When you've collaborated with Michael Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Prince and crushed it in the Doobie Brothers, can you hang up your hat and call it a day? Even if Yacht Rock, Family Guy, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin will never forget you, the legendary Michael McDonald believes there's always work to be ... More >>
Everyone says I’d do you in a Brooklyn sex comedy
The Chatterbox Pub unveiled a new happy hour menu two months ago. It included new food and drink specials, as well as $2 off everything on their regular beer and wine list. Much of the new menu is familiar happy hour fare: chili cheese fries, pork sliders, pub pretzels. But at the Highland Park a ... More >>
Renovation is underway 7th Street Social, a new bar and restaurant moving into the old Casa Vieja space in St. Paul's Highland Park. MSP Magazine says Tobie Nidetz, a restaurant consultant who has worked with his fair share of local spots like Ike's Food & Cocktails, the Sample Room, and Ry ... More >>
The buzz surrounding Prissy Clerks has grown so steadily that this spring the Minneapolis indie rockers even played a show at Shea Stadium. Granted, it wasn't the same Shea Stadium that the Beatles and the '86 Mets made famous -- no, this was an underground club in Brooklyn that "borrows" its name w ... More >>
The theater company returns after a year-long hiatus with a fast-paced, touching musical trio
What started as a side project where friends could get together to eat, drink, and jam, the Brooklyn band Punch Brothers quickly became something more. The band has toured non-stop since the beginning of 2012 -- they already made it to Minneapolis in early March -- in support of their last album, Wh ... More >>
The CMJ Music Marathon is a yearly underground music assault on New York (and Brooklyn too), and several performers with local ties are making the trip out to the East Coast. Much like South by Southwest, CMJ has a huge industry component attached to the glut of semi-discovered talent lurking in pre ... More >>
A look ahead at the season's hottest films
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our ... More >>
Is this the Manliest Restaurant in America?In between advising readers on how to "Loose Your Gut" and get "Amazing Abs!", Men's Health magazine has taken on a new quest: To find the country's "Manliest Restaurant." To do so, they've nominated several standouts and put them up for a vote, inc ... More >>
Though the Mall of America may be boasting the largest indoor "indie" music festival this weekend, the best bet for Gimme Noise readers looking to get into some air conditioning and in front of some real live independent music is this weekend's Crush Fest at Cause. Headlined and organized by Drea ... More >>
There's a feeling of closeness inherent in Brooklyn duo KaiserCartel's music, and it's so palpable that they can't even afford a single space between their names. Courtney Kaiser and Ben Cartel's songwriting, lyricism, and sense of melody are so interwoven that they become a thing of singular bea ... More >>
B FRESH PHOTOGRAPHYMictlan & POS in NY@CityPages caught up with @Doomtree on their WINGS TEETH tour in Brooklyn, 21 cities into their first-ever all-crew tour. In our exclusive "#TourTweets," find out who got their first tattoo on tothe road, who is the most homesick, and who was missing hi ... More >>
Minnesota's own self-proclaimed "genius of fun," ESP Woody McBride has long been one of the Midwest's techno sages and is again channeling the elusive old rave spirit with part deux of the Bassgasm saga tonight. As he did with Bassgasm 1, the second will lure old heads (who have grown up, started fa ... More >>
Summer concerts are jamming to the familiar hiss of hippie crack
Courtesy Twilight: EclipseAh, the glory of Photoshop's desaturation tool Yesterday marked the opening of Twilight: Tweengasm, and no power in the universe can stop a seething mass of blond 12-year-olds from streaming into theaters across America, where they will squeal in unison for two hours u ... More >>
In the 1930s, a group of writers would gather in the bar of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia. They would discuss the events of the world, literature, and the arts, while sipping pink cocktails. They called themselves, and their signature drink, Clover Club. In Brooklyn, a bar called C ... More >>
Tick tock, stop watching the clock. It will only make you miserable. Instead, fill your head with all the awesome shows you've got to pick from this weekend. Here's our tops: Friday Red Sparowes (Los Angeles) like to say that they're "epic without the bombast and heavy without a single barre ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkSolid Gold at SXSW 2010While in the midst of one of their first multi-city US tours, Minneapolis dance-pop quintet Solid Gold received a hard blow. Their van was broken into and half of their gear was stolen, including a few very essential pieces from their live show, which reli ... More >>
The congresswoman's war against ACORN is largely waged in the press. But down where the rubber meets the road -- the legal system -- ACORN has scored again.
The Dayton, Ohio post-punk band has been the highlight of the festival so far.
An exclusive track off the new Dearling Physique album, which comes out tomorrow.
Bagu gets creative with sushi
Cookie Monster singing, forced labor at a Utah church, Chewbacca's blog, make your own Man-O-Lantern, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
[THESE DAYS] A letter Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had written, prior to his elevation to the Pontificate, denouncing the "Harry Potter" series has resurfaced for our amusement. A Zogby poll reveals more than two-in-five voters (42%) say they would favor impeachment proceedings if it is found the Presi ... More >>