Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from fertile local soil? For those times that worrying that people ... More >>
Athens-based indie rock forerunners and psych-pop purveyors Olivia Tremor Control re-emerged last fall with their first track in over a decade, "North Term Reality," and it was enough to spark the interest of fans of the early-'90s experimental rock band and spurn more recording projects and a pr ... More >>
As is always the case every spring, a lot of big-ticket veteran acts are making their way through town these days. With Paul Simon's recent visit, Duran Duran's gig, and next week's hugely anticipated Cars concert at First Avenue, the spirit of rock 'n' roll from days of yore has never been more ... More >>
Much like the rest of his condensed tour, Alexi Murdoch's stop at the Cedar Cultural Center was quick to sell out. Murdoch is not only wildly popular, but is also quite the catch if you are fortunate enough to witness him standing live in front of you; simply put, he doesn't tour very often.
A.J. OlmscheidToday we wrap up our talk with Broders' executive chef, Michael Rostance. (Here's parts 1 and 2 for the latecomers.) In this installment, Rostance shares stories about eating eyeballs, hanging out with Mario Batali's dad and messing up a meal for the shah's wife.
A.J. OlmscheidChef Michael Rostance has always faced the pressure to produce, but it wasn't always in the kitchen. His first career was in radio, when he worked as one of the DJs who started the Twin Cities community station KFAI.
Rostance started cooking at the Black Forest Inn in Minneapolis ... More >>
So Barack Obama goes to the G-20 summit, like U.S. presidents have done every year since 1999, and have done with the G-8 since 1976. By its own estimate, its members currently represent about "90 per cent of global gross national product, 80 per cent of world trade as well as two-thirds of t ... More >>
Don't let the fact that Chooglin' and Pink Mink play out about every 72 hours these days keep you home tonight. Afterall, Athens, Ohio Wheels on Fire are returning to town to fill this local meat and potatoes rock and roll sandwich with a swift and swinging sound that is as good on a Tuesday as i ... More >>
Israel's Desert has some klezmer hidden in there somewhereThe Music Alliance Pact was initiated by Scottish music blog The Pop Cop (recently mourned by Franz Ferdinand...you can read the full story of its demise here), who assembled a confederation of 30 pan-global music blogs, each contributing ... More >>