It's hard to categorize John Haine, aka Johnny Questionmark. The performer has the heart of a hip-hop artist, yet creates backing tracks that invite the listener to take a quick breath and dive in. On his new album Falling in Like, Johnny cultivates songs that has the same wooziness as you'd feel af ... More >>
Dave Harrington got to know Nicolas Jaar while playing in his touring band, but the duo gradually began writing experimental electronic material together as Darkside. Following a well-received debut EP, some singles, and a complete reworking of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories as Daftside, Darksid ... More >>
By Chris KozaRufus Wainwright once wrote "Along the bending path away, I smiled in knowing I'd be back one day." Perhaps he was talking about his return to Minnesota. The singer will be back in the Twin Cities for two shows this weekend to share his talents and charm at the Fitzgerald Theater. On th ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post ... More >>
Dave King has an all-caps approach to his creative existence. The Bad Plus drummer has so many projects whizzing around in his shaved dome that you should probably just consult his website to get the level of familiarity necessary. In short, he could put out albums in 2013 with Dave King's Trucking ... More >>
Mould's newest album embraces the raw power of his earliest work
See Also:The Bad Plus announce September release for Never StopSlideshow: The Bad Plus at Dakota Jazz ClubThe beauty of Upstate New York gets paired with forks jabbed into the innards of a grand piano for celebrated local jazz trio the Bad Plus' latest studio effort, Made Possible. And it's all on d ... More >>
The electro-synth-pop musician talks inspiration
Stewart Woodman's new venture goes healthy but doesn't feel trendy or preachy
In wake of suicides, schools face federal scrutiny
This week's cover story delves into the story of Daniel Levy, son of the Honeydogs' lead singer Adam Levy, who took his own life at only 21 earlier this year. Unsurprisingly, there are references to the father-son bond that pop up in lyrics back to when Daniel was a young child. Due to an enormou ... More >>
"African M Pulse," Obsidian Arts' new exhibit now showing at Pillsbury House, is a fascinating look at contemporary artists creating works by delving into, springing from, and, sometimes, deviating against African art traditions. It's a wonderful show that is worth checking out at the vibrant com ... More >>
Long-haired dreamer has profound effect on his siblings
All open Friday
You're front row, dead center at a show for your favorite band, they've just played your second favorite song, and you can't wait to hear what's next. There's a short pause in between songs--the singer thanks the crowd, the bassist cracks a private joke to the drummer, and meanwhile, in a matter ... More >>
DJs Jimmy2Times and Plain Ole Bill: "We just like really rowdy party music"
In part two of a double feature from MSNBC, Rachel Maddow calls out Tim Pawlenty for his recent trip to upstate New York.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared on MSNBC Wednesday to talk about how lonely and tough it is being the only Minnesota senator in Washington, D.C.
The ridiculously close results are leading both parties to scramble to both use and abuse the situation in Minnesota for political gain. The poor people in New York will soon be spinning and dizzy from all of the bickering that will likely follow.
Their latest tour is pointing them homeward bound
In anticipation of his show tomorrow night at the 400 Bar, Kathryn Savage interviews folk musician A.A. Bondy.
Lagoon Cinema, starts Friday
Well, the Twins certainly asserted themselves mightily today, beating the Seattle M's 8-4 after a 7-run first inning. The initial frame included a grand slam by one Michael Cuddyer. The game got so out of hand that Dan Gladden and Jack Morris started yakking about anything and everything (though the ... More >>
How do chefs think, and why do they do what they do? A challenge involving the humblest produce reveals all.
Cormorants: From the endangered species list to the hit list
'The Yes Men' erects a golden phallus for free trade
An Elegy for Elliott Smith, 1969-2003
The Destijl/Freedom From Festival of Music proves there's a world going on underground
Months After the Terrorist Attack in New York City, an Odd World Takes Shape
You Can Count on Me fulfills an old contract of honest storytelling
A series of workshops at the Playwrights' Center strips the dramatic process down to author, script, actor, and audience
Perseverance and patience to love in spite of the obstacles
You can say a lot about being single, but you can't say there aren't a lot of resources to meet other singles.