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  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Pour Decisions Brewing: Saying no to "me too" beers

    Kristen England and B.J. Haun have a lot of home-brewing experience between the two of them. When they decided to take the next step, they spent two-plus years drafting a business plan and choosing a location for what became Pour Decisions, the city of Roseville's first brewery. First scheduled to o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Roger Holland of Apple Valley allegedly murdered pregnant wife, attempted coverup

    Between Steven Johnson, Jeffrey Trevino, and Anthony Mitchell, the Twin Cities has already seen its yearly share of murderous man-on-woman violence between onetime lovers.The most recent instance happened last Thursday morning in Apple Valley, where Roger Holland, 36, allegedly murdered his pregnant ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013
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    January 17, 2013

    Local Frames: New videos from Now, Now, Chastity Brown, Free Energy, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

  • Movies

    August 29, 2012

    Julie Delpy Rocks New York

    Writer-director-actress takes on everything that's wrong with movies—and she's bringing Chris Rock

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    August 24, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: State Fair, Yeasayer, A. Wolf & Her Claws

    It's the last full weekend of August, summer is drawing to an end, but the music isn't. The Minnesota State Fair is back with various acts playing until Labor Day. Aby Wolf will take 7th Street Entry stage in celebration A. Wolf and Her Claws vinyl release. Meanwhile Yeasayer will be rocking the sta ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    Girls Got Rhythm Fest Day 2 at Amsterdam Bar, 5/12/12

    Girls Got Rhythm Day 2With Ronnie Spector, The 5.6.7.8's Nikki Corvette, Little Girls, Midnite Snaxxx, L'assassinsAmsterdam Bar & Hall, St. PaulSaturday, May 12, 2012Related:Slideshow: Girls Got Rhythm FestivalGirls Got Rhythm Fest Day 1 at Amsterdam Bar, 5/11/12As far as local music productions ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Howler and the art of mouthing off

    ​Say what you will about Howler, but they can probably say it better. For all of the local criticism the Minneapolis surf-garage act has received for not paying their dues or being too forthright, none of it seems to focus on their abilities as a live act. After personally experiencing them for th ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    The Small Cities stream With Fire; release it at Amsterdam

    ​The infectious rock stylings of the Small Cities get highlighted this weekend as the band releases a breakthrough of a new album, With Fire. Rob van Alstyne did an in-person interview with the guys recently, and whether or not there was giggling involved, there was plenty to tell. Read the story ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Low and Death Cab for Cutie team for tour

    ​Lovers of Death Cab for Cutie will get rewarded for showing up early starting in April when Low, our not-so-slow-core-no-more neighbors from Duluth, joins them for a spate of shows. This pairing is a huge coup for Low, who have steadily grasped more rock conventions in their work while ne'r negle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Wu Tang, Buffalo Moon, Keri Noble, Kevin Bowe

    ​ Start the year off right with a weekend of local music.

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    September 23, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: Peter Wolf Crier, Ani DiFranco, Mayda, Rural Alberta Advantage

    ​This change in weather must have brought along a wave of creativity...more CD releases this weekend!

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    September 7, 2011
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    September 2, 2011

    Amsterdam Bar & Hall pulls in a packed crowd for opening night

    Photos by Erik Hess​The term "soft opening" hardly seems like an accurate way to describe last night's bustling first night of business for St. Paul's newest venue, Amsterdam Bar & Hall. Even the mayor of St. Paul, Chris Coleman, showed up to celebrate his 50th birthday in the new space, along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Amsterdam Bar & Hall opens tonight for a preview with Red Pens and BNLX

    Photo by Dave Wiegardt​As we reported last week, the new downtown St. Paul music venue Amsterdam Bar & Hall is opening its doors for the first time tonight for a preview, which will feature performances by Red Pens, BNLX, and Lillian and the Harveys in addition to offering concertgoers the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Low release NYC subway-themed 'Especially Me' video

    ​Longtime audio/visual collaborators Low and local film and video director Phil Harder have churned out another stunning masterpiece together. The new clip for "Especially Me" -- from this year's C'Mon, the band's 9th full length release -- features vocalist/drummer Mimi Parker aboard a New Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Nice Purse discuss new record, play Kitty Cat Klub tomorrow

    Courtesy of Nice Purse​For such an impressive local band, Nice Purse are pretty modest about their success. By their own admission, they didn't set their sights high when they started, and they still maintain an air of not caring about their growing popularity. For their blend of garage, punk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Independent labels suffer loss of stock as Sony warehouse burns in London riots

    ​As London recovers from its third straight night of rioting, news is spreading back to the U.S. that over 150 record labels that use PIAS UK to distribute their physical stock abroad have likely lost huge amounts of inventory in a fire. A massive three-story Sony complex that housed the entirety ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Amsterdam will take over former Pop! St. Paul site

    First Fhima, then Pop!, now Amsterdam.​St. Paul's former Pop! at Sixth and Wabasha is turning into a nightclub/restaurant called Amsterdam run by Jon and Jarret Oulman, the father/son owners of the 331 Club. The Pioneer Press reports that the Oulmans recently leased the space and are hoping to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Bon Iver helping to curate new Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

    ​This is just about the MOST PITCHFORK THING we've heard about in a great while, but bear with us, it also seems pretty cool. Ye Old P4k announced today that they will be taking a swing at their first solo-run festival abroad (they have previously collaborated with Barcelona's Primavera Sound Fest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Beer dinners, caveman diets on this week's food calendar

    Awash in tasty German brews​The lead-up to a long weekend of Fourth of July tomfoolery is heavy on beer events, which will be handy for stretching out your stomach in anticipation of hot dogs and potato salad. Embrace it.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Kill-Me Kare Bare shares the "fun" that went into their new album

    ​I think Rebecca Black sums up Kill-Me Kare Bare's music best with her world-famous quote, "Fun, fun, fun."  The band even made a video promoting their album release, Just For Fun (hey, it's also in the title of their album) at Cause parodying Ms. Black's video.   While many new artists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Learn about beer, wine and raw milk this week in food

    Toast Salut's wine dinner​Start the month on a strong learning curve in a week filled with educational opportunities related to life's most important beverages: beer, wine, and milk.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Chooglin' head abroad for a two-week tour of France

    Photo by Dan Corrigan​Twin Cities boogie-rock favorites Chooglin' are about to head overseas again for the Spring thaw. Having traveled across Europe, including some festivals in Norway last year and a trip to the Netherlands, the band were invited back over the pond to do a small two-week tour of ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010
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    September 24, 2010

    Minneapolis is a test market for "I am a Mormon"

    www.mormon.orgDo you know Mormons?​Know a Mormon yet? The Mormon church's PR campaign has hit Minneapolis, in the form of a bunch of TV spots of normal folk who talk about their cool lives--and then casually mention "I'm a Mormon."

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    The best thing I ate this week

    Crowning a new banh mi king!​The best thing to come out of France's colonization of Vietnam is, arguably, the banh mi. The pitch-perfect sandwich marries a pillowy, delicately crusted baguette with meat (often pork) or mock meat, pickled and fresh veggies (carrots, cucumber, and usually cilant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Big Quarters replicate Run-DMC photo

    While heading home from a date in Berlin with Rhymesayers artists Freeway and Jake One, local hip-hop duo Big Quarters stopped in Paris and took a moment to recreate a classic Run-DMC photo in front of the Eiffel Tower. See below for Big Quarters' take on the photo (with special guest DJ Todda) as w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    LCD Soundsystem tickets finally on sale next week

    ​Exactly a month after announcing that LCD Soundsystem would play the Roy Wilkins Audiorium this fall, the venue has finally released details about the ticket price and sale date. The LCD Soundsystem show, which features openers Hot Chip, will take place on Saturday, October 23, and tickets will g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    LCD Soundsystem announce St. Paul date

    ​National music blog Consequence of Sound is reporting that LCD Soundsystem will hit the road this fall for tour of Australia, the US, and the UK with Sleigh Bells and Hot Chip. The dance-tastic indie band, led by James Murphy, will come through St. Paul on October 23 to play Roy Wilkins Auditoriu ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010
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    July 1, 2010

    New Prince album, '20Ten,' due out July 22

    ​Prince has a new album nearing completion (album artwork is above), which will be released July 22 in the US and July 10 in the UK. The 10-song collection, 20Ten, will be dispersed throughout in the UK via daily newspapers and magazines, with issues of England's Daily Mirror, Scotland's Daily Rec ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010
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    June 22, 2010

    World Cup's hottest breakfast spots for tomorrow's big game

    The breakfast of soccer (viewing) champions​Don't sit at home (or worse, go to work) and watch tomorrow's 9 a.m. World Cup doubleheader of USA vs. Algeria and England vs. Slovenia over soggy Cheerios and lukewarm coffee when plenty of local bars are opening their doors bright and early for die ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    France 44's Cheese Shop has lunch covered

    Need cheese? Need lunch? Look no further. France 44 has a killer cheese selection and all the goodies to make a killer sandwich, too.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Celebrity Eats: Mark Wheat

    How great is 89.3 The Current DJ Mark Wheat? So great that he responds to inquiries about his culinary habits by titling his email "Wheat eats."

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Valentine's Day: 18 great champagnes for every budget

    Whether you have $10 to spend or $300, here are some of the world's finest sparklers recommended by the Cities' best wine shops.

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    September 2, 2009
  • Restaurants

    August 5, 2009

    Tavern on France goes overboard with 400,000 menu options

    Restaurant ironically replaces pizza joint named after Italian word for "one"

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    August 5, 2009
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    May 13, 2009
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    March 18, 2009
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    May 14, 2008
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    January 16, 2008
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    April 4, 2007

    Port is the Answer?

    In which Dara seeks great Minnesota wine in all the wrong places, and finds it anyway

  • Restaurants

    March 3, 2004

    Salt: A Battery

    Great chefs know it: Quality salt adds taste and texture

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