In the wake of November 9's momentous Celebration of the Life of Mikey "Eyedea" Larsen at First Avenue (and yesterday's sad news about the cause of Larsen's death), two additional fundraisers and memorial concerts are being planned in the local rapper and musician's honor.
[jump] On November 27, the art exhibit EYE Will opens at Nicademus Art and Framing on Snelling Ave. in St. Paul, featuring Larsen's own visual art displayed alongside work by Michael Gaughan, James Penfield, Booka B, Louis N LaPierre, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Satori, and George Tompson. The exhibit will run through December 10.
Immediately following the opening reception on the 27th, an EYE Will opening party will take place at the Turf Club with Face Candy, Kill the Vultures, Kristoff Krane, No Bird Sing, Carnage, Guitar Party, Sector 7G, and Mr. Dufaux.
Tickets for the Turf Club show will be $10 at the door or $8 if purchased at Nicademus Art and Framing. Both the EYE Will exhibit and the show are benefits; all art and ticket sales go to the Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen & Family Fund.
The following week, on Thursday, December 2, a group of "St. Paul's Finest" will gather at Station 4 for a follow-up to First Ave's memorial show, which organizers hope "will give anyone who couldn't attend November 9 celebration to be a part of his legacy/memory." Performers at the Station 4 show include Sensory Motel, Sota Boys, Eden, Elliott Graber, Conner Allen, Murphey's Midnight Rounders, and "special surprise guests."
There will be a suggested donation of $7-10 collected at the door, which will benefit Larsen's family. Additionally, Station 4 will donate $1 from each drink sold to the memorial fund.