Tonight: The Return of Ice-Rod

class=img_thumbleft>This just in: Ice-Rod, the absurdist, rat-tailed battle MC famous for rapping paper airplane instructions, instigating food fights, brushing his teeth onstage (then chugging orange juice), and battling to a tie with odds-on favorite Sage Francis, will make a rare appearance tonight at the 331 Club in Northeast Minneapolis.

The man behind Ice-Rod's mustache, Michael Gaughan (a.k.a. Brother of Brother and Sister), is marginally famous for subverting the "serious" art of rock 'n' roll, rap, and even sculpture with witty charisma and balls-out goofiness. Ice-Rod is no exception, as evidenced by the legend his short career has become. Go here for a more complete history, then show up to the 331 and become a part of it.

Thursday, Jan. 25. 9:30 p.m. Free. 331 13th Ave. NE.