Try telling Will Handke, Mike Steffan, Austin Hinkle, Ross Pomeroy, and Tom Johnson that friends shouldn't go into business together. The five 20-somethings grew up together in Mankato, MN, separated for college, then came back together in 2012 to bake up to 2,000 granola bars per week under the nam ... More >>
Next time you're strolling through Magers & Quinn or Micawber's, remind yourself that you're in one of the most literate cities in the country -- whether you're in Minneapolis or St. Paul. See Also: - 2012: Mpls still third most literate city; St. Paul re-emerges from stone age
Shouting fire in a crowded theater is a crime. So if there really is rioting in Madison tonight, might the editors of The Onion find themselves in legal trouble?THE BACKSTORY: The Onion discontinues print publication in Madison, its original marketProbably not. But still.
Fitz & the Tantrums with Saints of Valory and Ivy Levan Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Monday, June 17, 2013 Fitz & the Tantrums could write the textbook entry on how to turn a Monday night show into a party. Flying high on their radio-baiting new album More Than Just a Dream, the band confi ... More >>
Marah in the Mainsail fuse biblical influences into their aggressive folk music with striking contrasts. The Minneapolis band is getting set to debut their new EP Devil Weeds & Dour Deeds. So much of what makes the album so enjoyable is its organic songwriting. Before their release show at the ... More >>
We've all been there before: Somebody farts, you smell it, and you want to hit them.SEE ALSO: Natalie Kane says "Let's fart" on live TV, WCCO posts footage [VIDEO] But only a select few end up facing felony assault charges for acting on that understandable inclination. Among that elite set is Hector ... More >>
It's impossible to appreciate this time of year, but if you're sick of winter, here's a comforting thought -- in just a few months, we'll again be enjoying one of America's finest tree canopies!SEE ALSO: North Siders upset about city of Minneapolis's tree-planting tornado commemoration According to ... More >>
Joseph Thomas, a 42-year-old Mendota Heights resident, had a sick notion of how he could get America talking about immigration issues.According to a federal affidavit obtained yesterday by the Associated Press, Thomas told an undercover agent he wanted to steal a pickup truck, fill it with oil and g ... More >>
This week, 5ingles tiptoes idly through spring tulips and the wild, weird world of drone, sampling conventional and unconventional takes on the form. It is recommended that you pull the shades down, turn off other mechanical devices in your domicile, and savor the sinuous, scabrous sound of overlapp ... More >>
Jonathan Meiburg started Shearwater as a side project with his then-bandmate in Okkervil River, Will Sheff, as an outlet for material that wouldn't quite fit the sound of their primary band. After 12 years, while Sheff is now solely focused on Okkervil, Meiburg is still dedicated full-ti ... More >>
Between the coasts, Minneapolis is the hotbed of the "organic foodie culture."If you're afraid of oceans but eager to live an "organic foodie lifestyle," then there is no better place in America than Minneapolis.Overall, Minneapolis ranks sixth on the Organic Authority's organic foodie lifestyle ... More >>
By now you've hopefully already seen our cover story on Polica in today's City Pages. You may also have seen Gimme Noise's slideshow and our review of last night's album release show at First Ave. But those aren't the only goodies we have for you.Below the break, check out excerpts from my conver ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonCraig FinnWith Mount MoriahTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisSaturday, February 4, 2012Any Craig Finn performance in Minneapolis is a sea of talking points -- and he went through most of them Saturday in front of an attentive Triple Rock crowd. This is the home of 86 percent ... More >>
The Advocate ranks Salt Lake City as 2012's gayest.Last year, The Advocate got us all hot and bothered by heralding Minneapolis the Gayest City in America.We've apparently straightened up our act a little bit in the last year, as The Advocate's 2012 rankings has the Twin Cities slipping all the w ... More >>
Photo: Steve Neuharth, Michelle LeonReason No. 11: Chefs like Doug Flicker at Piccolo create food that doesn't just impress--it inspires. When Anthony Bourdain last year told his TV audience on No Reservations that his experience at Doug Flicker's south Minneapolis restaurant Piccolo was "far ... More >>
Critically acclaimed band on the indie grind
Photos by Rick MasonNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 6-8, 2011New Orleans Fair GroundsBY RICK MASONAs the searing Louisiana sun sagged through the gathering Delta dusk west of New Orleans' Fair Grounds last Sunday, the electric atmosphere in front of the towering Gentilly Stage arced a ... More >>
Zeke Dahl was turned in by his own grandmother.Last summer, Zeke Dahl told the Austin Daily Herald he wanted to be mayor to "bring America back. I want people to feel like they did after 9-11 when everybody was working together and our country was united." Having come in dead last in the pri ... More >>
Blessed album due March 1
Photo by Marcel HouwelingI recently had the opportunity to sit down with busy Romantica frontman Ben Kyle, who is preparing to release his band's second album, America, on vinyl this weekend, for an interview for this week's print edition of City Pages. Ben and I ended up covering a lot of ground ... More >>
photos from The Minnesota Zoo Facebook page33,000 can of Spam and Hormel chili in the house.October 2 marked the debut of the Family Farm CANstructure at the Minnesota Zoo. In a stunning display of architectural ingenuity, 18,000 cans of Spam classic and 15,000 cans of Hormel chili were used to c ... More >>
Eau Claire transplant discusses band's Minneapolis "homecoming"
We celebrate the big names who've copped to their love of herb.
One could spend an entire day at the fair without eating locally grown food
Bob Dylan to release Christmas album, Bob Mould to play Hüsker Dü songs at ATP & the Sounds announce First Avenue date.
If you vacation in Hawaii for something a little more exotic than Minnesota, you might be mildly disappointed if you're stuck stuffing your face with barftastic meat-in-a-can Spam.
For a new all-ages scene, rock & roll can't wait
Charlie Parr comes out of the garage with album of homestyle blues
Embattled boxing commissioner goes 10 rounds with Satan
Spiritual musicians lead their followers to the boat
Hard times hit the Duluth scene
Lisa D'Amour exhumes eccentric New Orleans sister act
Going around and around and around with Minnesota's RollerGirls
One transit worker buckles up for a long, bumpy ride in her daily strike journal
A snarky writer thinks he's America's greatest living punk
Oddjobs gamble on a new sound, a new city, and a new tour with DJ Shadow
The mayor talks herself into a hole
Public TV's capitol pledge drive
Calculating the real impact of the welfare bill for Minnesota.
Faith & Loathing: On the Campaign Trail With Paul Wellstone