Hijinx and Hearsay Publication Celebration with The New Standards
Electric Fetus - Minneapolis
Wednesday, May 1st - 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a conversation hosted by PD Larson between two longtime early chroniclers of the Minneapolis scene and cultural landscape of the Twin Cites as they share their canny insider tales and an abundance of black and white photos—many never seen before—from an era still relevant today!
In the summer of 1979 writer Martin Keller and photographer Greg Helgeson, two twenty-something guys, were thrown together on a new music monthly ignobly called "Sweet Potato". Over the next several years, the two chronicled the Minneapolis scene and the cultural landscape of the Twin Cities, covering some of the most influential artists, musicians, writers, comedians, and entertainers of the past forty years. They profiled legendary musicians from across the globe and across musical genres—Paul and Linda McCartney, Bob Marley, U2, James Brown, John Lee Hooker, Devo, and more—as well as homegrown talents ranging from Dylan and Prince to the Replacements and Hüsker Dü. They covered such disparate writers as William Burroughs and Dr. Seuss, and young, up-and-coming comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Louie Anderson, and Lizz Winstead.
In Hijinx and Hearsay, Martin Keller and Greg Helgeson are at it again, offering a delectable, fun, and fresh perspective through Helgeson's photography and new stories and insights by Keller that shed fascinating light on a singular, influential era in popular culture in Minnesota.
7:00 PM Author Talk
8:00 PM Book Signing and Music by The New Standards