GWARSkyway Theatre, MinneapolisThursday, November 20, 2014Earlier this year, GWAR -- the intergalactically renowned metal band made up of alien warriors -- appeared on the A.V. Club's A.V. Undercover video series at an emotional time. GWAR had recently been rocked by the overdose of founding member ... More >>
When you're trying to assert yourself as a premier Midwestern city that celebrates music, it's not ideal to have a shouting match with the folks just across the river. The case for Minneapolis's musical greatness is nothing new -- First Avenue, Prince, Paul Westerberg, etc. -- but don't count out ... More >>
The critics' picks from best film to best performers
Despite once again being moved to another venue, Fun. has managed to sell out the Myth for their trip to the Cities on Friday. If you weren't able to get tickets to this show, the 4onthefloor will be playing their brand of floor-stomping blues in the First Ave. Mainroom across town. Originating from ... More >>
Hey! Yo! What's up? The Week That Was is back. Sure, we've been away for a good long while, but too much crazy shit's gone down this week. Enjoy!
It's been nearly 30 years since MTV launched by airing footage of the Apollo 11 landing and the video for the Buggles' "Video Killed a Radio Star" at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1981. Though it was founded with the intent of streaming music videos 24 hours a day, the station quickly became a tool for ... More >>
Does it sound as awkward as it arrived? (Short answer: nope)Three weeks ago, the Beastie Boys's "Make Some Noise" single from new album Hot Sauce Committee leaked on the web to overall excitement and positive criticism, and now the entire album -- their 8th as a trio -- has escaped top secret sta ... More >>
Gimme Noise won't front; our Christmas shopping is nowhere even near finished. I haven't gotten Christmas cards for my parents or my son, I still have a few things to get for my wife, and I need a whole mess of CD gift boxes, which the local Wal-Mart doesn't seem to stock. Isn't it weird how, in ... More >>
IPRToki Wright released an album over a year ago called A Different Mirror, and his touring support for the record is still in high-gear. Tonight marks a big bash for him and urban music at an Institute of Production and Recording (IPR)-sanctioned concert at Minnehaha Park where he will play alon ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerGastro Non Grata June 27, 2010 First Avenue Last night in the First Avenue Mainroom, 7th Street Entry and Record Room, Gastro Non Grata pulled off a pretty freakin' incredible feat: assemble three rooms full of hungry music fans and present to them nine bands, three DJs, ... More >>
A jolting tale of incest, rape, and the strength to heal
DreamWorks says 3D helps "emotionally immerse" the audience
The Beastie Boys make a triumphant Twin Cities return with a few friends in tow to get out the vote, and we all say a long overdu ... More >>
For once, this season's movies don't ask you to check your brains at the door
Jack Reuler has been managing his team for 31 Years. But he's still scrapping for every hit he can get.
'Nacho Libre' is black comedy without the laughs
Air conditioning helps as sequels and remakes compete for your summer movie dollar
A coalition of independent record stores hangs on for dear life
'TRL' feeds thin gruel to its audience; kids beg for more
New Orleans selling school busses on eBay, NFL lineman discusses being gay, addicted and raped, the 25 best moments on Arrested Development, Jack Black as a super-smart astronaut, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
'King Kong' scales new heights for a blockbuster--and falls hard
THESE DAYS Zell Miller said Wednesday he has paid $156,668 to the state of Georgia to resolve questions about money he kept from an entertainment allowance he received when he was governor. A Ugandan member of parliament has pledged to reward girls for their chastity by paying their university fee ... More >>
A film critic sends a fan letter to the Farrelly brothers
Dallas Orbiter sets its own course to the ether
The United States has one wretched president--and 6,000 ways to feel sorry about
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
Bridge Club: Nice Minnesota boys, waiting to self-destruct
Jack Black touches kids' souls, Martina McBride touches a nerve, and Kobe Bryant touches the ladies
'The School of Rock' fails to make a joke of Jack Black
Offspring of Spacek and Hanks Bring 'Orange County' to Harvest
The outsize personality of balladeer Jack Black means there's more of him to love
Director Alison Maclean returns to the road with Jesus' Son
High Fidelity tries to rescue John Cusack from the cutout bin