Back in the late '60s, the singer-songwriter Rodriguez was slated to be Detroit's own Bob Dylan. Although he made a couple of terrific records, they only made it as far as the cut-out bin in the United States. Over time, however, his music caught fire in South Africa, and he became revered from af ... More >>
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, you may be wondering what you get your sweetie. This weekend features several great parties that should entertain as well as enable you to shop for the holiday. In addition to these events for lovers, this edition of Freeloader Friday has tons of art shows, ... More >>
Number 43: Tina Blondell City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: 15 There are no pop-culture icons featured in Tina Blondell's portraits. Instead, she chooses to capture regular folks in a moment in time. Recent pieces have included a gleeful female drummer ready to jam, a man casuall ... More >>
They don't call it Rocktober for nothin'. Fall has always been a popular time for touring musicians to hit the road, and it's making for some busy nights at venues across the Twin Cities. Nearly every night, concertgoers are faced with some tough choices -- like tonight, when Astronautalis performs ... More >>
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(Find out what's on top and bottom of this image at "Exquisite Robot." Artwork by Rogue Citizen)It's an insanely awesome weekend for free stuff. In this edition of Freeloader Friday we have a dance night that encourages bold displays of affection, a party celebrating nerds, art that features both ... More >>
The Sultans of Smoke still hold a few secrets.
Authors, politicians, rappers, and activists hope to promote activism through hip hop and art at this free event.
Estate song featured on ABC, Kill to Kill & No Bird Sing release new music videos & M.anifest releases new track.
The Kansas-based duo will play the inaugural edition of the WaMplified! series at the Weisman Art Museum in December.
Get out there and have some fun, leave your wallet behind.
Five bucks? Pffft. Whatever. Check out these totally free events.
'Chicano Visions' flips the bird at the traditional high-art canon
Many years ago, before the locks & dams were built, the Mississippi River ran wild through the heart of Minneapolis. Why not again?
New shows at Intermedia Arts and Weisman contend that everyone is an installation artist
The University of Minnesota calls its new underground library a triumph of design and function. Never mind the mold that feasts on pollution, a multimillion-dollar legal dispute, and those pesky health complaints.
Barroom intellectuals Dillinger Four try spazzing out instead of selling out
The Soap Factory launches a raiding party on stuffy art; the Weisman maps our cultural biases
Help! I'm trapped inside a giant ant! Are you wearing clothes underneath that kale? What's that baby doing in the birthday cake? Tales of myth and magic from Minneapolis's May Day parade.
The Future's Imperfect and the Past Is Always Here
Ousia breaks up. Ana Voog leaves her bedroom. The mother ship of knob-twaddling electronic music descends for a local showcase.
When Eisenhower-era civic leaders drunk on urban renewal laid waste to the Gateway district, they forever altered the topography of this town's hard-luck hotels and shot-and-a-beer saloons.
Naked Lunch: Anonymous workers eat identical sandwiches in George Tooker's civil-rights-era painting,