It's Labor Day at the Minnesota State Fair, and Stewart Woodman is vying for the public's attention. Three days earlier, he challenged fairgoers to crash his cooking demonstration with "the craziest Woodman story." No one does. Instead, the crowd eagerly lines up for a taste of his chicharron and ... More >>
The Black Keys have just unveiled extensive plans for a 2014 world tour that stretches for most of the rest of this year. The dates are in support of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney's forthcoming eighth album, Turn Blue.Ever-changing, the Keys are toying with psychedelic rock on their newest single, ... More >>
For all of the hype surrounding Prince in 2013, it looks like 2014 is actually going to be much bigger. The Purple One has just announced a full-scale North American tour in stadiums across the U.S. and Canada. Compared to his 2012-13 Hit N' Run dates, and several hastily announced Minnesota gigs, t ... More >>
English folk-punk journeyman Frank Turner has seen his stock skyrocket over the past few years, especially in his beloved home of the U.K., where's he's now selling out arenas and moonlighting in Olympics opening ceremonies. Not bad for a foul-mouthed, tattooed ne'er-do-well who made his first mark ... More >>
In St. Paul for government business, Allen wound up behind bars.Mike Allen, a member of the Alberta Legislative Assembly, resigned from the Progressive Conservative Caucus (could you imagine a more self-contradictory name for a political group?) after he became the latest public figure ensnared in t ... More >>
As any die-hard Bob Dylan fan knows, his studio albums represent a fraction of his prolific creative output. Many of Dylan's gems never received an official release until years after they were recorded, whether through the Bootleg Series or the Basement Tapes, but many legendary sessions remain avai ... More >>
It would've been impossible for Nine Inch Nails to give up for good. Trent Reznor and his electronic/industrial cohorts are heading back on the road later this year in support of the first NIN studio recordings in half a decade. Hesitation Marks will be out via Columbia Records on September 3, and y ... More >>
Minnesota United FC took home its first victory of the season Saturday afternoon, beating Edmonton 2-0 at the Metrodome. It was the team's second game since rebranding from the Stars (they tied against San Antonia two weeks ago). Forward Simone Bracalello scored 31 minutes into the game on a penal ... More >>
By Reyan AliSee Also:Dirty Projectors and Purity Ring at First Avenue, 7/15/12While Megan James and Corin Roddick have collaborated as the increasingly popular Purity Ring for only a couple of years, they've already firmly established one trait about the band: Mystery is where it's at. Shrines -- th ... More >>
See Also:Bassnectar at Epic: Halloween costumes and crazinessBassnectar blows up the VarsityAfter a headlining slot at Lollapalooza next week, the sonic thrust of Bassnectar takes over North America this fall. Every bit of junk in Target Center's trunk is gonna get rattled in the process.Touring on ... More >>
Brock Lesnar is sorry for killing all your animals, Canada.Brock Lesnar didn't fight the law, but the law won anyway.The former UFC heavyweight champion and U of M wrestling standout pleaded guilty to improper tagging of an animal for shooting a mule deer buck in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. In ... More >>
Brock Lesnar doesn't need to follow no damn hunting rules!Brock Lesnar was the subject of a court hearing in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada yesterday for alleged hunting violations.Lesnar and co-defendant Chad Stryker were charged with three violations of the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Act, but did ... More >>
Am I the only one who has trouble reconciling the idea that Coldplay circa 2011 is the same Coldplay that released Parachutes back in 2000? Having never seen the group live, I always imagined my first Coldplay show would be in a stuffy theater somewhere, in a red velvet seat tailor-made for sitti ... More >>
Rock 'n' roll hunter foiled by his own videos
Have you ever had moments where you weren't sure if you were awake or asleep? I kinda feel like that all the time these days. Van sleep isn't the best. Don't get me wrong, its cozy, but you can't sleep super deeply when Harley Davidsons cruise right by your window or the Walmart ... More >>
Jacob Seth Cobb is charged with murdering Tamara Lee Mason, his mother. Brother Andrew Quinton Cobb is being charged as an accomplice after the fact.The Christmas Yahtzee argument with his mother, Tamara Lee Mason, was apparently the last straw for 17-year-old Jacob Seth Cobb. Police say he ... More >>
Oil company has friends on the PUC
Compton finished 30th on the 10-kilometer freestyle skate--the best finish of the American women.
Bono and the boys plan to bring some elevation to the new home of Gophers football.
A photograph of a squirrel (seemingly) mugging for a camera is set to be the biggest online sensation to come out of Minnesota since the "wedding dance" video.
Are we now scraping the bottom of the barrel?
The New York Times reports on a Canadian study indicating that parents--at least ones who buy their groceries in the province of Alberta--take poorer care of unattractive tots.
You think winter in Minnesota sucks? Friend, you don't know anything about winter in Minnesota.
You thought Bigfoot sightings went out with Pop Rocks and moon boots. Try telling that to Mike Quast, who is convinced the creatures are alive and well and living in Minnesota.
A day at the track with the P.J. O'Rourke of horseracing
Global warming isn't just a theory anymore. Now the arguments are about how dire the changes in world climate will be, how soon they'll come--and what, if anything, can be done to moderate them.