Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Weekend What's What 3/19-3/23

THE UNHEARD MUSIC

This weekend we celebrate cabin fever! Spring has almost sprung and the fruits of your creative labor are ready to be shown off. With the number of CD release shows on the roster it's proof that winter shut-in syndrome can be channeled into amazing artistic accomplishments. This weekend, whether you're enjoying brand new local music, or the gritty stylings of certain rock n' roll icons, we wish you a sonically charged good time.

xo-l'étoile

Image by Steve Wolf/Drawl Graphics for l'étoile
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WEDNESDAY MARCH 19TH

Leslie & The Lys

@ The Entry
701 1st Ave. N
Downtown Mpls

8pm / 21+ / $8

Bust out the bedazzler! Internet phenom and sassy white girl rapper Leslie Hill makes her grand Minneapolis debut tonight at the Entry. This zany performer, well known for her impressive array of bejeweled sweaters, gold lamé unitards, and granny glasses is a charming spectacle to behold. Zibra Zibra and G-Biz open.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE LESLIE & THE LYS SITE
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THURSDAY MARCH 20TH

Muja Messiah Record Release Party

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

8pm / 18+ / $7 (free cd at door)

Local boy made good, Muja Messiah, celebrates the release of his latest album, "Mpls. Massacre, Vol. 1", a saucy mixtape style cd that touches on politics, thuganomics, and even dianetics. Muja Messiah just may be the next big thing so we fully recommend you jump on the bandwagon while there's still room. I-Self Divine, Samahra, Manifest, Maria Isa and more kick things off.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE MUJA MESSIAH MYSPACE
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THURSDAY MARCH 20TH

Need It!

@ 414 Soundbar
414 3rd Ave. N
Warehouse District

10pm / 21+ / $5

Join Centrific, Mike G, James Patrick, Jesse Jakob, and Aaron Bliss at the Soundbar tonight for the kick off of NEED IT! This monthly techno party is sure to please with rotating guests, perfect cocktails, and the cool, cool, ambiance of the 414.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE SOUNDBAR SITE
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THURSDAY MARCH 20TH

In Bloom: A Spring Fashion Preview

@ Beasthouse
600 Washington Ave. N
North Loop
(Enter around back)

8-11pm / 21+ / Free

Get a sneak peek of spring fashion tonight at the Beasthouse! Featuring a preview of seasonal trends with hair by Moxie, style from Stephanie's Boutique and free consultations on your new look with stylists after the show. Complimentary apps, cocktails, and sweet sounds.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE STEPHANIE'S BOUTIQUE SITE
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FRIDAY ART PICK: THE URBANISTA DIARIES

A marketing ploy by Nokia, but cool none the less. The communication giant sent 4 bloggers/photographers on trips around the world armed with the Nokia N82, their latest mobile device that just so happens to be equipped with a 5 megapixel camera and GPS. The travelers documented trips to Singapore, India, Austria, and Finland through the lens of the N82, with very pleasing results.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE URBANISTA DIARIES SITE
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FRIDAY MARCH 21ST

Ghost in the Water CD Release Party

@ The Kitty Cat Klub
University & 14th
Dinkytown

9pm / 21+ / $5

Local dream-popsters Ghost in the Water celebrate the release of their new album "Tooth" along with 8-bit friendly friends Unicorn Dream Attack (also releasing an album tonight), and circuit bending maestros Beatrix Jar.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE GHOST IN THE WATER SITE
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FRIDAY MARCH 21ST

Honeymoon

@ The VIP Room
701 1st Ave. N
Downtown Mpls

10pm / 18+ / $3 or $10 w/ T-Shirt

This month the Moongoons pull out all the stops with not only OKC's Dance Robots, Dance but also their NYC affiliates, Trash Yourself. In honor of these special guests the suggested dress code is "White Trash", so feel free to bust out that stained Taz shirt with the sleeves cut off and brush up on your bad grammar.

BONUS: Stop into ROBOTlove from 4-6pm today for a special in-store performance from the Moongoons and special guests. Free drinks and prizes abound!

Honeymoon is sponsored by l'étoile magazine & ROBOTlove

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE MOONGOON'S SITE
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FRIDAY MARCH 21ST

Walker After Hours: Richard Prince

@ The Walker
1750 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis

9pm-Midnight / $35 ($25 Members)

This new exhibition features photographs, paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by controversial appropriation artist Richard Prince. Join the Walker for a swanky preview party tonight featuring cocktails, appetizers from Wolfgang Puck, film screenings, DJ Jason Baker, and local rockers Skoal Kodiak.

CLICK FOR THIS ART EVENT AND MORE AT MPLSART.COM
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FRIDAY MARCH 21ST

Quarter Acre Lifestyle CD Release Party

@ The Nomad
501 Cedar Ave.
West Bank

9pm / 21+ / $5

Creative sound manipulators Quarter Acre Lifestyle hit the Nomad tonight in support of the brand-spankin' new release "Blood on the Lawn". Their quirky, soulful sound and strong, slightly synthy vocals are the perfect soundtrack for a long aimless drive on a hot summer night.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE QUARTER ACRE LIFESTYLE SITE
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FRIDAY MARCH 21ST

Carole Koster Benefit

@ The Hex
2600 27th Ave.
Minneapolis

8pm / 21+ / Free

Cool bands from all over the cities join forces tonight for a good cause. Local music supporter and mother of four, Carole Koster, was recently diagnosed with Luekemia, and all her rockin' friends have come together to show their love with this killer benefit show at the Hex. Featuring Revolver Modele, We Became Actors, Idle Hands, The Nightinghales, Bella Koshka, and Faux Jean.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE HEXAGON SITE
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FRIDAY MARCH 21ST

Warm It Up: A Spring Equinox Event

@ Beasthouse
600 Washington Ave. N
North Loop
(enter around back)

8pm-Midnight / 21+ / Free

Say goodbye to winter with this hot, hot, hot event at the Beasthouse tonight! Enjoy appetizers, drinks, live art, and music by Reggae artists III Kings Sound System.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE III KINGS SOUND SYSTEM MYSPACE
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FRIDAY MARCH 21ST

Solid Gold

@ The Fine Line
318 1st Ave. N
Downtown Mpls

8pm / 21+ / $6

Fresh off of SXSW, the boys of Solid Gold headline this rockin' show at the Fine Line tonight. Also featuring the local tuneage of The Guystorm and The Julie Puppets.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE SOLID GOLD MYSPACE
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COOL LINK: ART FROM THE YURI ARAJS COLLECTION

One of the Twin Cities most important curators is cleaning out his closet. Yuri Arajs is a longtime art collector and supporter, founding Outsiders and Others Gallery as well as Placement Gallery (among many other things). Follow the link below to snap up deals on original artwork from Yuri's personal collection which includes work from both local and national artists.

To find out more about Yuri click HERE to read a recent Minnesota Monthly article.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR YURI'S ONLINE ART SALE
Art by John Langford
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SATURDAY MARCH 22ND

X

@ The Cabooze
917 Cedar Ave. S
West Bank

8pm / 21+ / $22

One of America's punk rock treasures and a band that defined music for certain l'étoile-ites, X, reunites for a whirlwind tour across the U.S. and Minneapolis is lucky enough to be on that itinerary. Join X's original lineup of Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom,and DJ Bonebrake this evening for an epic and memorable rock n' roll ruckus. Skybombers and Chooglin' kick things off.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE X SITE
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SATURDAY MARCH 22ND

mnSpin Listening Party

@ The Nomad
501 Cedar Ave.
West Bank

8pm / 21+ / $2

The last round of contest winners for the first mnSpin compilation dazzle tonight at the Nomad. Featuring Alison Rae, The Sexy Bang, and Zhalman Harris, plus DJs playing tunes off the new mnSpin CD.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE MNARTISTS SITE
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SATURDAY MARCH 22ND

The Alarmists

@ The Kitty Cat Klub
14th & University
Dinkytown

8pm / 21+

Join local indie-pop darlings The Alarmists along with Speeds the Name and Jenny Dalton for a pleasant evening of catchy hooks and good looks at the Kitty Cat Klub.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE ALARMISTS MYSPACE
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SATURDAY MARCH 22ND

Too Much Love

@ 1st Avenue
701 1st Ave.
Downtown Minneapolis

10pm / 18+ / $3 (free w/ college id)

Join Soviet Panda and partner in crime Millions Billions as they burn up the dance floor at this weekly sure bet. Scroll down to download the latest mix from Millions Billions in our "Mixtape Monday" section below.

BONUS: Pop into BLACK in the VIP room for some techno goodness courtesy of Jack Complex and more.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE TOO MUCH LOVE SITE
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SATURDAY MARCH 22ND

Birthday Suits, Ouija Radio, & The Dirty Hits

@ Stasiu's
University & Lowry
Northeast Mpls

9pm / 21+ / $6

No shortage of sonic fury at Stasiu's place tonight with heavy hitters Birthday Suits, Ouija Radio, and the Dirty Hits. Pop into the parlor for DJ Christy's Dance Party & Twister Extravaganza with Ian from Drinking with Ian.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE STASIU'S PLACE MYSPACE
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SATURDAY MARCH 22ND

Stilettos & Straps

@ The Bedlam Theater
1501 S. 6th St.
West Bank

10:30pm / 21+ / $8

The Bedlam debuts it's brassy new cabaret act, Stilettos & Straps, a Vaudeville inspired late night party featuring slam poets, singers, dancers, musicians, and more.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE BEDLAM SITE
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SUNDAY MUSIC PICK: YELLE

Yes, we've written up naughty French electro-pop babe Yelle before, but considering her album "Pop Up" is finally slated for official U.S. release on Astrelwerks as of April 1st, we thought we'd celebrate with her new video for an old (but still bangin') tune.




SUNDAY MARCH 23RD

March Fest

@ The Belfry Center
3753 Bloomington Ave.
Minneapolis

2pm-10pm / $3-$5 Donation

Make your Sunday a punk rock one at the Belfry with a thrashy lineup featuring Myiasis, Jonny's Got a Raygun, Lost Apparitions (IA) and many, many more.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR THE BELFRY MYSPACE
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MIXTAPE MONDAY: MILLIONS BILLIONS

Millz Billz keeps it killer with this SERIOUSLY hot new mix, which just so happens to coincide with his appearance at Too Much Love this Saturday (the 22nd, that is) alongside resident DJ Soviet Panda.

CLICK THE IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE MIX
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COOL OPPORTUNITIES

Five to Nine Magazine

DEADLINE SUNDAY, MARCH 23RD

Online art and design mag Five to Nine is now taking submissions for their next issue, curated by artist Karl Frankowski. The theme? Living Rooms & Basements, an issue exploring the age old lamentations that “things were better before”. Submit NOW - the deadline is this Sunday!

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Image from the last issue of Five to Nine
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3 comments:

b said...

see you again tomorrow!

b said...

see you again tomorrow!

b said...

see you again tomorrow!