• Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Temples at First Avenue, 4/24/14

    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 >>

  • Music

    November 28, 2012

    Bayport BBQ releases live festival album

    Deep blues comes to life on this raw, live cut featuring seven bands

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    June 28, 2012

    Henry's Funeral Shoe on the Charlie Sheen Fiat ad and Deep Blues Festival

    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 >>

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    April 18, 2012
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    March 20, 2012

    The Joy Formidable at the Fine Line, 03/19/12

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Los Campesinos! at the Varsity Theater, 1/29/2012

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: Mason Jennings, New Year's Eve, Kid Dakota, The Cloak Ox

    ​So this is the new year And I have no resolutions For self assigned penance For problems with easy solutions - Death Cab for Cutie

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    December 20, 2011

    5 great books for Minnesota foodies

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: Alison Scott, The Cloak Ox, White Light Riot, MN Music Bazaar

    ​The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cold. Settle down with some local music this weekend.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    University of Minnesota geologist on climate change study: "It's a warning"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    5 weird web food stories: August 15-19

    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.  

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Ellie Goulding at Fine Line, 8/4/11

    Photos by Tony Nelson​Ellie 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Gruff Rhys and Y Niwl at the Triple Rock, 6/8/11

    Photos by Erik Hess​Gruff 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Should PETA compare feeding kids meat to child abuse?

    ​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 >>

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    April 28, 2010
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    April 28, 2010
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    March 19, 2010

    I'll have the Wikipedia, please

    I'll have the stir-fry, hold the Wikipedia.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    5 Questions: Off With Their Heads sign with Epitaph, kick off tour tonight

    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.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Bon Iver announces summer tour dates

    The reflective woodsman will be sharing stage duties with... uh... the Indigo Girls, apparently.

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2008
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    November 7, 2007
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    July 12, 2007

    7/12 Morning Communiqué

    Canada leads industrial nations in marijuana use, corpses in the Tigris are putting Iraqi citizens off their carp, a contraceptive implant for dogs is a ... More >>

  • Music

    June 27, 2007

    Singing the Salvation Blues

    Mark Olson lost his house and his wife, but hey—he's got a great new album

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2006

    12/28 Morning Communiqué

    A common parasite makes women attractive and men stupid, German mothers delaying labor to get government cash, polar bears becoming end ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 15, 2006
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    February 8, 2006

    Immigrant Song

    Jon Langford's American discoveries

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2005

    10/06: Morning Communique

    Indiana anti-gay bills, a video iPod, painted teeth, the evolution of Kermit the Frog, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...

  • News

    June 29, 2005

    My Summer of Love

    Minnesota filmmakers remember the warm-weather flicks that got them hot (or bothered)

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2005

    Cain, meet Abel

    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 >>

  • Arts

    March 9, 2005

    Varsity Cheer

    How vaudeville, motion pictures, and hip hop came to Dinkytown through one controversial theater--now reopened with beds for seats!

  • News

    July 31, 2002

    The Body

    The Broadway musical Jesse Ventura never wanted you to hear

  • News

    April 3, 2002

    Skin Flicks

    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.

  • Books

    December 12, 2001

    Don't Ask, They Can't Tell

    A statewide student survey begs complex questions about date rape and gender

  • Music

    February 28, 2001

    Trance Across America

    Christopher Lawrence makes U.S. trance music that's worth staying awake for

  • Books

    February 7, 2001
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    September 13, 2000
  • Movies

    May 17, 2000
  • Music

    March 15, 2000

    Taming the Jungle

    With Treader, Spring Heel Jack make an etude out of electronica

  • Books

    December 1, 1999

    The Long March

    Kathryn Davis's The Walking Tour traces an errant vacation to the very roots of narrative

  • Arts

    November 24, 1999

    Home and the World

    The Jungle portrays the scope of a small town; Pangea searches for the self in a faraway land

  • Feature

    September 1, 1998

    Visible Vision

    Choreographer Bill T. Jones focuses on form and aesthetics

  • Arts

    December 10, 1997

    I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas

    When Santa cuts back on grant money, local theaters turn to their holiday shows to change coal into cash.

  • Movies

    April 2, 1997
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    March 12, 1997

    Ballads of a Thin Man

    An excerpt from: Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes