No one wants to waste their Saturdays on shitty drinks in shitty environments. And there's nothing fun about wasting hundreds of dollars on a night that you'd rather forget. So here are five signs this club sucks... and if three or more of these triggers are set off by the party spot that your best ... More >>
Twin Cities DJ crew Get Cryphy had a pretty huge 2013. A year ago, DJs Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times, Last Word, and Fundo's triumphant five-year anniversary party at First Ave cemented their reputation as the reigning kings of the Twin Cities nightlife. Drawing on the skills they've honed backing A ... More >>
The DJ crew that taught local hip-hop heads to love club bangers celebrates half a decade
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 >>
So far the spring has been a bit of a buzzkill for reggae in the Twin Cities. Both the Itals who were set to play the Cedar Cultural Center in March and the Meditations that same week were to perform in the Seventh Street Entry but had their gigs cancelled. Word was in each case it had something to ... More >>
Carrying the team through good times and bad
MN wine and a turntableNgon Vietnamese Bistro799 University Ave., St. Paul651.222.3301Hours and Details:Monday - Friday, 3-6 p.m. $5 appetizers/small platesMonday - Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.$2 off Minnesota wines, $1 off Minnesota beersBecause Twin Citians vorac ... More >>
Local power-pop quartet mean business
Image courtesy of the Minnesota State FairSo, you paid the $8 to $11 entrance fee, and you saved money busing in rather than parking in a lot, but you're still worried about spending too much because you are on a fixed budget this year. No worries. There's plenty to do at the fair for little o ... More >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterBassgasm 2July 23rd, 2010First AvenueYou could feel it before you walked through the door. The low end was turned up as far as it would go, reverberating through the black brick of First Ave, making the concrete tremble beneath the feet of all the boys and girls ... More >>
Last weekend, Toby Keith opened his eighth I Love This Bar & Grill at The Shops at West End in St. Louis Park. The measurements are impressive: the 14,700 square-foot restaurant has a capacity of 850, and 38 HDTV monitors for viewing sporting events. There's live music (Tues-Sun) and dancing- ... More >>
For a former video-store giant, not such a blockbuster decade
The time has come to purify our hearts and minds of the guilty pleasures in our iPods. You could be next.
Pastor Mac Hammond's suburban megachurch preaches heavenly financial rewards in the here and now — if you've got the faith to give till it hurts
For about $200, an out-of-date PC can be turned into a state-of-the-art digital recorder that will also turn any television into a media center with music, video, and games.
Scavenging used albums and mutilating forgotten vinyl with avant-turntablist Christian Marclay
Yo Ho Ho and 70 Watts: Four Years After Broadcasting From a Tree Limb Down by the River, Local Radio Renegades Keep on Marauding
With a Change in Management and Clientele, an Underground Dance-Music Mecca Enters a New Age
Public TV's capitol pledge drive
Welcome to the world of decibel drag racing, where trophies go not to the fast, but to the loud
You could buy David Bowie's Hours via Internet download. But why would you want to?
Dancing with myself: DJ Code Blue chooses to mix for herself, not the masses