http://www.mndaily.com/rss/%2A en Concert review: Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks at the Triple Rock http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/concert-review-avey-tares-slasher-flicks-triple-rock By: <a href="/users/zsimonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Zach Simon</a><br/><p>I didn&rsquo;t know what to expect when a solitary, nondescript man named Dustin Wong walked out on stage last night to open for Avey Tare&rsquo;s Slasher Flicks at the Triple Rock Social Club. Lacking a great deal of guitar-pedal-loop-music knowledge, I was baffled by the cacophony he was able to create.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/concert-review-avey-tares-slasher-flicks-triple-rock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:32:35 +0000 sdoar 86424 at http://www.mndaily.com This ain't bush league http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/aint-bush-league <p>Leagues are a band of happenstance.&nbsp; They&rsquo;re proof that things happen when you pick up the phone.</p> <p>When Leagues formed, guitarist Tyler Burkum and drummer Jeremy Lutito were touring with last year&rsquo;s Spring Jam headliner Mat Kearney.&nbsp; Playing in Kearney&rsquo;s band created a serendipitous domino effect leading to Leagues.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/aint-bush-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:54:04 +0000 sdoar 86423 at http://www.mndaily.com José James rebels against "jazz" http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/jos%C3%A9-james-rebels-against-jazz By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/><p>Minneapolis native José James is revolting against jazz.&nbsp;</p> <p>Though considered a jazz vocalist, James rejects the label because he says it narrowly typecasts him and leaves no room for growth or permutations of outside influences.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/jos%C3%A9-james-rebels-against-jazz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:46:34 +0000 sdoar 86422 at http://www.mndaily.com Mod Sun raps fast and oozes positivity http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/mod-sun-raps-fast-and-oozes-positivity By: <a href="/users/zsimonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Zach Simon</a><br/><p>After a long, hard day of recording and relaxing, Minnesota native Mod Sun unwinds with some mangos, his go-to in the munchies department.</p> <p>That fruit choice embodies the peace-loving, positivity-infused musical energy that emanates from Mod Sun. The long-locked rapper will open for Earl Sweatshirt and Mac Miller in next weekend&rsquo;s Spring Jam. Hailing from Bloomington, Minn., he&rsquo;s the only headliner with local ties, adding a dimension of psychedelic happiness to the festival&rsquo;s main event.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/mod-sun-raps-fast-and-oozes-positivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:26:35 +0000 sdoar 86420 at http://www.mndaily.com “Lord build me a sculpture” http://www.mndaily.com/ae/art/2014/04/17/%E2%80%9Clord-build-me-sculpture%E2%80%9D <p>Amy Toscani doesn&rsquo;t take herself too seriously, and that&rsquo;s why the local artist decided to commission some chainsaw art for her upcoming exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.</p> <p>One year ago, she and fellow Minnesota artist Chad Rutter found out they would be producing work to be displayed at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Though they had never met and their work is thematically different, their proposals were hand-selected from a highly competitive pool by the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program to each produce a brand new exhibit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/art/2014/04/17/%E2%80%9Clord-build-me-sculpture%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art A&E Local Art A&E Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:23:13 +0000 sdoar 86419 at http://www.mndaily.com Out of the void http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/out-void By: <a href="/users/jrenzettimndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jackie Renzetti</a><br/><p class="Byline" style="text-align:justify;text-indent:12.25pt"><b><font face="Arial" size="1"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-weight: normal;">Garrison Grouse didn&rsquo;t expect to find himself being chased by chickens after waking up in a tent in Austin, Texas. But for the bassist, it was just another part of the ride.&nbsp;</span></font></b></p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/out-void" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:18:58 +0000 sdoar 86410 at http://www.mndaily.com Mixing the sauce back up http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/mixing-sauce-back <p>Garrett Dutton, better known as G. Love, won&rsquo;t ever forget the first time his band G. Love and Special Sauce came to Minneapolis.</p> <p>The guitarist, harmonica player and vocalist for the funky three-piece said playing in Minneapolis almost feels like playing in the band&rsquo;s hometown of Philadelphia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/17/mixing-sauce-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:06:32 +0000 sdoar 86401 at http://www.mndaily.com A musical Friday night fight http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/16/musical-friday-night-fight By: <a href="/users/zsimonmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Zach Simon</a><br/><p>At the Spring Jam Battle of the Bands next Friday, five student bands will slug it out for the chance to play in front of their largest crowd ever &mdash; opening for the festival&rsquo;s headliner, Mac Miller.</p> <p><strong>Hippo Campus</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/16/musical-friday-night-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:59:49 +0000 sdoar 86397 at http://www.mndaily.com Concert review: Riff Raff at First Ave http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/16/concert-review-riff-raff-first-ave By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/><p>Riff Raff is not a musician.&nbsp; You can&rsquo;t call someone whose songs are droll and monotone yet recherché and danceable a musician.&nbsp; He&rsquo;s definitely a provocateur, and a mighty good one at that.&nbsp; At various times Tuesday night, he made out with the bronzed blondes gyrating on stage, and even brought out his Siberian Husky (the poor dog seemed scared by the booming bass, and I was about ready to call PETA and report Riff Raff for animal cruelty).&nbsp; The gigantic cardboard cutouts the dancers (who were attention hungry audience members) and Riff Raff&rsquo;s entourag</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/04/16/concert-review-riff-raff-first-ave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:57:53 +0000 sdoar 86372 at http://www.mndaily.com Todd Barry wings it http://www.mndaily.com/ae/comedy/2014/04/14/todd-barry-wings-it <p>Comedian Todd Barry tells jokes like your smartass friend at the bar &mdash; except, he manages to stay endearing to the last punch line.</p> <p>The New Yorker approaches the stage with a subdued confidence, finding humor in irreverence and scathing sarcasm.</p> <p>On his 2008 album, &ldquo;From Heaven,&rdquo; Barry performed in a Chinese restaurant, proclaiming he could sell out &ldquo;virtually any Chinese restaurant&rdquo; before quickly stipulating, &ldquo;The chances of me actually selling out a Chinese restaurant in China are astronomical.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/comedy/2014/04/14/todd-barry-wings-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comedy A&E Comedy A&E Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:16:16 +0000 sdoar 86334 at http://www.mndaily.com