The Doors

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Can You ID These Bands From Their Famous Typefaces?

    Fact: Any band that uses Times New Roman on its album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though.) Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell desi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Echo & the Bunnymen at First Avenue, 8/9/14

    Echo & the Bunnymen with John Swardson First Avenue, Minneapolis Saturday, August 9, 2014 Saturday night at First Avenue, Echo & the Bunnymen made what could have been a fantastic, flawless pass through town, but bogged it down. There were a couple of strange passages and two Doors cover songs. On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    The 10 best songs by awful musicians

    Stopped clocks are right twice a day. LMFAO are descendants of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. Cher and KISS have combined for more farewell tour dates than most bands perform over their entire career. Keith Richards is still among the living. Some things you just can't explain, like how really ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: 12/25 - 12/31

    Happy Holidays, internet pals! While not too many acts are playing venues this Christmas, plenty of bars are still open for business. There's also plenty of places to ring in the New Year, including First Avenue's Dance Night, The Turf Club's Cover Band Show, Davina and the Vagabonds at the Dakota o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Howler announce new album with fresh shenanigans

    We nearly got through 2013 without having to think about Howler. And if you need a refresher as to why people got sick of this scrappy and talented local garage rock act, go read this.Anyhow, today Jordan Gatesmith and co. announced in a very roundabout and cocky way that they're putting out a new a ... More >>

  • Movies

    July 24, 2013

    Drama and drugs hit the road in Crystal Fairy

    Michael Cera delivers a great, dickish performance

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Toki Wright provides soundtrack for Trayvon Martin rally [Playlist]

    Photos by B Fresh PhotographyLeft: Toki Wright; Right: TK of Tipsy BikeAmong the thousands assembled at Hennepin County Government Center on Monday for the #HoodiesUpMN Trayvon Martin rally was rapper Toki Wright. The local Rhymesayers artist, music producer, DJ and educator decided to bring a sound ... More >>

  • Articles

    July 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Howard Jones on Jimi Hendrix, the 1985 Grammys synth medley, and Mötley Crüe

    Of all the things associated with the '80s in music, there is perhaps nothing more synonymous than big hair and keyboard synthesizers. Howard Jones embodied that look and sound like no one else. As a true pioneer of electronic music from that era, he can be credited as someone who combined the moder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Yelawolf at First Avenue, 10/19/11

    Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterYelawolf at First Avenue in March​YelawolfOctober 19, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisFor his second appearance in Minneapolis, Alabama rapper Yelawolf ripped up a sold-out mainroom crowd of mostly diverse dudes in flat-brims and girls in short minis. For fans of Eminem wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    The Doors issue response to Florida's 'pardon' of Jim Morrison

    ​The Doors were back in the news this month when Florida governor Charlie Crist issued a pardon for the charges of indecent exposure the state had issued against frontman Jim Morrison back in 1969, 41 years after the Miami concert that led to Morrison's arrest and 39 years after his death. After m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    MPD mounted patrol officers graduate to 'Riders On The Storm'

    Via MPD on Facebook​Seriously, Congratulations to the newest members of the Minneapolis Police Department's Mounted Patrol. But was The Doors' "Riders On The Storm" really the best music overdub for the video posted on MPD's Facebook page? You know, "There's a killer on the road/His brain is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    The Cult's followers flock to First Avenue

    It was a night of real live rock and old memories at First Avenue.

  • Music

    June 17, 2009

    Jendeen and her Wolverines dwell weekly in Hell

    New Wednesday gig finds band at Hell's Kitchen downtown

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008
  • Movies

    October 31, 2007

    Unknown Pleasures

    Joy Division portrait proves the exception to the rock biopic drool

  • Movies

    August 9, 2006

    The Rising Stone

    The director of 'JFK' was plotting his latest countermyth in 2001

  • Movies

    June 7, 2006

    Not So Hot...

    Air conditioning helps as sequels and remakes compete for your summer movie dollar

  • Movies

    March 23, 2005

    Faraway, So Close

    Doc-Maker Don McGlynn Draws the reclusive 'Spider' out of his web

  • News

    July 7, 2004

    Why Don't We Do It On The Road?

    10 days on the road with Friends Like These

  • Music

    April 14, 2004

    Real Life Rock Top 10

    Special absurdity of the media present, ineffability of the aesthetic past edition

  • Movies

    September 19, 2001

    The Big Picture

    The Heights Theater's love of cinema's abandoned technologies is larger than life--as is their upcoming 70mm film series

  • Feature

    October 1, 1998

    Ken Lonnquist: The Fifth Beatle

    The Fab Four--in one--of children's music