Temples With Drowners and Two Harbors First Avenue, Minneapolis April 24, 2014 It's both a blessing and a bit of a curse for a band's show to move to a bigger room in order to accommodate demand. Sure, the group's popularity is increasing at an unforeseen rate, but some folks bought tickets to see ... More >>
Deep blues comes to life on this raw, live cut featuring seven bands
Henry's Funeral Shoe is a duo from Ystrad Mynach, South Wales. Brothers Aled and Brennig Clifford perform raw, heavy guitar and drums fueled blues/punk rock inspired by records they grew up with, from classic rock to early Delta blues. They're the first U.K. band on Alive Naturalsound label, also th ... More >>
The Joy Formidable With A Place To Bury Strangers and ExitmusicFine Line, MinneapolisMarch 19, 2012It seems inconceivable that a young band like the Joy Formidable would already have two legendary local shows under their belt before their second album even comes out. But after last night's ince ... More >>
Los Campesinos! with Parenthetical GirlsVarsity Theater, MinneapolisSunday, January 29, 2012Los Campesinos! is an indie-rock band that hails from Cardiff, Wales -- which is pretty far removed from anything Latino-related implied by the name. The seven-piece ensemble drew a pretty big crowd for a ... More >>
So this is the new year And I have no resolutions For self assigned penance For problems with easy solutions - Death Cab for Cutie
What else is there for your foodie friends to do in the winter other than read, eat food, and read about food? Probably not much. Food books, therefore, are the perfect gift. Here's our selection of the best in local food books--available at independent book stores citywide. Minnesota Lunch: ... More >>
The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cold. Settle down with some local music this weekend.
Arctic sea ice is at the second-lowest point ever measured.About 11,500 years ago, at the tail end of the Pleistocene era, the Earth began to warm up. The planet's climate has fluctuated since time immemorial. But this period of climate change came less like a stone warming in the sun, and more l ... More >>
Yum, DSL- Digital Sushi LunchFights in the kitchen! Rockers pushing wine! And a contract that must be signed before getting a reservation? We take a look at five of the weirdest food stories kicking around the web this week.
Photos by Tony NelsonEllie Goulding August 4, 2011 Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis Ellie Goulding is pretty much pop royalty, and rightly so--beyond singing at the Royal Wedding in April, the electro-pop songstress knows how to command a stage with energy and snap. Her voice falls somewher ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessGruff Rhys and Y NiwlJune 8, 2011Triple Rock Social ClubWith all of the forlorn, self-seriousness pervading much of the modern music landscape these days, it was truly a treat to witness the jocular, lighthearted performances by Gruff Rhys and the Welsh quartet Y Niwl at the Tr ... More >>
Sure, we're used to PETA's attention-getting tactics, which more often than not include scantily clad women dressed in nothing but vegetables. But their latest approach, which has shown up on a billboard in Wales and is making its way to Canada, according to Diet Blog, compares feeding kids m ... More >>
I'll have the stir-fry, hold the Wikipedia.
We sat down with singer/guitarist Ryan Young for a quick five questions about what it means when you spend more time in a van than in your hometown.
The reflective woodsman will be sharing stage duties with... uh... the Indigo Girls, apparently.
Mark Olson lost his house and his wife, but hey—he's got a great new album
Jon Langford's American discoveries
Indiana anti-gay bills, a video iPod, painted teeth, the evolution of Kermit the Frog, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
Minnesota filmmakers remember the warm-weather flicks that got them hot (or bothered)
The battling Hitchens Bros. break bread, limbs At a literary festival in Wales last week, Hitchenses Christopher and Peter sat onstage together. An ordinary enough occurrence, you would think--except that the two polemicists hadn't spoken in four years, following an offhand (and still contended) jok ... More >>
How vaudeville, motion pictures, and hip hop came to Dinkytown through one controversial theater--now reopened with beds for seats!
The Broadway musical Jesse Ventura never wanted you to hear
The naked truth about putting together a regional showcase like the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. And a revealing body of blurbs about the best and the not-best of the fest.
A statewide student survey begs complex questions about date rape and gender
Christopher Lawrence makes U.S. trance music that's worth staying awake for
With Treader, Spring Heel Jack make an etude out of electronica
Kathryn Davis's The Walking Tour traces an errant vacation to the very roots of narrative
The Jungle portrays the scope of a small town; Pangea searches for the self in a faraway land
Choreographer Bill T. Jones focuses on form and aesthetics
When Santa cuts back on grant money, local theaters turn to their holiday shows to change coal into cash.
An excerpt from: Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes