Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Maria Isa gets things started this week with a fresh new video. New clips are here also from Bob Mould, Trampled By Turtles, What Tyrants, the Cavalier Crooks, Suzie, and a ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
First Avenue show Thursday
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Erik HessOur 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 >>
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.
Image by dbaird"Please ID Me" buttons aren't allowed hereToday 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 >>
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.
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 >>
Bring us your fancy college degrees and maybe we'll give you a jobAttention 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 >>
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 >>
The minimalist rockers' newest tour is a collaboration with dance choreographer Morgan Thorson.
The legendary outsider artist gets... just a bit more outside.
1) Casey defies critics, still triumphs 2) That's Davis with a D...on the bench at crunctime 3) KG's unsung defense
The FCC goes looking for swears during live sporting events, scientists have turned stem cells into sperm, Michael Douglas's son pees on his back, clips from the Daily Show and Robot Chicken, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
The effect of Super Bowl commercials on the brain, Houston postal worker caught making a special delivery, Sopranos Season 6 trailer, Playboy wants MySpace users, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
1. Wally's woes continue. 2. You can't preach defense and then play Troy Hudson over Jaric and Carter. 3. A grab bag of positives.
My grand plan is to pick ten college and five pro games for the next few weeks, including my most confident "lock" in both pro and college. Let's see if I can prove to you that I don't know what I'm talking about.
Hurricane Rita's jog to the north last Friday was lucky not just for those who stayed in Galveston and Houston but likewise for those who tried to flee, only to find themselves stuck on Texas interstates. From Wednesday onward, gas stations in the Houston area and all along the main routes north and ... More >>
A passenger bus carrying hurricane evacuees from a Bellaire nursing home exploded into flames near Dallas killing at least 24 senior residents of Brighton Gardens and injuring several others. A mechanical problem caused the blaze and a passenger's oxygen tank caught fire. The medical examiners of Fo ... More >>
Derrick Tabb, 31, stole five vehicles on the Wednesday morning after the hurricane, and transported dozens of elderly evacuees from flooded neighborhoods to the Convention Center. When it looked like no buses were coming, he coaxed reluctant family members into his stolen van and drove them to Houst ... More >>
Houston native Sheri Glover was one of the 50 or so pro-peace activists who traveled from the Veterans for Peace Convention near Dallas to Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch on August 6. After spending most of her time in a ditch on the side of the rode in hopes of seeking a meeting with Bush that never ... More >>
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Jack Sparks busts on Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham for distracting people from his recent chicanery by bringing up a flag burning amendment The Other Side of Country. Steve Perry turns us on to Kennedy conspiracy theorist turned movie business columnist Edward Jay Epstein at Cult ... More >>
Here's Kalefa Sanneh's excellent piece about Mike Jones and the rest of the Houston hip-hop scene.
Former President George W. Bush Dead at 72