FUN.Roy Wilkins Auditorium, MinneapolisWednesday, January 23, 2013FUN. mastermind Nate Ruess has always seemed destined to play in front of crowds like Wednesday night's 5500-person gathering at St. Paul's Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Back when he fronted a more exploratory pop outfit with the Format in ... More >>
The RaptureSeptember 29, 2011The Varsity Theater, MinneapolisThe Rapture show last night began with Gabriel Andruzzi. The keyboardist and saxophonist is the newest member, and as he waltzed out in pompadoured glory looking like Duckie from "Pretty In Pink," the audience pooled forward. Andruzzi q ... More >>
Photos by Dave EckbladThe Psychedelic Furs and Tom Tom ClubSeptember 9, 2011First AvenueLegendary UK post-punk stalwarts the Psychedelic Furs rolled into First Avenue on Thursday night intent on showing their aging but dedicated fans a good time, as well as proving that there isn't any dust fo ... More >>
Man-oh-man, what the hell? Did it rain all Bike Walk week? I'm soaked. But remember, big-ass rock and roll sound waves dry you faster than heat--that's science facts, trust me--so dry off and get hot at any number of awesome shows happening this weekend.
In order to get the right shot for today's cover story on Jeremy Messersmith -- who requested that we represent his face in an abstract, nontraditional manner -- we tried a few different angles. Some worked, and some did not. Here are the outtakes that didn't make the cut for this week's paper. A ... More >>
April Fool's jokes that won't end On Friday, a Web site reported that John Hughes was coming out of seclusion to make a sequel to 1986's Pretty in Pink. The site listed prettyinpink.com as a source, which takes you directly to aprilfoolsday.com, a dead link. As if the joke wasn't obvious enough, th ... More >>