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    June 16, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 6/16-6/22

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    February 24, 2014

    Mid West Music Fest unveils 2014 music lineup

    The yearly Mid West Music Fest that is taking over the streets of Winona for the fifth year has just posted its enormous 2014 lineup. The weekend of April 24-26, more than 100 bands will hit the southern Minnesota river community and perform in 13 venues. Among this year's performers are Lizzo, Char ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 1/1-1/7

    Happy 2014! While most will take New Year's Day off, bars and some venues will be open in the evening including Curtiss A's tribute to Hank Williams at the Dakota. Friday night the Turf Club will be hosting And the Professors, and Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank will be at the Cedar. The Blind Shake wil ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Whole Foods now selling vinyl at select stores

    As Minneapolis prepares for a downtown Whole Foods opening in September, we look to its stores on the West Coast, which are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound."Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Gold ... More >>

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    August 7, 2013
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    February 28, 2013

    Batteryboy's Cobey Rouse: Performing solo was scary as hell

    Minneapolis-based singer Cobey Rouse has been hard at work. After a ten-year hiatus from music, Rouse became inspired by a Cloud Cult song and began writing again -- this time from the heart. Then, he paired up with Cloud Cult's Shannon Frid to form Batteryboy. Hosted by Vega Productions, the group' ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts this week: 2/27- 3/5

    The shortest month of the year comes to an end, spend it out with the Minneapolis music scene! Dessa performs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Thursday while the Current hosts a live Local Current set at the Amsterdam. Friday, The Tribe and Big Cats say goodbye at Triple Rock, presents ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    The Afghan Whigs at Varsity Theater, 10/28/12

    The Afghan WhigsWith WussyVarsity Theater, MinneapolisSunday, October 28, 2012"What else you got? I want you naked in three more songs," the Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli called to the adoring person who threw a sparkling black scarf onstage amid "What Jail is Like," from 1993's Gentlemen. "I'm not jokin ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Smashing Pumpkins add U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in October

    See Also:44 Smashing Pumpkins-related things we'd rather do than audition to be a Smashing PumpkinThe Smashing Pumpkins in 2012 is essentially Billy Corgan and a bunch of people you've never heard of. And so when the band hits the road this fall, you will hear his voice, and his raging guitar, and t ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    Stone Arch Bridge Festival announces music lineup

    After the sad passing of the Stone Arch Festival of the Arts founder, Ira Heilicher, the future of the free outdoor gathering in St. Anthony Main seemed to be in jeopardy. Thankfully, the festival was revived and renamed the Stone Arch Bridge Festival by new owner Matt Mithun, who also owns the Some ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: "Are You Local?" Showcase, Punch Brothers, Galactic, Buddy Guy

    ​SXSW is right around the corner. And though the yearly music trade festival in Texas is definitely not happening here, there are several events that serve as our local equivalent. The first is the Are You Local? showcase tonight at First Avenue. A couple CD release shows to note this week ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Fairfax, AK's "Just Fine" video, show at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall tonight​When describing the new video for his band, Fairfax, AK's singer/songwriter Pat Dougherty sounds more like a humble musician than a salesman, "I think selling music is a pretty cold process but music is very personal thing for both the performer and the listener, so we wanted to do so ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: Complete list of ranking bands

    ​While we only have space to feature the top 10 finalists in our Picked to Click issue (or 13, this year, because of several ties), we think it's important to publish the complete list of ranking bands so you can see how the points were awarded all the way down the line. And just for added nerdlin ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: The ballots

    ​​As is the yearly tradition, we're publishing the ballots of all 115 of our Picked to Click voters for your perusal. Check out all of this year's contributors below, and thanks to all the writers, photographers, label owners, club bookers, DJs, and local music experts for weighing in on th ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: NKOTBSB, Bethany Larson & The Bees Knees, Black Church Service

    ​ "The summer air is here, so get your dress on, and dance around like no one cares."-Sing It Loud

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    May 5, 2010

    Matthew Fahey charged with raping newspaper delivery girl in cemetery

    Matthew Fahey​Renville County prosecutors say that 25-year-old Mathew Fahey kidnapped a teenage girl at gunpoint while she working her newspaper delivery route on Tuesday in Fairfax, drove her to a cemetery, raped her on a dirt road and then apologized to her as he drove away while she lay on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Peanuts on a plane: Deadly snack enrages Northwest passengers

    Peanut allergy sufferers have another worry: whether flying Northwest is a death wish. The airline is reinstating their peanut snacks as they continue to merge with Delta and some customers are pretty pissed off.

  • News

    August 17, 2005

    Are you there Hollywood? It's me, Diablo

    My adventures (so far) in the screenwriting trade

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    May 11, 2005

    We Don't Need No Education

    Minnetonka parents target "anti-Christian, anti-American" IB program

  • Music

    April 20, 2005