Last night, there was a running of the bulls at the Dakota County Fair. But unfortunately, the event wasn't on the fair's calendar.SEE ALSO: Freeborn County Fair worker gives birth in bathroom near the Cattle Barn Around 8:15 p.m., a bull broke loose from a rodeo event and made a mad dash through a ... More >>
Ryan Bingham with honeyhoney First Avenue, Minneapolis Sunday, March 17, 2013Ryan Bingham has one of the best voices in music today. It's full of originality and character, roughened by years on the road and with a heartbreaking edge to it. It's Bingham's voice that made "The Weary Kind" the powerfu ... More >>
Ryan Bingham's voice sounds like the guy has spent decades blowing through cartons of cheap cigarettes and gallons of cheaper whiskey somewhere along the lonely, broken mid-American highways. A former bull rider who spent a good chunk of his teens and early 20s on the rodeo circuit, Bingham bounced ... More >>
This ain't my first rodeo, but perhaps it could be yours. This weekend, the "World's Toughest Rodeo" tour makes its annual stop at the Xcel Energy Center (Friday and Saturday, February 3-4, 7:30, $9.50-80 with special pricing for Girl and Boy Scouts, no foolin'). In addition to bull, bareback, an ... More >>
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food and drink!Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 and makes a great excuse to eat Mexican food. Here are a few of the most interesting celebrations taking pl ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerThe World's Toughest Rodeo returns to the Xcel tonight and Saturday, with a special performance by up-and-coming chart-climber Jerrod Niemann after Saturday night's barrel racing and bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding (7:30, $10-78). The Rodeo invited us down on Th ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonKaty Perry at First Ave in March 2009Following the same skyrocketing success arc as pop phenom Lady Gaga, who played the Fine Line and came back a year later to sell out two nights at the Xcel Center, Katy Perry is upgrading from filling the First Avenue Mainroom in 2009 to pl ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerI'm sorry, Ronnie Dunn. :(For those of you who have been following the latest drama in my life, here's your update; for those of you who have not, first, a synopsis.
Photo by Nikki Miller Text sent to a friend, 10:28 PM: Jesus. They have either literal graphic interpretations or actual lyrics to their songs on the jumbotron. Gross. When are you going to First Ave? Not the sentiment I'd hoped to be expressing halfway through Brooks & Dunn's farewell perfo ... More >>
Minneapolis zoning laws threaten to shut down popular Latino hot spot
Head injuries, monkeys, country music and sexism: What to expect at the rodeo.
Peter Scholtes's cover story this week on the local Reggaetón scene features a gallery of photos by Tony Nelson.
Immigrant dreams, dirty dancing, and the revolution: Meet the new Latin hip hop of Maria Isa and Danny y Elliot
Let's just hope he's changed his leather pants since 1971. Rodeo photographer/filmmaker Gerald Pitts claims that Jim Morrison is alive and living in Oregon. Here some alleged photos of the surprisingly youthful "Morrison," who coincidentally is now a rodeo enthusiast himself. Has Mr. Mojo Risin' ... More >>
Do jackasses have royalty? Meet the Kings of Leon
Doing the quebraditas with the vaqueros at El Nuevo Rodeo
The sprawling new triple-album by the Magnetic Fields is a many-splendored thing
Josh Wagner tips the scales at 150 pounds. The animals he tries to ride weigh ten times as much. Other than that, they're a lot alike.
Do This for the Remembrance of Me: Bob Flanagan in Sick.