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    November 21, 2014

    GWAR at Skyway Theatre, 11/20/14

    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 >>

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    November 4, 2014

    10 Reasons St. Paul Is an Underrated Music City

    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 >>

  • Movies

    December 19, 2012

    2012 Film Critics' Poll

    The critics' picks from best film to best performers

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    April 13, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Fun., Night Moves, Beats Antique

    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 >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Rick Ross health scares, a big change in the Sonic Youth dynamic: A look at the week that was

    ​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!

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    July 27, 2011

    Banned from MTV: 10 videos that got the axe

    ​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 >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Beastie Boys's Hot Sauce Committee: First impressions

    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 >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Calm, collected holiday shopper, what's on your iPod? (Part V)

    ​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 >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Toki Wright at Minnehaha Park tonight

    IPR​Toki 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 >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Gastro Non Grata at First Avenue, 6/27/10

    Photo by Nikki Miller​Gastro 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    D.C. Day Two: Celebrities love America, concert style

    The concert was exactly what you'd expect: energizing, exciting, ... More >>

  • News

    January 7, 2009

    An open letter to the man who raped my wife

    A jolting tale of incest, rape, and the strength to heal

  • News

    December 31, 2008

    Get real: Is 3D a cure-all for an ailing film economy?

    DreamWorks says 3D helps "emotionally immerse" the audience

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2008

    Beastie Boys give rebel rousing performance at Wilkins

    goavbb.jpgThe 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 >>

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    June 11, 2008

    Summer Grows Up

    For once, this season's movies don't ask you to check your brains at the door

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    June 4, 2008
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    May 7, 2008
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    February 20, 2008
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    November 21, 2007
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    October 3, 2007
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    September 13, 2006

    Double Play

    Jack Reuler has been managing his team for 31 Years. But he's still scrapping for every hit he can get.

  • Movies

    June 14, 2006

    Tortilla Flat

    'Nacho Libre' is black comedy without the laughs

  • Movies

    June 7, 2006

    Not So Hot...

    Air conditioning helps as sequels and remakes compete for your summer movie dollar

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    May 10, 2006


    A coalition of independent record stores hangs on for dear life

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    May 3, 2006

    Blame Dick Clark

    'TRL' feeds thin gruel to its audience; kids beg for more

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2006

    3/31: Morning Communique

    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...

  • Movies

    December 14, 2005

    Here's to the Big One

    'King Kong' scales new heights for a blockbuster--and falls hard

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    July 21, 2005

    7/21: Morning Communique

    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 >>

  • Movies

    April 13, 2005

    In Praise of Peter and Bobby

    A film critic sends a fan letter to the Farrelly brothers

  • Music

    January 5, 2005

    It's Not You--I Just Need Some Space

    Dallas Orbiter sets its own course to the ether

  • Columns

    November 24, 2004

    All Apologies

    The United States has one wretched president--and 6,000 ways to feel sorry about

  • News

    December 31, 2003

    Artists of the Year

    Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.

  • Music

    November 26, 2003

    The Danger Within

    Bridge Club: Nice Minnesota boys, waiting to self-destruct

  • Music

    November 12, 2003

    Real Life Rock Top 10

    Jack Black touches kids' souls, Martina McBride touches a nerve, and Kobe Bryant touches the ladies

  • Movies

    October 1, 2003

    Class Dismissed

    'The School of Rock' fails to make a joke of Jack Black

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    January 9, 2002

    Ripe For The Picking

    Offspring of Spacek and Hanks Bring 'Orange County' to Harvest

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    November 14, 2001
  • Music

    January 31, 2001

    Big Black

    The outsize personality of balladeer Jack Black means there's more of him to love

  • Movies

    July 5, 2000

    The Second Coming

    Director Alison Maclean returns to the road with Jesus' Son

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    March 29, 2000

    File Under Former Frontmen

    High Fidelity tries to rescue John Cusack from the cutout bin

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    June 19, 1996