With construction complete and staff all settled, Spoon and Stable has officially announced its opening date of November 16. We stopped by last night for a sneak peek at the space, first tastes of some of the dishes from both the lounge and dining room menus, and sips of the just-delivered liquor co ... More >>
Those in the outside world tend to view the Gathering of the Juggalos as a lawless festival of debauchery, with apparently violent clowns -- "gang members," even, if you ask the U.S. government -- running rampant and chaos ruling the day. In actuality, this notion is far from the truth. Juggalos in ... More >>
After a seven-year stint at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, the Gathering of the Juggalos moves this year to Legend Valley Campground in Thornville, Ohio. Will its new home prove as accommodating as its last? Or will the residents of Thornville freak the hell out - like the citizens of Kaiser, Missouri, di ... More >>
Dillinger FourWith The Strike, Threadbare, Man Afraid, Dirt Poor, Scooby Don't, Kung Fools, and Bombsite Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Saturday April 5, 2014 1994 was a different time. Bands didn't have the internet to find an audience, they couldn't Google their next show in another town, a ... More >>
Ah, the salad bar. Long the haven for vegetarians and dieting diners, the classic steakhouse staple has arguably lost some its luster since it was first introduced in the 1950s. But on the 12th floor of the Nicollet Mall Macy's, lunchtime diners can still find one of the few bona fide all-you-can-ea ... More >>
During the Gathering of the Juggalos, Cave-In Rock, Illinois becomes a sonic disaster zone. Even if you're a rap lover, it's hard to keep your mind sharp with all of the noise. But within the cacophony of sounds, a few incredible Juggalo statements were somehow deciphered and recorded by our numbed ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.The Catholic Church figured out something during the middle ages: If you build a church to look like a castle, the serfs will feel safe in its massive ... More >>
Ah, yes, Valentine's Day. Maybe you're the hopeless romantic type, and you've had this night all planned out for you and your special someone since October, and if that's the case, jolly good for you. More likely, though, you just remembered, like, two days ago that this stupid holiday was happeni ... More >>
By Will McClainThe Music Industry is a weekly column that dissects local and national music-business headlines with the help of local industry professionals and music fanatics.This month, dark lords of alt-hip-hop Death Grips emerged from the shadows to thrill believers by leaking their latest alb ... More >>
At this point, Halloween is pretty much upon us. If you haven't picked out a costume for all those parties and concerts this weekend, then it just so happens you're in luck. Instead of rocking the tired Jimi Hendrix look or that blase Elvis jumpsuit, go for something a little more modern, relevant, ... More >>
You may hear traces of Yellowcard in Minneapolis band All the Right Moves -- perhaps it's the violin implemented by both bands. The young band has crafted an album that hits the spot if you're looking for a guilty pleasure pop-punk to get lost in. When Your Compass Breaks is All the Right Moves' ven ... More >>
Only in America... and especially in Wisconsin.Bill Wisth -- a 6'6", 350 pound resident of Mequon, Wisconsin -- used to be a regular at Chuck's Place, a family-run restaurant in Thiensville, Land of Cheese. But Wisth's days as a regular came to an abrupt end last weekend after the restaurant c ... More >>
Vocalist's album with new group is a departure
Target pulled "stalker" Valentine's Day cards from shelves in response to an anti-making-light-of-stalking campaign led by Ginger Lee.Yes, that Ginger Lee -- the same former porn star who brought down U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner after it came to light that the two had exchanged sexual e-mails with e ... More >>
For those of you who like to read books in one hand while holding a pencil in the other, you may want to consider joining the Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL). Your constant mission? Stamp out typos wherever they hide. Your fearless leaders, authors Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson, ha ... More >>
Tripp Emmer and friends. See the rest of the photos by clicking hereRepublican candidate for governor Tom Emmer admitted today that his son, Tripp, had been cited for underage drinking in July, and "our family is dealing with our son in this matter." City Pages broke the underage drinking c ... More >>
Closing series' with clout has proven a hurdle in 2010.
Jon Behm"Uh, guys, maybe we should cut down on the chlorine"When Nimbus cast actress Erin Denman in Emerald and the Love Song of the Dead Fishermen (opening this weekend at the Theater Garage), there was one major snag: her character is supposed to have green hair. Denman has striking long red lo ... More >>
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