• Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    One Direction 2015 U.S. Tour Dates -- TCF Stadium in July

    One Direction can not be contained! By a roof, anyhow. The heartthrob lads just announced plans for a late-summer run in 2015, and they've graduated to stadiums.Given the scream quotient at these events, open air is the best possible scenario for the truckload of voices ripping apart while Harry Sty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Target Field back on best ballparks list

    Eyebrows in Twins Territory were raised last year when our beloved and beautiful Target Field didn't crack TripAdvisor's list of the best ballparks in America.But this year, the $545 million house that the Pohlads and Hennepin County built has been restored to its rightful place in the top 10.See al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    The Hunter's Moon at FIKA: A fully developed drink of the week

    Hunter's Moon FIKA $9 As the earth turns around the sun, and the constellations rearrange themselves in the heavens, so too do cocktail lists align themselves with the seasons. All but the most stuck-in-the-mud imbibers drink according to the changing climate. With that in mind, turn, turn, turn to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Pear Sidecar at Pittsburgh Blue: A subtly seasonal drink of the week

    Pear Sidecar Pittsburgh Blue $11 It's no coincidence: While squirrels are busy stuffing their cheeks and tucking nuts away for winter, so too do we start padding ourselves for the big freeze. Suddenly, a center cut filet mignon goes from "too heavy" to crave-worthy, and a spirit-laden slow sipper i ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013
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    September 11, 2012

    P.O.S. breaks sh*t in "F*ck Your Stuff" video

    See Also:Slideshow: Totally Gross National Party 2012P.O.S. debuts "Bumper" video via City of MusicWanna be in the P.O.S. "Get Down" music video?"We genuinely believe that all of your shit is fake," P.O.S. exults amid the madness of "Fuck Your Stuff," the latest video to rupture forth in the lead up ... More >>

  • Music

    August 29, 2012
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    August 29, 2012
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    July 18, 2012

    The Who announce North American tour dates 2012-13 -- Minneapolis in November

    See Also:The Who Sell Out--ReallyOne of the loudest, most boisterous (and oldest) rock acts in the business, the Who, has just revealed details for their first tour in four years to touch North America. A stop in Minneapolis at the Target Center is included.The 1973 double album Quadrophenia gets sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Morrissey's U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis show in October

    The only person able to be un-delighted about Morrissey's upcoming tour is Moz himself. Given his rep for delightfully dour demeanor, no sweat for the rest of us. The King of Mope has announced an aggressive two-month U.S. tour to finish off 2012, and Minneapolis is in his sights.This could be one o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Polica make TV debut on Jimmy Fallon Wednesday, unveil U.S. tour

    Related:SXSW: Polica as the road teamPolica at First Avenue (with cover shoot outtakes) River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupAlthough MInneapolis electro-percussive soul collective Polica aren't quite at the level of an Ellen DeGeneres shout-out yet, they're about to get a huge a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Marilyn Manson's U.S. tour dates unveiled, show at the Brick in May

    ​The mysterious Marilyn Manson has emerged with a fresh U.S. tour in support of the forthcoming eighth album, Born Villain. This is the first Minneapolis show for the band since 2009's stop at the State Theatre. It also adds to the slate of concerts that includes the Shins, Jane's Addiction, and I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon January 2012

    ​NOW OPENColossal Cafe(2315 Como Ave, St. Paul)Rosa Mexicano (City Pages Review)(609 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)Little Szechuan (City Pages Review)(5377 West 16th St., St. Louis Park)West Bank Diner(324 Cedar Ave S. Minneapolis)Five Guys Burgers and Fries(8360 3rd St N., Oakdale)Eat Street Pi ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    November 23, 2011

    Pittsburgh Blue knows how to rock a steak

    Edina's restaurant scene beefs up

  • Calendar

    September 28, 2011
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    July 7, 2011

    Olivia Tremor Control coming to the Varsity on September 12

    ​Athens-based indie rock forerunners and psych-pop purveyors Olivia Tremor Control re-emerged last fall with their first track in over a decade, "North Term Reality," and it was enough to spark the interest of fans of the early-'90s experimental rock band and spurn more recording projects and a pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    A beer dinner and spicy mini-doughnuts this Week in Food

    Pittsburgh Blue matches eats with brews​Ramp up to some serious Memorial Day weekend grilling with a full week of food-related outings, classes, and parties. 5/24 Patio party! it's the first of Tria's monthly patio parties--there will be one a month through the summer--that kick off at 5:30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Kozy's departing the Galleria, Pittsburgh Blue coming soon

    Kozy's never quite caught on the way Jax did. ​Why did Kozy's Steak and Seafood, which is operated by the grandson of Jax Cafe founders Joe and Gertrude Kozlak, never quite catch on with Edinans? Maybe when they had a hankering for steak, they missed their old Northeast stomping grounds with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Pittsburgh Blue: Happy hour of the week

    Roy, working hard at happy hour​Pittsburgh Blue11900 Main St. N., Maple Grove763.416.2663Hours:Daily, 3-6 p.m."Late night": Monday-Thursday, 8-10 p.m.,Friday-Saturday, 9-11 p.m.$3 tap beers$3 house wine$3 well drinks$3 off martinis and specialty cocktails$3 mini Philly cheesesteaks, chili fries, p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Fabulous Catering prepares wild game this Week in Food

    It's time to get classy with tequila: Pittsburgh Blue tequila dinner. ​Autumn arrives in the Twin Cities. Take down some tequila, preserve some kraut, prepare your wild game, and follow it all up with a Farm Fresh Feast this Week in Food. Tuesday 10/5 We admit Maple Grove is a haul, but hey, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Pittsburgh Blue hosting a tequila dinner

    wikimediaTequila does four-courses in Maple Grove. ​We don't normally come across events we think are worthy of telling Minneapolitans or St. Paulites to haul out beyond the beltine, but here's a reason to get yourself to Maple Grove: Pittsburgh Blue's tequila dinner on Tuesday, October 5. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Solid Gold's gear stolen, playing last-minute Minneapolis show

    Photo by Ben ClarkSolid Gold at SXSW 2010​While in the midst of one of their first multi-city US tours, Minneapolis dance-pop quintet Solid Gold received a hard blow. Their van was broken into and half of their gear was stolen, including a few very essential pieces from their live show, which reli ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2010
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    January 20, 2010

    Lookbook, One For the Team plan tours

    Lookbook will sweep the East Coast, while OFTT is donating tour proceeds to the Red Cross for Haiti relief.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Weekly Charts: Top songs spun on Radio K and the Current

    Listen to a comprehensive list of the singles charting this week on both Radio K & 89.3 the Current.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Gaslight Anthem announce rescheduled Minneapolis show

    The Springsteen-loving Jersey boys will play Epic on October 3.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Feb. 27, 2009: Tapes 'n Tapes & Cecil Otter

    Cecil Otter releases a new music video, Muja Messiah freestyles for B96 & new M.anifest

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Pazzaluna debuts Sunday Suppers

    Sunday is the new Friday, and deals abound.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Things I learned at the Twins Game

    twinslogo.jpg Why are Twins fans so polite and reasonably sober?

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008

    Professor moons judge at college debate nationals (with video!)

    Picture 1.pngHey, my beloved activity, the one that taught me more than all my years of school put together, is on the front page of! ... oh, fuck. It's debate's version of the Ron Artest mel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008
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    April 9, 2008
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    March 31, 2008

    Sunday Night Pot Roast at Pittsburgh Blue

    German Haus
    Pittsburgh Blue is serving up some wicked good stick-to-the-ribs food on Sunday nights.

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2007
  • Movies

    March 28, 2007

    Accidental Tourists

    'God Grew Tired' exhausts one's patience with Africa chic

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    (Some of) All That Jazz

    Swinging and swooning over 10 of 2006's best jazz albums

  • Columns

    May 17, 2006
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    April 6, 2006

    The 2006 Minnesota Vikings Schedule

    The National Football League released their schedule today. The Vikings season is as follows:

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2005

    10/13: Morning Communique

    American Wookies, Kennedy backs Kerry, Johnny Knoxville "acting" intellectually challenged, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2005

    The Inaugural "Buck the Idiot" Tip Sheet

    My grand plan is to pick ten college and five pro games for the next few weeks, including my most confident "lock" in both pro and college. Let's see if I can prove to you that I don't know what I'm talking about.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2005

    9/7: Morning Communique

    MacLeans reports Canadian music icon Leonard Cohen is supposedly broke, in a story involving allegations of extortion, SWAT teams, forcible confinement, tax troubles, and betrayal.

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2005

    Walker woes

    The art center loses its fourth staff member in two months Is there quitting juice in the Walker water? Less than two months after the new building opened its doors, four staff members have abruptly thrown in the towel. First, senior curator Philippe Vergne left in May to head up a new museum in P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2005

    2005 Vikings schedule

    The 2005 NFL schedule was released today and the Minnesota Vikings could be in for a very long season. The NFC North has been making some notable off-season improvements, and a Moss-less offense against Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore may need a lot of help from the recent acquisitions on the def ... More >>

  • Arts

    June 25, 2003

    Hedley and the '80s Pinch

    An August Wilson tragedy turns a cri de coeur into a hollering session

  • Arts

    February 26, 2003

    Doing What Comes Naturally

    August Wilson's Pittsburgh Realism; Sondheim's Pretty Pictures

  • Music

    March 7, 2001
  • News

    June 28, 2000


    Washed-up cowboys, lady mechanics, homeless philosophers--photographer Wing Young Huie has seen it all. Now, by hanging 600 of his Lake Street portraits in public, he's ready to show the city to itself.

  • Restaurants

    September 15, 1999
  • Sports

    June 3, 1998

    Diamonds to Dust

    Baseball owners are trading away the game's storied traditions for boxes of Beanie Babies

  • News

    June 3, 1998

    Goodbye Golden Boy

    Baby Boomers and Block E. Preservation and parks. Urban history and virtual reality. Outgoing city planning director Paul Farmer on the politics and passions that got him fired.

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