Around 3:30 this morning, a man was found shot to death outside a Super 8 hotel in Brooklyn Center.SEE ALSO: Mpls Hilton female boss bragged about '50 states club,' sexually harassed men, suit alleges The Star Tribune, citing police, reports that the victim's "last gasps [were] taken as he pounded o ... 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 >>
Xavier Battle, a 7-year-old St. Paul resident, is in stable condition at Gillette Children's Hospital after he was struck while riding his bike by a woman who allegedly drove from the scene.SEE ALSO: Teisha Randle was partying in celebration of her pregnancy the night she killed Augsburg student The ... 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.There is nothing cool about the Terminal Bar. It's dingy, it's dirty, it's where you can get a stiff drink at a reasonable price and up until about tw ... 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 >>
It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>
A look ahead at the season's hottest films
Justin Townes EarleVarsity Theater, MinneapolisMonday, May 7, 2012There were a few times last night when all fell silent inside the Varsity Theater, save for Justin Townes Earle. He paced around the stage, wearing a pair of round eyeglasses and a gray suit with a kerchief tucked in the breast pocket ... More >>
He's a blog darling with an interesting name and he's coming to Minneapolis to perform with a few of our own talented artists. Theophilus London was raised in Trinidad but moved to Brooklyn and then, of all places, the Poconos mountains of Pennsylvania. Padding his soul-rap agenda on Saturday at ... 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 >>
Kei TerauchiFollow the finger for yummy tailsThe morning commute is a struggle. With my hair still damp and stomach empty, I head out to catch the bus at Uptown Transit Station. As I sleepily walk down on Hennepin, a sweet and inviting aroma takes hold of all my senses. I look up and see a ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Nato ColesNato Coles has been involved in the Midwest DIY scene for several years, first gaining notoriety with Milwaukee's Modern Machines before moving to Brooklyn and recently settling in Minneapolis. In his first year in the Twin Cities, Coles has established the "borderline ... More >>
Warmy GirlsParker Sprout, the brain and heart of Velvet Davenport, spent last winter recording to four-track his nearly here Warmy Girls, Velvet Davenport's third release on local label well-on-the-rise Moon Glyph, and their first on shellac. These sparse, sun-saturated excursions placably direct ... 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 >>
photo by: Leslie PlesserYou thought that was the last you'd hear or see of them - the outfit planning, the Prince sighting, the napkins. Gayngs is apparently far from over, which isn't surprising considering the invaluable press they've received and the warm critical reception to the record (Pitc ... 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 >>
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 band's strength truly lies in their subtlety, with melodies often just an afterthought to mood, and those considerable talents were on full display last evening.
Check out the Tanlines remix of "Matter of Time."
Bagu gets creative with sushi
Two new restaurants reinvigorate what was a seriously depressing local Indian food scene