A good friend to the show for years now, Joe Spencer is the Arts & Culture Liaison for St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. Fancy schmancy title, to be sure, but the bottom line on Joe's gig is that he tries to make fun stuff happen in the
Field Report at Turf Club – Friday
Field Report is the creation of Chris Porterfield, who cut his musical teeth with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and the members of Megafaun in the now-legendary band DeYarmond Edison. After their breakup in 2006, Bon Iver and Megafaun went on to success while Chris hung back in Wisconsin, thinking his career in music was over. It was really just beginning. For the first time in his life, he began writing his own songs, which he spent the following five years carefully divining, killing off, revising, and honing. In December 2011, the record was created at Vernon's studio in Fall Creek, WI.
Beatrix Jar at Sun Ray Library – Saturday
Join sound art duo Beatrix*JAR for a free hands-on toy modification workshop! Participants will learn to turn battery powered toys into musical instruments through a process called circuit bending. Unleash sounds the manufacturer never intended from devices like children's toys and keyboards! You'll leave with an instrument the world has never seen before.
Check out this video of Beatrix*JAR to get an idea of the fun in store for you if you come to one of their workshops!
Beatrix*Jar from mn original on Vimeo.
TU Dance at O’Shaughnessy – Friday and Saturday
TU Dance has quickly become a leading voice in the Twin Cities dance scene. Founded by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, TU Dance has garnered audience and critical acclaim for its diverse repertory, versatile artists, and for performances that are engaging, dynamic and generous.
Pat McCurdy at O’Gara’s – Friday
Cactus Blossoms at the Turf – Mondays