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  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The Black Keys announce 2014 tour dates -- Minneapolis in October

    The Black Keys have just unveiled extensive plans for a 2014 world tour that stretches for most of the rest of this year. The dates are in support of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney's forthcoming eighth album, Turn Blue.Ever-changing, the Keys are toying with psychedelic rock on their newest single, ... More >>

  • News

    April 30, 2014

    War of the Geeks: Comic Con storms Minneapolis

    Wizard World reinterprets the “comic con” and brings it to the masses, but Twin Cities retailers aren’t going down without a superhero-sized fight

  • Restaurants

    April 23, 2014

    Culinary adventures with strange foods in the Twin Cities

    We bite into uncharted territory from testicles to urchins

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Fleetwood Mac 2014 reunion dates with Christine McVie -- tour launch in Minneapolis

    For all of the volatile conversation within pioneering rock and pop act Fleetwood Mac, there's plenty of disagreement among fans too. With Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie all significantly shaping the vocal contributions of the group, it's hard not to pick favorites. Following ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Minnesota's camel milk black market

    It felt like a drug deal. "Stay in the car. I'll be right back." We were sitting in the back of a limousine, our fingers crossed that this would be our last stop. It had been three days, and we hadn't seen a trace of the elusive substance. "Turn the music up. What CD is he playing?" We nodded our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Katy Perry 2014 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in August

    Wildlife and John Mayer enthusiast Katy Perry will embark on an enormous North American tour later this year. The 46-city trek is in support of Prism, her third album of songs constructed with the help of pop hitmakers like Max Martin and Dr. Luke. The most notorious of the batch thus far being the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Numero Group's Jon Kirby on Purple Snow: Everybody deserves to be celebrated

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Prince announces 2014 tour dates -- including week-long Minnesota Celebration

    For all of the hype surrounding Prince in 2013, it looks like 2014 is actually going to be much bigger. The Purple One has just announced a full-scale North American tour in stadiums across the U.S. and Canada. Compared to his 2012-13 Hit N' Run dates, and several hastily announced Minnesota gigs, t ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Drake unveils 2013 U.S. tour dates with Miguel -- Minneapolis in October

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Justin Timberlake reveals The 20/20 Experience World Tour dates

    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

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Swissted poster book revisits classic Replacements and Hüsker Dü shows

    If the drool-worthy posters shown above haven't already pulled you in, the rest of the story of Swissted: Vintage Rock Posters Remixed and Reimagined certainly will. Just released this month, the book features 200 freshly created concert posters recalling the nascent shows of some of the finest unde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Pink adds 2013 North American tour dates -- St. Paul in March

    Pink is the latest stadium-sized pop star to add to what is going to be a busy early part of 2013 with a fresh tour. Lady Gaga's coming. Rihanna's coming! She's taking her brand-new sixth album, The Truth About Love, on the road for 25 dates throughout North America between February 13 and March 28. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Mumford and Sons release new single, "I Will Wait," to adoring sighs

    See Also:Mumford and Sons releasing new record, be still our beating heartsThe 4onthefloor releases "Mumford & Sons Crap"The Current Effect, in progressIn the midst of an endless, grueling tour schedule, long, sweaty nights playing sold-out shows, and causing hearts across the country to quiver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Bassnectar unveils 2012 North American tour dates: Minneapolis in November

    See Also:Bassnectar at Epic: Halloween costumes and crazinessBassnectar blows up the VarsityAfter a headlining slot at Lollapalooza next week, the sonic thrust of Bassnectar takes over North America this fall. Every bit of junk in Target Center's trunk is gonna get rattled in the process.Touring on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Mumford and Sons releasing new record, be still our beating hearts

    See Also:The 4onthefloor releases "Mumford & Sons Crap"Interview: Mumford & Sons' Marshall Winston chats backstageThe Current Effect, in progressIt's finally happening. Three years ago, Mumford and Sons released their debut album Sigh No More, and hoedown enthusiasts (and Current listeners) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    One Direction return to Minnesota on 2013 U.S. tour

    Just so we're all caught up, One Direction is a British boy band. They are an extremely popular British boy band who got a springboard from the talent competition The X-Factor. So popular, in fact, that they can fill New York's Madison Square Garden with little more than a couple of grins from their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    The Munchies food awards include several local nominees

    The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're  judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    St. Vincent rebukes crowd during Pearl Jam cover, adds First Ave. show

    ​Those of you who didn't get a chance to see St. Vincent's entrancing sold-out performances at the Walker in October (and even those of you who did) now have another opportunity to see Annie Clark and company bring the songs of Strange Mercy to life, as St. Vincent have just announced a stop a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Jane's Addiction announce local show at the Brick, a new Minneapolis nightclub

    ​Those of you who saw Jane's Addiction's tour announcement yesterday probably asked the same question that many other local residents did when they saw the venue listed next to the Minneapolis date on March 19th -- What the hell is the Brick? It turns out that the Brick is a new Minneapolis ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Minneapolis dogs 7th worst in U.S. for attacking mail carriers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Sade reveals Minneapolis date: August 9 at the Target Center with John Legend

    ​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.

  • News

    March 9, 2011

    Buffalo Wild Wings and the triumph of the chicken wing

    How a regional delicacy took over fast casual dining

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    We Are the Willows tour diary, Vol. 6

    Photos by Peter Michael Miller​The last couple weeks have sorta been like one weird vacation.  I haven't played a ton of shows, and I think I've found myself on the beach about three times.  I've been at a drug abuse awareness festival.  I saw all the sights in Washington, D.C.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Bill Clinton raking in campaign cash for Mark Dayton

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Bedbugs infest Minneapolis: The creepy facts

    Image via WikipediaBed bugs: Snuggle up to one in Minneapolis​In 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.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Black Blondie tour kick-off show tonight

    ​Black Blondie are preparing to embark on a tour that will take them through the Southeast corner of the country this month, and to ensure a proper send-off they will be playing a hometown kick-off show tonight at the XYandZ Gallery (3258 Minnehaha Ave. S.) with DJ Turtleneck. Tonight's show is $5 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Minneapolis Somalis testifying before Congress

    As the FBI continues to investigate Islamist extremists recruiting young Somali men in the Twin Cities, two Minneapolis Somalis are scheduled to testify before Congress.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008
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    October 27, 2008

    Cub Goes Green

    leed.jpg A new Cub Foods store in St. Paul is set to earn the environmentally friendly LEED Gold certification.

  • Music

    April 16, 2008

    RJD2 keeps 'em guessing

    Year after year, the DJ delivers

  • Arts

    January 19, 2005

    And on the Ninth Day Sean Rested

    A blow-by-blow account of Slug's weeklong stand in the 7th St. Entry

  • News

    July 28, 2004

    I Hate 1984

    The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.

  • Arts

    February 11, 2004

    Mo Money, Mo Problems

    If Malik Mo-Man Mohamed really is a rising Somali rap star, why doesnt anyone know where he is?

  • Arts

    October 9, 2002

    Crossing Over with Vincent Mantsoe

    The spirit moves through a South African dancer

  • Books

    August 21, 2002

    Miracle on Second Street

    A Minneapolis school gets results with electrical sensors and exercise mats

  • Arts

    May 8, 2002

    Welcome to my World

    Globe-trotting curator Philip Bither gives audiences what they didn't know they wanted

  • Books

    February 28, 2001

    Bonhomie and the Blues

    A new book of correspondence between writers Carl Van Vechten and Langston Hughes chronicles a black and white friendship--and all the shades of gray

  • Books

    September 13, 2000

    Dirty Tricks

    Minnesota's Fair Campaign Practices Act was designed to ensure fair elections. Critics say it's unconstitutional.

  • News

    August 11, 1999
  • Feature

    September 1, 1998
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    March 25, 1998

    Shuttering Slyder Central

    With no room for a drive-thru, White Castle says it can't turn a profit on its tiny outlet at 36th and Lake in Minneapolis. The store at Lake and Blaisdell might be next.