Mizna’s Arab Film Fest opens tomorrow till Sunday, March 11-14. The Cuban Film Festival features El Benny a musical biography on Beny More’ Thursday evening at St. Anthony Main AND Sunplug’d is featured at the Capri on West Broadway in No. Mpls. the same night ! Take your pick – you can’t go wrong ! Plus a big tribute today to International Women’s Day – and all the great female singers !
This week, we read the Evening News with Lord Creator, hung with Mango Jones his band down on Coffee Street, and got in some Fishbone and English Beat (live together at The Cabooze 3/4), while Sherwood listened to the Call of the Space Siren with Combustible Edison and Danced Uptown to the sounds of Stephane Grappelli, and watched Shorty Rogers morph into Boots Brown under the influence of some Cerveza… but the real highlight was the myska hour, the twin themes of which were bands we’d never played before, and the still-thriving ska party going on in in myspace (we’d been reading online that ska had gone extinct there, but the evidence we’ve unearthed strongly suggests otherwise)! Lollipop-in-reruns: Live Bad Manners.
Following Democracy Now, we follow up with freedom songs from Africa – then preview Angelique Kidjo visit this evening at the Dakota along with more African greats. The show closes with finger-pickin’ local Tim Sparks and his latest release Little Princess.