Record Store Day in the Twin Cities has become a bigger deal with each passing year. Music fans in the area have not only come to depend on the thrill of tracking down the numerous exclusive releases that are featured on RSD, but also the unique events that most independent record stores plan for th ... More >>
In Rome, Thursday is gnocchi day. And if you're serious about this delicious but labor-intensive dish -- which involves peeling, boiling, and ricing potatoes and mixing them at exactly the right moment with exactly the right amounts of flour and egg -- then trying it once a week is enough. Unfortuna ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get into things this week at Local Frames with a wild new video from Marijuana Deathsquads, in advance of their big show tonight at Triple Rock. We're also featuring new ... More >>
-- Update at bottom -- Eat your heart out, North Loop -- a new study put together by RealtyTrac ranks downtown St. Paul's Lowertown area as America's top hipster zip code. SEE ALSO: 10 Things hipsters couldn't ruin in the '00s But fret not, Minneapolis hipsters (whatever that term means), because yo ... More >>
The New York Times recently visited Minneapolis to explore our dating scene and the resulting article may be the funniest thing you ever read about the sex life of your friends.SEE ALSO: Playboy spends an evening in MinneapolisTo hear the Gray Lady tell it, we're all a bunch of shot-and-a-beer drink ... More >>
First Avenue isn't particularly foreign to colorful costumes and unpredictable fast-paced action, but this Saturday's Pabst Blue Ribbon-sponsored Wrestlepalooza is shaping up to be one of the most unique nights in the venue's history. The F1rst Wrestling promoted event is combining lightning quick l ... More >>
From pratfalls to disco balls and everything in between
Going by the title of the Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival alone, it would appear that there would be something for everybody at the South Minneapolis music festival. And, when you dig deeper into the stellar lineup for the day, you will find that to indeed be true, as a great, eclectic mix of b ... More >>
Today, a multitude of shiftless youth are in New Orleans to consume copious quantities of alcohol, ogle members of the opposite sex, don ludicrous costumes, become well-acquainted with NOLA PD jail cells, and just generally have an incredible time. Your correspondent is not among them -- and prob ... More >>
Exploring the twang-filled heart of darkness
Michelle BruchChef Chris Stevens overhauled the old Blackbird menu. Blackbird is back, and we sat down with chef Chris Stevens for an early look at the menu. The restaurant shut down in February after a grease fire destroyed a line of businesses at 50th and Bryant. Blackbird reopened for dinne ... More >>
Jon Davis is a machine. No, scratch that; he is more like a rapidly mutating musical organism. The hardest working musician in the Twin Cities. His countless projects include his electronic guises, the enigmatic Ghostband and Speakerthrone, as well as his guest spots in different jazz and folk en ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerBedlam/PBR Blowout September 3, 2010 Bedlam Theater Duhn duhn-duhn-duhn duhn duhn-duhn duhn-duhn duhn-duhn. On Friday night last, the funeral march tolled for the Bedlam Theatre, if only temporarily. On one of its final nights before fulfilling its order to vacate, Pab ... More >>
The James Valentine VFW Post 245, better known in the area nightlife scene as the Uptown VFW, is celebrating its 86th year in business this fall by throwing the first annual fall Lyn/Lake block party. Ten bands will perform on two outdoor stages, including headliners Rogue Valley and touring hip- ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerNitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Medina, March 2010Country music fans possessing abundant wealth - be sure to check out Tim McGraw (Saturday 8/28 7:30, $37-67) and Carrie Underwood (Tuesday 8/31 7:30, $39-59), both playing the Grandstand during the initial days of the State Fair ... More >>
Even the meatgrinder of cool couldn't touch these.
The Gastro Non Grata guys are back--and paired with Fabulous Catering
They're like zombies dressed up as Beach Boys
A patio party with PBR and street food comes to Uptown on April 23.
By tracking down rare liquors from around the world, importer Eric Seed is fueling the nation's classic-cocktail revival
The group works to avenge garage rock's untimely death, one PBR at a time
Charles De Gaulle bring anarchy under control on Tennessee Is Not Kentucky
Who needs rock when you can sit down and watch someone else talk about why music rocks?
Giving ourselves permission to headbang, breakdance, and scream
He obfuscates the present. He fabricates the past. His record label has released 180 albums in the past three years. Agitating for a new aural order with Matthew St-Germain.
Journey through the new Dark Ages of Shakopee Valley with the cowled, the corseted, and the coxcombed
Spending fifteen days in fifteen bars, our crawling correspondent seeks the connection between liquor and license