Come one, come all: The Music Box theater will be home to an indie-rock circus this evening, with hosts Bella Koshka, First Communion Afterparty, and LA's Saint Motel. Rumor has it there's even going to be a bearded lady in attendance. Read more about tonight's circus in the Onion AV Club's interview with Bella Koshka's Hillary Davis, or read below for our own blurb about tonight's event from this week's A-List.
Bearded ladies, a marching band, stilt walkers, jugglers, hula-hoopers, and even a flying stuntman will walk (or soar, or tower) among guests in the lobby beforehand. Then, at the stroke of 8 p.m., there will be rock. Theatrical Los Angeles indie band Saint Motel will take the stage, as will local rockers Bella Koshka and First Communion Afterparty. In between music sets, Lili's Burlesque will entertain with their dancing ladies, as will Ned the Magnificent, a man who can do crazy things with a folding chair. Ian Rans from Drinking with Ian will play ringmaster, and a dance party with DJ Dig Dug follows the show. Carnival dress is strongly encouraged, so whip out that lion tamer outfit you have in the back of your closet. --Jessica ArmbrusterThe Rock 'n' Roll Circus with Bella Koshka, First Communion Afterparty, and Saint Motel takes place tonight, October 16, at the Music Box. $10. 7 p.m. 1407 Nicollet Ave. S. Minneapolis; 612.871.1414.