Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Idigaragua relaunch and the new Massgraves!

One weekend left, boys and girls, to check out the fabulous Fort Wilson Riot composed Idigaragua. Idigaragua may be hard to pronounce, but it sure is fun to watch. The music is catchy and you'll find yourself humming once you've left the theater. Plus, there's pirates! Zombies! ...and journalists (oooo! scary)!

Idigaragua is complemented this time around by Lamb Lays with Lion's new show, Massgraves. Massgraves covers the Egyptian book of the dead, home mortgages, Nosferatu and the end of the world as we know it. Through it all is wonderful music by local band Kill the Vultures. Although a more heady play than the aforementioned Idigaragua, Massgraves is worth the extra $5 to check out.

Each show runs about an hour with a nice break in-between to grab a beer, a coffee, or some food at the wonderful Bedlam Theatre.

For more information on the shows, please check out the Bedlam's website.

Download mp3s by Fort Wilson Riot:
The Birds Turn Violent
An Imagined Civil State
What Was the Part I Played?

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Yay! Score one for Minneapolis Music!

From City Pages:

City Pages hires Andrea Myers as Music Editor

Filed under: City Pages

City Pages is proud to announce that it has hired Andrea Myers as music editor.

A veteran beat reporter who has covered the local music scene for years, Myers has been published everywhere from the (now-defunct) Pulse to, and of course, in City Pages. She is perhaps best known as one of the founders of Reveille, an online music magazine.

Myers got her start at a relatively young age when she was taken under the wing of Jim Walsh, a former City Pages columnist and the author of All Over But the Shouting, an oral history of the Replacements.

"I've always admired Jim's writing, and have been reading his articles since I was in high school," Myers says. "He has been kind enough to mentor me through some of the most challenging parts of my writing career and I owe a lot of my success to his influence and support."

Reveille fans need not worry: the site will continue under the direction of Myers' co-founders. As for her plans for the City Pages music section, Myers promises stepped up coverage of local bands, shows, and music news.

"Now's the time for City Pages to reclaim the spotlight for local music coverage," Myers says. "I am excited to provide a passionate voice for the paper and give readers a chance to learn about the great music being made in our backyards."

You can also expect to see frequent blog posts providing updates between print editions. Myers says she usually goes to at least four shows a week and enjoys providing reviews within hours of leaving the concert.

"I can't wait to start my new position at City Pages," Myers says. "I think this will be a great opportunity to show my love of the local scene and use the resources at the paper to further investigate and report on local music trends."

City Pages is proud to welcome Myers aboard.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Electronics Recycling for FREE! April 11/12

Get on it people! You know you have old TVs, computers, tape recorders, VCRs and video game systems that don't work.

From the Star Tribune:

An ambitious electronics recycling drive is scheduled for two days this month in the Twin Cities, with dropoff sites that should be very familiar to Minnesotans.

At no charge, people can bring their unwanted electronics to the following locations on April 11 and 12 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.:

• Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd. S., Shakopee

• State Fairgrounds, 1265 N. Snelling Av., Falcon Heights

• National Sports Center, 1700 105th Av. NE., Blaine

• Grace Church, 9301 Eden Prairie Rd., Eden Prairie

• Ecolab Schuman campus (April 12 only) Eagan Building F, 655 Lone Oak Dr., Eagan

To find out about other recycling electronics opportunties in your community, see