After a hugely successful 2012, Trampled By Turtles are showing no signs of slowing down in the new year. In addition to embarking on a large U.S. tour which picks back up with a sold-out show at the Fillmore in San Francisco on Thursday, the acclaimed Duluth quintet are planning on celebrating thei ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
Within the realm of fluid-enhanced metal, the overwhelming live presence of Gwar is unrivaled. And thus, it was a sad day indeed when guitarist Cory Smoot, who portrayed Flattus Maximus in the band, was found dead in the band's tour bus after they left their Minneapolis show at First Avenue (picture ... More >>
Eight Minnesota cities flung to the far corners of the state will host the second-annual Caravan du Nord shows this fall. Last fall, Low, Trampled by Turtles, members of Doomtree, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, Heiruspecs, and many more were among the acts visiting smaller communities outsid ... More >>
After entertaining local audiences at Grand Old Day as well as on a short Midwest tour with O'Death, celebrated Duluth bluesman Charlie Parr used a somewhat unexpected (for him, at least) medium to communicate his future plans with his fans. Parr took to Facebook yesterday to post a rather endearing ... More >>
On their new album Tombstone Bullets, The Cavalier Crooks have produced an album that grabs hold with dusty, writhing fingers, and won't let go. It's rare to find a band that manages to wholly inhabit a different degree than the masses, and even rarer to find one that makes music in that place tha ... More >>
The mysterious Marilyn Manson has emerged with a fresh U.S. tour in support of the forthcoming eighth album, Born Villain. This is the first Minneapolis show for the band since 2009's stop at the State Theatre. It also adds to the slate of concerts that includes the Shins, Jane's Addiction, and I ... More >>
From the 'why people older than the average life expectancy maybe shouldn't be allowed to drive' department:A 82-year-old Britton, South Dakota man was driving in dense fog Friday night near his home when he got lost. He turned up almost two days later in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.Leonard Johnson a ... More >>
Move over Honolulu, see you later San Francisco -- if you're looking for romance, the place to be is La Crosse, Wisconsin. And if that doesn't work for you, go to Green Bay.Or so say the folks at Redbox. The movie rental company recently compiled a list of the Top 10 Most Romantic Cities in the c ... More >>
Lovers of Death Cab for Cutie will get rewarded for showing up early starting in April when Low, our not-so-slow-core-no-more neighbors from Duluth, joins them for a spate of shows. This pairing is a huge coup for Low, who have steadily grasped more rock conventions in their work while ne'r negle ... More >>
The Advocate ranks Salt Lake City as 2012's gayest.Last year, The Advocate got us all hot and bothered by heralding Minneapolis the Gayest City in America.We've apparently straightened up our act a little bit in the last year, as The Advocate's 2012 rankings has the Twin Cities slipping all the w ... More >>
This was a first for Bob Schuder, a hunter since 1959. A northern Minnesota man found an effective way to save on ammo this weekend. Hunting near Grand Rapids Sunday, Bob Schuder squeezed off a near-impossibly timed shot, bagging two deer with the same round. Apparently this isn't entirely u ... More >>
DNRNo one is sure what this mystery meat is.The chupcabra has been discovered dead in rural Minnesota. Or maybe it's a badger. Or a really sick, weird dog? At this point, no one, not even biologists at the Department of Natural Resources are sure. "People send us photos of things all the time," ... More >>
Roots rock fans, get ready: Dawes and Blitzen Trapper just announced a co-headlining bill that hits First Avenue on November 4th. Dawes will be continuing a seemingly never-ending tour behind their sophomore release, Nothing Is Wrong, which came out earlier this summer. They're also still rid ... More >>
Republicans suggest government can't afford nonprofit radio
Papa John'sSaving lives one pizza at a timeEarlier this week, employees at a Memphis Domino's restaurant got worried when its 82-year-old regular didn't place her daily order of a large pepperoni pizza and two Diet Cokes for a couple days, according to Eater. A delivery person decided to stop ... More >>
50 & El DeBarge collab on new trackIf you're under 30, you can feel free to just move right along while the rest of us nostalgically mind-fondle tracks like "Who's Johnny"* and "Rhythm Of The Night" and digest the idea of a new El Debarge's release. It's his first since 1994 and it hit ... More >>
In anticipation for their "To All My Friends" tour, which kicks off next week in Madison, Atmosphere have just released an mp3 of a new song, "Freefallin'." Like much of Slug's newer material, "Freefallin'" is a slower jam driven by a meandering electric guitar and echoing, sparse beat. The track ... More >>
albertopviega/flickrBecause you love pie. It's hard to imagine not having a good time at something called a Pie Extravaganza. But this event is not just a place to eat lots of pie, it's also a chance to study the pies' place in Minnesota history. At this annual event held in Grand Rapids, you c ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzThough the pair hasn't even wrapped up their current stint with Heartless Bastards, Peter Wolf Crier will hit the road in September for another high-profile tour, this time with Rogue Wave and Midlake. The duo will stop in St. Paul to play the Lowertown Music Festival on Ju ... More >>
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Pies and extravaganzas--two of the world's greatest creations together this weekend at The Great Minnesota Pie Extravaganza. How could this not be fun?
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Bell's seasonal fave Oberon debuts tonight at the BLB, tomorrow at the Bulldog Lowertown.
It beats heavy lifting-- Richter has been hired as the Tonight Show announcer, which means that he and Conan O'Brien will once again share air.
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The case against Minnesota's 1.2 million forest-destroying, disease-spreading deer
The liberty, equality, and sorority of the Soviettes
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Josh Wagner tips the scales at 150 pounds. The animals he tries to ride weigh ten times as much. Other than that, they're a lot alike.
Does the big cat with the three-foot tail, fleet feet, and a taste for blood prowl the state?
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards
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