When you're trying to assert yourself as a premier Midwestern city that celebrates music, it's not ideal to have a shouting match with the folks just across the river. The case for Minneapolis's musical greatness is nothing new -- First Avenue, Prince, Paul Westerberg, etc. -- but don't count out ... More >>
Actor, St. Paul Saints part-owner, and cover artist Bill Murray gave Bob Dylan's "Shelter From the Storm" a shot in his latest film. As we reported recently, Murray met Dylan after the bard's performance at Midway Stadium in 1997, and the movie star returned to the ballpark for its final regular se ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A striking new video from Tiny Deaths begins Local Frames this week. We've also got new clips from Brother Ali, Chastity Brown, Dessa, and Light Black. We're also featuring ... More >>
The Replacements with The Hold Steady and Lucero Midway Stadium, St. Paul Satuday, September 13, 2014 Paul Westerberg comes into the store where I work sometimes. He gets his shopping done, dips out quietly, and then walks his dog back home. Some of the cashiers don't even recognize him, but the fi ... More >>
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There have been a lot of stories this week about the Replacements. (We know, a LOT.) This one might the the most important one of all. After attending Saturday's performance at Midway Stadium -- the final for the ballpark, and the first Twin Cities show for the band in 23 years -- be sure to save th ... More >>
Just another example of graphic design making our cluttered lives less so, the history of the Replacements can now be disseminated via a new map.Ahead of this weekend's Midway Stadium show, cartoonist/cartographer (cartoonographer?) Kevin Cannon and pal Pat Ganley hatched this collaboration to follo ... More >>
It doesn't quite have the ring to it that Midway Stadium does, but at a news conference yesterday, it was announced that the new Lowertown home of the St. Paul Saints will be called CHS Field.Inver Grove Heights-based CHS isn't a sexy company, unless you're into livestock feed and crop nutrients. Bu ... More >>
The State Fairgrounds are closed and football season has returned. It's still technically summer, so wait for those Oktoberfest steins and help prepare the annual hop harvest instead. This week has beer events from Beer Dabbler, Friends of the Boundary Waters, Lift Bridge, and more. See also: 9 loc ... More >>
Want to drink beer at Midway before Midway is no more? Here's your chance: The sixth annual Summer Beer Dabbler takes place on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Midway Stadium. The festival is a boozy doozy, with over 80 breweries, live music, food trucks, and, naturally, a baseball theme. And since the ... More >>
When the Replacements announced their first hometown show in over 20 years at Midway Stadium, an impressive Twins logo-inspired poster came along with it. This weekend, more local artists are getting in on the nostalgic fun for a great cause. Kinda Like Some Artists: The Replacements Poster Show wi ... More >>
The reunited Replacements are hotter now than they were in their prime. Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson -- along with hired guns Josh Freese, Dave Minehan, and, for the time being, Billie Joe Armstrong -- are now headlining major festivals throughout the United States and Canada, along with rapidl ... More >>
In the midst of their last season in the classic confines of Midway Stadium, the St. Paul Saints are currently in first place.But one of their social media people got gross in trying to convey his or her excitement to the team's Twitter followers.See also:Midway Stadium sits on gigantic pile of hors ... More >>
The Replacements won't be the only band rocking the Midway Stadium this September. The Beer Dabbler has just revealed their plans for the 6th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler event, which will be held at Midway on Saturday, September 6. In addition to a plethora of craft beer samples from over 65 local, r ... More >>
The news crept out last night that the Replacements are playing their first hometown gig in 23 years on September 13. Since the show is at Midway Stadium, home of the St. Paul Saints, it's no surprise that the guys decided upon on some classic baseball imagery to promote the show.See also:The Replac ... More >>
After 23 years away, the Replacements have a new Twin Cities date on the calendar.Last year, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson returned to the stage with guitarist David Minehan and drummer Josh Freese for three Riot Fest dates in Toronto, Chicago, and Denver, and they just launched a series of 2014 ... More >>
On August 9, for the second year running, the St. Paul Saints will lose their religion.SEE ALSO: Jose Canseco desperately wants to play for St. Paul SaintsThat night's game at Midway Stadium is sponsored by the Minnesota Atheists, so the Saints will drop the "S" from their jerseys and signs around M ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We kick things off this week with a new video from Twin Cities quintet Speed's the Name, who are set to release a new record at the end of this month. We've also got a fresh ... More >>
If the excitement for Wilco's upcoming show with Bob Dylan at Midway Stadium wasn't already causing minor hyperventilation among the local Americana set, this past weekend's events added a new dimension. The accomplished Chicago band, fronted by the newly gleeful Jeff Tweedy, put on their own music ... More >>
As the St. Paul Saints gear up to move into their new Lowertown digs in time for the 2015 season, the city of St. Paul is beginning to plan for the redevelopment of the Midway Stadium site.SEE ALSO: Midway Stadium documentary captures storied ballpark's twilight [VIDEO] One factor making that effort ... More >>
Bob Dylan is now a 71-year-old force to be reckoned with on his own. With Tempest, he proved for the umpteenth time that he's still got the mind and the artistic means to topple anyone in the exclusive club of Americana musicians. And, the guy never stops touring, it seems.After he does some dates f ... More >>
DMX's appearance at Zombie Pub Crawl was actually exactly what any person who has followed his erratic career should expect. He was late, he was ridiculous, and the still-gifted rapper said some pretty hateful things better kept to himself. This moment will not be added to our favorite things about ... More >>
If you're taking part in the Zombie Pub Crawl this weekend, get read to stop, drop, shut 'em down, and open up shop as DMX is rolling into town to get at you, dog! X is gon' give it to ya at 9 p.m. Saturday at Midway Stadium, AKA Zombie Island. Unless you're slippin', you know the combination of zom ... More >>
Yes boys and girls, Saturday is that magical time of the year when zombies take to the West Bank's local watering holes and now Midway Stadium to get intoxicated with Brain Belt. The Zombie Pub Crawl is upon us, and with zombie-mania more in the media than ever, this year's should be the biggest yet ... More >>
The St. Paul Saints will soon leave Midway Stadium behind for shiny new $27 million digs in Lowertown.SEE ALSO: Mike Veeck championing stadium for St. Paul Saints [FEATURE]Most agree that's good news. But for those who have enjoyed the quirkiness of the Saints' 30-year-old ballpark, there's somethin ... More >>
SEE ALSO: St. Paul Saints move one step closer to building Veeck-land in LowertownOn August 10, the St. Paul Saints will risk offending Him in order to accommodate the Minnesota Atheists.On "A Night of Unbelievable Fun," the Saints will become the St. Paul Aints. They'll wear custom-made jerseys san ... More >>
Baseball, beer, chocolate, charity...we're hitting all the major marks this Week in Food, and it's not even officially summer. 6/5 Start your week off right with the Wedge's class Chocolate Heaven, where students will enjoy a light meal before watching demos of ultimate chocolate chip cookies, bit ... More >>
Throughout the spring, we've chronicled the Vikings' efforts to secure public funding for a new football stadium, which we've dubbed Zygi-land.With the legislature recently approving a funding plan for the nearly $1 billion Metrodome-site stadium, it appears the Vikes' effort will pay dividends. And ... More >>
Dubbing Minneapolis native Jake Manders as a songwriter is partially accurate; he is also a raconteur who has carefully crafted a collection of songs that narrate his life. Manders' self-titled project is rooted in 1994, when he first picked up the guitar and harmonica. A prolific writer, ... More >>
St. Paul Summer Beer Fest kicks off the summer seasonThe summer beer festival season kicks off this Saturday, June 25, with the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. In its third year, this is the biggest and best organized of all the Twin Cities' summer celebrations of suds. Formerly held in the parkin ... More >>
32 years ago, a monthly music magazine called Sweet Potato debuted in the Twin Cities. A perusal of that first issue is a fascinating glimpse at our music history; ads for now-defunct music shops like Third Stone Music and the Wax Museum frame interviews with Lamont Cranston, Little Feat's Lowell ... More >>
St. Cloud Craft Beer Expo coming January 22nd.There's a new beer fest in town. The first ever St. Cloud Craft Beer Expo happens in less than two weeks on January 22nd from 4 - 8 PM at the St. Cloud Civic Center, 10 4th Ave S. Over 40 breweries are expected to be represented at the event. Food ... More >>
On Sunday, celebrate all things beer at the second annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. The event is now the largest craft beer festival in the state, with 78 breweries participating, including Louisiana's Abita, Oregon's Widmer, Vermont's Magic Hat, Kansas's Tall Grass, an ... More >>
Save the Date: The coldest ball game of the year takes place on January 30th...
You might get lucky tonight and "land" on some free parking. har har.
The Saints are embracing the web and trying to set a Tweeting record.
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LG announcement to come a day after Independence Party convention rounds out the endorsed candidates for governor.
Where's Robert Stack when you need him? A compilation CD titled Live in Town has been showing up in the mailboxes of musicians, DJs, rock critics, and record store owners throughout the Twin Cities. The mix, comprised of bootlegs from various local venues, ranges from the Dead Boys recorded at a Lon ... More >>
The Twin Cities' perennially popular minor-league team is looking for a bigger sandlot