A Flock of Seagulls

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 10/9-10/15

    Plenty to see in the Twin Cities this week! The Barenaked Ladies return to the stage at The State Theatre, while The Skyway theatre hosts Glasgow natives Franz Ferdinand. The Varsity Theater hosts a number of events this week; including Minus the Bear, Between the Buried and Les Claypool. Miran ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Zombie Pub Crawl unveils 2013 music lineup

    The ever-more-bizarre Zombie Pub Crawl is back for its ninth installment with one of the most schizophrenic retro itineraries yet. (And that includes last year's pairing of DMX and the Gin Blossoms) The yearly hunt for brains and Brain Belt Cranium beer undertaken by zombified area youth has just un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Five beach-party bangers, and the end of an era

    Yup, you guessed it: this is the end of this particular road, and 5ingles is headed to that great big blog column scrapheap in the sky. Five (!) years and God knows how many columns later, the time has come to call an end to acid-tongued assaults on dumb pop songs and obscure underground chestnuts.I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    11 little-known Transmission facts on its 11th anniversary

    ​DJ Jake Rudh's new wave dance party Transmission is a Minneapolis institution -- and now a radio show! This Friday, the celebratory nature of the night gets an extra boost as the festivities shift to First Avenue's Mainroom for the 11th anniversary of the weekly dose of retro cool.What we know fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    A modest proposal for putting faded pop stars out to pasture

    ​Phil Collins is marginally famous for being the drummer/singer for Genesis, a UK outfit initially known for immersive prog-rock epics like Trespass and Selling England By The Pound, until they sold out and went commercial. He is slightly more well-known for contributing to Disney film soundtracks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    New Tegan and Sara album streaming on their Myspace page

    Ready for another witty pop single? Well you're in luck.

  • Music

    July 23, 2008

    The power of pop

    The Brooklyn-based XYZ Affair play pop music unironically

  • Feature

    March 19, 2008

    Sex, Drugs, & Awesome Hair

    The glamtacular history of 1980s heavy metal in the Twin Cities

  • Restaurants

    May 30, 2007

    Vice City Party

    New Uptown hotspot restaurant Miami is retro Scarface meets Go-Go's bliss: Cool like neon, hot like cuties, silly and fun as kids

  • Sports

    June 22, 2005

    Summer's Camp

    Who wants to spend her vacation replacing a corpse and dancing with a stiff?

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2005

    May I have this lance?

    Summer TV goes on a killing spree If you thought primetime TV couldn't get any worse, this summer's schedule of last-ditch-effort reality shows might be what brings you to an early grave. Tonight, ABC premieres Dancing with the Stars, where couples composed of one D-list "celeb" compete in ballroom ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2004

    I Hate 1984

    The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Local Music Yearbook '03

    We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.

  • Music

    May 7, 2003
  • News

    December 29, 1999

    A Power of Ten

    Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.

  • Sports

    May 26, 1999


    The local bowling comedy series Let's Bowl turns gutter balls into ratings strikes