Benjamin Booker | Turf Club | Monday, September 29Singer and guitarist Benjamin Booker's signature "Tent City Rivival" sound is what hipsters play to their children instead of lullabies. Booker's gravelly voice evokes a chipper Tom Waits with the timeless vocal simplicity of Bruce Springsteen (had T ... More >>
The Black Keys have just unveiled extensive plans for a 2014 world tour that stretches for most of the rest of this year. The dates are in support of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney's forthcoming eighth album, Turn Blue.Ever-changing, the Keys are toying with psychedelic rock on their newest single, ... More >>
For all of the volatile conversation within pioneering rock and pop act Fleetwood Mac, there's plenty of disagreement among fans too. With Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie all significantly shaping the vocal contributions of the group, it's hard not to pick favorites. Following ... More >>
Wildlife and John Mayer enthusiast Katy Perry will embark on an enormous North American tour later this year. The 46-city trek is in support of Prism, her third album of songs constructed with the help of pop hitmakers like Max Martin and Dr. Luke. The most notorious of the batch thus far being the ... More >>
The wrecking ball who is Miley Cyrus has just laid out her plans for an enormous 2014 tour in support of her latest solo album, Bangerz. After teasing the announcement on Saturday Night Live, the twerking starlet dropped the 38 dates on the public today.After a few backfiring attempts at leaving her ... More >>
The irrepressible Kanye West is gearing up for a fall tour in support of one of 2013's most-discussed albums, Yeezus. From the frequent Justin Vernon collaborator who not only claims "I am a God" and to be the next Steve Jobs, this'll be a trek to remember. Hurry up with his damn croissants! This co ... More >>
Chart-topping hit-maker Drake has been generating plenty of excitement and anticipation for his forthcoming new album, Nothing Was the Same, with each hot new single released. And now, the Grammy-winning Canadian rapper has just announced a large-scale U.S. tour in support of his new record, and he' ... More >>
The new Edina pizzeria boasts excellent toppings, flavorful sauce, and an A+ crust
One of the blackest celebrations around just began with the announcement of Depeche Mode's new world tour. The shows are in support of DM's Delta Machine -- familiar initials, eh? The album, coming later this month, is the synth-pop superstars' first since 2009's Sounds of the Universe.Running Augus ... More >>
Never break the chain, folks. After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac is heading back out on the road for a 34-city tour. Between April 4 and June 12, much of the U.S. and Canada will receive visits from the British-American pop-rock legends.Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 isn't tied to a new release, but t ... More >>
The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>
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SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann: God sent Hurricane Irene to carry me to the White HouseAlmost exactly one year to the day after she said "I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane," Michele Bachmann is again linking severe ... More >>
Hardee's recently announced a five-year expansion plan that will increase its Minneapolis/St. Paul-area presence four-fold, from 21 locations to 80. That's 59 new burger joints.If you're interested in heading up one of the new franchises, there's an "Executive Roundtable" this afternoon where you ca ... More >>
Compared to 2010, Twin Cities roads and commuters breathed a lot easier last year.According to the 2011 U.S. Traffic Scorecard, Minneapolis (really, the Twin Cities metro) had the biggest decrease in traffic congestion from 2010 through 2011.The scorecard uses traffic information from more than four ... More >>
Big retailers often contract out their janitorial work, meaning they aren't directly involved in staffing the workers that keep stores clean.But a report released earlier this week alleges that some of the janitors who clean Target, Best Buy, and Kmart stores have been treated like modern day slaves ... More >>
Prog rock pioneers Rush head out on the road this year in support of their 20th(!) album, Clockwork Angels. Their North American tour runs between early September and early December, and includes a stop at Target Center in the early going.The song to justify this never-ending touring, recording, and ... More >>
Classic rock fans of the Twin Cities, are you ready to dance the night away with Van Halen once again? The legendary arena rock band has reunited with original frontman David Lee Roth, and are set to reconnect with their fans in a big way on a massive U.S. tour that finds the combustible band ... More >>
Am I the only one who has trouble reconciling the idea that Coldplay circa 2011 is the same Coldplay that released Parachutes back in 2000? Having never seen the group live, I always imagined my first Coldplay show would be in a stuffy theater somewhere, in a red velvet seat tailor-made for sitti ... More >>
As we gird ourselves for winter, it seems worthwhile to mention that -- according to a new Men's Health article -- St. Paul people are way, way happier than the denizens of Miami, Las Vegas and Phoenix. So they can take all that sunshine and cram it.
Photo by Kevin WestenbergEarlier today, Radiohead announced the first batch of live dates for their 2012 U.S. tour, once again skipping the Twin Cities as they have every year since 1997. While the band are expected to announce further tour dates in the future, you have to wonder what exactly it' ... More >>
Keep walking, Minneapolis.The Twin Cities gets lots of love for being so bike-friendly, and a recent study found that it's actually pretty good for commuter car traffic. Now, it turns out we're also one of safest cities for walkers in America.Screw looking both ways before you cross the street! M ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonKaty Perry at First Ave in March 2009Following the same skyrocketing success arc as pop phenom Lady Gaga, who played the Fine Line and came back a year later to sell out two nights at the Xcel Center, Katy Perry is upgrading from filling the First Avenue Mainroom in 2009 to pl ... More >>
Photos by Peter Michael MillerGreensboro, North Carolina was tubular. There are nice folks, a nice joint called the green bean, and home to some youngster blue grass musicians that make me embarrassed to pick up a guitar ever again.
One of the greatest guitar players of all time comes to the State
Photo: Jim CrockerMinneapolis, where your kids are safe.Sleep easy, Minneapolis parents. Your children are bedding down in one of the safest cities in the United States. Underwriters Laboratories, the outfit that bestows that little "UL" symbol on everything from light bulbs to lasers, says s ... More >>
What history says of playoff clubs in new ballparks.
Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
vet for peaceWelcome to the convention!The Twin Cities could end up hosting national political conventions in back-to-back presidential elections.The Democratic National Committee announced today that it is considering Minneapolis, Cleveland, Charlotte and St. Louis for their 2012 national conven ... More >>
The surging left fielder is still the youngest at his position in all of baseball.
Photos by Steve CohenOn May 22, Gary Louris returned to home to Minnesota from a solo acoustic tour, joined by friends Marc Perlman & Tim O'Reagan (The Jayhawks), Jim Boquist (Son Volt, Paul Westerberg) and vocalist Janey Winterbauer (Astronaut Wife, Janey and Marc) at the Broadway Theater in ... More >>
Wanda Wilson came to watch her son, Twins outfielder Denard Span, play a preseason game against the Yankees on Wednesday in Tampa, and all she got was a lousy foul ball in the neck with his first trip to the plate. Video of the moment (after the jump) shows Span swinging on a 3-2 pitch from ... More >>
In search of a lion's heart, and tasty flesh
Jonathon Sharkey tells us via phone from Tampa, Fla., that he's out of jail, and he still plans on announcing his candidacy on the Ides of March.
Why don't the Twins ever sport any Asian dudes on the roster?
April Twin of the Month: Jason Kubel
While final word on NIN's retirement ferments, the tour Trent Reznor mentioned in his "farewell" note has come to fruition.
Scouting the Super Bowl. Sid-style.
Now solo after her partner winds up in jail, Shunda K. talks to CP about keeping the Yo! vibe movin'.
Yo Majesty Kill It at the Entry, September 20, 2007
43 speaks 1: See the funny working people! (Nebraska, Feb. 4) When promoting social security reform with 'regular' citizens in Omaha, Nebraska, President Bush... met Mary Mornin, a woman in her late fifties who told the president she was a divorced mother of three, including a 'mentally challenged' ... More >>
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