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    October 13, 2014

    What Happens When Musicians Try to Cook? The Halfway Cooks Show [VIDEO]

    In the back room of Spyhouse coffee shop in Uptown, the group of friends who make up the Halfway Cooks cooking show gather around a table, most likely annoying any patrons looking for a quiet study spot. Project manager Darien Washington shares a story of how he once got a parking ticket from an att ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2014

    The 20 best-dressed Juggalos at the Gathering

    Juggalo fashion generally involves great big pants and T-shirts that were possibly purchased at truck stops. Hair is best when it is braided and aloft in the style of Coolio, and everything looks better coated in a thin layer of sticky-delicious Faygo, of course.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Weird Al Yankovic: I don't think I have any true enemies

    For more than three decades, Weird Al Yankovic has turned pop music parody into high art. Always ready to turn a song into a witty commentary on the excesses of society and its stars, he has skewered everyone from Nirvana to Michael Jackson to Coolio to Miley Cyrus over the years. While Yankovic i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Coolio at The Cabooze, 6/1/13

    Coolio With DJ Applejews, The Level Heads, Rob-1 and Anchormen The Cabooze, Minneapolis Saturday, June 1, 2012 It was definitely a "Back to the '90s Bash" as the DJ played songs like Rob Base and DJ E Z Rock's "It Takes Two" and De La Soul's, "Me, Myself And I" while the crowd anxiously awaited C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Why Prince should let Weird Al Yankovic parody his songs

    The undeniably white and nerdy Weird Al Yankovic has received the blessing of umpteen pop musicians for his humorous pursuits over the past three decades. "Smells Like Nirvana" victim Kurt Cobain even called him "America's modern pop-rock genious [sic]" in his journals. As a result, we have a lifeti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Weird Al Yankovic at State Theatre, 5/3/2012

    Weird Al YankovicState Theatre, MinneapolisThursday, May 3, 2012Can anyone make the accordion look sexy? One man certainly can. With a production crew, band, and a collection of songs that spans 30-plus years in tow, Weird Al Yankovic shared with Minneapolis his comedic brand of parody music after s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    30 years of MTV: A personal chronology

    ​Straight up: I love MTV, and I hate MTV, but mostly I can't believe that MTV is still alive and kicking at 30, i.e. the age when it's definitely time to quit wearing sports jerseys, settle into a semi-permanent career, and move out of mom and dad's crib. Wags have been predicting the station's de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Gucci Mane's ice cream cone and other lovely tattoos

    ​Tattoos have been fully in the mainstream for well over a decade now. No one is surprised by much in the way of body art these days - I've got some, you've probably got at least one, maybe on your hand or something. They're probably dumb (mine are, at least).Nope, nothing's really shocking anymo- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: 501 Club farewell and more

    ​The big news this weekend is tomorrow night's show at the 501 Club, which marks the last concert inside the venue before it closes down as well as the last gig for hip-hop duo MC/VL. But that's not the only thing going down this weekend -- here's a rundown of our top recommended shows happening F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Blacula, Bloodrayne, Underworld 3: Ten vampire movies (almost?) worse than Twilight Eclipse

    Courtesy Twilight: EclipseAh, the glory of Photoshop's desaturation tool​ Yesterday marked the opening of Twilight: Tweengasm, and no power in the universe can stop a seething mass of blond 12-year-olds from streaming into theaters across America, where they will squeal in unison for two hours u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart make green brownies

    Snoop celebrates "Christmas Cookie Day" on Martha Stewart's show with green brownies.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Coolio cookbook a holiday bestseller

    Coolio's new cookbook's intentions seem intact, if you can get over all the gimmick.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    The Wet Spot: Creating the ultimate prom night

    Bad cologne, raging hormones and hope. Time for some prom magic.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Instant Mash: Could Girl Talk do it this well?

    smashed.vinyl.jpgIn anticipation of Girl Talk's show tonight at First Avenue, Gimme Noise cooks up its own amusing mash-up titles.

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    August 6, 2008
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    April 16, 2008
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    April 16, 2008
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    November 4, 2004
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    September 3, 2003

    First Love

    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.

  • Books

    November 25, 1998

    Bad Rap

    The Hennepin County library system just wanted good clean fun on its CD rack. What it got was a free-speech debate that won't quit.

  • Feature

    November 1, 1998

    Women's Work is Never Done

    Five new CDs resurrect and redefine the role of diva

  • Feature

    June 3, 1998

    Size Matters

    Little big man: Jakob Dylan's cover of "Heroes" is the most abject mis-reading of a song this decade

  • Music

    November 5, 1997

    Soul Power

    Taking Care of Business: Anita Ashford minds the counter at Soul Survivor.

  • Music

    July 10, 1996
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    March 6, 1996
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    January 24, 1996