The weekend forecast is looking terrific, food trucks are lining up at Surly's taproom now, and the season of the block party is in full bloom. Here's a handful of our best bets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beer-related festivities.Top billing goes to Smack Shack's block party and crayfish ... More >>
Today another major Twin Cities summer festival decided to take 2013 off. The long-gestating First Avenue music festival, which was set to be held at Parade Stadium near the Walker Art Center on July 20, is postponed this year. Earlier this year, Live Nation announced that the River's Edge Music Fes ... More >>
The '90s officially came to a close a little bit more than 13 years ago, but their profound and strange cultural touchstones are not forgotten. Most importantly, the music lives on with the help of DJ Jake Rudh, who celebrates the 12th anniversary of his hip dance party Transmission with a night of ... More >>
The Gimme Noise crew attended a lot of concerts, festivals, events, gatherings, and what have you this past year. As is the case with every year in live music in the Twin Cities, the cacophonous noises etched history into the walls of our storied venues and into our minds. There were a lot of firsts ... More >>
It's the second weekend of August and the weather will be playing a crucial role with the myriad of outdoor events this weekend. Friday evening, The Harriet Island Bandshell is hosting another movie and music night featuring Bloodnstuff and Is/Is followed by a showing of Army of Darkness. The Big Wu ... More >>
See Also:Rolling Stone's 'Do You Wanna Be A Star' competition is at least a little hairyWho doesn't love boats, burritos, and good music? Especially all three together. In the second year of the fundraising Cruise for a Cause, Travis Jerome of Just Kidding Clothing has brought together a wide assort ... More >>
See Also:15 gorgeous GIFs from River's Edge Music Festival 2012Review: River's Edge Music Festival Day 1, 6/23/12 Slideshows: Music Day 1, Music Day 2, People Day 1, People Day 2Kudos to the diligent folks at MPLS.TV for capturing the variety of concert-goers at the recent River's Edge Music Festiv ... More >>
With a bit of cooperation from the weather, heading out to see The Match Girl's Gift: A Christmas Story at the Minnesota Centennial Showboat will be like stepping back in time. "Stepping onto the Showboat is like stepping into a Victorian Christmas and the world of the play itself, espe ... More >>
Now that you've got your clever costume all picked out, you need somewhere fun to go. We've got you covered with a list of enough ghoulish rock 'n roll events happening in the Twin Cities to keep you entertained all weekend long, and deep into Monday night as well.From devilish DJs to terrorizing ... More >>
Vega Productions just took things to whole other level. While their upcoming Rock the Boat cruise of the Mississippi River already sounded pretty wicked -- they're planning to hitch two riverboats together to accommodate two stages of music by Mark Mallman, the Goondas, White Light Riot, and the ... More >>
Seduced by Burger JonesStart the week as a "burger geek" at Burger Jones and end it awash in Irish brews at St. Paul's annual Irish Fest. What's not to like? 8/8 Start your week with the aptly named Burger and Beer Dinner for Beer Geeks at Burger Jones. A flight of Brooklyn Brewery Summer A ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkPink Mink at the Electric Fetus on TuesdayOur Picked to Click 2010 champions Pink Mink are in the midst of a flurry of CD-release celebrations this week, culminating with tonight's Sunset Cocktail Cruise and Album Release Party that will set sail on the Mississippi River in St. ... More >>
Summit celebrates 25 yearsJuly is going to be a busy month for the folks at Summit Brewing Company. There are two new Summit beers being debuted this month. The week of July 12 brings the seventh edition of the Unchained Series, Honeymoon Saison. The following week the brewery will fete its 2 ... More >>
Grammy-winning rock duo the Black Keys, who took home trophies this year for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package, Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals, are returning to the Twin Cities on July 3 to play the Roy Wilkins Auditorium with openers Cage the Elephant.
Andy Faris doesn't seem to be fighting bankruptcyAndy Faris, the man behind the demise of the Taste of Minnesota festival on Harriet Island, hasn't filed a single court document fighting the involuntary bankruptcy action against his company. He's only got until Monday to do so. With courts clos ... More >>
Bury me at Walleye Wagon.We could already hear the death rattle back in October, but it appears that International Event Management has finally led Taste of Minnesota out to the woods and put a bullet in its brain. IEM, which only took two years to drive the 27-year-old event into the ground ... More >>
Taste of Minnesota, R.I.P.When Andy Faris and his International Events Management company took over Taste of Minnesota and transformed the historically free July 4 festival into an event that cost $30 just to get in the gate, it seemed like the height of hubris.Sure enough, like in a greek traged ... More >>
Photo: Tom GazpachoToilet plungers may be needed in St. Paul.It's bad enough to learn that dozens of Minnesota communities flushed their human waste into flooding rivers last week. Now we find out some of that crap is going to flow downhill into St. Paul, along with expected rising waters. T ... More >>
(Pictured: Past entrants hope to achieve flight for Red Bull's Flugtag)This week we have multiple CD-release shows, an art fest on the north side, and some DIY flying machines that will (most likely) crash into the Mississippi.
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God bless our freedom from kippers and tripe. It's a week of celebrations from Thai cuisine and kale to local food and folk music. Not to mention our independence from bangers and mash and our right to light pyrotechnics. Your Week in Food . . . Monday 6/28 We've come a long way since Swedish ... More >>
(Work by Greg Gossel)This week we have the epic Saint Paul Art Crawl (now with live music from Soundcrawl!), MN Fashion Week events, and art openings featuring naked people and pop culture (not all in one spot).
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Who needs Paris when there's haunted mini-golf, moonlight bowling, and a wild, wild river right in your back yard?