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 >>
It would've been impossible for Nine Inch Nails to give up for good. Trent Reznor and his electronic/industrial cohorts are heading back on the road later this year in support of the first NIN studio recordings in half a decade. Hesitation Marks will be out via Columbia Records on September 3, and y ... More >>
A retail custodian sexually assaulted by her boss fights back despite her immigration status
See Also:I Self Devine: Rhymesayers legend returnsTop 20 Minnesota RappersAtmosphere has had a pretty epic summer. They've spent the past few months touring around Australia and New Zealand and hitting the festival circuit hard, from Summerfest to Forecastle to Camp Bisco, but for hip hop's hardest ... More >>
Secret meeting with senators wasn't sanctioned
Sure, Minneapolis (mostly) loves R.T. Rybak, but who knew he was internationally renowned?Rybak, mayor of Minneapolis for just over a decade, is a finalist for the 2012 World Mayor Prize. The contest is organized by the City Mayors Foundation, an international think tank founded in 2003 "to promote, ... More >>
The only person able to be un-delighted about Morrissey's upcoming tour is Moz himself. Given his rep for delightfully dour demeanor, no sweat for the rest of us. The King of Mope has announced an aggressive two-month U.S. tour to finish off 2012, and Minneapolis is in his sights.This could be one o ... More >>
Red Daughters' performance sets thrill with an uncannily vintage sound. Each show is a quick-hitting, easy and affordable escape from the over-wrought mind and under-grooved body. The group's style is undeniably throwback, but they still seem real fresh because (paradoxically) their clothes are scra ... More >>
One nation under tacos
We've written about Marty Robbins here before, most notably on the anniversary of his recording of the Western revival, Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs -- click on over to learn about the history of that seminal album. But this dude's so cool, he warrants mention more than once so today, w ... More >>
Have you seen the excellent blog the good folks at Hymie's find the time to maintain when they're not slinging selections from their collection of some of the most eclectic vinyl in town? I frequently come across their posts, which are impressively regular and even more impressively knowledge ... More >>
Are you being followed?The next time people bump into you downtown while they finger their iPhones, or sit slumped over a laptop at a free-wifi coffeehouse like so many oldsters at casino slot machines, there's a good reason. They're helping Minneapolis become the 4th most socially networked ... More >>
Drugs, death, and fear
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum
Bassgasm 1 - Denis Jeong Plaster for CPThere are a lot of reasons people go to parties, but just one that will unite hundreds of dance music fans from around the Midwest for one of Woody McBride's legendary massives -- and that, dear friends, is the muthaf**ing bass. Packing 60-some odd DJs and ... More >>
From Ground Zero of the Immigration Crisis Along the Mexican Border
We love our place on lists, and a new one just out today ranks Minneapolis Number 1 for good housing prices.
On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death
Head injuries, monkeys, country music and sexism: What to expect at the rodeo.
Is D.C. finally ready to let us toke up?
It may seem greedy, but we couldn't confine ourselves to fewer than 13 riotous / melodious / prodigious records
The Minnesota Thunder took another lump over the weekend. They squeezed out a nil-nil draw on Saturday night at the California Victory, but then were soundly dispatched by the Vancouver Whitecaps last night.
One of Dara's favorite local restaurants has a mustard meltdown
Meet the neighbors
Oddjobs gamble on a new sound, a new city, and a new tour with DJ Shadow
Barely two months out of prison, the Twin Cities' most notorious nun is headed for trouble again