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  • 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 10, 2013

    Rolling Stone readers: First Avenue is the 2nd best venue in America

    The accolades for First Avenue keep rolling in courtesy of the many permutations of Rolling Stone's "Venues That Rock" series. The club already received the honor as the number three "big room" in the country, but now yet another high rank is bestowed. Yes, the pollsters have spoken, and only one cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Hatch Show Print, country music landmark, finds new home

    Its roots can be traced back over a century ago to a spot just a hop, skip and jump from the Twin Cities. And on Monday, the venerable Nashville poster shop Hatch Show Print announced that it's on the move again, this time to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Established in 1879, Hatch Show Print is b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Snow Patrol's U.S. tour dates, St. Paul show

    Minnesota music fans who were left despondent when Oasis broke up in 2009 got a bit of a boost when Liam Gallagher hastily assembled the remnants from his former group to form a new band, Beady Eye, who rolled through First Avenue in December. And now we finally have word that Liam's brother Noel, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    David Byrne and St. Vincent to launch U.S. tour in Minneapolis

    For how often St. Vincent comes to town, you'd think she's moving in. For the third second time in the span of four months, Annie Clark is booked to perform in the Twin Cities. This September, she joins ex-Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne on the first date of a joint tour celebrating their forth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Fiona Apple back in Minneapolis in July on U.S. tour

    Fiona Apple has announced her first Twin Cities appearance in six years. The notoriously eccentric singer-songwriter, who embodied the struggle of creative instincts vs. major label pressure, has booked a July show at the Orpheum Theatre. And for those who caught her on her last visit in 2006 at Nor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Johnny and June Carter Cash, on this day in country music history

    ​You likely know the story, if you were one of the thousands who in 2005 walked into the biopic I Walk the Line after having seen the 2004 biopic Ray and thought, "This again?" It's too bad the film documenting the love affair of Johnny and June Carter Cash came so closely on the heels of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Earl Scruggs: 10 tidbits in honor of his birthday

    ​Happy 87th birthday to Foggy Mountain Boy Earl Scruggs! Scruggs, who along with Lester Flatt formed one of the most influential bluegrass outfits of all time, was born on this day 1924 in the small town of Flint Hill, North Carolina, and by the age of 21 was showcasing his syncopated, three-f ... More >>

  • Movies

    March 24, 2010
  • Arts

    April 14, 2004

    It's Always Darkest Before Dawn

    Dana Thompson was heartbroken. She couldn't pay her rent. The time was right to record a country album.

  • Arts

    March 28, 2001

    DV or Not DV?

    That was the question at the South by Southwest Film Festival, where digital video reigned and good ol' film went south