10 second Charlie

It’s 20 seconds, actually, but it goes by fast as my new pal, Charlie Parr, plays his National while sitting along the mighty Mississippi River: touch here to play on iPad or iPhone

Elite Gymnastics @ the Medusa

thinfilms is teaming up with MPLS.tv to shoot Elite Gymnastics while they perform at the Medusa tonight. Elite Gymnastics is James Brooks and Josh Clancy. The duo have been receiving quite a bit of national attention for their brand of chillwave tunage. From the New York Post to Pitchfork, these two are getting positive reviews….

‘sticks’ at the 10 Second Film Festival

The crowd and judges went cuckoo for “sticks” at the Soap Factory’s 10 Second Film Festival last night – the announcer and the crowd of thousands continued to chant “sticks” long after it screened, especially after I neglected to claim the win (until later) because I couldn’t hear anything! Gee whiz, what can a fella…

Skoal Kodiak

The sounds these guys make are made to be experienced live and man, look out because the grooves powered by Brady’s bass and Freddy’s drums carry the audience off to dance land. The clip below does their thing little justice but after their set @ the 501 Club last night, I had to mention them…

Hips Don’t Lie

In addition to Black Blondie, co-composing an all original repertoire, Tasha Baron and Liz Draper draw elements from their combined eclectic musical backgrounds and power Hips Don’t Lie. This music draws elements from the electronically produced precision of a drum machine, to the sounds of quirky lopsided carnival rides and is composed for the timeless…


Our fave pizza place in MPLS is making quite a splash all over. Good thing, too, because they serve delicious pies made with fresh, organically grown ingredients all produced within 30 miles of here. Go Galactic!!! = c

Powderhorn Empty Bowls

Our pal, Jennie the Potter, works with a group of other folks on Powderhorn Empty Bowls, a community-based, volunteer-driven organization who’s goal is to eliminate hunger from the neighborhood in and around Powderhorn Park in MPLS. They throw each and every bowl by hand. Then, for an in-kind donation they fill your bowl with homemade…