Harry Houdini

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    10 rules of mosh pit etiquette

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Top 3 road trip-worthy burgers up Interstate 35

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Amphetamine Reptile's Bash 13 at Grumpy's, 7/20/13

    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 >>

  • Movies

    March 6, 2013

    Oz the Great and Powerful loses the magic

    James Franco disappoints while Mila Kunis delivers a spellbinding performance

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Foster the People at Target Center, 6/22/2012

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Foster The People at First Avenue, 12/4/11

    Photo by Nick Wosika​Foster 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Wisconsin boy channels "Toy Story" inside The Claw

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    National Poetry Slam 2010 day one wrap-up, day two recommendations

    Ward RubrechtSlam poet Guante​It 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Raymond Gurneau takes cop car for joy ride and crash

    Raymond Gurneau is no stranger to the back seat of a squad car​Raymond 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Franz Ferdinand tonight in the Main Room

    White shoes, black jacket. Franz Ferdinand gets sharp at the Main Room tonight.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    STNNNG release out-of-print 7 inch for free download

    After a speedy sellout at 2007's Lunch Show, the cross-pollinated release finds second life online.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Ronettes member Estelle Bennett dead

    The influential, reclusive back-up singer died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 67.

  • Movies

    May 17, 2006

    Björk to the Future

    Matthew Barney's girlfriend inspires his most coherent film

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2005
  • Arts

    August 25, 2004

    Screw Dance, Let's Art!

    At Outsiders and Others Gallery, a group of local rockers make music for your eyes

  • Arts

    June 30, 2004

    Girl, Interrupted

    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.

  • Movies

    May 7, 2003

    Body of Evidence

    'Cremaster' controls the ups and downs of Matthew Barney's corpus

  • Books

    November 20, 2002

    Girl, Interrupted

    Raving rednecks hijack novel, commit crimes against credibility

  • Books

    October 10, 2001
  • Arts

    June 13, 2001

    Raw Power

    Spilled blood, blown fuses, and perforated skulls: the unlikely rise of American Head Charge

  • Restaurants

    February 23, 2000
  • Arts

    April 1, 1998

    The Pope, Marx, and Houdini

    From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs: Everett Dance Theatre performs Body of Work at the Walker Art Center

  • News

    December 25, 1996