Art Hounds: Revolver, Gruesome Playground Injuries, and a host of local Latin bands

gpi1.jpgA scene from “Gruesome Playground Injuries” (Image courtesy of Loudmouth Collective)

On the hounds’ radar this week: Yet another new Twin Cities lit mag, a play about a unique relationship shaped in part by physical mishaps, and a wave of Twin Cities-based Cuban and salsa music.

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kathryn.jpgWhen it comes to ethnic music of any kind, Minneapolis choreographer Kathryn Inoferio always has her ear to the ground. It turns out September 7-10 will be a fruitful period for seeing Cuban and salsa music in the Twin Cities. Kathryn has her eye on three local Latin bands. Havana Hi-Fi is playing Friday, September 7 at the 318 Café in Excelsior at 8pm, and then again on Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Aster Café in Minneapolis. K-Libre 24 will be at the Monarch Festival in Minneapolis on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 3:30pm, and Salsa del Soul performs at the Crooked Pint in Minneapolis on Sept. 8 at 10:30pm.

katiewiller.jpgMinneapolis actor Katie Willer was completely sucked into Loudmouth Collective’s Gruesome Playground Injuries when she saw it earlier this year. Loudmouth Collective, a new theater company in Minneapolis, is re-staging the production, and Katie definitely plans to see it again. The play disjointedly traces three decades of a relationship between a man and a woman, and the emotional and physical injuries that have affected its evolution. On stage at Intermedia Arts through Sept. 16.

Carl Atiya Swanson.jpgWriter and actor Carl Atiya Swanson fills us in on Revolver, a new Twin Cities magazine that’s coming into existence during what Carl says is a very fertile period for lit mags in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Carl says the launch party for Revolver happens Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Uppercut Boxing Gym in Northeast Minneapolis. It will feature the pugilistic skills of four members of the local literati, Courtney Algeo (Loft Literary Center, Paper Darts), Tony D’Aloia, Sarah Moeding (producer of Literary Death Match Minneapolis), and Chris Baker. Yes, they’ll be boxing each other.

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