Slowdive Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis Friday, October 31, 2014 Seeing on the internet that English shoegaze act Slowdive had sold out downtown Minneapolis's Fine Line Music Cafe restored my faith in humanity. Sure, the Fine Line only holds around 800 people, but the fact that a niche band that ... More >>
Low might've been the sharpest-dressed band of the Halloween season during Friday's opening set for Slowdive at the Fine Line in Minneapolis. The Duluth experimental rock trio donned facial hair, cowboy hats, and shades, and added bright-green fur to their instruments to become the spitting image of ... More >>
The next time you're waiting for your flight to unload at MSP Airport, look out the window for a bald bag handler with a ZZ Top beard. You see him? That's Eric Wickstrom. He earns $12 an hour and can count himself among the luckier airport workers because he doesn't earn $8. See also:Fast-food ... More >>
On September 20, Minnesota will wage war with Wisconsin the best way we know how: by pitting our top breweries against theirs in a tasting competition for bragging rights. This year marks the third annual Border Battle Beer Fest and the grounds in Somerset have expanded accommodations to make a we ... More >>
Round one of Coachella is over and damn, was it a good one! We're all soar, sunburned and smiling. Here's the best of what we saw during another memorable weekend in Indio.See also:The 50 most beautiful people at Coachella
Photos by Nikki MillerZZ Top August 11, 2011 Mystic Lake Casino "Can we play some bluuuues for you tonight?" growls Billy Gibbons, his lanky body adorned in a sparkly black Nudie suit, Dusty Hill to his right, similarly adorned, and Frank Beard behind them both on a skull-decorated, double- ... More >>
No jokeA year ago, Steve Moore went viral. A video of his band, Rick K. & The Allnighters, had lain dormant on YouTube for years before an enterprising joker retitled it "this drummer is at the wrong gig." As of this writing, the video has been viewed 10,685,489 times. Shortly after the v ... More >>
Written by Zach Zins of Chooglin'Arriving in ParisTours begin in a haze. There are the stresses of planning, packing, and leaving work; there's the sadness of leaving your spouses, lovers, friends, and family behind; and all is cut with the excitement of seeing new places and playing for new fa ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerBrooks & Dunn at Xcel Energy Center Dear Brooks & Dunn, (Well, mostly Ronnie Dunn.) I'm sorry I said all those nasty things about you.
Note: You can see Rick K. & The Allnighters performing from today through Sunday at Grand Casino Hinckley. More information can be found at the band's website, and on Steve Moore's website.The video of a shiny-jacketed cover band playing ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man" at an outdoor pavilion in Te ... More >>
The Vikings choke last night means that a 74-year-old farmer from Welch will keep his vow and probably die with a beard.
Concert attendees are in for some extended jams this evening.
Macalester College Springfest lineup announced, Aerosmith and ZZ Top to play Xcel & Prince loves him om Selma Hayek.
Next month is gearing up to be a crazy time for live shows. Here's a list to help you plan out a successful Rocktober 2008.
Country-blues-folk musician Joe Ely has been performing for roughly four decades. He's probably best known for his work with the Flatlanders, the Lubbock, Texas bred band that also includes Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock. The trio recorded a single album in 1972 that became legendary, in part ... More >>
Tres Hombres is that it sucks. My vinyl copy of ZZ Top's finest album (Deguello is a close second) is very beat up and in fact produces very little sound at all--like I have to turn the volume knob way, way up just to get it to hear it. Of course ZZ Top should always be played at a decent volume, so ... More >>
Polyglot guitarist (and former Bar Mitzvah session man) Tim Sparks pulls a chair up to the rebbe's table
Beyond the grandstand at Canterbury Park, where horseracing isn't the only religion
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We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life
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A tragic accident, underpaid, overworked personal-care attendants, and one pissed-off patient
Trans Am crosses the sentiments of a low-budget skin film with the sound of Rush processed through an Atari 2600
Local TV news groupies, hormone-charged Midway mavens, and that old fall feeling
A documentary show at the Minnesota Historical Society captures the state of the state, one second at a time
With a new lineup and reissued back catalog, the last great punk band of the '80s gets lost on the freeway again