm possibilities in your inner-cauldron to take you through the long, chilly months ahead!

xo-l'étoile

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 25TH

Echo Through The Waves, A New Vision of Art

@ 50E
300 1st Ave. N
Suite 110
Minneapolis

6-9pm / Free

Art and warehouse spaces = love. Join the music and media moguls at 50entertainment as they open their Warehouse District office for this one night only show. Featuring Yuri Arajs, Dick Simonson, and Lonnie Lovness.

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 25TH

Dark Dark Dark

@ 331 Club
13th & University
Northeast Mpls

9pm-2am / 21+

Head over to the 331 Club for a special treat! Not only will Jonathan Ackerman be spinning hot jams after 11pm, but the 331 will be serving Surly Brewing's limited release beer, "Darkness" tonight.

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FRIDAY ART PICK: DOMINIC MCGILL

Briny Brit artist Dominic McGill has bone pick with American society. His 65-foot drawing, Project for a New American Century, curves and bows, depicting sawastikas, atomic bombs, mushroom clouds, and spiders. The intricate pieces make a political statement while offering a busy adventure for the eye.

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 26TH

Standing Room Only

@ Altered Esthetics
Qarma Building
1224 Quincy Street NE
Northeast Minneapolis

8pm-Midnight / Free

Join Altered Aesthetics as they dominate the Q.arma Building tonight. All three levels will be open with music, drinks, art and film. Instructions for participation: Enter, see, drink, laugh, listen, drink, dance and smile. Live performances by Molly Maher, Jason Shannon, and Erik Koskinen, works by resident artists, plus the last night of the A-listed Dirty Little Secrets Confessional Art.

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 26TH

Jenny Dalton's Carbon Lily CD Release Party

@ Kitty Cat Klub
315 14th Ave SE
Dinkytown

8pm / 21+ / $5

Close your eyes and let Ms. Dalton seduce you with her talent. Jenny teams up with DJs and producers from the US, England, Germany and Greece to reinvent songs from her debut album "Fleur de Lily". Adding to the atmosphere are fortune tellers, caricature artists and DJs Soviet Panda and Nyteowl.

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 26TH (THROUGH SATURDAY)

Halloween Hair and Makeup!

@ 600 Washington
Brin Building
600 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis
(enter through back)

7-10pm / 21+ / Free

Reservations Required: Call 612-655-7164

You can't be a sexy school bus accident without falsie lashes and a smattering of theatrical blood! Hair and make-up artists will be on-hand with accoutrements such as glitter, colored hair and tubes and tubes of Elvira's own eyeliner. Drink champagne and set a spooky mood with DJ Bach and Cornelius as your hollow's eve look is transformed.

This event is absolutely free both Friday and Saturday - but you MUST RSVP to 612-655-7164 to reserve.

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 26TH

331 Club Costume Contest

@ 331 Club
University & 13th
Northeast Mpls

9pm / 21+ / Free

Your costume is kickin, so go win something! Capitol Sons play with the Quills. Costume contest prizes include a $25 bar tab and a $40 gift certificate to the Jon Oulman Salon, T-shirts and CD's. The $2.50 rum & coke special is a prize in itself.

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COOL LINK: AFTON APPLE

14421 S. 90th St.
Hastings, MN

Plan cozy night at home with some delicious and nutritious autumn staples. Pick up freshly pressed cider, sweet and shiny apples, raspberries, pumpkins and ready-to-bake homemade pies.

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH (THROUGH JANUARY 20TH)

Frida Kahlo Exhibit

@ Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis

Gallery tours Saturday and Sunday at 12pm
11-5pm / $10 or free the first Saturday or every Thursday.

Sorry friends, Friday's "After Hours" party is sold out. Unless you have an "I know someone" connection, you'll have to hit up one of the other Friday night festivities and return on Saturday to catch the show.

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH

Magical Misery Tour

@ First Amendment
1101 Stinson Blvd
Northeast Mpls

7-10pm / Free

First Amendment has another hit on their hands with Little Friends of Printmaking's poster art, straight from the wilds of Madison, Wisconsin.

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH

Afrika Bambaataa

@ Foundation
5th & Hennepin
Downtown Mpls

10pm / 21+ / $10 ($15 VIP)

The legendary Afrika Bambaataa graces the stage at Foundation tonight with his special brand of electro-funk. Bambaataa, credited with coining the term "hip hop" and forming the Zulu Nation, is sure to give an unforgettable performance.

THE GET UP BONUS: Join cool kids Mike Cina, Benny Lojack, Mos Jef, and Mike 2600 in Foundation's Deep Lounge, spinning hotness for your feet all night.

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH

Attitude City Shotgun B-Day Party

@ Secret Location
e-mail attitudecity@gmail.com for address
Minneapolis

10:30pm / Free

The extreme hotness that is Jeff Dubois turns a startling 30 years old today. In true Attitude City style, Jeff and Karl will be burning up the turntables and shotgunning beer all night long (Really). Stop by and give Mr. Dubois a birthday kiss! BYO or be ready to shotgun.

E-mail attitudecity@gmail.com for location!

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH

War with the Newts

@ Red Eye Theatre
15 W. 14th St.
Minneapolis

8pm / $25 (Opening Gala)

"This is the story of the demise of humanity - and our last battle to overcome our own greed and infighting." - Sandbox Theatre

Join a talented improvisational cast for this provacative new show, complete with inspired costuming by MNfashion Council Member Andrew Schiff.

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH

Muja Messiah

@ The Dinkytowner
14th & 4th
Dinkytown

9pm / 21+ / $5

Local suavé Muja Messiah holds court at the Dinkytowner tonight for a hip-hop halloween celebration. Also featuring Aquafresh, Define and The Poetz.

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH

After Hours Halloween Bash

@ Not-so-secret-location
Check website day of
Downtown Mpls

18+ / $15

Art and music collide at this scary after-hours. Be prepared for dark electro dreams and ghostly good times with the Moongoons, DJ Talk Radio, Jonathan Ackerman and many more! This is THE party to be at if you want to dance!

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SUNDAY MUSIC PICK: STEVE MOORE

Steve Moore's spooky-hip sounds make l'etoile shiver and shake. From Zombi (a collaboration with A.E. Pattera), to Lovelock (his latest disco-dreamy side project) as well as movie scores, international music tours and more - Steve Moore is someone to keep on your radar.

This week l'etoile had a sit down with Steve about horror, Halloween and his musical process:

How would you describe your process for creating a film's soundtrack?



I usually start by letting the movie roll while I play along on piano or synthesizer, improvising until I have a handful of ideas that click. After I've established themes for a few key scenes, I'll step away from the film and develop and arrange these themes in an attempt to create something that will both enhance the film and stand on it's own. Most of the remaining music will either be variations on the existing themes or improvisations I'll record while watching the film.

What intrigues you about Italian horror films?

What doesn't! The exotic locations, the beautiful women, the fashion, the music, the vivid colors, the outlandish and creative death scenes, the gross-out sound effects, the bad overdubbing, etc. When it comes to horror movies, I'll take oppulent visuals and wild, synthesized rock music over sound plotlines and lucid dialog any day.

We love Lovelock. How did that begin?



Thanks! Lovelock essentially began when I was 3 years old and my parents would play the Saturday Night Fever LP over and over and over and over - that potent soft-rock/disco/pop cocktail pretty much skewed my musical affections from then on. It's possible that all the music I've been involved in over the past 10 years was merely a rebellion against the pop music I was force-fed as a child, and that I've finally given in to the dark side - which is actually the light side, I guess.

Favorite Halloween memory?

Every year when I was young my family would go to a pumpkin patch about an hour outside of Pittsburgh. We'd pick out pumpkins, then head to a nearby pine tree nursery to pick out and tag our Christmas tree. After that, we'd usually go out to dinner, and I'd fall asleep in the car on the way home.

Any new projects on the horizon?


Zombi is getting ready to record our next album, which should be out on Relapse Records next Spring. We also have a 12" single coming out very soon on Throne of Blood Records (James Friedman/The Rapture's new label) with a few italo-disco-inspired tracks. Lovelock will have a track on the next Eskimo Records comp cd, and I'm looking into releasing a couple 12" singles before I shoot for a full-length. I also have a couple film scores lined up, as well as a bunch of collaborations, including an all-synth intro track I just recorded for the new Lair of the Minotaur album (Southern Lord Records).

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 28TH

Nosferatu

@ Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Ave.
Minneapolis

7pm / Free

Watch this classic silent film in the perfect gothic setting. Live musical score by Don Livingston, played on the church's 4000-pipe organ, compliments the film.

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MONDAY OCTOBER 30TH

Fright Night

@ The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis

9pm / $9 ($7 Students, $1 off in costume)

Fearless Filmmakers - just in time for Halloween. Join nine local filmmakers as they screen horror shorts at the Parkway.

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ALL HALLOWS DRINK: THE GRAPE GRAVE ROBBER

Indulge your inner trick-or-treater with UV Vodka's Halloween specialty: The Grape Grave-Robber.

1 Part UV Grape Vodka
2 Parts Lemon-Lime Soda

Serve over ice and enjoy!

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31ST

Monster Mash

@ 7th St. Entry
701 1st Ave.
Downtown Mpls

9pm / $5

King Otto and Mike the 2600 King celebrate the release of their latest mashed-up masterpiece "Things Kings Do". Get your halloween twist on to the best 50's and 60's classics tonight at the Entry!

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31ST

Nixon Art Mosh

@ Umber Studios
3109 E 42nd St
Minneapolis

7-11pm / Free

Join over a dozen skate culture artists offering a peek into their world and work. Refreshments and DJ Ganzo Bean included.

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31ST

I Remember Halloween

@ Big V's
University & Snelling
St.Paul

9pm / $5

Any Misfits fan will recognize the song lyric title of this Halloween party at Big V's. Enjoy a healthy sampling of Glen Danzig's music including the Misfits, Samhain and Danzig.

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31ST

Haunted Edgecomb Estate

@Edgecomb Estate
679 Marie Ave. W
Mendota Heights

6pm-9pm / $5

In 1881, over sixty bodies were discovered on the grounds of the Edgecomb Estate. These unsolved murders have evidently stirred up paranormal activity at the site, which is open tonight for tours. Learn all about the Edgecomb murders, walk the grounds and explore the haunted house. Prepare to be terrified.

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31ST

Thriller

@ 1st Avenue
701 1st Ave. N
Downtown Mpls

8pm / 18+ / $10 ($6 w/ costume)

First Ave's annual Halloween party is always a guaranteed good time. Hosted by famous local drunkard, Ian of "Drinking with Ian", and featuring zombified Thriller dancers, a costume contest and DJ Soviet Panda, you can NOT go wrong.

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31ST

The Haunted Basement

Soap Factory
518 2nd St. SE
Minneapolis

7-11pm / 18+ / $10

Anyone who's explored the Soap Factory knows the basement is already more than scary. And cold. And scary. Designed by local artists Chris Pennington and Aaron Wojack, the raw confines of The Soap Factory's undeveloped netherworld provide a Halloween experience unlike any other, with only the light of your handheld lantern as guide. This event is 18+ and a waiver must be signed before entering…that's fierce!

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31ST

The 4th or 5th Halloween Spectacular

@ The Triple Rock
629 Cedar Ave. S.
West Bank

9pm / 21+ / $7 ($6 w/ costume)

The Trip's annual costume party is always a riot. It's all about the tribute tonight, with bands covering Guns 'n' Roses, Neil Diamond, The Sex Pistols and more. Dress up and win!

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31ST

Hex Halloween Bash

@ Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave. S.
Minneapolis

9pm / 21+ / Free

Join the Hex crew for a raucous All Hallows Eve - complete with extreme rockers Gay Witch Abortion, The Future, 25 Cent Tacos, Strange Lights and Parts For All Makes.

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31ST

Trick or Treat!

@ Your House

Don't forget to buy candy for the kiddies! They'll be knocking at your door early, so giving out candy won't cramp your party style. Hint: Kids do not appreciate raisins, pennies, or toothbrushes.

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vintage alert: l'étoile staffers Amy Roark, Molly Roark and bro Darren circa 1980!
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