Just another day in the life of Wiz Khalifa. Early Sunday, Soundset organizers had reason to be nervous when the Pittsburgh rapper was arrested in El Paso, Texas. According to TMZ, about 0.5 grams of a "green leafy substance" was found on him during his TSA check before a flight to Dallas.After he w ... More >>
Fresh off his recent Rhymin' Gosling tour with Louis Logic, Ecid has some even bigger local shows coming up soon: His homecoming show at Triple Rock on Friday, and Soundset. Gimme Noise talked to the rapper and producer about his new road-tested material and his evolving approach to live performance ... More >>
I'm going to let you in on the secret: I don't know anything about music that normal adult humans listen to. Avalanches of culture engulf our entire society while I sit in a grubby basement, hunched over a laptop listening to old Motorhead records. However, on occasion, I'm forced to stick my he ... 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 >>
On the same day that Kanye West unveiled his dates, Jay Z has announced he's bringing his Magna Carter World Tour to North America in late 2013 and early 2014. Still hanging on and dominating after two decades in the rough-and-tumble rap game, Mr. Shawn Carter did it by becoming one of the best perf ... More >>
The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro is one of the country's leading "aspirational cities," according to a Daily Beast study.SEE ALSO: Twin Cities among best metros for the young, broke, and single, study says The algorithm used for the Beast's piece considered economic (50 percent), quality of life (25 p ... More >>
Hospitals, doctors, and drug dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime, but the feds are trying to shutter the door
Beyonce just put on one of the most stunning Super Bowl halftime shows -- easily the best since Prince's -- and it's no shock that an announcement of her Mrs. Carter World Tour follows. The shows begin in Europe in April, and a North American stint launches on June 28 in Los Angeles, and wrapping at ... More >>
Which of the newest tacos in northeast Minneapolis make the grade?
See Also:Slideshow: Totally Gross National Party 2012P.O.S. debuts "Bumper" video via City of MusicWanna be in the P.O.S. "Get Down" music video?"We genuinely believe that all of your shit is fake," P.O.S. exults amid the madness of "Fuck Your Stuff," the latest video to rupture forth in the lead up ... More >>
See Also:Lady Gaga dumps Target over anti-gay donationsLady Gaga at the Xcel Energy Center, 8/30/10Slideshow: Lady Gaga at Xcel Energy CenterEven if Lady Gaga isn't super pleased with Target, she isn't going to take it out on Minnesota. The pop queen has just unveiled extensive tour plans for the No ... More >>
A new study from Rent.com finds that the Twin Cities is one of the best metros for college students who want to find a job, make money, and have an affordable place to live. The study looks at the top 25 markets with the most rental listings, and then compares figures for unemployment, cost of li ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
The mysterious Marilyn Manson has emerged with a fresh U.S. tour in support of the forthcoming eighth album, Born Villain. This is the first Minneapolis show for the band since 2009's stop at the State Theatre. It also adds to the slate of concerts that includes the Shins, Jane's Addiction, and I ... More >>
Thankfully, Clear Heart Full Eyes, the debut solo album from the Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn, doesn't signify a fracture between him and his regular bandmates. It just represents a temporary musical diversion for Finn from the wild, late-night hi-jinks that are prominently featured in his ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzWith a release date pinned down for his first solo album (due out January 24), Craig Finn is embarking on a short solo tour this winter -- including a stop in Minneapolis at the Triple Rock on February 4.
At the conclusion of a summer that will have seen nearly every major touring pop act stop through the Twin Cities, two of the most omnipresent forces in hip hop will cap things off on October 8 when Jay-Z and Kanye West bring their tour to the Target Center in Minneapolis. In a coy avoidance of t ... More >>
www.breastaurants.comA new uniform company claims to be "The Breast in the Business!"Breastaurants--yep, that's really a word--are big business. While casual chains like Applebees and such have been slumping, restaurants that hire busty women to serve their beers and burgers while wearing pee ... More >>
Will the Metrodome be repaired in time?The Minnesota Vikings have released their preseason schedule, which includes hosting Dallas at home sometime between Aug. 25-28. The question is, where will "home" be? More than that, will there even be a season, let alone a preseason?
This summer's arena calendar is already filling up, with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Journey coming to the Xcel, plus shows by Usher, Rihanna, Sade, and the aging pop version of Voltron, NKOTBSB, coming to the Target Center. To add to the spectacle, Britney Spears is throwing her hat in the rin ... More >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled
The great American game is another chance to foist false research on a gullible media
Photo by Nikki MillerTime to enter into the musty depths of your closet and find that old acid-washed jean jacket and tattered rock tee (or just head to Hot Topic, I guess) -- you're going to have the perfect place to wear that stuff this summer. As if the State Fair weren't already the ideal sp ... More >>
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
Photo: mistergoletaSex: It's what they're doing in St. Paul.When it comes to being a "Hotbed of Sex," St. Paul comes out on top of Minneapolis. But is that really where it wants to be? The criteria for the ranking in the latest edition of Men's Health magazine included condom sales, birth ra ... More >>
Day two of the National Poetry Slam held another set of preliminary bouts. Across the downtown area groups of four teams battled it out for first place and a spot in Friday's semifinal round. For day two City Pages camped out at Wild Tymes for the evening. The first bout featured teams from A ... More >>
The Lilith Fair was born of an odd doldrum in popular, female-fore music; the bulk of headliners for their first three seasons - before they suspended the festival for eleven years - were cut from the cheesecloth of alternative radio-directed acoustic-type pop (think Joan Osbourne, Indigo Girls, ... More >>
Bring us your fancy college degrees and maybe we'll give you a jobAttention yuppies: Wondering where to put that freshly minted college degree to work? Forbes Magazine says Minneapolis is the third best place place in the country for you -- if you're tough enough to endure our winters and the ... More >>
Never mind the crowded classrooms, the ancient facilities and the general lack of college campus-like opulence compared to its palatial suburban rivals: Southwest High School in Minneapolis is the best high school in Minnesota, according to Newsweek. Take that, cake eaters! The very best in ... More >>
It's a clean machine"Maybe it's the eight miles of covered skyways that keeps trash off the streets and parks," writes Travel and Leisure magazine. "(Or maybe it's an out-of-sight, out-of-mind thing.) Regardless, America's Favorite Cities survey takers voted the Twin Cities as the country's c ... More >>
Fat is our friend and foe, at least at the barbecue. The right amount of fat makes the difference between ribs that are too dry and ribs that are too greasy. If you're not careful, cooking meat for 12 hours will render it tough and lifeless with very little flavor. The opposite is equally as ... More >>
I don't own a smoker and I don't barbeque. Barbecuing is all about low temperature and slow cooking. I'm a griller - high heat, fast cooking, instant gratification. Most of the recipes I create are meals that can be made in under an hour so ribs aren't something I do on my show. But I do li ... More >>
Continuing my weeks of travels, I was in Des Moines for my day job, and thanks to a friendly recommendation for good eats I finally had a chance to stop by Proof. Open only for lunch during the week (and dinner on Fridays), the space is bright, open, and inviting. When I saw the soup of th ... More >>
Slug and Ant will make their way through Europe and back across the US.
The beloved psych-rock quartet hits the road in March with daring noise rocker Wavves.
The Wild lose, the Gophers spoil what should have been an easy win, the Phillies play three innings to win the World Series.
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A passenger bus carrying hurricane evacuees from a Bellaire nursing home exploded into flames near Dallas killing at least 24 senior residents of Brighton Gardens and injuring several others. A mechanical problem caused the blaze and a passenger's oxygen tank caught fire. The medical examiners of Fo ... More >>
Forget Mos Def's silly, U2-bashing "Katrina Clap" and Skillbill's pointlessly politic "Blue Monday", which are each as opportunistic as Legendary K.O.'s "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People" without being nearly as funny (see below), and are each as creatively helpless given the subject as P ... More >>
Houston native Sheri Glover was one of the 50 or so pro-peace activists who traveled from the Veterans for Peace Convention near Dallas to Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch on August 6. After spending most of her time in a ditch on the side of the rode in hopes of seeking a meeting with Bush that never ... More >>
THESE DAYS Under a new Dallas, Texas, ordinance, charities and churches will be allowed to serve food to the homeless only at approved locations. Violations will be punishable by fines of $200 to $2,000. The Federal Communications Commission has hired as an advisor an anti-pornography activist an ... More >>
My apologies for the Hangtime hiatus. With the Wolves shoved to the curb, the absolute need for a Monday post has diminished; plus there?s a new roundelay of stadium-oriented chicanery to follow. I procrastinated on my second-round choices in the NBA playoffs, then rationalized it by assuming everyo ... More >>
Dizzee Rascal tour dates 03-30 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom03-31 Portland, OR - Douglas Fir Lounge04-01 Seattle, WA - Neumo's04-02 Eugene, OR - W.O.W. Hall04-04 San Francisco, CA - The Independent04-05 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey04-06 San Diego, CA - Canes04-08 Salt Lake City, UT - ... More >>