• Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    13 songs Paul McCartney should play at Target Field, but probably won't

    Plenty of musicians have impressive back catalogs and prestigious songbooks to their credit. But the exalted 50 year oeuvre of Sir Paul McCartney is something else. He's bringing a fraction of those celebrated songs to a sold-out Target Field on Saturday night, for the first full-stadium rock 'n' r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Yuck at Triple Rock, 1/20/14

    Yuck With Prissy Clerks and Fury Things Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Monday, January 20, 2014 For Yuck's celebrated return to Minneapolis at the Triple Rock last night, they wisely paired the London quartet with two local bands who share their same indie spirit and influences. Prissy Clerks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    CHVRCHES: We didn't think the "V" would be a big deal

    For those among us who believe that artistic intent matters a hell of a lot, there is CHVRCHES. The Glasgow-bred synth-pop trio -- with backgrounds in groups including Aereogramme, Blue Sky Archives, and the Twilight Sad -- hatched a plan to rock as hard as they could with razor-sharp vintage synthe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 9/4 - 9/10

    The weather has cooled down, but the music hasn't. Plenty of acts, large and local, are hitting up the Twin Cities this week. Mumford & Sons leave their mark on St. Paul Wednesday at the Xcel while Taylor Swift stops by later for the weekend. Alt-J plays a sold out two night show at First Avenue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Jacuzzi Boys: We'll follow what excites us down the rabbit hole

    Jacuzzi Boys were South Florida's big revelation in 2007. Somewhere between the arenas of punk power-pop and surf psychedelics, their rock 'n' roll racket has certainly captured the attention of numerous fans across the world and independent heavy-hitters like Hardly Art and Third Man Records. Compr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Lady Starlight: You don't have to sell your soul to do this

    When you think of Lady Gaga, chances are immediate associations are a long way off from hardcore metal. But that's just what fans will be getting tonight at Xcel Energy Center with the pop queen's opening act, Lady Starlight -- a metal DJ and performance artist. Any studious Little Monster will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Admiral Fallow on The Mighty Ducks, tree people, and touring the U.S.

    The orchestral folk-pop ensemble Admiral Fallow has been steadily gaining fans in the U.K. since they started playing together some six years ago. Now, finally, with the release of their second album, Tree Bursts In Snow, talented Scottish quintet is finally in a place to make the great voyage over ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2011

    Queer in the Twin Cities

    Eight important local LGBT leaders

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009
  • Music

    March 24, 2004

    Real Life Rock Top 10

    Lou Reed struts like Brando; a NASCAR Nazi salute; and voting isn't just for old people

  • Books

    February 23, 2000

    Our Lady of Books

    A treasure trove of antiquarian books, and the nun who keeps them from harm's way

  • Books

    May 19, 1999

    A Shot Seen Around the World

    A Minnesota killing prompts front-page headlines overseas--and yawns back home

  • Movies

    March 3, 1999
  • Arts

    February 17, 1999

    Fair Is Foul

    Macbeth struts and frets its hours upon the stage; Largo Desolato makes Big Brother one of the family

  • Music

    September 2, 1998

    How Soon Is Then

    Scottish pop sensation Belle and Sebastian rewrites history one missed opportunity at a time

  • Arts

    June 17, 1998

    The Pluck of the Irish

    From traditional reels to Celt rave-ups, local Irish music addresses the troubled times of its homeland

  • Feature

    January 31, 1996