Studies published both last year and in 2012 ranked the Twin Cities among the top 10 metros for college grads. A new study published by Livability.com indicates that remains the case this year, at least as far as Minneapolis is concerned. The study ranks Minneapolis as the fifth-best city in the cou ... More >>
Bob Dylan is now a 71-year-old force to be reckoned with on his own. With Tempest, he proved for the umpteenth time that he's still got the mind and the artistic means to topple anyone in the exclusive club of Americana musicians. And, the guy never stops touring, it seems.After he does some dates f ... More >>
Just a few weeks since its release, critics have already hailed Yo La Tengo's 13th full-length album Fade as one of the band's best in years, harkening back to epic cult favorites such as I Can Feel the Heart Beating as One and And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out. In anticipation of the band ... More >>
On August 11, 1992, the Mall of America first swung open its doors and became the nation's largest retail and entertainment complex, changing Minnesota forever. Now, on this August 11, the behemoth mall will celebrate its 20th birthday with plenty of free eats, including a custom-made cake by Buddy ... More >>
See Also:The 4onthefloor releases "Mumford & Sons Crap"Interview: Mumford & Sons' Marshall Winston chats backstageThe Current Effect, in progressIt's finally happening. Three years ago, Mumford and Sons released their debut album Sigh No More, and hoedown enthusiasts (and Current listeners) ... More >>
For how often St. Vincent comes to town, you'd think she's moving in. For the third second time in the span of four months, Annie Clark is booked to perform in the Twin Cities. This September, she joins ex-Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne on the first date of a joint tour celebrating their forth ... More >>
Related:SXSW: Polica as the road teamPolica at First Avenue (with cover shoot outtakes) River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupAlthough MInneapolis electro-percussive soul collective Polica aren't quite at the level of an Ellen DeGeneres shout-out yet, they're about to get a huge a ... More >>
You'd be hard-pressed to keep up with Sonia Grover this past Friday afternoon during SXSW. As the line outside the door of the First Avenue day party -- held this year at the Swan Dive in downtown Austin, and co-curated by Gimme Noise and the Current -- grows ever longer, the crowd inside ever la ... More >>
Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Stunning is the scope of Heartland's move to Lowertown, from its current location at 1806 St. Clair Ave. Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market, scheduled to open on Thursday, July 15, 2010, will be in the Market House building, a 1902 warehouse across the street from the St. Paul Farmer's ... More >>
First things first: The Church of the Pancake was amazing. Put on by my creative and culinary-minded friends, it was a free breakfast of pancakes, jug bands, and pancake fiction, open to anyone who knew about it. Attendance was great, the pancakes fluffy, and the weather pristine. Chris ... More >>
The duo will be joined by their new tourmates, Voytek.
The funny, sad, refreshing 'Definitely, Maybe' has the courage to admit that love doesn't come without disappointment
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Is it just us, or does the new Star Wars movie sound like even more of a celluloid stinker than the last two? The first clue: George Lucas is calling the latest installment (out May 11) a "real tearjerker." The second: He claims it's "Titanic in space." (Cue foghorn.) From a studio perspective, comb ... More >>
Light- or dark-roast? Far more intriguing choices--like booze!--await at a new generation of coffeehouses.
Heartland serves purely Midwestern ingredients in pure French style
Jesus in High Heels and Nuns With Gay Habits
With The Sugar Tree, New York scenester/ songwriter Amy Rigby looks to put down new roots in Nashville
Two American indie films, Broken Vessels and Restaurant, show adults behaving badly
Five skeptical spin doctors probe for local music's pulse -- a City Pages roundtable