Two days ago, a Best Buy employee discovered that some nerd-illiterate Nintendo R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy) owner had dropped the 1980s-era gaming system off for recycling.The employee couldn't allow the rare toy robot to get scrapped. First, he asked his boss if he could take it home, but hear ... More >>
One hears "Japanese food" and immediately images of raw fish clinging delicately to pillows of plump and sticky balls of rice come to mind. But believe it or not, the good people of Japan do eat more than sushi and edamame. From gyoza dumplings to soba noodle dishes in fragrant miso broths to the fl ... More >>
She just dances and keeps on dancing. She holds her glass up high, and pours out her beer as it splashes on the dance floor below. Instead of pouring some out for her homies, she is pouring some out for her girls' night out, or maybe the calculus exam she bombed earlier in the day. This is Rack C ... More >>
Jake Sullivan may be just one man, but he sure knows how to rock us back in time with his neon glasses and hi-tops. BadNRad brings his weirdness, keytar, and unique flavor of rock to the 7th St. Entry tomorrow night to celebrate the release of his first EP, Bad Girl. We caught up with Sullivan to ... More >>
The local singer-songwriter is about to throw a completely digital CD release party for a completely digital release.
Photos by Ben ClarkCrystal CastlesMarch 11, 2011First Avenue, Minneapolis"Alice Glass has a broken ankle. The doctors told her to cancel the rest of this tour, but Alice said 'Fuck that!'" That was announced over the PA system just prior to Crystal Castles set Friday night at First Avenue. I ... More >>
Two-and-a-half unforgivingly short months away, Owl City will be in the nation's faces again.
Image by tao_zhynIt's a long weekend for most of us here in the Twin Cities, and in many ways the next three days mark the end of summer. It's your last chance to check out the Minnesota State Fair, and for some it's the last weekend before school starts up again. But fear not: There is still ple ... More >>
photo via Star Sky Sailing's Myspace"Yeah, it's fairly unbelievable, not to mention breathtaking, dreamlike, surprising, mind-blowing, bizarre and phantasmagorical too. The past six months have been nothing but a colorful, brilliant blur," Young told MTV News via e-mail (he doesn't do on-camera i ... More >>
Continuing my weeks of travels, I was in Des Moines for my day job, and thanks to a friendly recommendation for good eats I finally had a chance to stop by Proof. Open only for lunch during the week (and dinner on Fridays), the space is bright, open, and inviting. When I saw the soup of th ... More >>
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