Cold War Kids broke onto the national music scene in a major way with their rousing 2006 debut full-length, Robbers & Cowards, and have spent the better part of their career trying to not only live up to those lofty standards, but to build on it. And while 2011's Mine Is Yours was somewhat of an ... More >>
First Avenue, Minneapolis
Thursday, December 13, 2012As the stage at First Avenue went from being shrouded in darkness to illuminated with flashing, ever-strobing lights that changed from red to white to blue on Thursday night, Omaha natives the Faint began their set with "Unseen Hand." Th ... More >>
The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>
SEE ALSO- Minnesotans have third-highest well-being, Gallup finds- Minnesota is fat, but not compared to the rest of the fat United States- MSP is the healthiest metro in country, says American College of Sports MedicineIn 50 years, we'll be hanging with robots, flying our cars, and... living in Min ... More >>
Roger Doughten is on the cusp of becoming an octogenarian, but he wasn't about to let his advanced age get in the way of an ill-fated bank robbery.At about 6:15 p.m. on June 18, Doughten, 78, strolled into the Wells Fargo on the 2600 block of East Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Police say he handed ... More >>
Coming on the heels of a remarkably warm winter and spring not even included in the data, a new study put together by the Climate Central non-profit reveals that Minnesota's climate has warmed significantly since 1970.The study found Minnesota's average low temperature increased at a per-decade rate ... More >>
With enough summer music festivals already devoted to tossing as many genres at the stage as possible to see what sticks with the ticket-buying public, it's refreshing to hear details about Iowa masked metal kings Slipknot's new music fete. It's undeniably over-the-top, and shouldn't it be?On August ... More >>
May ushers in warmer weather, which means the beginning of street festivals -- two big ones in particular: Art-A-Whirl and Lyn-Lake Festival that feature many talented local artists. If the heat is too much for you, BB King will be rocking the State Theatre and on the other end of the musical spectr ... More >>
Mid West Music Fest, Day Two: Featuring the 4onthefloor, Rogue Valley, Ruben, and Midwest DilemmaWinona, MNFriday, April 20, 2012See also:Mid West Music Fest Day One with Tapes 'n TapesMid West Music Fest, Day Three: Kimya Dawson, the MelismaticsFriday at the Mid West Music Fest brought sunny skies ... More >>
By Craig HlavatyBruce Springsteen's Thursday started with a keynote speech in one of the big ballrooms at the Austin Convention Center, and ended with a mythic three-hour set at ACL Live across town, in front of a few thousand people cooing "Bruce."The keynote and the show went hand in hand. If y ... More >>
Lucky Bucket Brewery launches this weekend in Minnesota.Somehow the word has gotten out that Minnesotans love to drink beer. The list of out-of-state breweries starting distribution here just keeps expanding. In the last two months alone we've welcomed Stone Brewing Co., Brooklyn Brewery, and ... More >>
Chicago deep dish pizza!!!!!! That's basically all my brain had been able to think about for about two weeks before I played in Chicago. I got into town, and immediately found a place to get some. I ate three pieces and then I almost exploded.
Minnesota schools earn a "C" grade.Minnesota earned a "C" grade and was ranked 36th overall by Education Week in its latest state-by-state survey of K-12 public schools, "Quality Counts." That's no better than the national average.
So we're that kid that everyone says could get better grades ... More >>
Dakota County, Nebraska, SheriffSteal money from Robles-Garcia and he will chase you down.The Minneapolis man recently sentenced to 50 years in federal prison turns out to be a former Mexicali policeman who used his sleuthing skills in a vengeance kidnapping.
German Robles-Garcia, 29, was sentenc ... More >>
Sara RiceThe starters were the hit of the nightAs the sky turned dusky, diners began arriving at Brasa in St. Paul, ignoring the signs saying "Closed for a benefit." Tickets in hand, they knew they were in the right place--a specially prepared dinner by celebrated chef Alex Roberts to raise funds ... More >>