We're still not entirely certain what a "clapperclaw" is, per se, but that doesn't detract from our excitement about the third installment of this jam-packed music, art, fashion, and theater extravaganza. Now at Intermedia Arts in Uptown (relocated from the Sound Gallery in the Warehouse District), Clapperclaw will spread out into the parking lot with an outdoor music stage in addition to the festivities occurring within the graffiti-decorated walls of the art gallery and theater space. This year's music lineup alone is reason to check out the festival: Indie buzz band Free Energy will headline (featuring former members of Hockey Night), with support from Missouri's Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (pictured) and a lineup of eclectic local bands such as rock/blues/punk hybrids City on the Make, brooding live hip-hop group No Bird Sing, rappers Kristoff Krane and Guante, and electro wizard Tarlton. Add to that visual art from 19 local artists, a fashion show with work by Laura Fulk, a documentary screening, and a performance by inventive theater troupe Lamb Lays with Lion. All told, this year's festival will span 10 hours and give attendees plenty of bang for their buck. With The Show Is the Rainbow (Lincoln, Nebraska), Dada Trash Collage, Elite Gymnastics, and Phantom Tails.
Sat., Sept. 5, 2 p.m.-midnight, 2009