What a difference a year makes. The 101.3 KDWB Jingle Ball returns to Xcel Energy Center December 8 for the annual celebration of pop stars with the shortest lifespan in the limelight. Miley who? Robin who? This year, the story's all about pop & B vocalist Ariana Grande.Every single she's releas ... More >>
Nothing like a good Twitter meme to help pass the time on a Tuesday morning. Inspired by (or perhaps as an alternative to) our post on the six worst music words in the dictionary, imaginative Twitter users led by the always uproarious Wits host John Moe took to the hashtag #sixworstwordsinmusic to o ... More >>
A decade ago, the Pixies reformed at the Fine Line Music Cafe and set a course to play their perfectly aged alt-rock to the largest crowds they've ever seen. Now they're coming back to Minneapolis with new songs -- their first album in 22 years, Indy Cindy, just dropped -- and a new bassist.Even if ... More >>
The world lost a true paragon of song and social activism when Pete Seeger passed away in January. In celebration of his life and legacy, Governor Dayton has declared Saturday, May 3, to be Pete Seeger Day in Minnesota, on what would have been his 95th birthday. A gathering of a wide-array of Minne ... More >>
The Twin Cities' annual award ceremony for the best and brightest in the local restaurant scene is quickly approaching. This week a number of the finalists for the Charlie Awards -- so named for Charlie's Exceptionale, a legendary downtown Minneapolis restaurant -- were announced. We have the ... 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 >>
Related:Justin Bieber's snake finds home at Owatonna Zoo (PHOTOS)The Justin Bieber experience is headed back to the Twin Cities in October. The Biebs just announced a fresh North American tour, and it includes about three months of dates beginning in late September, and continuing through most of Ja ... More >>
Related:Review: Jane's Addiction at The Brick Gimme Noise: Fans start 'The Brick MN Sucks' siteThe Brick apologizes for Jane's Addiction show, offers refundFun's show moved to Myth as the Brick undergoes renovationsAEG Live's new Minneapolis venue the Brick has decided to forgo another Jane's Addict ... More >>
SERIOUSLY. What's it gonna take to get the Purple One to play a gig in his hometown?After wrapping up his "Welcome 2 America" tour, which was actually more like "Welcome 2 New York, New Jersey, and California," Prince announced today that he will steer his magical purple pirate ship (or whatever ... More >>
How much does booking online cost restaurants? You'd be surprised.
Longstanding Twin Cities-based supergroup Golden Smog have announced a two-night stand at the Fine Line, Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16. According to a press release from the Fine Line, the performance will feature all of the band's core members: Marc Perlman and Gary Louris (The Jayhawk ... More >>
Is financier Andy Faris to blame?
ZyckoAndy Faris ran Taste of Minnesota into Bankruptcy.Five more people filed claims yesterday against the company that botched the historic Taste of Minnesota festival on Harriet Island and drove it into bankruptcy.This year's Fourth of July weekend event was a complete debacle. A combination of ... More >>
A benefit for live sound and recording engineer Brad Kern is shaping up to be quite the remarkable lineup, thanks to Kern's extensive involvement in the local scene. Since working with Trip Shakespeare in 1991, Kern has mixed or recorded countless acts, and now the bands are honoring Kern with a ... More >>
Every '70s rocker's "first favorite band" Kiss is known for being outlandish, over the top, dirty old man-like and typically first of a kind for many things. Kiss coffeeshops, blood in their comic book ink, or doing an online press conference for their fans, as they did Tuesday in full make-up ba ... More >>
Independence Party candidate Dean Barkley will throw out the first pitch of the game. Barkley came in third against Coleman and Franken on Election Day.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Basically the dude has a serious sore throat.
Underpants, Shakespeare, and Giant Squirrels
Kitchen Militia moms storm the stage, AIDS activists howl in the wings, born-again virgins recite their vows, and the fight over sex education in school turns into the hottest ticket in town
"The troubling part comes when you look at your market: It's too small to support two major facilities plus the Metrodome and all your other smaller venues."
Silent Night Fever's Martini & Olive.
Makers who mattered in 1995
Two theatrical premieres take excess to the max.