Sylvan Esso are zipping down the interstate toward New York City in a Prius. There, vocalist Amelia Meath and beatmaker Nicholas Sanborn will perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with the Roots' bandleader ?uestlove adding live drums. They opt for "Coffee," a glitchy, bells-strewn track with a co ... More >>
Every year, Twin Cities musicians hide from bitter winter conditions and find their creative spirit holing up together -- often in the basement. Finding refuge for months in the Clown Lounge of the Turf Club, Sativa Flats is a project involving members of Twin Cities indie faves the Chambermaids, Da ... More >>
St. Paul ranks just ahead of Minneapolis in NerdWallet's list of the "Greenest Cities in America," but both cities crack the top 10.The list ranks the county's 95 largest cities using an algorithm that accounts for the median Air Quality Index, number of parks per 10,000 residents, the percentage of ... More >>
University of Minnesota junior Becca Leighton was just planning to stay in and watch the Frozen Four semifinal hockey game. But after the Gophers pulled off a stunning last-second victory, she started receiving Snapchats from friends who were out and about in Dinkytown as students overran the street ... More >>
Here are some stats from last Friday's blizzard: 17 inches of snow; post-snow highs in the single digits; 60,000 people without power; more than 1,900 automobile spin outs and 680 crashes; 100 flights cancelled; 66 jack-knifed semis; black ice under bridges and on ramps; and yet another school day c ... More >>
Just three years ago, Minneapolis was the gayest city in all of America. But thereafter lumped together with its sister city, Minneapolis/St. Paul has now fallen right off the Advocate's list of the gayest metros.SEE ALSO: Anti-marriage equality rally was the biggest megafail in the history of megaf ... More >>
We know that the Twin Cities have the the country's best parks and fittest people. So it only stands to reason that we'd win another distinction right where those honors intersect: Best city for recreational activity. See Also: - Minneapolis has the best parks in the nation and it isn't even close, ... More >>
When Obama announced his gun law reform agenda this morning, R.T. Rybak was at the White House.The Minneapolis mayor, who co-hosted a Regional Gun Summit here just last week, is in D.C. for the day to lobby in support of the president's proposal.See Also:- Andy Parrish says he has "no intention of a ... More >>
A typical tour for an artist involves gear and a vehicle to get from city to city. In early June, Minneapolis artist Paul Doffing quit his two jobs and hit the road to play some shows. This tour was not an ordinary tour; Paul came up with the idea to be free from fuel by traveling with merely a frie ... More >>
The Human Rights Campaign's newly released GLBT Municipal Equality Index gives high marks to Minneapolis and middling marks to St. Paul.SEE ALSO: Minneapolis 3rd most literate city; St. Paul slipping back into stone ageHuman Rights Campaign's study ranks 137 cities according to categories including ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before.While it's impo ... More >>
See Also: Local Frames: New videos from the Hood Internet, the Pines, Grimes, and more Local Frames: New videos from Poliça, Paper Tiger, Sleep Study, and more Local Frames: New videos from Now, Now, Howler, Bloodnstuff, Astronautalis, and more As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more ... More >>
See Also:Local label Soft Abuse shares new music and rates cocktails at GatherBest Record Label - 2012: Moon GlyphFounder and owner of local label Moon Glyph Steven Rosborough is a mellow fellow. When asked to join me for some cocktails this week he sounded pretty unsure, and claimed that he doesn' ... More >>
In January, Carl Ericsson, a 73-year-old resident of Watertown, South Dakota, rang the doorbell at the home of former high school classmate Norman Johnson, asked Johnson to verify his identity, then shot him dead.The reason? A bullying incident that took place when the two were high school classmate ... More >>
Guttural riff-rock with attitude
Fun.With Miniature TigersMyth, MaplewoodFriday, April 13, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.In the early going, frontman Nate Ruess alerted the audience at Myth that this show was "the biggest headlining show Fun. has ever done" -- and the proceedings played out that way. After initially be ... More >>
Minneapolis-St. Paul is the 13th "most lesbainish" metro in the country, according to Jezebel's first-ever ranking of lesbian hot spots.Jezebel doesn't explain the list's methodology, so take it for what it's worth, but the Twin Cities gets kudos for our abundance of piercing-laden bicycle chicks ... More >>
It's an annual tradition to look back at year's end to those who've passed on in the previous twelve months. Whether it's just filler for the year's final broadcast of Entertainment Tonight, or Americans really do feel a need to reflect with sadness on the deaths of celebrities, I do not know. What ... More >>
As the holidays bring about good times between families and long lost friends, drummer and electronic musician Martin Dosh is busier than ever preparing for his annual year-end show to the Cedar Cultural Center.
Photo by Nikki MillerToots and the Maytals July 9, 2011 Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Family Amphitheater Opening with "Pressure Drop" and closing just about an hour later with "54-46 (That's My Number)," Toots and the Maytals socked a brief but energetic performance to the intimate, family-friend ... More >>
Time to move the cars again.Just like Snowmageddon in December, the February blizzard is one for the record books. The 13.4 inches of snow that fell at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport starting Sunday was the largest amount ever from a single February storm, according to the National W ... More >>
Photo by Marcel HouwelingI recently had the opportunity to sit down with busy Romantica frontman Ben Kyle, who is preparing to release his band's second album, America, on vinyl this weekend, for an interview for this week's print edition of City Pages. Ben and I ended up covering a lot of ground ... More >>
Barack Obama will lead a rally at the University of Minnesota on Oct. 23.President Barack Obama will headline an Oct. 23 rally on the University of Minnesota campus to boost Democrat Mark Dayton's run for governor. The White House won't confirm or deny the exact location, but all indications ... More >>
DJ ESP by Denis Jeong Plaster Being a dance music lover in Minneapolis has been a bit of a tough endeavor. We're a bit like that misunderstood animal at the zoo that they keep moving around because it roars too loudly too often. Our native environment was warehouses, community centers and other u ... More >>
It's a spate of fatalities not seen since eight people were killed between Jan. 12-22.
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Tucker's warm analog sound can be heard on myriad local recordings
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Notes from the North vs. South Music Festival
The U of M is getting cozy with a religious organization. One church-state activist is suing over it.
Nocturnal transmissions from Perfect Sound Radio
A top-10 list for a banner year
The Great Depression are like the weather
The Minnesota Zoo showcases a designer dairy
University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson's to-do list this season: win big ten championship. Win national title. Put stranglehold on the growth of women's athletics.
With Movie Wars, film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum positions himself as the last line of defense against Hollywood tyranny
Never mind how many snowmobile deaths occur as a result, kids are allowed to drive snowmobiles in Minnesota
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The Wild River Patriots are out to beat the New World Order in Burnett County, Wisconsin.