FRIDAY PICK | Nico Muhly does Minneapolis


At only 30 years old, Nico Muhly has accomplished more than any artist can hope to in a lifetime. (In situations like this, it’s better to not compare yourself to him at all.) Accompanying Muhly to form The 802 Tour are fellow prodigies (and, incidentally, good friends) Sam Amidon, Thomas “Doveman” Bartlett, and Nadia Sirota for an exclusive collaboration at the Walker Art Center Friday and Saturday night. Together, their music “blurs the lines between contemporary classical, deeply rooted folk, and modern pop.” As proof of Muhly’s excitement for coming to Minneapolis, he recently tweeted, “My hands always end up smelling like Ethiopian bread, too, a nice side effect.”