In a way, his latest project is a coming full-circle moment, says local restaurateur Matty O'Reilly, known best for his beer-centric Republic bars. Just before opening the 318, a beloved cafe and music venue in Excelsior, he was offered the general manager position of the Local, and while working o ... More >>
The Finnegan's lineup is getting heavier with the addition of an Irish stout this fall. Starting in October, the for-charity brewery will release a new Irish inspired stout named Dead Irish Poet to sell in sampler packs and on draught. The "Saintly Sampler" packs will offer 12 bottles, consisting o ... More >>
Governor Dayton characterized the news that Medronic is buying Ireland-based Covidien for $42.9 billion and moving its headquarters to Dublin as "tremendous for Minnesota," citing company executives' promise that no local jobs would be lost due to the transaction. (Read the backstory here.)But Carlt ... More >>
Former Republican House Minority Leader and failed 2010 gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert didn't win his party's endorsement to run for governor this year, but he, along with two other candidates, plans to battle the endorsed candidate, Hennepin County commissioner Jeff Johnson, in a primary.So ... More >>
The Lino Lakes brewery boasts an impressive beer lineup
Still don't have plans for Halloween? Have no fear! There's plenty of shows to catch this night of fright. First Avenue will be holding their annual Halloween party and costume contest while the Solid Gold hosts the night at the Turf Club. As for post-Halloween partying, Okkervil River plays the Fir ... More >>
In 1991, My Bloody Valentine transfixed shoegaze fans with the masterpiece, Loveless, but then retreated into the hazy shadows and eventually dropping off the musical map altogether. The prolonged wait for a follow-up finally came to an end earlier this year with their third full-length, m b v. Opin ... More >>
Sean Penn's aging rock star makes an unlikely Nazi-hunter
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will
Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>
The fantastic drinks trump the decent food
A half-million cows were worth more dead than alive, and now we're all paying the price
The Supersuckers7th St. Entry, MinneapolisJanuary 31, 2012In less capable hands, this would have been just another aging, veteran rock band rolling through Minneapolis, looking to get paid for nothing, and eager to get the hell out of the Minnesota winter as quickly as possible. But we're talk ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comBananas Foster, safely extinguished, from Brennan's in New Orleans. Four diners were burned, one of them severely, when a bananas Foster desert erupted in out-of-control flames at a Ozona Blue, a Palm Harbor, Florida restaurant. The dessert, bananas sauteed in butter and suga ... More >>
For an Irish rock trio, the Script sure knows how to sway the United States with some damn good Pop songs. Maybe it's their delectable accents that have the ladies swooning, or their undeniable ability to leave us dancing around in our cars and humming their melodies throughout the course of the ... 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 >>
Band's tale is a rags-to-riches story
(Photo by me)It's the fourth year in a row that the downtown Minneapolis Irish pub has poured the most Jameson Irish whiskey worldwide. This Thursday they will celebrate with inebriation.
The Big Ginger Jameson Irish Whiskey at the Local Voted Best Irish Pub 2010 The Local is all that. And true fact: It sells approximately 25 bottles a day of Jameson Irish Whiskey--the most of any pub in the world. The world. A big part of the success is due to the popularity of their signa ... More >>
Prince's financial woes seem to be building up.
Guinness whips itself up a new beer for its 250th birthday.
For the third year in a row Minnesotans have drunk themselves into the record books.
At last, the gulf between the comic geeks and the aging rock enthusiasts has been bridged.
Now solo after her partner winds up in jail, Shunda K. talks to CP about keeping the Yo! vibe movin'.
These Irishmen, raised in Kiliney, a small town south of Dublin, bliss out to the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Buffalo Springfield, and Harry Nilsson, and have little interest in hiding their influences or saying much of great importance. Which must be why this tune, the highlight of the group's swell d ... More >>
The Liffey, new St. Paul sister to the Local, is old and older, in the best ways
The Local's Kieran Folliard is no stranger to turning pieces of straw into plates of gold.