Courtney Barnett

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Courtney Barnett

Surly Brewing Festival Field
520 Malcolm Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(763) 999-4040


Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:00 AM,
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 10:00 AM, The Current's presale runs Thursday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; password = thecurrent

You've no doubt seen this quote, from author Margaret Atwood, invoked whenever its stark truth becomes reality: "Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them." It cuts to the fragility and hegemony of the male ego, and the primal fear of retaliation that women suffer through because of it. (This extends not just to physical spaces, but online, to men cowering behind keyboards. )

Courtney Barnett has always been equally cutting, and funny, as a lyricist, her observations about the boredom and banality -- but also the love and hope -- of life are so direct that they become surreal. Today she announces a new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, just a year after her breezy collaboration with Kurt Vile, with a video for "Nameless, Faceless."