• Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Tame Impala at First Avenue, 3/4/13

    Tame ImpalaWith the GrowlFirst Avenue, MinneapolisMonday, March 3, 2013There was one song last night when it truly felt like Tame Impala's set in the Mainroom went places. It was during "Glass Half Full of Wine," the big finale of the main set, and a song built around a gnarly, scuzzy-sounding riff. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Justin Vernon ponders walking away from Bon Iver, Radio City show streaming

    This was a memorable weekend for our border neighbor folk act Bon Iver. Justin Vernon's band just spent a recent four-night swing performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York -- and if there's not a live album somewhere lurking within all of that, we'll eat our Gimme Noise sunglasses.Also of note ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    The Bon Iver remix contest has 1,617 entries: Our picks

    See Also:Bon Iver announces remix contest Early this month, Grammy winners Bon Iver decided to harvest the stems to the ten songs on the Bon Iver, Bon Iver and present them to the remixing public for a contest. The creators of the best remix of each song will each bank $1,000 for their efforts and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Bob Weston on LCD Soundsystem, Arcwelder, and All Tomorrow's Parties

    See Also:Steve Albini on 20 years of Shellac, handling hecklers, and AC/DC's brillianceIt has already been 20 years since Shellac came together in Chicago in 1992 as an informal collaboration between engineer and guitarist Steve Albini and Minneapolis-based drummer Todd Trainer. Shellac was full ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Bon Iver announces remix contest

    See Also:Bon Iver erotic fan fiction hits TumblrBon Iver's Justin Vernon designs shoe for KeepBon Iver at the Orpheum Theatre, 09/06/11Bon Iver's richly evocative, Grammy-winning album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, was a bit of a divisive release in certain music circles. But no matter how you feel about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    Bon Iver at Coachella, 4/21/12

    By Molly BergenBon Iver Coachella April 21, 2012 See also: *Our Complete Coachella Coverage *Bon Iver - The Shrine Auditorium - 9-19-11 Better than...trying to dance off your sunburn. Flickering strands of glowing balloons swayed gently over the polo fields as the crowd drew in for Bon Iver's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Bon Iver at the Orpheum, 9/6/11

    Photos by Stacy Schwartz​Bon Iver September 6, 2011 Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis At this point, anything I might be able to say about Justin Vernon and his music, known as Bon Iver, might seem redundant. With the notorious local success story--Vernon released his first album, For Emma, back i ... More >>

  • News

    August 31, 2011

    Bon Iver isn't afraid to be beautiful

    Justin Vernon is headed for the mainstream with his new LP

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Bon Iver at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, 7/22/11 and 7/23/11

    Bon Iver with the RosebudsJuly 22 and 23, 2011Riverside Theater, MilwaukeeWith Bon Iver's sophomore album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, sitting at #2 on the Billboard charts and the band receiving heaps of positive press and selling out venues across the country, it seems a tad unnecessary to jump to their d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Bon Iver announce release date, track listing for new album

    Photo by D. L. Anderson​Bon Iver's page on the Jagjaguwar site is down this morning, which can only mean one thing: Today's the day when the Indiana indie label is unveiling the details for the band's sophomore album. Last month, bandleader Justin Vernon conducted an interview with Rolling Stone t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Bon Iver set to release new record in June

    Photo by Ben ClarkJustin Vernon performing with DeYarmond Edison at SXSW​Justin Vernon has kept mostly quiet about his next Bon Iver record until this week, focusing his energy on his side projects (Gayngs, the recent DeYarmond Edison reunion), and -- oh yeah, collaborating with one of the most fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Minneapolis among the World's Best Bicycling Cities

    Chicago and Madison cry softly into their helmets.

  • News

    May 3, 2006

    Cross Purposes

    The Catholic Church's right turn touches off battles over dogma and diversity at the University of St. Thomas

  • Restaurants

    October 8, 1997