While last year's inaugural event resulted in long lines and too little cheddar for the sampling, this year's Minnesota Cheesefest at the Minnesota State Fair grounds was quite the opposite.See Also:Minnesota Cheesefest founder talks about lessons learned
The influential Minnesota band release a milestone 10th full-length studio album
Each December, you can bet your bough of holly that if a retail space has a PA system, it will pause its cheaply licensed Muzak in favor of Christmas' more expensive, but consumer-enabling, catalogue. Radio stations will cease regular programming for weeks, often witnessing an increase in listenersh ... More >>
The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>
Billing itself as the largest one-day festival in the Midwest, St. Paul's Grand Old Day is once again set to put plenty of smiles on the faces of Twin Cities music fans this summer, as 16 local bands will perform on six separate stages on Sunday, June 3 from noon until 5 p.m. This year also feat ... More >>
So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
Diverse menu items made from scratch
Sometimes being fashionably late can totally backfire. It was a typical Friday night in downtown Minneapolis. The line to First Avenue's Record Room was already flirting with 7th Street in length, and the party was already rocking inside. The music was pumping so hard the stars were about to jum ... More >>
If the Grammys showed us anything this year -- aside from the apparently difficult pronunciation of Bon f'ing Iver -- it was that electronic music is here in a big way. Now, in association with the awards show, documentarian Amir Bar-Lev introduces a one-night engagement of his film Re:Ge ... More >>
Fro-yo fever in an ice cream town
W Hotel's Truth or Consequences.When the 24th of July rolls around, it's once again time to put on your party hat and celebrate National Tequila Day. While an old-school margarita made with that weird sweet-n-sour mix is fine and dandy (in fact perfect when you're feeling lazy), here are a few wa ... More >>
Forget the hot dogs. How about a mac and cheese fritter or lamb kabob?If you're planning to join a few thousand of your closest friends for Grand Old Day in St. Paul on Sunday, food will no doubt be a big part of the experience. You'll find the ubiquitous corn dogs and cheese curds, of course ... More >>
Tom Emmer wants waiters and waitresses to be paid less than minimum wage before tipsWaiters and waitresses around the state were startled to learn the other day that Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer thought they were overpaid, and he wants restaurant owners to be able to pay their ... More >>
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Heading to Grand Old Day on Sunday? Load up your iPhone with this free app, which maps out the locations of all the stages and allows you to browse bands and set times. (And for those non iPhone users out there, see below for the old-school set times, all written out on a blog post like it's 2007 ... More >>
As Traffic Street Records continues the Dangerous Intersections series of four-band 7" compilations, they also continue their run of Minneapolis affiliations. On IV, the recently defunct Strait A's start things off with "Go Away," a hyperspeed poppy number with some incredibly catchy, and al ... More >>
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City Councilwoman Lisa Goodman says binge drinking is a problem among minors
7th St. Entry becomes Horses' stable every Thursday in May
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A young director's body of work grows by The Yards
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