Thirty years ago today, something big happened in country music. On March 7, 1983, just two years after MTV and the Buggles ushered onto our television sets a consistent -- well, for a time -- rotation of pop music programming, The Nashville Network premiered. It revolutionized the country music vid ... More >>
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With Grant Hart and Mark Mallman
Varsity Theater, Minneapolis
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Promise Ring is back together, but the time is fleeting. They aren't on tour per se, but are doing a seri ... More >>
Earlier this week, North Dakota's tourism department spent a couple days trying to market the state as a Las Vegas-style hookup destination.That went over about as well as anyone who has spent five minutes in Fargo would imagine. Within 48 hours the ad, which was meant to run in newspapers and ma ... More >>
By now, you've no doubt heard about North Dakota's new "Legendary" ad campaign, which markets No-Dak as a state of skanks ready to have sex with any Tucker Max-clone willing to sit in a window and drink beer.But that's not the only thing Legendary about North Dakota. You don't get a nationwide re ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessLocal indie superhero Mark Mallman tweeted on Monday that his song "Light the Dynamite and Run" (from 2009's Invincible Criminal) would be featured on Thursday night's season finale of Jersey Shore. The song's ultra-intense title (perfect for a patented Jersey Shore slow-mo ... More >>
Photos by Tony Nelson - click for slideshowOzzy OsbourneJanuary 12, 2011Target Center, MinneapolisComing up from Mankato on a cold Wednesday night, 10-year-old Grady Wolters and his dad, Todd, were anxious to see the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Ozbourne, finally perform. Grady's old man firs ... More >>
Bristol Palin: What's not to love?Those Palins sure do bring out the best in people.
Take Steven Cowan, who lives in Dane County, Wis. The guy watches Bristol Palin on "Dancing With the Stars," flies into a rage, busts out a gun, blows away his TV, and then mounts a 15-hour stand-off with th ... More >>
MTVPeople who missed the opportunity to hang with the Situation last February will get another chance to drink in the presence of marginal celebrity when Ronnie Ortiz-Magro makes an appearance in Bloomington this weekend.
Majors reboots as Poor RichardsJust a week ago, the Bloomington location of local mini-chain Majors Sports Cafe closed down. Next week, on September 8, it'll reopen as Poor Richard's Commonhouse, a colonial American-themed pub. The similar-sounding tavern, or "commonhouse" concept has done we ... More >>
Photo: st33voNot what the doctor orderedOops. For about two months there, inmates at the Moose Lake Correctional Facility, including some sex offenders, were getting racy after-hours HBO and Showtime shows on their televisions.Corrections officers had reported the "pornographic" programming c ... More >>