See Also: Slideshow: Neil Diamond at Xcel Energy CenterNeil DiamondXcel Energy Center, St. PaulWednesday, July 11, 2012With the spate of festival and concert cancellations announced over the last few days (even you, Hoobastank?!), it certainly was nice to have a sure thing to depend on Wednesday nig ... More >>
The Wedding Present400 Bar, MinneapolisMarch 28, 2012"Good evening, we're the semi-legendary Wedding Present," frontman David Gedge dryly joked a few songs into his band's set at the 400 Bar Wednesday night. And indeed, plenty of his dedicated fans who were gathered at the small club might hav ... More >>
Am I the only one who has trouble reconciling the idea that Coldplay circa 2011 is the same Coldplay that released Parachutes back in 2000? Having never seen the group live, I always imagined my first Coldplay show would be in a stuffy theater somewhere, in a red velvet seat tailor-made for sitti ... More >>
Warmy GirlsParker Sprout, the brain and heart of Velvet Davenport, spent last winter recording to four-track his nearly here Warmy Girls, Velvet Davenport's third release on local label well-on-the-rise Moon Glyph, and their first on shellac. These sparse, sun-saturated excursions placably direct ... More >>
The propaganda films the Pentagon didn't want you to see
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
The naked truth about putting together a regional showcase like the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. And a revealing body of blurbs about the best and the not-best of the fest.
The money swapping was typically dubious. The movies were surprisingly bold. A story treatment from Hollywood's mountain outpost, Sundance 2001.
Ninety-three films, three projectors, and the whole wide world
As the Minnesota Orchestra kicks off its annual Viennese Sommerfest concert series this month, Jeffrey Tate takes up the baton. But both dischord and harmony have passed over the celebrated conductor's road to the podium. Last fall, Tate talked with Q