Spring Break Culture Compass – Vampire Hands, ODDSAC, “Welcome to Distopia” and more

by Rebecca Lang

</> A peek at local artist Steve Tenebrini’s contribution to “Hit Like a Girl” at The Pink Hobo this weekend, via his Twitter

Band: Dada Trash Collage — This local band is getting noticed by national blogs like I Guess I’m Floating for its experimental sound.
Openers: UltraChorus, History Books
Where: Sauce Spirits and Sound Bar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.
When:9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5 Cover

Band: Buildings sing lo-fi punk rock in the vein of Private Dancer and Black Lips, but with a high-adrenaline metal bent. Openers: Kill to Kill, Power of 2, The Nina The Pinta
Where: Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. W., St. Paul
When:9 p.m.
Tickets: $5 Cover


Band: All the Pretty Horses singer Venus DeMars is a transgender “body artist” who has been the focus of her own documentary “Venus of Mars.” The band’s sound fuses metal with joyful narrative anthems that are pounding and danceable.
Where: 331 Club, 331 13th Ave. N.E., Mpls.
When: 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: Free

Event: Anti-Civ Records Showcase – Local record label Anti-Civ is home to some of the most talked about bands in the Cities, including Bouncer Fighter and Zombie Season.
Playing: Bouncer Fighter, Zombie Season, Sorry Ok, Ogre Smash Death Boom, Hangun Man
Where: Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Mpls.
When: 10 p.m.
Tickets: Free



Event: Screening of Animal Collecitve’s “ODDSAC.” – The experimental breakout band have been working with director Danny Perez for the last four years, and here is the psychedelic video goo they have gleaned. If you like their latest music videos, you’ll probably like this, because Perez has been narrating their sound with his dark, psychedelic images on many of their recent hits, like “Summertime Clothes.” Various members of Animal Collective are supposed to be there, but no guarantees as to who.
Where: Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls.
When: 7 p.m., 9 p.m.
Tickets: $15

Band: Vampire Hands — Although their singer Colin Johnson is now officially part-time, the eclectic rock group is still trucking on. Probably because they’re a Twin Cities’ fave, and the masses know they have more music to make before letting Solid Gold become the face of our local music scene.
Openers: Angie Oase, Dreamland Faces
Where: Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S.
When: 10 p.m.
Tickets: Free

Ongoing Events

Art — “Gender” at Altered Esthetics

This exhibit focuses on the two main schools of thought in gender. The anti-gender school rejects using gender as a form of self-identification, while the opposing position seeks to explore the symbols that make each gender unique. But enough with these words! Check out their visual interpretations and form your own.
Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. N.E., Mpls.

Art — “Hit Like a Girl” at the Pink Hobo

Speaking of gender, the Pink Hobo has its own take on the matter, specifically on feminism. 20 artists were asked to represent what “hitting like a girl” meant to them. Hope somebody drew Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Proceeds go to to Foundation IX.

Pink Hobo Geek Art Gallery, 507 Hennepin Ave. E.

Art — Adam Turmanat Frame Ups

Everyone’s favorite local bike-babe-bridge artist Adam Turman’s works are on display at FrameUps gallery on Nicollet.

FrameUps, 4325 Nicollet Ave. S., Mpls.

Theater — “Welcome to Distopia” at The Bedlam Theater

Ever wish you could relive tenth grade and be equally shocked and captivated by “1984” and “Brave New World?” Well, The Four Humors Theatre have brought a new dystopian story round for your viewing pleasure. “Die at the End-a-torium,” their description reads, “But above all else … Thank the person in charge.”

The Bedlam Theater, 1501 6th St. S.