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