The Persian Leaps | 331 Club | Friday, September 12Building on their catchy 2013 debut EP, Praise Elephants, the Persian Leaps return with another collection of radio-ready tunes, Drive Drive Delay. The trio experienced some lineup changes in the interim, but that didn't derail their hook-laden, noi ... More >>
Wisconsin beers are finally finding their way across the border, and that's good news for neighboring Midwestern states like Minnesota. Wisconsin's strong brewing traditions have helped it cultivate one of the most active and noteworthy craft brewing scenes in the nation. Whether you're on vacation, ... More >>
Joel Clements, a 27-year-old resident of La Crescent, Minnesota, was cited for disorderly conduct Saturday morning for taking a play out of Bart Simpson's playbook.SEE ALSO: Andrew Bishop, drunk Minnesotan, passes out on Wisconsin Capitol dome According to police, around 2:30 a.m., a "very intoxicat ... More >>
Any successful music scene needs its share of all-ages venues and shows to inspire new generations of bands. Here in the Twin Cities, we know all too well the sting of losing beloved, highly revered all-ages clubs whose history and impact on the local music scene is sadly lost in the name of progres ... More >>
The Minnetonka Queen no longer features Fred Smoot and his double-headed dildo, but nearly eight years after the Vikings made it famous thanks to an infamous in-season outing on Lake Minnetonka, the vessel lives on as a cruise ship.SEE ALSO: "Love Boat" captain Smoot pissed his pants during DWI arre ... More >>
Jennifer Livingston, a TV anchor/reporter for the CBS affiliate in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is comfortable in her own skin. But an infrequent male viewer of her morning show is uncomfortable about her skin and what's directly underneath it.SEE ALSO:-- MN Blue Cross' new anti-obesity ads spark controver ... More >>
Related:We Are the Willows tour diary Vol. 21Tour Diary archiveMy name is Peter and I write and play tunes under the name We Are the Willows. What follows are some thoughts and stories about being on the road playing music. Since returning home from my three-month-long tour last summer, I've manag ... More >>
Move over Honolulu, see you later San Francisco -- if you're looking for romance, the place to be is La Crosse, Wisconsin. And if that doesn't work for you, go to Green Bay.Or so say the folks at Redbox. The movie rental company recently compiled a list of the Top 10 Most Romantic Cities in the c ... More >>
Photos by Mike MinehartMachine 22Black Box Revelation with Machine 22, Porcupine and DetourNovember 14, 20117th St. Entry, MinneapolisI arrived during of Porcupines from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, one of my favorite bands I've recently discovered. One of my favorite songs, "Rooftops" from their 7" spli ... More >>
Chicago deep dish pizza!!!!!! That's basically all my brain had been able to think about for about two weeks before I played in Chicago. I got into town, and immediately found a place to get some. I ate three pieces and then I almost exploded.
Which "blackout in a can" tastes better?The media has been all abuzz this week over the safety of alcoholic energy drinks--particularly one called Four Loko, which contains 12 percent alcohol and as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. Michigan and Oklahoma have banned the beverages, as have sev ... More >>
Greetings and Salutations,My name is Peter Michael Miller. I write music under the name We Are The Willows. I released an album on an Eau Claire, WI record label called Amble Down Records last November. Since then I'd been doing small tours and had been working full time for Twi ... More >>
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