Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get into things with a brand new video from the Minneapolis trio Is/Is, a hazy, diamond-vision clip that captures the enthralling spirit of their new single, "H ... More >>
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Deep blues comes to life on this raw, live cut featuring seven bands
By Rick MasonJust off the main drag in an unassuming Minnesota river town is an outpost of the deep South and an underground musical phenomenon whose ripples extend far across the globe. Bayport, on the St. Croix just south of Stillwater, may be home to a state prison and a massive windows factory, ... More >>
John Morgan, 71, is CEO of Golden Valley-based Winmark Corp., a successful business that owns Play It Again Sports and other used-goods retailers. Yet he may end up being best known for winning what poker pro Phil Galfond characterized as "the craziest [poker] hand I've ever seen."On Sunday, during ... More >>
Henry's Funeral Shoe is a duo from Ystrad Mynach, South Wales. Brothers Aled and Brennig Clifford perform raw, heavy guitar and drums fueled blues/punk rock inspired by records they grew up with, from classic rock to early Delta blues. They're the first U.K. band on Alive Naturalsound label, also th ... More >>
After taking a year off to retool and regroup, the Deep Blues Festival is coming back to the Bayport BBQ in beautiful Bayport, Minnesota from June 29-July 1. The three day blues fest features over thirty musical acts from all points across the globe, as well as the feature film debut of "Put A Stamp ... More >>
Once again it's the season when Minnesotans flock to restaurant patios and rooftops to enjoy the weather. And while food is critical in patio dining, at this time of year a refreshing drink and relaxed conversation can assume just as much importance. We took a look at the best spots in both Minneapo ... More >>
There was absolutely zero chance that Madonna wasn't going to capitalize on her Super Bowl appearance this past weekend. Although it's unlikely that Madge will be able to pack M.I.A. (and her itchy middle finger), Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green in her suitcase for this May-November excursion aroun ... More >>
Chekhov classic rebirthed
As the holidays bring about good times between families and long lost friends, drummer and electronic musician Martin Dosh is busier than ever preparing for his annual year-end show to the Cedar Cultural Center.
Singer-songwriter is feeling Minnesota
Vasili Nechitailo (1915 - 1980)Portrait in the Shawl, 1968, Oil on canvas (left); Wheat for the Motherland, 1954, Oil on canvas (right) The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) in Minneapolis kicked off the second installment of its "Discovering 20th Century Russian Masters" series with "The Art of Vasi ... More >>
Photos by Alexa JonesJosh Ritter and the Royal City Band with the Minnesota OrchestraJuly 15, 2010Orchestra HallOf all the Dylan acolytes to make their mark thus far in the aughts, Idaho native Josh Ritter would seem to have the inside track on best living up to the pride of Hibbing's lofty stand ... More >>
Chef has held more restaurant jobs than many retired cooks
Our Russian guy: Jacob Tselniker of Continental Liquors It is said that the Russian word for water--voda--is the root of the word vodka, so this tells you a little about how Russians feel about the stuff. Russia vodka production is said to date back to somewhere between the 9th and 12th cent ... More >>
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