As a born-and-raised, card-carrying South Minneapolis boy, I've finally come to grips with the fact that my Twin Cities have got to be the most insecure major urban metro in the U.S. We're constantly fishing for validation from the larger cultural hubs around the country to feed our low self-esteem, ... More >>
It's the second weekend of August and the weather will be playing a crucial role with the myriad of outdoor events this weekend. Friday evening, The Harriet Island Bandshell is hosting another movie and music night featuring Bloodnstuff and Is/Is followed by a showing of Army of Darkness. The Big Wu ... More >>
Thanksgiving weekend is upon us. And while most folks will have family obligations that involve eating huge amounts of carbs then watching football on the couch like a beached whale, that doesn't mean that you can't get out of the house for a little bit of fun.This week in Freeloader is expandin ... More >>
What do we want? BRAINS! When do we want 'em? .....BRAINS!That's right, the time is nigh for throngs of eager young partiers to don their rattiest zombie apparel for the 7th annual Zombie Pub Crawl, which for the first time this year will expand to cover both St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood and ... More >>
Record Store Day, the annual celebration of good ol' fashioned mom-and-pop music shops, seems to balloon into a bigger event each year. Now in its fourth go-'round, RSD will overtake 18 different businesses in the Twin Cities tomorrow--and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has even gone so far as ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkYou know what sound just about perfect right now? The idea of hopping on a bike and pedaling down the greenway and up over that big Hiawatha bridge to Memory Lanes, and then standing around on the hot black pavement with the sun cooking my scalp as my ears ring from some blister ... More >>
With New Year's Eve falling on a Friday this year, the concert calendar is looking downright epic. From freebie shows to high-profile benefits, the selection for this year's Big Night Out has a little something for every kind of showgoer. Here's a rundown of your options for Friday night, broken ... More >>
by Andrea Swensson & Andrew FlanaganIf CD releases shows are riches, we certainly have an embarrassment of them this weekend in the Twin Cities. Here's a rundown of some of the must-see album release shows and other hot concerts happening in town over the next few nights.
Whether you've watched every game half-drunk in the early morning screaming along with some American chav analogues, or you can't wait for people to stop talking about it, the Nomad's World Cup Finals Block Party gives both sides of the fence a fitting conclusion to the month-long competition.
This week is another big one, and the overflow is glorious. In this week's A-List Extra we have awesome MN Fashion parties, a mansion party sure to trip you out, and more.
Screw that $100 cover charge. These parties are free.
This weekend doesn't have to be a turkey. Check out this list.
Celebrate freedom in America.
The complete schedule, minus one surprise headliner. Who could it be?