Last week, Schell's Brewing Co. won the prestigious best of the worst category in Deadspin.com's roundup of best cheap beer in the country, but this week they're receiving some awards that they might actually want to hang up on their wall. Shell's Brewery managed to snag a trio of medals at this yea ... More >>
Get ready to celebrate Valborgsmässoafton like you've never celebrated Valborgsmässoafton before! Also, try saying that three times fast (or just one time correctly!). The American Swedish Institute, in conjunction with their café Fika, will be throwing a traditional Swedish celebration of the ap ... More >>
A filmmaker from Minnesota tells the story behind a lost animated masterpiece, plus hits and misses of the fest by our critics
Meshuggah, Animals as Leaders and Intronaut Mill City Nights, Minneapolis Sunday, February 24, 2013This tour so far hasn't gone without a hitch since singer Jens Kidman fell ill to the flu for the first half of this month, Meshuggah returned to the Twin Cities in perfect health and their most stel ... More >>
Niki And The Dove With Vacationer and Royal Canoe Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis January 19, 2013 Leave it to a couple of Swedes (and perhaps the intense cold outside) to get a Minneapolis crowd dancing. The Stockholm electro-pop duo Niki And The Dove made their first local headlining perform ... More >>
A strong cast shines in the contemporary Elton John and Tim Rice musical
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 >>
Still have your eatin' pants on after Thanksgiving's annual gorging? Because we've got plenty of food-centric happenings on tap this week, and in the lead-up to Christmas you can expect an increased intake of sweets and booze. Win/win.
Nine chefs, including big-name cooks from Corner Table, Oceanaire, and Stella's Fish Café, will compete tomorrow for a $1,000 prize in a contest to see who can create the best entrée from lake herring caught on Lake Superior. The event takes place Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Universi ... More >>
While Metallica fans were either super pumped or totally confused and über-pissed off about the new single released, "The View," from the upcoming Lou Reed collaboration, Lulu, there was another element of bittersweetness in the hearts and mind of fans this week, as Tuesday marked the 25th annivers ... More >>
The Internet is abuzz with the news that Spotify is coming to the United States. But what does that mean for us, exactly? Their website lists an excited an announcement that the music service is coming to the U.S. (no date in mind), along with a few choice quotes from Mark Zuckerberg and Dem ... More >>
In a federal indictment unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, the Justice Department says that scam artists in Latvia hoodwinked the Star Tribune's website into hosting a virus designed to trick computer users into buying fake antivirus software. The website's staff thought t ... More >>
Stockholm-based house DJ Steve Angello is coming to Epic in Minneapolis this Friday night, and we want to send one of our readers to the party for free. Angello, who broke out in 2004 with his remix of Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams," has since blossomed into a producer and owns the label Size Records.
Anne RuckerScone who? Once you go brioche you'll never go back.Salty Tart Bakery just may have created the perfect breakfast pastry. Bagels, scones, and muffins are all fine and good, but once you indulge in this sweet and tender brioche bun you'll never go back to your boring old coffee shop st ... More >>
The Radio Dept.February 9, 20117th St. Entry, MinneapolisIf the sold-out Radio Dept. show at the Entry last night surprised anyone, it would have to have been the Radio Dept. itself. The Stockholm-based band, producing synth dream pop for over a decade now, have been celebrated and beloved all ov ... More >>
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For the first time since 1973, Dylan performs "Billy" and a fan posts an outstanding bootleg.
At Bloomington Civic Theatre through September 9
Wallow in the mire of the year's best scuzz rock
At least 14 local pols vie to be the next Martin Olav Sabo
Sweden oil-free by 2020, Al Michaels traded for cartoon rabbit, Star Wars valentines, folk monsters of Japan, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
A trio of releases from Northside Records
Aquavit's Minneapolis outpost is shuttered, but fans can still enjoy its new Scandinavian delicacies at home
A Swedish director goes slumming in the former Soviet Union
Opeth feed black metal through a wash of proggy guitars
The naked truth about putting together a regional showcase like the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. And a revealing body of blurbs about the best and the not-best of the fest.
This weekend's Nordic Roots Festival unearths connections to the Old World