F&H Acquisition Corp. has hit hard times. The Wichita-based company that owns 35 Champps Americana restaurants including several in Minnesota, has fallen into considerable debt and recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, reports the Wichita Business Journal.F&H acquired Champps in 200 ... More >>
The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>
Thank goodness it's National Hot Dog Day, because the mere thought of a hamburger is churning our stomachs.Minnesota-headquartered Cargill, Inc., which processes beef under Cargill Beef in Wichita, Kansas, announced yesterday a recall of nearly 30,000 pounds of ground beef from a Pennsylvania plant ... More >>
Glen Campbell Mystic Lake Casino, Prior LakeFriday, April 13, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here. In the song "True Grit," recorded for the 1969 John Wayne film of the same name, Glen Campbell sings that a man with true grit is someone who's kind, someone who is fearless. But perhaps a more ... More >>
As the Doomtree crew are all getting psyched for their sprawling 2-month-long U.S. tour which starts tomorrow night, they dropped a lighthearted, no-frills video for "Bangarang," one of the most rousing tracks on their recent No Kings album. The clip features all the members of the Doomtree colle ... More >>
"An evening with Philip Glass... Just an evening?!"
By what I'm reading on everybody's online twits, the cool thing this week for a band to do is to pack up their van and skinny jeans and head south to Austin, Texas to razzle and dazzle the flocks of hipsters at the SXSW attention contest. As an alternative, frenetic spazz rock combo, STNNNG will ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenThe JayhawksJanuary 29 and 30, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisAfter easing into their set on Saturday night, the Jayhawks were off and running for a two-night stand that found them finishing with a double-encore on Sunday evening and looking hesitant to leave the stage that the ... More >>
You'll love the way we fill our cabin with smoky fumes.Delta Flight 4086 to Wichita was taxiing at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport yesterday with 43 people aboard when a smelly haze filled the cabin, setting off smoke detectors in the lavatory and causing pilots to abort the takeoff. Patrick Ho ... More >>
Dude, just stop talking
Photos by Steve CohenWe'll have a full recap of all three Jayhawks shows at First Avenue tomorrow, but for the time being: If you aren't already planning on going tonight, GO TONIGHT. Last night's performance veered toward transcendence several times, as the band played a lengthy regular set in a ... More >>
Photo by Erik Hess"Ben is kind of The Dude....he's a maniac and he holds it down so hard." High praise from Stef Leron "POS" Alexander, but drummer Ben Ivascu lives up to the hype every single time he plays. And chances are that he's playing right now. In a set of cities blessed with some o ... More >>
Campbell sparkles Grand Casino as only a Rhinestone Cowboy can.
Campbell may have knocked Tucker's teeth out in their '81 match, but the old man's 73 now while Tucker's a spry 51. Gonna be a nail-biter, folks.
After the murder of late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in Kansas this weekend, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota is accepting additional security from the U.S. Marshals Service.
Screw Dick Clark. Let's jump in front of a train and punch a cop!
Absurd bagpipes and half-assed prog retreads sink the White Stripes' latest manifesto
Cloud Cult peer into the foggy border between this world and the next
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In the mid-'90s, Semisonic Shopped Their Single to Top 40 Stations, Answered Idiotic Interview Questions, Played Countless On-Air Jams, and Ended Up Feeling Like They Got Played--Even When Their Album Didn't. In Jacob Slichter's New Book, the Drummer Expl
American musical taste gets bland; Robert McNamara gets angry; the President gets naked
The naked truth about this summer's radio singles
Lynn Woodward sold men's clothing, made millions in real estate, and raced Corvettes at 120 mph. Now he dreams of a car-free society.
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NORWEST FINDS THE BRIGHT SIDE OF POVERTY
How Americans are made to say the right thing.