This warm week brings several shows to the Twin Cities. Lucius (above) will be playing a sold out show at the Cedar Thursday while Greg Brown sells out the next day. Strange Names plays the Triple Rock Thursday and Jeremy Messersmith spends the weekend playing two shows at First Avenue. Th ... More >>
The Lino Lakes brewery boasts an impressive beer lineup
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week we lead off with an Alice In Wonderland nightmare clip from the atmospheric Minneapolis garage rock quartet, Crimes, taken from their new record, Thin Sunlight, whic ... More >>
Django Django With Night Moves First Avenue, Minneapolis March 16, 2013 For their debut Minneapolis performance, the U.K. electro-pop sensation Django Django eschewed the more modest local introductions of their fellow Mercury Music Prize nominees (and eventual winner) Alt-J, and brazenly scheduled ... More >>
Emeli Sandé with Emily King Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Wednesday, January 23, 2013 What is it, like, a rule that every female singer to come out of the U.K. has to take over the pop music world? As if Adele wasn't enough, there is now a new force in the game: Emeli Sandé, a powerhouse vocalist ... More >>
Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>
Eat Street spot wins with authenticity
What else is there for your foodie friends to do in the winter other than read, eat food, and read about food? Probably not much. Food books, therefore, are the perfect gift. Here's our selection of the best in local food books--available at independent book stores citywide. Minnesota Lunch: ... More >>
There's something oddly appropriate about the first Friends Like These show in several years happening on Friday the 13th.
Burgers, oysters, and whiskey complete the "man food" circle
We all know the feeling. We're stumbling down the sidewalk, our heads swimming with the effects of Irish Car Bombs and whatever that shot that tasted like a Butterfinger was called, and as we wobble and sway, we think: I could really go for a pizza right now--I mean I can't possibly w ... More >>
Neil Gaiman vs. Matt DeanMatt Dean, the Republican leader of the Minnesota House, was quoted in Wednesday's Star Tribune hating on famous local author Neil Gaiman and calling him a "pencil-necked little weasel." We left several messages for Dean, but didn't get a response. Gaiman, on the oth ... More >>
Michael AgnewFirkin fun at Firkin FestFirkin Fest 2011 took place Saturday at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul. The annual approbation of cask-conditioned ale attracts beer fans from the metro and beyond to sample a wide range of beers served in the traditional English style; naturally carbonated ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterWe've resigned ourselves to the fact that pretty much every beat Gigamesh touches is gold, from his role as Mike Posner's lead producer to his joke-track spoofing the Double Rainbow guy to his remixes under the Discotech alias. He's a talented dude. So when we lo ... More >>
Kathy EasthagenDo your part: drink up. Monday 11/5 Gather at Brit's with members of the Guthrie to honor the theater's smash-hit production of The 39 Steps, based off of Alfred Hitchcock's acclaimed 1935 film. Trivia host John Cosgrove will kick off the evening at 7:15 p.m. with a Movies and Hi ... More >>
Prince has a new album nearing completion (album artwork is above), which will be released July 22 in the US and July 10 in the UK. The 10-song collection, 20Ten, will be dispersed throughout in the UK via daily newspapers and magazines, with issues of England's Daily Mirror, Scotland's Daily Rec ... More >>
I used to work with a girl who was a mega fan of Colin Hay, former lead singer of the Australian band Men at Work. We thought this was a bit out there. I mean, who has even heard Colin Hay's solo material, let alone enough of it to claim that it was better than the stuff he did with his famous on ... More >>
The Twilight Sad have one ultimate request for their sound man, "Above all else, make us loud."
Anchor Fish & Chips Chef (and contractor and carpenter) Luke Kyle chats with Hot Dish.
From the bottom of the bottle to the top of the throne.
We sipped the 90/- Scottish Style Ale--and you should, too!
Wear your nice shoes to this show. They're going to get a lot of attention.
After a long Spring tour, P.O.S. hops across the Atlantic to tour his outstanding new disc, "Never Better."
The legendary outsider artist gets... just a bit more outside.
Trip-hop icon releases Knowle West Boy with no place to call home
It's always Saturday night in 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints'
St. Paul tavern The Happy Gnome offers nearly a hundred American craft beers, snazzy imports
The Deaths' pretty la la la las of despair
Scabrous Scotsman Alasdair Gray uncovers the national character
The Randy Moss story the mainstream media won't touch
Are DJs mix masters or mess makers? Sometimes, it's hard to tell
Ingrid Aubol sews handmade papers into the fabric of her life
From panel discussions to boobs aflame, feminism and punk rock form a holy union at Chicago's Ladyfest
An excerpt from: Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes
The view from here to Scotland, Hong Kong, and Fargo
This year's New York Film Festival kept movie buffs reeling.