In 1996, David Felker brought an idea to the Minneapolis City Council for an art crawl to showcase the work of the growing community of artists utilizing studio space in Northeast Minneapolis. Art-A-Whirl has been going strong and increasing in size ever since, featuring hundreds of artists and annu ... More >>
There was a wave of excitement in St. Paul when Amsterdam Bar and Hall first opened its doors in September. The new 450-capactiy venue, along with neighbors Eclipse Records and Big Table Studio, marked a new venture to increase the cultural footprint of the city. With established scene figures ... More >>
Rock club also offers an unusual menu
Photo by Dave WiegardtAs we reported last week, the new downtown St. Paul music venue Amsterdam Bar & Hall is opening its doors for the first time tonight for a preview, which will feature performances by Red Pens, BNLX, and Lillian and the Harveys in addition to offering concertgoers the fir ... More >>
First Fhima, then Pop!, now Amsterdam.St. Paul's former Pop! at Sixth and Wabasha is turning into a nightclub/restaurant called Amsterdam run by Jon and Jarret Oulman, the father/son owners of the 331 Club. The Pioneer Press reports that the Oulmans recently leased the space and are hoping to ... More >>
Downtown St. Paul has always been somewhat of a dry zone for independent and local music -- save for the giant arena, the only real clubs catering to live music fans are the Artists' Quarter and Lowertown's Black Dog Cafe. But starting later this year, those venues will have some new neighbors th ... More >>
Pearson's Family RestaurantA pub plans to move in next to 50th Street Cafe. When the former Pearson's Family Restaurant at 50th and France in Edina was sold, the new owner, John McMCarty, divided the space in two. On one side he opened the 50th Street Cafe (a breakfast-lunch spot similar to h ... More >>
The sudden closing of the Turf Club displaced about a week and a half's worth of shows, including Saturday's much-anticipated final show by MC/VL with Pink Mink, Slapping Purses, and Kitten Forever. Luckily, the hip-hop duo were able to dovetail their show with another big bash happening that nig ... More >>
Less than two years after opening its doors on Washington Ave. in downtown Minneapolis, the 501 Club will close on January 8.
Photo by Nate Patrin for City PagesThe 501 Club on Washington and 5th Ave. S. is planning a few major changes this summer, the most significant being their plan to section off the music room with a wall that will separate it from the upper dining area."The wall will be starting from the bathrooms ... More >>
A new music venue on Washington Avenue will officially open this weekend.
Northeast bar teams with city of Minneapolis to throw unexpected acoustic music festival
The 331 Club has become one of the preferred hot spots for happy hourists and original music seekers, not to mention a vital cog in the NE arts corridor. Now the city aims to pull the plug on the amps.