By Christa Lawler for the Duluth News Tribune
Kid Dakota, Black-Eyed Snakes play Red Herring
Kid Dakota’s new album, “Denervation” is an eight-track collection of songs born after a bicycle accident that left him broken and bedridden. His fifth album, created with a who’s who of Minnesota musicians including Alan Sparhawk and Dave Simonett, was described by the Star Tribune as having a “harrowing personal vibe and convalesced theme through its riveting fits of guitar noise and melodic elegance.”
Kid Dakota is Darren Jackson, a multi-instrumentalist who released two albums on Low’s Chairkickers label. Black-Eyed Snakes open.
Kid Dakota plays an album release show at 10 p.m. Friday at the Red Herring Lounge, 208 E. First St. Tickets: Start at $7, available at www.ticketfly.com.
Best picture contenders get another run at Zinema 2
Best picture contenders “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” get another run starting Friday at Zinema 2.
Both films are up for multiple Academy Awards.
“Lady Bird,” directed by Greta Gerwig, is a delicious, funny, specific, heart-squeezing, mother-daughter coming-of-age story set in Sacramento in the early 2000s. It’s up for five awards.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a mother’s quest to find her daughter’s killer — which includes taking out three billboards with controversial messages for the town’s chief of police. It’s up for seven awards, including best picture.
“Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” open Friday at Zinema 2, 222 E. Superior St.
Two Social Animals play Sound
Dedric Clark and Tony Petersen of The Social Animals will pair up for a one-off show at Sound. The lead singer and guitar player, respectively, started their music careers in basement house parties and, last summer, opened for bands like All American Rejects, the Shins, Blues Traveler and Dashboard Confessional.
These two occasionally ditch the rest of the band for striped down acoustic shows that test out new material.
Dedric Clark and Tony Peterson play at 9 p.m. Saturday at Sound, 132 E. Superior St. Tickets: $7 at brownpapertickets.com.
Dream-like exhibition opens at Prøve
“Waking Dreams,” a solo exhibition by St. Paul artist Jane Wunrow, has its opening reception Friday at Prøve Gallery.
The work, mostly in pen and ink, collage, and gouache, is based on dream-like abstractions and fragments.
Wunrow has shown her work in Twin Cities-based galleries and museums. She was also featured in an episode of MN Original in 2017.
Jane Wunrow’s opening reception for “Waking Dreams” is at 7-10 p.m. Friday at Prøve Gallery, 21 N. Lake Ave. Free, open the public.
LazyLightnight420, a duo that recreates specific Grateful Dead concerts, is doing a residency at the Cedar Lounge. For Wednesday’s show, Erik Berry (of Trampled By Turtles, which is back in action) and Marc Gartman will revisit the Dead’s Sept. 24, 1988, show at Madison Square Garden. (Bootlegs of these shows are available online.)
The show opened with “Iko, Iko,” and closed with “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” according to setlists.
LazyLightning420 plays Feb. 21 at Cedar Lounge, 1715 N. Third. St. Free, open to the public.