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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Ready for another witty pop single? Well you're in luck.
The Brooklyn-based XYZ Affair play pop music unironically
The glamtacular history of 1980s heavy metal in the Twin Cities
New Uptown hotspot restaurant Miami is retro Scarface meets Go-Go's bliss: Cool like neon, hot like cuties, silly and fun as kids
Who wants to spend her vacation replacing a corpse and dancing with a stiff?
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 >>
The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.
We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.
Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.
The local bowling comedy series Let's Bowl turns gutter balls into ratings strikes