Many singer/songwriters count the likes of Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan among their favorites, but few writers can brag that Kristofferson and Dylan have said the feeling's mutual. Dylan has called John Prine's songs "pure Proustian existentialism... Midwestern mindtrips to the nth degree," and ... More >>
John Prine With Willie Watson Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley Friday, June 29, 2012 With fans as passionate (read: intoxicated, borderline rabid) as his, it was perhaps a sin for John Prine to show up 40 minutes late to his own party as he did for his Minnesota Zoo appearance Friday night. Any regular ... More >>
This Saturday should be an interesting one up in Duluth.Backers of the Un-Fair Campaign's controversial "It's hard to see racism when you're white" billboards have scheduled a pro-racial-justice counter-rally set to happen concurrently with a white nationalist group's pro-white rally.The racial j ... More >>
Want to celebrate this Halloween country style? Head on down to the Hexagon Bar come Monday night for the Hot Roxx Halloween Hoedown Hextravaganza.
Photos by Nick WosikaAni DiFranco with Anais MitchellSeptember 23, 2011Pantages Theatre, MinneapolisFeminist folk singer Ani DiFranco celebrated her birthday Friday night at the Pantages in exactly the way one would expect her to -- without fanfare, and through her music. The crowd wasn't go ... More >>
Photo: Steve Neuharth, Michelle LeonReason No. 11: Chefs like Doug Flicker at Piccolo create food that doesn't just impress--it inspires. When Anthony Bourdain last year told his TV audience on No Reservations that his experience at Doug Flicker's south Minneapolis restaurant Piccolo was "far ... More >>
The plows are out.The snow storm that blew in from the Dakotas and points west this morning has dropped anywhere from 3 inches to a foot of snow over the Twin Cites, and St. Paul responded this evening by declaring a snow emergency. Starting at 9 p.m., parking is banned on all Night Plow Rou ... More >>
Photos by Alexa JonesMavis StaplesNovember 28, 2010Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisMavis Staples is a joyful woman. Above all other things, joy is what she was bringing to the Cedar last night. With a smile as big as her booming voice, Staples infused her performance with as much gospel and sou ... More >>
Keith Ellison says Muslim Americans won't move to the back of the bus.Rep. Keith Ellison has drawn a straight line from Fox News to anti-Muslim bigotry in an interview with the BBC. And the Minneapolis congressman, a Muslim, isn't backing down from insisting that an Islamic community center b ... More >>
Cabooze, Club Jäger and Cracker Barrel. Three ways to catch your country music this week.
Lots of stuff opened and closed this week, yo. We also got down with Mexican pastries and Lucia's roasted turkey sando.
Road Trip! Get wacky at Montgomery's Kolacky Days this weekend.
Motivational speaker Russell Simon made a career out of imploring teens to steer clear of drugs and alcohol. So why did he go on a drunken, meth-fueled rampage?
What to serve when interring a loved one, and other culinary tips from the afterworld
Listening to John Prine at the mouth of a freeway
A small town learns the cost of social engineering
Local rocker starts the fight of his life--with a party
David Wellstone and the promise of music
Latinos, Somalis, and the American dream in southern Minnesota
After five decades in the bush leagues, Wayne Hattaway talks his way to The Show.
Burt Hanson just may be the unluckiest man alive. But he's not giving up.
Larry Long overturns the "great man" theory of traditional music, one folk at a time
Ten destinations guaranteed to fight cabin fever.