When Michael "Sammy" Samuelson went into hospice care in mid-December, the move also meant involuntary retirement from heckling the Twins. At the time, I asked him to guess the number of games where he had been in the stands, lobbing his signature long, creative, elaborate taunts at the players. He ... More >>
The Magnetic Fields With Gal Musette First Avenue, Minneapolis November 13, 2012 Anyone who goes to a performance by the Magnetic Fields should be prepared to have their heart broken a time or two during the set. God knows that the band sure has experienced it over their distinguished 20-plus years ... More >>
Silversun Pickups with School of Seven Bells and Atlas GeniusState Theatre, MinneapolisThursday, September 20, 2012 If the Smashing Pumpkins were the grandfathers of indie rock, then the Silversun Pickups are a bit like the love child of that '90s band. With a set heavy with songs from their new alb ... More >>
If you haven't heard Atlas Genius yet, fret not. Chances are, the Aussie indie pop band will be comfortably squished between the likes of MGMT and Arcade Fire in your rotation soon enough. After the release of their catchy debut EP Through the Glass, the band is on the road with the Silversu ... More >>
By Lily TroiaThe Barr Brothers have been busy since the Montreal foursome's last Minneapolis visit in November. The band toured Europe and the U.K. with fellow Secret City labelmate Patrick Watson, they staged a video in the Grand Canyon, recorded a song for NPR's Radio Lab and even made an appearan ... More >>
Team owner ready to move on from Midway
Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth installments. Atalesca: 72 degrees. Pismo Beach: 62 degrees. Ventura: 65 degrees. It was as perfect a day as one could expect ... More >>
The game is won on the field. Some bits of advice are impossible to follow to fruition. "The game is won on the field, Mallman." This is the kind of hodge-podge rhetoric that makes so much sense, you end up feeling like shit about yourself because you can never live up to it. Life is not won. If ... More >>
Duluth is a tourist destination for Twin Cities residents who don't have the internet.Duluth has spent more than $10 million to promote itself as a tourist destination. Now, a marketing firm has spent a bit more money to see if that did any good. The results are mixed, according to the newly rele ... More >>
If you were to watch the Wizard of Oz in its entirety only backwards, that might properly demonstrate what the road is like. You start at home, then slowly lose contact with your friends following a black highway into a tornado. Along the way you bring witches back from the dead. Either story ... More >>
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Note: You can see Rick K. & The Allnighters performing from today through Sunday at Grand Casino Hinckley. More information can be found at the band's website, and on Steve Moore's website.The video of a shiny-jacketed cover band playing ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man" at an outdoor pavilion in Te ... More >>
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The timber wolf, along with baby harp seals, was an environmental-movement poster child. But biologists have found wolves don't need wilderness to prosper. They need, simply, something to eat and to be more or less left alone.
In its 50th year, is the world's most prestigious film festival showing its age?