In the wake of a recent spate of high-profile crimes, many University of Minnesota students are calling for an increased police presence, and officials say they're doing all they can to keep campus safe.SEE ALSO: U of M student says she saw creepy cop impersonator on West Bank earlier this month Non ... More >>
Scares and laughs aplenty at the Southern Theater's horror showcase
As anyone who has walked through the Soviet Union-esque concrete jungle that is the West Bank can attest, the University of Minnesota isn't the epitome of beauty.SEE ALSO: Two U of M students caught having sex inside the Bell Museum But one of the ugliest campuses in the country? Given the prettines ... More >>
West Bank underground venue Medusa has bit the dust after five-and-a-half years. The space, located near the Cedar-Riverside LRT stop, was an extension of the vibrant house show community in the Twin Cities, and provided a grimier alternative to the traditional (and fully licensed) clubs.Because the ... More >>
It's hard to believe with the reputation it now holds that there was a time when the Twin Cities wasn't booking too many hip-hop acts. Once we were still flyover country to many of the national touring acts, and the local underground scene had yet to rise to prominence and prove the power of homegro ... More >>
In a day or so, perhaps even sooner, you'll be sick of trying to "get creative" with whatever odd scraps of holiday leftovers are still lingering in your fridge and definitely not in the mood for more carbs, cream cheese, or cookies. It's that post-holiday battle with lethargy and we want to he ... More >>
See Also:First Avenue's 20 best concerts: The complete listFirst Avenue's 20 best concerts: Readers' picksAugust was sweltering, but we found the best way to beat the heat with concerts that were even hotter than it was outside. In some cases they were outside -- so just think about the thermometer- ... More >>
See Also: West Bank Music Festival lineup and schedule Would you listen to Red Fox Grey Fox? If you know Peter Miller, you probably know him as the frontman for local band We Are the Willows. Miller's jarring falsetto, as child-like as it is haunting, sweeps listeners along in wistful, dreamy songs. ... More >>
Related:Cedar Cultural Center named best world music venueAnyone who has ever seen a show within the cozy confines of the Cedar Cultural Center knows that the West Bank music venue is one of the best rooms in town. And now, for the fourth year in a row, the club will bring the music outside to their ... More >>
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Every Twin Cities resident with taste buds can attest to the fact that we have one of the most vibrant and varied restaurant scenes in the country. In fact, it may be a little too varied- How is a regular person supposed to be able to afford sampling from all of the amazing local ... More >>
Playwright Aditi Kapil juggles dishes from many culturesLocal playwright Aditi Kapil is in a unique position: Her new play Agnes Under the Big Top: A Tall Tale will be staged simultaneously next month at Mixed Blood Theater and Long Wharf Theatre in Connecticut. The play, an international fab ... More >>
The sixth annual Zombie Pub Crawl is upon us: On October 9, 2010, the biggest incarnation of the undead fest yet will take over the West Bank, culminating with a party at Cabooze headlined by Har Mar Superstar.
Soon-to-be homeless theater at helm of two festival performances
photo via Bedlam Theatre's Facebook pageWord came through yesterday that the Bedlam Theatre has received notice to vacate its current home on the West Bank due to long-planned development initiatives. The theatre has been operating under a month-to-month lease since moving into the building in 20 ... More >>
Newcomers prepare to release their first CD
The posting on the Bedlam's site is rather brief and mysterious, but color us intrigued: A cast of performers will present the work of Radiohead "in an intimate cabaret style with lots of special surprises" this evening at the West Bank theater space. Not to be confused with local Radiohead cover ... More >>
Saying goodbye to the Prairie Home Companion musician
Music and food from Landon, Cornbread, and Caddilac, plus beers from the makers of Hell or High Watermelon Wheat and Brew Free or Die IPA.
No, not all at the same time.
City Councilwoman Lisa Goodman says binge drinking is a problem among minors
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
What bugs Jimmy more than the sun? Winter. That’s what.
Put on the robe, light up the firepit. We're having a pagan ritual tonight.
Is the Minneapolis Park Board considering selling a prime parcel on the Mississippi?
Why a smoking ban won't work
A DJ for every club, a mic for every stage: Five days in our own hip hopolis
Ah, the fall rituals of the Prairie!
Developers visit the Gas Works and see a plush high-rise, but neighbors envision a meadow
Wings of desire: Melissa Hronkin explores artistic vision and beekeeping in her installation The Absurd Hero: test flight #2
The education bill's dead; long live the education bill