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    April 16, 2014

    Riff Raff at First Avenue, 4/15/14

    Riff Raff First Avenue, Minneapolis Tuesday, April 15, 2014 After "Rose Gold Stripper Pole" -- in which Riff Raff managed get a decent bounce going simply by occasionally saying "stripper pole" out loud, over his own vocal track -- his DJ addressed the crowd. "You know you're looking at the future ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    Bun B at Fine Line, 4/5/14

    Bun Bwith Kirko Bangz, Rapper Hooks, Sean Anonymous and Taylor MadrigalFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, April 5, 2014Long before the South cracked the rap mainstream, UGK had a following that led to the pop charts. Saturday night at the Fine Line, founding member Bun B performed a range o ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Rappers and ravers, stop glorifying deadly drugs

    Are ravers the modern day hippies? There are plenty of parallels, from the flower imagery to the PLUR mentality. Then, of course, there's the idea of using drugs as a path to enlightenment. (Or at least, amazing vibes.) But when it comes to drugs there's a key difference: The hippies were ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    The winners of the 2013 Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    The eleven alternative weeklies of Voice Media Group are responsible for a tremendous amount of music writing: This year, we produced thousands of pages of printed stories and tens of thousands of blog posts. We're proud to present the very best of that work in the second annual Voice Media Group Mu ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    Lizzo: All I knew was mainstream and 'hood

    Back in October, Gimme Noise spoke to the explosive Lizzo ahead of her Picked to Click win, and the release of one of 2013's most-heralded local albums, Lizzobangers. Her collaboration with Doomtree's Lazerbeak and Marijuana Deathsquads' Ryan Olson is the Chalice rapper's growth and raw potential ca ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    Gophers bowl game tickets cost about as much as gas station donuts

    Judging by ticket prices, tonight's Gophers vs. Syracuse Texas Bowl matchup will be a bit like the moon landing -- the only people watching it will be thousands of miles away. RELATED: Associated Press disses Gophers football team That's because tickets to the game are selling for less than 50 cents ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013
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    October 2, 2013

    Gravity is a thrilling breakthrough

    The George Clooney and Sandra Bullock space film treads new ground

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    September 23, 2013

    Cher unveils 2014 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in June

    Without a doubt, Cher is the mistress of the long goodbye. About a decade ago, it was thought that she was hanging it up with a so-called "farewell tour." Then it was discovered some three years later that her star was brighter and more profitable than ever.If you're wondering why she occasioned to ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Kanye West unveils Yeezus 2013 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in November

    The irrepressible Kanye West is gearing up for a fall tour in support of one of 2013's most-discussed albums, Yeezus. From the frequent Justin Vernon collaborator who not only claims "I am a God" and to be the next Steve Jobs, this'll be a trek to remember. Hurry up with his damn croissants! This co ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013
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    July 31, 2013
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    March 22, 2013

    Twin Cities still a top 10 metro for new college grads, study says

    According to the listings site Rent.com, the best place for a recent college graduate in search of a decent paycheck and an affordable place to live isn't one of the much-buzzed about cities for bright young things, like Austin or San Francisco.Per the website's numbers crunching, top cities actuall ... More >>

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    February 3, 2013

    Beyonce unveils Mrs. Carter World Tour 2013 dates -- St. Paul in July

    Beyonce just put on one of the most stunning Super Bowl halftime shows -- easily the best since Prince's -- and it's no shock that an announcement of her Mrs. Carter World Tour follows. The shows begin in Europe in April, and a North American stint launches on June 28 in Los Angeles, and wrapping at ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Gophers vs. Texas Tech in Meineke Car Care Bowl dead last in ranking of every bowl game

    As Michael Rand notes on his RandBall blog, there are reasons for the U of M to be excited about being selected to play in the December 28 Meineke Car Care Bowl in Houston -- "It means a primetime bowl appearance on a Friday night, on ESPN, with no other televised bowl competition" and "It means a c ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012
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    September 11, 2012

    P.O.S. breaks sh*t in "F*ck Your Stuff" video

    See Also:Slideshow: Totally Gross National Party 2012P.O.S. debuts "Bumper" video via City of MusicWanna be in the P.O.S. "Get Down" music video?"We genuinely believe that all of your shit is fake," P.O.S. exults amid the madness of "Fuck Your Stuff," the latest video to rupture forth in the lead up ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Minneapolis is one of the best cities for 20-somethings, says PayScale

    SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota is the state of the future, Gallup says-- Portland douses some Haterade on Mpls after regaining Bicycling.com's Best Bike City honor-- Twin Cities one of the best metros for recent college grads, says Rent.comMinneapolis is one of the best places for young adults to start their ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012
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    July 19, 2012

    Mark Dayton apologizes for comparing troubled football players to soldiers back from war

    See Also: Meet the Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team Adrian Peterson arrest in Houston It's no secret that the Minnesota Vikings have a hard time staying out of trouble off the field. As we reported last year, between fights, DUIs, driving into traffic officers, and the infamous Sex Boat Scanda ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Adrian Peterson doesn't look "heavily intoxicated" in his mugshot [PHOTO]

    After he was arrested early Saturday morning for resisting arrest at Houston's Live! at Bayou Place, TMZ reported that Vikings superstar running back Adrian Peterson was "heavily intoxicated... which was very out of character."Today, Peterson's mugshot was released, and we gotta say... he doesn't lo ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Mid West Music Fest, Day One: Tapes 'n Tapes, Cory Chisel, and Zoo Animal

    Mid West Music Festival Day OneFeaturing Tapes 'n Tapes, Cory Chisel, and Zoo Animal Winona, MNThursday, April 19, 2012Rain and plummeting temperatures greeted music fans in Winona who were gathering for the third annual Mid West Music Fest on Thursday evening. And while the lousy weather conditio ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Twin Cities one of the best metros for recent college grads, says Rent.com

    ​A new study from Rent.com finds that the Twin Cities is one of the best metros for college students who want to find a job, make money, and have an affordable place to live. The study looks at the top 25 markets with the most rental listings, and then compares figures for unemployment, cost of li ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012
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    February 21, 2012

    Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 9

    ​Now that Megaupload has gone under and Kim Dotcom and Swizz Beats, perhaps two of the most ridiculous men in America, are fugitives holed up in the mountains in a 78 day standoff with the CIA, we're simply going to be streaming this month's mixtape. You can still download individual tracks below. ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Marilyn Manson's U.S. tour dates unveiled, show at the Brick in May

    ​The mysterious Marilyn Manson has emerged with a fresh U.S. tour in support of the forthcoming eighth album, Born Villain. This is the first Minneapolis show for the band since 2009's stop at the State Theatre. It also adds to the slate of concerts that includes the Shins, Jane's Addiction, and I ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    5 weird web food stories: August 15-19

    Yum, DSL- Digital Sushi LunchFights in the kitchen! Rockers pushing wine!  And a contract that must be signed before getting a reservation? We take a look at five of the weirdest food stories kicking around the web this week.  

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    August 16, 2011

    Worst Cooks in America sought for reality tv show

    ​Can't boil water? Or, worse, left your chicken stock simmering and went to bed, only to be woken up by the sound of fire alarms blaring? Then perhaps you should become one of the 16 contenders on season three of the Food Network's reality show, Worst Cooks in America. Here's what you need ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Minneapolis dogs 7th worst in U.S. for attacking mail carriers

    garlandcannonYour mail carrier doesn't want to see this.​All winter long, Minneapolis mail carriers slog through snow drifts. In the summer they're bombarded by the State Bird (not that one, this one). And all year long they have to worry about mean-ass dogs tearing a chunk of meat out of thei ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Britney Spears and Enrique Iglesias coming to Xcel July 6

    ​This summer's arena calendar is already filling up, with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Journey coming to the Xcel, plus shows by Usher, Rihanna, Sade, and the aging pop version of Voltron, NKOTBSB, coming to the Target Center. To add to the spectacle, Britney Spears is throwing her hat in the rin ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Wu-Tang, Wild Flag, Fishbone, Yelawolf among highlights at the Village Voice SXSW party

    Photo by Erik Hess​Our parent company, Village Voice Media, went whole hog with their annual SXSW bash this year, moving it from its previous home at La Zona Rosa into the Austin Music Hall (which was also the site of last night's MTVu Woodie Awards), stretching out the event into the late-night h ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011
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    February 4, 2011

    Bravo announces nationwide casting calls for Top Chef and Top Chef: Just Desserts

    BravoWill a MN chef make the cut?​Attention, Minnesota chefs, here's a chance to show the world your culinary skills. Bravo is now accepting applications and holding open calls for Top Chef Season 9 and Top Chef: Just Desserts 2.

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    November 1, 2010

    "Please ID Me" buttons not OK at polls

    Image by dbaird"Please ID Me" buttons aren't allowed here​Today a federal judge told tea partiers NO, they may not wear "Please I.D. Me" buttons to the polls. So if someone asks to see your photo ID, just give 'em the hand. And if they take your picture, take one right back. Minnesota election la ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    LCD Soundsystem tickets finally on sale next week

    ​Exactly a month after announcing that LCD Soundsystem would play the Roy Wilkins Audiorium this fall, the venue has finally released details about the ticket price and sale date. The LCD Soundsystem show, which features openers Hot Chip, will take place on Saturday, October 23, and tickets will g ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    LCD Soundsystem announce St. Paul date

    ​National music blog Consequence of Sound is reporting that LCD Soundsystem will hit the road this fall for tour of Australia, the US, and the UK with Sleigh Bells and Hot Chip. The dance-tastic indie band, led by James Murphy, will come through St. Paul on October 23 to play Roy Wilkins Auditoriu ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Top 5 best uses of beer cans for International Canned Beer Month

    Mmmmm, beer.​In honor of August being International Canned Beer Month (ICBM), we wanted to not only celebrate beer but also the beer can, and decided to highlight its many uses with a Top 5 list. Here are a few favorites. Share your ideas in comments.

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    July 2, 2010

    Lilith Fair moves to Target Center here, oblivion elsewhere

    ​The Lilith Fair was born of an odd doldrum in popular, female-fore music; the bulk of headliners for their first three seasons - before they suspended the festival for eleven years - were cut from the cheesecloth of alternative radio-directed acoustic-type pop (think Joan Osbourne, Indigo Girls, ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Minneapolis among Top 5 cities for young professionals

    Bring us your fancy college degrees and maybe we'll give you a job​Attention yuppies: Wondering where to put that freshly minted college degree to work? Forbes Magazine says Minneapolis is the third best place place in the country for you -- if you're tough enough to endure our winters and the ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Minneapolis-St Paul rated cleanest metro by Travel & Leisure

    It's a clean machine​"Maybe it's the eight miles of covered skyways that keeps trash off the streets and parks," writes Travel and Leisure magazine. "(Or maybe it's an out-of-sight, out-of-mind thing.) Regardless, America's Favorite Cities survey takers voted the Twin Cities as the country's c ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    December 2, 2009
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    December 2, 2009

    Tim Allen visits St. Louis Park tonight

    The comedian/actor will be visiting a handful of major cities (and a suburb in Minnesota) to promote his latest film.

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    October 12, 2009

    Low announce select dates for unique project

    The minimalist rockers' newest tour is a collaboration with dance choreographer Morgan Thorson.

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    June 17, 2009

    Atmosphere announce new tour dates

    Slug and Ant will make their way through Europe and back across the US.

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    April 30, 2008
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    June 23, 2005
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    March 31, 2005
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    November 3, 2004

    Obituaries

    Former President George W. Bush Dead at 72

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