Tom Peterson

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Republic Owner Buys Dan Kelly's for Irish Pub Concept

    In a way, his latest project is a coming full-circle moment, says local restaurateur Matty O'Reilly, known best for his beer-centric Republic bars. Just before opening the 318, a beloved cafe and music venue in Excelsior, he was offered the general manager position of the Local, and while working o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Aerosmith and Cheap Trick at Target Center, 6/16/12

    AerosmithWith Cheap TrickTarget Center, MinneapolisSaturday, June 16, 2012View a slideshow here.It was fitting that Aerosmith and opener Cheap Trick would spark off their Global Warming tour in Minneapolis. Considering the two bands jammed together across the street in 1998 at First Avenue -- for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Tea-infused booze warms up the Aster Cafe

    A row of dazzling tea infused liquors​Sure it's cozy and cute up in the Aster Cafe, but it's kinda cold and you don't feel like making the trip. That's fine, but you'll be missing out on their tea-infused booze. Sitting neatly up behind the bar, the liquors' jewel and amber tones speak to you, lea ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2010

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2010: The highlights

    Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Aster Cafe emerges as an elegant new 'listening room'

    Photos by Erik HessAster Cafe partner and musician Jeff Arundel​With a delicate layer of snow blanketing the Cities, it seems like a fine time to cozy up inside the Aster Cafe, one of Minneapolis's more promising new live music locales. Revamped under new ownership last June, the Aster started hos ... More >>