As you can imagine, Boom Island's head brewer Kevin Welch is a whiz with the mash tuns and fermenters. But what you might not expect is his musical bent: Welch is a former substitute French horn player with the Minnesota Orchestra. He wanted to thank many of his fellow musicians -- both for their c ... More >>
There's a great scene from Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese's documentary about the Rolling Stones' 2006 performance at New York's Beacon Theatre, in which Jack White joins the band to sing and play guitar on "Loving Cup," a bluesy track off 1972's Exile on Main St. Midway through the song, White ... More >>
The 7th annual SurlyFest is upon us, and the annual event, slated for Saturday, September 20, might be the last one held in the original brewery. "It's too early to say if this will be the last SurlyFest in Brooklyn Center, so we're just going to treat this one like we have every other SurlyFest," ... More >>
Fast foodies, start your cars. Stoners, ready your joints. Hungover people of America, it's time to slide into those sweatpants, pop a few Advil, and lug your tired asses over to White Castle to try their new trio of Waffle Sandwiches, including bacon, egg and cheese; sausage egg and cheese; and a c ... More >>
Who got game? We do, apparently.It used to be that bison was about the wildest thing you'd find on a menu in the Twin Cities, but as leaner alternative proteins gain popularity, our local chefs have learned to perfectly prepare everything from pig to pigeon. So now that hunting season is underway, w ... More >>
Badger Hill Brewing Company started making beer in 2012, sharing production space with Lucid and Bad Weather in a unique arrangement. Currently the brewery is prepping for a move to their own turf, trying to finalize on a property in the southern suburbs. The family run brewery was founded by husban ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with a Dan Huiting-directed City of Music video for Volcano Choir, who are set to play a sold-out show at First Avenue this Friday. We're also f ... More >>
This week's Beer of the Week is full of fury: Brimstone from Boom Island Brewery.This gorgeous, thick Belgian Tripel smells of banana split and pours out all hazy and golden, which is kind of how you feel after drinking one, thanks to its 9.5% ABV. The Hot Dish caught up with Boom Island's owner and ... More >>
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 >>
He may share his famous great-uncle's last name, but where legend Ernest Tubb was all adorably hokey honky-tonk, Lucky Tubb's style is situated closer to the outlaw snarl of Hank III. The two not only share a similar family lineage -- both carry on their family traditions just as well as they stray ... More >>
Hart: "I got into music for philosophical reasons"
The Old Chicago chain of beer and pizza joints is re-making itself, and they're starting in Eden Prairie. Last week the Eden Prairie location celebrated its grand reopening by giving away pizza for a year to the first 100 people who came into the restaurant. This location is the showcase for what's ... More >>
There was absolutely zero chance that Madonna wasn't going to capitalize on her Super Bowl appearance this past weekend. Although it's unlikely that Madge will be able to pack M.I.A. (and her itchy middle finger), Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green in her suitcase for this May-November excursion aroun ... More >>
Am I the only one who has trouble reconciling the idea that Coldplay circa 2011 is the same Coldplay that released Parachutes back in 2000? Having never seen the group live, I always imagined my first Coldplay show would be in a stuffy theater somewhere, in a red velvet seat tailor-made for sitti ... More >>
Photos by Mike MinehartMachine 22Black Box Revelation with Machine 22, Porcupine and DetourNovember 14, 20117th St. Entry, MinneapolisI arrived during of Porcupines from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, one of my favorite bands I've recently discovered. One of my favorite songs, "Rooftops" from their 7" spli ... More >>
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Clearwater Beer Festival offers an alternative to sold-out local festsDidn't get tickets to tomorrow's Surlyfest? Missed out on Summit's silver anniversary tickets too? Maybe you're just looking to get out of town. Well, beer fans, don't despair. Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has a beer festival opp ... More >>
Steven Williams is a longtime supporter of local music. In 2001, he started the Mankato-based Init Records to release The Vidablue (later Ten Grand). In the ten years since, the label has relocated to Sioux Falls and has issued a total of 74 releases. While he doesn't play in any bands him ... More >>
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Photo by Dan CorriganChooglin' has accomplished a lot in five years. The seven-piece band has branched out from their hard rock/punk roots, expanding their repertoire into Memphis and R&B influenced rock, with ringleader Jesse Tomlinson emphasizing melodies along with the big riffs. After 2 ... More >>
Photo: o5comMelinda Cooney thought no one would notice.Melinda S. Cooney is in hot water with Sheboygan County prosecutors for allegedly filching some $8,000 from the PTA where she's treasurer. Making off with funds raised by hard-working parents would certainly qualify you as Heartless Bast ... More >>
Kathy EasthagenDo your part: drink up. Monday 11/5 Gather at Brit's with members of the Guthrie to honor the theater's smash-hit production of The 39 Steps, based off of Alfred Hitchcock's acclaimed 1935 film. Trivia host John Cosgrove will kick off the evening at 7:15 p.m. with a Movies and Hi ... More >>
It's not yet October, but it's time to fest!What do desperate hausfraus, meter-long bratwurst, and dachshund races have in common? They're all part of upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations in the Twin Cities. So squeeze into your lederhosen and polish your steins: Here are several German-beer-d ... More >>
With Saturday's all-day deal, you'll be happier than a pig in mudThe Muddy Pig, City Pages' winner this year for Best Beer Selection in a Bar, is throwing a birthday party for itself tomorrow, but it's customers will be getting the presents--half-price on all draft beers, all day. The Muddy ... More >>
Drink like an adult on a college kid's budget
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The reflective woodsman will be sharing stage duties with... uh... the Indigo Girls, apparently.
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Even in the Giuliani era, the New York Film Festival brings the beautiful and the blasphemous to American shores
Internationally acclaimed psych-rockers Salamander are a nearly invisible presence on the stages and airwaves of their home town