BEAR is opening for a Canadian Mumford-y sounding band called Deep Dark Woods this Thursday at Bryant-Lake Bowl. Looks like they're on tour in support of a pretty cool-sounding record and are making a pitstop at Minneapolis's premier bowling alley/bar/theater establishment. Tickets are sort of steep ($8 now, $10 day of), but I guess we'll find out who our true BEAR's den inhabiters are.
All of this said, I'm excited to unveil the goddamn amazing poster for this show:
As you may know, BEAR likes to work with a different designer for each show poster in an attempt to keep the open door of our open-door policy way the hell open. This show's poster was dreamed up by Annie Wang, MPLS designer/gun wielder/citizen stargazer:
Annie is a friend of mine and thus a friend to BEAR. She's just about as rad as it gets, and I was super excited to see what she'd whip up for the genus Ursus. She's done great work for Urban Outfitters, Target, soon to be Colle+McVoy and, just a sidenote, her Instagram feed is off the chain always. When she sent the poster over last week, my jaw hit the ground. I grabbed my Golden Guide to Stars book and, sure enough, there it was—Ursa Major, shining down on all of us, all the time.
We'll have a limited number of these posters for sale at the show. All the money will go right back to Annie for her creative efforts. These things are 13"x19", screenprinted with metallic silver and gold ink on heavyweight "twilight blue" paper stock with what we're calling a Milky Way sheen.
We hope to see some friendly faces Thursday night.
Thanks to Annie and thanks for tuning in,
-Mike & the BEAR family