• Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Angel Olsen: I'm a humanist

    After stints in St. Louis and Chicago, Angel Olsen's wanderlust has swept the rising folk-rock singer to a life in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Initially gaining traction as a weirdo member of Will Oldham's (Bonnie "Prince" Billy) pajama-clad band, Olsen secured a deal with Bathetic R ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    An oral history of Angel Olsen's early creative years

    "OK, here's the deal: I'm not prep, I'm not punk, I'm not grunge, I'm not emo. The only label I go by is my name, which happens to be Angel -- even though it doesn't make sense when you compare it to my character." --Angel Olsen's profile, circa January 2003. On Thursday, Angel Olsen co ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    October 16, 2013

    Groundswell evolves in Midway

    The coffee shop transforms into a community catchall

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Nine Inch Nails unveil 2013 U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in September

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Darwin Deez's songwriting secret: Couch potato the f*ck out

    Holed up in his New York City apartment, Darwin Deez wrote and recorded a quirky, ten-track ode to failed relationships. Driven by drum loops and laced together by four guitar strings, Deez's 2010 self-titled album gave him the opportunity the travel the world. Now in 2013, he's made the move from b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Morrissey's U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis show in October

    The only person able to be un-delighted about Morrissey's upcoming tour is Moz himself. Given his rep for delightfully dour demeanor, no sweat for the rest of us. The King of Mope has announced an aggressive two-month U.S. tour to finish off 2012, and Minneapolis is in his sights.This could be one o ... More >>

  • News

    February 29, 2012

    Feds fold the cards on the online poker industry

    Sites go dark while players lose their livelihood

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Dawes and Blitzen Trapper to co-headline First Ave on November 4

    ​Roots rock fans, get ready: Dawes and Blitzen Trapper just announced a co-headlining bill that hits First Avenue on November 4th. Dawes will be continuing a seemingly never-ending tour behind their sophomore release, Nothing Is Wrong, which came out earlier this summer. They're also still rid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Atmosphere announce 21-date 'Family Tour'

    Photo by Dan Monick​With their seventh full-length album, The Family Sign, due out April 12, Atmosphere have announced a 21-date 'Family Tour' that will kick off April 20 in Colombus. The tour doesn't include any local dates just yet (the group will complete their five-date loop of the outer areas ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010
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    September 8, 2010
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    August 25, 2010

    Dark Dark Dark issue "In Your Dreams"

    photo by Todd Seelie​In addition to some pretty extensive tour plans and live-scoring a drive-in art exhibition, Dark Dark Dark have sent out the first song from their upcoming record Wild Go.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Peter Wolf Crier to tour with Rogue Wave and Midlake

    Photo by Stacy Schwartz​Though the pair hasn't even wrapped up their current stint with Heartless Bastards, Peter Wolf Crier will hit the road in September for another high-profile tour, this time with Rogue Wave and Midlake. The duo will stop in St. Paul to play the Lowertown Music Festival on Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Yo La Tengo headed to First Avenue this October

    Wear your nice shoes to this show. They're going to get a lot of attention.

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Q&A: Dark Dark Dark

    Ryan Warner catches up with Minneapolis-based folk throwback group Dark Dark Dark as they hit the road for a US tour.

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2008
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    March 19, 2008
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    January 23, 2008
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    September 14, 2005

    Tall Cool One

    How laconic everyman Terry Hempleman became a top leading man of Twin Cities theater

  • Arts

    May 19, 2004

    What The River Brought

    For years, a man who called himself Badger lived in an old broke-down van while creating a monumental work of public art. Then, something went wrong down on the Mississippi.