Much like Nickelback performing in arenas while "real" rock bands grind it out in much smaller clubs, a new crop of more-mainstream producers and DJs have sprung up and exploded. Acts like the Swedish House Mafia and Avicii create endless amounts of interchangeable, formulaic EDM music that is devoi ... More >>
It would've been impossible for Nine Inch Nails to give up for good. Trent Reznor and his electronic/industrial cohorts are heading back on the road later this year in support of the first NIN studio recordings in half a decade. Hesitation Marks will be out via Columbia Records on September 3, and y ... More >>
Beyonce just put on one of the most stunning Super Bowl halftime shows -- easily the best since Prince's -- and it's no shock that an announcement of her Mrs. Carter World Tour follows. The shows begin in Europe in April, and a North American stint launches on June 28 in Los Angeles, and wrapping at ... More >>
See Also:The Who Sell Out--ReallyOne of the loudest, most boisterous (and oldest) rock acts in the business, the Who, has just revealed details for their first tour in four years to touch North America. A stop in Minneapolis at the Target Center is included.The 1973 double album Quadrophenia gets sp ... More >>
The only person able to be un-delighted about Morrissey's upcoming tour is Moz himself. Given his rep for delightfully dour demeanor, no sweat for the rest of us. The King of Mope has announced an aggressive two-month U.S. tour to finish off 2012, and Minneapolis is in his sights.This could be one o ... More >>
Steve Horner might have finally hit the jackpot in his fight against ladies' night. Long a crusader against the drink special -- he argues it amounts to discrimination against men -- Horner wired his Yankee's hat for sound and busted up some Las Vegas "pool parties" last summer. To Horner's surpris ... More >>
A new study by Men's Health magazine finds that Minneapolitans are pretty damn horny. St. Paulites? Let's just say there probably isn't as much Viagra being sold on that side of the river.Minneapolis graded out as the sixth-horniest city in land; St. Paul clocked in 29th place, one spot ahead of Mad ... More >>
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Steve Horner's fight against ladies' night is back in the news, this time in Las Vegas.Horner began his campaign against ladies' night 20 years ago at a bar in the Mall of America. The Las Vegas Review-Journal chronicled that crusade in a Sunday feature headlined "'The Unusual Steve Horner' battl ... More >>
As we gird ourselves for winter, it seems worthwhile to mention that -- according to a new Men's Health article -- St. Paul people are way, way happier than the denizens of Miami, Las Vegas and Phoenix. So they can take all that sunshine and cram it.
We've spent this week talking with Sea Change's new chef de cuisine Jamie Malone. (To catch up read part one here and part two here). After growing up in St. Paul, she traveled the world before attending Le Cordon Bleu. After culinary school, she landed in the kitchen with Stev ... More >>
Chad Larson: WINNING!Tuesday night four of the Twin Cities' most creative bartenders came together to compete in the GQ/Bombay Sapphire "Most Inspired Bartender" contest. The winner is sent to Las Vegas and represents Minnesota against bartenders from all around the U.S.. Each bartender developed ... More >>
Bachmann got lots of small contributions, and a handful of big ones.As of June 30, Michele Bachmann's campaign warchest had about $3.7 million in it, $2 million of which she rolled over from her own political action committee. That still means Bachmann for President raised about $1.7 million in a ... More >>
This summer's arena calendar is already filling up, with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Journey coming to the Xcel, plus shows by Usher, Rihanna, Sade, and the aging pop version of Voltron, NKOTBSB, coming to the Target Center. To add to the spectacle, Britney Spears is throwing her hat in the rin ... More >>
BravoWill a MN chef make the cut?Attention, Minnesota chefs, here's a chance to show the world your culinary skills. Bravo is now accepting applications and holding open calls for Top Chef Season 9 and Top Chef: Just Desserts 2.
One-man-masked-band Hastings 3000 is in the midst of his first tour, which will find him jetting out to the West Coast, Hawaii, and Japan. Here's the first installment of his tour diary, including photos and videos from his trip compiled by Hastings 3000, and check back throughout the next two we ... More >>
Andrew CiscelFind work here.The headlines never seem to let up about the crappy American economy, and how tough it is to find a job. But Forbes is out with a new list today that says Minneapolis and St. Paul have the fourth-best job market of any major city in the country. The best was Wash ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzDaryl Hall and John OatesDecember 10, 2010State Theatre, MinneapolisA few blocks down from last night's sold-out Doomtree Blowout was another sold-out team of legend status: Hall and Oates, rocking the State Theatre with classic hits and some Christmas cheer.
Oleg Nikolaenko turned bad spelling and inbox bombing into a multi-million dollar enterprise.Check your spam folder. According to the FBI, one in every three messages in there is courtesy of 23-year-old Oleg Nikolaenko. Since he ascended the "Spam King" throne in 2007, Nikolaenko has been res ... More >>
So. This is my weekly country music blog. Question one: Are local band Rockford Mules country? Well, s'pose just as much as any other Southern Rock outfit - think Marshall Tucker, Skynyrd, Ozark Mountain Devils - might be considered such (hell, I heard someone cover Georgia Satellites at Gill ... More >>
Be still, my teenage angst-heavy heart. News hit yesterday afternoon that A Perfect Circle, Maynard James Keenan of Tool's side project with former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha and omnipresent session drummer Josh Freese (Devo, Weezer, the Vandals, etc), among others, will re-emerge for a short tou ... More >>
The QB played in Minnesota from 1997-1999Former Vikings quarterback Randall Cunningham's son drowned Tuesday afternoon in the hot tub of the Cunningham home in Las Vegas, the Review-Sun reports. Cunningham played in Minnesota from 1997-1999 after starting his career with the Eagles in Philad ... More >>
It's a clean machine"Maybe it's the eight miles of covered skyways that keeps trash off the streets and parks," writes Travel and Leisure magazine. "(Or maybe it's an out-of-sight, out-of-mind thing.) Regardless, America's Favorite Cities survey takers voted the Twin Cities as the country's c ... More >>
Fiji Water, founded by a Canadian mining and real estate mogul, now sells more than Evian in the U.S.
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