Open Mike Eagle's recent album Dark Comedy stands as one of the year's best so far, deftly juggling thought-provoking lyrics, skillful flows, and a comedic approach to create a wholly compelling listen. He also runs his own podcast, Secret Skin, where he talks about some of the behind-the-scenes asp ... More >>
Say cheese: An inside look at the team behind the dairy-less phenomenon
"Erik told me it would never succeed, and so I bet him twenty bucks that it would," asserts a somewhat facetious Thom Middlebrook from a carseat-turned-couch in the practice space of illustrious Erik Koskinen and Molly Maher bands. The "it" he is speaking of is the Real-Phonic Radio Hour, a live mon ... More >>
The Afghan WhigsWith WussyVarsity Theater, MinneapolisSunday, October 28, 2012"What else you got? I want you naked in three more songs," the Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli called to the adoring person who threw a sparkling black scarf onstage amid "What Jail is Like," from 1993's Gentlemen. "I'm not jokin ... More >>
Greg Dulli opens up about vices and the band's reunion
Heartless Bastards are gearing up for the release of their fourth album, Arrow on February 14. It just so happens that Arrow is the band's strongest record to date. It features a more versatile mix of psych, glam, classic rock, porch blues, R&B, funk and spaghetti-western. Singer/guitarist ... More >>
Generation Complex and The Armageddon Experience
Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>
How a regional delicacy took over fast casual dining
Wings: They're worth big money.Buffalo Wild Wings has hit a speed bump in its fast-paced quest to spread spicy bar food across North America. A Canadian competitor has filed a lawsuit accusing the Minnesota company of trademark infringement. Buffalo Wild Wings is adding to its empire of 700 ... More >>
In a zany NFL season, would a Vikings loss or win prove more bizarre?
Is D.C. finally ready to let us toke up?
Can a talented Carolina run game keep us from 12-2? Prediction inside.
What history says of Favre's three MVPs, and the numbers of past winners at the position.
Where will you be on Sunday afternoon?
The Uptown Theatre manager is asking for information about last weekend's theft.
Screw Dick Clark. Let's jump in front of a train and punch a cop!
The tragic death of one of America's most important investigative journalists
Michele Bachmann's recipe for success: Christian piety and not-so-Christian opportunism
Here is the final hour--save for a brief gap while the videotape was being replaced--of the Minnesota House testimony on the Twins stadium bill, after all the amendments had been considered.
They got hassled by the FBI. Todd Rundgren drank all their Foster's. And now they're breaking up. After teetering on the edge of big-time success for over a decade, 12 Rods remember what it's like to be a popular Twin Cities band--and what it's like to pa
Jimmy Jam was a DJ. Morris Day was a drummer. Prince was a kid with a huge afro. Before they changed popular music, Mom told them to turn that racket down.
City Pages writer, St. Paul developer, and helpless lover of life Roger Swardson dies at 69
A compilation tape from the DeStijl/Freedom From Festival--the weirdest songs you'll never hear on the radio
The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
What ever became of Minneapolis's promise to stamp out racial profiling?
I went to CMJ Music Marathon 2000 and all I got was this lousy tote bag
Two playful new novels ponder the possibility of second chances
The Star Tribune's quixotic quest for a new Twins stadium
CitySearch prepares to replace Sidewalk with something more concrete
What's with Kevin Clark's erratic performance this season? And what's Clem Haskins going to do about it?
The Gophers look good for '99. Unfortunately, so does the rest of the Big Ten.
The Vikes' scoring machine sure does look unstoppable. But can the defense get it done come January?
With an easy schedule and the league's most exciting rookie added to an already potent offense, this year's Vikings need to deliver on suddenly high expectations
After an exhaustive two-year study, the shocking truth is revealed: People don't trust the press
Cheap tricks and free advertising: Phil Knight and Michael Moore in The Big One.
Two months into the Howard Stern era, WRQC brings a new marketing man to Minneapolis to continue the assault.