April Fools' Day

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    A-Trak at Muse Event Center, 6/12/14

    A-Trak Muse Event Center, Minneapolis Thursday, June 12, 2014 Though A-Trak is probably best known for his hip-hop remixes, what he brought to a crowd of young EDM enthusiasts at the Muse Event Center last night was more like a flashback to the initial surge of popularity in electro that hit L.A. s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Drones at Coachella: Why were they there?

    Remember an April Fool's post earlier this month, about drones at Coachella? Well, it turns out it was prophetic. Those hovering propeller-powered crafts have indeed arrived at Coachella. They could be spotted this year floating surreptitiously above the crowds, during performances by MGMT, Outkast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Tommy Stinson sings lead on Guns N' Roses leaked rarity "Going Down"

    Just in case you've forgotten, Tommy Stinson is a member of two iconic bands of the past half century. In addition to being the founding bassist of the Replacements, he also earns a steady living in Guns N' Roses. As the 'Mats finally reform this coming weekend at Riot Fest, here's a look at another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Greg Jennings snookers ESPN Wisconsin reporter with April Fools' joke

    Most April Fools' Day jokes are pretty lame. But new Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings actually offered up a pretty good one.SEE ALSO: Brian Riesgraf's 'Drunk Vikings Fan Eats Ice Cream With Credit Card' photo goes viral Jennings is a fairly prolific tweeter and has more than 300,000 followers, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Lollapalooza 2013 full lineup: The Cure, Nine Inch Nails and more

    A bit of the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup trickled out a couple weeks ago, but today this year's offerings got taut, dark, and -- most importantly -- official. Though the plan initially was to drop the full, gargantuan list of bands in two more weeks, the timeline got pushed up when a pre-April Fool's p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Top 5 weird food stories of the week: Nov. 13-18

    Psychobizket/Photobucket Not pictured: good senseBacon. The smoky, crispy siren/muse that inspires such devotion that inventors have created bacon-flavored mayonnaise, dental floss, breath mints, and even soda.  Is there anything it can't do? Well, turns out there's definitely s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    WCCO reports Chinatown meat market sells dog instead of duck

    WCCO's James Schugel: Enterprising reporter, struggles understanding foreigners.​WCCO's I-Team broke an investigative story on Monday, reporting that a Chinatown meat market in New York City was buying dogs from Minnesota and selling them as food in the Big Apple.It was the kind of story reporters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Five songs President Obama could sing to drive home our national indebtedness

    ​Let's not kid ourselves: our national fiscal house isn't anything close to in order these days. By all rights, our government should be shut down right now. Congress is perpetually fighting tooth and nail to figure out which budgetary sacred cows to sacrifice. And it's hard to make it through new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    April Fool's gone wrong: Joke wifebeating text reported to police

    me and the sysopCareful what you text​Madison police were not at all pleased when woman playing an April Fool's joke on her sister ended up involving police. It all started when a 55-year-old Madison woman got a text message from her sister Friday morning. "Her sister was claiming in this te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Fort Wilson Riot, Jeremy Messersmith get in on the April Fool's fun

    Photo by Nick VlcekJeremy Messersmith poses for the cover of his exciting new album​It's a strange day, April 1. Every blog post, tweet, and Facebook status update is met with cynicism, every reader's BS detector turned up to 11.But that shouldn't stop bands from having a little fun, should it?

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    The Cars coming to First Avenue on May 17

    ​The Cars announced a short tour today via an extremely brief status update on their Facebook page, sparking hundreds of fans to ask questions like is this an April Fool's joke? Are you pulling our chain? IS THIS REAL LIFE?

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    World's largest colonoscopy party pushes deep into Minneapolis

    agingbutdangerous.comThese women want you at their "pre-poop party".​Ladies and gentlemen, the social event of the season has just been announced, and tickets are still available. For $198, you can join a horde of "aging but dangerous" over-50 women for what is being billed as the world's la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Poll: Would you pay $70 for Tiesto tickets?

    Anna GulbrandsenWorth $70?​DJ Tiesto is coming to Roy Wilkins auditorium for Sound In Motion on April 1 for $60-70 a head, and no, that is not an April Fool's joke in advance. Lady Gaga tickets last year were over $100, as were tickets to see Elton John and the James Taylor/Carole King double bill ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2009

    Michele Bachmann: Crazy like a fox

    The Minnesota congresswoman gives Sarah Palin a run for her money

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Coming Soon: Bar La Grassa

    Exciting news! Isaac Becker and wife, Nancy St. Pierre are partnering with Josh Thoma to open a restaurant in the former home of Babalu. 112 LBV = We Can't Wait!!

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Gay marriage ... in Iowa

    If the midwest can embrace gay marriage, the rest of the nation won't be far behind.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Surly Bitter Brewer released at Common Roots tonight

    Also, are they really, possibly ALMOST OUT OF FURIOUS??? Or is this an awful April Fool's joke?

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Mischke show notes: April 1, 2009

    Join the conversation with TD Mischke on today's 'In The Stream' live from 2 p.m.- 4p.m.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Mischke Mix: Wednesday, April 1

    Despite a flurry of April Fool's gags, Mischke still had time for some local music today.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    April Fools Day the next Y2K? Run for your lives!

    Tomorrow is April Fools Day and the world is probably ending. Computers infected with a virus will join forces and destroy everything in their path. Get ready for it.

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2005

    Stop the madness!

    April Fool's jokes that won't end On Friday, a Web site reported that John Hughes was coming out of seclusion to make a sequel to 1986's Pretty in Pink. The site listed as a source, which takes you directly to, a dead link. As if the joke wasn't obvious enough, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2005

    Fools rush in

    Three's Company spoof: Strib and KSTP fall for blatant April Fools gag According to KSTP and the Star Tribune, the affable goof Jack Tripper is moving to Minneapolis, just like Mary Tyler Moore so long ago. Earlier today KSTP and the Strib reported that ABC was bringing back a remade version of ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 22, 1999