The Vote No(squared) Show:  Turn a Double Negative into a Positive

Electric Children

Formed in the spring of 2010 as an improvisation-based instrumental quartet, Electric Children have found themselves exploring fresh combinations of jazz, funk, and hip hop music while bringing body-moving grooves to dancing Minneapolites around the town. With influences ranging from ?estlove, Black Thought, and The Roots, to Erykah Badu, to Umphrey's McGee and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, this group tries to combine energy and enthusiasm to get every night in line with the vibes around. Also check them out on, facebook, and twitter.

Villa Rosa

Since 2008, Maria Isa and Muja Messiah have released several tracks together including "Royalty" from Muja Messiah's 2008 release Adventures of BBoy DBoy, "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" off Muja Messiah's 2010 mixtape M-16's, and "Never Let Go" off Maria Isa's 2009 record Street Politics. There's a unique chemistry between the Latin firebrand MC, singer, actor, and activist Maria Isa and Muja Messiah, a veteran of the Minneapolis indie scene who brings a heavy dose of politically incorrect satire laced with humor and narratives of daily life. With Villa Rosa these two artists unite influenced by Spanish lyricism and Latino politicswith hardcore street smarts to a full circle. Villa Rosa's debut Blue Diamond Island will be released in fall 2011 on Black Corners with production from Martin "Doc" McKinney (The Weeknd, Esthero), Benzilla, Mike The Martyr, and DJ Turtleneck. Blue Diamond Island finds the two MC's crafting a sprawling record influenced by Latins rhythms, reggae, left field pop based in hip-hop sensibility.

DJ Shannon Blowtorch

Shannon Blowtorch is an award winning, DJ, promoter, professional party thrower, sound engineer, businesswoman, and entertainment consultant. Also the DJ for the rap crew GRRRL PRTY. Star Tribune & city Pages have recognized Shannon Blowtorch as being the Best Club DJ in the Twin Cities. She’s been featured in Curve magazine, and 100 woman we love in Go Magazine.

She has toured nationally and internationally with groups such as Peaches, the Gossip, MEN, and CSS and has played with the likes of Salt N Pepa, Madonna, Juicy J, just to name a few.

$8.00 - $10.00


Who & Why: The Lioness, Tall Paul, Pretty Ugly, Melong, Nazeem, Damien Strange, Electric Children, Guante, Villa Rosa, and DJ Shannon Blow Torch, and more local artists are exclusively joining up with, for one night only, to defeat both amendments, which discriminate against and attacks our communities and young people. - Hosts: Congressman Keith Ellison (open), Mastermind, and Sonic Rain (co-hosts) This is going to be the chilliest event of its kind. Enjoy a mix of some of the best local music, drinks, and dance. PLUS, meet your favorite local artist(s), who are coming together to defeat both amendments to keep Minnesota a welcoming, fair, and vibrant state. 18+. When: October 23rd the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. Doors open a 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Have a blast seeing a never done before who in the Twin Cities, protect young people’s right to vote and the freedom to marry for everyone in Minnesota.

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