- Henry Rollins and Lissie
Event on 2012-12-14 20:00:00
Minnesota Public Radio presents Wits, a live public radio show that brings world-class comedians, actors and musicians to the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater, where host John Moe gives them and the audience the time of their lives. The Huffington Post praised Wits as "one of the rare public radio comedy shows that's actually funny," and in a review of our season finale last June, the City Pages said Wits "deserves to be one of the hottest tickets in town." Find out why this fall! We'll have hilarious geniuses on stage for some conversation, sketches and game shows; they'll talk about their work and woo and rock you with music.
Friday, December 14th at 8:00 p.m. Wits finished up its fall season with Henry Rollins and Lissie. For better than a quarter century, Henry Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and – without a microphone – as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity bypassing the resorts in favor of places like Siberia and Senegal, Burma and Bangladesh. Rollins is an actor, radio DJ and author of more than 20 books. His latest talking tour, titled "Capitalism," hits all 50 state capitals and concludes on election eve in Washington, DC.
Lissie(@lissiemusic) is Laurel Canyon prettiness stewed in campfire and bourbon with a big old voice to match. She caught everyone's attention with her 2009 EP "Why You Runnin" and again with her 2010 album "Catching a Tiger." Paste Magazine called the Rock Island, Ill.-born Lissie the "Best New Solo Artist of 2010" and the BBC said "Give the girl a second and she'll steal your heart." Lissie is currently recording and will release her second album in 2013.
Shows start at 8pm, but the party starts early. Come at 7:00 for the tweet-up happy hour. Drinks are half-price until 7:30; Current DJ Barb Abney will spin some songs. Bump into a barter box bargainer and trade one of your anythings for a something else. If you're new to "the Twitter," we've got your back, with Twitter tutors ready to help get you set up and tweeting away. After the show, we keep the lights on and the bar open, you will have a chance to interact with other Wits fans and may be a performer or two.
This season we have added VIP Reserved Seating section on the theater's main floor. Single VIP Reserved tickets are .00; Full Price General Admission seats are .00.
at The Fitzgerald Theater
10 East Exchange Street
Saint Paul, United States
- Corey Smith
Event on 2012-12-31 21:00:00
For Corey Smith, one of the best things about making music has always been getting the chance to hang out and have a good time with his friends. And its still that way, nearly 10 years after his early days of playing the bars around Athens, Georgia. The big difference now? Well, it seems these days Corey just has a lot more friends to hang with. The crowds at his sold-out live performances frequently number in the thousandsquite a change from the times when he never dreamed of much beyond playing for a handful of his college buddies. But, thanks to his astonishing gift for crafting addictively soulful songs and the high-energy reputation of his shows, Corey Smith is one of modern countrys hottest young artists, a quintessentially indie performer with a dedicated following most Nashville-fueled hat racks would trade their flashy limos for. Not that hes gotten carried away by all of the adoration, though.
at House Of Blues – Myrtle Beach
4640 Highway 17 South
North Myrtle Beach, United States
- Widespread Panic
Event on 2012-12-31 21:00:00
at Time Warner Cable Arena
333 East Trade Street
Charlotte, United States