Ordinary Pictures preview party
Ever dreamed of posing in a stock photo? Well, now the Walker Art Center’s giving you a shot to reach generic, anonymous stardom. Ordinary Pictures is the art museum’s new exhibit, featuring work from photographers who collaged and remixed everyday photos and re-contextualized them for art. This preview party offers you the chance to reinvent your favorite stock photos, blurring the lines between art, artist and audience. Plus, DJs mashing up tracks will make the night a multimedia experience.
Where The Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.
Hours 9 p.m.
Coheed & Cambria
Post-hardcore prog-rockers Coheed & Cambria are hitting the Myth on Saturday for a show that will surely be described as epic. If you don’t recall the band’s alt-metal sound, it was all over the Fuse network circa 2004-09. If you don’t remember the Fuse network, then you’re probably not hardcore enough to handle C&C’s head-banging guitar crunch. The show starts at 6:30 p.m., so you better get there early to revel in frontman Claudio Sanchez’s trademark yelp.
Where 3090 Southlawn Drive, St. Paul
Hours 6:30 p.m.
Animal Collective’s amorphous sound continues to change record-to-record, but one thing that remains the same is the band’s colorful Strawberry Jam-ness. The current iteration of the group — featuring Avey Tare, Panda Bear and Geologist — just released “Painting With” last week, which means the tunes will still sound fresh at their stop at First Avenue’s Mainroom. The show is sold out, but tickets are still available online via other outlets.
Where 701 N. First Ave., Minneapolis
Hours 7 p.m.
Cost Sold out
Kim Gordon’s new band, Glitterbust
Alt-rock legend Kim Gordon’s memoir, last year’s “Girl In A Band,” was brilliant. But it concretely signaled the end of her hugely influential band Sonic Youth. Though the group’s 30-year career is over, thanks partly to Gordon’s split from ex-bandmate/husband Thurston Moore, she’s moved on to even more experimental and fascinating projects. Glitterbust, her new noisy duo with Alex Knost, just announced its debut LP with a single, “The Highline.” Listen and strap in for nine minutes of blaring guitar attack.
Music from the dark side of the moon
Apollo 10 might not be the most famous of NASA’s moon missions, but it just became the creepiest. The space program released audio tapes from the 1969 mission this week, including a snippet in which astronauts Eugene Cernan and John Young wig out a little after hearing a whooshing noise that Young called “outer-space-type music” while on the dark side of the moon. Though NASA thinks it was probably just radio interference between the ship’s two modules, we’d like to think it was aliens.
Your Instagram, 50 Cent
OK, admittedly, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson probably doesn’t read this newspaper. But after the rapper posted photos featuring buckets of cash mere months after filing for bankruptcy, we have to ask: Are you getting rich or dying trying, Fiddy? Time magazine reported last week that the rapper’s bankruptcy judge ordered him to appear in court after he posted multiple photos of himself flushed with dough. Just cool it on the window-shopping, OK, 50?