The sinister vaudevillian vision of Shannon Selberg has returned. After spending nearly eight years in New York, the former Cows frontman has come home and started up what is effectively a new band—even if he's brought the name in tow. Backed by what amounts to a Twin Cities rock supergroup, featuring members of Hammerhead, STNNNG, Belles of Skin City, and Ouija Radio, Selberg's ready to unveil his band's latest incarnation. Considering his hyper-intense live persona and penchant for brazen theatrics, opening night oughta be a gas. Onstage, the man is simply a comet. Using surrealistic imagery, dark humor, and dementia, the maniacal Selberg spews out his musical philosophy like a tweaker-wrenched 12-year-old alone in a room flinging fistfuls of paint, tar, nails, and alcohol at the walls. Be prepared to bob and weave and probably wince—but not to blink. With the Deaf and Sarah Johnson. $8/$10 at the door. All ages at 5:00 p.m.; 21+ at 9:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 15, 2007