It's November, that hated pre-dawn month of winter before the drizzle turns to snow, and the clouds hang upon the city like a death mask. Maybe its the daylight savings adjustment keeping some of our heavy hitters at home in front of Fallout 3 with a cup of Lipton instead of on the Triple Rock Stage with a Czechvar, but here are our weekend picks for shelter against the coming cold.
For anyone who's inner Pony Boy has spent the last week being drowned by the socs of the world, this is the perfect excuse to wipe the dust off your jar of Murray's and get knifey. Which brings us to:
Fifth Element and Push presents GET CRYPHY! with Jimmy 2 Times and Plain Ole Bill VIP Room / 10:00 pm / 18+ $3.00
The Loft (above BarFly) presents SHELTER feat. SOUL:CONTROL (DVS1 and Ghetto) 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Shelter's four-hour marathon set sees buddies DVS1 and Ghetto playing their brand of skewed techno, classics, dance, you name it.
Altered Aesthetics feat Mike The 2600 King, Carly McMorrow, Jobot 1224 Quincy St NE City/Town: Minneapolis, MN 7:00 p.m.
This November Altered Esthetics will unveil the third installment of Level_13, their biennial video game themed show. Level_13: The Secret Level will offer a look at the way classic video games have influenced an entire generation of artists. The exhibit will feature an eclectic and vibrant mix of classic video game inspired visual art, installation and music.
The opening reception will feature the release of the Level_13 compilation CD and the Limited Edition poster from Burlesque of North America.
Strictly Strange Tour feat. Tech N9ne Special guests Prozak, Skatterman & Snug Brim, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Grave Plot All Ages Event $27/$29
Okay, the fact that this is an all ages show scares the crap out of us. We would go just to protect the children's ears -- and of course to see an act called "Grave Plot".
The Cabooze Big Zak from Kanser's Annual Birthday Show feat Kanser, Pigeon John, The Crest, More Than Lights, and many special guest stars
Cal Surf Shoe Release Party 9:00 P.M. Free, 21+
Despite the distance hip-hop has put between its dizzyingly complex present and its Mother Goose past, cool kicks are still elemntal to the form. Come trade a pair of blown out soles for a pair of blown out eardrums.
YouWorkForThem 6-Year Anniversary Party @ Clubhouse Jager 923 Washington Avenue N. Minneapolis
World-renowned graphic design group YouWorkForThem as they celebrate their sixth anniversary and the recent launch of their website re-design. YWFT founder Mike Cina and talented contributors Travis Stearns and Ben Hribar will play "impeccable sets of the finest music ever created." Also featuring projections of YWFT motion work, giveaways of art prints, DVDs, T-Shirts, and more.
9pm-2am / 21+ / Free 7th Street Entry
9:00 P.M. $8.00 18+
DANCE QUEST! (A night of 80s remixes, Italo disco and forgotten electro gems) featuring Naughty Wood
The flyer really just says it all.
-- Compiled by Gimme Noise staff