Facebook.comConsidering the pretty-boy charlatanism that dominates Nashville these days, it's hard to say with a straight face that country music is making a resurgence. More country heads of this generation have decided to reach back to the good ol' days, when heartbreak had machismo and white l ... More >>
Now that Megaupload has gone under and Kim Dotcom and Swizz Beats, perhaps two of the most ridiculous men in America, are fugitives holed up in the mountains in a 78 day standoff with the CIA, we're simply going to be streaming this month's mixtape. You can still download individual tracks below. ... More >>
At a certain point, the novelty of emerging Warehouse District concert venue the Brick adding new concerts will wear off -- we think. At least after March 15, we'll be able to see what this 2,000-capacity space is all about. Until then, the AEG Live-piloted stage continues to reveal new events in ... More >>
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of area musician Bob "Slim" Dunlap, who is at Hennepin County Medical Center following a serious stroke and a fall. The 60-year-old former First Avenue employee played guitar for the Replacements on the band's last three albums, and launched a solo car ... More >>
Justin "Vernon" Timberlake.Call this the skit from this weekend's Saturday Night Live that they expected would end up on the blogs. In it, the power couple of Beyonce and Jay-Z are receiving guests to visit their newborn Blue Ivy Carter. Portrayed by various members of the cast, LL Cool J, Nicki ... More >>
Not Bon Iver, and don't you forget it.The confusion over how to pronounce and spell Bon Iver was recently a phenomenon confined to nothing close to the mainstream press. After Justin "fuck you, Grammys" Vernon's band picked up a couple of the awards on Sunday, things got heavier and meme-ier. One ... More >>
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalChris Meyer's small Mpls company served as a case study in Facebook's IPO.In Facebook's IPO, CM Photographics, a small Minneapolis wedding photography company, served as a case study of how advertising on the social network can benefit mom-and-pop businesses. ... More >>
Sally Jo SorensenA crime bill everyone can get behind?Republican State Representative Tony Cornish unveiled his crime bill to DFL colleagues yesterday. The "bill," revealed in an email to "All DFL representatives," features a photo of two nooses and a gallows -- and that's all. Cornish's Fac ... More >>
If you haven't heard by now, the Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards recently celebrated its sixth year. What started out as a simple MySpace poll back in 2007 had turned into a semi-respectable affair -- often selling out venues filled with local heads connecting and having a good time -- but times hav ... More >>
Photo By Mike VorrasiAfter recently signing with Chris Walla's Trans Records, local trio Now, Now have released their first new batch of songs today with the digital EP Dead Oaks. The catchy but fleeting "Dead Oaks" has been floating around since we reported on the band's signing to Walla's lab ... More >>
On March 22 and 23, a collective of young, folk-rooted composers who were drinking buddies back in Vermont will perform at the Walker's William and Nadine McGuire Theater. If you read that sentence and a certain level of pretentious cultural superiority didn't come to mind, go back and read it ag ... More >>
After taking some time away from music last year, T.Q.D. of the Background Noise Crew sat down and wrote his latest album Taketh Away in under a month. "I don't like to work on things slowly. My attitude is, let's get it done," says The Quiet Dude. "I've never made an album this fast. I know what ... More >>
Local noise-rock duo Bloodnstuff (or Blood&stuff?) are not only gearing up to play tonight's Best New Bands showcase at First Avenue, but they are also feverishly trying to put the finishing touches on their highly anticipated debut album. Singer/guitarist Ed Holmberg and drummer Dylan Gou ... More >>
While we went to great depths describing each of our Picked to Click finalists in this week's issue, nothing can really replace the process of actually listening to their music. Below, you'll find videos and sound clips from all 13 of our 2011 Picked to Click winners, plus links to each band ... More >>
Photo by Todd OwyoungSade at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis last FridaySubdued and sultry soul singer Sade has spent the last couple of decades out of the limelight, which makes the positive reviews of her recent reunion shows with her eponymous band seem all the sweeter. When Sade played St. ... More >>
"Jake and Mercedes doing home therapy after her fallIt was 4 years ago today our lives changed forever," DJ Jake Rudh wrote on his Facebook wall this morning. "Here are pics from August 1st, 2007 and the months that followed. She continues to be the strongest woman I know." That woman is his wif ... More >>
Food trucks bring new eats to the street
No more Miller Lite?If you love the MGD, you better stock up while you can. The state shutdown is temporarily shutting down the sale of MillerCoors products in Minnesota. According to state officials, the brewing conglomerate failed to renew its license before the shutdown began. They have been t ... More >>
The Basilica Block Party has been at the center of an online debate over gay rights this month, as protestors are urging a boycott of the two-day music festival because of the Catholic Archdiocese's strong stance against gay marriage.
One reason to party...Much rejoicing has come to the land of Minnesota--perhaps because winter is finally over or maybe due to the fact that there is a wealth of good food news to groove on. As you look back on this fine week, tornado warnings not withstanding, the Hot Dish would like to help you ... More >>
Photo: Facebook.Hull was just weeks away from graduating at the U of M.In the wake of a 25-year-old bicyclist's death, hundreds of fellow bikers plan to participate in a 17-mile remembrance ride tonight around Dinkytown. The memorial bike ride has become somewhat of a tradition in the Twin C ... More >>
FacebookThis isn't one of Noirjean's victims, but the internet is still a terrible place.You can crank your Facebook privacy settings as high as you want, but it won't do any good if someone gets access to your account. Let that happen, and you might soon find yourself staring at your private ... More >>
Headlining DJ Reid Speed from LA The third installment of ESP Woody McBride's rave-in-a-club circus is upon us, set to rattle downtown Minneapolis for 9 hours straight this Friday with 60 DJs of both local and national acclaim and stretching First Avenue to five stages instead of three. Sponsore ... More >>
It's like Maine in MinnesotaA word of advice for a lobster boil: Surrender your dignity and strap on your bib, because it's gonna be a messy night. It's not often the opportunity for a full-on lobster boil with all the trimmings presents itself in our landlocked region. And it's even more unlikel ... More >>
Photo: FacebookLike a plague of locusts.The Vikings and the University of Minnesota put out the call a little while ago for paid volunteers to start shoveling snow out of TCF Bank Stadium ahead of Monday night's Vikings-Bears match. And as you can see from the photo below, a plague of snow sh ... More >>
Christophercarfi, Flickr.Internet pervs catch up with modern technologyA University of Minnesota student began receiving some unsavory phone calls and text messages earlier this year from creepy men who liked her nude photos. This was unpleasant news to the U of M sophomore, who says she ne ... More >>
Image via Youtee Pour R.I.P./FacebookYoutee PourWe now know the name of the teenager who died at the Grand Rios water park in Brooklyn Park over the weekend. But we still don't know how or why. Seventeen-year-old Youtee Pour, of Champlin, Minn., was pulled unconscious from the bottom of the ... More >>
Photo by Playatta"My DJ set is on fiiiiire!" local DJ and videographer 00000001 a.k.a. Nico Demonte wrote on his Facebook wall around 11 p.m. last night. "Fire at the Kitty Cat Klub!"
Via Lily The Back Bear/FacebookLily the black bear, and her cub, HopeWe'll admit we're not too familiar with Bear Head Lake State Park near Ely. But Lily, the black bear who became an international sensation after she gave birth live on the Internet, knows the park like the back of her paw. ... More >>
There has been a lot of chatter about City Pages' decision last week to publish The Facebook Photos Tom Emmer Doesn't Want You to See.Even though 20-year-old Tripp Emmer appears in the Republican gubernatorial candidate's first campaign commercial, and is a paid campaign staffer making $310 a ... More >>
Image via FacebookGaea and Deborah DavisIt appears the prudes may have struck again: Gaea the vaginal beaver has been defaced. Someone has painted a vertical black stripe on the sculpture, one of 10 beaver sculptures on display throughout Bemidji.
Image via FacebookRice quits Christ's followersUpdated: "You'd like the UCC, Anne Rice" launches on Facebook. Details after the jump. Anne Rice, arguably the modern-day mother of America's obsession with all things vampire, made big news a decade ago when she converted to Christianity. Now s ... More >>
Raymond Ernest Cesmat is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conductWhile our senators scratch their heads over Facebook privacy and safety worries, a 12-year-old girl from South St. Paul just stepped up to show us adults how to use the technology the right way. She used a ... More >>
Amy Klobuchar wants a kids' panic button on FacebookUpdated: Facebook issues a public response to Klobuchar (after the jump). First Sen. Al Franken took off on Facebook for its privacy -- or lack thereof -- policy. Now our senior senator, Amy Klobuchar, has the 800-pound gorilla of a social ... More >>
What you put on Facebook can come back to bite you, and that goes double if what you put on Facebook is trash-talk directed at police officers.After 25-year-old Timothy Hansen Jr. of St. Peter was ticketed in April for driving his dirt-bike without a license, he turned to his Facebook page to blo ... More >>
On Tuesday, we awarded one of our faithful Gimme Noise Twitter followers with a pair of tickets to tomorrow night's Lookbook show in the Mainroom. Today, we've got another pair to give away, this time via our relatively new Facebook page: Gimme Noise on FacebookTo enter, simply head to our Gimme ... More >>
Via Al Franken's Facebook pageIt sounds reasonable enough: Facebook ought to keep your personal information private by default. But that's not what happens anymore. Facebook now shares your personal information with third-party vendors by default. And it now stores some data indefinitely. ( ... More >>
Here's the list, organized in alphabetical order by party affiliation. It's a work in progress.
Not only were two University of Minnesota-Duluth white women students trading racist filth on Facebook about a third student, who is black, without her knowledge. But in the process of running down the girl because of her race, they flaunted their total ignorance of basic English. Another stu ... More >>
While some art is created to spark controversy, we don't think that was Cult Status Gallery's intention when it commissioned an exterior mural by awesome local artist Deuce Seven. Although the project was green-lit by the building's owners, there have been complaints from other tenants uncomforta ... More >>
Locked down because we're under fire from Down Under?
Dates with a senator-elect's daughter. Busted by the FBI. The former University of Minnesota-Morris student gets around.
One good thing to come out of the Viking's epic defeat...
The new five-track disc is streaming for free online.
According to the Kansas City Star, Bono, 21, was shot in the back and had injuries to her face. She was going to deploy to Iraq next month.
Is Facebook over? New York Times says yes, but we're not buying it.
Facebooking library geeks are screaming for ice cream flavors Li-Berry Pie, Gooey Decimal System, and more!
A local magazine that throws a spotlight on humanitarian workers in far flung corners of the world is finding out through social media that it has a lot of supporters closer to home.
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.