3 months ago | Farewell
At age six, I wanted to play professional soccer when I grew up. At seven, I dreamed of becoming an editorial cartoonist. At 15, I considered politics. At 20, I finally started heeding suggestions that I should write about music for a living. At s...
3 months ago | Film and TV
The plucky, energetic guys in Hippo Campus had their biggest show yet this week. Following a busy SXSW and signing to New York label Grand Jury, the Woodbury-bred indie-rock foursome made their network TV debut on Conan the evening of Tuesday, Mar...
3 months ago | Just Announced
The Memorial Day Weekend bliss ahead is taking shape with the announcement of the yearly Memory Lanes Block Party lineup. On May 23-24, South Minneapolis's most-punk bowling alley will host 18 bands and five DJs. Tickle Torture, who have emerged a...
3 months ago | The Purple One
Is my time as valuable as Prince's? Certainly not, said a journalist to himself as he drove 35 miles an hour on an ice-and-slush mixture that had already claimed several victims along Highway 212. Any of the ditch-nestled cars could've been headin...
4 months ago | Record Store Day
Hymie's Records was named Best Record Store Day Location last year for good reason. For the fifth year, the pride of Longfellow and beyond will host another huge block party on April 18 with a slate of 14 acts planned for the indoor and outdoor st...
4 months ago | A Compelling Visual
As the symptoms of winter subside, Art-A-Whirl weekend approaches. In recent years, the NEMAA-organized showcase of some of the best local visual art talent has become a time for unofficial AAW block parties that conveniently coincide with the off...