As Minneapolis prepares for a downtown Whole Foods opening in September, we look to its stores on the West Coast, which are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound."Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Gold ... More >>
Four rap institutions are linking up for the Kings of the Mic tour later this year. Though LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, and De La Soul have wildly different pedigrees and styles (and levels of movie stardom), this is a lineup that just keeps giving. When one ponders the sheer number of hits th ... More >>
One of the blackest celebrations around just began with the announcement of Depeche Mode's new world tour. The shows are in support of DM's Delta Machine -- familiar initials, eh? The album, coming later this month, is the synth-pop superstars' first since 2009's Sounds of the Universe.Running Augus ... More >>
Related:Brother Ali arrested at Occupy Homes protest [VIDEO]After setting off the Entry back in May, rallying in Wisconsin, giving us a soulful, somber taste of his new record, and recently getting arrested to help bring attention to the foreclosure problem here in Minnesota, Brother Ali is finally ... More >>
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 >>
Chicago's the Hood Internet is coasting into the Memory Lanes Block Party on a wave of momentum. Having just issued Mixtape Volume 6 on their website (for free) and taking part in a national tour with Star Slinger and Chrissy Murderbot, they will interrupt their trip home with a stop in Minneapolis ... More >>
FanfarloThe Varsity Theater, MinneapolisSaturday, March 31, 2012Fanfarlo have grown up quite a bit since their first Minneapolis show in 2009. Gone are the fresh-faced innocents who tentatively took to the Triple Rock stage, and here is a band who have proudly reached legal drinking age (though ... More >>
If your New Year's Resolution involved dialing back your booze intake, you might want to sit this Week in Food out, because we've got a bourbon dinner, a California wine dinner, and a celebration of Harriet Brewing's first anniversary all in the span of this January week.
Roots rock fans, get ready: Dawes and Blitzen Trapper just announced a co-headlining bill that hits First Avenue on November 4th. Dawes will be continuing a seemingly never-ending tour behind their sophomore release, Nothing Is Wrong, which came out earlier this summer. They're also still rid ... 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 >>
www.purplesandpiper.comPiping up pork belly and lemon ricotta pancakes?Just when we were bellyaching about Bloomington's lack of a dining scene, along comes news of not only a south metro Majors transitioning to Poor Richard's Commonhouse, but word that the ambitious Ryan Aberle, late of Nort ... More >>
P-Thugg talks weird gigs, the funk, and Business Casual
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration
Even Meryl Streep's character is a high-strung, sex-starved nag
Lisa Jack didn't know she was photographing the first black president
One University of Minnesota professor chimes in about the consequences of 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' on a real American family.
Jessica Gibson, 25, a former Stillwater High School student and nanny for Lowe's family, has settled her suit with the actor after alleging Lowe groped and exposed himself to her over the seven years she worked for his family.
The reflective woodsman will be sharing stage duties with... uh... the Indigo Girls, apparently.
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Ever wonder what happened to Tina Schlieske of Tina and the B-Sides? Six years after the band broke up and the singer left town, she has recorded a roots-gospel-country debut with an array of cool L.A. session guests--Elvis Presley guitarist James Burton (watch Tina's video), X drummer D.J. Bonebrak ... More >>
Failed frozen-waffle jingle leads to year's best 51-song album
CITY PAGES BLOGS Jack Sparks delivers the 3rd Edition of his Top 100 Country Songs of All Time at The Other Side of Country. THESE DAYS ChristianExodus.org is moving thousands of Christians to South Carolina to reestablish constitutionally limited government founded upon Christian principles. Mi ... More >>
A long-awaited mom-and-pop shop redefines Minnesota highbrow
The Jungle Theater's Silver Lake skewers the lot of the self-hating screenwriter
After countless label droppings and lineup changes, the Lazy Cowgirls work their frenzied garage twang into middle age
Bill Clinton raised a fortune for his campaign bid and became the first Democratic president re-elected since FDR. But his most enduring legacy may lie in the Republican Congress.