Without Jon Kirby of Numero Group, there would be no Purple Show: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound. For the label's 50th release, Kirby and his associates dug deep into the local history surrounding the amazing funk, soul, and R&B that was bubbling up in the late '70s and early '80s, and assemb ... More >>
If you talk to the locals, the Replacements are already hall of fame. The non-locals spoke up, though. Among the Class of 2014 nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- alongside Nirvana, KISS, N.W.A., Hall & Oates, among others -- you'll find a recently reformed band that came together ... More >>
Without a doubt, Cher is the mistress of the long goodbye. About a decade ago, it was thought that she was hanging it up with a so-called "farewell tour." Then it was discovered some three years later that her star was brighter and more profitable than ever.If you're wondering why she occasioned to ... More >>
Chart-topping hit-maker Drake has been generating plenty of excitement and anticipation for his forthcoming new album, Nothing Was the Same, with each hot new single released. And now, the Grammy-winning Canadian rapper has just announced a large-scale U.S. tour in support of his new record, and he' ... More >>
J.T. fans rejoice! The former Mouseketeer and frosty-tipped 'N Sync heartthrob will be coming to the Land of 10,000 Lakes on his just-announced The 20/20 Experience world tour. See also: Justin Timberlake beatboxes with Brother Ali Prince & Bon Iver visit Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday Night Live
What do you do to promote a tour of aging boy bands while still trying to titillate a fan base that has grown older right along with the past-their-prime groups? In the case of the upcoming New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men joint jaunt through the U.S., you call it "The Pack ... More >>
The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>
Bradlee Dean has long linked homosexuality and child sexual abuse. For instance, in a blog post from June about Larry Brinken's child porn arrest, Dean wrote, "The news about Brinken's horrific child-pornography crimes followed the conclusion of 'Pride Week,' yet again puling off the mask of the rad ... More >>
See Also:Mayda tells us her survival tactics for life in the Twin CitiesMayda releases music video for 'The Panthers'Twin Cities-based R&B phenom Mayda recently hit the road for most of the month of June on her Boomerang Tour, and jotted down some details and observations along the way. Here's a ... More >>
Prog rock pioneers Rush head out on the road this year in support of their 20th(!) album, Clockwork Angels. Their North American tour runs between early September and early December, and includes a stop at Target Center in the early going.The song to justify this never-ending touring, recording, and ... More >>
garlandcannonYour mail carrier doesn't want to see this.All winter long, Minneapolis mail carriers slog through snow drifts. In the summer they're bombarded by the State Bird (not that one, this one). And all year long they have to worry about mean-ass dogs tearing a chunk of meat out of thei ... More >>
Reclusive singer Sade is slowly revealing all of the dates for her forthcoming tour, and today she announced via Facebook that she will stop in Minneapolis on Tuesday, August 9 for a show at the Target Center with opener John Legend.
Thom Fladung: Back to Ohio.After five years editing and steering the St. Paul Pioneer Press in the midst of massive news industry trials and tribulations, Thom Fladung is moving on. He's been named managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, and will start his new post in mid-February. ... More >>
NKOTBSB on Ryan Seacrest/Dick Clark's New Year's show.Didn't get enough of the New Kids On the Block and the Backstreet Boys on ABC's New Year's Eve show last weekend? Well, you're in luck: The two groups of pre-Bieber heartthrobs announced they're adding a Target Center tour date on July 15 ... More >>
Clinton parachutes in tonight to help Dayton raise campaign cash.Mark Dayton has written himself some pretty big checks during his campaign for the governor's office, so he's probably pretty happy to have former President Bill Clinton in town tonight to help raise some cash from other people' ... More >>
Image via WikipediaBed bugs: Snuggle up to one in MinneapolisIn news that may give you hives, Minneapolis is the 15th most bed bug-infested city in the country. That's the word from Terminix, which based its rankings on the volume of calls to its bug assassins this year.
vet for peaceWelcome to the convention!The Twin Cities could end up hosting national political conventions in back-to-back presidential elections.The Democratic National Committee announced today that it is considering Minneapolis, Cleveland, Charlotte and St. Louis for their 2012 national conven ... More >>
Photo: GoldbergGetting our man onDamn. We're not as manly as Milwaukee, so we'll let you notch one up there, cheese heads. But Minneapolis still broke the Top 20 in Sperling's annual "America's Manliest Cities" survey. The biggest hunk of American manhood can evidently be found in Nashville, ... More >>
We love our place on lists, and a new one just out today ranks Minneapolis Number 1 for good housing prices.
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Photo by Nikki MillerTwo popular local psych rock bands, Vampire Hands and Daughters of the Sun, are preparing to leave on a massive month and a half tour of the US. The two bands are also getting ready to release a split 7-inch (preview the first track on the Modern Radio site), which will drop ... More >>