Amidst the recent flurry of lists documenting the popularity of bands and songs by each respective state, comes an odd but distinctive list that breaks down the most favored songs of each state based upon sheet music sales. Musicnotes created a list that they are calling, "Uniquely Popular Sheet M ... More >>
In Gimme Songs, musician Mark Mallman talks songwriting with his peers and heroes. This week, Electric Six frontman Dick Valentine ahead of Thursday's First Avenue show. On the Lou Reed/John Cale song about Andy Warhol called, "Images," Lou sings: "I'm no sphinx no mystery enigma, what I paint is ve ... More >>
Brendon Urie is only 26, but the lead singer of pop-punk band Panic! at the Disco has lived many lives in those years. Turns out that 2013 was a banner year: Urie got married, released his fourth studio album with his band that contained many of his personal stories, had some beef with Fiona Apple, ... More >>
On Sunday, chefs, restaurateurs, and bartenders got dressed up in their finery to attend the Twin Cities' annual Charlie Awards -- a celebration of the best in the restaurant business. See also:Dan Oskey, Best Bartender and now a business man, part 2Corner Table's crispy pork belly, 50 Favorite Dish ... More >>
Yesterday, all Prescott School District after-school activities were canceled after a high schooler in the western Wisconsin community reported receiving two threatening texts from a man he said he met in St. Paul.SEE ALSO: Woman who allegedly sent Billy Joel's daughter threatening emails found nake ... More >>
Sheryl Finley allegedly sent Billy Joel's daughter, 27-year-old Alexa Ray Joel, more than 60 Facebook messages threatening "pedophilia, sadistic-sexual behavior, violent physical assaults and murder," court records allege. And the story just gets weirder from there.SEE ALSO: DNR finds man tied to tr ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.My first record-buying experience at Northern Lights was a bit like losing my virginity. It was a little awkward, a tad messy, a whole lot of embarrassm ... More >>
Wits hosted by John Moe Featuring Amy Sedaris and They Might Be Giants Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul June 30, 2012For this season's finale, MPR's wildly successful radio show Wits, both a throwback to the radio's golden age and also wholly modern, broadcast live for the first time on Saturday night. ... More >>
Holiday weeks are hell on columns like this one. Not because nothing happens, but because nobody's around to report on what's happening. In any event, here's what we were able to find out about what went down while we were hanging Christmas lights, getting sick, and stuffing ourselves full of tur ... More >>
Phil Collins is marginally famous for being the drummer/singer for Genesis, a UK outfit initially known for immersive prog-rock epics like Trespass and Selling England By The Pound, until they sold out and went commercial. He is slightly more well-known for contributing to Disney film soundtracks ... More >>
Dangerous Intersections V, the fifth installment of the 4-band compilation series 7" from Traffic Street Records carries only one local connection this time around. That band, despite their non-Minnesotan name, is the Legendary San Diego Chargers, featuring members of Pretty Boy Thorson.
Dinkytowner drama, the Fetus opens online store, Dylan debuts at #1 & next week's best new releases.
Reznor disses Prince, new music from DJ Gigamesh, summer festival listings & NOMO hit the Current studios.
One thing's for certain-- half of this will be the best show yet of 2009.
You're the birthday, you're the birthday, you're the birthday boy or girl!
Can Philip Anschutz lure the likes of Billy Joel and Justin Timberlake back to Minneapolis?
Anthony Bourdain's newest, The Nasty Bits, is perfect summer reading: Riveting to pick up, easy to put down
Gremlin's 'On the Verge' stumbles through time
Making a Good Impression with Celebrity Impersonator Dale Preston
"Used to Love U," "Ordinary People," "Number One"
A blow-by-blow account of Mark Mallman's agonizing, ecstatic 52.4-hour song
Flaneur tongue-kisses the absurd; Nautilus breaks up to make up
Workers say they can't get a fair shake from one of Minneapolis's most posh hotels
Sonic Youth and Stereolab redefine the intimate grammar of rock, again
After leaving House of Pain, rapper Everlast discovers the hardships of an endangered middle class
A tale of two CDs