The majority of Main Street's restaurants were spared from significant damage after a water main broke near the St. Anthony Main office complex early in the morning of September 5. Pracna got "a little bit wet in the dining room" but was stable enough to remain open for lunch on the day of ... More >>
Many singer/songwriters count the likes of Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan among their favorites, but few writers can brag that Kristofferson and Dylan have said the feeling's mutual. Dylan has called John Prine's songs "pure Proustian existentialism... Midwestern mindtrips to the nth degree," and ... More >>
"Erik told me it would never succeed, and so I bet him twenty bucks that it would," asserts a somewhat facetious Thom Middlebrook from a carseat-turned-couch in the practice space of illustrious Erik Koskinen and Molly Maher bands. The "it" he is speaking of is the Real-Phonic Radio Hour, a live mon ... More >>
The Mad Ripple Hootenanny November 27, 2011 The Dowling Studio at the Guthrie, Minneapolis Five years ago, Jim Walsh began the Mad Ripple Hootenanny in the basement of Java Jack's in South Minneapolis. The Hoot was then a ring of singer-songwriters, folk and non-folk and local big shots and up-and ... More >>
It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since Kings Wine Bar opened in the Kingfield neighborhood in Minneapolis, but time flies when you're busy serving up delicious handmade tater tots and hosting low-key listening parties and DJ nights that emphasize great local music. In honor of t ... More >>
Dana Thompson was heartbroken. She couldn't pay her rent. The time was right to record a country album.
The Hothead Fiasco chart a sophisticated sound that goes beyond the dance floor
...if it ain't got that swing. But is this dip into the past just a blip on the screen or a full-blown movement?
Ridin' Out the Karma: Walt Mink's Candice Belanoff and John Kimbrough