On July 31 and Aug. 1, Cobey Rouse of batteryboy will be curating a final set of special sessions at the Southern Theater. The third annual sessions will feature intimate, one-of-a-kind performances from batteryboy, Chris Koza, Al Church, Jillian Rae, Joey Ryan, Erik Koskinen, and Moon and Pollution.
These sessions are a distinctive experience for listeners because the more personal setting provides an opportunity for artists to re-work their songs into a new version that suits the event. Koza, Church, and Moon and Pollution have all recently released records; and batteryboy comes fresh from an opening gig for Cloud Cult.
In an e-mail, Rouse said that this third annual set of Southern Theater Sessions will be the final go-round, although he’ll continue to “continue to host similar events in the same spirit of collaborative art at other theaters/venues around the Cities.” Last year’s sessions featured artists including Murder of Crows and Alpha Consumer; the inaugural run in 2013 included performances by Gabriel Douglas, Carroll, and more.
The Southern Theater Sessions: Act 3 will take place on July 31 and Aug. 1. Single-day tickets are $10; a two-day pass is $16. For more information, see the theater’s website.
Friday, July 31
Moon and Pollution
Saturday, Aug. 1
Also featuring Cloud Cult’s Daniel Zamzow in lobby prior to show
Raisa Elhadi is a student at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.