The twisted, lo-fi rock of Neutral Milk Hotel is about to get its most widespread live dissemination as Jeff Mangum's band will reuinite for several months of touring starting later this year. A band known for its neutrality -- a good 15 years worth -- has dates scheduled between October and June of ... More >>
Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>
Normally our week of food events has a running theme, like heaps of beer tastings or charity dinners. But this first week in October is full of random, which is just how we like it. You can get over your fear of bread, learn to make cheese, brew the perfect cup of coffee, and shuck an oyster all bet ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidA full-day fest at Meritage's Oyster Bar. Tickets go on sale today for Meritage's first annual Oysterfest, a daylong celebration of the shuckable beasts to take place on Sunday, October 9. If you can't tell a Kusshi from a Kumomoto, this is your chance to taste various East an ... More >>
The sign is now on the patio.When the landlord at the old location wanted to raise their rent by 66 percent, the owners of Muddy Waters, an uptown landmark for 20-plus years, decided to move south to Lyn-Lake and recreate the place--as a coffeeshop, restaurant, and bar (as reported here). After m ... More >>
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Anti-folk avatars the Moldy Peaches give lessons in good touch and bad touch.
Nearly two decades after Alice Neel's death, her cold-eyed humanism has begun to look revolutionary
For 26 years Hennepin County's head cataloger led the charge for libraries of, by, and for the people. When he took aim at a new target this spring, his boss fired back.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the multiplex...
If a local CD falls into the retail bins, does it make a sound? Peter S. Scholtes reviews this month's batch of releases.
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The view from here to Scotland, Hong Kong, and Fargo