Last year, the Black Dog sponsored a massive local music showcase as a much-needed effort to inject a bit more activity into St. Paul's downtown-bordering Lowertown neighborhood. One year later, though, the purpose has changed, what with more than enough activity going down in the immediate area thanks to an influx of Republicans, protestors, and a ton of other folks in the process of bum-rushing a neighborhood they've probably never spent much time in. So this year's Black Dog Block Party is decidedly political, and with the national attention comes a national act: Oakland's guerilla funk favorites the... More >>>