This week’s Wave

“The Jeffrey Dahmer Files” played as part of Tuesday’s Explorers Club series at Zinema 2. The event is a regular feature at the theater.

Here’s what you will find in this week’s Wave:

Zinema 2’s Explorers Club, not even a year old, has become the IT place to watch movies you wouldn’t otherwise see on the big screen in D-town. The series, which runs most Tuesdays, tends to include Q&As or little thematic adds. (Like a free PBR with every ticket during the night dedicated to Milwaukee filmmakers).

Music reviewer Tony Bennett calls Southwire debut a contender for album of the year. 

Best Bets include Hinder’s bad-boy show at Clyde, Southwire plays an LP release show, UMD hosts Shades of Africa music festival, gallery celebration at the Duluth Art Institute, Easter with “The Passion,” and Gramma’s Boyfriend at Red Star.

Also on the internet:

Bob Mould is playing June 16 at Grandma’s Sports Garden.

Based on what I’ve read, it’s safe to still be talking about Low & Co.’s appearance Saturday on The Current Sessions at the Fitz. Here is the take from The Current’s music reporter Andrea Swensson.

And as long as we’re digging around on all things public radio, here is where Homegrown Music Festival director Walt Dizzo introduces himself to the world. As you know, he’s  hosting a Duluth-centric music program that streams on The Local Current. It debuted Wednesday, but gets a rebroadcast at 11 p.m. today and 6 p.m. Saturday. There is an MPR app for that.

Attention art orgs: The Duluth Art Institute just raised you weekly podcasts. Here’s an interview with Brent Erickson, whose show gets a gallery party today.

The City Pages has a feature on Southwire.

Kickstarter Roundup

Dirty Knobs, a Zac Bentz project, is trying to raise $10,000 to create a double album of “crushing drone and dark ambient madness.”

Forging Community wants to show people how to create hand-forged art without using as little fossil fuel as possible. They’re trying to raise $12,000 and have less than a month left.