Twas the day before Christmas and all through the city, the decorations were lit, everything was so pretty. The presents were wrapped with (varying degrees of) care and the table was set for a feast we would share. The roads, they were frightful -- the highways a mess -- it's a wonder we didn't coll ... More >>
It's baaaack! Less than a year after the last attempt to legalize Sunday liquor sales was killed in the House, the bill has been resurrected from the dead in the Senate.SEE ALSO: Study: Sunday liquor sales would boost state revenueAuthored by Senator Roger Reinert, D-Duluth, and Senator Jeremy Mille ... More >>
Country music is a genre of dysfunction -- between the drinkin' and the cheatin', the relentless (and borderline creepy) adoration of one's "mama" and the occasional stint in the can. And yet, for as much as country artists love singing about the holidays, these themes rarely creep into country Chri ... More >>
Each December, you can bet your bough of holly that if a retail space has a PA system, it will pause its cheaply licensed Muzak in favor of Christmas' more expensive, but consumer-enabling, catalogue. Radio stations will cease regular programming for weeks, often witnessing an increase in listenersh ... More >>
It's been an incredible 12 months for Mac Lethal. After the dual explosion of his pancake-rap video and his popular Texts From Bennett Tumblr -- a collection of hilarious texts from his 17-year-old wanna-be gangsta cousin -- he's become one of the most creatively in-demand stars to ever emerge from ... More >>
Christmas: Impossible and Christmas of Swing fall on two ends of the holiday-show spectrum
Country music singers sure do love their Christmas songs. Now why is that? I reckon it has a little bit to do with the holiday's celebration of all things traditional, and down home-y, and old-time religion-y and whatnot. But I'll bet it has a lot more to do with, well, Google with me won't y ... More >>
Jewbilee! is a highly entertaining holiday alternative to Christmas Eve for Jewish people and non-Jewish alike. This new "holiday" began seven years ago when local multi-faceted creative artist/musician/DJ/journalist Danny Sigelman, living in Austin, Texas at the time, was inspired to create some ... More >>
Matt GrommesThis Christmas is the worst.Still dreaming of a white Christmas? A crisp sleigh ride over the river and through the woods to grandma's? Well, according to the weather experts at the Department of Natural Resources, we can all forget it. "Basically, it would take a Christmas miracle ... More >>
If you've tuned into the Current at all this week, there's a good chance you've heard about this weekend's back-to-back New Standards Holiday Shows at the Fitzgerald Theater, the group's annual star-studded performances of jazz-inspired covers and holiday sing-alongs. This year, in honor of their ... More >>
These bears will destroy a pumpkin, or each other, or you, if you want.Okay, so Halloween is, way, way, over now. If you haven't already bought your Thanksgiving turkey and hung all of your Christmas decorations, you are totally behind and kind of an embarrassment to the neighborhood. But, for yo ... More >>
The other day, we received a message from the guys in Rockford Mules. ...we ended up writing a Christmas song sorta by accident, and we really like the way it turned out, and then we recorded it, and then we had an idea for a video, and then we put that video on youtube. I think the theme i ... More >>
Christmas rides shotgun
Some brandy with your Alexander? The Twin Cities are alive with holiday festivities. Learn the ABCs of beer, trade in the roast beast for General Tao's tofu, and sip on brandy and cognac this Week in Food. Monday 12/20 You drink enough of it--you should try to get to know it. Learn the ABCs of ... More >>
5th Ave. TheaterDreamboat in a dreamcoat, Anthony FedorovIt's just one week until Christmas Eve and if you're like the Hot Dish you're still scrambling around trying to find just the right presents for family and friends. And then there are all those holiday shindigs, finding the perfect ugly swe ... More >>
Kikugawa and Seven are two places you can get your sushi fix on Christmas Day.We know that most of the world grinds to a well-deserved halt on Christmas Day--shops close, the mail stops, and everyone cuddles up by the fireplace and plays Scrabble while snow gently falls outside and Bing Cros ... More >>
It's always fun digging through the onslaught of mail around the holiday season, especially when we get creative Christmas cards from local bands. Our favorite card to arrive so far this season came courtesy of satanic surf-rock band Lusurfer (who we profiled in City Pages last year), who donned ... More >>
You? You're still parking in the dark recesses of underlighted mall garages, so we're still racking our brains for Christmas pop to get you through. No need to thank Gimme Noise; that's what we're here for, after all.(Rock out to parts one, two, and three.)
Nope, the season's not over yet. There are trees left to trim, stockings left to stuff, decorations still to be hung with care, and because you're a big baller/shot caller - are you kidding, of course you are - it's downright imperative that you figure out where to score one of those humongous gi ... More >>
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Abercrombie & Fitch hoodies for the nieces? Rugby shirts for the nephew? Teddy Kennedy book-on-tape for Dad, calypso super hits re-ish for Mom, Twilight Blu-Ray discs for the significant other? Is this your life, diligent not-early-but-not-really-late Christmas shopper? Sticking to a list ful ... More >>
A jam-packed lineup to keep you sane over the holiday weekend.
12 cocktails from La Belle Vie sure to warm even the most holiday-hatin' heart.
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