Monday, September 19, 2005

SPMC, the Knotwells, Sound Unseen, Sur Seine and more, soon . . .

There's so much going on toward the end of September and through October, I doubt I'll get much sleep . . . here are a few highlights --

First of all, can't wait for the 6th Annual Sound Unseen Festival! With nearly 40 films, and 13 live music events over 10 days there's just too much to mention here. But things I'm particularly looking forward to are: opening night film Born to Boogie, a T-Rex, Ringo Starr with performance before by phenomenal Little Man, inspired by T-Rex. I also look forward to films Be Here to Love Me: A Film about Townes van Zandt (getting world-wide rave reviews) Leadbelly (by Gordon Parks), and New York Dolls film (never before seen) will be great. I've heard great things about film Favela Rising (about a musician who gets out of the drug wars and makes music that inspires the world). I loved City of God and imagine this will be similarly great film about life in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Being a big Johnny Cash and George Jones fan, also look forward to "Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan (or Cowboy Jack Clements’ Home Movies)" about lesser known Sun Records producer and his home movies of his friends Cash, Jones and many more -- it will be fun and funny.

Besides the MMA awards Weds Sept at First Ave at 7:00 pm, and the Andrew Bird show on Friday Sept. 23rd at the Cedar Cultural Center, there are:


If you've been missing the SPMC and perchance have not spotted the purple bus, here's your chance to relive the good times as they bring it to the Triple Rock! Don't know for sure if SMOLO will be there, but the music will be great, as always.

On Saturday the Resophonic Guitar Fest held at the Turf was mis-advertised in all the publications as the Chariots, entirely different audiences. While unfortunately less attended than it might otherwise have been, it was much fun as performers such as Baby Grant Johnson, Molly Maher, Charlie Parr, the Ditch Lilies, Crush Collision Trio and the Steve Kaul Trio rocked the place on their National Steels. Great talent and fun, and kudos to Steve Kaul for organizing this sweet annual event.

The Nomad keeps on doing a tremendous job of booking and hosting fun game nights. I hear the Roshambo Tourney's are very fun. I've seen Fat Kid Wednesday's, the hottest free jazz trio in town at the Nomad so keep an eye out for them as they perform there every few weeks and are not to be missed. You'll see them also perform with legendary '60's jazz cats from France in mid-October for the Sur Seine Festival hosted by folks of the Black Dog Cafe and Nato Records in France.

Sept 23 9:00 pmThe Knotwells at the Triple Rock with New Model Army after a Deerhoof show

Sunday's at 6 p.m. Live Roshambo Tourney (Rock, Scissors, Paper)
Mondays: Keep it Movin' Live Hip-Hop & DJs
Wednesdays: Nomad Jazz Series

10/6 - Nomad Singer/Songwriter showcase f/ Spider John Koerner, Matt Pudas
(White Iron Band), Dave Simonett (Trampled by Turtles), Drew (40 Watt Bulb)
and many more!

10/8 - Heavy Sleeper, Little Man
10/16 - Michale Graves (of The Misfits), Ripsnorter and Six Guns
10/22 - Vicious Vicious
10/23 - Live Roshambo Tourney w/ 2 Tix to Paradise!
10/29 – Totally Gross National Product Halloween Party f/ Belles of Skin
City, Mel Gibson & The Pants, Digitata and more!
10/31 - Hip-Hop Halloween Party

Continuing coverage on this side of the river . . . (you can take the girl out of West River, So. Dak. but she'll still live on the West side of the River)


Friday 10/14 Pert Near Sandstone
Thursday 10/20 Dear Machine, the Suggestions (from New York),
Friday 10/28 Autumn Leaves, Heavy Sleeper, Judy's Band
Saturday 10/29 The Close (from Atlanta)


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Connor Wilson said...

Every year my son Dylan and I have been building our Halloween animatronic display. This year we added 12 new figures and my wife had been making the clothes etc. but then I clued in that Halloween Costumes were the ideal solution - ya, ok I'm slow but...This year is really cool because we've done an HP Lovecraft display that I'm sure he'd appreciate but I'm not so sure he'd approve of this - The Necronomicon - Is it just me or is that just plain goofy ? Anyway, everybody is doing their own Haunted House thing now but hey - it's fun and if you've got kids I really suggest you try it yourself if you haven't already. It's a nice change from the usual Christmas Lights routine and a lot of scaaarrry fun. Happy Halloween everybody.