With Wild Moccasins
Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis
Wednesday, May 15, 2013Most bands tour the country stocked up with all of their gear and a collection of merch. Of Montreal also packs as many costumes as a Broadway show.
From the skeleton-faced clowns who joined the band on stage ... More >>
MuseWith Dead SaraTarget Center, MinneapolisThursday, March 7, 2013When it came time for the finale last night at Target Center, Muse didn't leave anything to chance. Well, scratch that -- maybe a little bit: The high-definition LED screens that wrapped around the stage suddenly transformed into a g ... More >>
By Justin BakerThere may not be two bands that have accelerated more rapidly and ridiculously to mass music geek adoration in 2012 than Of Monsters and Men and Japandroids.
These are bands that were barely on the popular radar a little over a year ago that are now in the midst of U.S. victory laps ... More >>
Another week in October, another series of epic, not-to-be-missed festivals this Week in Food -- make space in your stomach and your weekend.
Sun Street Breads is hosting its first beer dinner (you read that correctly) tonight by featuring a "A Road Trip Down Highway 61" with heaps of Fulton ... More >>
Saturday afternoon a warm breeze graced attendees at the Bachelor Farmer's kravfskiva, a Scandinavian crawfish bash. Guests wore their yellow party hats akimbo as the Dayton brothers circulated through the crowd. There was a lot to celebrate. In their first year, their restaurant has been graced wit ... More >>
See Also:Other Lives and Halloween, Alaska at 7th Street Entry, 02/06/12Halloween, Alaska remixed by Lazerbeak, Bon Iver's S. CareySummer may still be in full swing here in Minnesota, but in Sweden the dog days will soon be drawing to a close, leading to cooler, longer nights. Kräftskiva is a tradi ... More >>
See Also:Kevin Steinman says farewell and thanks to the Twin CitiesU.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to NorwayKevin Steinman with his band, Andy Thompson, Justin Hartke, Matt Novachis and special guests Chris Koza, Jeremy Messersmith, Brianna Lane, Luke Anderson, Linne ... More >>
See Also:U.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to NorwayI sit at a dining table we're about to sell, heaped with things we'll throw in suitcases in two days, amidst a mounting sea of packing boxes. Above the crinkling din of paper being wrapped around our kitchenwares, a c ... More >>
See Also:Kevin Steinman talks songwriting and the power of performingKevin Steinman checks in from Norway to talk about the aftermath of the Oslo tragedyKevin Steinman will be a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter until later this summer. After a farewell show at Bryant Lake Bowl on July 23, he's mo ... More >>
Photo by Reed FischerDr. DogFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFebruary 17, 2012Dr. Dog turned the Mainroom stage into their own cozy living room
Friday night at a sold-out First Avenue. They decorated their immediate
surroundings with numerous lamps, afghans, and other random comforts of
home including ... More >>
Aunt Else'sAebleskivers originated in Denmark in the 1600s.You don't have to cross the Atlantic to get your hands on aebleskiver, a traditional Danish dish that's a cross between a pancake and a popover. Local company Aunt Else will be sampling its very own mix, prepared with Minnesota flour, sug ... More >>
One of our favorite road trip destinations.The Hot Dish has been itching for a road trip lately. But unlike the guy who drove 500 miles to eat at Chipotle, we're seeking true destination dining.
Last year, the estimable Bayport BBQ took home our Best Restaurant Worth the Drive honors, but t ... More >>
One violin, one guitar, lots of talent. Sara Pajunen and Jonathon Rundman reflect a piece of the Northwoods in their Finnish flavored sound, pulling creativity from their childhoods in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Hibbing, MN, respectively. Pajunen fuses the Finnish pelimanni f ... More >>
We just received word that Prince will be joining the lineup for this summer's Way Out West festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, which already includes -- wait for it -- Kanye West, Pulp, Robyn, Fleet Foxes, Janelle Monae, Wiz Khalifa, the Jayhawks, Explosions In The Sky, James Blake, oh my god, where ... More >>
Photo by Dan CorriganTwin Cities boogie-rock favorites Chooglin' are about to head overseas again for the Spring thaw. Having traveled across Europe, including some festivals in Norway last year and a trip to the Netherlands, the band were invited back over the pond to do a small two-week tour of ... More >>
Clueless.For all her ability to gin up fans via social media on the Internet, Michele Bachmann really does seem clueless when it comes to the inner workings of the information superhighway.
Take her call today for the resignation of Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. In it, she castigates ... More >>
Great River Road Wine TrailWine...with a view.Book a holiday flight for just $20--a wine flight, that is, sampled via vintners along The Great River Road Wine Trail at this weekend's Holiday Food & Wine Festival.
The Great River Road Wine Trail is made up 10 wineries located near the Mississ ... More >>
Explore MinnesotaPlan your trip before the leaves pass peak.Looking for fall color? Explore Minnesota has you covered with 10 recommended drives, or "Rainbow Routes," and a Fall Color map to show you which percentage of the leaves have changed in all areas of the state.
As for where to stop ... More >>
stu_spivack/flickr/Ruby red treats.Yesterday we spoke with Ana Micka, author of The Fresh Girl's Guide to Easy Canning and Preserving, who shared her insights on the art of canning. Today we return to share one of her favorite recipes, Rodbeter --Swedish pickled beets. This recipe uses caraway, c ... More >>
American Swedish InstituteIt's a shame airfare prices have gone a little over-the-top lately. With airlines trying to recover costs from volcanoes erupting and the economy tanking, how could they not? So those dreaming of a summer getaway will have to wait until it won't break the bank to experie ... More >>
Photo: Esther GibbonsFrenchman Massey found an exit before he could arrestedWhen you sign your kids up for language camp, you don't expect them to be taught the finer points of posing nude in the shower for a perv with a camera, or hear about them getting felt up through their pajamas.
But ... More >>
Photo: aturkusBetter than a Pacific island paradise?OK, so we didn't win the title of the most eco-friendly city in the world.
That title goes to Vienna, Austria, according to Mercer, which ranks 221 cities around the world as a way of helping companies and governments pay employees fairly w ... More >>
From the City Pages press archivesOur dear friend Joel Bremer, the Minnesota music-loving fiddler from Sweden, posted a couple of amazing old Prince videos on his Facebook page recently. In addition to showing Prince and the Revolution playing "Purple Rain" live at First Avenue, which is already ... More >>