Tagged music

The Bad Man and SofCapone Are Two New Twin Cities Bands Perfect for Your Summer Soundtrack

The Twin Cities are a hotbed for music of all genres and styles, blending together in a beautiful cornucopia. There is so much that the lists of performers can be quite daunting, but I want to call out two in particular that are worth following. The Bad Man is a tour of rock genres from the basics of Mississippi rock and roll to the Ramones and the Stones, with heavy guitar and shrieking vocals that are as much at...

Celebrate 30 Years of Zelda with Symphony of the Goddesses at the Orpheum

Quick: name a few iconic tunes from video games. There is a good chance that one of the songs you conjured was the main theme from The Legend of Zelda, right? The music from the Zelda series has been part of pop culture and an imperative staple in gaming history since the game debuted on the Famicom system in 1986. (Even Trent Reznor did a tribute!) The Legend of Zelda was released in North America on the NES a...

A Personal Look at Marscon 2017

Marscon is a deeply personal convention for me. I have a close connection with a number of the people who either perform for or work on the music track. I have a friend who comes in from out of state every year, and a girlfriend who comes down to volunteer with Table 27 (the table selling stuff for the musicians) and spend time with me. I’ve had a lot of interesting and intense experiences at the convention, and it...

Win 2 Tickets to Rock Out to Sarah White and Loud at the Library!

Do you like music, beer, and books? How about all three in the same place? The Loud at the Library concert series from the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is back for 2017, and the Friends are helping Twin Cities Geek give away 1 pair of tickets to the year’s first installment! Next Friday, January 27, Sarah White and opening act Eric Mayson are bringing their musical stylings to the George Latimer Central Library in downtown St. Paul. Show...

Snowta NYE Will Bring a Giant New Year’s Eve Party to the Twin Cities

In late October, a hashtag and a mysterious website spread across the Internet. Now, we have the definitive answer to the question #WTFisSNOWTA? On New Year’s Eve, a multistage music festival will bring EDM and rap together in an epic dance party in the Twin Cities. The event is booked for the Minneapolis Convention Center and in addition to music will feature a Ferris wheel, giant slide, skateboard contest, virtual-reality simulations, interactive art galleries, and more. The announcement went...

This Week in Geek (08/08/16–08/14/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, August 8th through Sunday, August 14th. Summer Music & Movies: The Honeydogs with Hairspray What: Music, Screening, Movies When: Monday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m. Where: Loring Park As part of their Summer Music & Movies series, the Walker Art Center will host “Minneapolis’ long-loved roots rock band” the Honeydogs at 7:00 p.m., followed by a screening...

This Week in Geek (02/08/16–02/14/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, February 8th through Sunday, February 14th. February Kotatsu What: Meet-Up, Anime When: Tuesday, February 9th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Perkins in Fridley Kotatsu is a monthly open hangout night presented by Anime Twin Cities (the parent organization of the Anime Detour convention) to which you are invited to bring games, cards, knitting, writing, “or any other hobby...

This Week in Geek (02/01/16–02/07/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, February 1st through Sunday, February 7th. Books & Bars: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan What: Meet-Up, Books When: Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:15 p.m. Where: The Happy Gnome Books & Bars is an “open public book club show” hosted and moderated by Minnesota Public Radio senior producer Jeff Kamin that provides attendees with “a unique atmosphere for a...

This Week in Geek (01/25/16–01/31/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, January 25th through Sunday, January 31st. Girly Book Club: The Paying Guest by Sarah Waters What: Meet-Up, Books When: Monday, January 25th at 6:45 p.m. Where: Kieran’s Irish Pub The Minneapolis chapter of the Girly Book Club is hosting a meet-up at Kieran’s Irish Pub tonight at 6:45 p.m. The book being read for and discussed at...

This Week in Geek (01/18/16–01/24/16)

Welcome to This Week in Geek, your guide to events of interest to the Minnesota geek community for the week of Monday, January 18th through Sunday, January 24th. Figure Drawing Salon What: Meet-Up, Arts When: Monday, January 18th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Waterbury Center The Geek Partnership Society’s Arts Initiative hosts a Figure Drawing Salon at the Waterbury Center at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For a $5 fee, attendees can participate in a three-hour...
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