Autoptic Festival: Audible

featuring Low (acoustic), David Bazan, Rana May and The Hand
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 8:30pm

Standing show; all ages

Autoptic Festival: Audible poster detail

AUTOPTIC: AUDIBLE is the music event held in conjunction with the 2-day Autoptic  “festival of independent culture” held AUGUST 8 and 9 at Aria in downtown Minneapolis. With the stated goal of celebrating the independent creation of art across genres and mediums, AUTOPTIC: AUDIBLE features comedian (and winner of Minneapolis’ “Funniest Person with a Day Job” contest) Rana May, musician David Bazan, Low performing a very special all-acoustic set, and local (very loud) weirdos The Hand.

(approximate set times)
8:00 -- Doors
8:30 -- Rana May (stand-up)
9:00 -- David Bazan
10:00 — Low (special all-acoustic set) 
11:00 --The Hand 

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: 12 noon Wed July 29
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during events (no fee; cash, check, credit card), Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), or Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee)
  • Online: Ticketfly (typically $2--$3 fee/ticket) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page) until 5pm day of show
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).


Low, photo by Sara Kiesling
C’mon is the shortest title of any Low album, which seems fitting, as it also ranks among the most succinct and straightforward entries in their variegated discography. Singer-guitarist Alan Sparhawk has even perfected the “elevator pitch” for C’mon: “...
David Bazan with van
David Bazan was, for many years, the songwriter and driving force behind the acclaimed band Pedro the Lion, building a dedicated following and selling a couple hundred-thousand albums. After a decade helming the project, he found himself embroiled in a major...
Rana May portrait
Rana May’s deadpan delivery and punk rock sensibility make her comedy stand out like a banana on pizza. She has a self-proclaimed issue with authority – but loves dogs – which is why she is so deeply conflicted about police dogs. Rana’s background is in...
The Hand is Zak Sally, Shawn Walker and Dale Flattum.

Major Funders

The McKnight FoundationTarget

Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota