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    Sufjan Stevens Gets Epic and Emotional at Northrop

    published Apr 23, 2015

    Sufjan Stevens With Little Scream Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis April 22, 2015 Occasionally, you go to a show and get completely blindsided by what unfolds in front of you. You expect a decent sho... More >>


    Twin Shadow Outshone By Lightshow at First Avenue

    published Apr 14, 2015

    Twin Shadow First Avenue, Minneapolis April 13, 2015 Sometimes a band gets a show off to a rough start simply because they've had an off day, or a missed note snowballs to become something a little w... More >>


    Why Nine Inch Nails' Fierce "March of the Pigs" Video Rules

    published Mar 25, 2015

    When people ask me which music video is my all-time favorite, Nine Inch Nails' "March of the Pigs" immediately comes to mind. The lead single from NIN's 1994 opus The Downward Spiral was as abrasive, ... More >>


    Why Juliana Hatfield Has Stood the Test of Time

    published Mar 03, 2015

    Juliana Hatfield still matters. To think otherwise borders on irresponsible and is, at best, willfully ignorant. In my mind, the Boston alt-rocker will forever be linked with Liz Phair, who made a bi... More >>


    Why "Everything Zen" Was Bush's Worst Music Video

    published Feb 10, 2015

    I have long since had my fill of second-wave, alt-grunge nonsense, especially poster boys Bush. Why I don't like them has a lot to do with their mostly terrible videos that always seemed like a slight... More >>


    54: The Southside at World Street Kitchen

    published Feb 02, 2015

    Lyn-Lake, Whittier, Uptown residents: You know World Street Kitchen's brunch menu is top-to-bottom fantastic. But the Southside in particular is one for your "can't miss" list. See also: 55: Sh... More >>


    58: Poutine at Triple Rock

    published Jan 27, 2015

    There was a time when not many a diner south of the Canadian border knew what poutine was, much less where to find it. Mercifully, that has changed over the past few years. See also: 59: Nam-Khao... More >>

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