Downtown Festival with Future Islands, Bear Hands, Hippo Campus, Nosaj Thing, and Moon Boots Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis September 27, 2014 With all the adversity and anguish that has served as inspiration to Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring over the years, a nagging sound issue at Skyway Theatre ... More >>
Are You Local? 2014 Featuring the Cloak Ox, Dave Simonett, John Mark Nelson, Gramma's Boyfriend, Black Diet, Step Rockets, Botzy, Teammates, and Jillian Rae First Avenue & 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis March 6, 2014 The fifth annual Are You Local? showcase was their biggest production yet, as t ... More >>
MN Original's new music program The Lowertown Line debuted on December 31 featuring the pickin' talents of Duluth's Trampled by Turtles. Now you can view the footage. As you can read in our print story on the matter, the show is an expanded venture that the Twin Cities Public Television folks hopes ... More >>
One of the best things about turning the calendar page over to September is the influx of new and classic fall beverages. Starbucks and Caribou pull out the old pumpkin spice latte (would it be so craveable if you could get it year-round?), the orchards start selling gallons of cider, and wine drin ... More >>
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See Also:Martin Dosh talks about reuniting Lateduster and touring EuropeAndrew Bird at First AvenueMartin Dosh has been a regular in the music community for many years. He weaves his way in and out of various projects, balancing all of that while being on the road with Andrew Bird pretty consistentl ... More >>
Longtime Twin Cities performance artist Patrick Scully dreams of a Minneapolis where the freedom to swim or sunbathe naked symbolizes "a culture that appreciates rather than fears the body."But Hennepin County prosecutors want him to keep his appreciation of the birthday suit-clad human form away fr ... More >>
Photo by Dave CarrollThe rising Duluth folk-bluegrass outfit Trampled by Turtles performed five songs, including a Bob Dylan cover, on this past weekend's episode of A Prairie Home Companion. The long-running public radio sketch show, helmed by the Lake Wobegon staple Garrison Keillor, migrated n ... More >>
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Why won't anyone finish publishing Walt Whitman's letters?
What do you do with a book that absolutely nobody in his right mind wants to put out?
Former Beach Boy Brian Wilson leaves the California shore to journey into a darker state of mind
Let us now praise nameless peaceniks and hippies
Graham Robb uncovers the many mysteries of being gay in the 19th century
Gods, ghosts, and William and Henry James
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Vidiot savant Joe Bob Briggs drops some scary science for Halloween
We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.
L.I.E. peeps on the shadier side of suburbia
Sam Shepard flails; Aurora Fire flames; Burning House Group fabulates
The never-ending showdown between a relentless poetic provocateur and the back-patting literary establishment that shudders at the very sound of his name
Stirring up envy in the suburbs
Two albums devoted to Woody Guthrie discover new notes in the people's music. Does the song remain the same?
Bang a Gong: Harry Partch on one of his musical contraptions.
It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Dealer (Robert Rosen, left) and Alligator Boy (Steven Epp) cavort with a puppet friend in a subterranean netherworld.
Kerouac and In Their Own Voices