Enough with all of the endless chatter about the best hair bands of all-time. What about the best "Bear" bands? While listening to Bear In Heaven's new album, Time Is Over One Day Old, I was struck by the proliferation in "Bear" band names. What exactly drives this musical fascination with these fur ... More >>
There are few things we love more than a small local business making the big leagues, and this week, we caught wind that the local dining event, Dinner on the Farm, will be expanding in a big way. They've teamed up with New York's premier craft brewer, Brooklyn Brewery, to take their event on the ro ... More >>
Good food, good beer, and good people: That's what Brooklyn Brewery's Mash is all about. Sometimes it's hard to explain the way in which food draws communities together. Whether it's for sustenance or entertainment, food is -- more often than not -- the tie that binds. When you factor beer into the ... More >>
Hey, New York City:You're doing this bike share thing wrong.
One of New York's premier craft breweries is paying the Twin Cities a little visit in a BIG way. The week of June 17-23, the crafty folks behind Brooklyn Brewery are picking up their neighborhood and dropping it off in the Twin Cities for a week of premier beer and tomfoodery in the form of a celebr ... More >>
Believe it or not, June is less than a week away. Cedar Cultural Center welcomes the Howlin' Brothers Wednesday and Brooklyn duo Savoir Adore the next day. Devendra Banhart celebrates his birthday at Mill City Nights Thursday, while LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy plays the First Avenue Mainroom. Fri ... More >>
Beyonce just put on one of the most stunning Super Bowl halftime shows -- easily the best since Prince's -- and it's no shock that an announcement of her Mrs. Carter World Tour follows. The shows begin in Europe in April, and a North American stint launches on June 28 in Los Angeles, and wrapping at ... More >>
Grizzly Bearwith Lower DensFirst Avenue MainroomOctober 1, 2012In more ways than one, it felt like Grizzly Bear pulled out all the stops at First Avenue on Monday night. There were, of course, all the vocal acrobatics and complex arrangements that could be expected from one of their shows. But they ... More >>
The director's latest film feels reminiscent of his classics, but clumsier
Nothing makes for better music than a breakup. Recently moving back to Minneapolis from Brooklyn, indie-folk artist Ryan Traster is getting set to release his 7" vinyl "Cruel Love" -- a song based on a breakup. Treading on soft sounds, snappy beats, and floating melodies, the song branches out from ... More >>
Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
The cozy space that St. Paul's Highland Park residents have long known as Grandpa Tony's pizzeria has been transformed into a neighborhood bistro. The walls received a warm coat of soft mustard-colored paint, and white linens cover the tabletops. Despite having only the one large front wind ... More >>
Success and humility are not synonymous when it comes to many artists, but with up-and-coming Milwaukee singer/songwriter, Grace Weber, you can bet it is. Making Brooklyn, New York her home after finishing school at NYU, Grace exclaims, "Coming home to the Midwest is like getting a ... More >>
Looking At The Ground cover artDada Trash Collage was nothing short of prolific in 2010. After releasing a Rain War EP and the full-lengths Neighbors and Cool Waves Bad Days the recent Twin Cities expat has continued his insane level of productivity in 2011 by unleashing a brand new 7-inch with B ... More >>
Brooklyn Brewery kicks off three weeks of launch eventsIt's a great time to be a beer lover in the Twin Cities. Just as Stone Brewing Co. brings Stone Week Minnesota to an end, another high-profile brewery steps in to pick up where they left off. Brooklyn Brewery of Brooklyn, New York, kicked ... More >>
The Body prepare to pummel the raddest drum kitBetween Pitchfork's eyeball-stealing #Offline Fest and the unmitigated excitement surrounding Kanye West's surprise appearance, the runaround given to badgeholders (the things cost $500 and come with no guarantees), the far-and-wide distribution of t ... More >>
New Yorkers feel a little differently about this Wisconsin tradition...
A Burnsville man allegedly tried to impress a lady by shooting arrows at the homes of his neighbors with a powerful bow. One arrow even shattered a patio door.
An Uptown resident wants you to live in his apartment for a month while he lives in the backyard to "learn hardcore survival skills like Rambo". Right.