Friday, February 01, 2008

purple rain

So i got to play First Avenue in Minneapolis for the first time:

It wasn't a full set or anything, just sitting in for a couple songs with the always incredible and inspiring Truthmaze, but it was a lot of fun. I love the cold, black boxyness of the space itself, and the crowd was big and hype and loving it. The event was a kind of a hip hop teach-in dealing with global warming and other environmental issues. Focus the Nation (or Focus Minnesota for that night) was the main sponsor.

One of the other groups who helped put the thing together was SUBSTANCE, a really interesting organization that books and promotes shows to benefit and raise awareness for social justice causes. I'll be doing another show for them on 2/22 at the Steak Knife in Dinkytown for Ready to Launch/Supports for Success, an anti-youth homelessness campaign. I'm exciting about working with them more in the future, as their work is the kind of stuff i've been doing for a while now.

In other news, i'm working on a couple big articles/posts... so stay tuned. I know we all love the self-promotion, but that's not really what this blog is for.

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