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  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The Black Keys announce 2014 tour dates -- Minneapolis in October

    The Black Keys have just unveiled extensive plans for a 2014 world tour that stretches for most of the rest of this year. The dates are in support of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney's forthcoming eighth album, Turn Blue.Ever-changing, the Keys are toying with psychedelic rock on their newest single, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Circle Takes the Square's Drew Speziale: Our process is not formulaic at all

    Circle Takes the Square has long been steeped in mystery. The band emerged from Savannah, Georgia, in 2001, revolutionizing the screamo genre and providing a starting point for a generation of emotional post-hardcore musicians. Yet after the release of their acclaimed first full length As the Roots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Gwar's Oderus Urungus dead at 50

    Gwar founder and frontman Dave Brockie, who terrorized stages as Oderus Urungus, has died. According to StyleWeekly, the 50-year-old was found dead Sunday in his home in Richmond, Virginia.Over the past 30 years, the thrash metal band and its frontman had pulverized its audiences with bodily fluids, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 11/27-12/3

    This week not only marks Thanksgiving but also the beginning of December. Wednesday, Retribution Gospel Choir play the Amsterdam while the Ike Reilly Assassination take over the First Avenue Mainroom. If you're looking for plans on Thanksgiving, Davina and the Vagabonds will be playing the Dakota an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Neutral Milk Hotel unveil more reunion tour dates -- two in Minneapolis

    The twisted, lo-fi rock of Neutral Milk Hotel is about to get its most widespread live dissemination as Jeff Mangum's band will reuinite for several months of touring starting later this year. A band known for its neutrality -- a good 15 years worth -- has dates scheduled between October and June of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Twin Cities has lowest unemployment of any major U.S. metro

    A slew of recent lists has named us snobby and brainy, bike-friendly and outdoorsy. But here's a ranking that carries a little more weight, and comes backed by harder data: The Twin Cities has the lowest unemployment of any major U.S. metro area, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We kick things off this week with the soulful, impassioned new video for "Lady, You Shot Me," from Har Mar Superstar, which finds the unabashed crooner taking his sound in ... More >>

  • Movies

    January 16, 2013

    Mama is less scary than a call from Mom

    Two feral little girls must choose between human and ghost parents

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Edina's Southdale Center named one of "10 Buildings That Changed America"

    The Mall of America might lure tourists from all over the world and boast a bajillion stores, but Edina's Southdale Center has history, and the folks at PBS think it's kind of a big deal. The nation's first enclosed regional shopping center, Southdale has been named one of the "10 Buildings That Cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    St. Vincent rebukes crowd during Pearl Jam cover, adds First Ave. show

    ​Those of you who didn't get a chance to see St. Vincent's entrancing sold-out performances at the Walker in October (and even those of you who did) now have another opportunity to see Annie Clark and company bring the songs of Strange Mercy to life, as St. Vincent have just announced a stop a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Jane's Addiction announce local show at the Brick, a new Minneapolis nightclub

    ​Those of you who saw Jane's Addiction's tour announcement yesterday probably asked the same question that many other local residents did when they saw the venue listed next to the Minneapolis date on March 19th -- What the hell is the Brick? It turns out that the Brick is a new Minneapolis ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot's cause of death revealed

    Photo by Erik HessFlattus Maximus performing his final show at First Ave​It's been over a month since Gwar fans learned of the death of guitarist Flattus Maximus, a.k.a. Cory Smoot, which happened sometime in the hours following when Smoot and the rest of the band played a show at First Avenue and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Dada Trash Collage releases new 7-inch and reveals east coast dates

    Looking At The Ground cover art​Dada Trash Collage was nothing short of prolific in 2010. After releasing a Rain War EP and the full-lengths Neighbors and Cool Waves Bad Days the recent Twin Cities expat has continued his insane level of productivity in 2011 by unleashing a brand new 7-inch with B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Minneapolis is the best American city for finding employment

    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.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Minneapolis ranked 10th most dangerous city in America

    Andrew CiscelThe 10th most dangerous city in America?​We're so used to the Twin Cities placing high in national rankings of one sort or another that a new survey from U.S. News brought us up short: Minneapolis is tied with Cleveland - Cleveland! - as the 10th most dangerous city in America.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Atmosphere announce 21-date 'Family Tour'

    Photo by Dan Monick​With their seventh full-length album, The Family Sign, due out April 12, Atmosphere have announced a 21-date 'Family Tour' that will kick off April 20 in Colombus. The tour doesn't include any local dates just yet (the group will complete their five-date loop of the outer areas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    We Are the Willows tour diary, Vol. 12

    ​Since my last entry, a cold had been creeping up on me and really got me in Florida.  I could still sing, but I felt like I was singing with my fingers up my nose.  For the last week or so, I was either sleeping in my van, or playing tunes in a fever dream.  I found that, for whate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Minneapolis is not the "Manliest City" in America

    Photo: GoldbergGetting our man on​Damn. We're not as manly as Milwaukee, so we'll let you notch one up there, cheese heads. But Minneapolis still broke the Top 20 in Sperling's annual "America's Manliest Cities" survey. The biggest hunk of American manhood can evidently be found in Nashville, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Peter Wolf Crier announce tour with Heartless Bastards

    Photo by Stacy Schwartz​It's going to be a constructive summer for rising locals Peter Wolf Crier, whose debut album, Inter-Be, will be re-released by Jagjaguwar later this month. The duo has a CD-release show at the Turf Club on May 21, followed by a massive tour that will take them across the Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Gaslight Anthem announce rescheduled Minneapolis show

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

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Kona Grill - Eden Prairie up in the air?

    The future of Kona Grill's Eden Prairie restaurant appears uncertain.

  • Arts

    February 25, 2009

    Penumbra's The Whipping Man takes on life after Civil War

    Former masters and slaves confront new realities

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Retiring doc delivered 16,000 ugly babies

    Before you get too hung up on the miracle of birth and the idea of 16,000 precious wonderful babies to have and to hold, step back for a second. Newborns are ugly, ugly creatures.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    The Popstream: Skillz's 5-Season 'The Wire' Rap-Up

    Yes, he found a rhyme for "Frank Sobotka".

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Beastie Boys coming to sway our swinging state

    beastieboystourthumb.jpgAt least there is one thing good coming from the notion that at least half of Minnesota can stomach J ... More >>

  • News

    August 27, 2008
  • Music

    January 3, 2007

    We Called Him Mr. Brown

    James Brown, 1933-2006: A godson remembers the Godfather

  • News

    November 30, 2005

    Sgt. Briggs's War

    Bob Briggs got a head full of shrapnel in Iraq. Then he came home to more wars: to regain the use of his half-paralyzed body, and to get the U.S. government to pay for his medical care.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2005

    Is the bottom finally rushing up on D'Angelo?

    Yahoo just posted the news three hours ago that R&B great D'Angelo, born Michael Eugene Archer, was in critical condition last Monday, Sept. 19, after an SUV accident outside his hometown of Richmond, Virginia (here's a photo of the vehicle). "Officials at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Ce ... More >>

  • News

    July 13, 2005

    Arrested Development

    How Minnesota philanthropist and developer Henry McKnight's utopian vision of suburbia became a blueprint for modern exurban nightmares

  • Music

    April 14, 2004
  • News

    April 23, 2003

    The Other War

    The Bush administration & the end of civil liberties

  • Books

    September 4, 2002

    The Road to Everywhere

    Aaron Cometbus's 20-year journey into the heart of underground America

  • Books

    April 5, 2000

    Truck, Stop

    Car chases, cell phones, and a smelly Super Soaker: This is not your father's picket line

  • Music

    February 9, 2000

    Footsteps in the Dark

    A walk through D'Angelo's hotly awaited, strangely elusive masterpiece, Voodoo

  • Books

    October 27, 1999

    The Steel Ceiling

    Despite a "good-faith effort," Hennepin County's new jail is being built by a bunch of white men

  • Books

    November 11, 1998

    You Make Me Blush

    City officials call Minneapolis's numbers on minority contracting "an embarrassment." So what are they doing about it? Uh, well, gosh...

  • Feature

    September 9, 1998


    Exile on Main Street

  • Music

    August 19, 1998
  • News

    June 5, 1996