Rob Rule

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Remembering Tom Hallett, Twin Cities music writer extraordinaire

    Tom Hallett was a true rock 'n' roll writer. He lived the rock 'n' roll life like the Twin Cities' own Lester Bangs, and wrote about it in great detail. For decades, Hallett avidly attended innumerable shows, and celebrated our scene hard. Hallett's recent passing after a struggle with diabetes shoc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    St. Paul proclaimed Friday was Leah Rule Day

    Hundreds of friends and family members gathered at the Cedar Cultural Center on Friday to pay tribute to Leah Rule, a fixture at the Turf Club and the Twin Cities music scene. She passed on December 21, 2012, following a journey with cancer of unknown primary (CUP). Though there were moments of sadn ... More >>

  • Music

    January 2, 2013

    Remembering Leah Rule

    Former Turf Club manager and Twin Cities music scene shaper passes after a battle with cancer

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    RIP former Turf Club manager Leah Rule

    Leah Rule, a longtime manager at the Turf Club, passed Friday morning after a nearly two-year struggle with ovarian cancer -- or as she referred to it, "the elephant." She was 44.On Friday, her husband Rob Rule penned a note on her online journal saying, "Early this morning, LEAH left us. Leave it t ... More >>

  • News

    December 14, 2005

    Local Music Yearbook '05

    Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2005

    The Farm Bureau Summer Sheep Tour rocks MN in July

    Grab your tie-dyes and incense, the Summer Sheep Tour is heading to Pipestone on July 9. Larry Goelz of the Pipestone Vet Clinic will discuss "Breeding Time Management and Scrapie Resistance," Rob Rule of Iowa Lamb will explain "What Kind of Lamb the Packer Wants/Needs," and Bob Koehler from the Uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2005

    Open letter from Rob Rule

    From "Rob Rule on why he's quitting the Turf Club" Open letter from Rob Rule: Notice to Music Fans. As of April 4, 2005 the St. Paul Music Club will officially end its residency at St. Paul's Turf Club, due to the sale of said business and property. Nearly 10 years ago the SPMC approached Turf owner ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 30, 2005

    Stupid Little Club

    What song do you play to end a 10-year gig?

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2005

    Turf Club won't be the same after tonight

    The managers, the Clown Lounge, and the SPMC are out   Jim Walsh writes: It?s the end of an era at the Turf Club in St. Paul tonight (Tuesday): Owner Mark Johnson recently announced he?ll sell the club, and manager Rob Rule has decided to move on, along with bartender Dave Wiegardt, while manager ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2005

    Rob Rule interview

    From "Rob Rule on why he's quitting the Turf Club"   When did the Clown Lounge get taken apart?   Dave Wiegardt took it apart Sunday night.   Why are you and the Saint Paul Music Club leaving the Turf Club?   The current owner, Mark Johnson... It's been in his family since '69 or something. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2005

    Rob Rule on why he's quitting the Turf Club

    Turf Club manager Rob Rule has decided to leave the venerable St. Paul club after booking there for nearly a decade. In a phone interview, he explains why: At what point did you decide that it wasn't going to work for you, being there?   Last night [outgoing owner Mark Johnson] called the sta ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 9, 2004

    Stupid Little World, Stupid Little Band

    In which a song makes me feel mighty real