The famed Minneapolis bar bears witness to a city’s coming of age
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterRobyn February 13, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisFirst Avenue was sweltering hot. Even before pixie-haired Swedish songstress Robyn took the stage, the audience was sweating, stirring about with eagerness as members swayed to openers Natalia Kills and Diamond Rings.
Bobby Z, best known for his stint drumming for Prince in the late '70s and early to mid '80s, is critical condition after suffering a heart attack and undergoing bypass surgery. The 55-year-old musician, born Robert Rifkin, suffered the heart attack earlier in the week and underwent the surgery o ... 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 >>
Owners Matthew Foust and Evan Olcott were members of 12 Rods
Lady Gaga's recent spread in the Japanese edition of Vogue was an exercise in tongue-in-cheek banality, posing in a suit and dyed eyebrows as Jo Calderone, explaining how he/she took him/herself out on a date and maybe got it on: "She's fuckin beautiful, and funny, and interesting. I was a little ... More >>
Short on blonde wigs and stuffed bras (sadly), the performance of Dolly's hits was not short on enthusiasm.
New Uptown hotspot restaurant Miami is retro Scarface meets Go-Go's bliss: Cool like neon, hot like cuties, silly and fun as kids
It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present
The music channel finds God; heavy-metal band Lamb of God loses its shit The network that once brought you Boy George and George Michael, and has since become a showcase for frat boys and self-described "future MILFs" attempting to spew more vomit than an elephant, has recently seen the light. And ... More >>
There are a number of New Simon Le Bons out there right now, but only one New Boy George that I know of, and the best part is that he's not all that much like Boy George and maybe a little bit better. (And Boy George was good, maybe even a revolutionary.) Transgender art-pop singer-songwriter Antony ... More >>
You've heard the sound of Heavy Sleeper before. And you'll be happy to again.
Minneapolis's most beloved West Indian cook opens a much-awaited new spot
Gay bookstore A Brother's Touch thrived when queer culture existed behind closed doors. What it couldn't survive was life in the mainstream
For years it has been whispered that the 1976 slaying of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Aquash was an inside job. Now a new rash of accusations aims squarely at local heroes Clyde and Vernon Bellecourt.
The current disco revival conceals its homo soul.
Pet Shop Boys warm up with Bilingual.
Makers who mattered in 1995