Who says award-season winners have to be epic?
[Editor's Note: In the Twin Cities Fan of the Week series, Gimme Noise will showcase fellow concertgoers in their natural habitat.] Event:Screaming Females with Waxahatchee, Tenement, and Frozen TeensLocation: Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Date of Discovery: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Rodriguez Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul Wednesday, May 15, 2013This historic week in downtown Saint Paul continued at the Fitzgerald Theater as a sold-out audience paid witness to the first public concert locally from Rodriguez. The now-famous Detroit singer/songwriter finally became a household favo ... More >>
A brief history of movie characters getting whacked in the balls
MaLLy's The Last Great... CD Release Party With Tribe the Big Cats, 925ve and Jimmy2Times. 7th St Entry, MinneapolisFriday, May 18, 2012It was one of those downtown nights. Rick Ross was a couple blocks away backing up a Brinks truck; Mayer Hawthorne was in the next room with the crowd packed to ... More >>
"Seven Spoon" is a cartoon character created by Chicago native Shala Akintunde, but if you call her that you'll get a verbal smack -- either from the bratty 2-D character on the page or quick-witted Shala himself. See, Shala considers Seven, who is drawn to be 14 years old, a mouthpiece for the ... More >>
Bachmann is first in a lot of polls, and Pawlenty's rooting for fifth.That Michele Bachmann has made a swift, terrifying rise to the top of the Republican candidate pool is not in dispute. But Tim Pawlenty finishing second in a new poll of Iowa voters should be stunning to everyone, including his ... More >>
Menu is veggie-heavy, but who can forget those bacon pancakes?
Courtesy of Modern Times FacebookAs we reported earlier this month, Modern Times Cafe, a new addition to south Minneapolis's food and coffee options, opened with plans to offer an affordable menu friendly to vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores alike. Does the restaurant deliver? The Hot Dish ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaJoAnna James April 5, 2011 Aster Cafe, Minneapolis JoAnna James has a voice that could halt a stampede of wild horses--such is her stirring vocal power. Her show last night at the Aster Café was proof enough of that, as the petite songbird took the stage and, with backi ... More >>
Photos by Adam BubolzGrindermanNovember 23, 2010First Avenue"Hey, don't do that on the carpet!" Nick Cave worked those threatening lyrics into a couple different songs on Tuesday night, but that ominous phrase could very well serve as the theme of the entire show, as Grinderman decimated the stag ... More >>
photo courtesy Vogue JapanThis year's hottest--and grossest--foodie Halloween costume.This Halloween, the Hot Dish plans to shut off the porch light and keep all the candy to ourselves, because we're waaaay too scared of encountering one or more meat dress-clad Lady GaGa impersonators--and ha ... More >>
The Wolves beat the Jazz, 108-101; Ryan Gomes has achieved total consciousness; Kevin Love returns.
If a person is willing to actually "campaign" for mayor under the "Is Awesome" party, they at least deserve a pity 3rd choice vote on the ranked choice ballot. Do it for America.
And so begins the mild rumpus
At last, that long-awaited Mickey vs. Silver Surfer crossover can be a reality.
The synth-heavy rock band filled the Main Room with their "Stadium Love."
One Minneapolis man's quixotic quest to become the next Ron Jeremy
In Northeast, you can run from art, but you can't hide
Sweden oil-free by 2020, Al Michaels traded for cartoon rabbit, Star Wars valentines, folk monsters of Japan, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
With devotees frantic to save the club that introduced the world to the Ramones, the Talking Heads, and Blondie, we decided to ask for an opinion closer to home. Coincidentally, a few TC bands (come on, the Hold Steady are just as much ours as Brooklyn's) played their first (and maybe last) show at ... More >>
Is It Possible--Mind You, Just Possible--That the Mysteries of the Pyramids, the Origin of UFOs, and the Evolutionary Riddle of the Yeti Will be Solved Out of a Basement in Lakeville?
Undressing the manly art of boxing at the Walker Art Center
Well-reasoned rants on mayonnaise, plagiarism, and the hoped-for demise of the pretend seaside
Taiwan's Yi Yi (A One and a Two...) is a more inclusive family drama than Hollywood's universal pictures
The Hothead Fiasco chart a sophisticated sound that goes beyond the dance floor
A new book examines what there is to celebrate in Disney's famous planned community
Disney's Tarzan swings for evolution but slouches toward the primitive
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the multiplex...
Oak Street's series of '30s-era Chinese films proves again that social turmoil can inspire great cinema
U Film Society's Jewish Film Festival delivers a celluloid shalom for the age of kabala chic
Six minor-party contenders for governor promise to bring back the primo dime-bag, turn the governor's mansion into a flophouse, tax water, get big brother out of your bedroom, ditch the nukes, and reveal the secrets of gravity-defying hair.
The next hype in logo madness?
Day by Day Café is a restaurant of friends
There is no place to mark "none of the above" on our election ballots.
On the road with the Concrete Farm dance collective and a big rig.