Trey Anastasio BandFirst Avenue, MinneapolisTuesday, February 4, 2014Trey Anastasio last performed on the First Avenue stage 21 years ago. The Phish frontman returned with a six-piece backing band to make up for his long absence with a three-hour, two-set performance on Tuesday night. The sold-out c ... More >>
The kids inside the bright turquoise Hola Arepa truck might look fresh-faced, but these two are natural born entrepreneurs. Destined to own their own businesses, Christina Nguyen spent her childhood counting pretend bills and working for her family business, while Birk Stefan Grudem learned the valu ... More >>
After nearly a decade apart, I Self Devine and DJ Kool Akiem talk about their seminal album, Obelisk Movements
Country music has given us some of the sappiest most godawful finest, most touching love songs of the last several decades, but when it comes to break-up songs, that's where the genre truly earns its keep on the charts. We picked the most vengeful, the most spiteful, the most downright angry country ... More >>
Big FreediaTurf Club, St. PaulSaturday, February 2, 2013By the time New Orleans' Queen Diva Big Freedia took the stage, the crowd seemed worlds away from a cool down. With all that sustained pleasure, it makes a bit of sense that the roomful of Freedia Freaks would eventually fizzle.See ... More >>
Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>
Experts see more soldiers facing criminal time
First Avenue has been around since 1970, but no matter how many times you've been there, beginning tonight you'll see something you never have before--food! The club's new bar and restaurant, the Depot (a nod to the location's original use as a Greyhound bus station) opens tonight with casua ... More >>
Photo: Stephen StephensThe right pick?As DFLer Matt Entenza rolled out Robyne Robinson as his his running mate in the 2010 governor's race last week, we winced. Robinson got to boost her own profile on Fox 9 in the waning days of her employment, stomp all over journalism ethics by playing bo ... More >>
Lieutenant governor candidate denies conflict of interest
She's the one on the Greyhound busEnding a week of wild web buzz, DFL candidate for governor Matt Entenza has picked former Fox 9 anchorwoman Robyne Robinson as his running mate. And as promised, he made the announcement via Twitter: "It's my distinct pleasure to announce Robyne Robinson @ro ... More >>
Police intervene in vampire love affair after comment war on City Pages' website
Paige Brewer vanished with the self-described vampire over Valentines Day weekend.
Today, one of country's best relationship-phobes turns 68. Ten songs to get hooked on... but not too hooked. I don't want no clingin' vine! You're smothering me!
Friends answer: Damn straight
More than 9,000 Minnesotans are homeless. I decided to join them.
After banning a three-year-old from swimming, grown man still fears cooties
The battles and breaks behind the first female hip-hop festival
Told you we read it for the articles: Playboy.com's "A-List" (we swear we called dibs on that name long ago) lists Minneapolis's own First Avenue as one of the ten best rock clubs in America. The big black bus station joins the likes of the Empty Bottle in Chicago, Emo's Austin, and the Mercury Loun ... More >>
A blow-by-blow account of Slug's weeklong stand in the 7th St. Entry
In the 24 hours before First Avenue declared bankruptcy, employees were told to cash their checks, gather their things, and wait.
Michelle Kinney followed the musical avant-garde to New York--and back again.
The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.
Aaron Cometbus's 20-year journey into the heart of underground America
Is there any way to keep Major League Baseball in Minnesota? Well, for starters we could get a judge to classify Carl Pohlad as a vulnerable adult...
The Salvation Army plans to house prison inmates in a work-release program at its Minneapolis shelter
She's an erotic cottage industry, a one-woman costume caper, an impresario of unusual adult entertainment. Meet Thomasina Kundalini: A riddle wrapped in a web site inside a cable-access show.
You thought Bigfoot sightings went out with Pop Rocks and moon boots. Try telling that to Mike Quast, who is convinced the creatures are alive and well and living in Minnesota.
Faye Wenell was the life of the party--bright and artistic, with a smile you couldn't resist. But that was before the bodies began to turn up.
Developers want to turn downtown Minneapolis into a golf paradise. Now all they need is a site--and some cash from the city.
Five years ago Mike Hatch was just another failed politician. Then a dying woman walked into his office, and a crusade was born.
Whenever there is a historic baseball moment--a 3,000th hit, a pitcher's 300th win--St. Paul's Seth Hawkins, a.k.a. Dr. Fan, is there to see it