Pink is the latest stadium-sized pop star to add to what is going to be a busy early part of 2013 with a fresh tour. Lady Gaga's coming. Rihanna's coming! She's taking her brand-new sixth album, The Truth About Love, on the road for 25 dates throughout North America between February 13 and March 28. ... More >>
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The Leinenkugel brothers are in town. In fact the whole "famn damily" is here. Led by the current brewery CEO Jake Leinenkugel, a fifth-generation decendant of the founder, they are making a stop in the Twin Cities as part of a months-long, multi-city road trip to visit Leini's top 24 markets. "It's ... More >>
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The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... More >>
There was absolutely zero chance that Madonna wasn't going to capitalize on her Super Bowl appearance this past weekend. Although it's unlikely that Madge will be able to pack M.I.A. (and her itchy middle finger), Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green in her suitcase for this May-November excursion aroun ... More >>
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
The Melismatics' songs aren't simple at all. They're intricate, jumping from one thought to another, and yet, they're easily adaptable to the most conservative of ears. This, of course, is the Minneapolis band's cardinal accomplishment.Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be comp ... More >>
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Jared Diamond says the success of a given civilization is based on three things: "Guns, Germs, and Steel." What he means is, dont open your surf shop in Gary, Indiana, and dont dig for gold in your laundry hamper. If Diamond were to write a book on making it in the music industry, I highly doubt ... More >>
Bachmann has a date with Arpaio.Michele Bachmann has a date with Sheriff Joe Arpaio down in Arizona this weekend. Maybe while she's down there, she can hitch a ride with a freshly minted member of Joe's new civilian air posse, lean out the window and wave a gun around. The sheriff, you see, ... More >>
Reclusive singer Sade is slowly revealing all of the dates for her forthcoming tour, and today she announced via Facebook that she will stop in Minneapolis on Tuesday, August 9 for a show at the Target Center with opener John Legend.
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Pants on fire.The post-election season is shaping up well for freshly re-elected Rep. Michele Bachmann. She's already been named a "Most Embarrassing" member of Congress. Now she's been nominated -- again -- in the "Lie of the Year People's Choice Awards" by PolitiFact. There were plenty o ... More >>
Project Costs Millions, Tramples the Constitution, Treats Migrants Like Cattle, and Doesn't Work
After playing high-profile and headlining sets at Coachella, Glastonbury, Roskilde in Denmark, and Benicassim Festival in Spain, Gorillaz have announced a U.S. tour that will land them in Minneapolis on October 17. Tickets for their show at the Target Center will go on sale August 13, and the ban ... More >>
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As the Retailing Behemoth Prepares to Open Its First Store in the Twin Cities Metro, Neighborhoods and Workers Brace Themselves for the Wal-Mart Treatment: Low Wages, Union Busting, and a Big, Friendly Smile
With their croaking vocals and enormous belt buckles, Nashville's neglected veterans seek shelter at the Midwest Country Music Theater-- a little bit of Branson back home
He's done Amway. He's sold cable TV. But this cyber-cig deal, says Kevin Kintzi, is the real McCoy.