The 23rd installment of Picked to Click, or when the rappers took over
#5. Frankie Lee: 49 points Frankie Lee comes off a lot like a drifter and a wanderer in the mold of Woody Guthrie -- riding the rails with the clothes on his back and a guitar in hand. He sure looks the part, with his cowboy hat, scraggly blond beard, worn jean jacket, and work boots. But the truth ... More >>
Its roots can be traced back over a century ago to a spot just a hop, skip and jump from the Twin Cities. And on Monday, the venerable Nashville poster shop Hatch Show Print announced that it's on the move again, this time to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Established in 1879, Hatch Show Print is b ... More >>
Release show at First Avenue
There's something oddly appropriate about the first Friends Like These show in several years happening on Friday the 13th.
WikipediaSilver carp: If you see this, it's already too late.The apocalypse is nearly upon us, bio-spherically speaking. The leaping, terrifying, invasive Asian Carp has reached the St. Croix River. The invasion was announced this afternoon by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which ... More >>
The first new restaurant of 2011 opened January 1, a Fridley outpost of the Himalayan Restaurant.When one restaurant closes...another two or three seem to immediately replace it. In 2010, we lost several eateries that we'll dearly miss, as well as a few we probably won't. Here's a rundown of ev ... More >>
Tons of restaurant openings took place last month.OPEN The Hanger Room, Willernie Poor Richard's Commonhouse (formerly Majors), Bloomington Burkhara Indian Bistro, Wayzata Gorkha Palace, Minneapolis Rice Paper, Edina Darbar Indian Grill, Minneapolis (former Indio) BLVD Kitchen and Bar, Minnet ... More >>
Robert MeyerThe bar at The Boxcar.Musician-restaurateur Johnny Solomon hit a rough patch lately, between a recent hospitalization and subsequent eviction from his home and business, the Boxcar, in Prescott, Wisconsin. The Hot Dish caught up with the Communist Daughter front man by phone as he ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkWe're gearing up for the first installment of "4 Nights in Loring: Local Bands, Local Films," which kicks off tomorrow night in Loring Park with a performance by Communist Daughter and a screening of the film Raising Arizona. For those who haven't seen Communist Daughter, here's ... More >>
With the first event less than a week away, we are bursting at the seams to let you know who is performing and which movies are being screened at "Four Nights in Loring: Local Bands, Local Films," this year's free music and movie event in Loring Park. Music performances start at 7 p.m. each night ... More >>
For this week's City of Music session, MPLS.TV ventured out to Prescott, Wisconsin to hang with Communist Daughter. The video was filmed on the roof of the Boxcar, the restaurant lead singer Johnny Solomon owns (and which we wrote about in our feature of the band earlier this year). "We got set u ... More >>
Restaurants worth the road trip
Band practices in Solomon's Boxcar restaurant in Wisconsin
Photo by Ben ClarkCommunist DaughterWe're entering a season of local CD releases, so prepared to be inundated over the next few weeks as we make our way through all the great local albums coming out this April. This week, we drove down to Prescott, Wisconsin to hang out with Johnny Solomon and hi ... More >>
She supports a monster, $668.5 million bridge span built to divert traffic away from Stillwater and its aging lift bridge.
News of country crossovers has me down, as does the food poisoning which has beset me since I ate some venison from a November '06 hunt (bad idea, folks).
God told Pastor Bruce King to lead Shepherd of the Valley back to the path of righteousness. His flock didn't want to go there.