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 >>
Downtown Minneapolis is going to be darker and weirder than usual come mid-September due to the arrival of Terma Festival. The two-day event, held at the Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, features a lengthy slate of artists from the local community and beyond who embody musical experimentation. The lineup ... More >>
Shouting fire in a crowded theater is a crime. So if there really is rioting in Madison tonight, might the editors of The Onion find themselves in legal trouble?THE BACKSTORY: The Onion discontinues print publication in Madison, its original marketProbably not. But still.
As 20-year-old Jake Dagel flew from Nashville to Omaha late last month, he finally had time to reflect on the things he'd experienced while working for Bradlee Dean's "You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International" ministry for the previous seven weeks.THE BACKSTORY: Bradlee Dean's ministry is a cul ... More >>
Daniel Day Lewis lends the president real flesh, blood, and spark
Matt and Kim With OberhoferFirst Ave., MinneapolisWednesday, November 7, 2012Matt and Kim is a simple name and simple setup, with just Matt Johnson on keys and vocals and Kim Schifino on drums, but the duo's show is anything but simple. With an elaborate back screen, flashing lights, balloons, and c ... More >>
Conor OberstFitzgerald Theater, St. PaulThursday, September 20, 2012Still a relatively youthful 32 years old, pride of Omaha Conor Oberst has already clocked roughly 14 years as a working musician. During that span he's followed his independent-minded muse fervently, spurning opportunities to cash i ... More >>
Slipknot promises apocalyptic chaos and stink
Related:Brother Ali arrested at Occupy Homes protest [VIDEO]After setting off the Entry back in May, rallying in Wisconsin, giving us a soulful, somber taste of his new record, and recently getting arrested to help bring attention to the foreclosure problem here in Minnesota, Brother Ali is finally ... More >>
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Those of you who didn't get a chance to see St. Vincent's entrancing sold-out performances at the Walker in October (and even those of you who did) now have another opportunity to see Annie Clark and company bring the songs of Strange Mercy to life, as St. Vincent have just announced a stop a ... More >>
The Wolves reserve mixes business with basketball.
Local rock trio Now Now (formerly known as Now, Now Every Children) are one of the many Twin Cities bands who will caravan down to Austin, Texas this year for the SXSW festival, but they're getting a head start -- the band is already on the road and will complete a full lap of the US that won't f ... More >>
An oral history of Smoke of My Will
Jim Thome at the batStarting about the time his Labor Day home run hit the flag pole at Target Field, everyone's been expecting big things out Jim Thome and the rest of the Twins as they head into their playoff run this week against the Yankees. We've named Thome our Twin of the month. Sport ... More >>
Will the postseason greenhorns be up for the pressure?
Many of us, our friends over at Hot Dish not excluded, have buzzed about Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, which opened earlier this summer in St. Louis Park. "I hear they have a mechanical bull!" "Mechanical bull?!?" "Down-home Southern comfort food? Say what?" "Will Toby really put a bo ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzThough the pair hasn't even wrapped up their current stint with Heartless Bastards, Peter Wolf Crier will hit the road in September for another high-profile tour, this time with Rogue Wave and Midlake. The duo will stop in St. Paul to play the Lowertown Music Festival on Ju ... More >>
Juno director Jason Reitman is in the pilot seat
After banning a three-year-old from swimming, grown man still fears cooties
Need a drink? Yeah, It's been that kind of month. So how about a local surly ale?
The Jungle's Two for the Seesaw is a provocative ride
The critics may say the WNBA game lacks poetry. Stephen Burt is determined to give it some.
Welcome, friend, to the booming field of "subprime" mortgages. Think you can't afford a house? You're probably right, but that won't stop us from putting you in one!
The rarest single malt scotches in all the world can be found in Minnesota, if you only know where to look
What is, and isn't, at stake in beating Bush
That chill in the air means October surprise season is upon us
Love is a hot dog from Hell on the race track set of the new Bukowski film
You scrubbed radioactive toilets. You fleeced tots at carnivals. You ground the beaks off baby birds. You sent City Pages your summer job stories--and we didn't even give you minimum wage in return.
The Dirtbombs blow Motor City out of the garage
In South Minneapolis, a last remnant of Dr. Martin Couney's freak show preemies
Twin Cities filmmaker Ayesha Adu does dogme without didacticism
Jack Nicholson's 'Schmidt' makes the white working class look funny
Looking for a painless way to lose your shirt? Head down to the Canterbury Card Club, where bad luck comes in spades, some lucky schmo is always raking in all the chips, and even if you win the house takes its cut.
Welcome to the world of decibel drag racing, where trophies go not to the fast, but to the loud
Minnesota's own Dr. Demento talks about corporate radio, the Meat Puppets, and 30 years of weird records
Author Jonis Agee imagines the unvanquishable human wrecks whose lives revolve around the NASCAR circuit
Noise artist Bombardier drops some of electronic music's fastest and hardest beats--and waits for the explosion
The military turned Ron Falcon into an officer, a gentleman, and a doctor. When the brass discovered he was gay, they kicked him out and sent him the bill.
In Minneapolis and elsewhere, proponents of the New Urbanist planning movement are promising a new tomorrow -- one that looks a lot like yesterday.
How do you solve a problem as intractable as homelessness?