Surely, you've heard of the "War on Christmas." Well, one Wisconsin lawmaker has now openly declared war on Kwanzaa, of all things.SEE ALSO: Corey Curtis, deadbeat dad of nine children with six women, sentenced to breeding ban
In a press release, Wisconsin state Senator Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, ... More >>
A northeast Minneapolis man is generating a bit of Christmas-time controversy with a nativity scene that looks like something from a KISS concert.SEE ALSO: Obama effigy hangs from Duluth billboard [PHOTO]
Matthew Peterson, a resident of the 2500 block of Polk Street Northeast, has in his yard a han ... More >>
Country music is a genre of dysfunction -- between the drinkin' and the cheatin', the relentless (and borderline creepy) adoration of one's "mama" and the occasional stint in the can. And yet, for as much as country artists love singing about the holidays, these themes rarely creep into country Chri ... More >>
Each December, you can bet your bough of holly that if a retail space has a PA system, it will pause its cheaply licensed Muzak in favor of Christmas' more expensive, but consumer-enabling, catalogue. Radio stations will cease regular programming for weeks, often witnessing an increase in listenersh ... More >>
With Billy Dean
Mystic Lake Casino
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Kenny Rogers is... kind of a piece of work. And bless him for it.
In the course of his career, he's hopped genres from jazz to folkcountrydelia (that's the word for First Edition, right?), to the middlebrow soft-country bal ... More >>
If anyone can make rockabilly relevant to the modern music world, it would be JD McPherson. The Oklahoma native and former punk rocker debuted earlier this year with Signs and Signifiers, a throwback, analog album that reminds us of the origins of rock 'n' roll. As the FM dial gets more and more clo ... More >>
Pick up a copy of this year's Winter Guide issue of City Pages and you'll notice that Doomtree is not only featured on the cover and in an interview about their new album, No Kings, but that they've invaded our entire damn publication. Many of our Winter Guide tidbits and listings are availa ... More >>
As the glut and gratitude of Thanksgiving gives way to the glut and gaiety of the holiday season, plan to kick off this transitionary phase with some holiday honky tonk and a banjo-pickin' veteran of Hee Haw this weekend at Lee's and the Dakota.
Has Black Friday jumped the shark? Now that hundreds of stores are opening for Christmas shopping at the witching hour of midnight, it almost feels as if the consumer holiday has reached the point of parody. But then, when you stop and think of last year's shopping deaths and even this year's pe ... More >>
Terry Allan Lester, explosive lover.Terry Allan Lester admits it: He really did build a bomb out of a dildo for his ex-girlfriend as a Christmas present. In exchange for pleading guilty to that act of explosive unrequited love, the Waseca County Attorney's Office is dropping charges against h ... More >>
The other day, we received a message from the guys in Rockford Mules.
...we ended up writing a Christmas song sorta by accident, and we really like the way it turned out, and then we recorded it, and then we had an idea for a video, and then we put that video on youtube. I think the theme i ... More >>
Let's abandon this governing conceit of this series, shall we? You're not buying any more presents. Neither am I, and neither is anybody else. We are so over mobbed outlet malls and web shopping when we're supposed to be pretending to work. Our spare bedroom closets are bursting with badly wrappe ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzRoma di Luna at the Minnesota Zoo last summerRoma di Luna Christmas ShowDecember 19, 2010Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisRoma di Luna's annual Christmas show at the Cedar last night was a divine treat
for all who were lucky enough to snag tickets to the very sold-out per ... More >>
So you haven't finished your holiday shopping. Perhaps, in fact, you haven't even started it. Don't you feel bad about yourself? Hey, there's still plenty of time to order gift cards, which you know your folks want anyway. Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops, Mills Fleet Farm. Easy!
So click click, th ... More >>
Nope, the season's not over yet. There are trees left to trim, stockings left to stuff, decorations still to be hung with care, and because you're a big baller/shot caller - are you kidding, of course you are - it's downright imperative that you figure out where to score one of those humongous gi ... More >>