Finally! The weather is starting to catch up with the time of year. Just in time for Northeast's annual celebration, Art-A-Whirl. Featuring creative works from all over Minneapolis, the 331 club will be hosting local favorites such as Gospel Gossip, Carroll, Prissy Clerks, Crimes and more. Minneapol ... More >>
Like most of it's traditions of which Sweden has many, Death Metal is a pervasively dark and sorrow-driven force in the the country's music history. With many brands of heaviness in it's ranks the band Ghost (or Ghost B.C. as they are known stateside) stand out as one that seemingly came from out of ... More >>
Back in 1788, poet Robert Burns wrote an anthem that's still more ubiquitous than Montell Jordan's "This is How We Do It" at New Year's. The lines to the kazoo-friendly "Auld Lang Syne" have summed up the "drinking to forget" philosophy ever since. What came in ensuing years is more complex. Now, w ... More >>
Beautifully crafted Scandinavian food that wows
Company moving downtown
As the world cowers in fear of the Great Retribution "about" to befall us, we have to wonder what we're so afraid of. Firstly: if everything is reduced to nothingness tomorrow, then our unexistence probably won't bother us too much. I mean, gnomes and unicorns don't seem too upset about their ... More >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterRobyn February 13, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisFirst Avenue was sweltering hot. Even before pixie-haired Swedish songstress Robyn took the stage, the audience was sweating, stirring about with eagerness as members swayed to openers Natalia Kills and Diamond Rings.
Act One, Too LtdThat's some jail: Chad (Rico Heisler) prepares to break out The all-Elvis musical All Shook Up opened at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres on Friday night, and we were there. Persnickety journalistic ethics precluded putting on the feed bag (hence no review of the food), but we caught ev ... More >>
Local music blog desperately scrambles for picture of Iggy Pop, Anni-Frid Lyngstad in same shot.
The best of the week's mashups including Korn, ABBA, Iron Maiden, the Monkeys, Lily Allen, White Lies, Salt-n-Pepa, and an authorized Annie Lennox megamix.
For once, this season's movies don't ask you to check your brains at the door
Paisley swirls sell, but where is the soul of San Francisco?
A musical about a board game? Mamma mia!
Eighteen thoughts concerning the Hives
A spirited non-conversation with Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt
'Touching the Void' comes close to nothing you'd want to experience
A Swedish director goes slumming in the former Soviet Union
This branch of the rainbow family includes women rebuilt as men, gals who were born guys (some of them lesbians in male bodies), cross-dressers, drag queens, and some folks who say gender no longer means much
With Minneapolis's Dave King on Drums, an Irreverent Trio Turns ABBA and Aphex Twin Into All That Jazz
O Rock, where is thy sting? The Hives have the answer.
What's wrong with the "Broadway" shows that come to town in search of our fans and our fortunes?
Talking love and death with the Psychedelicates
Maria Åhrén Brude's original dolls are startling in their period costuming; Davora Lindner's are engrossing for the anatomy underneath
Halle France has no idea why she can't tap into state services for the mentally retarded. Neither do the pencil pushers who are sitting on millions earmarked for kids like her.
Director Spike Lee makes the headlines by taking the tabloid approach to his disco-era thriller Summer of Sam
Bands are overbooked. Fans are staying home. As the music scene splinters, who's left standing?