The buzz surrounding Prissy Clerks has grown so steadily that this spring the Minneapolis indie rockers even played a show at Shea Stadium. Granted, it wasn't the same Shea Stadium that the Beatles and the '86 Mets made famous -- no, this was an underground club in Brooklyn that "borrows" its name w ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
Slipknot promises apocalyptic chaos and stink
Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>
Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from fertile local soil? For those times that worrying that people ... More >>
Photo By James RhodesOther Lives and Halloween, Alaska7th St. Entry, MinneapolisFebruary 9, 2012The music of Other Lives has such a classic, timeless quality to it that even the band's new songs sound instantly familiar. The Stillwater, Oklahoma quintet treated the sold-out Entry to a sweeping ... More >>
Up close and personal with the Minneapolis mayor
Michele Bachmann has officially quit the 2012 presidential race. After a dismal sixth place finish in the Iowa caucus last night, Bachmann has finally read the enormous writing on the wall and effectively ended her ill-fated campaign. "Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice ... More >>
Bob's Holiday Office Party is wrapping up its Minnesota run over at Camp Bar in St. Paul this weekend. The show, written by expatriate Midwesterners Rob Elk and Joe Keyes, has developed a bit of a cult following in Los Angeles. Its Minnesota run, produced by Actors Theater of Minnesota, features ... More >>
Michele Bachmann - Donald Trump 2012?Michele Bachmann is now the fifth Republican candidate to announce she will not participate in the December 27 debate in Des Moines, Iowa, and Donald Trump is not taking it well. Trump, who is slated to moderate the debate, said he was "very disappointed" in ... More >>
Next November, Minnesota will put on its most heterosexual clothing and head to the voting booths to finally vote down gay marriage in a state that already doesn't allow it.But! Oh no! Gay Minnesotans have found a loophole that is already devastating the sanctity of blah blah blah: Just dr ... More >>
Robert Harding: Very honest, slightly injured, seriously disturbed.Robert Harding had a bad, bad idea in his head. Now he has a headache. Harding, 48, attempted to lure a 13-year-old girl into an alley near her house in Des Moines, Iowa, last Wednesday. The girl went inside and told her mom, Holl ... More >>
SONICFLOOd: Probably not Pawlenty's first choice for Ames.Tim Pawlenty has booked two musical acts for the Republican Straw Poll in Ames next weekend: The Nadas and SONICFLOOd. As you might guess, his choices aren't exactly about the music. Otherwise he'd have probably booked Lady Gaga and B ... More >>
Bachmann and Pawlenty are running first and distant-third in Iowa.Michelle Bachmann has a narrow lead over Mitt Romney in Iowa.Bachmann got 25 percent support from likely Iowa caucus goers in a late-June poll by the Iowa Republican. Mitt Romney finished second, with 21 percent support, and Tim Pa ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkPink Mink at the Electric Fetus on TuesdayOur Picked to Click 2010 champions Pink Mink are in the midst of a flurry of CD-release celebrations this week, culminating with tonight's Sunset Cocktail Cruise and Album Release Party that will set sail on the Mississippi River in St. ... More >>
Swanson, not smiling during his mug shot, now faces life in prison.Michael Swanson laughed for the cameras when he was arraigned after a grisly double homicide in Iowa last fall, and the 18-year-old from St. Louis Park smiled today in court when he was convicted of killing Sheila Myers, one o ... More >>
The former federal tax attorney strings together some fuzzy math."One. That's the number of new drilling permits under the Obama administration since they came into office," Rep. Michele Bachmann told the Conservative Principles PAC on March 26. It was a great red meat line. It helped her st ... More >>
Bachmann's headed south of the (Minnesota) border.Our very own Rep. Michele Bachmann is off to Des Moines today to break bread with Republican big wigs, "set the table" for the 2012 presidential election cycle, and remind everyone there that she's not really Minnesotan, she's Iowan. Maybe she'll ... More >>
It's only been two months since Peter Michael Miller of We Are the Willows wrapped up his solo tour across the East Coast, and he's already itching to get back in the van for another stint on the road. We Are the Willows will play a tour kick-off show tomorrow night (Thursday, January 6) at the V ... More >>
You are now free to move about the mind
Photos by Tony NelsonPavementSeptember 12, 2010Roy Wilkins AuditoriumIn the end, it was only the coordinated light show that didn't make much sense during Pavement's splendidly shambolic set at Roy Wilkins, as the band hit all the right (and wrong) notes during a nearly two-hour performance that ... More >>
In anticipation for their "To All My Friends" tour, which kicks off next week in Madison, Atmosphere have just released an mp3 of a new song, "Freefallin'." Like much of Slug's newer material, "Freefallin'" is a slower jam driven by a meandering electric guitar and echoing, sparse beat. The track ... More >>
Note: the author's sole motivation for posting this is to pay homage his home state trick you into believing Iowa is more awesome than it actually is. Really, though, visit Iowa. And make sure to bring your tourist dollars.Our annual 'Best Of' issue is set to hit newsstands next week, and among t ... More >>
Discarded album revives forgotten chapter of Minneapolis music history
A slew of costly mistakes block the Purple's chance at their first Super Bowl appearance in over 30 years. Screw that brutal Prince song -- we need The Cure today.
Bachmann and her merry mob of Tea Baggers are launching a crusade against health care reform, facts.
Local house music expert Nick Gunz talks about his most elated and embarrassing moments as a promoter and about becoming a dad.
If the midwest can embrace gay marriage, the rest of the nation won't be far behind.
The Twin Cities-based laugh factory offers smart hope in dumb times
The Wizard of Odds: Iowa begins the road to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul
State lawmakers consider making it easier for convicted drunk drivers to get back behind the wheel
Turning street dentistry into gold
W in his own words
Halloween, Alaska play electronic pop to seduce the cylons
For the homeless, sleeping under Twin Cities bridges is no longer an option
Meet the greatest Togolese Afrofunk bandleader in Minnesota
Spilled blood, blown fuses, and perforated skulls: the unlikely rise of American Head Charge
For years it has been whispered that the 1976 slaying of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Aquash was an inside job. Now a new rash of accusations aims squarely at local heroes Clyde and Vernon Bellecourt.
Minneapolis's Victorian gems have endured boom times, bad times, and some godawful weather. Now they face their greatest danger yet: government ownership and a new brand of antique "collectors."
Turncoat. Chickenshit. Radical. Minnesota's senior senator has been called a lot of things. But president?
I had become emotionally involved with the turnip ravioli--giddy, protective, strangely proud. You've got to taste this, I kept telling my dinner companions. But only one bite. Back off!
No job? No personal hygiene? No permanent address? No problem. Today's rare-book trade is the sort of wild treasure hunt that can transform an ordinary hobbyist into a full-time bottom feeder.
Ten years ago Minneapolis officials turned the heart of downtown into a parking lot. Now they've got an even better idea