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Pitchfork Music Festival: Day 3

July 18, 2016

Finally, the inclement weather conditions subsided. For the first time this weekend, the fields weren’t so soggy and the sky was clear.  Sunday turned out to be the weakest day of the festival thus...

Pitchfork Music Festival: Day 2

July 17, 2016

The clouds over Union Park looked to signal yet another weather delay in the festivities. Fortunately, there was no rain and things began and ended smoothly.   Opening bands are always difficult to...

Pitchfork Music Festival: Day 1

July 16, 2016

Despite a storm that was expected to delay the festival, things at day one of Pitchfork Music Festival went off without a hitch. Or at the very least, things started on time.   The first act, Car...

Local Minneapolis band Teenage Moods.

Moody teens

July 13, 2016

Teenage Moods’ music is well-known in Minneapolis and across the country, but their story is not.  The current incarnation of the band started when singer Gordon Byrd met bass player Jillian...

University graduate Tyler Lauer feeds his film reel through a projector at the White Page Gallery for a prescreening on Monday. Lauer is a part of the upcoming Movies at WAM, a showcase of home movies brought by attendees, and work from contemporary film artists, all projected across a spectrum of classic film types.

Celluloid daydreams

July 13, 2016

Movies help capture faded memories. Much like celluloid film stock — now considered outdated by many — intimate, impactful film is a rarity. Tonight, the Weisman Art Museum will feature an...

My idea of fun: WTF

July 11, 2016

I don’t necessarily enjoy Marc Maron’s comedy. I’ve seen most of his show too and it’s basically the RC Cola of self-centered stand-up comedian slice of life fare. Most people I...

My idea of fun: trash TV

June 27, 2016

Trashy television shows aren’t exactly well-defined. Some people might think about reality shows or “cooking” shows (some are just Guy Fieri eating across the Eastern seaboard). What...

My idea of fun: punk exceptionalism

June 21, 2016

Typically, people discuss punk rock in two ways: as a genre of music or as some sort of social movement. The reality is that it’s probably somewhere in between. Punk rock is more or less about attitude....

Members of the band Catbath.

Minneapolis fat cats

June 15, 2016

Their songs are deceptively simple, yet layers of harmonies and shifting rhythmic structures give Catbath’s songs a pure, pop edge. After living together, singer and guitarist  Travis Franklin...

Eat This: Spitz Mediterranean

June 15, 2016

This May, a new West Coast Mediterranean street-food restaurant — Spitz — opened a Minneapolis branch. At Spitz, a variety of wraps and sandwiches are served — all of which feature the...

My idea of fun: period movies

June 7, 2016

This week, one of my favorite modern period pieces was released — “Love and Happiness”. Starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny, it’s the first that was actually funny to me....

Lunch Duchess

Duchess of Minneapolis

June 1, 2016

Katharine Seggerman wears a headset microphone. A hands-free setup is her saving grace —the singer-drummer strikes her drum set so vigorously that a normal microphone would get in the way.  Her...

Band profile: Ego Death

May 30, 2016

Ego Death, the Minneapolis “punkish” three piece, features singer/songwriter Jeremy Warden, bassist Bree Meyer and drummer Seth Tracy. They recently headlined a show with touring New York band...

Trying Bulletproof Coffee for two days

May 23, 2016

The ritual of drinking coffee seems ancient, like there couldn’t be a massive improvement in how coffee is prepared or consumed because we would have thought of it by now. Then I heard some rambling...