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    July 31, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Tickle Torture is getting national attention with a stylish new video from his forthcoming EP. We've also got a bumper crop of new vids from Dessa, Fog, Stereo Confession, P ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014
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    March 27, 2014

    Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves: I need something to aim my anxiety at right now

    To assume that Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves is in any sense hiding behind snarling riffs and murky, unrecognizable vocals would be a glaring inaccuracy. The band's tremendous full-length debut, Say Yes to Love, is personal reality at its most flawed, despaired, and beautiful. Underneath the noise ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014
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    March 24, 2014
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    January 1, 2014
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    November 12, 2013

    Wolves officials tell Shabazz Muhammad to stop wearing Jonas Brothers backpack

    In the wake of the crazy Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin Miami Dolphins scandal, Timberwolves officials have put the kibosh on any and all rookie hazing.SEE ALSO: Shabazz Muhammad sent home from rookie camp for hosting female guestToward that end, Shabazz Muhammad told the LA Times that team offici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Jared Allen gets passive aggressive after Frazier tells players to stop whining about coaching

    After the Vikings defense gave up yet another last-minute game-losing touchdown on Sunday in Dallas, veteran defensive lineman Kevin Williams and Brian Robison took a couple of shots at the coaching staff."There's some things that are going on internally that are not allowing us to close o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 10/9-10/15

    Plenty to see in the Twin Cities this week! The Barenaked Ladies return to the stage at The State Theatre, while The Skyway theatre hosts Glasgow natives Franz Ferdinand. The Varsity Theater hosts a number of events this week; including Minus the Bear, Between the Buried and Les Claypool. Miran ... More >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2013

    Is/Is take to the desert for artistic growth

    The Minneapolis band hit the road, searching for inspiration in the desert

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    September 4, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 9/4 - 9/10

    The weather has cooled down, but the music hasn't. Plenty of acts, large and local, are hitting up the Twin Cities this week. Mumford & Sons leave their mark on St. Paul Wednesday at the Xcel while Taylor Swift stops by later for the weekend. Alt-J plays a sold out two night show at First Avenue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Adrian Peterson's anti-gay marriage remark disappoints his boyfriend, writes The Onion

    Adrian Peterson isn't "down" with gay marriage. That remark is sure to disappoint some of his gay fans, but of course, nobody is more disappointed than his boyfriend, If The Onion can be believed.THE BACKSTORY: Adrian Peterson on gay marriage: "I'm not with that"Of course, it can't (or shouldn't be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Macalester radio station dedicates mix to Phantom Vibration's Henry Mackaman

    There are all sorts of reasons to pick up the mixtape compiled by WMCN 91.7 FM, Macalester's college radio station. First of all, it's a well-curated snapshot of indie rock acts performing regularly and powerfully around town. Among them are Mac-tied groups Carroll (above) and Bad Bad Hats, who hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Nallo: We've been turning into a kraut rock band

    It's mid-afternoon as the members of Nallo (prounounced Nah-low) stand huddled in their practice space in the basement of guitarist Ronnie Lee's house. The sun sneaks through a window in the upper corner of the room, which is mostly dark save for a single light bulb overhead. The band are busy hashi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Mike Wallace turned down more money from Vikings because of Minnesota weather

    The Vikings made a big splash by signing free agent wide receiver Greg Jennings away from the Packers earlier this month, but it turns out that wouldn't have happened had Mike Wallace not hated Minnesota weather so much.SEE ALSO: Vikings give Jerome Simpson $500,000 raise for being absolutely terrib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Daunte Culpepper faces foreclosure 10 years after signing $102 million contract with Vikings

    Daunte Culpepper has joined Latrell Sprewell and Bryant McKinnie in the club of former Minnesota professional athletes who really could've used better financial advice.FROM 2010: Daunte Culpepper redux: He's huge in Sacramento! Ten years removed from signing a 10-year, $102 million contract, Culpepp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Total Trash tape release at 7th Street Entry, 3/14/13

    Total Trash Tape Release/Tour Kickoff with Brain Tumors, The Miami Dolphins and Ugly Motors 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis Thursday, March 14, 2013A sign was created somewhere in the midst of the promotional blitz for Total Trash's tape release. It included the slogan "TAKE BACK THE ENTRY FOR THE PUN ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Total Trash: Getting pushed around is a sensory experience

    The name Total Trash breeds expectations that band's output will be loud, gnarly, and ugly. Verily, these Minneapolis punks scream and thrash their way through 60-second train-wrecks about slutty girls and blowjobs. It's not music for the squeamish -- and that's meant as a compliment."I really like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts this week : 3/13-3/19

    A good chunk of the Minneapolis music scene has gallivanted away to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, but that doesn't stop the music! Total Trash release their latest cassette tape in the 7th Street Entry Thursday. Friday, Davina & the Vagabonds swank up Patrick's Cabaret while Chanhassen Di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Vikings rumored to be changing uniforms; more than 60 percent in favor [POLL RESULTS]

    ESPN thinks the Vikings' current uniform design is one of the ugliest in all of professional sports, and we'd have to agree. How is the current random-stripes-everywhere too-busy look in any way an improvement over the classic threads the Purple donned through 2005?SEE ALSO:-- Paul Charchian's "I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Grouplove, Mason Jennings, The End of The World

    If you are reading this, congratulations! You have survived the apocalypse!  Now you can celebrate your life by checking out some local music. There are various End of the World parties happening at First Avenue, 331 Club, Triple Rock, The Amsterdam, Cause and more. Saturday, life goes on. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Best music-affiliated Twin Cities bartenders 2012

    When you attend as many shows as the Gimme Noise folks do, you get to know your bartenders. Quite often, the person you see behind the bar is also a familiar face behind the bass, the guitar or drum kit. Among numerous musician and music-affiliated bartenders in this music city, here are a few I see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Sic Alps scrubbed the noise, but still want to freak you out at the Turf Club tonight

    By Ian S. Port"I'm kind of like Ron Swanson -- I fucking hate paperwork."Mike Donovan, figurehead of San Francisco rock band Sic Alps, is grinning in the kitchen of his ground-floor apartment, explaining what he likes about driving a cab for a living. Along with the fact that Donovan usually works o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Bon Iver, P.O.S., Craig Finn, the Blind Shake, and 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 >>

  • News

    July 11, 2012

    Zubaz Unleashed!

    The rise, fall, and imminent rebirth of the zebra-striped wonderpants

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Oscar parties, vegan chili, Rock the Cradle: Freeloader Friday

    ​ Even if you have no money, there's always something fun and free to do around town on the weekends. This installment of Freeloader Friday features a slew of CD-release concerts, a rockin' party for toddlers, a chili cook-off for vegans, and an awesome Oscar party at Brit's. Come take a look at o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    The Hexagon Bar hosting a hex of a weekend of local music

    The NPC's will probably be happier to see you at the Hex than they were for this photo.​Hark! The weekend approaches, and with it a marathon of exceptional free shows at the Hexagon, tailored to lovers of straight-from-the-basement rock and the musky charm of Seward's definitive club. Three nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Buildings: "Loud junk is what we love to play;" at Cause tonight

    ​The upcoming release from Buildings, Melt, Cry, Sleep, is a jarring and powerful album, built around aggression and volume. The time in between this one and the avant punk act's 2008's Braille Animal saw the band maturing -- vocalist/guitarist Brian Lake temporarily relocated to Chicago, and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Rick Spielman named Vikings GM

    ​Following a disastrous 3-13 season that prompted calls for a power shake-up, Rick Spielman is now the general manager of the Minnesota Vikings.The move essentially represents a promotion of Spielman from Vice President of Player Personnel -- a position he has held since May 2006 -- to the undispu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: They Might Be Giants, Lydia, Dessa, LIGHTS

    Every show this weekend is Halloween-themed...​ make sure you have a costume ready.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Meet the Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team

    ​By Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen This week began with a bit of news that finally gives cause to celebrate the Minnesota Vikings: Since 2000, the Vikings are leading all other NFL teams in arrests. This was too good to be ignored, or judged on its face. So City Pages has gone deeper, investigating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: Complete list of ranking bands

    ​While we only have space to feature the top 10 finalists in our Picked to Click issue (or 13, this year, because of several ties), we think it's important to publish the complete list of ranking bands so you can see how the points were awarded all the way down the line. And just for added nerdlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: The ballots

    ​​As is the yearly tradition, we're publishing the ballots of all 115 of our Picked to Click voters for your perusal. Check out all of this year's contributors below, and thanks to all the writers, photographers, label owners, club bookers, DJs, and local music experts for weighing in on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    10 of the greatest names in sports

    What's your favorite name in sports?

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    February 21, 2011

    Metrodome ranked worst NFL stadium by Yahoo

    The Metrodome, looking rough.​Talk about getting kicked when you're down -- or maybe deflated: The Metrodome has been ranked as the worst stadium in the National Football League. And to make matters worse, the cheeseheads get to gloat, because Lambeau Field took top honors in the same survey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Vikings go 0-2 and now they want to save the planet

    Forget that 0-2 record and plant a tree.​We're all in favor of the Vikings doing their part to save the environment. Helping our big blue ball spin clean is important work. But speaking of balls, we're wondering if maybe they could move a few more over the goal line before they start bragging ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Don't flip if Vikings are less than saintly in New Orleans

    Enjoy the opener, but don't buy the hype.

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    August 26, 2010

    Minnesota Vikings dropping in value

    Will the Purple head West to some fancy new digs?​There's another warning sign that we'd better figure out a way to keep the Vikings in Minnesota. The value of the team has dropped 7 percent compared to last year in a new survey of NFL franchises. The sobering news comes via Forbes magazine's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Daunte Culpepper redux: He's huge in Sacramento!

    Best Mountain Lion QB ever​There's a weird Vikings reunion going on west of the Sierra Nevada: Quarterback Daunte Culpepper has just signed a deal to play football under the eye of coach Dennis Green -- for the Sacramento Mountain Lions, a UFL franchise. The first time time those two paired u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Vikings voodoo: Minnesota vs. New Orleans NFC Championship preview

    The Viking ship sails down the Mighty Miss with the compass set on the team's first Super Bowl appearance since 1976.

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    When the Vikings' Berrian tweets, the NY Times listens

    When players tweet from meetings, the suits get mad.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    T-Jack a wildcard for Wildcat

    T-Jack.jpgTarvaris Jackson (seriously) could be an effective option if used in the NFL's en vogue offensive set.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    The Unlikely Story of Gus Frerotte

    ESPN's Jonah Keri takes us through many eras to explain the odd way Gus Frerotte became the embodiment of Minnesota’s hopes and dreams.

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    November 18, 2007

    Welcome Back, Daunte: Eric Refsland blogs the Vikings

    A lot has been made this week of the Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin being a Minnesota Vikings ball boy during the late 1980s and early 90s. I'm kind of jealous. Not that Lane got to be around the players or at the games during this time, but because he might have witnessed first hand what ... More >>

  • Arts

    August 1, 2007

    Trick Play

    NFL greats shake off the rust in All-Pro Football

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2007

    7/20 Morning Communiqué

    Bush refuses to compromise on health care for poor children, a Coors Light truck is stolen from a NOLA baseball stadium, Kiwis rage against new anti-political sat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2007

    5/8 Morning Communiqué

    Wal-Mart puts Texas nuns on their security threat list, Kentucky rocker marries his guitar, Irish pubs booming worldwide except in Ir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2005

    The Inaugural "Buck the Idiot" Tip Sheet

    My grand plan is to pick ten college and five pro games for the next few weeks, including my most confident "lock" in both pro and college. Let's see if I can prove to you that I don't know what I'm talking about.

  • Sports

    January 13, 1999

    Bird Hunting

    Having plucked Cardinals, the Vikes go gunning for Falcons

  • Sports

    December 16, 1998

    Nobody's Perfect

    With the Broncos' loss, the Vikings shed the aura of the underdog

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