It was only a matter of time before a project like the Shouting Matches -- featuring decade-plus pals Justin Vernon, Phil Cook of Megafaun and Brian Moen of Peter Wolf Crier - came to fruition. Initially born of boozy jam sessions in the mid-'00s, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin-bred band purposely gigged ... More >>
There's no need to hit Wall Street or Hollywood to make it big. Minneapolis was just named the fifth-best city in the country to get rich by CreditDonkey. It's the only Midwestern metro to make the top ten. See also: Minneapolis has the best parks in the nation and it isn't even close, study says R ... More >>
A new Gallup Wellbeing study finds that Twin Cities residents feel safer walking alone at night than residents of any other large metro.SEE ALSO: Whatever happened to the downtown Minneapolis mobs that beat people senselessly? Throughout 2012, Gallup called residents of the nation's 50 largest metro ... 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 >>
Since hooking up with North Carolina MC Phonte in the early aughts, Dutch producer Nicolay, a.k.a. Matthijs Rook, has been bringing his penchant for eclecticism and outside-the-box thinking to underground hip-hop. As the Foreign Exchange, Nic and Phonte reached critical mass with albums lik ... More >>
Delta Rae is a six-person indie folk-rock outfit that has recently sprung up from North Carolina and is steadily swooping up converted fans with a cult-like ferocity. It's not hard for them: with four lead singers and vocal harmonies that would inspire jealousy in baby cherubs -- not to mention the ... More >>
See Also:Basilica Block Party 2012 lineupThe Avett Brothers are knuckle-scraping live performers, clever songwriters, and Southern charmers. Their record company wants you to know they'll unveil the highly anticipated The Carpenter, another carefully constructed affair with producer Rick Rubin, this ... More >>
He never had a chart-topping hit, but his guitar flat-picking and earnest, true-blue vocal take on traditional American music nonetheless influenced generations of country, blues and folk musicians and fans. Today we all mourn the passing of Doc Watson.Watson notably played a sold-out show at the Ce ... More >>
Just so we're all caught up, One Direction is a British boy band. They are an extremely popular British boy band who got a springboard from the talent competition The X-Factor. So popular, in fact, that they can fill New York's Madison Square Garden with little more than a couple of grins from their ... More >>
The ill-fated presidential campaigns of Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty cost them the support of Minnesotans. That's the conclusion that emerges from recent polling conducted by Public Policy Polling, a respected polling firm based in Raleigh. Sometimes, familiarity really does breed contempt. ... More >>
Chris Serres doesn't want to be a spectator anymore.Chris Serres, veteran business investigative reporter for the Star Tribune, is on his way out the door. But Serres isn't the typical victim of newsroom budget cuts or low morale. Instead, he's following his passionate political beliefs. S ... More >>
mattlawsFind work here.All you people without a job, take note: Forbes magazine has named Minneapolis the best city in the country for finding a job. We can hear you sharpening pencils for those job application forms right now.
Photos by Anna GulbrandsenTelekinesis/The Love Language/Red PensMarch 2, 20117th Street Entry"There's something about Minneapolis," exclaimed Missy Thangs, the keyboardist for the Love Language, halfway through the group's rousing set at the 7th St. Entry on Wednesday night. "There sure is," fr ... More >>
Arranging deck chairs on the Titanic?Tom Emmer's Team Frivolous did the right thing Saturday, withdrawing almost 2,600 frivolous challenges to recounted ballots in Hennepin County. On Sunday, the Great Withdrawal continued as they took similar action on the work of their overzealous troops i ... More >>
Photo: debairdBrains: Minneapolis has more than New York City.Minneapolis is the 7th brainiest city in America. Which is odd, because it was only a month ago that we didn't even break the Top 20. Did we get that much smarter in just a few weeks? Sadly, we did not.
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The turbulence at Northwest Airlines has some people fearing the sky is falling. It could be the sound of ticket prices dropping.
Guild members at the Star Tribune worry about their contract and wonder about their editor
After a long night, party pride wins the day
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Reports from South by Southwest, where a Texas town becomes a mecca of indie music and film
Star Tribune union members fret as their parent company plays hardball in contract talks out West
Former students of a local high-tech graphics training program paid up to $25,000 for their diplomas. Many say they didn't get the education they were promised. The school dismissed their complaints; state and federal authorities didn't.
Johnny Chung claims that when he went to Hillary Clinton's office seeking red-carpet treatment for some Beijing businessmen, the aide to whom he spoke told Chung that Hillary "had some debts with the DNC" for "White House Christmas parties," adding, "May