Art Hounds: Buddy Wakefield, The 4onthefloor, and exes play exes


The hounds are following a play about a chance meeting of two exes’ that stars two exes, a mesmerizing performance poet from Seattle and a band which contains no shortage of kick drums.

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20090708_cole_sarar_3.jpgAs the slam master for the all-women poetry slam “Punch Out Poetry,” Cole Sarar can appreciate a performance poet who can tie the audience around his finger. Buddy Wakefield is that kind of talent. The Poetry Slam champion from Seattle will conduct a workshop Saturday, February 26 at 3pm at the Local in Minneapolis, with a performance later that night at Kieran’s Irish Pub.

lucieamundsen.jpgLooking for a night out at the theater in Superior, Wisconsin? Duluth writer Lucie Amundsen recommends “Shooting Star,” on stage at The Shack, perhaps the upper Midwest’s only dinner theater/liquor store. “Shooting Star” is the story of what happens when two exes unexpectedly cross paths at a snowed-in airport. What’s interesting is that actor Lawrence Lee and his former wife Charlotte VanVactor are in the lead roles. You can see it weekends through March 19th.

erikfunk.jpgErik Funk rarely gets as excited about a band as he is about The 4onthefloor. Erik, member of “Dillinger Four” and co-owner of the Triple Rock Social Club, says the Minneapolis indie rock band has a special gimmick that really works. Each member, in addition to other instrumental duties, plays his own kick drum. The 4onthefloor takes its pounding 4/4 rhythm to the Turf Club on Friday, February 25.

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