• Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Shonen Knife to play 1,000th show at Turf Club

    Shonen Knife are hitting a major career milestone later this year when they return to the Twin Cities. The garage rockers from Osaka, Japan, have a September show at Turf Club marking their 1,000th since forming in 1981. They plan to celebrate with a special set list with founding member Atsuko Yama ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Suburban Bites: The 7 best places to eat in Roseville

    Whether you live in the suburbs, or find yourself outside your regular stomping grounds in search of restaurant options, there's value in knowing more about all the great eats beyond Minneapolis and St. Paul's most covered neighborhoods. In our Suburban Bites series, we'll explore the best places to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    What the hell is Babymetal?

    Metal as a genre transcends all parts of the world and breaks all cultural and language barriers, from North and South America, to Europe and even Asia. From the early days of metal, and Judas Priest's classic 1979 live album Unleashed in the East (recorded in Tokyo), the music has always been popul ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    Nine unheralded work songs for Labor Day

    As a holiday, Labor Day is rife with contradictions: one works all year to receive a single lousy holiday -- just one fucking day -- celebrating the worker, but that day falls at a spot on the calendar when venturing out anywhere to do anything out of the usual is sado-masochistic at best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Shonen Knife at the 7th St. Entry, 11/11/11

    Photos by Steve Cohen​Shonen Knife November 11, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis When a band embarks on it's 30th Anniversary Tour--assuming the band makes it long--it's often nothing but a money grab, an excuse to double ticket prices and knock the t-shirt prices up another 10 dollars. Sure, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon August '11

    Several new outposts for popular Asian eateries opened this month.​NOW OPEN Viva Brazil Little Szechuan St. Louis Park Osaka Golden Valley Grand Szechuan Plymouth Rare Steak and Sushi Blue Ox Coffee (38th & Chicago Ave.) Asia Bistro Catalina's, Minneapolis

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Osaka Golden Valley now open

    Another Osaka pops up in Golden Valley.​The Osaka Japanese restaurants have quietly grown into quite a little suburban empire. The ninth one just opened in Golden Valley at 6440 Wayzata Blvd. off of 394, the former home of the quickly shuttered Mexican restaurant, Ciento. (Each location is ope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    'Digital Dreams of Life' opens at the Bloomington Art Center

    Osaka Dreams by Jes Lee​In an age where almost everything has gone digital, and if not is in the process of transitioning, it's only natural that artistic commentaries on the subject would start springing up more and more. Bloomington Art Center's new exhibit, "Digital Dreams of Life," presen ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2006

    Story of the Eye

    Experimental legends lose the noise, keep the joy

  • Arts

    September 25, 2002

    The Decorated Duck

    Between a hard rock and a place: The nowhere look of downtown's Block E

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    August 19, 1998
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    July 29, 1998
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    June 26, 1996