Weekend Culture Compass – From Taylor Swift to Dada Trash Collage

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Dada Trash Collage release their Neighbors LP this weekend. PHOTO COURTESY COLIN SHEFFIELD

Dada Trash Collage release their “Neighbors” LP this weekend. PHOTO COURTESY COLIN SHEFFIELD

by Conrad Schoenleber

Thursday Music âÄî Cadence Hip-Hop Series An evening of Minneapolis hip-hop big shots Sims, Toki Wright and DJ Plain Ole Bill will be demonstrating their talents in the unlikely venue of the Guthrie Theater. ItâÄôs a Rhymesayers evening in a posh setting. Guthrie Theater 818 Second St. S 7:30 p.m. $15 Music âÄî Quiet, Please, Low The first of the VarsityâÄôs new series of quieter, more intimate shows, Duluth-based group Low has a sparse and, well, quiet sound that fits nicely with the concept. Reminiscent of VH1âÄôs Storytellers, if you want to not just hear the artist but also have a desire to get to know them, this is for you. Varsity Theater 1308 Fourth St. SE 7:30 p.m. $14 Friday Music âÄî Taylor Swift After basically obtaining every award there is to win, Taylor Swift is certainly a big deal. Whether you love her or hate her, this will certainly be sold out. Openers feature Kellie Pickler and Gloriana. Xcel Energy Center 199 Kellogg Blvd. W 7 p.m. $27 – $61.50 Music âÄî Jerry Messersmith and The Mynabirds Minneapolis tunesmith Jeremy Messersmith is one of A&EâÄôs golden children. The release of âÄúThe Reluctant GraveyardâÄù finds his philosophical folk reaching an even higher level of hype. Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Ave. S 7 p.m. $10/$12 Saturday Music âÄî Dada Trash Collage CD release party Biting with the force of a dog pit, this Icelandic, oboe-based 10-person collective shoegazes with the best of them. Simply put, itâÄôs giraffe stilt inferno music. Just kidding! Read Jay BollerâÄôs article this week to find out the truth. 7th Street Entry 701 First Ave. N 9 p.m. $7 Comedy âÄî âÄúBefore Tokyo: The Comedies of Bill Murray: GhostbustersâÄù Back before Bill Murray was quirky and serious, he was funny! âÄúGhostbustersâÄù is referenced about as often as Jesus, so if you havenâÄôt seen this film, get to it. The Trylon 3258 Minnehaha Ave. 7 and 9 p.m. $8 Sunday Music âÄî Afroman We would have gone to this show, but we got high. The Rock 2029 Woodlynn Ave. 8:30 p.m. $10/15 Comedy âÄî Improv A Go-Go The best improv comedy you can get for the price of anything on Mickey DâÄôs dollar menu. This show is almost entirely publicized by word of mouth and often hosts some of the funniest people in town. Their short and long form is always spot on. Brave New Workshop 2605 Hennepin Ave. 8 p.m. $1 Culture to Consume Eat this: Golden Bowl just opened on Oak Street Southeast, right next to the Oak Street Cinema. No guarantees on how it tastes but it labels itself as a Chinese delicacy joint. Try this place and let us know how it is. Click this: Minneapolis DJ group and host of the first Friday of every month dance party at First Avenue, Get Cryphy publishes exclusive remixes and dance tunes frequently. Check it out at
Watch this: The biggest movie of the year, âÄúIron Man 2,âÄù comes out May 7. Check it out if you like explosions and hot babes! Our web-only review will go up Thursday. Read this: The University of MinnesotaâÄôs undergrad literary publication, The Ivory Tower, just came out, so pick up a copy on newsstands. Listen to this: Both The New Pornographers and The National release new albums this week. OneâÄôs an upper, and oneâÄôs a downer, so use them to accelerate your current highs and heartbreaks.