The Roots drummer and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon music guy Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson opens up about some of his darkest days as a performer in his new book, Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove. One of which was a little stunt involving Michele Bachmann in 2011 that you might remember ... More >>
For Jesse Ventura, gun control is the ability to "put two rounds into the same hole from 25 meters." In other words, he's a strong supporter of the Second Amendment who once characterized the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 as "a stupid piece of legislation."SEE ALSO: Jesse Ventura ... More >>
Anyone who found themselves plopped down in front of the radio this past weekend could've happened upon a NPR story about Princess, a new female-fronted covers act that plays the hits of Prince. This new purple project is fronted by former Saturday Night Live not-for-prime-time player Maya Rudolph a ... More >>
A loud critic of Tartan High School's not-to-be Porn Prom is eyeing a Minnesota GOP leadership spot. Marjorie Holsten, currently Senate District 34 Chairwoman, is one of a handful of candidates in the running for the next Republican Party of Minnesota state chair, Politics in Minnesota reports. ... More >>
See Also:Polica play "Leading to Death" on Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)Polica sign to Mom Pop, unveil Dark Star EPAlong with Trampled by Turtles and Doomtree, locally affiliated Polica battled the heat and dust to perform before a huge crowd at Lollapalooza last weekend. The road ahead boasts more wide ex ... More >>
Related:Trampled by Turtles play "Alone" on LettermanPolica: Wandering star Channy Leaneagh finds her pathJust a day after Trampled by Turtles made their TV debut on Late Show With David Letterman, another Minnesota-bred act hit the national airwaves. Polica brought their multi-emotion, two-drum att ... More >>
Photo via the Milwaukee BucksAside from a few late-night TV stops, Bon Iver has yet to christen their sophomore album, the much lauded and hotly debated Bon Iver, Bon Iver, with a proper live show. That will all change this weekend when the band takes up a two-night residency at the Riverside The ... More >>
Photo by D.L. AndersonHas anyone declared this national Bon Iver Day yet? Might wanna think about that. Hot on the heels of yesterday's 9.5 rating from Pitchfork and appearance on last night's Colbert Report, the Justin Vernon-led project is dropping their sophomore record, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, to ... More >>
There's something very old-school TV variety show-esque about this past week's "Drum Solo Week" feature on the Late Show with David Letterman.
The Daily ShowJason Jones goes cruising at a Minneapolis Target.When The Advocate declared Minneapolis the gayest city in America four months ago, the honor was celebrated locally but it also raised some eyebrows. Really? Minneapolis? We're always ready to accept another best city award, but ... More >>
Thursday on the George Lopez Tonight program, Prince announced via a phone call an imminent 21-date residency at the Forum arena in LA, starting next Thursday. Similar to his 'Welcome 2 America' New Jersey/New York mini-residency in December, the show will feature "a whole gang of special guests, ... More >>
Longtime comedian speaks to City Pages before his Mystic gig
Ok, ok! Rape is rape.Maybe they were just trying to get a rise out of us? Legislators are backing off the move we told you about last week that would have narrowed the cases in which victims of rape would be eligible for publicly funded abortions. Minnesota representatives supported the bil ... More >>
Pawlenty told Stewart he's running for president of his youth soccer league, and he's all in favor of "iCollege"It was another day, another dodge on questions about his presidential aspirations when Gov. Tim Pawlenty made his much-ballyhooed first appearance on "The Daily Show" last night. " ... More >>
Remember the greatest moment in Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport history? Who doesn't?! In 2007, then-Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was arrested in the airport after soliciting sex in the men's bathroom with the infamous wide stance and foot tap. He pled guilty hoping it would make the in ... More >>
It's tricky to pick out a good band leader/sidekick for your late-night comedy show. On the one hand, it's important not to get a simpering sycophant like Kevin Eubanks, who recently quit the Tonight Show 18 years too late for our taste:
Coco's bringing serious funny for a funny senatorIt's another sign that once oh-so-serious Sen. Al Franken is lightening up: Conan O'Brien has been booked for an invitation-only Franken fundraiser on May 17 at the Mount Curve Avenue home of Gloria Finley and Robert Levine. The following nigh ... More >>
In Rick Mason's epic interview with longtime music legend Al Kooper (who is being honored at the Dakota this Sunday), Kooper dropped an interesting little tidbit about the future of Conan O'Brien's longtime house band. The band has historically been led by drummer and E Street Band member Max Wei ... More >>
Franken's amendment prohibited the U.S. government from giving out contracts to companies that have clauses that make it impossible for employees to sue if they are raped at work.
Conan's reaction: "I've long dreamed of this. But I never thought I'd see it happen."
What if Democrats had a super-duper majority? We'd be living as socialists!
Now we all know this was just Conan's lame publicity stunt meant only to break our Fair-loving hearts
All other NYTimes journalists: pansies.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart jumped on Bachmann's swine flu comment and uses her theory to make some other "interesting" connections.
As usual, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show comes through for all that wonder what Rep. Michele Bachmann is thinking sometimes (or all the time).
It beats heavy lifting-- Richter has been hired as the Tonight Show announcer, which means that he and Conan O'Brien will once again share air.
Ouija Radio's Christy Hunt will play Letterman next week with her more prominent national band, the Von Bondies.
Oprah's not gay—she's just got a lot to be happy about
The Plastic Constellations have signed with Frenchkiss Records and are planning to release Crusades in January. The guys should fit right in on a roster which includes the Hold Steady, Les Savy Fav, and numerous spaz rock bands. Fear not; the locals are still flaunting their TC pride. They may have ... More >>
There's good news for parents whose grown kids still live in the basement: ABC talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel wants to hire a professional TV-watcher. In what smells more like a desperate attempt to garner publicity for his truly lousy program, Kimmel announced Friday night that he's looking for someon ... More >>
Martin Short's bloated talk-show parody, Primetime Glick, lacks an appetite for destruction