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Culture compass — tomatoes, Fanilows and “Saved By the Bell”

April 19, 2012

  Thursday Music — Claps, Sleeping in the Aviary, Enola Gay and Miami Dolphins If you’re looking for a showcase of the best homegrown Minneapolis music, take your toes to the Turf tonight....

Hank III will moan the blues, country, metal and who knows what else tonight at First Ave.

Runnin’ with the devil

November 29, 2011

Hank Williams III When: Nov. 29, 8 p.m. Where: First Ave. Mainroom, 701 First Ave. N. Cost: $20, 18+ If Hank Williams is the grandfather of country music, Hank Williams III is its mutinous grandson. While...

MPLS.TV collabs with Pitchfork.tv

November 11, 2011

In what is arguably the best thing that could ever happen to a local "content hub produced by an independent Do-It-Together network of videographers, writers, and other creators," MPLS.TV has agreed to...

Gosling as the Driver in

Shut up and “Drive”

September 16, 2011

âÄúDriveâÄù Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks Rated: R Showing: Area theaters Yes, âÄúDrive,âÄù Nicolas Winding...

Business senior and No Static Records founder Jake Heinitz, left, and Audio Perm producer Taylor Madrigal, right, are the organizers of the first Audio Perm Block Party.

Check the rhyme

August 10, 2011

  Audio Perm Block Party When: 2-10 p.m., Aug. 27, Where: Shuga Records parking lot Who: Pac Div, Toki Wright, I Self Devine, others Cost: $10 advance;$15 at the door ItâÄôs no secret that...

Roman Polanski
Sharon Tate

Navigating the Polish Film Festival

August 10, 2011

  Twin Cities Polish Film Festival Where: St. Anthony Main Theater, 115 SE Main St., Minneapolis When: August 12-18 Cost: $8.50 General Admission, $5 members, $6 students/seniors When many Americans...

Caesar ponders his evolution and revolution in

Review: “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

August 4, 2011

  "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" DIRECTED BY: Rupert Wyatt STARRING: James Franco, Andy Serkis, John Lithgow and Freida Pinto RATED: PG-13 SHOWING: Area Theaters This time of...

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA- AUGUST 6: Macys 2010 Glamorama Fashion show benefitting Childrens Cancer Research Fund at the Orpheum Theater in Minneaolis, Minnesota on August 6, 2010. (Photo by Adam M. Bettcher)

Viva la glam!

August 3, 2011

MacyâÄôs Passport presents âÄúGlamoramaâÄù Who: Bruno Mars, Far East Movement, socialites Where: Orpheum Theater, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis When: 8 p.m., August 5 When people...

Tonight’s Walker Music and Movies moved indoors

August 1, 2011

  Today in bummers caused by Mother Earth, the Walker's Music and Movies series — meant to be enjoyed in the great outdoors — will be moved inside to the the Walker's cinema. DJ Bill DeVille will...

Q-Tip, middle, claims to be

The paths of rhythm

July 27, 2011

  âÄúBeats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called QuestâÄù Directed by: Michael Rapaport Starring: Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White Rated: R Showing...

Voicing the voiceless

Voicing the voiceless

July 27, 2011

  A Splash of Summer Open Mic Who: Voices Merging Where: Northrop Plaza, 84 Church St. SE When: Fri. July 29, 7-9 p.m. Cost: Free As part of its summer concert series, Northrop welcomes student group...

Chicago-based DJ Chrissy Murderbot, right, is attacked by his Pitchfork Music Festival hype-man MC Zulu.

Pitchfork through the eyes of the artists

July 20, 2011

It would be bad form for sports writers to walk out on a team that is simply having an off game, or for White House reporters to snub a failing president. But for music critics, this is the vocation. They...

Pitchfork Music Festival Day 2 Recap

July 17, 2011

Day two of any festival is going to be about recovery. Be it drugs, alcohol, music or a combination, those who saw day one of Pitchfork Music Festival were looking for anything to whip them back into...

Pitchfork Music Festival Day 1 Recap

July 16, 2011

Pitchfork Music Festival is like Woodstock in that a bunch of inebriated (and primarily Caucasian) people gather to listen to music. And that's where the comparisons end. As hard as "Free Hugs" sign holders...

Actor Drew Ailes poses for a photo during his progression from

No pain, no gain

July 13, 2011

  âÄúInvincible ForceâÄù Where: The Trylon Microcinema, 3258 S. Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis When: Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Cost: $8 To understand âÄúInvincible...

9 to 5 Tour

Cast List:
Dee Hoty 
Diana DeGarmo 
Mamie Parris 
Joseph Mahowald 
Kristin Zbornik 
Jane Blass, Patrick Boyd, Paul Castree, Holly Davis, Janet Dickinson Madeleine Doherty, Marjorie Failoni, Gregg Goodbrod, K.J. Hippensteel, Jesse J.P. Johnson, Michelle Marmolejo, April Nixon, Ryah Nixon, Rick Pessagno, Wayne Schroder, Micah Shepard and Travis Waldschmidt.
Other Credits:
Lyrics by: Dolly Parton
Music by: Dolly Parton
Book by: Patricia Resnick

Workin’ woman’s blues

July 13, 2011

  âÄú9 to 5 the MusicalâÄù When: Now through July 17, 7:30 p.m. with matinees at 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Where: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (345 Washington St., St. Paul) Cost:...

Culture compass — Abilities, controversial block parties and Katy Perry

July 6, 2011

  Thursday DJ Abilities Cabooze 917 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis 9 p.m. $10-12 Seeing DJ Abilities after the tragic loss of his music partner Eyedea is not like seeing Art Garfunkel solo. Unlike Art,...

“Untitled 8,” Soo Visual Arts Center’s annual Juried Exhibition opens this Saturday. The show, featuring art by eight artists runs until late August.

The exhibit with no name

July 6, 2011

  âÄúUntitled 8âÄù Where: Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638, S. Lyndale Ave. Minneapolis When: July 9 through August 21 âÄúUntitled 8,âÄù the upcoming exhibit at Soo Visual...

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970:  Photo of Mahalia Jackson  Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

I saw the light

July 6, 2011

âÄúRejoice and ShoutâÄù Where: Edina Cinema Cinema, 3911 West 50th St, Edina When: Friday, Director introduction at 7 p.m., Q&A after the showing Making a film about gospel...

Review: Gillian Welch —

Review: Gillian Welch — “The Harrow and the Harvest”

June 29, 2011

"The Harrow and the Harvest" Artist: Gillian Welch Label: Acony Records In this musical climate, there are plenty of bad guys. Party pop is often as thoughtful as a game of flip cup. Pop-country darlings...

Come as you are

Come as you are

June 29, 2011

  Film has always been dependent on other mediums of art. Without music, filmmakers would be unable to convey any emotion on the screen. "The Blaze," a local art "mission" led by local film director...

Actors Joseph Pyfferoen (left) and Jake Wellington (right) greet guests for the Minnesota Centennial Showboat’s performance of The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

I’m on a Showboat

June 22, 2011

  âÄúThe Demon Barber of Fleet Street: The Melodrama of Sweeney ToddâÄù What: Minnesota Centennial Showboat When: Tuesday throughSaturday at 8 p.m. with matinees Tuesday, Thursday...

David Cook talks about one of his creations Tuesday at the Hennes Art Company in Minneapolis.  Cooks “ladies,” which were designed for his musical “Lemonade for the Lawnboy”, will be presented Friday for the exhibition called Identities Explored.

Who is me?

June 22, 2011

  What: âÄúIdentities Explored: A celebration of art from the GLBT communityâÄù Where: Hennes Art Company, 1607 Hennepin Ave. When: June 24 through July 30. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If...

Culture compass — Nice Purse, Mötley Crüe and Bill Maher

June 22, 2011

Thursday Hollow Boys, Nice Purse, the Bombay Sweets, Fire in the Northern Firs Nomad World Pub 501 S. Cedar Ave. , Minneapolis 10 p.m., 21-plus Nice Purse has as good a grasp on the word âÄúpopâÄù...

Walker's Garden to be rocked again this year

Walker’s Garden to be rocked again this year

June 15, 2011

  Rock the Garden Who: My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, Booker T. Jones, Tapes âÄòn Tapes Where: Walker Art Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, 1750 Hennepin Ave. When: Saturday, June 19, 3-10:30...

Gentlemen, start your guitars

Gentlemen, start your guitars

June 15, 2011

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. with EMA Where: 7th Street Entry, 701 First Ave. N. When: June 15, 8 p.m. Cost: $10-$12 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is nothing that its bandname suggests. Their music is not fast-moving....

Generation DIY

June 8, 2011

  âÄúUnraveled DIY Festival,âÄù presented by Textile Center When: 6-9 p.m., Friday Where: Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E. Cost: $3 To call us the âÄúDo It Yourself GenerationâÄù...

Sunshine of your Love

June 8, 2011

  What: First AvenueâÄôs Too Much Love on Campus Where: Northrop Plaza, 84 Church St. SE When: June 8 and 29, July 13, noon to 1 p.m. Peter Lansky, known publicly as DJ Sovietpanda, is Mr....

Walker announces summer Music & Movie’s lineup

June 3, 2011

  The Walker's Summer Music & Movies series is one of the best things about Minneapolis summer. It encompasses all the reasons why summer is the gnarliest season. You got yer movies. You got yer...

The carnal cast, left to right, Tracey Maloney, Bill McCallum, Jennifer Blagen and Chris Carlson.

Whose playground is it anyway?

June 1, 2011

"God of Carnage" Directed By: John Miller-Stephany Starring: Tracey Maloney, Bill McCallum, Jennifer Blagen, Chris Carlson Written by: Yasmina Rice Translated by: Christopher Hampton Where: Guthrie Theater,...

“Out” Film Festival kicks off Gay Pride Month

“Out” Film Festival kicks off Gay Pride Month

June 1, 2011

  Out Film Festival Where: St. Anthony Main Theater, 115 Main St. NE When: June 2-5 Cost: First day free to public, $10 per movie or event after that. $60 all-access festival passes available online 2011...

MCAD Junior Brendan Dawson paints a hole Saturday that he cut out of dry wall during the Minneapolis Home Building and Remodeling Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

HOPSACK and a jump

May 25, 2011

Art and practicality have had a strange affair over the years. Andy Warhol said that an artist is somebody who produces something that people donâÄôt need to have. While, technically, people donâÄôt...

Isbell, center, and his 400 Unit released their best album together, “Here We Rest,” in April.

Still Truckin’

May 25, 2011

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with Maria Taylor Where: Turf Club, 1601 UNIVERSITY AVE. W. When: Sat., May 28, 8 p.m. Cost: $14 You canâÄôt really say anything about Jason Isbell without mentioning...

Local artists celebrate Dylan’s 70th on Radio K tomorrow

May 23, 2011

In honor of Bob Dylan's 70th birthday, Radio K is summoning local artists to cover the troubadour's tunes all day. Dylan's catalogue is a bottomless well (it contradicts itself; it contains multitudes),...

Little big lizard

Little big lizard

March 3, 2011

âÄúRangoâÄù Directed by: Gore Verbinski Starring: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher and Abigail Breslin Rated: PG Showing at: Area theaters LOS ANGELES âÄî For two decades, Johnny Depp won...

The Guthrie launches online virtual tour

March 2, 2011

The Guthrie Theater, taking advantage of the fact that the modern man would rather experience something lying on his bed with a laptop adorning his chest rather than physically doing anything, has launched...

Honky Tonk Heroes: Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson at Mystic Lake Casino

February 28, 2011

Much of the allure of Country Music comes from the fact that it is essentially the art of suffering. The plight of the Country singer is to turn a broken heart into a song; to reside at Rock Bottom so...

Show review: Sleeping in the Aviary’s tour commencement at Triple Rock

January 8, 2011

  The last couple years in Minneapolis music have been under a half nelson of what can only be described by the oxymoronically jumbled phrase of "mainstream indie music." Gayngs. Messersmith. Lookbook....

First Annual Popsickle Festival to Take Over First Ave. on 12/18/10

December 14, 2010

What:  First Annual Popsickle Festival When:  December 18 - 3 pm Where:  First Ave and 7th St Entry - 701 First Ave. N Cost:   $22.50   Motion City Soundtrack is starting up a...

Another man’s opinions – Conrad Schoenleber’s best music of 2010

December 14, 2010

Best Albums of 2010: 1.  My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West 2.  Treats - Sleigh Bells 3.  Plastic Beach - Gorillaz 4.  Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons 5.  Sit Down,...

Interview: Rob Halford

December 9, 2010

WHAT: Rob Halford and Ozzy Osbourne WHERE: Target Center âÄì 600 1st Ave N. WHEN: Sun. Dec 12 âÄì 7:30 p.m. COST: $29.50-$79.50                                ...

CD Roundup — Deadmau5, T.I.

CD Roundup — Deadmau5, T.I.

December 9, 2010

Deadmau5 Album: âÄú4x4=12âÄù Label: Ultra Records The most visually stunning electronic superstar since Daft Punk donned techno spacesuits, Deadmau5 and his oversized mouse head sure have...

Lonnie Rashied Lynn, Jr., also known by his stage name Common, speaks to students Friday at Coffman Union.

Common talks rap, inspiration at Coffman

December 6, 2010

Acclaimed hip-hop artist and actor Common came to Coffman Union on Friday, not to perform his unique brand of socially conscious hip-hop but to lecture to students and faculty on achieving oneâÄôs...

Art rock

December 2, 2010

WHAT: WAMarchy! featuring Off With Their Heads and The God Damn Doo Wop Band WHERE: Weisman Art Museum âÄî 333 East River Road WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m. COST: $16 for students and WAM members,...

Ads from across the pond

December 2, 2010

WHAT: 2010 British Television Advertising Awards WHERE: The Walker Art Center âÄì 1750 Hennepin Ave. WHEN: Many dates through Jan. 2, starts Friday, Dec. 3 COST: $10   It hardly seems normal...

Swagger of a college kid

Swagger of a college kid

November 24, 2010

  One night of luck can go a long way. During an evening of ecstasy-fueled revelry last New YearâÄôs Eve, rappers Matt Thornton and Matt Carter of Duenday (pronounced dwen-day) serendipitously...

(left to right) Ben Greenwald, Philly Williams, Joe Silberschmidt, and Jon Camp stand Monday night in the Keys 4/4 Kids warehouse.

In the name of harmony

November 24, 2010

  WHO: The Big Strong Men, Culture Cry Wolf, Dude Worthy, Jason Boots WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 24 âÄì 7:30 pm WHERE: Fine Line, 318 N First Ave. COST: $3 Too often Minneapolis bands focus more...

Minneapolis fry-off 2010

Minneapolis fry-off 2010

November 18, 2010

  The rules: one order of pork fried rice ordered during a busy period; in this case, 7 p.m. âÄîdinner time. The goal: Peg the best and most affordable fried rice in town. Making fried rice...

Rap and ego

Rap and ego

November 18, 2010

If ego were talent, Prof would be the best in Minneapolis. âÄúTen years ago I thought I was the shit, and I was, a lot of these other new rappers are these days too, but I still am,âÄù...

Tim and Eric article, great job!

Tim and Eric article, great job!

November 11, 2010

WHAT: Tim and Eric Awesome Tour, Great Job! Chrimbus Spectacular 2010 WHEN:Wed Nov 17, 8 pm WHERE: The State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Ave COST: $27.50 Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are not your parentsâÄô...

The Rockford Mules from left: Ryan Rud Erik Tasa, Joel Habedank and Craig Peck stand in the backyard of Craig’s South Minneapolis home on Monday.

The other side of town

November 11, 2010

WHAT: The Rockford Mules CD release show, The Gleam, Wizards Are Real WHEN: Sat, Nov 13 âÄì 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Cause Spirits and Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S COST:$7   ItâÄôs easy to...

Culture compass — Tapes 'n' Tapes,

Culture compass — Tapes ‘n’ Tapes, “Cowboy Versus Samurai” and Daniel Tosh

November 11, 2010

Thursday   Music âÄî Tapes âÄònâÄô Tapes, Leisure Birds and Tarlton   Surely, Tapes âÄònâÄô Tapes are on the shortlist of Minneapolis indie bands who have...

Hair washing doesn't exist in the Indie scene

Reverbin’ with the Pomegranates

November 4, 2010

WHO:Pomegranates, Oh No Oh My, Early Umbrella WHEN: Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 pm WHERE: The Whole at Coffman Union COST:$3 for University of Minnesota students/faculty/staff, $5 for general public               ...

That's the shirt of a man who parties.

Don’t question the party!

November 4, 2010

Andrew W.K. hit himself in the face with a brick to cause the nosebleed that graces the cover art of his 2002 album, âÄúI Get Wet.âÄù When that didnâÄôt cause enough blood flow,...

Show review: Willie Nelson at Mystic Lake Casino

November 1, 2010

  It has become a cliché among the, if you will, "green" sector of America to say, "If all the leaders of the world just smoked a joint together, there would be no wars." Which is moronic. The real...

The word of Ox

The word of Ox

October 28, 2010

He goes by Ox. "Not Julian, only my family calls me Julian." Ox fits. An imposing yet soft-spoken man in his mid-twenties (he refuses to share his age because it's "irrelevant"), Ox has declared himself...

How long does Justin Pierre have to tease that hair every day?

Where’s the synth?

October 28, 2010

WHAT: Motion City Soundtrack, Saves the Day, Saves the Day, Valencia WHEN: Thurs. Oct 28, 4:30 pm WHERE: First Ave., 701 First Ave. N COST: $25-28                  ...

The prickly Bill Burr

The prickly Bill Burr

October 21, 2010

WHAT: Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same WHEN: Oct. 22 âÄì 8 p.m. WHERE: Pantages Theatre, 824 Hennepin Ave. COST: $27.50   Bill Burr takes no prisoners. Pot shots at women, religion,...

Punk by the book

Punk by the book

October 21, 2010

WHO: The Magnolias, The Whole Lotta Loves WHEN: Sat, Oct 23 âÄì 9 pm WHERE: The 7th Street Entry, 701 First Ave. N COST: $8, 18+                  ...

2010 “Picked to Click” winners

October 19, 2010

Your 2010 "Picked to Click" champions are (in descending order of votes) ... 10. The Bombay Sweets 9 (tie). Voytech 9. (tie) Phantom Tails (Daily Article) 8. Buffalo Moon 7. Marijuana Deathsquads 6....

Michael Larsen (Eyedea) of Eyedea & Abilities Passes Away

October 17, 2010

According to a recent facebook post on the Eyedea and Abilities fan page, Minnesota rapper Eyedea has passed away at the age of 28.  His cause of death is unknown.  The post was made by his mother...

Sam Adams plays Sigma Chi

October 14, 2010

WHO: Sam Adams, Ferris and G-Beck WHERE: The parking lot of the fraternities on the 1600 block of University Ave. WHEN: 6:30 p.m., Oct. 16. COST: $20   Sam Adams is from Boston and raps about partying,...

Wait a minute ... that's not an orange jumpsuit.

Weezy blasts off into space

October 14, 2010

How do rappers release material from jail? T.I. did it, DreâÄôs done it and now Weezy has the gall to drop a full album. His newest follows the themes of his past works: Mainly that Weezy does...

Mallman Marathon

October 14, 2010

WHAT: Mark Mallman Marathon 3 WHO: Mark Mallman and a troupe of 75 backup musicians WHERE: The Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. W, Thurs-Sun or on webcast at markmallman.com COST: $7, 3-day pass (Friday-Sunday)...

Get off your Facebook and go to a punk show

October 7, 2010

WHO: Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Mister Fister   WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 7, 8:30 p.m.   WHERE: 400 Bar, 400 Cedar Ave. S   COST: $15   WeâÄôre wasting our...

Interview: Slash

September 30, 2010

With his cigarette, top hat and Jack Daniels, Slash personifies rock âÄònâÄô roll. The ex-member of Guns NâÄô Roses and representative of the golden age of hard rock is still making...

Skittish: Taste the rainbow

Skittish: Taste the rainbow

September 30, 2010

WHAT: Skittish WHERE: Acadia Café, 329 Cedar Ave. S WHEN: Oct. 9 COST: Free âÄì Zombie Pub Crawl Show   Jeff Noller has spent the last two years building his home studio. With...

D.I.Y. beer

D.I.Y. beer

September 23, 2010

Here in Minneapolis we like doing things ourselves. D.I.Y. is all the rage. We at A&E even do all our writing ourselves. That’s why we placed it upon our shoulders to bring you a guide to the...

Horror hits campus

September 23, 2010

Two university students are making a horror film in an attempt to inject energy into a “stagnant Hollywood.” Evan Kail and Matt Banks, two seniors in the Sigma Nu fraternity, plan to release...

Matching suit harmony for Bone Thugs.

Minnesota gets boned

September 23, 2010

WHO: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony WHERE: First Ave. 701 First Ave N WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 29th COST: $24   In 1991, things were looking good for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. They had just met Eazy-E and signed...

Strike, beer!

Strike, beer!

September 15, 2010

Knocking things over and drinking is fun. Beer pyramids never last for just that reason. While under the influence, being destructive always seems constructive. Well, what if it actually was? We here at...

Show review: Billy Bragg at the Cedar

September 9, 2010

Alongside Wilco, he is the heir of Woody Guthrie's lost lyrics. He has played heaps of workingman benefit shows throughout his three-decade career. His fans attend his shows as much for his erudite Socialist...

Look at those glasses, The Mountain Goats are totally indie!

A Local Home for All

September 9, 2010

In the center of an area of constantly changing ethnicities and ideas, the Cedar Cultural Center has had to evolve to keep up with the times. Once a bastion of hippie-liberal-organic-granola music, the...

How bright is Ratatat's future?

Ratatat-tat-tat

September 9, 2010

WHAT: Ratatat, DOM, Bobby Birdman WHEN: Sept. 11. 6 p.m. WHERE: First Ave. 701 First Ave. N COST: $20/$23 (Sold Out)   It’s not about the drugs. Ratatat producer, bassist and synth player,...

Nature lead Tyson Forbes (left) and director Makell Kiefer (right) discuss their upcoming production Friday at Intermedia Arts in South Minneapolis.  The play is derived in part from the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, of whom Forbes is a direct descendant.

A very human “Nature”

August 10, 2010

NatureâÄù A walking play. The mythic telling of Emerson and ThoreauâÄôs mutual love affair with the natural world. When: Aug. 19 âÄì Sept. 5; Thursday/Friday 6 p.m., Sat./Sun. 3...

The eclectic strummer will perform at the Minnesota State Fair this year.

Country talk with Jim Lauderdale

August 10, 2010

In the Internet-sustained chaos of our times, one of the great relics that has been lost is the uniquely American art form of country music. Instead of the pride of ol' glory that it once was, it is now...

For Chromeo, partying is such sweet sorrow that they party ‘til it be morrow

Wherefore art thou, Chromeo?

August 3, 2010

Chromeo with Holy Ghost Where: First Ave., 701 1st Ave. N. When: Aug. 7, 7 p.m. Cost: $20 2010 has sheltered an unspoken soul revival. ItâÄôs been subtle and itâÄôs been hushed, but everybody...

A cure for the Summertime Blues

A cure for the Summertime Blues

August 3, 2010

Rogue Valley with Communist Daughter and Total Babe What: CD release party Where: First Ave., 701 1st Ave. N. When: Aug. 13, 6 p.m. Cost: $9 advance, $12 at the door Local folk strummer Chris Koza sits...

Chelsea boys rollin' and rockin' at the deceased Glitterboxxx venue.

New noise: Chelsea Boys

July 27, 2010

ItâÄôs the great rock âÄònâÄô roll paradox that bands can break their necks in the name of rock âÄònâÄô roll while onlookers stand idly by, arms crossed, eyes scanning...

The 2010 St. Paul Slammers: (Left to Right) Sam Cook, Kyle (Guante) Myhre, Sierra DeMulder, Khary (6 is 9) Jackson, Shane Hawley, Matthew Rucker

Welcome to the Slam

July 27, 2010

National Poetry Slam 2010 When: August 3-7 Where: Various venues in downtown St. Paul A little bit Allen Ginsberg , a little bit Tupac , a tad Ric Flair and a whole lot of freshness âÄî poetry...

Pitchfork lesson: Indie is not dead

Pitchfork lesson: Indie is not dead

July 21, 2010

In addition to reaffirming the flourishing state of independent music, Pitchfork 2010 displayed a movement finally comfortable in its own skin. The decade in which being labeled a âÄúhipsterâÄù...

Pitchfork profile: Big Boi

Pitchfork profile: Big Boi

July 21, 2010

When the Pitchfork 2010 lineup was unleashed, one name surged above the storms of hype surrounding Pavement's reunion and LCD Soundsystem's potentially career-ending victory lap. That name was Sir Lucious...

Pitchfork Day Three recap

July 19, 2010

The Pitchfork 2010 match — cracked by Modest Mouse in night one and kept alive by Free Energy and Titus Andronicus in night two — now lies lonely and extinguished in the form of a thousand beer cups,...

Pitchfork profile: Sharon Van Etten

Pitchfork profile: Sharon Van Etten

July 18, 2010

Last December Robyn Pecknold âÄî creative honcho of the best modern folk group, Fleet Foxes âÄî told Pitchfork âÄúthe world doesnâÄôt need another traditional folk record.âÄù...

Guest Blog — A&E Editor Emeritus Jay Boller

July 17, 2010

Micheal Showalter is a funny dude. He was superb in “Wet Hot American Summer,” sound in “The State” and stellar in Comedy Central’s short-lived sitcom “Stella.” So when he awkwardly ushered...

Pitchfork Day One recap

July 17, 2010

Pitchfork 2010 began in predictable fashion. Dance bands played to a beat that outpaced the not-yet-comfortable shoe gazers in the crowd, the Jumbotron ran an ad that showed Rolling Stone banally dubbing...

Pitchfork profile — Best Coast

Pitchfork profile — Best Coast

July 17, 2010

Out of all the faces that emerged and survived from the quicksand of the blogosphere this past year, Best Coast âÄî the gloomy yet endearing creative project of L.A. songstress Bethany Cosentino...

Guthrie’s “Streetcar” is STELLAAA(r)

Guthrie’s “Streetcar” is STELLAAA(r)

July 14, 2010

âÄúA Streetcar Named DesireâÄù by Tennesse Williams Director: John Miller-Stephany Starring: Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Stacia Rice, Gretchen Egolf Where: The Guthrie Theater, Wurtele Thrust...

MCAD houses diverse exhibit

MCAD houses diverse exhibit

July 7, 2010

McKnight Visual Artists Fellowship Exhibition WHO: Michael Kareken, Aldo Moroni, Carolyn Swiszcz and Piotr Szyhalski WHERE: Minneapolis College of Art and Design WHEN: July 9 - August 13; Opening reception...

Ales, Whales and Phantom Tails

Ales, Whales and Phantom Tails

July 7, 2010

Phantom Tails CD Release Where: Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S. When: July 9, 9:30 p.m. Cost: Free The name Phantom Tails is either a byproduct of a chin stroking and grass smoking "brainstorming" session...

Never-before-heard HEALTH track “Drugs Beach”

June 30, 2010

More from Radio K's never-before-seen HEALTH coverage. "Drugs Beach" is the song. The song is new to you unless you've been at their live shows. http://vimeo.com/12980903

Weekend Culture Compass — Devo, Dollhouse and Tool

June 30, 2010

Thursday Music âÄî Tool The band with the most moody, cerebral fans plays to an arena full of them this weekend. We foresee a lot of thoughtful headbanging. Excel Energy Center 199 W. Kellogg Blvd....

Songs of these States

June 29, 2010

Here at A&E, we labor under the âÄúIn Rock We TrustâÄù creed. ThatâÄôs why weâÄôre going to use Uncle SamâÄôs 11-score and 14th b-day as an excuse to rock out...

HEALTH at 7th St. Entry

June 28, 2010

http://vimeo.com/12918847

Eminem walks down the long road of

Review: Eminem — “Recovery”

June 22, 2010

Every golden boy of every decade has seen the kind of rock-bottom despair that Eminem beats to death in his new LP âÄúRecovery .âÄù Elvis Presley faded out in sloppy humiliation. John Lennon...

Pride without prejudice

Pride without prejudice

June 22, 2010

TC Pride Festival When: June 26-27, Parade on June 27 Where: Loring Park, 1382 Willow St. Who: Village People, CeCe Peniston, DJ Shiek, Ellis and Electric Avenue Imagine if a relic from early pioneer America...

In-a-gadda-da-Walker

In-a-gadda-da-Walker

June 16, 2010

Rock the Garden Who: MGMT, OK Go, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Retribution Gospel Choir Where: The Walker Art Center / Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, 1750 Hennepin Ave. When: Sat., June 19, 3:00 p.m....

Poet and lyricist Chris Besinger Thursday outside Diamonds coffee shop.

Besinger tries to be poet — and he succeeds

June 16, 2010

Famed poet and longtime University of Minnesota professor Michael Dennis Browne once likened song lyrics devoid of their musical buoyancy to âÄúa boat without water.âÄù Those of local punk...

These rockers, unlike most rockers, hear, see and speak no evil.

Review: “Zoo Animal”

June 9, 2010

Zoo Animal Album: âÄúZoo AnimalâÄù Label: Rest + Easy Minneapolis trio Zoo Animal encompasses all of the indie trends that defined the colorful culmination of the decade that was: rough-and-pretty...

Feminist art enters Cult Status

Feminist art enters Cult Status

June 9, 2010

WHAT: Cult Sisters 5 with live music from The Great Confinement WHEN: June 12, 7 p.m. WHERE: Cult Status Gallery, 2913 Harriet Ave. S. COST: Free ItâÄôs midmorning and Erin Sayer is spraying âÄúCult...