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Mystery machines

Published August 10, 2011

What: Mystery Palace When: 9 p.m., Friday Where: 7th St. Entry (701 N. First Ave.) Mystery Palace founder Ryan Olcott touts a laudable local pedigree. The Twin Cities musician spent the bulk of the...

Take note of that bewildered face on Aziz Ansari. Youll be wearing it twenty minutes into the viewing.

Failing to deliver

Published August 10, 2011

âÄú30 Minutes or LessâÄù DIRECTED BY: Ruben Fleischer STARRING: Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride and Nick Swardson RATED: R SHOWING: Area theaters In the brief 83 minutes of...

In this publicity image released by Fox Searchlight, Brit Marling portrays Rhoda Williams in a scene from Another Earth. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight)

Welcome to Earths

Published August 3, 2011

âÄúAnother EarthâÄù DIRECTED BY: Mark Cahill STARRING: Brit Marling, William Mapother RATED: PG-13 SHOWING: Uptown Theatre (2906 Hennepin Ave.) When Mark Cahill and Brit Marling discuss...

The Civil Wars announce November 9 show at Minneapolis’ State Theatre

Published August 1, 2011

Back in April, I had never heard of The Civil Wars. As a matter of fact, I currently still remain fairly in the dark about this little known but apparently adored duo. The group sold out three Minneapolis...

CD roundup — Moonface and Fountains of Wayne

CD roundup — Moonface and Fountains of Wayne

Published July 27, 2011

âÄúOrgan Music Not Vibraphone Like IâÄôd HopedâÄù Artist: Moonface Label: Jagjaguwar Records Spencer Krug is cut from a different cloth than other indie-rock powerhouses. ItâÄôs...

Joey Ryan (center) and his bandmates are appropriately all smiles.

Pop art

Published July 27, 2011

What: Joey Ryan and the Inks (Album release show) When: Saturday, July 30, 9 p.m. Where: Triple Rock Social Club (629 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis) Cost: $8 This past May, the men of Minneapolis pop-rock quintet...

After ten years with Radio K, Out of Step, a punk themed radio show is moving to a podcast.

Out of line

Published July 20, 2011

  What: Out of Step RadioâÄôs 10th anniversary party When: 8 p.m., Wednesday, Where: Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis Back in May, Adam Mehl started patching together the...

Wes Winship of Co Exhibitions explains the ideas behind, “Trust me!” which is on display through August 6th.

A matter of trust

Published July 20, 2011

      What: âÄúTrust Me!âÄù When: Now through August 6 Where: CO Exhibitions Graphic designer and Minneapolis native Adam Garcia has made a career out of creatively mining...

Harry, Ron and Hermione have the end in sight.

Review: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”

Published July 13, 2011

  âÄúHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part IIâÄù DIRECTED BY: David Yates STARRING: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson RATED: PG-13 SHOWING: Area theaters Two hours....

Church of rock

Church of rock

Published July 13, 2011

      What: Black Church Service     When: 8 p.m., Friday   Where: 7th Street Entry, 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis     The men of Minneapolis blues-rock quartet...

Paul (left) and Joe DeGeorge are clearly in violation of the canon with that dinosaur.

Harry Potter and the rock band for hire

Published July 6, 2011

  What: Harry and the Potters When: 6 p.m., Wednesday Where: Triple Rock Social Club (629 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis)    The currency-sucking vacuum of J.K. RowlingâÄôs âÄúHarry...

Matt Pryor (front right) isnt as brooding as this picture would have you believe.

Grown up kids

Published July 6, 2011

  What: The Get Up Kids When: Sunday, 8 p.m. Where: Triple Rock Social Club (629 Cedar Ave. S Minneapolis) When the pop-punk overlords of The Get Up Kids slowly descended toward their initial breakup,...

Minnesota Zoo will keep concert series and IMAX running regardless of Government shutdown.

Published June 30, 2011

While the Minnesota Zoo unfortunately may have to close its park during the peak-attendance season, their entertainment services will remain in full swing should today's pending government go through.  Blockbuster...

Tender is the night

Tender is the night

Published June 29, 2011

What: Night Moves When: Saturday, July 2 Where: Kitty Cat Klub (315 14th Ave. SE) The contemporary music landscape is draped with bands of easily definable parameters. ItâÄôs not just that the...

Comedian Moshe Kasher looks like a gay Hitler. His words, not ours.

Try to keep up

Published June 29, 2011

  What: Moshe Kasher When: June 27 through July 2 (8 p.m. weekdays, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. weekends) Where: Acme Comedy Club (708 N. First Street) Comedian and Oakland native Moshe Kasher has traversed...

The brilliance and boredom of Beyonce Knowles

The brilliance and boredom of Beyonce Knowles

Published June 22, 2011

  Beyoncé âÄî âÄú4âÄù Label: Columbia Records Top 40 has witnessed a feminine renaissance in the past several years, and Beyoncé has led this parade...

Teen wolves

Teen wolves

Published June 22, 2011

  What: Howler When: Friday 9 p.m. Where: Triple Rock Social Club (629 Cedar Avenue) Jordan Gatesmith has never been to England. In fact, heâÄôs never left the country. While continuing to...

Get the new Bon Iver album early tonight at Electric Fetus

Published June 20, 2011

For an artist who arrived doused in the solemnity of winter months, it seems like this summer may belong to Justin Vernon and the woeful sounds of Bon Iver. The Eau Claire native and indie rock superstar...

A creative clan

A creative clan

Published June 15, 2011

  What: âÄúMoments ExtendedâÄù When: Now through July 10 Where: Stevens Square Center for the Arts (1905 3rd Ave. S. Children can have some lofty career ambitions. By the time most...

Actors Steven Meerdink (left) and Joseph Bombard (right) get low.

Dirty Dancing

Published June 15, 2011

What: âÄúDirty Rotten Scoundrels âÄú When: Now through June 26 Where: Illusion Theater (528 Hennepin Ave.) Frank OzâÄôs 1988 comedic tale of two swindlers amid a luxurious French...

Surly throws party in celebration of “Destination Brewery” bill’s passing

Published June 12, 2011

There will be a lot of pint glasses and tall boys clinking in celebration next weekend at Surly Brewery's Brooklyn Center headquarters.  In the wake of the "Destination Brewery" bill's success at...

“Innuendo” by Abstract expressionist James Wrayge is happening at Rosalux Art Gallery now through June 25.

Hidden in the hues

Published June 8, 2011

  What: âÄúInnuendoâÄù When: Now through June 25 Where: Rosalux Art Gallery, 1224 Second St. N.E. Even with a wealth of local gallery spaces, abstract expressionism seems to be an...

CD Roundup — Fucked Up and Cults

Published June 8, 2011

  âÄúDavid Comes to LifeâÄù Artist: Fucked Up Label: Matador Records Across two critically heralded full-length albums and 50-plus singles since their 2002 beginning, Fucked Up is...

Gears and Galleries

Gears and Galleries

Published June 1, 2011

  What: Bike Art VI When: June 2nd through June 22nd    Where: Altered Esthetics (1224 Quincy Street NE) In the Twin Cities, biking is more than transportation -- itâÄôs a culture...

SONY DSC

“Live” and let die

Published June 1, 2011

  What: Six Months to Live When: Fri. 7:00 p.m.  Where: Triple Rock Social Club (629 Cedar Ave S) The musicians in MinneapolisâÄô âÄúSix Months to LiveâÄù are too old,...

Zach Galifianakis (center) and Ed Helms (left) bring the films few laughs.

Drunk and Disorderly

Published May 25, 2011

t probably wasnâÄôt too hard for audiences to extend their suspension of disbelief amidst hyper-buffoonery in the first âÄúHangoverâÄù film âÄî director Todd PhillipsâÄô...

Little big rock

Published May 25, 2011

  What: Little Man with Red Pens and The Rockford Mules When: 9 p.m., Friday Where: The Turf Club,1601 University Ave. W., St. Paul Chris Perricelli subscribes to the less-is-more mentality for rock...

Anthony Hopkins as Odin bestows celestial wisdom to Chris Hemsworths Thor, left.

Ride the lightning

Published May 5, 2011

âÄúThorâÄù DIRECTED BY: Kenneth Branagh STARRING: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins RATED: PG-13 SHOWING: Area theaters Marvel Studios made a gutsy move signing on Kenneth...

Elite Gymnastics James Brooks and Josh Clancy croon over their beats.

The electronic “Elite”

Published April 28, 2011

  WHO: #LIFE #RARE: A Music Video Party Experience with How To Dress Well and Elite Gymnastics WHEN: 10 p.m., Saturday WHERE: Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis Minneapolis electronic...

Lee Poulis as Heathcliffe an  Sara Jakubiak as Catherine emote as much Bernard Herrmanns work will allow.

The highs and lows of “Wuthering Heights”

Published April 21, 2011

What: Wuthering Heights When: 7:30 p.m., tonight and Saturday Where: The Ordway Center, 345 Washington St., St. Paul âÄúWuthering HeightsâÄù can be a hard pill to swallow for modern audiences....

Big kid stuff

Big kid stuff

Published April 14, 2011

What: The Itch that Burns When: Now through May 25 Where: Pink Hobo Gallery (507 E. Hennepin Ave) NortheastâÄôs Pink Hobo Gallery can feel more like a grade-school clubhouse than an art gallery....

Show Review- Destroyer @ The Cedar

Published April 13, 2011

Destroyer’s Tuesday night performance at the Cedar Cultural Center really made me hate the fact that they don't have more fans. I’m not saying this because I place a high premium on the Vancouver act...

Fleet Foxes coming to the State Theater

Published April 12, 2011

Indie folksters and unquestionable lovers of summer Fleet Foxes have extended their upcoming tour with an additional slew of dates, including a stop at Minneapolis' State Theater on July 17. Tickets go...

Hanna looks toward the kill

Kitty can scratch

Published April 7, 2011

âÄúHannaâÄù DIRECTED BY: Joe Wright STARRING: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett RATED: PG-13 SHOWING: Area theaters Joe WrightâÄôs assassin flick âÄúHannaâÄù...

One, Two, Three, Floor!

One, Two, Three, Floor!

Published March 31, 2011

What: The 4onthefloor vinyl release show When: 9 p.m.,Saturday Where: Triple Rock Social Club, 629 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis The whisky-tinged tracks of Minneapolis rockers The 4onthfloor likely stick...

Patrick Stickles, second from the left, and his raucous group of losers will open for Bright Eyes at First Avenue Tuesday and Wednesday.

The jewel of Jersey

Published March 31, 2011

What: Bright Eyes with Titus Andronicus When: 7:30 p.m., April 4 and 5 Where: First Avenue (701 N. First Ave.) Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles talks about rock âÄònâÄô roll in...

Eddie Vedder coming to the Orpheum Theatre in July

Published March 25, 2011

Pearl Jam frontman and flannel aficionado Eddie Vedder will be making a stop in Minneapolis July 2nd in support of his forthcoming album, “Ukulele Songs.” It may not be the raucous sort of material...

Is this it?

Is this it?

Published March 24, 2011

The Strokes - âÄòAnglesâÄô Label: Modular Records Did The Strokes anticipate the magnitude of âÄúIs This ItâÄù when they were making it? Three albums later, it is beginning...

Foer stands tall with his major award.

Remember! Remember!

Published March 24, 2011

What: Joshua Foer When: 7:30 p.m., today Where: Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis Why remember anymore? That is the quandary at the center of journalist Joshua FoerâÄôs...

Michael Showalters affinity for cats is only matched by his love of spiritual rock group Creed.

Putting on the “Funny Pants”

Published March 10, 2011

What: Michael Showalter When: Sunday, March 13, 9:00 p.m.   Where: Varsity Theater (1308 Fourth Street southeast) Cost: $14 Michael Showalter is not a comedian. He is a professor âÄì...

Just frontman Thom Fox naturally appears more blue-collard than rock star.

Anyone can play guitar

Published March 3, 2011

What: Just (A Radiohead Project) and Rattle And Hum When: March 3, 9 p.m. Where: LeeâÄôs Liquor Lounge, 101 Glenwood Ave. It sounds downright foolish to use the word ambition in regards to a cover...

Gayngs ringleader looks effortlessly cool in front of his group’s signature emblem.

Going out “West”

Published March 3, 2011

Gayngs Affiliyated Showcase When: March 6, 7:30 p.m. Where: First Avenue, 701 First Ave. N. Christmas comes early each year for the music buffs and cinephiles of Austin, Texas. Every March, the cityâÄôs...

BNLX dishes out new track, tease at EP

Published March 1, 2011

While this may be a bit of a late mention when all things "Minneapolis blogosphere" are considered, I feel the word-of-mouth machine on the U of M campus can still use a bit of a nudge in regards to local...

Frontman Cullen Omori, center, will lead the group to the Triple Rock on Thursday.

Wild, wild Westerns

Published February 24, 2011

Who: Smith Westerns When: February 24, 8 p.m. Where: Triple Rock Social Club (629 Cedar Ave. S.) ChicagoâÄôs team of barely legal rockers, Smith Westerns, are currently basking in hipster adoration...

Growing pains

Published February 24, 2011

What: You are not a Dinosaur When: Now through March 17 Where: Vine Arts Center (2637 27 Ave. S.) Growing up is a drag. This doesnâÄôt wholly pertain to the inevitable reality of matured obligations....

Low releases trailer for new album

Published February 21, 2011

Duluth-based slow-jammers Low released a trailer on Friday for their forthcoming album, "C'mon," which will be released April 12 on Sub Pop Records. The group's ever-busy frontman Alan Sparhawk gives a...

Local trio The Color Pharmacy will be playing at Triple Rock Social Club on Friday night.

Over-the-counter rock

Published February 17, 2011

  What: The Color Pharmacy When: 10 p.m., Friday Where: Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Avenue S.   The digital era has birthed an odd advent of rapid genre trends. So itâÄôs understandable...

Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project Curator Tricia Khutoretsky sets up artwork Wednesday to be displayed in the “Navigating the Aftermath” collection at the Regis Center for the Arts. The collection focuses on the ongoing struggle in Iraq and will open Friday.

The art of war

Published February 17, 2011

What: Navigating the Aftermath When: Tomorrow, Feb. 18 Where: Regis Center for Art ItâÄôs getting harder each week to keep the disheartening headlines of today in order. Amidst our polarized domestic...

Who Should Win at the 53rd Annual Grammys

Published February 12, 2011

  The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will be airing this Sunday on CBS. Judging by the psychedelic paisley patterns dominating this year's promo material, I'd say the industry figureheads that comprise...

A lonely heart’s guide to Valentine’s Day season

Published February 10, 2011

The impending ValentineâÄôs Day weekend tends to have its share of naysayers. There are those Noam Chomsky apostles who decry their seasonal distaste for the capitalist-fueled agenda behind a holiday...

Jack Ventimiglia of Housepet kicks back at his apartment on Saturday in downtown Minneapolis.

Pet sounds

Published February 10, 2011

Housepet When: Feb. 10 Where: Aster Café (125 Main Street S.E.)   The market has been biting onto the whole âÄúsongwriter in exileâÄù archetype for the past few years....

Kaleidoscope Sounds

Published February 10, 2011

Cut Copy Album: âÄúZonoscopeâÄù Label: Modular Records Electronic bands are a blast for audiophiles. This largely stems from the technical invitation being offered to the listener. Sure,...

Artist Kate Johnson holds her clay jar Saturday that will be on display in the Online (Dis)connect exhibit at Altered Esthetics from February 3-Feburary 24. This group exhibit addresses modern online social networking and communication.

Staying Connected

Published February 3, 2011

What: Online (Dis)connect When: Feb. 3 - Feb. 24 Where: Altered Esthetics Fifteen years ago, the social thread of the Internet was still largely a text-based exchange. It was a meta-space where the dweebs...

Songs from the swamp

Published February 3, 2011

What: Shrek: The Musical When: Now through Sunday Where: Orpheum Theatre (824 Hennepin Avenue)   Even though the last two installments dragged the âÄúShrekâÄù franchise through some...

SNL opens with a Michele Bachmann lampooning

Published January 30, 2011

While the massive (albeit it personally confusing) man-crush I harbor towards Jesse Eisenberg was enough of a motivation to tune into NBC's "Saturday Night Live" last night, the show's cold-opener held...

CD Roundup — Destroyer, Iron & Wine

Published January 27, 2011

Destroyer âÄî Kaputt Label: Merge Records   Over the course of DestroyerâÄôs nine LPs, Toronto-based musician Dan Bejar has perpetually conjured up varied degrees of British pop tradition....

A little more than luck

A little more than luck

Published January 27, 2011

What: SooVACâÄôs 2011 âÄúGet LuckyâÄù Gala When: Saturday Jan. 29 Where: SooVAC Gallery   It is a crushing reality in the art world (as in almost any creative or professional...

Actors Timothy Otte and Sarah Frazier tend to alterations in A Very Lovely Dress, the productions dramatic highlight.

Political parts

Published January 20, 2011

What: Raucous Caucus When: Today and Jan. 27 Where: Bryant Lake Bowl 810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis   It can be easy to curb any enthusiasm towards a work such as Box Wine TheatreâÄôs âÄúRaucous...

Culture compass — The Current’s b-day, Alpha Consumer and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

Published January 20, 2011

Friday The CurrentâÄôs 6th Birthday Party First Avenue 7 p.m. $12   Minnesota Public RadioâÄôs âÄúThe CurrentâÄù radio station will celebrate its sixth year of bringing...

One Man’s Opinion- Andrew Penkalski’s Best Music of 2010

Published December 10, 2010

Best Albums of 2010 1. The Monitor- Titus Andronicus 2. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy- Kanye West 3. The Suburbs- Arcade Fire 4. The Wild Hunt- The Tallest Man on Earth 5. Teen Dream- Beach House 6....

Culture compass — Making Music, Doomtree and White Christmas

Culture compass — Making Music, Doomtree and “White Christmas”

Published December 9, 2010

Thursday Making Music: Ryan Olson of Gayngs The Whole @ Coffman Union 8 p.m. Free   The WholeâÄôs continuing âÄúMaking MusicâÄù series will bring Ryan Olson, the ringleader...

Ralphie Dons his iconic Christmas peejays.

The holiday spotlight

Published December 9, 2010

What: A Christmas Story When: Now through Dec. 31 Where: ChildrenâÄôs Theatre Company, 2400 Third Ave. S   The film version of âÄúA Christmas StoryâÄù has been worn out for...

BNLX in the flesh.

Minneapolis’ new pop mystery

Published December 9, 2010

BNLX have been a band intentionally wrapped in mystery, or at least some weird anonymity, since the release of their first EP earlier in March. That first collection of songs, aptly titled âÄúEP...

CD Roundup — Daft Punk, Dntel

CD Roundup — Daft Punk, Dntel

Published December 2, 2010

Daft Punk âÄî Tron: Legacy (Original Soundtrack) Label: Walt Disney Records   Almost three decades after the original film was released to what can only be interpreted as moderate success,...

A Twin Cities artist’s toy chest

Published December 2, 2010

What: âÄúToys in the AtticâÄù Exhibition When: Dec. 3-Jan. 8 Where: Gallery 122, 122 8th St. SE.   Regardless of grown-up questions of moral consumerism, most can remember a childhood...

Resuscitating painting

Published November 24, 2010

  What: âÄúPainting ZombiesâÄù exhibition Where: The Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the Regis Center, 405 21st Ave. S. When: Now through Dec. 15   Painting is dead. ItâÄôs...

Christina Romano left and and Zachary Serota right, rehearse for a fight scene in an upcoming production of “A Klingon Christmas Carol” in North Minneapolis on Saturday.

A Christmas Carol, with Klingons

Published November 24, 2010

In a Brooklyn Park elementary school cafeteria, two Klingons, weapons in hand, fight to the death. The fluorescent lights hum. The backdrop is dominated by seating charts and grade school nutrition posters....

Are We Done With Sitting In The Waiting Room?- Dr. Dre officially releases his first “Detox” track

Published November 18, 2010

In 2004, an MTV article announced Dr. Dre's return to the lab where he would continue with his final work, "Detox." So six years after a pathetic amount of "Dre says it's gonna be out this...

Enter “The Room”

Published November 18, 2010

What: âÄúThe RoomâÄù screening and Q&A with Tommy Wiseau When: Nov. 19 and 20 Where: The Uptown Theatre (2906 Hennepin Ave.)   The first-time viewing of âÄúThe Room,âÄù...

Harry Potter’s first final flight

Published November 18, 2010

The Potter-loving generation has often been a bit too hard on the seriesâÄô visual counterparts over the years. Strictly speaking outside the realm of creative criticism, the frequent condemnations...

A beautiful (dark twisted) mind

A beautiful (dark twisted) mind

Published November 16, 2010

ItâÄôs hard to listen to Kanye WestâÄôs new record without being a bit forgiving towards all of his public stumbles. So letâÄôs just go ahead and say that maybe Mr. West was never...

Julio Campos of El Salvador looks at work by Cuban emmigrant Antonio Guerrero at the exhibition “From My Altitude” that opened on Friday at Homewood Studios in Minneapolis.  Guerrero is currently incarcerated in Colorado for alleged acts of espionage against the United States.

From behind bars

Published November 11, 2010

What: From My Altitude When: Through Nov. 30 Where: Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave. N. Nationalism is a sentiment that can be a hard sell on the current generation. Among the sea of leftist American...

Sparhawk, center, with the brazen boys of Retribution Gospel Choir

Catching up with Alan Sparkhawk

Published November 11, 2010

What: Retribution Gospel Choir When: November 12th Where: Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church (511 Groveland Avenue)   For MinnesotaâÄôs hometown rock hero Alan Sparkhawk, playing shows...

Nicolay on a sad day.

Staying Positive

Published November 4, 2010

What: Franz Nicolay When: November 5th Where: Triple Rock Social Club   After The Hold SteadyâÄòs 2006 release, âÄúBoys and Girls in America,âÄù Minneapolis bard Craig Finn...

The soda pop Santa

The soda pop Santa

Published November 4, 2010

What: Santa Claus, Coca-Cola & Swedish Design When: November 6 through January 16 Where: The American Swedish Institute   As the rotting jack-o-lanterns continue to collapse into themselves on...

Adding to the Stash

Adding to the Stash

Published October 28, 2010

What: Peña CD Release Show When: Oct. 29 Where: The Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Ave S   Eric Foss and Cory Wong, the leading figureheads behind Minneapolis-based label Secret Stash...

CD Roundup — Avey Tare and Brian Eno

CD Roundup — Avey Tare and Brian Eno

Published October 28, 2010

âÄúDown ThereâÄù Avey Tare Label: Paw Tracks   Animal Collective is a band that has continually crafted a larger shadow for their newest work to overcome. Since 2004âÄôs âÄúSung...

All zombie singing, all zombie dancing

Published October 21, 2010

What: Evil Dead: The Musical When: Oct. 22- Nov. 7 Where: The Illusion Theater, 528 Hennepin Ave   The âÄúEvil DeadâÄù trilogy, director Sam RaimiâÄôs collection of cult horror...

Yesterday’s product of tomorrow today

Yesterday’s product of tomorrow today

Published October 21, 2010

What: Drew PetersonâÄôs âÄúEndless WinterâÄù exhibition When: Now through November 19 Where: The Gallery at Fox Tax, 503 First Ave. NE   Early American advertising was a draughtsmanâÄôs...

The Inheritance promises big scares.

Shining a light on black filmmaking

Published October 14, 2010

What: Twin Cities Black Film Festival When: Oct. 15-17 Where: AMC Theatres at Block E   There is a hunger for film in the Twin Cities. While the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival satisfies...

Sleeping In The Aviary

Do Birds Sing?

Published October 14, 2010

  The boys of Sleeping In The Aviary, one of the most raucous and fuzzed-out rock bands in Minneapolis, clearly create better amidst some madness.  Three of the members take up residence in a...

Blending the lines

Published October 7, 2010

Who: Chikita Violenta Where: Varsity Theatre When: Oct. 7   This whole Indie rock business has grown into quite the global exchange. Somewhere there are French kids crooning the âÄúMy my myâÄôsâÄù...

Classroom crusader

Published October 7, 2010

The parties involved may not prefer such a capital description, but it issafe to say that American advocacy documentaries have seen some booming business in the past decade. Michael MooreâÄôs 2004...

CD Roundup — Belle and Sebastian and Neil Young

CD Roundup — Belle and Sebastian and Neil Young

Published September 30, 2010

Belle & Sebastian- Belle & Sebastian Write About Love Label- Matador Records   Over the course of their 14 years together, baroque pop mainstays Belle & Sebastian have managed to cover...

Cultural candy

Cultural candy

Published September 30, 2010

What: Chocolate: The Exhibition Where: Minnesota History Center Museum When: Oct. 1 âÄî Jan. 2   Chocolate is a carnal consumption. The confection, one that epitomizes the most romantic of...

Brewer’s Blood

Published September 23, 2010

There is a peculiar vein of old, immigrant pride that seems to course through the community of New Ulm, Minn. For example, a 30-foot statue of Germanic tribal chieftain Hermann, a man who negotiated Germania’s...

The band will be playing a benefit concert this Saturday at Epic.

Living with the afterglow

Published September 23, 2010

WHAT: Everclear (Hope Rocks — A Faith's Lodge Benefit Concert) WHEN: Sept. 25, 8:45 p.m. WHERE: Epic, 110 Fifth St. N. COST: $250   Ten years out, the ’90s are now witnessing cohesion...

Allen Brewer and wife Pamela Valfer discuss their “Alternative Futures” exhibit on Friday morning at the Soo Visual Arts Center in Uptown. Their pieces explore the history in re-worked discarded material.

Reshaping the past

Published September 23, 2010

WHAT: Alternative Futures: New Work by Allen Brewer and Pamela Valfer WHEN: Until Oct. 31 WHERE: Soo Visual Arts Center, 2640 Lyndale Ave S   Much to their dismay, Pamela Valfer and Allen Brewer...

Show Report:Titus Andronicus @ The Triple Rock (9/17)

Published September 21, 2010

 The first time I saw Titus Andronicus was at Pitchfork's music festival in 2008, and they opened with a Pulp cover of "Common People." It was an understandably shy move for a band virtually...

For the thirsty ears

For the thirsty ears

Published September 15, 2010

No one here is knocking the Dinkytown bar scene. The majority of us are pretty damn broke, so there’s not a lot to complain about when a bar like the Library can sell Pabst Blue Ribbon tall boys...

Beat smarts

Beat smarts

Published September 9, 2010

Estate Where: 7th Street Entry 701 N. 1st Ave. When: September 10, 9:00 p.m.   New-wave aesthetics are a tough thing to work with. Classic toys like vocoders and arpeggiators can put a track one...

CD roundup — Satisfying returns from two beloved bands

CD roundup — Satisfying returns from two beloved bands

Published September 9, 2010

Interpol – Interpol Label: Matador Records   Everything wonderful about Interpol had faded by their 2007 major-label debut “Our Love to Admire.” The cold urban isolation so heavily...

Springtime crime on the rise in SE Minneapolis

Published May 4, 2010

Southeast Minneapolis neighborhoods have been witnessing a spike in theft reports over the past several weeks. Twenty-one home burglaries have occurred in the precinctâÄôs off-campus neighborhoods...

U employee sentenced on embezzlement charge

Published May 4, 2010

The University of Minnesota contracts manager for the Office for Technology Commercialization was sentenced Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court on one felony count of theft by swindle. While James...

Lakeville man charged with sexual assault sentenced

Published April 29, 2010

The Lakeville man involved in a 2009 sexual assault within a University of Minnesota neighborhood apartment building was sentenced Thursday in Hennepin County District Court. Hennepin County Judge Toddrick...

14 cited for minor consumption

Published April 20, 2010

University of Minnesota police issued citations for minor consumption to 14 individuals, eight of whom are University students, Friday evening in Territorial Hall. Officers responded to a report of an...

Gophers football player arrested

Published April 19, 2010

Minneapolis police arrested University of Minnesota football player Gary Tinsley early Sunday on several charges, including driving while intoxicated. Officers on patrol first noticed the 20-year-old sophomore...

MN Daily announces new OP staff

Published April 18, 2010

The Minnesota Daily Board of Directors finished selecting next yearâÄôs Office of the Publisher staff last week. This staff, which will lead The Minnesota Daily during the next academic year, will...

Man charged with sexual assault enters guilty plea

Published April 13, 2010

A Lakeville man who was charged last September for the sexual assault of a woman in the Southeast Como neighborhood entered a guilty plea Monday in Hennepin County District Court. Alexander Bouchier, 27,...

The University of Minnesota is hoping to make TXT-U a requirement for all students sometime this Spring. TXT-U is a emergency notification text messaging system that alerts students of emergencies on campus.

U hopes to expand TXT-U program

Published April 12, 2010

The University of Minnesota Department of Public Safety is hoping to expand the service of its TXT-U message alert program by introducing an opt-out method of registration for the fall semester. The program,...