Frankie Teardrop remains one of the most exciting characters to emerge from the local music scene in the last year, largely due to the fact that he's just that -- a character. Originally conjured by the twisted mind of songwriter and guitarist Jordan Bleau, Frankie has grown into a larger-than life ... More >>
The yacht-sailing Scottish royal couple were known as Lord and Lady, but nobody suspected they were on welfare
Fresh off his recent Rhymin' Gosling tour with Louis Logic, Ecid has some even bigger local shows coming up soon: His homecoming show at Triple Rock on Friday, and Soundset. Gimme Noise talked to the rapper and producer about his new road-tested material and his evolving approach to live performance ... More >>
For all of the hype surrounding Prince in 2013, it looks like 2014 is actually going to be much bigger. The Purple One has just announced a full-scale North American tour in stadiums across the U.S. and Canada. Compared to his 2012-13 Hit N' Run dates, and several hastily announced Minnesota gigs, t ... More >>
We've gotten used to being at the top of national rankings. But according to a new report from Allstate, there's one thing we're not so good at: driving. And between 2012 and 2013, we got worse. See Also: - Minnesota drivers crashed into 33,000 deer last year - Michael Andrist is a bad driver (PHOT ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week we kick things off with the first installment of Wiping Out Thousands' new video blog project, Crossing Wires, which aims to intimately and awesomely capture live pe ... More >>
Powerful voices argue for policy changes in Sundance prize-winning documentary
We're making a splash with craft cocktails, definitely have a lot going on in the world of breweries, we get amazing turnout at beer festivals, and take pride in the fact that our new stadium has much more than just Bud Light on tap, but where does Minneapolis/St.Paul fall in the ranks of America's ... More >>
Director Gorman Bechard doesn't live in Minnesota, but his documentary subjects are frequently part of the musical fabric of the area. Earlier this year, we published an update about his project involving Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart, but this one got off the ground because he was already in town gather ... More >>
Within the realm of fluid-enhanced metal, the overwhelming live presence of Gwar is unrivaled. And thus, it was a sad day indeed when guitarist Cory Smoot, who portrayed Flattus Maximus in the band, was found dead in the band's tour bus after they left their Minneapolis show at First Avenue (picture ... More >>
The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... More >>
"Going for Adds" is a forceful attempt to clog the request lines at our local radio hub the Current with fresh cuts, via blog. Today, a single with Minnesota and Florida implications: Bleubird's "Time 4real." It's a pleasure to single out Bleubird's Cannonball!!! on the date of its release for a ... More >>
Reclusive and idiosyncratic Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum has announced a large U.S. tour for 2012, which thankfully includes a Minneapolis stop at the Pantages Theatre on February 4th.
Are they the last great American band?
Ever try an Onion Nugget?As we researched this week's cover story on Buffalo wings, we stumbled across all kinds of fun facts--including some fast-food products that were flash-in-the-pan ideas, or generally ill-advised. Perhaps some of these blasts from the past even made an appearance in yo ... More >>
Pizzeria Lola aspires to be "a neighborhood institution that fosters joy, beauty and friendship"The corner of 56th Street and Xerxes Avenue in Southwest Minneapolis is about to get tastier. Ann Kim, an actor turned restaurateur, and her business partner Conrad Leifur are set to open Pizzeria ... More >>