One Direction can not be contained! By a roof, anyhow. The heartthrob lads just announced plans for a late-summer run in 2015, and they've graduated to stadiums.Given the scream quotient at these events, open air is the best possible scenario for the truckload of voices ripping apart while Harry Sty ... More >>
A new University of Minnesota study looking at the number of jobs accessible by transit in 46 of America's largest metros ranks the Twin Cities 13th, but it doesn't account for the Green Line, Andrew Owen, director of the U's Accessibility Observatory and lead researcher for the project, tells us."A ... More >>
More information has emerged about Michael Mangan, the 42-year-old St. Paul man who was recently arrested and charged with making terroristic threats after his alleged plan to kill his ex-wife and six others who wronged him during his divorce came to light. THE BACKSTORY: St. Paul man's letter to co ... More >>
This is a date that many folk-rock fans in the Midwest have been waiting for. Mumford & Sons have just announced a new stretch of The Full English tour dates that will bring them across the United States to several cities that often get left off major tour schedules. And then there's the Twin Ci ... More >>
After making their stunning U.S. live debut with a memorable show at the Cedar Cultural Center back in March of 2011, Volcano Choir (a collaboration between Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Wisconsin experimental rock outfit Collections of Colonies of Bees) are keeping their fruitful musical partnership ... 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 im ... More >>
Rock The Vine 3Featuring Halloween, Alaska, Solid Gold, White Light Riot, and Haley BonarSaint Croix Vineyards, Stillwater, MinnesotaJune 9, 2012Sometimes, it's just nice to get out of the city. Rock The Vine 3 was set in the picturesque grounds of the Saint Croix Vineyards in Stillwater, and treate ... More >>
Saturday is the end of New Labor. While their farewell show marks a bittersweet moment for the band, who formed in 2008 and have self-released two 7" records. The DIY band not only did their own records, but booked their own shows and designed and printed posters, t-shirts, and artwork all with a no ... More >>
Related:SXSW: Polica as the road teamPolica at First Avenue (with cover shoot outtakes) River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupAlthough MInneapolis electro-percussive soul collective Polica aren't quite at the level of an Ellen DeGeneres shout-out yet, they're about to get a huge a ... More >>
The HoneydogsWith Rogue Valley and Farewell MilwaukeeFirst Avenue Mainroom, MinnepolisSaturday, March 10, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.After everything the Honeydogs have endured in the past several months -- including the passing of frontman Adam Levy's son Daniel -- this was a nig ... More >>
The mysterious Marilyn Manson has emerged with a fresh U.S. tour in support of the forthcoming eighth album, Born Villain. This is the first Minneapolis show for the band since 2009's stop at the State Theatre. It also adds to the slate of concerts that includes the Shins, Jane's Addiction, and I ... More >>
WTMJ MilwaukeePaul Captain faces a hate crime charge for his e-mails.Paul Captain has been charged with a hate crime for threatening, racist e-mails he sent to Wisconsin State Fair spokeswoman Patrice Harris. Captain saw Harris, who is black, speaking on television about the violent, racial ... More >>
Screen grab via WISN"Big Boy" had to be euthanized.The animal abuse stories out of Wisconsin just keep getting worse. First we had Bryan Hutcherson of Oshkosh, who starved his pit pull to death because feeding it was just too stressful. Now we have an unnamed 13-year-old in Milwaukee being inve ... More >>
Like the Bible, followers of Kiss have their favorite characters they like to emulate as much as favorite chapters, verses and words of inspiration to live by that they've spent a lifetime studying, reciting and debating. Even a casual fan of the band may find themselves in situations where they ... More >>
In anticipation for their "To All My Friends" tour, which kicks off next week in Madison, Atmosphere have just released an mp3 of a new song, "Freefallin'." Like much of Slug's newer material, "Freefallin'" is a slower jam driven by a meandering electric guitar and echoing, sparse beat. The track ... More >>
The mother of Minnesota's first female senator died yesterday after complications from heart surgery. Rose Klobuchar was a long-time teacher in the Minneapolis and Wayzata school districts; she retired from teaching second grade at age 70. She was also a Camp Fire Girls leader and had once wo ... More >>
From James Buckley Trio to Painted Saints
Photo: MrVJTodA fishing trip turns priceyThirteen men from the Milwaukee area are in hot water with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, charged May 21 with illegally taking 2,238 fish from the Chippewa Flowage. That's a lot of fish -- so many that it took DNR agents six hours to ... More >>
Genius. Why hasn't someone thought of this before?Finally there's a way for drunken slobs to holler, scream and wave their hands madly at a football game without sloshing their suds all over everyone within a 10-yard radius: the beer pouch hoodie. Just slide your bottled adult beverage into ... More >>
Three American soldiers died defending their country, and three Wisconsin fraudsters stole their identitiesThree Wisconsin soldiers -- Rachel Bosveld, of Waupun; Matthew Schram, of Brookfield; and Andrew Halverson, of Grant -- all died during combat in the Iraq war. Their thanks? Three lose ... More >>
photo by: Leslie PlesserYou thought that was the last you'd hear or see of them - the outfit planning, the Prince sighting, the napkins. Gayngs is apparently far from over, which isn't surprising considering the invaluable press they've received and the warm critical reception to the record (Pitc ... More >>
Shawn Neary's Wapsipinicon is one of many local acts performing at Stone Arch this summerThe Stone Arch Festival, a two-day local art, food, theater, and music extravaganza that takes over St. Anthony Main every Father's Day weekend, has announced its music lineup for this year. The Stone Arch Fe ... More >>
Tom Burt: "Try talking shit about pizza—it gets them out of their seat"
The Turf Club has never seen a better Wednesday.
Andrew Zimmern takes on Wisconsin in tonight's episode of "Bizarre World."
Daniel Samplanski of Milwaukee was charged this week with drunken driving on the type of scooter most often seen carrying really old people or horrifically obese over-eaters at the Minnesota State Fair.
The final music schedule for this weekend's Stone Arch Festival of the Arts.
The Springsteen-loving Jersey boys will play Epic on October 3.
Forget the swine flu outbreak: Wisconsin has citizens letting their babies snack on cocaine. We've got bigger issues to deal with here.
What's wrong with Wisconsin?
The judge laid down the law today: The Petters case is staying here, at least for now. And don't whine when you feed the fire.
Rep's son sent to jail for slashing tires, Ericsson offers buyouts to 35- to 50-year-old employees, web comics become tattoos, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
But rejoice not: Cities in the Dakotas and Wisconsin rate higher Forbes.com has compiled an exhaustive list of the best metro areas for businesses or careers. The math that goes into it--cost of living, cost of doing business, income growth--is predictably corporate-minded, but offers an interestin ... More >>
James Romenesko's Obscure Store provides a clearinghouse for oddities of the media age
Vic Chesnutt goes AWOL, loses himself, and finds the missing and miserable soul of the South
Three photographers on the graveyard shift shoot the Cities' dark side
Handicapping the races in baseball's first full season since 1993.