Spearheaded by local musician Robert Skoro and the Sheridan Neighborhood Organization, this weekend marks the first in what will hopefully become an annual tradition in Northeast Minneapolis, the Nordeast Music Festival. "I have really high hopes for this festival," Skoro says. "There's a lot of support from both the community and the city, and I think it's going to become something like Minneapolis version of Grand Old Days." The multi-venue celebration spans several venues on 13th Avenue; tonight at the Ritz Theater, the Hopefuls headline a bill that includes Zoo Animal, Adam Levys new side project Liminal Phase, Minor Kingdom, and more for a $12 cover. Meanwhile, Shuga Records is hosting a free show billed as the Minneapolis Electronic Music Festival, while the 331 Club is hosting local rock mainstay Curtiss A (pictured) and the Alrights. Participating venues for the three-day festival also include Tarnish & Gold (who will host a roundtable discussion with Haley Bonar, Dark Dark Dark, the Daredevil Christopher Wright, and Adam Levy on Saturday afternoon) and Mayslacks. Age restrictions, entry fees, and start times vary. For more information, visit nordeastmusicfestival.com.
Fri., Aug. 20, 9:30 p.m., 2010