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  • Twin Cities best dance night picks for New Year's Eve

    published Dec 30, 2010

    ​Minneapolis nightlife patrons between the ages of 18 and 35 really like to dance. In fact, it's a common comment from touring DJs that the Twin Cities club scene really knows how to party, which is... More >>

  • DJ Vaski: Meet the young dubstep king from Minnesota

    published Dec 29, 2010

    ​Walking into a dubstep party in Minneapolis is like stepping foot into an alternate universe in the future, unearthly wobbles and schizo tempo wafting through the air along with the distinct smell ... More >>

  • Bassgasm 3 lineup announced

    published Dec 28, 2010

    ​ Sound the airhorns. Another installment of Bassgasm is flying at us like a fervently flung supersized glowstick set to explode on February 18, completing a trifecta of DJ ESP Woody McBride's old-s... More >>

  • Willy Joy brings Chicago vibe back home to Minneapolis (INTERVIEW)

    Willy Joy brings Chicago vibe back home to Minneapolis (INTERVIEW)

    published Dec 28, 2010

    ​As a college student in Chicago and proud Minneapolis native, Willy Joy was one of the Windy City's busiest DJs for the latter part of the decade. He assassinated dancefloors with his merging of UK... More >>

  • Kevin Kramp: Extended interview with the fashion designer

    published Dec 23, 2010

    ​Featured as one of our Artists Of The Year 2010, Kevin Kramp's work-of-art knitwear first caught our eye months back at a local fashion show, where he was distinctly the star.  Here's the exte... More >>

  • introduces new commenting system

    published Dec 21, 2010

    ​ Greetings, readers! Today we're happy to bring to you a new commenting system you might already be familiar with called Disqus. This update's been in the works for a while now and fi... More >>

  • 10 Most expensive vintage concert T-shirts on eBay

    10 Most expensive vintage concert T-shirts on eBay

    published Dec 17, 2010

    ​Hardcore music purists might say it's lame to wear a  concert tee from a show you didn't attend, but there's really no debate if you can get your grubby little mitts on one that's five decades... More >>

  • Dan Monick, Rhymesayers photographer, debuts 'Seven' book (INTERVIEW)

    Dan Monick, Rhymesayers photographer, debuts 'Seven' book (INTERVIEW)

    published Dec 15, 2010

    ​ Seven years ago it was 2003, and if you're not quite convinced that's so far into the past, consider that the Iraq war was in its infancy, American Idol was only on its second run, and Avril Lavig... More >>

  • Heart

    published December 15, 2010

    Achieving an entertaining metamorphosis that took them from innocent-faced folksingers to spitfire rock-'n'-rollers, Heart is one of the most... More >>

  • Meet Jim Sherman and his luxurious mustache!

    published Dec 10, 2010

    ​Jim Sherman had no idea the realm of possibility opened by his sister, Sarah, when she entered him into the City Pages Movember mustache contest last month. After seven days of voting last week, ... More >>

  • El DeBarge, '80s popstar, releases first album in 16 years

    published Nov 30, 2010

    ​If you're under 30, you can feel free to just move right along  while the rest of us nostalgically mind-fondle tracks like "Who's Johnny"* and "Rhythm Of The Night" and digest the idea of a ne... More >>

  • Dieselboy talks drum and bass, fashion, and food

    published Nov 24, 2010

    ​Drum and bass was arguably rave music's most aggressive genre back in the mid-'90s, one so championed in the UK that it pretty much became a soundtrack to its streets; you could almost imagine it s... More >>

  • 'Get Basted 2' at the Loft: Win tickets today

    published Nov 23, 2010

    ​The night before Thanksgiving has traditionally been a big night for downtown nightlife, with promoters benefiting from the freedom a long weekend brings and the notion we're all going to be chaine... More >>

  • 'Show Us Yer 'Stache' and win big this Movember

    published Nov 16, 2010

    ​We give away a lot of tickets to fancy-schmancy galleries and concerts, but today we're announcing a beastly prize pack for the dudes only. We told you yesterday we'd have a breaking moustache ne... More >>

  • Robyn at the Fine Line, 11/14/10

    published Nov 15, 2010

    ​RobynNovember 14, 2010Fine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisEndlessly labeled as a "Swedish pop star" by people who likely haven't witnessed her fierceness firsthand and remember her only for her '90s h... More >>

  • Sceneasota 2010 reflects local fashion prime for growth

    Sceneasota 2010 reflects local fashion prime for growth

    published Nov 08, 2010

    ​Minnesota fashion. For a while, these two words just didn't really appear in sentences together. But at some point in the last five years, the Twin Cities began to carve out its identity both in st... More >>

  • Diplo's Mad Decent blogs Stu Wyles' mix

    published Nov 05, 2010

    ​ King tastemaker Diplo and his Mad Decent label are well known throughout the dance music world, and yesterday the Mad Decent blog shared a bit of their shine with one of our local bloggers and DJs... More >>

  • Lazerbeak's 'Legend' gets the Hood Internet treatment

    published Oct 29, 2010

    ​Few DJs understand what makes a fun mash more than Chicago's The Hood Internet, and few producers display as much thoughtful versatility as Minneapolis' own Lazerbeak. So a sonic experiment featuri... More >>

  • Deadmau5 epic at Epic (Video)

    published Oct 21, 2010

    ​ The entire youth population of Minneapolis was mobilized last night and barely contained in the cavernous downtown superclub Epic, a line coiling down the block in both directions. What were they... More >>

  • Eyedea, aka Micheal Larsen, remembered by friends and fans (UPDATED)

    Eyedea, aka Micheal Larsen, remembered by friends and fans (UPDATED)

    published Oct 21, 2010

    Rapper, writer, poet. Eyedea was all of these things, and on Saturday when he left the world he so fearlessly captured in his lyrics, it seemed there were no words to do him justice.In his 28 years,... More >>

  • Eyedea dead at 28

    Eyedea dead at 28

    published Oct 17, 2010

    ​ One of the Twin Cities' most beloved musical talents has passed away. Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen, a longtime Rhymesayer, singer, lyricist and fixture in the indie hip-hop scene died Saturday, just a ... More >>

  • Margaret Cho gets serious about music, dancing, tattoos

    Margaret Cho gets serious about music, dancing, tattoos

    published Oct 14, 2010

    ​ Margaret Cho's comedic motives, heritage and body type have been dissected more than a pile of frogs in a 5th grade science class. At the end of the day, Cho is a fierce and funny ambassador for t... More >>

  • Trailer Park Boys

    published October 6, 2010

    Trailer Park Boys makes life on the lot seem like one big, long, drunk camping adventure. From the mockumentary's first episode airing on... More >>

  • The Hot Dish is now on Facebook

    The Hot Dish is now on Facebook

    published Oct 08, 2010

    ​ So apparently everyone is out there on this thing called Facebook. We here at Hot Dish have been so busy churning out posts for you that we haven't had a chance to get a page started, but you will... More >>

  • Gary Vaynerchuk at MIMA: Best quotes (Rated R for language)

    published Sep 29, 2010

    ​"The larger the crowd, the more I curse," admitted the man who would be the highlight of yesterday's big marketing conference at the downtown Hilton. Wine entrepreneur and lovably crass motivationa... More >>

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