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  • British Arrows Awards

    published November 30, 2011

    The name might be different—the British Arrows Awards were known through last year as the British Television Advertising Awards—but... More >>

  • The Trashy Little X-Mas Show

    published December 21, 2011

    There's two grand holiday traditions in downtown Minneapolis, and only one of them involves elbowing through skyway crowds as you gawk down at... More >>

  • D.R.I.

    published November 30, 2011

    Back in the great punk-metal wars of the mid '80s, when hardcore kids were beating on longhairs in the pit and heshers boggled at Black Flag's... More >>

  • Waka Flocka Flame

    published November 30, 2011

    If you want to see a hip-hop purist's brow furrow, just bring up Waka Flocka Flame. Last year's Flockaveli was a cult smash among rap... More >>

  • Found Footage Festival vs. Found Magazine

    published November 9, 2011

    Some things just aren't meant to last. Cable-access call-in shows, oddly phrased "LOST PET" flyers, instructional videos for obsolete... More >>

  • Kings Go Forth

    published October 5, 2011

    The further away we get from the '70s, the more the idea of bringing them back starts to splinter into increasingly specific factions. On one side... More >>

  • Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival

    published September 7, 2011

    Anybody who remembers the dismal '80s-era all-brick incarnation of Mears Park must have the occasional is-this-really-happening moment looking at... More >>

  • E.L.nO.

    published August 24, 2011

    For far too long we've been told that Electric Light Orchestra were insufferable '70s cheese, a bloated prog-rock monstrosity that valued... More >>

  • Nachito Herrera

    published August 17, 2011

    Nachito Herrera has taken an eventful route from Cuba to Minneapolis -- a child prodigy at 12 performing Rachmaninoff with the Cuban Symphony... More >>

  • The 8th Annual Dillinger 4th of July

    published June 29, 2011

    If you're looking for patriotic fervor in the music of Twin Cities punk icons the Dillinger Four, well, they ain't exactly Lee Greenwood. And good... More >>

  • North Sklars: Randy Sklar on sports and the appeal of Minnesota
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    North Sklars: Randy Sklar on sports and the appeal of Minnesota

    published Jun 15, 2011

    ​The Sklar Brothers have been doing their thing for so long that the initial novelty of them being twin-brother comics has eventually given way to a deeper, more significant identity as two of the f... More >>

  • Rebel Rebel: Rock for Pussy VIII

    published June 8, 2011

    A tradition based on a somewhat inexplicable juxtaposition -- inexplicable, at least, if you discount any deeper connection to 1982's "Cat People... More >>

  • Six Months to Live: Season 7

    published June 1, 2011

    The rise-and-fall life cycle of a band seems to have shrunk in the last decade's worth of internet acceleration, and it seems like the time... More >>

  • Kyle Kinane: the Macho Man of sadness
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    Kyle Kinane: the Macho Man of sadness

    published May 25, 2011

    ​As comedians go, Kyle Kinane is a bit hard to pin down: somewhere between rising star and beloved cult hero, bummer-trip self-examiner and observational surrealist, earthy everyman and standup arti... More >>

  • Paul F. Tompkins recounts his funniest failures at the Parkway

    published May 16, 2011

    ​Paul F. Tompkins has this lucky quality of somehow being almost intrinsically, automatically funny. Let's put it this way: he has his own monthly podcast, The Pod F. Tompkast, but he also shows up ... More >>

  • Ohio Players

    published May 11, 2011

    Amateur cratediggers know them for their lascivious album covers, hip hop heads might venerate them for the deathless, frequently-sampled "Funky... More >>

  • tUnE-yArDs

    published May 4, 2011

    In an indie scene clogged with lo-fi solo operators, Merrill Garbus has started to establish herself as the type of musician who considers fuzzy... More >>

  • Chris Hardwick

    published May 4, 2011

    If your idea of geeky comedy involves second-hand Monty Python references and stale-ass Chuck Norris jokes, Chris Hardwick's got a few... More >>

  • E.L.nO.

    published April 20, 2011

    For far too long we've been told that Electric Light Orchestra were insufferable '70s cheese, a bloated prog-rock monstrosity that valued... More >>

  • Five bizarre clips from the Found Footage Festival
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    Five bizarre clips from the Found Footage Festival

    published Apr 21, 2011

    ​In some weird way that almost makes sense if you think about it too much, the VHS boom was like a field test for the internet. Both media were initially popular as quick and convenient delivery met... More >>

  • Found Footage Festival

    published April 20, 2011

    Seven years after they first started putting their horrors-of-VHS show on the road, Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have found themselves at the... More >>

  • Five movies for St. Patrick's Day: 'Tis the viewin' o' the screen
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    Five movies for St. Patrick's Day: 'Tis the viewin' o' the screen

    published Mar 16, 2011

    ​St. Patrick's Day is upon us, and that can only mean one thing: staying at home and watching movies. Sure, you might want to go out and get drunk, too, and maybe watch a parade go by or something, ... More >>

  • Dipset: Reunion Tour

    published March 16, 2011

    In the early 2000s, Harlem's Diplomats crew was in the upper echelon of East Coast rap, not just commercially (Cam'ron's "Oh Boy" and "Hey Ma"... More >>

  • Transmission 10 Year Anniversary Party

    published March 16, 2011

    "Retro" is a tricky niche to slot a dance night into. Usually you've got to find yourself an era and a genre, hew towards the hits, and maybe... More >>

  • Brian Posehn: Farty hesher comedy galoot

    published Mar 04, 2011

    ​There are gifted physical comics, and then there are the dudes who make a good set great just by virtue of looking ungainly and weird. Brian Posehn is revered in comedy circles for his affably lumb... More >>

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