SU17 Festival Event | Sound Unseen Trivia w/ Ian Rans

  • Muddy Waters 2933 Lyndale Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55408 United States

Join Sound Unseen staff, festival attendees, visiting filmmakers, and neighborhood regulars with special host Ian Rans for a night of Sound Unseen inspired Triviasco at our favorite local hotspot in Uptown Minneapolis!

Date: Fri. November 11, 2016
Time: 10 pm
Venue: Muddy Waters
Cost: FREE


IAN RANS Twin Cities history is riddled with artists who probably should have been huge in their times but didn't quite fit with what their respective industries wanted. Think the Replacements or Rob Callahan. Folks who, one way or another, brushed hard enough against the big time to pick its pockets, but stumbled and fell back instead. Ian Rans has a similar story. These days, you'll find him celebrating the tenth anniversary of Triviasco, his unique take on bar trivia, but his personal brand is broader and more varied. He's worked for Cake Magazineand published his own zine, called Toast, designed covers for Stand Up! Records, rebooted karaoke and seventies-era game shows as bar entertainment, and he's developed and hosted too many live events to list. If you've been in town more than a few years, you probably know about him from Drinking With Ian, a raucous talk show that used to tape at First Avenue. Then again, maybe you don't know about him at all. Although he's had a few near misses with greater fame, most of Rans's career has been one of niche notoriety, appealing to a small subset of the local scene but appealing hard. Think of him like the first Velvet Underground album: Maybe only a hundred or so people heard it at the time, but man did they ever hear it.  -- Rob Callhan, MNArtists.org

IAN RANS

Twin Cities history is riddled with artists who probably should have been huge in their times but didn't quite fit with what their respective industries wanted. Think the Replacements or Rob Callahan. Folks who, one way or another, brushed hard enough against the big time to pick its pockets, but stumbled and fell back instead.

Ian Rans has a similar story. These days, you'll find him celebrating the tenth anniversary of Triviasco, his unique take on bar trivia, but his personal brand is broader and more varied. He's worked for Cake Magazineand published his own zine, called Toast, designed covers for Stand Up! Records, rebooted karaoke and seventies-era game shows as bar entertainment, and he's developed and hosted too many live events to list. If you've been in town more than a few years, you probably know about him from Drinking With Ian, a raucous talk show that used to tape at First Avenue. Then again, maybe you don't know about him at all.

Although he's had a few near misses with greater fame, most of Rans's career has been one of niche notoriety, appealing to a small subset of the local scene but appealing hard. Think of him like the first Velvet Underground album: Maybe only a hundred or so people heard it at the time, but man did they ever hear it.  -- Rob Callhan, MNArtists.org