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  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Girl Germs: Live Tribute to Women in Rock at First Avenue, 5/30/14

    What started as a dream from co-creators and curators Sally Hedberg and Dana Raidt became a reality last Friday evening. Girl Germs staged a takeover of the First Avenue mainroom, bringing seven local bands and host Lori Barbero of Minneapolis's own legendary Babes in Toyland to the stage in a tribu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Prof: If I can justify it and be smart enough, I can say anything

    Minneapolis rap troublemaker Prof has pushed all our buttons for over a decade now. A mixture of party-starters, gross-out tales, and personal exploration fills the three volumes of his Kaiser Von Powderhorn mixtape series, his King Gampo album, the Recession Music collaboration with St. Paul Slim, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Divine Fits at Varsity Theater, 4/4/13

    Divine Fits With Split Single Varsity Theater, Minneapolis April 4, 2013 As soon as word got out that Divine Fits affectionately name-checked Minneapolis in one of their initial singles, "Would That Not Be Nice," there has been a buildup to the moment when Britt Daniel would sing that wistful line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Glen Hansard at First Avenue, 9/29/12

    Glen Hansard First Avenue, Minneapolis September 29, 2012 At the start of Glen Hansard's enthralling two-hour set at First Avenue on Saturday night, the Irish singer/songwriter took a moment to say sorry to the crowd: "I feel like apologizing that we're playing such an early show tonight. Usually, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    The Mad Ripple Hootenanny at the Dowling Studio, 11/27/11

    The Mad Ripple Hootenanny November 27, 2011 The Dowling Studio at the Guthrie, Minneapolis Five years ago, Jim Walsh began the Mad Ripple Hootenanny in the basement of Java Jack's in South Minneapolis. The Hoot was then a ring of singer-songwriters, folk and non-folk and local big shots and up-and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    The Swell Season return to a sold-out State Theatre

    The Once co-stars were enchanting live.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Steely Dan at the Northrop: I saw your parents drunk!

    Steely Dan showcase a seminal album while your mother throws up in the bathroom.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    TwinCitiesTwitter keeps it local

    Finding local Twitter tweeps with something useful to say can be a challenge, but to locals have a new tool that solves the problem.

  • Music

    January 21, 2009
  • Music

    January 24, 2007

    Before the Law

    A lawyer, a bartender, a modern classical guitarist, and a drum teacher rock out in Cougar

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2006
  • News

    July 28, 2004

    I Hate 1984

    The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.

  • Music

    March 10, 2004

    Barred For Life

    The Hold Steady's high-voltage crunch happens to sound great in bars. But please don't call them a bar band.

  • Arts

    August 22, 2001

    Slim Boy, Phat

    Drummer JT Bates and his Fat Kid Wednesdays make a weighty impression on the local improv-jazz scene

  • Arts

    July 25, 2001

    Song Of Songs

    Barbara Sibley's all-encompassing love of music has inspired her to sacrifice her time, her blood, and a whole lot of shelf space. A look at record collecting as a metaphor for life--and life as a metaphor for record collecting.

  • News

    July 25, 2001

    Purple Hazy

    In the past year, Prince has become a Jehovah's Witness, bitched about the record industry, canceled a national tour, and delayed the release of his new CD. But he doesn't want to talk about it.

  • 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. Here’s 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

    Switching Gears

    Martin Scorsese accelerates his efforts, while David Lynch slows down to enjoy the scenery

  • Music

    August 20, 1997
  • News

    February 7, 1996

    Strange But True

    The Rank Strangers have terrific--if bizarre--chemistry, a trunkful of hooks, and a singer/songwriter who says he lives "in an Old Testament world." They may be the best local band you've never heard of.

  • Movies

    January 17, 1996