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 >>
We all know where the go-to spots are for a heavy-handed, no-nonsense rail drink, or for standard curds and tots at a table your mother wouldn't want to eat off of. In fact, sometimes, it seems like there are all too many overcrowded watering holes for the hipper set. Say you're in the mood for a be ... More >>
See Also:Steve Albini on 20 years of Shellac, handling hecklers, and AC/DC's brillianceBob Weston on LCD Soundsystem, Arcwelder, and All Tomorrow's PartiesHard to believe 20 years have gone by since heavy rockers Shellac formed in Chicago in 1992. It began with engineer and guitarist Steve Albini ... 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 >>
They're big in France
Burgers, oysters, and whiskey complete the "man food" circle
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 >>
Was it too lucrative for its makers to warn patients?
Reviews from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
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 >>
Drink like an adult on a college kid's budget
Cans are replacing bottles as the go-to container for craft beer brewers, including locals like Surly and 21st Amendment.
The reflective woodsman will be sharing stage duties with... uh... the Indigo Girls, apparently.
Il Divo glitters among duller bulbs like The Girl From Monaco, Just Another Love Story
We put Lynne Rossetto Kasper's latest to the test
Luke, Owen, and Andrew Wilson forgot to feed their pet project
St. Paul tavern The Happy Gnome offers nearly a hundred American craft beers, snazzy imports
With French food and Belgian beers, St. Paul's new Margaux puts a little spring in the city's step
Nocturnal transmissions from Perfect Sound Radio
Does the Pioneer Press have a commercial interest in the proposal for a dike around the St. Paul airport?
Drugs and terrorism: Who's pushing who?
Bobino impresses most of the people most of the time
With their mix of Pygmy chants and hip-hop beats, Zap Mama journey into "the exotic"
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