Higher costs and worse service loom on the horizon
The yacht-sailing Scottish royal couple were known as Lord and Lady, but nobody suspected they were on welfare
Without a doubt, Cher is the mistress of the long goodbye. About a decade ago, it was thought that she was hanging it up with a so-called "farewell tour." Then it was discovered some three years later that her star was brighter and more profitable than ever.If you're wondering why she occasioned to ... More >>
Four rap institutions are linking up for the Kings of the Mic tour later this year. Though LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, and De La Soul have wildly different pedigrees and styles (and levels of movie stardom), this is a lineup that just keeps giving. When one ponders the sheer number of hits th ... More >>
The decade-old phenomenon that was the Postal Service is coming to the Twin Cities later this year. A little while back, the team of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) announced they'd reform, play some shows, and Give Up would receive a deluxe 10th anniversary reissue in ... More >>
Never break the chain, folks. After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac is heading back out on the road for a 34-city tour. Between April 4 and June 12, much of the U.S. and Canada will receive visits from the British-American pop-rock legends.Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 isn't tied to a new release, but t ... More >>
A new type of cold war has taken over the tech world
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will
Minnesota music fans who were left despondent when Oasis broke up in 2009 got a bit of a boost when Liam Gallagher hastily assembled the remnants from his former group to form a new band, Beady Eye, who rolled through First Avenue in December. And now we finally have word that Liam's brother Noel, w ... 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 >>
Today 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to Village Voice and the classified ad site Backpage.com. The full page ad was published in the New York Times.
Photo by Nick VlcekAs Occupy Wallstreet and our own local version, OccupyMN, wear on, more and more Minnesota musicians are asserting themselves as vocal members of the 99%. Over the past few weeks, artists ranging from hip-hop acts Toki Wright, Sean Anonymous, and Guante to R&B maven Mayda t ... More >>
Shannah Henderson thinks she can handle anything Sheen throws at her. Literally.Who would want to be Charlie Sheen's social media intern? Shannah Henderson, that's who. The U of M junior is one of 50 finalists vying for the job, and the Lakeville native wants this. Bad. "I'd just love to ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonKaty Perry at First Ave in March 2009Following the same skyrocketing success arc as pop phenom Lady Gaga, who played the Fine Line and came back a year later to sell out two nights at the Xcel Center, Katy Perry is upgrading from filling the First Avenue Mainroom in 2009 to pl ... More >>
Franken: Keep it neutral.The compromise net neutrality rules just adopted by the FCC would prohibit broadband providers like Comcast and Qwest from blocking user access to websites and applications. But the measure won't do the same thing for wireless companies, and Al Franken smells censor ... More >>
Phoenix deputy's tale of being shot by drug smugglers doesn't add up
Exactly a month after announcing that LCD Soundsystem would play the Roy Wilkins Audiorium this fall, the venue has finally released details about the ticket price and sale date. The LCD Soundsystem show, which features openers Hot Chip, will take place on Saturday, October 23, and tickets will g ... More >>
National music blog Consequence of Sound is reporting that LCD Soundsystem will hit the road this fall for tour of Australia, the US, and the UK with Sleigh Bells and Hot Chip. The dance-tastic indie band, led by James Murphy, will come through St. Paul on October 23 to play Roy Wilkins Auditoriu ... More >>
After playing high-profile and headlining sets at Coachella, Glastonbury, Roskilde in Denmark, and Benicassim Festival in Spain, Gorillaz have announced a U.S. tour that will land them in Minneapolis on October 17. Tickets for their show at the Target Center will go on sale August 13, and the ban ... More >>
While final word on NIN's retirement ferments, the tour Trent Reznor mentioned in his "farewell" note has come to fruition.
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Norm Coleman's new job, by the numbers
The pay was low, but working for Ma Bell meant a worry-free retirement. Now Qwest is sending out the pension checks, and local retirees say they're getting the wrong number.