With summer upon us, seasonal events like the Minnesota Museum of American Art's weekly Patio Nights kick off the season of warm nights spent outside listening to your favorite live music and throwing back a couple of thirst-quenching adult beverages. And I couldn't think of a better kickoff than a rooftop show by the awesomely bratty and sonically charged snaky sounds of the Awesome Snakes. Joining in the party is the lo-fi noise-pop high jinks of the Vignettes and the thrashy post-punk of the Talkers. Not for the faint of heart or anyone looking for a relaxing night, unless getting your face rocked off is your way of chilling out. A note of warning: It will be loud, it will be chaotic, but most of all it will be exactly what you need to push you into a summer filled with nonstop rock action. Luckily the MMAA's patio is safely encased in wrought iron so you can't rock so hard that you'll fall off. Although stranger things have been known to happen. All Ages.
Thu., June 5, 7 p.m., 2008