The Mall of America is about to get a facelift... 14 stories, to be exact. For a mall that boasts hundreds of stores, a theme park, a sea-life exhibit, a movie theater, and countless other attractions, what's missing? Here are a few of our requests for the mall's expansion. What would you like to ... More >>
Your Twin Cities bucket list from lawn bowling to parades
Minneapolis has Scott Seekins. Madison has "Thong Cape Scooter Man." In sum, score another victory for the City of Lakes.SEE ALSO: 350-pound Wisconsin man picketing restaurant after he's cut off during all-you-can-eat fish fry Thong Cape is a 56-year-old man who has become well known in Madison for ... More >>
If you've ever lived in Minneapolis, you know you've seen him. His notorious suits and infamous hair are things of local legend. Starting today, The Lowry in Uptown is hosting a week-long celebration in his honor. He is Scott Seekins.All week long the Uptown restaurant will be featuring a variety of ... More >>
If you are reading this, congratulations! You have survived the apocalypse! Now you can celebrate your life by checking out some local music. There are various End of the World parties happening at First Avenue, 331 Club, Triple Rock, The Amsterdam, Cause and more. Saturday, life goes on. ... More >>
Witness the evolution of a young band. Duluth transplants, Portage, bring to Minneapolis a string of harmonies that bring to mind the guts of rock music which are culled from the disheveled corners of generations past. The group is set to release their sophomore album Landings, with songs that segue ... More >>
Last winter, the New York Times mentioned Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.He was included in a list that included Democratic heavy-hitters like Hillary Clinton, Rahm Emanuel, and Elizabeth Warren. Pretty impressive, eh?SEE ALSO:-- Did Rybak lie about I-35W bri ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl Day 1The 331 Club, Northeast MinneapolisFriday, May 18, 2012Related: Slideshow: Art-A-Whirl 2012: Friday's Music Art-A-Whirl Day 2 in Northeast Minneapolis, 5/19/12The oldest section of Minneapolis came alive this weekend with art, culture, love, and best of all, music. Although it may o ... More >>
Even if you have no money, there's always something fun and free to do around town on the weekends. This installment of Freeloader Friday features a slew of CD-release concerts, a rockin' party for toddlers, a chili cook-off for vegans, and an awesome Oscar party at Brit's. Come take a look at o ... More >>
If you have been to any kind of Hip-Hop event over the last ten years, pretty great odds you have seen Kevin Beacham. Easily recognizable with his long dreads flirting over his shoulders he could be the Scott Seekins of the hip-hop community with his appearance. He usually rocks a comic book t-sh ... More >>
For this week's City of Music shoot, the crew at MPLS.TV rounded up a couple dozen avid Pink Mink fans at Honey in Northeast Minneapolis and decked them out in Scott Seekins regalia as the band played their ode, "Seekin' Scott Seekins." And naturally, Seekins himself showed up to coolly sip wine ... More >>
Photo by Joe Michaud-ScorzaPink Mink's Christy Hunt with Scott SeekinsFor the latest installment of the City of Music video series, produced by Dan Huiting and MPLS.TV, Picked to Click winners Pink Mink rounded up 75 of their closest friends and fans at Honey in Northeast Minneapolis for a unique ... More >>
Mally, Pink Mink, Grant Cutler, and more
Photo: Chris YunkerIt's everywhere you want to be.Remember that snow storm last weekend? The one where you got towed because you didn't obey the snow parking rules while you were inside watching the Vikings get hammered by the Bears, all while nursing a Surly-induced hangover and trying to figure ... More >>
Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll
Jessica ChapmanThe "flapper" at Colossal Cafe.It may or may not be National Pancake Day this Sunday, September 26. (The international megachain IHOP has its own National Pancake Day in February where they give them away. Maybe we should flip a pancake to determine which is the "official" one? ... More >>
Photos by Robyn LewisAnyone who has caught one of Pink Mink's incendiary live shows has likely heard their tune "Seeking Scott Seekins," an ode to one of Minneapolis's most notorious and recognizable artists. It wasn't until Tuesday night at our "4 Nights in Loring" afterparty at Nick and Eddie, ... More >>
Boxers or briefs? At the Minnesota History Museum, Har Mar Superstar wears both. As part of their latest exhibit, the Minnesota History Center has rewritten history by redesigning the Beatles' famous Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. In honor of "The Beatles! One Night Stand ... More >>
(Antigravity by Violeta Rotstein. Featured at the "Soo Fuze" gallery show at the SooVAC) This week we've got an ongoing party celebrating pop punk, a day-long zinefest, dragon boat races, and a naughty art show at Cult Status Gallery.
Photo by Kevin WilliamsWell, this development certainly bodes well for local music fans... Thanks to LOL/OMG for turning us on to new local band Pink Mink, which we immediately recognized as a conglomeration of some uber-talented local musicians: Christy Hunt (the Von Bondies, Ouija Radio) and Ar ... More >>
We already know Gayngs is over-the-top. Their promo videos are salacious, bordering on parody. Their music is so wrong it's right. And now, in their first official music video, they paid tribute to Godley and Cream's version of "Cry" so righteously that they even got Kevin Godley himself to make an ... More >>
(Work by Greg Gossel)This week we have the epic Saint Paul Art Crawl (now with live music from Soundcrawl!), MN Fashion Week events, and art openings featuring naked people and pop culture (not all in one spot).
Vik Uppal has a new spot in the nightclub district
Spring has sprung, and we've got a new record on our hands.
Jayhawks reunite for Basilica Block Party, Rock the Garden line-up announced & next week's best new releases.
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The couple tied the knot late last night at the Mall of America's Chapel of Love.
Chefs partner with artists to create meals inspired by the artists' work
An inclusive crowd with a funky, arty feel makes this the place to be
Global internet protocol network from Google, shoving ice cream into Japanese mailboxes, Rex the Homeland Security mountain lion, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Is it me, or is Prince looking more and more like artist Scott Seekins? During his first Saturday Night Live performance in 16 years (video here), Prince wore the trademark Seekins pencil 'stache, headband, and suit, but in dark red and black rather than all-white (what Seekins wears in summer) or a ... More >>
Can a rock band-cum-theater company turn its audience into enlightened perverts?
With Institute Benjamenta, the Brothers Quay widen their dreamscape to human proportions.