Music: Melodious Owl
Melodious Owl, the hardest-working band in Golden Valley, takes time off from a busy schedule of college applications and first shaves to dance-noise-rock the new-wave daylights out of Loring Park. Winner of Radio K’s “Battle of the Underage Underground” and drawing enthusiastic kudos from bands as patently disparate as Yes and The Fever, these boys definitely have a cause—to make you move as you’ve never done before.
Movie: Rebel Without a Cause
Directed by Nicholas Ray
This film single-handedly secured James Dean’s place in movie history. Nuanced performances and Ray’s inten-sive research allow this ‘50s story of juvenile delinquents to surpass exploitation and reside as a cinema classic. Overly coddled or ignored at home, three high school misfits (James Dean, Natalie Wood, and Sal Mineo) form their own family and support system. Their involvement in gangs, fights, and dangerous games of chicken lead to troubled times. 1955, U.S., color, 16mm, 111 minutes.
DJ: Clint Simonson