With retro-tinged singles like "Take Me Out," Franz Ferdinand got the indie kids dancing ten years ago. After winning the Mercury Prize for their self-titled debut, the Glaswegian quartet quickly capitalized with the underrated You Could Have It So Much Better, and toured relentlessly. But their las ... More >>
Jacuzzi Boys were South Florida's big revelation in 2007. Somewhere between the arenas of punk power-pop and surf psychedelics, their rock 'n' roll racket has certainly captured the attention of numerous fans across the world and independent heavy-hitters like Hardly Art and Third Man Records. Compr ... More >>
When you think of Lady Gaga, chances are immediate associations are a long way off from hardcore metal. But that's just what fans will be getting tonight at Xcel Energy Center with the pop queen's opening act, Lady Starlight -- a metal DJ and performance artist. Any studious Little Monster will be ... More >>
YouTube's stars and multichannel networks are at odds over money and creative control as the site grows
Frightened Rabbit with Arc in RoundThe Assembly at the Woman's Club, MinneapolisFriday, October 12, 2012The night could easily have been deemed "Plaid and Beards" at the Woman's Club in Minneapolis on Friday night with most of the sold out audience in said attire. Or even "An Evening of Storytelling ... More >>
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The Twin Cities have a great and growing beer scene. I've spent the last year traveling the upper Midwest visiting breweries and tasting brews. I've been to about 130 and can say with some authority that the beers brewed in the Twin Cities are among the best in the region. We've got some great brewp ... More >>
Theater fans can pick from 168 shows
Photos by Alexa JonesBilly BraggSeptember 8, 2010Cedar Cultural CenterWednesday night proved to be the perfect time for Billy Bragg to come rolling through Minneapolis (when isn't it, really), with the political winds starting to blow fitfully, and frustration being felt by all classes of soci ... More >>
Last month I blogged about the Flavor Cup of Walkers crisp flavors (that's chips to us) which coincides with the World Cup of soccer beginning next week in South Africa. As it happens my only faithful reader is a Scottish guy named Elliott, and he offered to mail me as many of the bizarre fla ... More >>
Ocean Eyes is a debut digitally devised to delight
The Bush administration's top 40 lies about war and terrorism
The MIA's new painting show documents how French and British artists swapped style (if not spit). Isn't it romantic?
'Morvern Callar' pleasures its heroine
Favorites from the second week of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
One thing is certain: Roy Hagen killed his wife with a single blast from a 12-gauge shotgun. After that, the story gets a whole lot murkier.
With The Red Thread, Arab Strap commits atrocities against romance
How can you sample the Statue of Liberty? What is Wile E. Coyote standing on when he runs off a cliff? Solving the riddles of the universe with digital artist Paul Higham
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival spins into its second week
Libyan dissenters worldwide build a virtual headquarters--on a local public-access server
Developers want to turn downtown Minneapolis into a golf paradise. Now all they need is a site--and some cash from the city.
Click, shriek, boom! Sonic collage artist Escape Mechanism cuts and pastes while aural trickster Lost in Translation slashes and burns
From traditional reels to Celt rave-ups, local Irish music addresses the troubled times of its homeland
We list the best of the best of 1997.
I Am He As You Are He As You Are Me, And We Are All Together: Danny Hoch mimics all in a show at Walker Art Center.
Lars von Trier's acclaimed Breaking the Waves may be more classic Hollywood drama than art film.
Wisconsin uber-producer Butch Vig and band swap the studio for the road.