1.) Low’s “Quiet Please” theater-in-the-round concert at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis tomorrow night has been canceled due to illness. Too bad, but oh well. I was boycotting the show because the Varsity can suck it.
2.) In case you missed it, Retribution Gospel Choir has a pretty big tour scheduled for the next few months around the U.S. and Europe. They play the Triple Rock in Minneapolis in February. I will be out-of-town, which is unfortunate because the Triple Rock, unlike the Varsity, is a great place to see a show.
3.) Is that the shores of Lake Superior where Retribution Gospel Choir is burying their treasure in the video for “Hide It Away,” the first single off the upcoming album “2″? (Album is released Jan. 20)
4.) The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will present a ballet based on the music of Low in March. I will be in town for this, and we already have tickets, because, well… because.
“Heaven explores the various manifestations of ecstasy—emotional, physical, and communal—present both in religious practices and in the ritualistic nature of dance in performance. Low’s Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker will perform the music and vocal orchestration they wrote for the work.”