• Movies

    September 17, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The Black Keys announce 2014 tour dates -- Minneapolis in October

    The Black Keys have just unveiled extensive plans for a 2014 world tour that stretches for most of the rest of this year. The dates are in support of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney's forthcoming eighth album, Turn Blue.Ever-changing, the Keys are toying with psychedelic rock on their newest single, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Prince announces 2014 tour dates -- including week-long Minnesota Celebration

    For all of the hype surrounding Prince in 2013, it looks like 2014 is actually going to be much bigger. The Purple One has just announced a full-scale North American tour in stadiums across the U.S. and Canada. Compared to his 2012-13 Hit N' Run dates, and several hastily announced Minnesota gigs, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Propagandhi at the Triple Rock, 11/7/12

    PropagandhiTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisNovember 7, 2012Seeing Propagandhi play the Triple Rock on the day after a historically Democratic election is the kind of synchronicity that leads to legendary shows, and this one did not disappoint. The club was packed elbow to ass and the pit was a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Taylor Swift unveils 2013 U.S. tour -- St. Paul in September

    The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Mid West Music Fest, Day One: Tapes 'n Tapes, Cory Chisel, and Zoo Animal

    Mid West Music Festival Day OneFeaturing Tapes 'n Tapes, Cory Chisel, and Zoo Animal Winona, MNThursday, April 19, 2012Rain and plummeting temperatures greeted music fans in Winona who were gathering for the third annual Mid West Music Fest on Thursday evening. And while the lousy weather conditio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot's cause of death revealed

    Photo by Erik HessFlattus Maximus performing his final show at First Ave​It's been over a month since Gwar fans learned of the death of guitarist Flattus Maximus, a.k.a. Cory Smoot, which happened sometime in the hours following when Smoot and the rest of the band played a show at First Avenue and ... More >>

  • Music

    October 19, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011

    The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Top 10 most ridiculous country songs of 2010

    ​We combed the Top 40 to bring you the bad, the badder, and the baddest of country music's biggest hits of 2010. You don't listen to country? Here's what you've been missing out on. (Quietly, though, I'm hoping this won't turn you off of nu-country; I kinda like some of this stuff. Shhhhh... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Snow storm is going to make the drive home a pain

    The big blue wave should beak over us by evening rush.​See that big blue wave on the radar photo? It's going to break right over the Twin Cities in time to make your even commute a pain in the neck. Or knuckles. (Insert your preferred pressure point here.) We're also looking for variations on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Tom Emmer tries to cast doubt on Hennepin County results

    Republicans assume that Tom Emmer, right, is getting screwed.​Tom Emmer sounded like a reasonable guy this afternoon, asking that his campaign for governor be granted its rights according to the legally-required vote recount process in Minnesota. Not asking for special treatment, he said. Jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Saskatchewan, Manitoba burn and the Twin Cities gag

    Notice that strange, Manhattan-like texture to the air yesterday? Blame the Canadians. Smoke from a series of wildfires burning across Saskatchewan and Manitoba is drifting south. Image via NOAAClick here to view the interactive map​

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Brock Lesnar blames Canada for health woes

    He called Canada a "Third World Country" when it comes to medicine and is campaigning against Obamacare.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Videos: Tapes 'n Tapes acoustic show

    Sample a few clips from last weekend's intimate gig at the Music Box.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Tapes 'n Tapes prove they're the home team to root for

    The hometown indie rockstars played to a sold-out crowd at First Avenue Friday night.

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2008
  • Music

    August 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 31, 2007

    5/31 Morning Communiqué

    103 Secret Service agents will protect Dubya in retirement, Australian prisoners will no longer receive their ED medication, Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2005

    Minnesota by the numbers: The nation's biggest importer of electricity

    A few weeks ago, Ken Bradley was poking around one of the more obscure corners of the Department of Energy website when he came across an eye-popping table. Minnesota, Bradley discovered after scrolling through the chart, is the United State's single biggest importer of electricity.

  • Arts

    November 2, 2005

    Power Struggles

    Meager funding, no-show interviewees, makeshift sound studiosproducing independent political documentaries is an uphill battle. But thats the kind of fight director Dawn Mikkelson likes.

  • Music

    June 29, 2005

    Hot and Bothered

    South Dakota-bred record thief makes great summer breakup album

  • Music

    April 13, 2005
  • News

    June 9, 2004

    Wet Hot American Summer

    You scrubbed radioactive toilets. You fleeced tots at carnivals. You ground the beaks off baby birds. You sent City Pages your summer job stories--and we didn't even give you minimum wage in return.

  • Music

    March 3, 2004
  • News

    July 24, 2002


    Xcel Energy says hydroelectric power is clean and reliable. For the Pimicikamak Cree Nation, it constitutes an ecological, social, and moral catastrophe.

  • Sports

    July 7, 1999

    North Star

    Twins rookie Corey Koskie and baseball's Canadian invasion

  • News

    January 13, 1999

    Creature Comfort

    Tales from the other University of Minnesota hospital

  • News

    March 27, 1996

    Let the Stadium Wars Begin

    A look at the coming battle over public financing for a baseball-only park, and an immodest proposal.