Local Current Blog

Flasher, new project by former Goondas members, to debut at Oct. 30 Bedlam Lowertown event

courtesy Bedlam Lowertown

Hunting for pre-Halloween festivities? Look no further: Free Range Music Cooperative will host a hodgepodge of Twin Cities performing arts at Bedlam Lowertown on Oct. 30. The event is a part of their Culture series, showcasing the diversity and cross-genre projects within the local scene.

Established by Marcus Kar in 2011, Free Range Music Cooperative strives to build and foster relationships among Twin Cities artists. From all ends of the creative spectrum, they promote collaboration between local musicians, dancers, artists, photographers, filmmakers, and designers. Free Range Music has since launched Culture, an inventive performance series that highlights both established and emerging talent. As Culture’s vision continues to expand and evolve, the Oct. 30 event will serve as a sneak peek of their plans for a third successful year.

The upcoming medley features performances by psycho-blues-surf-garage group the Sex Rays, eclectic honkytonk mixer DJ Truckstache, hip-hop emcee St. Paul Slim, Flasher—featuring former members of the Goondas (“the Twin Cities’ best kept secret will no longer be a secret”)—fusion belly dancer Luna Rouge, and live art by Rogue Citizen.

Tickets for the 21+, 10 p.m. event will be available for $5 at the door, including complimentary food and drink while supplies last. In an effort to maintain a flourishing art community, Free Range Music Cooperative will be accepting donations throughout the night.

Selena Carlson is currently tackling a double major in journalism and music business at Augsburg College. In addition to writing, she is an avid enthusiast of all things banjo; biking; and breakfast for dinner.