In my years attending punk and metal shows, often as the only one with a pen and pad in the middle, I've noticed that there are a few unwritten rules when participating in a mosh pit. The seemingly amorphous fits of aggression that explode from the center of certain crowds have some unspoken guideli ... More >>
Sometimes we just need an excuse to hit the open road. For us, the promise of a perfect burger is just enough to gas up the car and go -- like a dangling meaty carrot at the end of a sunshine-soaked journey. Few experiences are a better slice of Americana, that jumping out of the car and digging int ... More >>
Amphetamine Reptile's Bash 13 With Melvins, Honky, Negative Approach, Gay Witch Abortion, Mudhoney, Hepa/Titus, and Die Kreuzen Grumpy's Downtown, Minneapolis July 20, 2013 Part way through Mudhoney's incendiary early evening set at Bash 13 on Saturday, they broke into their new underachievement an ... More >>
James Franco disappoints while Mila Kunis delivers a spellbinding performance
Foster the People With Tokyo Police Club and KimbraTarget Center, MinneapolisFriday, June 22, 2012It's difficult to retain your indie-cred once you hit the big time -- look at Dave Matthews Band -- and people must have liked Nickelback once upon a time. Riding off the success of their breakout singl ... More >>
Photo by Nick WosikaFoster The People might be the biggest band in America right now. There's no better marker of the evident crossover between indie and pop than the massive popularity garnered by the young band, whose platinum-plated hooks and disco leanings have caused a buzz across the ... More >>
Photo: Reiko ArashiOne Wisconsin boy lived the plush life.Jennifer Hanson was shopping with her 9-year-old son at a Wal-Mart in Sun Prairie, Wis., when she noticed that the boy was missing. With an eerie similarity to Woody's exploits in "Toy Story," he'd already wriggled up into a claw-game ... More >>
Ward RubrechtSlam poet GuanteIt was a crazy night at the Artists' Quarter, one of the six venues running concurrent bouts for last night's portion of the National Poetry Slam 2010. An hour before doors opened folks were already cramming into the narrow corridor outside the venue, anxious to get g ... More >>
Raymond Gurneau is no stranger to the back seat of a squad carRaymond Gurneau took a Minneapolis police squad car for a quick joy ride before crashing it into a tree on Wednesday -- the same squad car in which he was being held after an arrest. What the cops can't figure out is how the 5-fee ... More >>
White shoes, black jacket. Franz Ferdinand gets sharp at the Main Room tonight.
After a speedy sellout at 2007's Lunch Show, the cross-pollinated release finds second life online.
The influential, reclusive back-up singer died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 67.
Matthew Barney's girlfriend inspires his most coherent film
At Outsiders and Others Gallery, a group of local rockers make music for your eyes
Before Plain Layne disappeared, readers knew her as a fiery online diarist, an outspoken lesbian, and a beauty straight out of a Midwestern Botticelli. Afterward, they knew her as a hoax.
'Cremaster' controls the ups and downs of Matthew Barney's corpus
Raving rednecks hijack novel, commit crimes against credibility
Spilled blood, blown fuses, and perforated skulls: the unlikely rise of American Head Charge
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs: Everett Dance Theatre performs Body of Work at the Walker Art Center