House of Balls

Large metal sculpture of a face hanging on a brick wall with disco lights shining on it at night

Under normal circumstances, Spring in Minnesota is a time where many of us begin to emerge from our homes where we’ve hunkered down during cold, dark winters. That’s obviously only been exacerbated because of the pandemic. Now that I’m vaccinated, I made it to an outdoor live music event / social gathering. The weather was […]

Commanding Presence

Lauren of Mahngüs

House by the Witches Tower Gen X jokes aside, I’ve spent much of my life feeling invisible. Or, alternately, feeling a bit like a cartoon character or caricature. Either way, I’ve felt disconnected from others – family, classmates, colleagues. For over thirty years the Twin Cities music scene has provided me a safe haven. Spaces […]