Clogs, from left, Bryce Dessner, Padma Newsome, Rachael Elliott and Thomas Kozumplik, with Shara Worden at far right. / Photo by Alec Hanley Bemis
By Rebecca Lang
Indie-classical hybrid (you heard right) Clogs are about to be a big deal. Not only are half its members from moody literary rock darlings The National, but their upcoming release, "The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton," features My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden, Sufjan Stevens and members of The Osso String Quartet. After playing with Books and Bell Orchestre, they've helped hollow out a niche for complex, ethereal arrangements in today's buzz band climate.
Friday, February 20's event will feature a performance by Clogs, complete with leader Bryce Dessner's twin brother Aaron Dessner on vocals. Shara Worden will also be performing her vocal contribution to the album live at the Southern.
The following day is a performance by the Dessner brothers and fellow Clogs member Padme Newsome (as well as others). There will also be a discussion at The Weisman Art Museum between the musicians, curator Diane Mullin and the Current's Steve Seel.
The Red Stag Supperclub is sponsoring pre-show receptions both nights, so free snacks may also be in the cards.
1420 Washington Ave. S., Mpls.
Tickets: $22. 612-340-1725.