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 >>
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 >>
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