Tom Sawyer

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Kid Rock at the Minnesota State Fair, 8/23/14

    Kid Rock Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, St. Paul Saturday, August 23, 2014There is one vestige of the felled rap-rock era that just refuses to shrivel up and go away. This artifact of one of popular music's more unfortunate trend cycles remains so popular, in fact, that he still manages to sell ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A premiere of Van Stee's brand new music video launches this week. We've also got new clips from Coastal Cabins, Pieta Brown, Dwell & the Shape Ship, and Choral Reefr. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Imagine Dragons at Xcel Energy Center, 3/12/14

    Imagine Dragons With the Naked and Famous and Nico Vega Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul March 12, 2014 There are few shows throughout rock history that have changed the face of music as we know it. The Beatles infamous appearance on Ed Sullivan. The Rolling Stones at Altamont. Hendrix at Woodstock. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Mike Mictlan, Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles, Brother Ali, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Doomtree's Mike Mictlan debuts SNAXXX! mixtape (Download)

    Mike Mictlan is a bit of a rascal. He's also H-E-L-L-A F-R-R-E-A-L (pronounced "hella for real") and the "brown Tom Sawyer" if we are to believe his assertions on the newly dropped SNAXXX! mixtape. This is no ordinary hip-hop collection, thanks to the inventive production of 2% Muck, who created 11 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Rush at Target Center, 9/24/12

    RushTarget Center, MinneapolisMonday, September 24, 2012When the Toronto prog trio last visited us at the Minnesota State Fair a couple years ago, if they were hinting that the rest of their touring career's set lists would involve bouncing around their back catalog, then last night's three-hour pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Kevin Steinman's farewell show at Bryant Lake Bowl, 7/23/12

    See Also:Kevin Steinman says farewell and thanks to the Twin CitiesU.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to NorwayKevin Steinman with his band, Andy Thompson, Justin Hartke, Matt Novachis and special guests Chris Koza, Jeremy Messersmith, Brianna Lane, Luke Anderson, Linne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Rush at the Minnesota State Fair, 8/27/10

    Photos by Steve Cohen‚ÄčThe first weekend of the 2010 Minnesota State Fair might have ended with the usual fireworks but started off with a whole lot of cornball ridiculousness courtesy of Friday's Grandstand headliners, Toronto's contribution to the '70s prog genre, Rush.Before sunset a short film ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Steve Moore: Interview with the drummer at the wrong gig

    Note: You can see Rick K. & The Allnighters performing from today through Sunday at Grand Casino Hinckley. More information can be found at the band's website, and on Steve Moore's website.The video of a shiny-jacketed cover band playing ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man" at an outdoor pavilion in Te ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 16, 2009

    Sweets Bakeshop and Sugar Sugar candy

    Both shops offer delicious perspective on sweets

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Gay Witch Abortion play tonight on a floating raft in Nordeast

    Yes, you read it correctly. Cargo holds, vans, and street corners are simply too pedestrian for the duo of doom.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008
  • Calendar

    December 26, 2007
  • News

    March 1, 2006

    High Crimes

    Daniel Otto and his girlfriend just wanted to get loaded one summer night. Neither of them imagined that she would wind up dead and he would be charged with murder.

  • Arts

    June 6, 2001

    Musical Minimalism

    Michelle Hensley takes a bit of Broadway to the workhouse

  • News

    May 31, 2000

    Who Wants to be a Senator?

    Forget free trade with China, privatizing Social Security, and that pesky debate about campaign-finance reform. Hereís everything you really need to know about that gaggle of Minnesotans who are vying for a six-year stint in Washington.

  • Movies

    October 27, 1999

    Reality Bites?

    Boys Don't Cry and Music of the Heart offer radically different approaches to true stories

  • News

    October 6, 1999

    Life of the Party

    Death in the mines. Hunger marches. An FBI spy on every block. Minnesota's daughters of the revolution can tell you about it all. But first, have some coffee cake.

  • Art

    January 20, 1999

    Paint It Black

    Absence/Presence searches for the aesthetics of genocide; Thomas Hart Benton hits the road

  • Arts

    September 18, 1996