Finally! The weather is starting to catch up with the time of year. Just in time for Northeast's annual celebration, Art-A-Whirl. Featuring creative works from all over Minneapolis, the 331 club will be hosting local favorites such as Gospel Gossip, Carroll, Prissy Clerks, Crimes and more. Minneapol ... More >>
Montreal has become a wellspring for innovative electro-talent. The fact that Majical Cloudz has just been signed to Matador Records adds to the proof of that. The project of Devon Walsh may have first materialized on public radar through the form of Grimes -- his dear friend, who hails from the sam ... More >>
Shtetl Bunny Rye Delicatessen $8 Chopped liver, corned beef, and craft cocktails? When you're at Rye Delicatessen, bellied up to the bar and hankering for something boozy with your pastrami and rye, just say yes. Even the steady barkeep Dale, a self-professed "Schlitz and Jägermeister" man, seemed ... More >>
Montreal-based sonic experimenter comes out with a new album and tour plan
By Lily TroiaThe Barr Brothers have been busy since the Montreal foursome's last Minneapolis visit in November. The band toured Europe and the U.K. with fellow Secret City labelmate Patrick Watson, they staged a video in the Grand Canyon, recorded a song for NPR's Radio Lab and even made an appearan ... More >>
We've got no beef with this deli
The neighborhood must have been watching closely: It seems the moment the doors opened to the new Rye Delicatessen, the crowds moved in. On the morning we visited, the poor girl working behind the counter had a glazed-over, slightly panicked look in her eyes. It seems the night before, the counte ... More >>
Last Saturday, internationally-acclaimed French graffiti crew 123 Klan received a warm welcome at the opening of their "Rien Commes Les Autres" gallery show at CO Exhibitions. During the event husband-and-wife duo Scien and Klor, who hail from Montreal, created a giant indoor mural for the space. ... More >>
We were excited to hear the news that restaurant consultant Tobie Nidetz is partnering with a real estate attorney and first-time restaurateur David Weinstein to take over the former Auriga building to build a "Montreal-style" deli. We wanted to know more about the project . Nidetz, the sel ... More >>
I'm positive that Merrill Garbus didn't answer her phone the first time I called because she wanted me to hear her voicemail greeting. "Thi-iS iS m-m-E-rr-ilL l-E-a-V-e A m-esS-age," a creaking voice insists, while bounding up and down amidst an octave's worth of notes.
This summer's arena calendar is already filling up, with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Journey coming to the Xcel, plus shows by Usher, Rihanna, Sade, and the aging pop version of Voltron, NKOTBSB, coming to the Target Center. To add to the spectacle, Britney Spears is throwing her hat in the rin ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenAfter toying with our hearts and quickly backing out of her appearance at this year's Taste of Minnesota festival, Janelle Monae has announced that she will return to Minneapolis to open for Of Montreal when they perform at First Avenue on September 23. The show is bound to be ... More >>
The Lilith Fair was born of an odd doldrum in popular, female-fore music; the bulk of headliners for their first three seasons - before they suspended the festival for eleven years - were cut from the cheesecloth of alternative radio-directed acoustic-type pop (think Joan Osbourne, Indigo Girls, ... More >>
Poster designers Seripop have seen the future. And it's fluorescent green.
War and terror have a soundtrack: It's called Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Mourn your barbarian heroes, but move on to the latest in bodacious pulp
Ghost in the Machine: Wasted apparitions haunt the house in The Dead Souls, a performance piece by the Montreal company Carbone 14.
Belgian Waffle: Brussels's Compagnie Pierre Droulers leap above the pack in an otherwise indulgent edition of Montreal's International Festival of New Dance.
Clinton's Love Affair with a Deadly Gas