Last night, Rochelle Merrifield was watching a TV news report about the cop impersonator linked to two sexual assaults that occurred last weekend, including one near Dinkytown, when she realized she might've seen the suspect on November 13.THE BACKSTORY: U of M released wrong photo of alleged West B ... More >>
-- Update at bottom -- Authorities are looking for a man who allegedly lured a female University of Minnesota student into a black SUV early Sunday morning by posing as a police officer, then drove away and sexually assaulted her.SEE ALSO: U of M released wrong photo of alleged West Bank gunman Acco ... More >>
What he had hoped to be an interim closing has sadly proven permanent for Chai's Thai owner George Zheng. He spoke with the Hot Dish about his decision to shutter his beloved West Bank restaurant.See Also:Former Heidi's employees take to crowd-funding to replace lost wagesConfirmed: True Thai has cl ... More >>
Hip-Hop Harambee with International Reggae All Stars, Psymun & K.Raydio, Lizzo and Lazerbeak, Vandaam, Dred I Dread, Toki Wright & Big Cats, Devin the Dude, Shabazz Palaces and Big K.R.I.T.Nomad World Pub, MinneapolisSaturday, September 22, 2013The Hip-Hop Harambee once again provided a ... More >>
The Cedar Cultural Center has long been a somewhat unsung musical jewel of the West Bank of Minneapolis. But lately, the venue has been receiving some well-deserved praise for consistently hosting compelling, eclectic performances by genre-bending bands and musicians that run the gamut from indie-ro ... More >>
See Also: West Bank Music Festival with Astronautalis, 8/18/12 Wiping Out Thousands talk new album and free music ahead of West Bank Music Festival After giving Gimme Noise a brief progress report on the status of their debut full-length during a recent interview, Wiping Out Thousands have just ann ... More >>
It's not hard to get carried along with Cait Leary's infectious, easy energy. As the pop-folk-singer-turned-curator sits across from Gimme Noise over coffee, her eyes get big and she gesticulates with her hands. Tonight, Naked Third Thursdays, an acoustic songwriter series at the Acadia Cafe, c ... More >>
It's been another fine week filled with the tastiest of food news here at Hot Dish. Here are a few of the week's top stories.~In Chef Chat, we chatted up John Kraus of Patisserie 46 and discussed his recent victory in the Food Network Chocolate Challenge.~Another local makes the natio ... More >>
OPENColossal Cafe in St. Paul (City Pages review)Eli's East Food & Cocktails (City Pages review)Eat Street Social (City Pages preview)Eat Street PizzaThe Hole Sports LoungeOceanaire (new location)Turkey To Go (Minneapolis skyway)Uncle Moe's Deli and DraftsWest Bank DinerWhich Wich
It's hard to pinpoint exactly what makes Rana May, the West Bank comedian (who actually doesn't live on the West Bank anymore), so hilarious. Is it the scribbled graphs she makes to accompany her "informative" speeches on why we never should have had the American Revolution because England is awe ... More >>
What do we want? BRAINS! When do we want 'em? .....BRAINS!That's right, the time is nigh for throngs of eager young partiers to don their rattiest zombie apparel for the 7th annual Zombie Pub Crawl, which for the first time this year will expand to cover both St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood and ... More >>
Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>
CLAPS photo by Paul IrmiterWe've been posting all kinds of SoundTown coverage leading up to this weekend's festival, and today our SoundTown Series moves into the print edition for an interview with the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, who talked to Natalie Gallagher about why he likes playing festival ... More >>
WikipediaThe Central Corridor light rail will cross the Mississippi on the Washington Avenue Bridge.Driving back and forth between the East and West Bank campuses at the U of M is about to get trickier, because crews are going to start lane closures on Saturday related to light rail construct ... More >>
This month many were greatly saddened to see the Bedlam Theatre close its doors and move out of its West Bank location. However, sometimes you just can't keep a good thing down. Despite the fact that the theater, music venue, bar, and restaurant is in a transitory phase, the organization is op ... More >>
The 2010 "1968 Film Festival" will take place tomorrow at the Minnesota History Center, showcasing short films triggered by any and all things related to that crucial turning point in American history; the year 1968. And the best part is, it's sure to be educational, enlightening, and it is defin ... More >>
Photo by Jessica ArmbrusterIt's the pub crawl that not only refuses to die, but grows exponentially stronger each year. According to the crawl's official Facebook page, over 8,000 attendees have committed to rising from the grave to celebrate.
The Cedar Cultural Center and Palmer's are teaming up to present the West Bank Deep Blues Festival later this month, and have announced a portion of the lineup for July 22 and 23. See below for the scheduled acts, and keep an eye on both the Cedar's site and Palmer's MySpace page for more informa ... More >>
The yearly benefit will also serve as a centennial celebration for the Southern Theater.
Get hungry for brains, or at least some beer.
The prodigal sons return-- ex-Hockey Night members come back with a new label and a new sound.
Dance the night away with a sweet transvestite.
Combining new approaches to art and music, the Spark Festival gives Minneapolis a creative charge.
Make room for an extra helping of cynicism
...and other true tales from local musicians
Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.
Bring the family or don't bring the family: that is the question.
Bedlam Theater finds a friend in controlled chaos; the Praxis Group mounts an eight-hour Hamletmachine