Music — Tapes ‘n’ Tapes, Leisure Birds and Tarlton
Surely, Tapes ‘n’ Tapes are on the shortlist of Minneapolis indie bands who have come to represent us to the rest of the world. But it’s been years ‘n’ years since their glory days, and, though surely most of you will go to see them, it’s Leisure Birds’ cocky psychedilia that you’ll surely leave with. I’ll now stop calling you Shirley.
1601 University Ave. W, St. Paul
Theater — “Cowboy Versus Samurai”
“Cowboy Versus Samurai” re-imagines Edmond Rostand’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” and sets it in the land of cowboys, mountains and broke-backs — Wyoming. It’s like “Alien vs. Predator,” except for how it’s based on a classic French play, how it’s a humorous overlap of themes from race to romance and how it’s not in any way similar to “Alien vs. Predator.”
818 S. 2nd St.
Comedy — Daniel Tosh
Daniel Tosh has become something of a celebrity thanks to his Comedy Central hit, “Tosh.0,” but it’s his standup skill — rooted in a rambling, observational humor, where a joke about daylight saving can devolve into something about pterodactyl-women — that sets him apart as a comedian.
805 Hennepin Ave.
Listen to this: Cee Lo Green — “The Lady Killer”
Cee Lo, in collaboration with DJ Danger Mouse, was responsible for what was probably the best song of the last decade. Now, with his soulful kick in the ass, “F*** You,” the new Rev. Green has got the frontrunner for the impending “Best Songs of 2010” lists. He’s also set the bar pretty high for the next nine years’ worth of tune-makers to work toward. A&E has a message for those who do not intend on buying this album. To retrieve it, refer to the song title.
Watch this: “127 Hours”
To be sure, based-on-a-true-story features can be quick to board the cheese train. But with the combo of the Darren Aronofsky-Oscar-stealing director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”) and the ever-improving James Franco (your fantasies), this one should manage to makes its own way.
Read this: “Petting Zoo” by Jim Carroll
It’s been more than a year now since we lost the Punk Rock Poet who gave us so many tough-guy confessional poems and intimate heroin/basketball stories. This posthumous release, written in what Patti Smith called “the monastic seclusion of his room,” is his last goodbye.
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Probably the biggest viral video on the interweb right now is a Texas middle school football team that was fortunate enough to pull off the stupidest trick play in gridiron history. If pigskin ain’t your bag, there is entertainment to be reaped from a Randy Marsh-like dad screaming, “Go! Go! Go!” as the kid’s metronome.
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