Freeloader Friday: DJ sets, two wild art parties, and thrash music
It's a good week for free stuff. Check out our list featuring free metal band concerts, gallery openings, and a raging party that runs until 4 a.m.
Rogue Citizen Art Opening
(Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.6424, nomadpub.com)
Rock and art will come together at this smashing party. Watch local artists from Rogue Citizen create a painting live. Rockers To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie, Zombie Season, Phantom Tails, and Junkyard Seraphim provide the soundtrack starting at 9 p.m. Also, pick up some two-for-ones at the bar the first hour of the party. 6 p.m. to midnight.
The Vignettes, the Awesome Snakes, Vag, Les Deux Magots, Yoda Bomb
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)
Tonight's theme: two piece bands. This will also be a CD-release show for garage rockers the Vignettes. 9 p.m.
Lowertown First Fridays
(Tilsner Artist Cooperative, 300 N. Broadway, St. Paul, 651.228.9058)
This month's edition got bumped back a week due to New Years. Check out open studios, enjoy drink specials, and watch live performances around the area. For more info call 651.765.8071 or visit www.mnartists.org. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Modern Monsters, Radical Chic
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)
Rock. 10 p.m.
Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs
(Palmer's Bar, 500 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612.333.7625)
Or simply the Liquor Pigs if you're cool. Country. 7 p.m.