Saturday night, the Twin Cities band God Johnson will do a live re-creation of Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense, a film known for its energy.
So people who show up had better be prepared to sweat.
Just bring your dancing shoes. You're in for a really great time, said guitarist Jason Fladager, the front man for God Johnson.
The show, which will be presented at the Ramada Convention Center, will recreate Stop Making Sense, a 1984 concert film.
It will even include a big suit similar to the one David Byrne wore in the film.
We definitely have the big suit and will be wearing it when appropriate, Fladager said in a phone interview from Minneapolis.
The suit will be worn by keyboardist Scott Roerick, one of the two lead singers at Saturday's show.
A total of 10 people will do the Talking Heads tribute. That includes the five members of God Johnson. Also performing will be Aberdeen native Nick Brewer on percussion. And some great female vocalists are going to join us, Fladager said.
One of those women is Jill Mikelson, who is known in the Twin Cities for doing a tribute to Janis Joplin. She is also a member of a band called Absolute Groove.
Critic Leonard Maltin called Stop Making Sense, directed by Jonathan Demme, one of the greatest rock movies ever made. Among the songs performed in the film are Once in a Lifetime and Burning Down the House.
Fladager said he loves Talking Heads' basslines, group member Tina Weymouth and the group's simple, minimalist kind of approach to playing music. They're legends and they're people we've idolized growing up and we've always wanted to kind of pay our own little tribute to them, he said.
While the group does recreate the show, God Johnson does put its own spin on the music, he said.
Roerick and Scott Allen are the show's two vocalists. Both have unique voices, Fladager said.
Both do a pretty good job of putting their own take on the show, Fladager said. And then also David Byrne has some really high parts. We kind of split it up between the two of them, so they don't lose their voice.
Saturday's show will be the fifth time God Johnson has done its Talking Heads tribute. The recreation of the Talking Heads concert experience will take up the first half of the evening. During the second half, God Johnson will play its own material.
God Johnson has also done tributes to Led Zeppelin, Guns 'N Roses and Pink Floyd.
Before God Johnson, Fladager was one of the founding members of the Big Wu. That band formed in 1991 when the members were students at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.
In addition to Fladager and Roerick, the members of God Johnson are drummer Royce Rock, bassist Jimmy Rogers and keyboardist Tim Carrow.
Those five men have been together since 2003.
Some of the musicians have kids, and some have full-time jobs. So playing in God Johnson is kind of a fun way for us to just get away and keep playing music and having a good time with people, Fladager said.