A look behind the scenes with the hardest-working man in Minnesota media
The hard-driving Americana rockers the Rockford Mules decided to call it quits almost a year ago now, but bassist Craig Peck tells Gimme Noise that an unfortunate event has led to a fortunate, one-night reunion. In late June, their friend Tom Ebel -- who played in Doghouse Roses with Erik Tasa from ... More >>
Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" is not a song that Minneapolis Southern-rock band The Rockford Mules will be covering anytime soon. The band will be releasing their fourth album, an EP titled O Tulip I Told You So, that has evolved in sound as much as the band has in itself. O Tulip includes t ... More >>
The ninth season of Music in Mears kicks off tonight in the gorgeous setting of Mears Park in downtown St. Paul with a strong trio of local acts. Dan Israel and the Cultivators, Crossing Guards, and the Annie Lawler Band should certainly get Music In Mears off to a rousing start.Thursdays full of ... More >>
This man pimped his wifeThe Minnesota man who pimped his wife on the Internet pled guilty to the crime in Chicago yesterday. He'll spend two years in prison -- hopefully without online access. Clifton Danner met his wife through their church, where he was a youth counselor. He was 27, known as a ... More >>
Craigslist: Censored, sort ofCraigslist tweaked high-minded congressmen and 18 state attorneys general over the weekend, slapping a "Censored" notice over the site's "adult services" category. But in Minneapolis and elsewhere, the marketplace took over: The "therapeutic" services category is ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comTemple Grandin gives a TED talk.Organic Valley scored a big coup for this year's Kickapoo Country Fair. The festival, which takes place July 24-25 in La Farge, Wisconsin, will host Dr. Temple Grandin as its keynote speaker. Grandin learned to cope with autism and use her uniq ... More >>
Do they claim Minnesota or Brooklyn?
Art-A-Whirl weekend is upon us. Here's your guide to all the live music highlights this weekend, many of which are free. See anything we missed? Add your own Art-A-Whirl music events in the comments.FRIDAY, MAY 14Hoolie FestShuga RecordsFree; all agesIndoor stage:12:00 p.m. Acting Normal1:00 p.m ... More >>
The pair met five years ago, when she was 17 and he was a 27-year-old church youth counselor.
Smiling at the rapidly disappearing snow and ice around the Twin Cities? It comes at a cost.
Manager Denni Willey seeks to usher scene staple into its second life
Much as I long for the days of seeing my country music at the county fair, these stories only come from living in the city.
A full listing of the 105 ballots received for this year's best-new-bands poll.
In alphabetical order, here's a complete list of bands that showed up on ballots submitted to this year's City Pages Picked to Click "best new band" poll, which will be published this week: 40 Watt Bulb A Night in the Box Abzorbr Accelerated Love Affair After the Burial Akai Alison Scott Allison R ... More >>
Leave your family. Throw away your money. And don't worry. You'll never regret having done it.
A day at the track with the P.J. O'Rourke of horseracing
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards