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September Live Music and Events Photos

Johnny Holm Band at Busters Bar, Mankato

Latino Night at Los Fronteras in North Mankato

City Mouse at Rock Bend Folk Festival, St. Peter

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Falling Empire at the What’s Up Lounge

Fish Frye at Pub 500 in Mankato


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a work of frightening fiction

It was five months before anyone realized I was gone. I left my apartment to walk down the street to grab a bite to eat at the convenience store near my neighborhood. It was one of those large convenience stores, with everything you could want at two in the morning with the munchies. I remember it was a dark night, quiet. A car came rolling along behind me. I could hear the whirring of the tires and see my shadow in its headlights. It was creeping along at a slow speed. It didn’t seem abnormal to me, but the headlights appeared closer to me than ever before I turned around to realize that the car was right behind me. I pivoted to move out of the way, and the car crept beside me. I could barely see inside the vehicle. But just then a face came from the window. In an instant I could see the mustached face of an older man poke out the driver’s side and quickly say, “Gotcha.” Then went blackness, after quite a painful, brief crack on the front of the skull. I woke up, what could have been minutes or even hours, I couldn’t tell, later. I was gagged with a bandana or something and my hands and feet were bound by zipties. I could barely move and couldn’t see a thing. I was crunched into a tight, dark space. After a couple minutes of barely conscious thought, I realized that I was inside of a trunk. I was in the trunk of this sick bastard’s car! Then, the pain started blasting from my head. Shit! This is painful. The smell of the trunk was foul. Ouch! Just then I cut my finger. There are sharp objects in here, for sure. Maybe I can cut free. No. Too much bouncing in this damn trunk. But I must act quick. These thoughts were racing through my mind a million miles an hour. Then the car stops. But still running. I could hear the ding of the door sensor and some classic rock music from the old shitty car radio the guy was listening to. I could smell a cigarette burning close by. I heard the jingle of keys. Damn. He’s got me. I’m stuck. How could this happen to me? God, I’m such a moron. The trunk creeps open. I see glimmers of light to expose the tools this freak will probably use to dissect me and wear my skin or something. Oh God. Oh God, Oh God! I can see hands, no just one hand ... and a foot .. severed. Jesus. Then I see the man smiling above. “Sure found myself a pretty one tonight. Ha ha. I bet you run like a chicken were I to let you go.” He grabbed me by the back of the neck, pulled me from the trunk of horrors and let me simply spill to the ground. The pain was more severe than ever in my gashed head. I could see the blood oozing to the grass where he lay me. I could feel him cutting away the ties that bound me. I know he is setting me free so that he may catch me again. It must be like a game to him. “Run, ya little bastard,” he yelled. I could barely stand. But what other course of action was there? So I ran. Not long after I was making my way through the woods, did I hear people. Thank God! “Help! Help!” I could faintly hear the man in the background. “Come back here boy, I’ve got work to do on you...” The people looked interested in my condition and sincerely interested in helping. But then, I saw the look on their faces. All smiles. What could be worth smiling about at a time like this. Then I felt it. It felt like someone punching me. But they were actually puncturing me. A stab wound to the back. I looked back to see one of the women holding a knife with blood dripping from it. “You’re not going anywhere,” she said. I saw the man coming through the woods. He was thanking the woman for her good work, while giving her an affectionate kiss. “Can I play with his brains when you’re finished babe? He looks like the type of guy that would have the kind of brain that would be fun to play with while he’s still alive. Don’t kill him til I get to mess with his head a little, okay?” “Sure thing darling.” They held me down, while I tried hard to fight it, but struggle was useless. I could feel the knife tearing away the flesh near the top of my skull. This was it. Torture. I tried to meditate to put myself in a better place, but the pain was searing through my consciousness. I could hear the woman laughing as I wailed in pain. I could feel the top being pulled apart. This was the most extreme part of the pain. I was close to fading out, but the woman kept slapping me awake, saying “not yet!” She ran her fingers across the top of my brain and dug in. It was like being electrocuted. Then I heard gunshots. Please one for me? Then all went black. I woke up in a hospital weeks later after suffering a coma. Turns out I was kidnapped by a family that had been trained for generations to hunt and kill strangers for fun. They were raised to torture their victims and evade capture. They also practiced cannibalism. I read it in the paper. “Stop falling asleep!” No. God no. It was a dream. A hallucination. Here I am again. Being tortured. Slowly. To death. There she was. Holding pieces of me, laughing. Holding them in front of me. I wasn’t bound anymore, but my motor skills were useless anyway. This brought them great pleasure. The pain. Not the death. Death was like coming down for these people. I think I’m coming down. Down. Further. I heard her screaming no, but to hell with everything. I must will myself .. to ... die. The end.

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So Fresh and So Clean

Young Hustlas and Entrepreneurs

Maurice Pendleton opened a business in downtown Mankato with the goal of providing something for young people in the community and he has done it grassroots style. “We doin this from the bottom up, you know what I’m sayin?,” explained Pendleton upon my first visit to his store on Front Street. Longtime friend, Mike Madison, who grew up with Pendleton in the Twin Cities, is a full-time employee at Fresh Clothing and Accessories. “We came down here to open a skate shop that makes skateboarding more affordable for the kids,” Madison said. “We’re doing something for the community in the process.” Madison started working at the skate shop in June, but he has know Pendleton for many years and describes him as like a family friend. Fresh sells modern, urban gear including t-shirts, jewelry, stickers, backpacks, safety gear (helmets, pads, etc.), jeans, shorts, watches, fragrances and headphones. They also carry skateboards, long boards and even can order the fishtail style boards. They carry the needed parts for boards too, including bearings, trucks, grip tape and more. The guys are big fans of music, too. They sell CDs, DVDs, mixtapes and more. Their music selection includes rap, hip-hop, r & b, slow jams, gospel and other genres. They even carry skate magazines. Pendleton, who spent a majority of his youth years in the north metro area said he doesn’t skate himself, but is aware of the trend. “I got the idea from kids who wanted to buy skateboards. We just went for it.” The store has a friendly neighborhood atmosphere and is open Monday through Friday from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday noon to six and Sunday noon to 4. They have also started selling cell phones in the shop. The skate, clothing and accessories part of the business is only one side of the story. Pendleton is also quite the talented music promoter. He was involved with booking acts like Bone Crusher, who played at Buster’s, Young Dro at Red Rocks and other acts in the Midwest. His entertainment wing is called “Hit the Block.” Pendleton operates a recording studio and works on music himself. “We do all types of music,” explained Pendleton enthusiastically. They work with Pro Tools, Native Insturments and other software in the studio. They can also mass duplicate printed/copied discs for distribution. They do photo shoots and videos as well. They strive to provide an entire artist package. “This is all for the youth,” Pendleton said. “We wanted to have a nice local independent skate shop for the young skaters and keep it fresh!”


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Horror Films Coming This Halloween

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D

A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward. Director: John Luessenhop Writers: Kim Henkel (characters), Adam Marcus, and 4 more credits » Stars: Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde and Scott Eastwood

Paranormal Activity 4 Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman Writers: Zack Estrin, Oren Peli (film “Paranormal Activity”) Stars: Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton and Matt Shively

Halloween 3D Your guess is as good as ours. The film may or may not be released. It has been through the Hollywood grinder for the past year, and no telling if the film will be released as of yet.

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Poetry from the Locals

Xerxes’ Ruins, By Michael Ludowese I often find myself staring out my window at night, Nothing in sight, nothing; But the old bones of Jupiter: Time to burn, Wounds to keep, Ashes to urn. And not even that since the

time before the melt down of Marduk, or The great Moloch, standing at the corner of our block, And WE howling at the moon The best of our generation; demi-gods and heroes , Doomed, since the time of Hammurabi, In another life, another dream, drunk as fuck, burning bright,

Halo 4 Release 4:

Official X-Box Release of Halo

“The Master Chief returns to battle an ancient evil bent on vengeance and annihilation. Shipwrecked on a mysterious world, faced with new enemies and deadly technology...the universe will never be the same.” Halo 4 will be developed by 343 Industries. Halo 4’s story or campaign mode can be played alone or cooperatively with up to three other players. Unlike in Halo 3 cooperative campaign, where each player takes the role of a different character, in Halo 4 all players will play as Master Chief. Halo 4 will feature a new storydriven game mode, called “Spartan Ops”. It can be played solo or cooperatively with up to three other players, according to sources. It serves as a replacement for the Firefight game mode that featured in Halo: Reach and Halo 3: ODST. Season one of Spartan Ops will deliver five new objective-based missions and cinematics each week over a period of ten weeks to players.

leaving behind a flaming wake, a wave and some Philistines. But that’s not for me and that’s not our dream. This is non-for-prophet, my prophecy, we’re all gonna die no hash tag apostrophe Nothing Apostles follow in a line tracing Tiamat’s path, Straight through Roman law and the furnace blast of Burnt Earth Policy: Keep what you Kill, Free-Market- Economics. But, I was headed that way, right into the Sun, Icarus/falling comet: The Chosen One. Clozapine, Risperdal, Ativan, Dionysus. I’m adamant that you know me. All that chaos steeped darkness. I just had to see for myself, what would stun the Syble into prophecy, so she would just give me just a little kiss, to interpret, In fact I’m a little nervous.

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I’ve been diving so long I miss the surface, and I’ve been thinking so much I missed my purpose. My greatest achievement so far, is staring down the white wall, slamming my fist against my chest real hard, screaming fuck God. Trying to find a place where Man is free. Somewhere safe to be. e-nu-ma e-liš When the sky above was not named My left eye was The Moon, and the right, The Sun, floating in a cloud of absinthe, In the orbit of my father’s absence Hoping that one day they might come together, and I’d become whole. Able to decide whether To transmute and give, From a tightened and clenched fist. Holding the ashes of Susa A hedge or red roses.


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By Rob Lawson Publisher

Meet Rob Foster, a local artist that uses the human body and flesh as his canvass, immortalizing images and branding some form of identity in his subjects’ lives with his precision ink application to the skin. We all know this form of art by now: the tattoo. What got Foster into the art? “When I got my first tattoo.” It was love at first, uh .... poke? Tattoo art was something new to Southern Minnesota culture when foster began his career quest as a tattoo artist some 15 years ago. Foster, 34 years old, explained how it was still among the fringes of the culture at large then. “This was the ‘90s, when it still wasn’t that popular yet,” he said. “I asked a lot of local tattoo shops how to get into it, but nobody really had any advice, and nobody ever really mentioned anything about apprenticeships.” Becoming an apprentice was what Foster needed to learn the tricks of the trade and hone his craft and skill. After all, Foster was always an artist at heart, drawing and sketching many different images onto paper. He still prefers to draw the image on the flesh with a pen, even when going freestyle. “My dad was an artist, and I’ve been drawing for a very long time,” said Foster. Foster was probably the first customer at a shop in Rochester, where he became very good friends with the owner. This led him to become an apprentice there for two-and-a-half years. He finished his apprenticeship in LaCrosse, WI and stayed there for another two years. To become closer to his family, Foster came to Mankato. Foster has a 14-year-old son. Foster has been tattooing at Cactus for more than 11 years. His birthday is the day before Halloween (How ironic to be featured in the October Noir Issue). Foster remembers the heyday of the early tattoo art scene: “I kind of got into it at the right time, I rode that wave in and have been loving it ever since. What I really loved about it then was that people kept getting more creative about what they wanted. Everyone gets into it in a different way.” This is probably what makes tattoo art such a unique form of art. Personality and values seem to play a large role in the selection and creative process. Tattoos are very personal and carry much significance unique to the individual receiving the tat. It is up to the artist to capture that importance. Foster said he has tried to figure out once, approximately, how many tattoos he has done over the years. He said at Cactus alone, it is probably around 6,500 - 7,000. He averages about 650 - 700 per year. Foster has done his share of conventions, too, but he prefers to be close to his family and son. “I like it here. I’m busy,” he said with his signature smile. Foster’s style has been described by one of the shop’s piercers as “not old school, not new school, but right in the middle.” He likes to use lots of color and make certain features very exaggerated. He said he is heavily influenced by old cartoons like Felix the Cat and Tom and Jerry. He watches a lot of Simpsons with his son, too. Foster has done a lot of freestyle and custom work as well. “Tattoos with a sense of humor are always good,” he added. He likes flowers and animals a lot. Foster said his most unusual request was “a hillbilly making sweet love to a sheep.” Foster said genitalia tattoos are rather bizarre as well. He has worked on both genders. Tattoo artists are kind of like bartenders, dentists and therapists. “People tell me crazy shit all the time,” Foster conceded. “People are really free when talking to their tattoo artists. It’s great though. I’m still waiting for someone to tell me something really weird....” Foster said he has never done any face tattoos.


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Wiste’s Meat Market

Wiste’s meat market has a tradition of family atmosphere and local ownership and the Foels family recently decided to contribute to that tradition by buying the meat market in Janesville. Bruce and Tammy Foels bought the place and opened it up to the public just before the summer and the response has been overwhelming, according to Tammy. “We get so many different people coming through here, from Pemberton, St. Clair, Mapleton, Mankato, Waseca, just all over the southern part of the state and they really love what we have done with

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the place,” Tammy said. “They also really love the friendly atmosphere here and they like to talk with us and the customers.” Customer service is a huge advanatage for this meat market that also sells many other grocery items in the rural community of Janesville. The foels’ children Mitch and Megan also both work at the store for their parents. The Foels were farmers and construction workers prior to the meat business, but as they soon found out, those skills turned out to be much advantageous in remodeling the meat market. There is a new floor and they have

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moved many display cases into the store. “Come for the taste. Enjoy the experience.” This is their motto. Wiste’s has a smokehouse, where their own jerky and sticks are produced. They even recently received first place at the Minnesota Association of Meat Packers Convention in Rochester for their Colorado Jerky. They placed in the top ten with their bacon and beef sticks, according to Southern Minnesota Magazine. Delicious items at the meat market include 12 different types of brats (including gummy bear...), steaks, chicken, deli meat

Meet the guys behind the counter at friendly Wiste’s Meat Market.

and more. Tri-Tip steaks and bacon wrapped stuffed chicken breasts are the top selling items in the store, according to locals. In addition to their own meat market and smoking operation, the store also boasts being a full-service game processor. They will work with venison, pheasant, carp, turkey, game pigeons and other types of animals. Just bring ‘em in. There is also a bakery available at Wiste’s. They can help folks with birthday parties, weddings and other occassions as well. Call them to find out what they might be able to help you with!

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Goat Entertainment Promoting Music for the Sake of Music

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Many people wouldn’t put the phrases “heavy metal” and “community oriented” in the same sentence, but in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Just ask Ian Dunford, a local music promoter with his own company, Goat Entertainment. Goat Entertainment primarily handles the booking of heavy metal acts like show recently played at The What’s Up Lounge in Mankato’s Old Town District. “It’s just about the music for me,” said Dunford, who moved here from the San Diego and has been living and promoting music here on and off for several years. He said this is more of a permanent home now since about June 2011. “I love seeing people come together,” he added. “These people are from your neighborhood. Support them!” Dunford is enthusiastic. It’s probably what makes him a great promoter. Not to mention that he cares and is an extremely nice guy (breaking more than one metal stereotype, here). The show at the What’s Up included (by ascending order of set) What Lies Within, Plagued Insanity, Bloodgeon and Face of Oblivion. “These guys are all local grassroots metal bands,” said Dunford. “Face of Oblivion is the only signed band here.” Dunford has an undying passion for music. His morbid style accentuates the nostalgia of the Mankato scene some five to ten years ago, a scene that still seems alive and well. “I wasn’t sure if a lot of people would even show up here tonight,” said Dunford as What Lies Within shredded their heavy sound through crowded room of the What’s Up Lounge that Saturday night on September 29. “But plenty of people came out and I’m totally blown away!” Goat has been busy booking since last year, when Dunford began in the Twin Cities. He is a very big part of the underground scene, yet being the nice guy he is, he doesn’t make much dime doing the gigging - yet. “I can’t take money from these guys,” he said. “They’re just playing shows and still have to come up with money for gas, pay their bills and all that shit, you know?” Dunford’s band is Habitual Defilement. Their guitarist is from Germany, drummer from Texas, bassist from San Diego and Ian, on vocals, from Minnesota. “You gotta love the Internet,” quipped Dunford. Find Goat Entertainment on Facebook at www.facebook.com/goatent.


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Oktoberfest Info for Southern Minnesota

Oktoberfest is a tradition round these parts, and is quite a big deal in New Ulm, St. Peter, North Mankato and Mankato. There are a number of events taking place to celebrate Oktoberfest, a German tradition that traces back to Bavarian 1810. It is a celebration of beer and good fortune. It is held in Munich for 16 days out of the year in October. It is Germany’s most popular event and is the world’s largest fair. St. Peter held their Oktoberfest shananigans at the end of September, but the month of October is a busy time for parties in North Mankato, Mankato and New Ulm. Especially New Ulm. There are a number of activities going on in the area, that include live music, beer, food and much more. Don’t miss out on these events if you’re new in town or just visiting because you probably won’t experience much else like it.

Local Music Review: Seazon of the Fly - St. Cloud Rock Seazon of the Fly is an interesting rock band from St. Cloud that fuzes heavy stuff like System of a Down and more classical sounding rock bands like Tenacious D, and some elements, vocally, of bands like Ultraspank. They also have more progressive elements a la Tool or Queensryche. Their newest album is called Wonderfly. They played tracks from this album recently at Buster’s Bar and the What’s Up Lounge in Mankato last month. It is a followup to Seazon of the Fly’s last release, The Garden. This comic book-esque album features a full length DVD as well. Much of the music matches the colorful CD art on the cover. Tracks like “Calamity” (aptly named) embody the crossover between genres and the general playfulness of the band and their music. Combing metal, hard rock, punk and even some electronic, most rock enthusiasts with diverse tastes will appreciate this music. Wonderfly cap-

tures the imagination, then pisses and vomits on it, then cleans it up, swallows it whole and finally shits it out with sonic grunts of adulation. Here is the track list for Wonderfly: 1. The Beginning 2. Spectacular 3. Burial in Blue 4. Bag 5. Light 6. Safe? 7. Calamity 8. Anticipate 9. Yeah! 10. The Longest Silence 11. Dust (Remember) 12. Effing Ay 13. Your Own 14. The Bank of Time 15. OMGHDHDI? 16. S#!% Yourself 17. A New Light The band has been around for around eight years. Their last release in 2008, The Garden, is a double disc. One side could be considered their heavy side, whilst the other is more

elegantly acoustic and ambient. Try to think of the grunge years, and maybe Alice in Chains on a whole lot of pot. Side 1: 1. Fly Trap (Revisited) 2. Exile 3. Redline 4. Idiot 5. Ready 6. The Passing 7. Understanding the Fade 8. The Mess 9. Death of Art 10. Facade 11. Pretty No More 12. Paradise Side 2: 1. The Garden 2. Collapsed 3. Simple 4. Lemon Cake 5. Surface 6. The Lesson 7. Carry 8. Spun 9. Ruin 10. Kidja 11. Acid Rain

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Hispanic Business Month - Business Listings Celebrate Hispanic Business Month in October. Visit these local businesses in Minnesota that are involved in the Hispanic Community and provide much needed goods and services.

El Mazatlan Authentic Mexican Restaurant 1525 Tullamore Street Mankato 507-625-2406 Plaza Garibaldi 1707 N Broadway St New Ulm 507-359-7073 New Madison Ave. L\location coming to Mankato! Se Vende Såbados Domingos barbacoa de borrego por libra con consomé salsa gratis. Tamales Toda La Semana: pollo - puerco - rajas con queso, dulce Para fiestas: barbacoa de chivo borrego, res - pollo, arroz, frijoles, salsas. Juana 651-502-4030 o 651-3405684 Latino Creative www.latinocreative.com Award-winning Hispanic Marketing Rico Vallejos, President and Creative Director rico@latinocreative.com

October is National Coop Month, and this year happens to be International Year of the Coop, a tradition declared by the United Nations (U.N.) to draw attention to how coops of all kinds make an impact in peoples’ lives. The St. Peter Food Coop will be holding its member drive this month to create awareness about the benefits of the coop to the community. “It’s kind of like a National Public Radio (NPR),” she explained. “It is an investment.” Members are effectively owners in the coop, having the power to vote in elections before the Board of Directors. “It’s not like being a Sam’s Club member,” said Margo ...., ....... “That is the wonderful thing

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vote, member appreciation days quarterly (which offer deals up to 20 percent off items) and member owner specials that are 365 days per year. “You also get a really groovy resuable shopping bag for free,” said Margo. There are even payment plans for memberships and student memberships that include all benefits except voting. “It is a good way for students to get to know how a coop works and how it can benefit their community.” Memberships are even refundable if you decide to move. The St. Peter Food Coop offers all kinds of items that a traditional grocery store would offer, but better. The products are of great in-

tegrity, many of them organic and many locally grown and/or produced. There is also an awesome deli featuring many delicious pastas, salads, snacks and a whole lot more (pun). October 19 through 20 are member appreciation days at the St. Peter Food Coop. The Coop will feature some local contributors that will be able to provide information and probably good conversation as well. One such company is Hope Butter. “We love our local producers and give them a chance to tell their story,” Margo said. There will be other vendors in attendance as well. The St. Peter Food Coop is located off Third Street in St. Peter in their new location.

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about coops. They are democratically run.” One member, one vote. It is very much different than a publicly traded company. You buy into the equity structure of the business. “You become an owner,” said Margo. “This investement helps us fulfill our investment in the community.” This helps the food coop promote and assist projects in the community such as the local food shelf. It also allows for the ability to foster relationships with local farmers and producers. “It also really helps us keep the dollars in the community,” she said. Shares are $200, a one-time investment that provides a lifetime of benefits including a member


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MANKATO PUB 500 Texas Hold Em 6 p.m. Mondays Live Trivia 6 p.m. Thursdays Live Music - The Whiskies Saturday, October 6, 9 p.m. Sunday, October 7, 1 a.m. 2 Guys. 2 Guitars. 200 Songs. Live Music - Dane Knutsen Sunday, October 7, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Piano Rock Live Music - Cedar Paddle Band Sunday, October 14 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bluegrass Folk Tunes Music - Lookout Drive Saturday, October 20 9 p.m. – Sun, October 21 1 a.m. Rock Covers Live Music - Mainstreet Saturday, October 27 9 p.m. – Sunday, October 28, 1 a.m. Rock & Roll BUSTER’S BAR Unique and Classic Car Roll-Ins Every Thursday 5 p.m. Bike Night Every Friday 5 p.m.

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Poker Saturdays at 1 p.m. Arch Allies Friday, October 5 $10 Cover Why settle for one tribute band when you can see the classic three! Journey, Styx & REO. Be part of an epic night of rock with the greatest hits of these three high-demand bands www.archallies.com 32 below Saturday, October 6 $7 in advance $10 Day of show 9:30 start CD release party !! 32 Below takes no breaks. As a result of their hard-working roots and their respect for the crowd, when this band takes the stage the music does not stop. Combining their inspired original music with songs by artists they love, 32 Below has rolled their spectacle to venues across the country, leaving behind only wide eyes and dropped jaws. The combination of over three hours of unparalleled energy in their relentless show, nationwide airplay, and 25,000+ albums sold has opened many ears to the sound of the boys from Fargo, ND. Ever-changing for better than a decade, 32 Below has always made music that can only be described as all their own. To hear is to know, and to see is to believe. Come hear, come see...32 Below: “Where

Country and Rock Collide.” Rhino Friday, October 12 $5 Cover Rhino is a five member, high energy Twin Cities based band playing a wide variety of modern, alternative, 80’s and classic rock with twists of country and other surprises splashed in. The show is non-stop entertainment and fun, sure to make you stomp your feet, get up and dance, or sit back and enjoy. All five members bring a different element of energy and showmanship to the stage, each with their own unique personality and flair. If you want to be a part of the party, then a Rhino show is where you want to be. Another aspect of the Rhino show is their drum routine, guaranteed to drop a few jaws and gain new fans with each performance. This adds to the already electric and exciting nature of each show. Rhino is a band you won’t want to miss! Free Fallin- Tom Petty Tribute Saturday, October 13 $5 cover Free Fallin is The Nation’s Premier Salute to Tom Petty... Free Fallin presents it’s show with the power and passion that went into over 30 years of Tom Petty’s best selling songs from “Damn the Torpedoes” through the brand new CD

“Mojo” (including hits from the Traveling Wilburys). Free Fallin’s show has the instrumentation to duplicate the sound of the Heartbreakers as well as the convincing looks and costumes that gives you a show that you will not soon forget! http:// www.freefallin.us/ Hollywood Blvd. Friday, October 19 Function Junction Saturday, October 20 $3 cover Funktion Junction specializes in 60s, 70s, and 80s covers - Funk, Rock, R&B, and soul. See you soon! show starts at 9 p.m. sharp. Madonna Giveaway Thursday, October 25 6-8 p.m. giveaway Chris Brooks & the silver city boys Friday, October 26 Minneapolis-based cover $5 Minnesota-based Country Rock band. 2 Mile Final Saturday, October 27 $5 Cover Brotha Lynch Hung Sunday, October 28, 10 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sex Toy Bargo October 14 at 9 p.m. and 31 at 8 p.m. www.PleasureMeFun.com


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RED SKY LOUNGE Evergreen Grass Band & Bitter Root Band Thursday, October 4 10:00 p.m. 40 Oz To Freedom , T.U.G.G. and U-Sity Friday, October 5 9:00 p.m. Angry Bukowski with Attention, Whore and Twenty 2 Salute - 21+ Friday, October 5 10:00 p.m. History Fest Benefit DO IT FOR THE KIDS Sunday, October 7 12:00 a.m. Mankato Hip Hop Showcase #28 Tuesday, October 9 10:00 p.m. Spinwheel Ansambel Kolovrat Wednesday, October 10 10:00pm Mikel Wright and Wrongs Friday, October 12 10:00pm Jimkata Thursday, 10:00 p.m.

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Sovereign Sect Halloweeen Show Thursday, October 25 10:00 p.m. WHATS UP LOUNGE

10 PM // $5.00 // 21+ Crash Cuddle w/ ROMAN SHIPS, and WAR ROOSTER October 6 Birthday Suits w/ Crash Cuddle October 12 9:00 PM // 21+ The Birthday Suits are from Japan and moved to Minneapolis to further their music career. Known throughout the world for their intense live performances. Crash Cuddle, from Mankato are also a noise duo and are working very hard touring and is definitely a band to watch. They are gaining steam very very quickly! HOWARD ‘GUITAR’ EDTKE & BLUE MAX 8PM // $5 // 21+ October 13

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We are the Blog w/ To Be Announced... 7:00 PM // $5 // All Ages October 14 Writers Bloc Ocotber 17 FETUS HEIST w/ Face of Oblivion, sadistic passage, and BLOODGEON October 25 Novus Inceptum w/ ghost hook, BEAUTIFUL CORPSE, and sympathy denied 9 PM // $5 w/ costume $8 without // 21+ October 27

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Angry Bukowski October 5 w/ Attention Whore, and Twenty 2 Salute

Theory of African-American Music 7:30 PM The Rev. Tom Harries

Church of the Holy Communion & Minnesota Episcopal Environmental Stewardship Commission Cell: 952-297-5856 Poet Phil Bryant will offer a series of four talks with discussion titled Body and Soul: The Intersection of Sacred and Profane in African-American Music Wednesday evenings, September 26, October 3, 10, 17 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM at Church of the Holy Communion, St. Peter, Minnesota and online at http://livestre. am/1e7Ed Online participants may ask questions via the chat function built in to LiveStream.com. Refreshments will be served at the church. These talks will explore the two great tributaries of African-American music, touching upon both the sacred and spiritual musical traditions, Spirituals and Modern Gospel Music, and the secular musical tradition, which includes Jazz, Blues, Rock, R&B, and Hip-Hop. We will examine how these two seemingly antithetical musical streams really interface with each other, and inform each other’s development throughout the long history of Black American music from slavery to the present. We will listen to to samples of great music, cover a little American History, and hopefully have a really engaged, instructive, and most importantly a thoroughly good time. Born and reared on Chicago’s South Side, Phil Bryant is the author of several collections of poetry, including Sermon on a Perfect Spring Day, which was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award in 1999. Most recently his work appeared in Where One Voice Ends,

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Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry. BETHANY LUTHERAN COLLEGE Art Lecture and Reception, Paul Trapp 7:00 p.m. Paul Trapp is a graduate of Bethany with a BA in studio art and an MA in studio art from Minnesota State University Mankato. His paintings will be on display in the gallery of the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center from October 1 – 31 with a lecture and reception at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 4. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. Public gallery hours for the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center are Sunday through Thursday from 1-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 1-8 p.m. Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center KMSU WALKdo 5 for Autism Friday, October 5 Noon Registration, Walk 1 p.m. A walk to create awareness and raise money for Autism Awareness in southern Minnesota. Lots of children’s activities! Sponsored by the Southern Minnesota Autism Coalition www.walkdo.org MANKATO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Family Concert Series: Mozart in Me I 11 AM Child superstar musician and composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will introduce young children to music making and composition in this comedic and interactive program. Suitable for all ages. Concerts will be held at the Mankato YMCA Exercise Room.


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HERITAGE CENTER Discover the Dakota Culture & Heritage Discover the Dakota Culture & Heritage events are free and open to the public and held at the Heritage Center 415 Cherry Street, Mankato unless otherwise noted. Dates of the events are February 4, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 9-10, July 7, August TBD, September 15, October 6, November 3, December 1. For more information, call 507345-5566 or go to: http://www.bechshistory.com/ VERIZON WIRELESS CENTER The Fab Four 7:30pm The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-fornote live renditions of Beatles’ songs, the Fab Four will make you think your are watching the real thing. Saturday, October 6. Celtic Thunder VOYAGE Saturday, October 27 7:30pm The Verizon Wireless Center is pleased to welcome the internationally acclaimed CELTIC THUNDER to Mankato for one very special performance on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30PM. They will be performing selections from their latest DVD and CD, VOYAGE. Rob Zombie and Marlim Manson at Verizon Center

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Tuesday, October 9 7:00pm ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON Twins of Evil Tour For more info and tickets go to: http://www.verizonwirelesscentermn.com/20403/Event.aspx SAVOY Blues Dancing October 17 9 p.m. FREE beginner blues dancing lessons from 9pm - 10pm, blues music playing from 10pm-1am. Electric Children with special guests What Tyrants 9 PM On October 26, Electric Children will be visiting Mankato, Minnesota in support of their debut EP release, “Ride the Flow.” The Minneapolis based five-piece R&B/jazz collective will perform at Savoy Bar & Grill (526 South Front Street). The members take lesson from the city’s hip hop pioneers, classical training, jazz, jam music, and classic rock, and the smooth sound is anything but pretentious. Twin Cities piano-driven blues rockers What Tyrants will be showing their support by demonstrating their raunchy, crunchy sound full of big guitar/ bass riffs, heavy drums, and urgent vocals. Doors for the event will open at 9PM, What Tyrants will open the night at 10PM, and Electric Children will headline from 11:30-1:30AM.

KATO BALLROOM Richie Lee & the Fabulous 50’s 8:30 This event is on October 12, 2012 and you know Richie he gets up there and Wales with the best of him. LINCOLN COMMUNITY CENTER Helen’s Inner Circle at Merely Players Community Theater Friday, October 5 Saturday, October 6 Helen is the epitome of sugar and spice and everything nice. On the other hand, her husband Peter is an overbearing, selfserving Neanderthal. She has a social conscience whereas he is against everyone and everything. She is generous. He’s obnoxious. And yet, in spite of their differences there is love. And family. And home. But on this particular day, something inside Helen moves her to want more. Peter has no idea what is about to hit him .Let us just say the odds are against him and favor Helen and her inner circle. MSU PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Sunday, October 7 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Halling Recital Hall Performing Arts Center, MSU Tim Sparks is an award-winning guitarist whose blending of musical styles has won him extensive praise from all corners of the music world. Guitar Player Magazine has called his music “Fresh, exotic, and totally cool.”, Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls it

“rich and sensuous”, and guitarist Leo Kottke simply says “He’s really one of the best musicians I know.” From the early traditional country blues and gospel music he learned in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Jazz, Be Bop, classical and world music from his varied career across the U. S. and Europe, Tim has thrilled and inspired audiences and musicians world-wide. NORTH MANKATO SOUTH CENTRAL COLLEGE 8:30 a.m. October 11 and 12 Global Connections in Southern Minnesota is a two day conference on the South Central College campus in North Mankato. This year’s conference is on October 11th and 12th. The conference is free and open to the public and all community members are encouraged to participate in, and benefit from, the two-day conference. The Conference will also offer a concert by Kevin Locke and the Native Dance Ensemble. Representing the Plains nations of Lakota, Anishinabe, and Comanche, the Southeastern tribe Choctaw, and the Woodlands Nations of Ojibwe and Oneida, this one-of-a-kind ensemble of American Indian champions and award winners offers a rich variety of American Indian traditions and aesthetics in dance, instrumentals, song, storytelling, sign language and audience interaction.


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ST. PETER GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE SCSC Science & Nature Conference The goal of the conference is to give students in grades 3-6 an academic enrichment experience that allows them to delve deeper into science and nature topics they love. Keynote by Bob Kann, an author, educator, storyteller, juggler and magician. Representatives from science and nature fields will lead breakout sessions including college professors, master naturalists, the Bakken Museum, Ecology Bus, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Science Museum of Minnesota, The Works, University of Minnesota Extension and Zoomobile. Oct. 23 9 a.m. – 1:40 p.m. PATRICK’S ON THIRD Trivia on Tuesdays 6 p.m. Live Music on the Patio Sundays 9 p.m. CITY OF ST. PETER The Halloween Fun RUN & Walk in St Peter 8:00 a.m. The St. Peter Recreation Department 9th Annual Halloween Fun Run & Walk Presented by Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic is anticipating over 1600 participants. The event has grown

in numbers as well as events and is turning into a Halloween Bash. Activities include 5K Run/Walk, Lil Monster Dash, Halloween Activity Area and More! Come check out Southern Minnesotas Fast and Largest Parade of Costumes. Awards Scheels Prize Zone $300 Scheels Gift Card for top male and female winners, Age Categories/Costume Prizes and More! Event Start 9:30 am St.Peter Community Center, St. Peter MN LESUEUR CITY OF LESUEUR Ambulance Dance Saturday, September 8, 8 p.m. – Sunday, September 9, 12 a.m. Pedestrian Mall CITY OF LESUEUR Le Sueur Ambulance Dance Monday, September 10, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. APPLE FEST St. Anne’s Apple Fest Saturday, September 15 and 16, 10am – 2pm JANESVILLE INDIAN ISLAND WINERY Cedar Paddle Band 5:30 Enjoy live music by the Cedar Paddle Band(Folk music)(5:308:30), great food, award-win-

ning wines. Can seat 150 people indoors and over 200 people outdoors. Duke Zecco Friday, October 19 5:30 p.m. Enjoy live music by 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s performer Duke Zecco (5:30-8:30), great food, awardwinning wines. Can seat 150 people indoors and over 200 people outdoors. Mary Guentzel Quintet Friday, October 26 5:30 p.m. Enjoy live music by the Mary Guentzel Quintet (5:30-8:30), great food, award-winning wines. Can seat 150 people indoors and over 200 people outdoors. WASECA FARMAMERICA Haunted Corn Maze & Mill at Farmamerica Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13 6:30pm Ghosts and goblins are on duty each night to spook you as you get lost in the corn maze and are frightened in the feed mill! 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 7367 360th Avenue Waseca, MN OWATONNA OWATONNA ARTS CENTER The River Theme October 7-28, 2012 Gallery Exhibtion

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Family Night October 9, 2012 / 6:30pm 7:30pm FREE Event to the public (members & non-members welcome, call with any questions) Raku Two Day Workshop With renowned Raku Artist’s Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti Saturday & Sunday, October, 13-14, 2012 NEW ULM Oktoberfest annual celebration will be taking place in New Ulm throughout the month of Oktober. RON DOMEIER FARM Haunted Corn Maze October 12 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Bring along a flashlight, so you don’t get lost. Be prepared to be scared! All proceeds for this event are donated to Technology at the New Ulm Area Catholic Schools. FAIRMONT FAIRMONT OPERA HOUSE http://www.localendar.com/ public/fairmontoperahouse FARIBAULT www.faribault.org/calendar/ events To submit your event to Slanted Magazine Southern Minnesota Arts and Culture, email slantedcreations@gmail.com. Listings are not guaranteed and are subject to editing.


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