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The Meat Puppets minus gristle

Published April 3, 2014

After 34 years in the psychedelic southern rock game, the Meat Puppets are still going strong. It hasn’t been easy. The band –– currently comprised of brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood...

Johnny Cashs catalogue does not benefit from Out Among the Stars.

Album review: Johnny Cash’s “Out Among the Stars”

Published March 25, 2014

In the early 1980s, Johnny Cash relapsed. In 1983, he cleaned up in rehab. The next year, he wrote and recorded the majority of “Out Among the Stars,” an album that was never released —...

Q&A with California-based jam band, Slightly Stoopid

Published March 13, 2014

When they were 16 years old, Slightly Stoopid’s Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald were discovered by Bradley Nowell, (the now-deceased frontman of Sublime) in their hometown of Ocean Beach, Calif. Nowell...

Jena Young earned a spot at last years Fringe Fest and wrote Memoirs of a Welfare Queen, her story of living off welfare for two years. She reworked her piece and has an improved two-day show at Bryant Lake Bowl this weekend.

Faring well on the stage after a rocky road

Published March 6, 2014

After four years of failed attempts at getting into the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Jena Young finally got a spot in last year’s 11-day event. The only problem was that she wasn’t notified until...

Remedy Howard of the Switchblade Sideshow demonstrates using gear for fire poi, a form of fire dancing, at her home on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.

“There will be blood”

Published February 27, 2014

Nathanael England was trying to find something to set off the coyote trap. “We probably don’t have any carrots, do we?” England asked his partner, Remedy Howard. “We have one carrot....

Comedian Tommy Ryman performs at Acme Comedy Companys open mic night Monday in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota theater graduate regularly performs at Acme and is a regular feature act for headlining comedians.

The rise of Tommy Ryman

Published February 20, 2014

Tommy Ryman learned the hard way that it’s sometimes best to keep successes a secret until they’re a sure thing. When A&E caught up with Ryman at Seward Cafe earlier this month, he mentioned...

An experiment in speed

Published February 13, 2014

*Names have been changed for privacy On Monday evening, I dated 13 people in two hours while my boyfriend stayed home and watched the Olympics. I wasn’t cheating on him; I was just curious —...

Illustrator Dan Wieken at his studio in St. Paul on Wednesday. Wieken is part of an anti-Valentines Day art show Saturday at Heart Salon in Northeast Minneapolis.

The dark arts of Dan Wieken

Published February 6, 2014

Dan Wieken’s art starts in the first-floor hallway of the Tilsner Artists’ Cooperative in St. Paul, with drawings of a deer skull, a woman with mutilated breasts and what Wieken referred to...

Twin Cities band Frankie Teardrop at their practice space in Minneapolis on Sunday evening.

Farting and fronting with Frankie Teardrop

Published January 30, 2014

Cans of Mendota Springs sparkling lemon-flavored water were everywhere. They started in the doorway and snaked toward the overflowing garbage can, where some were piled on top of each other and more rested...

Leather & Latte co-owner Luke Wallrich brews tea in a French press at the Uptown coffee shop on Sunday. Leather& Latte opened this location in October after receiving funding from Kickstarter.

Local leather lovers unite

Published January 23, 2014

Spencer Doar As Mikayla Gustafson retrieved her café miel from the coffee bar, she turned to her friend Katrina Haugen and said, “I talked to this transsexual medium named Peppermint.” Behind...

Four tips for the start of Spring semester

Published January 17, 2014

Hey student body, guess what? School starts in FOUR days. Are you ready to take long walks in the slush, face treaturous blizzards, get turned down by five more crushes and, worst of all, read books? You’ve...

Winter Warrior Bootcamp

Published January 14, 2014

It’s Jan. 13 and the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and, by golly, it looks like some of the snow is melting. Enjoy it now, my little cave dwellers, because any good Minnesotan knows that...

Beatboxer Bjorn Hunstad, aka Bloomer.

Bloomer’s beatboxing blossoms

Published December 11, 2013

At various points in his life, Bjorn Hunstad of Moorhead, Minn., has been an actor, a photographer, an artist, a drummer, a pianist, a violinist, a snowboarder and a model. But above all, the 20-year-old...

Super Ryan Gosling, Furie, Thundercloud and Plague Doctor hard at work.

“So-Called Superheroes” combat petty crime

Published December 5, 2013

What do you do when you want to make films but your school lacks a cohesive program? For Nathan Hastings, Jacob Fritz and Jacob Johnson, the answer was simple: You pool your resources and do it anyway. “If...

Native Chef owner Jason Champagne adds wild rice to make a chicken & wild rice soup recipe named Limon Family Manoomin Soup  from Heid E. Erdrichs cook book Original Local at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Minneapolis on Friday. Original Local is about indigenous cooking.

Reclaiming Thanksgiving

Published November 27, 2013

On October 3, 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that the last Thursday of every November would be set aside for “a day of Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent...

Interview with Metric’s James “Jimmy” Shaw

Published November 23, 2013

Canadian “new wave” rockers, Metric, will join Paramore at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul Saturday night. A&E caught up with Metric’s guitarist James “Jimmy”...

University Landcare gardener Jeffrey Hayes cuts down shoes from the trees near West Bank off the Washington Avenue Bridge on Wednesday afternoon.

West Bank ‘shoe trees’ get a pruning

Published November 21, 2013

Around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, University of Minnesota students and faculty members stopped to watch Chad Klecker and Jeffrey Hayes remove shoes from three of the well-known “shoe trees”...

Amir Blumenfeld, Jake Hurwitz and Streeter Seidell show each other some love

‘F**k you, Mr. Hurwitz’

Published November 21, 2013

Amir Blumenfeld, Jake Hurwitz and Streeter Seidell, three self-proclaimed “immature” Internet stars from CollegeHumor, have mastered the art of annoyance. On the phone with A&E, they took...

Unexpectedly awesome cover songs

Published November 17, 2013

1. Miley Cyrus - “Jolene” I find Miley Cyrus just as trashy as the next guy, but that doesn’t mean I’m immune from stalking her on YouTube. The backyard sessions capture Miley...

Rise of the congenial machines

Published November 12, 2013

Before he began his stand-up routine, the small-statured comedian sat with his elbows propped on his knees and glanced around at the audience. “Hello, everybody,” he said. “Can you hear...

Northeast tattoo artist Spencer Hodgeson tattoos a rams skull onto Minnesota Daily reporter Emily Evelands back on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

The fashionista is in: Needlework

Published November 12, 2013

I have a lot of bad tattoos, from a “Good Burger” stick-and-poke I gave myself with a sewing needle and India ink to a rat on my left calf, which someone once mistook for a snowmobile. While...

Karen Larson weaves Monday afternoon at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota.

It all starts with sheep

Published November 7, 2013

Chillon Leach knows a lot about sheep. She can tell you which breeds have more crimp in their fleece, which fleeces best hold dye and how much fleece the average sheep can produce. At most, some breeds...

Fusataro holds a sword Friday that he created at the Regis Center for Art. Fusataro, a 25th-generation Kanefusa Japanese swordsmith, will give a presentation Thursday to students interested in swordsmithing.

Getting to the point

Published November 5, 2013

Taro Asano spent six years as an unpaid apprentice before his master, Fujiwara Kanefusa, told him he was ready to be licensed as a master swordsmith. To be officially licensed in Japan, swordsmiths have...

The group Supernatural Investigators of Minnesota stands around spray paint on the ground of one of abandoned buildings on the land in Faribault, Minnesota.

I ain’t afraid of no ghosts

Published October 31, 2013

For our Halloween issue, I teamed up with two local paranormal groups, the Twin Cities Paranormal Society and Supernatural Investigators of Minnesota, and accompanied them on investigations. Both groups...

Q&A with the demon doctor, Reverend Michael Schroeder

Published October 31, 2013

Exorcism — the practice of removing demonic forces from a person — is a lot more controversial than it was a few centuries ago. With advancements in medical knowledge, scientists and mental...

Halloween-ish movies for jaded horror junkies

Published October 31, 2013

1. “The Loved Ones” Equal parts humor and horror, “The Loved Ones” will shake you in ways that not even Eli Roth could comprehend. The film starts with your stereotypical high...

The items that were found with John Berryman after his suicide in the archives at the Elmer L. Andersen Library on West Bank. Berryman, a famed poet and professor at the U of M, published many critically acclaimed and still beloved poems before his suicide in 1972.

Remembering John Berryman

Published October 23, 2013

On the morning of June 26, 1926, John Allyn Smith Sr. allegedly shot himself dead outside his 11-year-old son’s bedroom window. John Allyn Smith Jr., later renamed John Berryman, would spend the rest...

The beginner’s guide to African hip hop

Published October 23, 2013

Tired of big booties, sizzurp and blunts? I’ve got your back, bro. Over the past few years, I’ve accumulated a collection of hip-hop from across the seas. The hip-hop styles vary from country...

Scenic painter Julie Prairie paints a chicken coop for a farm area exhibit at KidZibits in Minneapolis on Wednesday. KidZibits builds exhibits for museums worldwide.

Local business crafts kids’ exhibits

Published October 17, 2013

There’s a hidden world of woodworking, welding and electronic wonders in a warehouse across the street from the Hexagon Bar in the Seward neighborhood. At first look, it seems the array of equipment...

Scenic painter Julie Prairie paints a chicken coop for a farm area exhibit at KidZibits in Minneapolis on Wednesday. KidZibits builds exhibits for museums worldwide.

Local whizz-kids craft exhibits with care

Published October 17, 2013

There’s a hidden world of woodworking, welding and electronic wonders in a warehouse across the street from the Hexagon Bar in the Seward neighborhood. At first look, it seems the array of equipment...

Artwork covers the walls as artist Allen Christian works on his computer on Tuesday at House of Balls in Minneapolis.

Allen Christian’s House of Balls

Published October 17, 2013

When Allen Christian arrived at his House of Balls at 6:45 last Wednesday night, he proceeded to methodically turn on every up and downstairs light as he murmured about his four-year stint in the military. “Shot...

Robert Bly reading at Willey Hall

Published October 15, 2013

Minnesota’s first poet laureate, Robert Bly, will be reading from his new book, “Stealing Sugar from the Castle,” in Willey Hall tomorrow night. The University of Minnesota purchased...

My beef with “Captain Phillips”

Published October 14, 2013

“Captain Phillips” frustrated the hell out of me. First of all, the couple next to me decided to bring their three-year-old daughter to the theater and gave her a smartphone, which she shrieked...

Sprinting with the south

Published October 14, 2013

I’m a runner who relies on fast-paced tunes to keep me going. Southern hip hop is the perfect blend of fast and badass, and often fools me into thinking I can jump over cars and scale skyscrapers....

Laura Anderson and Meghan Kreidler rehearse for Kung-Fu Zombies vs. Cannibals at the Mu Performing Arts Studio on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Kung-Fu Zombies vs. Cannibals is a play based on the five Buddhist tenets about a post-apocalyptic world overrun with zombies and cannibals.

A heartwarming tale of zombies and cannibals

Published October 10, 2013

Tucked behind a Sears Outlet Center and a tall chain link fence sits Mu Performing Arts, the only pan-Asian theater company in Minnesota, marked by an unassuming square sign hanging near the driveway....

Father John Misty performs at Basilica Block Party on Friday, July 12, 2013.

Getting meta with Father John Misty

Published October 10, 2013

Joshua Tillman, otherwise known as Father John Misty, is a guitar-playing wordsmith and former Fleet Foxes drummer, notorious for his usage of hallucinogenic mushrooms and his departure from a devout Christian...

Revitalize your spiritual side

Published October 7, 2013

Desperate for a look into the future? Want to strengthen your connection to sweet mother Earth? Need to fend off a bad spirit? Here are a few of the finest metaphysical, spiritual, and other-worldly shops...

Gwar’s front-thing gets sentimental

Published October 3, 2013

Since their arrival on the heavy metal scene in 1984, Gwar has been anything but shy. Dave Brockie, the man behind the Oderus mask, purportedly smoked crack behind a dumpster with folks from the heavy...

Makeup designer Kristen Leigh and makeup artist Amanda Allery paint costume designer Alli Olwells face white for a rehearsal of the Soap Factorys Haunted Basement on Sunday evening. The Haunted Basement exhibition runs October 3-November 3, 2013.

Artists prep sights, smells and screams

Published October 3, 2013

The Soap Factory’s staff and volunteers swear the basement is haunted. Over the years, they’ve brought in local paranormal investigators who have confirmed their suspicions using readings and...

Liza Bley and Saiya Miller sort through loose zine pages at a cafe.

An illustrated approach to sex

Published October 3, 2013

“Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf” sounds like a particularly unsavory sexual innuendo, but editors Saiya Miller and Liza Bley swear it’s kosher. “It’s sort of an expression...

Makeup designer Kristen Leigh and makeup artist Amanda Allery paint costume designer Alli Olwells face white for a rehearsal of the Soap Factorys Haunted Basement on Sunday evening. The Haunted Basement exhibition runs October 3-November 3, 2013.

Behind the screams

Published October 3, 2013

The Soap Factory’s staff and volunteers swear the basement is haunted. Over the years, they’ve brought in local paranormal investigators who have confirmed their suspicions using readings and...

Tom Kenny rules and here’s why

Published October 1, 2013

You’ve probably never heard of Tom Kenny but, unless you’ve been living under Patrick Star’s rock, you’ve definitely heard him. Tom Kenny is the voice of Spongebob and Gary the...

Colossally awesome breakfast food

Published October 1, 2013

The folks behind Colossal Cafe not only make all their food from scratch, they also serve ginormous portions of it. Just $3.50 will buy you a cinnamon roll that’s bigger than a baby’s head....

A man turns to do his next trick in 3rd Lairs Midwest Melee competition on Sunday, Sept. 15. The annual competition offers opportunities for skaters of all ages to put their skills to the test.

Skatepark royalty

Published September 26, 2013

On the final day of 3rd Lair’s Midwest Melee competition, young skaters and their parents sat precariously along the steep ledges of the skate park’s indoor bowl. One wrong move and they’d...

Culture compass: Ghosts, Nine Inch Nails and pumpkins

Published September 26, 2013

Thursday Atlas Genius with Family of the Year and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. If you like well-dressed men and dance-worthy indie pop, you’ll love Atlas Genius. Australian brothers Keith, Steven and Michael...

Dessa’s fundraising campaign

Published September 24, 2013

As most of you probably already know, Dessa’s tour bus was broken into last Friday evening in Buffalo, NY. According to Dessa, about $30,000 worth of equipment, cash, and computers were stolen. In...

Screaming Females: From basements to the big time

Published September 24, 2013

Equal parts punk rock and East Coast cool, Screaming Females has mastered the apathetic aesthetic. Marissa Paternoster, the group’s singer and guitarist, looks like a shorter-haired Wednesday Addams...

The biggest kid on the playground

Published September 23, 2013

Hey grown ups, I know you wanna act like little kids sometimes. I bet you wanna ask for a happy giraffe when you see the guy making animal balloons on the street corner and secretly wish to wear paper...

Sound technician Chris Frymire sets up the stage for a band sound check on Saturday afternoon at the Cedar Cultural Center on West Bank.

Tales from the techs

Published September 19, 2013

At 5 p.m. last Thursday, hoards of teenagers with liquid eyeliner whiskers painted on their cheeks waited in line at Cabooze to take pictures with Blood on the Dance Floor’s purple-haired frontman,...

Unauthorized classroom etiquette

Published September 17, 2013

I’m feeling compelled to share some of my unwarranted wisdom regarding classroom etiquette. Most of my insight stems from my own stupid mistakes and/or watching others make them before I had to suffer...

Lesser-known 80s hits for the win

Published September 17, 2013

I’ve sorted through my collection of lesser-known 80s hits to bring you my favorites. Enjoy!   “Beds are Burning” by Midnight Oil This song is ridiculous. First of all, the lead...

The Copper Street Brass Quintets trombone player Nick Adragna practices with the rest of the band on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. ”That 80’s Show is the first of four concerts in their Twin Cities series and will span three decades of 80s music from the 1780s, 1880s and 1980s.

Local players look to change brass music’s tune

Published September 17, 2013

Sometimes, Nick Adragna plays the tuba so fast his lips turn blue. On a Thursday afternoon in the basement of the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, he rehearsed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Queen...

Communications junior Marty Davis fixes the lighting in preparation for a film class on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Rarig Center.

Film students look for a home

Published September 12, 2013

Elizabeth Habib decided that she wanted to be a TV producer during her freshman year at the University of Minnesota. She knew of two departments offering production courses: com­munication studies...

Good Burger: Because we’re all dudes

Published September 10, 2013

I’m not gonna lie - I have a Good Burger tattoo on my left thigh. Between the ages of seven and nine, I watched Good Burger every night before I fell asleep -- seriously, the VHS was never ejected...

Friday the 13th at Parkway Theater

Published September 10, 2013

Parkway Theater is hosting screenings of Friday the 13th parts one and two on, duh, the upcoming Friday the 13th. For 90s babies like myself, this is the perfect opportunity to catch some quintessential...

Album Reviews: The Weeknd and Arctic Monkeys

Published September 10, 2013

  Artist: The Weeknd Album: “Kiss Land” Label: Republic   The Weeknd’s Abel Tesfaye is an unorthodox crooner. Rather than churning out love ballads with Sinatra-inspired gush,...

Four Fists

Published September 6, 2013

Minneapolis posterboy P.O.S. has teamed up with Astronautalis to form pseudo-supergroup, Four Fists. The duo’s debut 7" will be released by, you guessed it, Doomtree Records on October 8th....

Tim and Eric on JASH

Published September 6, 2013

Let’s talk about Tim and Eric, the multi-talented dinguses behind "Tom Goes to the Mayor" and "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" Are they too weird for you? Too disgusting?...

Caffetto Cafe regular Mark Bailey paints a portrait of friend Kehlyn Lumley outside the cafe in Minneapolis on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.

Caffetto keeps brewing

Published September 5, 2013

It’s not often you stumble upon a drooling French Mastiff named Skinny when wandering through a coffee shop, but when you’re at Caffetto, it’s just part of the routine. Catering to local...

Old school beats for the new school fleet

Published September 3, 2013

    It’s your first day of class and it’s a tough one. In just eight hours, you’ve been glared at, offered illicit drugs and missed the bus. Don’t give up! Listen up:   1....

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