Archive | August, 2009

Picking Up Crumbs: Roxanne Jackson

27 Aug

At the opening of Roxanne Jackson‘s solo show, “We Believe In Something” in the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program galleries of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, it was interesting to watch the crowds in the two galleries. In the first gallery, full of objects and more light, people milled around, did the opening dance and chatted, […]

Picking Up Crumbs: Cloud Cult

26 Aug

Taking a well-deserved break from moving and unpacking (and again, thank you thank you thank you to all those who helped us move) Cake In 15 hit up the Cabooze parking lot in time to catch the outdoor Cloud Cult show. It was the final show of 2009 for Cloud Cult, Connie Minowa, painter and […]

David Mamet’s Anne Frank

26 Aug

Looking at that headline makes me feel as though I mis-typed something. Like I meant to type “In a fervent damask damn” and got an anagram instead. The news that David Mamet, he of Glengarry Glen Ross, hardboiled American men and the injustices of workaday life, foul-mouthed as he is, is taking over a DISNEY […]

Pardon Our Absence, Internet Friends…

25 Aug

…we’re moving and without internet. What will we do?

Picking Up Crumbs: After Juliet

20 Aug

Both these characters are dead. I’ll admit it. I spent a year in English class staring up at Claire Danes on the poster for Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet (see, the “+” makes it hip) totally smitten. To give credit where credit is due, that film was one of the main reasons I love Shakespeare’s […]

Picking Up Crumbs: Reckless Ones

20 Aug

A while back we posted up this kick-ass video for “Dead and Gone” by Twin Cities rockabilly trio Reckless Ones. These guys are all young guns, but also experienced, coming out of outfits like horror rockers Treehouse Bordello and the experimental collective Plastic Chord. They were kind enough to forward over their new disc Make […]

Picking Up Crumbs: Mad Men

19 Aug

Kudos to Jake Rudh and Vita.mn for throwing a killer party. The Mad Men Season 3 Premiere at Jax Cafe last Sunday was the party of the season. Cheers to Janey Winterbauer, Jeremy Messersmith and Lucy Michelle for stepping up to the standards and crooning like they had a Cuban Missile Crisis to forget about. […]

Tornado

19 Aug

It adds up to some destruction across the city, and not the usually pleasant rock and roll carnage experienced at the Electric Fetus. Seeing as how Staciaann was in the building when the tornado hit at around 2:20 this afternoon, I can understand her current desire to chill out tonight. Now is not the time […]

Barney Frank

19 Aug

Proves why mumble-mouthed, rumple-suited openly gay Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank is one of the most respected debate opponents in the House of Representatives. The last barb gives Winston Churchill a good run for his money. And perfectly articulates how I feel every time I am confronted with a 9/11 conspiracy theorist, a Ron Paul supporter […]

Picking Up Crumbs: Drummers

18 Aug

Late night under the stars in Los Angeles a friend of mine, a talented guitar player, leaned over and told me joke- You know the Beatles? Umm, yeah. You know what was great about the Beatles? John was the brain, Paul was the heart, George was the soul and Ringo- Ringo was the drummer. Which […]