Vancouver trio the Courtneys have fashioned a perpetual summer. It lives in the playful demeanor of their self-made workout videos, personality quiz and snapback caps. It lives in their ability to not take themselves too seriously. And it flourishes on the ramshackle joyride of their spirited self-t ... More >>
In response to our story about the poor black bear that has been limping around the city of Savage since a police officer opened fire on it more than a week ago, many readers have wondered why the DNR would recommend the bear be shot and possibly killed rather than tranquilized and moved to another ... More >>
The Black Keys have just unveiled extensive plans for a 2014 world tour that stretches for most of the rest of this year. The dates are in support of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney's forthcoming eighth album, Turn Blue.Ever-changing, the Keys are toying with psychedelic rock on their newest single, ... More >>
Fresh off his recent Rhymin' Gosling tour with Louis Logic, Ecid has some even bigger local shows coming up soon: His homecoming show at Triple Rock on Friday, and Soundset. Gimme Noise talked to the rapper and producer about his new road-tested material and his evolving approach to live performance ... More >>
Wildlife and John Mayer enthusiast Katy Perry will embark on an enormous North American tour later this year. The 46-city trek is in support of Prism, her third album of songs constructed with the help of pop hitmakers like Max Martin and Dr. Luke. The most notorious of the batch thus far being the ... More >>
The musician is breaking out of the pack, inspired by Neil Young
A New York Times piece published this week takes a look at rapidly declining moose populations across the country, with particular attention paid to Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Grand Rapids police chase cute black bear cub [PHOTO] Minnesota has two geographically distinct moose populations, one in the far n ... More >>
Born during the Nixon administration, the world's oldest known living wild bear made it all the way to Obama's second term.SEE ALSO: Grand Rapids police chase cute black bear cub [PHOTO]The bear, simply known as Bear No. 56, has been found dead near Marcell, Minnesota. Born in January 1974, she almo ... More >>
Yesterday, a woman named Shannon Leigh Sweeney sent the Grand Rapids Herald-Review a cute picture of Grand Rapids cops chasing after a black bear cub.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Bear Center releases "the cutest footage to date" [VIDEO] Sure, it's all ooohs and aaahs in hindsight, but it probably wasn't for ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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?
Say goodbye to these guys. Minnesota's water has gone eco-chic--but you can only buy it in Michigan.
Porn stars can be good parents too.
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.
Amber Schadewald profiles some of the female DJs who are taking over the Triple Rock's "Triple Double" nights this month.
No wax here—we just asked 'em, "What did you listen to in 2007?"
Everything You Wanted to know about the Band, From A to Z
"I'd like to thank the 6th Congressional District race for this debate."
Local noise rockers the Blind Shake resurrect a classic Minneapolis sound
Why put on a film festival in a barn in the middle of nowhere? Why not?
What do you do with a book that absolutely nobody in his right mind wants to put out?
The case against Minnesota's 1.2 million forest-destroying, disease-spreading deer
The liberty, equality, and sorority of the Soviettes
A comic-book version of a day in the life of The Soviettes
Does the big cat with the three-foot tail, fleet feet, and a taste for blood prowl the state?