Cool Show Alert : Open Mike Eagle at The Turf Club (tonight)
Open Mike Eagle plays the Turf Club on Friday, March 29 in support of his latest release “What Happens When I Try To Relax” on Autoverse Records. Supporting Eagle are Video Dave, Sammus, and Medium Dave. Tickets to this great Friday night of socially conscious music are available here
On albums like Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (2017) and Dark Comedy (2014), Eagle’s sharp humor, along with the musicality of his verses and his ear for forward-thinking production, have received praise from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR, and more. In addition to headlining solo shows around the world, he regularly performs at festivals such as the 2018 Pitchfork Festival and the inaugural Adult Swim Festival. Of late, he’s taken his passion for comedy beyond the studio. Together, Eagle and comedian Baron Vaughn created The New Negroes, a standup-meets-music variety show that explores and expands perceptions of blackness. Following months of lauded shows at venues like LA’s Upright Citizens Brigade, Comedy Central commissioned the show for a full season, which will air in 2019.
Christopher Goyette is a live music and event photographer in Minneapolis.