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This Weekend @ the Uptown Theater, Next Weekend @ First Avenue

August 6, 2008
  • Man on Wire is a new documentary about a high-wire artist who walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. This film is winning award after award on the festival circuit and is a near shoo-in for a “Best Documentary” nomination at this year’s Academy Awards. The subject matter alone seems like it would lend itself nicely for viewing on a big screen. For blog readers living in the Twin Cities area, it’s at the Uptown starting Friday; check out the trailer here. (****Correction from original post: The Uptown Art Fair was last weekend, but I assure you, Man on Wire opens this Friday, August 8!)
  • Also, If you have never heard the folk-neosoul group Bon Iver, you should. Founded by Justin Vernon of Eau Claire, WI (western Wisconsin represent!), their debut album For Emma, Forever Ago is garnering raves and can be streamed here in its entirety. Justin sings in this mesmerizing falsetto that doesn’t seem like its coming out of his body and his fellow musicians back him up nicely. He is on tour through the fall, and will be at First Avenue next Friday. Check out the clip below of an encore during a recent stop on his tour, joined on stage by opening act The Bowerbirds for a sublime cover of “Lovin’s for Fools” by Sarah Siskand.
2 Comments leave one →
  1. Dana permalink*
    August 7, 2008 12:00 pm

    Sublime indeed! The concert clip was definitely worthy of a 4-minute break in my day.

    …I can comment on this, right? I mean, it’s Drew’s post, not mine 🙂

  2. ericberget permalink
    August 7, 2008 5:02 pm

    Nice cover.

    When does the tour hit Korea?

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