By Daniel HopkinsWelcome to Ask a Failed Musician, in which I will help struggling musicians make sense of their careers and even offer some advice. Whether or not it will work, who knows? It obviously didn't work for me. But then again, I was on Kimmel once, so there's that.A musician responded to ... More >>
Picture it: one minute you're soaring through the skies with your fly, feathered friends, and then the next minute you're all stone dead and plummeting down to Earth like oversized, tar-coated hailstones. Why? It almost doesn't even matter why. No explanation - rational or irrational - is any mat ... More >>
Local power-pop quartet mean business
Image by raleighwoman on FlickrWatch out!Hide your car and hide your keys, because a thief or thieves are apparently breaking in on everybody in a few select neighborhoods. Eighty cars have been broken into since the beginning of November, according to Minneapolis police. That's right--80 cars, ... More >>
So a federal judge shut peer-to-peer service LimeWire down. So fucking what? Suck it up. Join eMusic. Spring for an iTunes gift card. Patronize your local mom 'n' pops while you still can, or cruise the shrinking Best Buy/Wal-Mart music sections.
Raymond Ernest Cesmat is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conductWhile our senators scratch their heads over Facebook privacy and safety worries, a 12-year-old girl from South St. Paul just stepped up to show us adults how to use the technology the right way. She used a ... More >>
(Photo by Sarah Nienaber)Fourth of July isn't complete without the Soap Factory's Ten Second Film Fest. This year's amateur filmmakers have slaved away on their camera phones, iPods, laptop cameras to create films so succinct you don't need more than a blink of an eye to appreciate them.
Thong boySteven Whitten, the guy caught on tape last year running away from a woman's apartment near the University of Minnesota while wearing nothing but a woman's thong, won't be going to jail, but he will be going to see a psychiatrist. But if he pull a stunt like that again, it's bye bye ... More >>
(Yes, I took this amazing picture at last year's event)Attention amateur filmmakers: The Soap Factory is once again hosting the Ten Second Film Festival after the Fourth of July fireworks. In order to do this, they're going to need films to screen. It's time to bust out your camera phone and g ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkSolid Gold at SXSW 2010While in the midst of one of their first multi-city US tours, Minneapolis dance-pop quintet Solid Gold received a hard blow. Their van was broken into and half of their gear was stolen, including a few very essential pieces from their live show, which reli ... More >>
Our first guess? A song by HEALTH, naturally.
Don't even think about your pending Christmas credit card bill. All of the following stuff is free.
Business is good at Minneapolis-St. Paul International.
A robber that breaks into his neighbors home multiple times and decides to take some food for the road? Now we like this guy.
You want an angry grandpa post? We'll give you an angry grandpa post.
Big Trouble's favorites could teach all of us a few things about behaving musically.
A Wisconsin couple is going to trial after allegedly selling their newborn girl to a woman in Missouri for $6,000. Sounds like this couple got ripped off.
The time has come to purify our hearts and minds of the guilty pleasures in our iPods. You could be next.
Gimme Noise offers four helpful hints about how to hate on the scourge of the music underworld.
The Chicago music critics opine on writing, journalism, iPods, and the future of the industry.
Guess what color it is?
The album that ruined sampling for everyone will get a brush up and a full-fledged re-release. Is it a necessary face-lift or 20th anniversary cash-in?
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Is the free Atmosphere worth the price?
There are two kinds of pack animals at the dog park
Pre-Black Friday Bah-Humbuggery How long will you be paying for Junior's iPod? The fine folks at Lutheran Social Services' Financial Counseling Service are experts in the art of monetary tough love, and they think you should know: Paying 8 percent in interest and making a minimum payment of $10 a ... More >>
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THESE DAYS A submerged island that could be the source of the Atlantis myth was hit by a large earthquake and tsunami 12,000 years ago, a geologist has discovered. Oil expert Craig Smith predicts gas prices will skyrocket next year, jumping to five bucks a gallon. Apple took too long to file a pa ... More >>
THESE DAYS Under a new Dallas, Texas, ordinance, charities and churches will be allowed to serve food to the homeless only at approved locations. Violations will be punishable by fines of $200 to $2,000. The Federal Communications Commission has hired as an advisor an anti-pornography activist an ... More >>
What are those little white boxes with wires telling us to do?