If you've been paying attention to the Gimme Noise blog lately, you've noticed a few contributions from our friends at the MPLS.TV collective, an ever-expanding and enterprising troupe of young artists, comics, actors, videographers, and producers who put together some of the most professional music videos and ridiculous comedy sketches in town. Proceeds from tonight's show at the Bedlam will help the collective raise money for a new video camera—and those who have caught an episode of their show or watched the recent video they helped us make for the Best New Bands showcase will know that the money raised at this benefit will be put to good use. MPLS.TV has recruited a roster of great local talent to help them celebrate, from minimalist mood-rockers Zoo Animal (pictured) to one-man blues band Boom Boom Belam to rapper and slam poet Guante. With pop-rock quartet We Became Actors, alt-country crooner Bethany Larson and her Bees Knees, high-octane disco-rockers the Guystorm, synth-pop group the Chelsea Boys, comedy, prizes, and more. All ages.
Thu., Jan. 28, 6 p.m., 2010