Weekly Roundup: February 21-27

Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Love Greater Longfellow!

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

THANK YOU Greater Longfellow! This amazing neighborhood has already helped us reach $1,700! So we are just over 10% towards our goal of $15,000. We’ve received donations from 38 amazing residents so far! Every little bit helps, and we’re so excited to put these funds back into the community with projects & programs for this wonderful community. Our fundraising campaign ends on Leap Day! In the meantime, if you’d also like to contribute, you can easily donate online here: https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/ OR checks can be made out to Longfellow Community Council and sent to 2727 26th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

For the past 30 years we’ve been allocated funding from the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP). However, as the City of Minneapolis updates its priorities and budget, funding for our grassroots neighborhood work is shrinking. Because of this, we need to increase our fundraising efforts to continue, sustain, and grow our community work.

Epworth’s Spring Pasty Sale: An Epworth tradition for more than 30 years, each Epworth pasty is a meal you can hold in your hand. Still only $6 each, meat and veggie options are available. You must pre-order by March 4 at 651-645-9855. Handheld pies made fresh on March 7 and ready for pick up after 3:00 pm at Epworth UMC, 3207 37thAve S. Large orders, please pick-up after 4 pm. You can also order online at https://epworthmpls.org/pastysale/

Cabin Fever Wednesday @ Epworth Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 9:30-11:30am
Epworth provides free space for kids to play with other kids! 
• Fun toys for developing motor skills
• Crafts to promote critical thinking and creativity
• Snacks and sustenance for health 
• Story time
• Coffee and conversation for adults. 
Children are welcome with their caring adult!

Seniors Joyfully Dancing around the world @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave
A weekly class beginning January 3, 2020 • Fridays 9:30-11am • Join us at Tapestry for a social dance class dedicated to 55+

No experience required • Instructions provided • No partner needed • All abilities warmly invited • $3 | Scholarships available • Drop-ins welcome • Snacks provided 


Creating a Resilient Yard With Buzz
Blue Thumb’s 2020 Lawns to Legumes workshops teach sustainable practices and pollinator conservation techniques to create resilient yards.
Participants can choose from three options — Resilient Yards, Turf Alternatives, and Healthy Soils — to learn sustainable practices ranging from installing a raingarden to replacing a conventional lawn to protecting the living earth that makes up healthy soil. In addition, participants will learn about Lawns to Legumes, a new state program offering grants and other support to help Minnesotans protect the endangered rusty patched bumblebee and other at-risk pollinators by putting in native pocket plantings, beneficial trees and shrubs and pollinator lawns and meadows. Blue Thumb coordinates part of the Lawns to Legumes program in partnership with the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources. “Pollinator conservation can be as simple as allowing clover to bloom within your lawn or installing a few native perennials. Small actions like these can have great impacts when adopted by communities that have the proper information and guidance,” says James Wolfin, an expert on bee-friendly lawns and a manager of the Lawns to Legumes program for Blue Thumb.

Workshops cost $15 per household unless otherwise noted and will be offered throughout the spring starting in March. Participants will learn practical information about installing projects, as well as Lawns to Legumes and other cost-share programs and resources that can help get a project in the ground. More information and scheduled workshops are available by visiting  https://bluethumb.org/events/ or calling ​651-699-2426​.

Resilient Yards Workshop (3 hours) A framework for understanding and creating resilience, covering site planning, raingardens, turf alternatives, trees, other plantings, pollinator habitat, and more. Includes one-on-one design assistance for individual yards from Blue Thumb landscape designers, Hennepin County Master Gardeners, Master Water Stewards.
Turf Alternatives Workshop (2 hours) Alternatives to conventional grass turf that require less watering and fewer chemical inputs, with step-by-step instructions for establishing them. Includes information about pollinator-friendly (bee) lawns. Group will discuss common challenges and solutions.
Healthy Soils Workshop (2 hours) Laying the groundwork for healthy soil. Healthy soil helps plants thrive, filters and cleans water, prevents erosion and is teeming with life. Participants learn why healthy soil is the foundation of a resilient yard and how to take action to strengthen and protect their soil.

Locations for these workshops are offered throughout the metropolitan area. As of now, we have several workshops scheduled  with more to come. Updates and additional dates will be updated here: https://bluethumb.org/events/

Chard Your Yard Garden Registration Opens March 15
Have you seen those signs near your neighbors gardens and wondered what Chard Your Yard is all about? Since 2013, Transition Longfellow has partnered with the Longfellow Community Council to offer a fun and exciting event to increase vegetable gardening in our neighborhoods, CHARD YOUR YARD. Transition Longfellow is a community led group of neighbors focused on building sustainable communities in order to address climate change.

Chard Your Yard volunteers have built and installed about 160 raised bed vegetable gardens in the greater Longfellow neighborhoods. We plan to build, deliver, and fill dirt in 24 raised bed vegetable gardens for neighbors in zip code 55406. The garden beds are $70 which includes: a 3’x5’x12” wooden frame installed and delivered to your house, a site visit by a master gardener to find the perfect spot for your bed, a fill of nutrient rich dirt, and a Chard Your Yard sign. Through the generous support of Longfellow Community Council, ​we can offer a limited number of beds for low-income and senior citizen gardeners ($35) and double-high beds for gardeners with disabilities ($70). These beds are only available for people in Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods.

This event is completely volunteer based and we need your help! This is a great event to meet neighbors and learn more about Transition Longfellow. ​We will be building and installing the beds Wednesday, April 29th between 5pm-9pm and filling them Saturday, May 2nd from 8am-4pm (attendance for entire shifts not required). Registration to receive a bed opens March 15th and will close in April or when all beds are purchased. Please visit ​www.transitionlongfellow.org/chard-your-yard​ for further information and to sign up to receive a bed or volunteer. 

LoLa Fine Arts Crawl: Gallery Hours, February 22nd, 23rd, 29th, & March 1st, 12pm-5pm, Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
We welcome you to come view a wide variety of artwork made by artists from our Longfellow neighborhood! The artwork will span a wide variety of mediums and forms. All artwork is for sale at the artist’s discretion, and they will receive all profits made from sales. This event is free, open to the public, and family friendly! We also have plenty of free street parking in front of our building, gender neutral bathrooms, and an ADA accessible entrance in the rear of the building next to the big squirrel. Come support your local art! If you’re looking for more information please visit either www.squirrelhausarts.com or www.lolaartcrawl.com. Come support your local art!  

Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Avenue S • www.belles-toolbox.org
January gone… and, according to the groundhog, spring is coming soon! But for now let’s have some winter fun!
Regular Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

NOTE: Will be CLOSED February 18 – 24.
When you do stop in, check out our cardboard map of GREATer Longfellow! Our ELL kids from Sanford helped to design and construct, using parts from the recycling tub – it’s way cool!
Continue to stay warm… we at Belle’s think it helps lots to share hugs♡ Contact Lucy about renting the space: belles.toolbox@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed! Help your neighbors age in place while also keeping Greater Longfellow sidewalks safe for everyone!   
The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is gauging interest in a volunteer shoveling network to help elders and people with disabilities who are unable to keep up with snow removal on their own.  
In concept, LCC would work to connect volunteers with neighbors that request assistance based on proximity, who would then work out an arrangement between themselves. If you are interested or have questions, please call or email LCC Program Manager, Justin Gaarder at: (612) 722-4529 Ext. 13 or justin@longfellow.org

This week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!

Friday, Feb 21

Mad Ripple Hootenanny ~ ‘Come In From the Cold’ @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 6:30pm • 21+ • $10 Cover
The Mad Ripple Hootenanny was started in November, 2006 by writer/host/singer/organizer/songwriter Jim Walsh as a way of bringing songwriters together for a one-night only round-robin of original songs and stories.

Natty Nation’s 5th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors/DJs 8pm • Bands 9pm • 21+ • $9 Early Bird • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
BUY TICKETS: geni.us/BobHook
The Hook and Ladder theater is hosting the 5th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash with Madison’s own reggae ambassadors Natty Nation, Roots Within, & local DJ I Roach, for a celebration of Bob Marley’s music! Bob Marley’s musical and cultural influences have engendered reggae’s explosive growth. His brilliant blend of the hypnotic danceable beats and messages of peace, love and justice established reggae as an enduring popular musical genre. 2020 marks Natty Nation’s 25th anniversary of keeping the positive messages of their unique indigenous Wisconsin reggae beats throbbing through the heartland. Natty Nation’s members pride themselves on playing original music, but now for the 5th year in a row the band honors Bob Marley’s legacy by paying tribute to the king of reggae during his birthday month

Downtown 81 (1981) on new 35mm print! @ Trylon Cinema, 2829 E 33rd St • 7pm
Revisit the bygone grit and wild style of New York City’s early 1980s avant-garde art and music scenes. This rarely screened gem visits the Trylon in a brand-new 35mm print.


Saturday, Feb 22

Iceblink Album Release, ft. Tine Net, Sam Hell(UK) @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • $8 • 21+
Iceblink “Carpet Cocoon” Releases on Moon Glyph, Jan 24th. We’re celebrating the release with a couple of my favorite bands in town, Tine Net and Sam Hell (UK). Iceblink will also be performing as a an ensemble for this special event.
“Iceblink is a homespun, intimate project conjured by Lynn Avery in Minneapolis. Lynn describes “Carpet Cocoon” as her comfort album, music to retreat to in the winter. Informed by her passion for mixtapes, oddities and crate digging blogs, the album is eclectic yet cohesively spun around the aesthetic of a bedroom new age album. Sonically, it has a fuzzy and rounded vibe incorporating nylon string guitars through vocoders, textural Prophet synthesizers, flutes and filtered saxophone. The effect of “Carpet Cocoon” is stunning and personal, melancholic yet idyllic, a spiritual ritual of baths for lying on your bedroom floor.”

LoLa Fine Arts Art Crawl: Gallery Opening and Reception @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 5pm-7pm
Please join us in making the 2020 LoLa Fine Arts Crawl an even bigger success than last year by joining us for the opening and reception at Squirrel Haus Arts! Come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments (wine, beer, and nonalcoholic beverages included). We will also have a DJ from Solsta spinning vintage vinyl! The exhibited artworks will span a wide variety of mediums from local artists in our neighborhood; all artwork is for sale at the artist’s discretion, and they receive all profit. This event is free, open to the public, and family friendly! If you’re looking for more information, please find it at either www.squirrelhausarts.com or www.lolaartcrawl.com   

Bo Ramsey Trio & Tom Feldmann @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $20 Advance • $25 Door
Tickets -> https://bo-ramsey-trio.eventbrite.com
Grammy Award-winning guitar player and songwriter Bo Ramsey makes a rare Twin Cities appearance with this mid-winter performance accompanied by his trio. The list of Ramsey’s accolades is long; along with Grammy-Award Winning Guitar Player, he’s a 2-Time Grammy-Nominated Producer, Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and Iowa Blues Hall of Famer.

Influenced by Sun Records rockabilly and the Chess label’s blues stars of the 1950’s, Bo honed his craft over the course of two decades spent performing in the farm and factory towns of his native Eastern Iowa, finally attracting widespread notice for his work with Lucinda Williams.  He gained further acclaim as guitarist and co-producer for fellow Iowan Greg Brown and is recognized by his association with artists like Kevin Gordon, Pieta Brown, Iris DeMent, The Pines, Calexico, and Charlie Parr.

Tom Feldmann’s guitar mastery has aligned him with the who’s who in acoustic music working alongside Jorma Kaukonen at his infamous Fur Peace Ranch, teaching numerous instructional videos for Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop, and contributing articles to Acoustic Guitar and Vintage Guitar Magazines

Chelsea Johnson Story time: IntersectionAllies @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4-5pm 
Join us for a children’s Story Time with Chelsea Johnson reading from IntersectionAllies: We Make Room For All. Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe during events – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com

Authors Carolyn Choi, LaToya Council, and Chelsea Johnson met as graduate students in the doctoral program in sociology and gender studies at the University of Southern California. Drawn to each other by a mutual desire to engage in feminist scholarship, activism, and service that transcended the “Ivory Tower,” they noticed that children are often missing from public sociology and feminism. IntersectionAllies is a way to engage children at an earlier age with the concepts of intersectionality and allyship.

Chelsea Johnsonis a native Midwesterner, but calls California home. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Southern California, where she studied the relationships between style, race and politics. She believes that research is key to social justice and uses her background in intersectional feminism to inspire relatable media, reflexive scholarship, and responsible design. Her work has been featured in Quartz, Teen Vogue, Allure, CRWN Magazine, The Conversation, and more.

Sunday, Feb 23

Author Event with Richard Bell @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm
Join us for a reading with Richard Bell from his new book, Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home. 
Stolen is the gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice.

Dr. Richard Bell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and is author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home. He has won more than a dozen teaching awards, including the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest honor for teaching faculty in the Maryland state system. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Historical Society, as an elected member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. 

Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com

Wild Read Book Club: She Would Be King Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of She Would Be King by Watéyu Moore. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com

Romance Book Club: The One for You with Virtual Guest Roni Loren Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join the Romance Book Club to discuss The One for You by Roni Loren with the author! Roni Loren will be joining book club this week via webcam to answer questions and discuss her book. Get your copies at Moon Palace for 20% off! 
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com

Annie Frazier Trio & The Foxgloves ~ Music in The House @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $20 Suggested Donation
Well-known Minneapolis vocal powerhouse, Annie Frazier frequently collaborates with musicians of all genres and styling’s including bluegrass, soul, jazz, folk, and pop. Joining her this evening, electric guitarist, Demitri Rallis, and bassist, Joe Barron for a soulful set of original tunes and classic covers.
Mixing classical, folk, country, and Americana, The Foxgloves pair rich vocal harmonies with stringed instruments to deliver an ethereal yet approachable take on American standards and heartfelt, original compositions of love and heartbreak.

Patterns: Elements @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 7pm 
Looking to switch up your art engagement experience and get involved with some interdisciplinary art? If so, you’ll love what Emma and her partner are cooking up for their second installation of Patterns here at Squirrel Haus! This time around the them is Patterns: Elements, and the main event will consist of movement work with collaborators Christian Warner and Blake Nellis. The show will also be closed out with the live scoring of a sequence of visual stimuli by Tony Ramaswamy and Mark Engelmann! As always, there will be plenty of other cool art going on as well! Tickets are $20 and not only do they admit two people, but they will also get you and your lucky friend a special treat from Mod Kitsch! The doors open up at 6:45pm, and the show goes on at 7:00pm on the 24th of February. Get your tickets here, and we’ll see you there!https://boycottsal.bigcartel.com/product/patterns-elements 

Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude! @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10pm 
WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night! Free to play with great prizes including a $50 gift card for 1st place on down to the fabled “Dinner & a Show” for 4th place! Round 2 is the “Perfect Shot” round, your chance at a FREE SHOT! 


Monday, Feb 24

Pratt School PTO Fundraiser at Longfellow Grill, 2990 W River Pkwy • 5-8pm
Head to Longfellow Grill between 5 and 8 pm for an easy and tasty way to contribute to a local school that needs your love! Longfellow Grill will donate 20% of all sales to the Pratt PTO, which funds STEM, music, art, theater and field trip enrichment experiences for students. No flier needed — just show up and eat! Plus, you could win Longfellow Grill or Pratt merch. 
Learn more about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1033669740341096/  
Learn more about the Pratt PTO:  http://www.prattpto.org/donate/ 

Tuesday, Feb 25 

Reading & Conversation with P. Carl @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Join us for a reading and discussion of P. Carl’s new memoir, Becoming a Man, with moderator Bruce Campbell. 
Becoming a Man is the striking memoir of P. Carl’s journey to become the man he always knew himself to be. For fifty years, he lived as a girl and a queer woman, building a career as an award-winning producer and dramaturg as well as a loving marriage, yet still waiting to realize himself in full. As Carl embarks on his gender transition, he takes us inside the complex shifts and questions that arise throughout—the alternating moments of arrival and estrangement. He writes intimately about how transitioning reconfigures both his own inner experience and his closest bonds—his twenty-year relationship with his wife, Lynette; his already tumultuous relationships with his parents; and seemingly solid friendships that are subtly altered, often painfully and wordlessly.

P. Carl is a Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston and was awarded a 2017 Art of Change Fellowship from the Ford Foundation, the Berlin Prize fellowship from the American Academy for the Fall of 2018, the Andrew W. Mellon Creative Research Residency at the University of Washington, and the Anschutz Fellowship at Princeton for spring of 2020. He made theater for twenty years and now writes, teaches, travels, mountain climbs, and swims. He resides in Boston and lives with his wife of twenty-two years, the writer Lynette D’Amico. Becoming a Man is his first book.

Bruce Campbell is a Professor of Hispanic Studies at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, where he teaches Spanish and Latin American Studies. His research and writing focuses on the intersection between art and social change, and he has done extensive translation for English-language audiences of the work of Spanish-language intellectuals. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and and two sons.


Wednesday, Feb 26

IBPOC Plant Medicine Circle @ Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio, 3260 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for a love + abundance remedies chats, laughter & potluck. Bring a dish to share if you can! H4RJ will be providing some snacks, tea and coffee. Can’t bring anything? No worries! Come anyway 🙂 
We invite you reflect and respect the intention of the space. white allies are encouraged to donate to the circle to help keep it sustainable and possible:  paypal.me/h4rj
Please DM or email us ( herbalists4rj@gmail.com)  with any questions, allergies, sensitivities or access needs. 
Are you looking for some time to talk, learn and share knowledge about medicinal plants?
Want to come together with folx to learn, share and deepen your knowledge?
Cultivate relationships and connection with the land and other herbalists/healers/plant people?
Want to come together in an Indigenous, Black and People of Color circle? 

6:30-7:00pm:  Opening + Intro’s 
7:00- 8:00 pm: Discussion 
8:00 – 8:30: Closing + Clean up 

To center queer/trans/two spirit/women/gnc/femme/enby/intersex native, black and brown folx. 
To come together and talk about different medicines, learn and share skills and create space for us/by us to learn and share together.
To honor and share our collective knowledge, techniques, stories and uses of the plants around us. 
To be in community and share our journeys, stories, struggles and uplift each other through our learning process. Whether you are just beginning or experienced, all are welcome.
To co-create a nurturing, healing  and brave space for IBPOC folx to come together with less barriers of accessibility, colonization and appropriation . These are spaces not commonly found in the dominate herbalist community.

Movie Trivia at Moon Palace Books!, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm • FREE • Trivia begins at 6pm • Doors open at 5pm
NOTE: On a WEDNESDAY night! Tell your friends who can never make our regular Tuesday night.
Jon and Jason host IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia, a monthly, cinema-centered trivia series at Moon Palace Books! Come early for drinks (happy hour 4-6pm) and dinner at Geek Love Cafe, have some laughs, and put your brain to the test for a crack at prizes. The Cafe is open during trivia as well. Everyone’s invited!

Slavic Mardi Gras at Schooner Tavern!, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm • 21+
Celebrate Slavic-style when SlovCzech and Ukrainian Village Band return to Schooner Tavern!
We had so much fun last year, we are doing it again!


Thursday, Feb 27

Thursday Trivia: The Office @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Oh, it is on. Like a prawn that yawns at dawn.

4th Thursdays at Merlins REST – Jake Manders w/ Nato Coles @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 8pm
Every 4th Thursday at Merlins Rest w/ Jake Manders Band. This months special guest opener is Nato Coles from 8-9pm & JM Band 9:30-11pm

Karaoke Night! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm
Come in for karaoke every Thursday and now Saturday nights starting Jan. 11th! Starting at 9:30pm! Karaoke ends at 1:30am!
** Karaoke will begin after trivia on Thursday themed trivia nights.

Annie and the Bang Bang, King Ropes, & Tony Cuchetti Duo @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:15pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $13 Day of Show
Tickets -> https://good-dog.eventbrite.com
Join us for Minneapolis rockers, Annie and the Bang Bang, in celebration of their new single, “Good Dog”, the first release off their forthcoming full-length album, LOVELAND. Joining the bill, Bozeman, Montana’s killer indie-garage rockers, King Ropes, and native midwesterner with southern grit, roots-rocker, Tony Cuchetti.

Fronted and founded by fight director, songwriter and guitarist Annie Enneking, ANNIE AND THE BANG BANG is a Minneapolis rock band. All multi-disciplined artists, they genre hop from dreamy folkpop to late sixties rock to swampy psychedelic grooves, crafting musical gems that value energy, animal intelligence, poetry and mischief. Annie believes songwriting is an act of spiritual archeology and so sifts through words to find bones of song, telling stories about being a person in a world full of people. She relies on the artistry, thick invention, and dig-right-down-into-it-ness of the Bang Bangs: the stacked chording and “just what the song wants” guitar of John Riedlinger, the lead-with-the-heart bass monster that is Kari Tweiten, and the heavy adventure and sharp-corner-turning drums of Mike Kittel. 

KING ROPES: Genre morphing indie rock from Montana. Imagine Wilco, The Pixies, X, and The Velvet Underground hanging out at Willie Nelson’s place and you’ll get the idea. “A genre morphing mixed bag of awesomeness.” “I’m interested in the contrasts between urban and rural, eastern and western, sophisticated and raw, sweet and bludgeoning.People think it’s weird, a kid growing up in Montana wanting to move to New York, but those two extremes define who I am, and I think that this music reflects that.” Back in Montana after those years in NY, and a stint in L.A., Hollier has attracted a solid lineup of local players. “I’d moved a couple times and the band was in constant flux. I was playing with people who lived all over the place, meeting up somewhere to tour. I wasn’t sure how it would work when I moved back here, but I’ve found an amazing crew of guys, all digging this weird mashup of stuff I’m trying to do. And it’s great all being from Montana and having that common background”. 
Performance Times:
7:15-7:50pm • Tony Cuchetti Duo
8:00-9:00p, • King Ropes
9:15-10:15 • Annie and the Bang Bang