Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Buzz this week!

The 11th annual Sound Unseen festival is happening, starting tomorrow October 6th, and running through Saturday, Oct. 9th in Minneapolis, MN! Sound Unseen is an annual festival of music-related movies, featuring a handful of titles, including documentaries, biographies, and rarratives. Sound Unseen also features DJ's and artists accompanying the movies, including Gary Louris (Jayhawks), Lori Barbero (Babes in Toyland), electro popsters Estate, and Denver Dalley.

Cool movies to check out: This Movies is Broken (featuring Broken Social Scene), and Who Is Harry Nilsson (and Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him), and The Agony and The Ecstacy of Phil Spector. A full schedule is found here.

Viewings are happening at 3 locations: The Southern Theater, Trylon Microcinema and the Red Stag Supperclub.

Soprano Renee Fleming performs this Thursday at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, in St. Paul. Fleming is expected to perform Mahler songs, Puccini, as well as music of Korngold. No alt-pop songs this time around, even though her latest album Dark Hope, released in June 2010, featured covers of songs by Leonard Cohen, Band of Horses, Jefferson Airplane and others.

Dudley: Rigged For Laughter

A laugh-out-loud look at the life of the legendary comedy impresario Dudley Riggs, a fourth-generation circus kid who grew up to found the Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis. Performed in the brilliant comic style of the Brave New Workshop and told by a zany cast of characters who know and love him, Dudley: Rigged for Laughter! is a madcap sketch comedy show packed with laughs and music.

Written by Caleb McEwen, Dane Stauffer, and John Sweeney. Directed by Caleb McEwen and Ron Peluso. Running now through Oct. 24th, at the History Theatre in St. Paul. 30 E. 10thy. St. St. Paul.

Halloween is just around the corner, and the Trail of Terror is back! Starting October 14th. Check out the new Hollywood Horror Corn Maze, and Werewolf Chamber. Just 3 miles south of Shakopee, off Highway 169. For more info: www.trailofterrorfest.com

Also, you might want to check out Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO with the Minnesota Orchestra, Saturday, Oct. 30th. A Halloween Showstopper! Bernard Hermann's spine tingling score is performed live with Hitchcock's masterpiece on screen above the stage.

U2 has rescheduled it's concert at TCF Bank Stadium, next July 23rd. Got that!


Nick Lowe, tonight and tomorrow night, at the Dakota Jazz Club.
Michael Franti & Spearhead, Thursday, State Theater
Goo Goo Dolls, Saturday, Fine Line Music Cafe
Comedian Brian Regan, Saturday, Orpheum Theater
Comedian Tom Green, Thurs - Sat, at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy, Bloomington
Brave New Workshop: Spilling Me Softly, or Once the Gulf Goes Black, It Never Goes Back. Sketch comedy. Running now thru Oct. 30th.
Teenage Fanclub, Thursday Oct 7th, First Avenue
Blackfoot, Friday Oct 8th, Medina Ballroom
Willie Nelson, Saturday Oct 9th, Mystic Lake Casino (also Friday the 29th, and Sat Oct 20th....)
Guided by Voices, Tuesday Oct 12th, First Avenue
Chuck Prophet, Friday Oct 15th, Turf Club
Margaret Cho - The Cho Dependent Tour, State Theatre, Friday, October 15 at 8:00pm
Buddy Guy Saturday Oct 16th, State Theater
Engelbert Humperdinck Sunday Oct 17th, Orchestra Hall
Richie Havens, Monday Oct 18th, Dakota Jazz Club
Trailer Park Boys: Ricky, Julian and Bubbles Present The Drunk, High and Unemployed Tour, Pantages Theatre, Sunday, October 17 at 7:00pm
Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, State Theatre, Tuesday, October 19th, 7:30pm
David Sedaris, State Theatre, Thursday, October 21st at 7:30pm
Celtic Thunder, State Theatre, Sunday, October 24
Marshall Crenshaw, Tuesday Oct 26th, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Roger Waters, Wed, Oct 27th, Xcel Energy Ctr
Bob Saget: The Strange Days Tour, State Theatre, Friday, November 5 at 8:00pm
BB King Friday Nov 12, State Theater
Tosh Tour Twenty Ten: A Comedy Central Live Event, State Theatre, Sat., November 13
John Mellencamp: No Better Than This, Orpheum Theatre, November 22 - November 23

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