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All content by Sally Hedberg

A year in music: Sally Hedberg’s 2011 picks.

Published December 14, 2011

As a lover (almost to a fault) of nightlife and live music I can say with sincerity that 2011 was a year that did not disappoint. The local output, the national tours and recorded albums all delivered...

The Fashionista is in: confronting your gift-giving dilemmas with style

Published December 13, 2011

The holiday season presents us, as consumers, with a dichotomy. First, thereâÄôs the positive: cheerful lights draped all over the city, peppermint mochas, elaborately decorated department stores...

Take that, Rewind it back….

Published December 8, 2011

WHAT: Rewind Vintage Showcase WHEN: 7 p.m., Saturday WHERE: Rewind Vintage, 2829 Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis COST: Free Much of fashion is concerned with keeping up-to-date with current trends. ItâÄôs...

Social network of style

Published December 8, 2011

What: Glama Gala Holiday Party When: 7 p.m., Saturday Where: Four SeasonâÄôs Dance Studio, 1637 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis Cost: $10/$15 at the door Art is perceived in a multiplicity of ways....

The Fashionista is in: cultivate your style

Published December 6, 2011

Style can be a nebulous thing. You either have âÄúitâÄù or you donâÄôt. And there is no one universal path to becoming stylish, because looks vary so much from person to person....

Album Review: “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” by Amy Winehouse

Album Review: “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” by Amy Winehouse

Published December 1, 2011

  âÄúLioness: Hidden TreasuresâÄù Artist: Amy Winehouse Release date: Dec. 5 Record Label: Universal Island Records Considering solo artists who have made the most consequential strides...

The Fashionista is in: Winter makeup

Published November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving has passed, which means that itâÄôs totally appropriate to start compiling your seasonal wish lists. And though you probably shouldnâÄôt keep your fingers crossed for a whirlwind...

Crossing the panty line

Published November 23, 2011

  ItâÄôs safe to assume that most people can rattle off the name of a fashion designer/house thatâÄôs known for its ready to wear or couture. ThatâÄôs because when it comes...

Brother Act

Published November 23, 2011

  What: Askov Finlayson Where: 200 N. First  St., Minneapolis When it comes to shopping local in Minneapolis, women have a world of opportunity. Men, on the other hand, not so much. Menswear...

First rate Mates

Published November 17, 2011

  WHAT: Mates of State WHEN: 8 p.m., tomorrow WHERE: Fine Line Music Café, 318 First Ave. N., Minneapolis COST: $18/$20   In a musical industry where success is often measured by...

Album review: “Take Care” by Drake

Published November 15, 2011

The current state of the hip-hop union is in flux. Mod­ern technology, a prolif­eration of whiz-kid producers and, quite simply, the talent itself has pushed sounds and structures...

The Fashionista is in: winter style

Published November 15, 2011

Your yoga instructor may be capable of transpor t­ing you to your coastal, Mediterranean âÄúhappy placeâÄù for a pose or two, but the harsh reality remains: Minnesota has brutal...

A touch of pink

Published November 10, 2011

  WHAT: âÄúA Touch of Pink Fashion ShowâÄù WHEN: 8:00 p.m., Saturday WHERE: Nick and Eddie restaurant, 1612 Harmon Place, Minneapolis COST: $15 For an industry thatâÄôs so...

Senior apparel design student Lizzie Hillman tailors her garment Wednesday at McNeal Hall in St. Paul.

Design School confidential

Published November 10, 2011

  The University of Minnesota is lauded for many diverse and rigorous paths of study and research. It may come as a surprise (to some) to hear that one of the most prestigious programs offered has...

Album review: ‘Crazy Clown Time’ by David Lynch

Published November 8, 2011

David Lynch is a man whose reputation precedes him âÄî though that reputation isnâÄôt normal. More than likely, your familiarity with the surrealist filmmaker is one wreathed in complicated,...

The fashionista is in: for the ‘bros’

Published November 8, 2011

Though it may seem more outwardly important to us, fashion and style isnâÄôt the exclusive province of women. Men obviously want to look good, but for much of the XY-chromosome campus populace,...

Caché’s here to stay

Published November 3, 2011

  WHAT: Caché: Casket arts showcase WHEN: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday; 12p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday; 12p.m.âÄì5 p.m., Sunday WHERE: Casket Arts Building, 681 17th Ave. NE, Minneapolis COST:...

Polica Gives MPLS an Autotune up

Published November 3, 2011

WHAT: Polica WHEN: Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m., Monday WHERE: Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. COST: $6 for advanced tickets, $8 at the door They may not have a released album, but the dreamy...

Bright Lights

Published October 27, 2011

  WHAT: LIGHTS WHEN: 6 p.m., Friday WHERE: Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. COST: $14 The decade of questionable hair accessories and cocaine was also the decade of New Wave. And during its...

The Fashionista is in: haute costume couture

Published October 27, 2011

  In addition to all of the glorious depravity that it encourages, Halloween provides a legitimate excuse to go shopping. Now, one route is that of the costume set, but it should be known: That road...

Beyond the dress

Published October 20, 2011

  Jewelry design can often be overlooked as the mere frosting of runway show styling. If itâÄôs not a 30-carat Harry Winston, then it can be brushed aside as an afterthought to the clothing...

Attn:Restaurant week=cheap food.

Published October 18, 2011

  You know what they say: there’s no such thing as a free lunch. There is, however, discounted lunch and dinner at participating restaurants during restaurant week (Oct. 23-28). The Twin Cities...

The Fashionista is in: Let’s hear it for the blogs

Published October 18, 2011

Last weekâÄôs plug about the Sartorialist sparked some thinking about fashion blogs. Naturally, there are  excessive amounts of them floating around the net. But theyâÄôre not all...

Designer Abby Christenson fixes the ribbon of one of her dress designs that will be in the Vogue/ Trash Fashion Show in her home in South Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon.

Cross The Style Line

Published October 13, 2011

  WHAT: Vogue/Trash Costume Fashion Ball Benefit WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m. WHERE: PatrickâÄôs Cabaret, 3010 S. Minnehaha Ave. COST: $10/$20 VIP   Many Minneapolis fashion productions...

Glo-fi Fidelity

Published October 13, 2011

  WHAT: Neon Indian WHEN: 8 p.m., Thursday WHERE: 7th St. Entry, 701 First Ave N. COST: $15 Alan PalomoâÄôs (Neon Indian) rise to popularity isnâÄôt difficult to understand. He is...

Freshman Emma Czezk was spotted outside Walter Library Friday morning. She scores fashion at Forever 21 and Goodwill outlets.

Campus style stars: presented by fashionista

Published October 11, 2011

WeâÄôve come to worship the blogosphere genius of a certain Scott Schuman (âÄúThe SartorialistâÄù). His approach, however novel, was simple: Snap street fashion with the eye of...

Local designer Danielle Everine showcases her black dress Wednesday at her studio.

Back in black

Published October 6, 2011

  What: âÄúLittle Black DressâÄù When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday Where: Amsterdam Bar and Hall, 6 W. Sixth St., St. Paul Cost: Free As essential as a cup of coffee is to morning is the little...

The style among us

Published October 6, 2011

  What: Fresh Traditions When: Oct. 7 Where: McNamara Alumni Center Cost: $15/$20 Minneapolis has a thriving fashion scene, yes, but it centers upon design for a very specific market (the uptown,...

The Fashionista is in: Fall beauty endorsements

Published October 4, 2011

We all have our romantic pipe dreams. Mine currently involves becoming the Middleton to Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and owning a BergdorfâÄôs online shopping cart that will never be checked out...

St. Vincent performs Sunday at the Walker Art Center.

Review: St. Vincent at Walker Art Center

Published October 3, 2011

  Annie Clark (St. Vincent) has sustained a career by creating music that exists just outside the parameters of a tangible reality. Her doe-ish disposition and startling beauty forge a stark contrast...

Electric Fetus in-store performances you don’t want to miss

Published September 29, 2011

 Local musichead haven Electric Fetus doesn't stop at mere merchandise when it comes to their investment in the music scene: they've made themselves into a venue. I'm talking of course about in-store...

Simply Marvelous

Published September 29, 2011

The 20-somethings of the prohibition era had a different kind of nightlife, thatâÄôs for sure. But itâÄôs not like the âÄúNoble ExperimentâÄù actually eradicated the drinking,...

Patrons at Club Jager dance late into the night Saturday evening in the Warehouse District.

Dance until the world ends

Published September 29, 2011

  Whether itâÄôs atop a table at B-Loco or in the comfort of your own living room, the drunken man/woman, deep down, has a shared love of dance. And as the drinks start flowing, you find yourself...

MN Fashion week shows

Published September 27, 2011

As promised, here is the list of MN Fashion week runway shows. Do yourself a favor: abandon a tiresome night out in Dinkytown and get glamorous. A lot of these events are FREE (zero dollars) so no excuses. Thursday,...

Toro Y Moi have the artistry to back up the buzz.

The Man and the Movement

Published September 22, 2011

  WHAT: Toro Y Moi with Unknown Mortal Orchestra WHEN: 8 p.m., Sunday WHERE: Triple Rock, 629 Cedar Ave. COST: $15   Chaz Bundick isnâÄôt your typical breed of game-changing musician....

Model Behavior

Published September 22, 2011

Runway fashion is primarily about the clothing designers, but it couldnâÄôt exist without particularly tall and exquisite human beings called models. The plight of the runway model is a tale not...

The Fashionista is in: Fall trend report

Published September 20, 2011

  In a perfect world, our walk-in closets are bursting with high-end retail. A typical Saturday night dilemma centers upon which color Louboutins to wear with the black minidress or whether the Chloé...

Tickets Still Remain for Autumn Brew Review

Published September 15, 2011

We celebrate our mothers and fathers. We celebrate our birthdays. We celebrate America. So who says we can't celebrate the distilled fermented grains that propel our very youthful vitality? No one. This...

Sad or smiley, Marissa Nadlers voice takes the modern singer/songwriter approach to powerful heights

Sing Me a Sad Song

Published September 15, 2011

  WHAT: Marissa Nadler with James Vincent McMorrow WHEN: 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept 17 WHERE: Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S COST: $12/$15   The female singer/songwriter aesthetic may not...

Culture Compass – Braids, Hookers and Blow, Gordon Lightfoot

Published September 15, 2011

  Thursday Braids 7th St. Entry 8 p.m. $10 Braids is an experimental art-pop group from Canada who crafts their music around complex rhythmic stylings and nontraditional vocal structures. I know what...

Design with a Vision

Design with a Vision

Published September 15, 2011

  WHAT: Envision: Artopia Fall 2011 WHEN: 9 p.m., FridayWHERE: Graves 601 Hotel COST: Advanced ticket $20, day-of $25   Fashion weeks of the world have officially commenced. Across much of the...

Wanted: fashion show volunteers

Published September 8, 2011

There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer and sometimes paying it forward can yield desirable results like, say, free tickets to premiere fall fashion show "Envision: Artopia Fall 2011." The...

Tom Tom Club still have the heart and James Brown soul.

Still feelin’ it

Published September 8, 2011

WHAT: Tom Tom Club with Psychedelic Furs WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m. WHERE: First Ave, 701 First Ave N.      COST: $23 Amid a musical movement centered on synthesizers, punchy...

Designer Gina Marie Landes displays one of her shirts on a modeling form Friday afternoon in the studio she shares with her mother in North East Minneapolis.

Vintage En Vogue

Published September 8, 2011

Within fashion magazines, scrutinizing the subtleties and changes in runway style is fun âÄî nay, exhilarating âÄî but when it comes to maintaining a relevant wardrobe, itâÄôs a...

Show Review: Yuck at the Varsity Theater

Published July 20, 2011

Hundreds of miles away in Chicago, the able men of A&E were ending their Pitchfork odyssey with a powerful TV on the Radio set. Back in the humid, sub-Saharan hell of Minneapolis, Minnesota, I ventured...

Clothes that speak louder than words

Published May 5, 2011

Fashion is often taken at face value, and in some sense thatâÄôs OK. ItâÄôs accurate to say that much of it is purely concerned with aesthetics (e.g. the tailoring of a jacket, fabric choice,...

Cold Cave are bringing the 80s back.

Turning back time

Published May 5, 2011

WHAT: Cold Cave with the Kills WHEN: 6 p.m., Thursday WHERE: First Ave, 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis COST: $16 The synthesizer had its heyday 25 years ago. The danceable hits of groups like Duran Duran,...

DIY pop-stars OK Go have advice for UMNs graduating class: Be the rowdiest you can be.

Cyberspace cowboys

Published April 28, 2011

  WHAT: OK Go WHEN: 7:15 p.m., Saturday WHERE: Riverbend Plaza, 300 Washington Ave. SE. COST: Free It all began with a videotaped dance rehearsal that was meant for some inside laughs among friends....

Fashion here, right NOW

Published April 28, 2011

  WHAT: Fashion NOW: Spring Fashion Party WHEN: Thursday, April 28 8 p.m. WHERE: Fine Line Music Café, 318 First Ave. N., Minneapolis COST: $15 in advance; $20 at the door Top 40 radio-sponsored...

The couture and the movement

Published April 21, 2011

WHAT: Sol Inspirations: Eco Fashion Gala WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 7 p.m. WHERE: The Depot, 225 Third Ave. S COST: $35/$15 with a college ID All the glory of the green movement hits the runway in Minneapolis...

Radio K in-studio: The Raveonettes

Published April 21, 2011

  It’s a shame if you were unable catch the Raveonettes at the Fine Line on April 7. Though their time onstage was surprisingly short it managed to flawlessly capture the dark intricacy of their...

TV On The Radio Minneapolis shows canceled

Published April 20, 2011

Tv On The Radio has canceled its April 23 and 24 performance dates at First Avenue due to the death of bassist Gerard Smith. Smith, battling lung cancer, passed away this morning. Our condolences go out...

Runway Recap: Voltage 2011

Published April 18, 2011

  Those skeptical of the truth that Minneapolis is indeed home to a thriving and constantly evolving fashion scene clearly didn’t attend “Voltage” on Friday night. There’s no doubt about it:...

Danger Danger! High Voltage!

Danger Danger! High Voltage!

Published April 14, 2011

WHAT: Voltage: Fashion Amplified WHEN: 8:00 p.m.Friday WHERE: First Avenue, 701 First Ave N. COST: $25/$30 Any Minneapolis fashion enthusiast will agree that âÄúVoltageâÄù is the premier...

Theyll always have Minneapolis.

Small Film, Big City

Published April 14, 2011

All it took was a read-through of the script, and Minneapolis filmmaker Brady Kiernan knew that he was 100 percent on-board to commit to the film âÄúStuck Between Stations.âÄù And itâÄôs...

Tune in: Rock the Garden lineup to be announced April 19

Published April 10, 2011

  It's that time of year. The time of year, of course, to start thinking about your summer music plans. Sure we all dream great dreams of road trips to Bonnaroo, Coachella or Pitchfork but let's face...

Runway ready

Published April 7, 2011

WHAT: Envision: Artopia Spring 2011 WHEN: 9 p.m., Saturday WHERE: Graves 601, 601 N. First Ave. COST: $20 in advance; $25 at the door ItâÄôs fair to say that MNfashion Week is the most anticipated...

The Raveonettes mysterious disposition only adds to the power of their enthralling music.

Nobody puts The Raveonettes in a corner

Published April 7, 2011

WHAT: The Raveonettes with Tamaryn WHEN: 8 p.m., today WHERE: Fine Line Music Cafe, 318 First Ave. N., Minneapolis COST: $15 The Raveonettes have spent a 10-year career existing on the mere periphery of...

Movin’ on up

Published March 31, 2011

  WHAT: Sharon Van Etten with Little Scream and Star Dweller WHEN: 7 p.m., April 6 WHERE: Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S COST: $10/$12   Coming from the ambiguous and prevalent genre...

You and Me and everyone we know

You and Me and everyone we know

Published March 31, 2011

  You and Me 2114B S. Lyndale Ave. Nestled between the place where you buy a bong and the place you get loaded off of legendary Wondrous Punch (Clown Glass and The Red Dragon), newly openedboutique...

Show Review: Diamond Rings at the Triple Rock

Published March 30, 2011

  John O’Regan AKA Diamond Rings deserves to be a star. For one, he’s got the look: a glam-rock explosion of hipster-kid meets Ziggy Stardust, complete with the Technicolor makeup. He’s also...

“Project Runway” notables to take part in “Sol Inspirations: Eco-Fashion Gala.”

Published March 27, 2011

  "Project Runway" junkies take note: it’s been announced that some noteworthy names from the series will take part in Minneapolis’ own eco-centric fashion production, “Sol Inspirations-Eco...

Canadas prized indie sweethearts elaborate their hometown nostalgia on Departing.

Second year blues

Published March 24, 2011

WHAT: TheRural Alberta Advantage WHEN: 8 p.m., tomorrow WHERE: First Avenue Mainroom, 701 First Ave N., Minneapolis COST: $12 in advance; $14 at the door Charming Canadian trio The Rural Alberta Advantage...

Survival of the Chicest

Published March 24, 2011

WHAT: MNfashion Spring Style Dash WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m., Saturday WHERE: Mall of America, Nordstrom Court, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington COST: Free Americans have an obsession with makeovers. Look no further...

“Real World” casting call in Minneapolis

Published March 16, 2011

  Is your depraved lifestyle missing something like, say, millions of viewers? Do you fantasize about showcasing your histrionic personality, lawless promiscuity and shameless day-drunkenness with...

Show Review: Girl Talk at First Avenue

Published March 10, 2011

  He can’t play the guitar and he’s sure not the brilliant lyricist of our generation. He’s capitalized on the success of dozens of pop artists and hasn’t been held legally accountable, yet....

Jessica Norling searches for new clothing Monday afternoon at the store Cliché in Uptown. Norling lives close by and shops there for their plethora of unique clothing options.

Spring style update

Published March 10, 2011

T.S. Eliot may have been a closet fashionisto, because, man, was he right: When it comes to dressing yourself, April is definitely the cruelest month. Common seasonal sense tells us that fashion in the...

When it comes to blues-rock, The Cold War Kids are alright.

Life during cold wartime

Published March 10, 2011

WHAT: Cold War Kids WHEN: Thursday 8:00 p.m. WHERE: First Ave. Mainroom, 701 First Ave. N. COST: $16 In just five years, the California band that brought us âÄúHang Me Out to DryâÄù has...

Culture compass — Chrystal Castles, Carolyne Smith and Acoustic Africa

Published March 10, 2011

Friday Crystal Castles with Teengirl Fantasy First Ave, 701 First Ave. N. 8:00 p.m. $22 Elusive, Canadian electronica duo Crystal Castles may be a source of split-opinion amongst musicheads, but thereâÄôs...

Kelly Ver Duin and Allison Danz are one of the few students in the University’s Design program who specialize in creating menswear.

It’s raining menswear

Published March 3, 2011

The time is nigh to acknowledge the truth that fashion-forward ladies of Minneapolis have it pretty easy. The profusion of local womenâÄôs ready-to-wear designers makes for both a steady string...

Faculty member of the Institute of Production and Recording Adam Levy plays the piano in a recording studio at IPR Wednesday afternoon. Levy has been commissioned to work with other local musicians for a concert being held at the Cedar Cultural Center on March 6.

Collaboration with a twist

Published March 3, 2011

WHAT: Adam Levy: 416 Club Commissions WHEN: 7:30 p.m., March 6 WHERE: Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S. COST: $5 Collaborations are definitely the name of the game in the Minneapolis music scene...

Wall Street Journal shouts out to the Electric Fetus

Published March 1, 2011

  The Electric Fetus. You know what it is (Minneapolis’ supreme record shop) and if you’re any sort of half-functioning music lover you probably find it to be pretty kick-ass. It’s a place to...

Pink Mink announce SXSW kick-off show

Published February 26, 2011

In a couple of weeks 2010 Picked to Click winners Pink Mink are headed to Texas for their first SXSW as Minneapolis rockstars. Thankfully for us, they're kicking it off in true rock goddess style with...

Culture Compass — Toki Wright, Rock for Socks and the Deep Dark Woods

Published February 24, 2011

Friday Toki Wright Varsity Theatre 1308 Fourth St. SE 8:30 p.m. $11 Rhymesayers hip-hopper Toki Wright epitomizes socially conscious rap. Whether heâÄôs contributing to local nonprofits or boosting...

Planet of the Tapes

Published February 24, 2011

WHAT: Tapes âÄôN Tapes with Oberhofer and Alpha Consumer WHEN: 8 p.m., Friday WHERE: First Avenue Mainroom, 701 First Ave. N. COST: $15 They might not be The Replacements, but thatâÄôs...

Innovative rock trio Akron/Family channel the power of Mount Meakan.

Akron/Family values

Published February 24, 2011

WHAT: Akron/Family with Delicate Steve WHEN: 8 p.m, Friday, Feb. 25 WHERE: Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S. COST: $12 in advance/$15 at the door In the era of Animal Collective, itâÄôs...

Fashion design senior Jessica George measures the waist of a mannequin Monday at the McNeal Center in St Paul.

Fashion on the fringe

Published February 17, 2011

  WHAT: U of M Senior Fashion Show, âÄúDistortionâÄù WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 19, 5 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. WHERE: Rapson Hall Courtyard, 89 Church St. SE COST: $10-$25. VIP $50 Move over,...

Sims of Doomtree will drop a new album during a CD release show Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Fine Line Music Cafe.

Animal house

Published February 17, 2011

  WHAT: Sims âÄúBad Time ZooâÄù album release show WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m. WHERE: Fine Line Music Cafe, 318 First Ave. N. COST: $10/$12 at the door   ItâÄôs not...

Music and Movies in Loring Park is back on for summer 2011.

Published February 16, 2011

  Clear your Monday nights for the summer, kids. Despite last summer’s bummer announcement that the Walker Art Center’s “Music and Movies in Loring Park” was donezo, today MPR divulged that...

Show Review: Robyn at First Ave.

Published February 15, 2011

  Though she’s been cranking out hits since ’97, only recently has Swedish pop star Robyn been pushed out from the periphery of American attention and into the spotlight she emphatically deserves....

John ORegan (Diamond Rings), is a girls and boys best friend!

Put a ring on it

Published February 10, 2011

WHAT:Diamond Rings with Robyn and Natalia Kills WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 13 WHERE:First Avenue, 701 First Ave. N COST: $25 Rock âÄònâÄô roll truth: Glitter makes everything better. Bowie, Roxy...

Album review: Adele — “21”

Published February 9, 2011

  Adele âÄî "21" Release date: Feb 22 2011 XL Recordings   In addition to boasting a far-superior slang lexicon, recent years have proven that when it comes music, the Brits hold a much...

The big cats on campus

Published February 3, 2011

The Tribe & Big Cats! may represent a portion of Minneapolis hip-hop that you donâÄôt hear about as often as Doomtree, but man, that doesnâÄôt mean they arenâÄôt kicking out...

Sister Act

Published February 3, 2011

WHAT: Chapin Sisters with Rooney WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. WHERE: Station 4, 201 E. 4th St. COST: $15   When it comes to modern interpretations of classic folk, itâÄôs best kept all in...

The White Stripes announce break up.

Published February 2, 2011

Stop the presses. Today the greatest rock band of our era announced the official end of their career. Though we haven't been privileged to any new material from the duo since 2007's "Icky Thump," I'd wager...

This year’s Voltage band lineup announced

Published January 31, 2011

Voltage is arguably the fashion event of the year. It merges our city's most innovative clothing and accessory designers with the guitar power of some hyped local rockstars in one night of runway glitz,...

The new kids on the cellblock

The new kids on the cellblock

Published January 27, 2011

WHAT: ClichéâÄôs Avoid the Grey Fashion Show WHEN: Jan. 29, 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Old Arizona, 2821 Nicollet Avenue COST: $15 What Elvis Presley and his intrepid pelvis...

The red carpet for rappers

The red carpet for rappers

Published January 27, 2011

WHAT: 5th annual Twin Cities Hip Hop Awards WHEN: Fri Jan. 28, 8 p.m. WHERE: First Avenue, 701 First Ave. N COST: $10/$12 at the door   Any halfway conscious Twin Cities dweller is aware that hip-hop...

Controversy takes the stage

Published January 20, 2011

What: NARAL pro-choice MinnesotaâÄôs Rock for Roe Benefit Show Who: Teenage Moods, Sorry OK, Bouncer Fighter, Kitten Forever When: Jan. 22, 8 p.m. Where: Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S. Cost:...

Both Phairs acoustic insight and sex appeal have endured the turn of the millenium.

Our Phair lady

Published January 20, 2011

What: Liz Phair When: Jan. 20, 8 p.m. Where: Fine Line Music Café, 318 First Ave. N. Cost: $20   You probably missed it. Liz PhairâÄôs reign of rock âÄònâÄô roll...

Show Review: Heart at Mystic Lake

Published December 23, 2010

Nostalgia for the golden age of live rock’n’roll performance is something that I’ve learned to cope with. No matter how desperately I haunt YouTube to relive incendiary Zeppelin sets from the '70s,...

A lady’s perspective- Sally Hedberg’s 2010 Musical Favorites

Published December 14, 2010

Best Albums of 2010 1. "Plastic Beach"- Gorillaz 2."My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"- Kanye West 3. "The Suburbs"- Arcade Fire 4. "Teen Dream"- Beach House 5. "The ArchAndroid"- Janelle Monáe 6. "Crazy...

Romantica LP Release Rescheduled

Published December 13, 2010

Due to the horrific conditions this weekend, Romantica was forced to cancel their LP release show at the Cedar Cultural Center that was scheduled for last night.  Just a few days ago A&E, in our...

Later, Homme-bre

Published December 9, 2010

What: Mini Mansions with Zombie Season and Night Moves When: 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10 Where: 400 Bar, 400 Cedar Ave. S. Cost: $6   While the musical contributions of Velvet Revolver and other superfluous...

Romantica brings a worldly perspective to their intuitive folk music.

Irish blood, Minneapolis heart

Published December 9, 2010

What: Romantica Vinyl Release show When: Sunday, Dec  8:00 p.m. Where: Cedar Cultural Center Cost: $15 Romantica first impressed with the nostalgic poignancy of their sophomore album, âÄúAmerica.âÄù...

Culture compass — Adam Svec, Sleeping in the Aviary and Mason Jennings

Published December 2, 2010

Friday The Absent Arch, Adam Svec and Very Small Animal 501 Club 9 p.m.   In a celebration of local indie-rock, these three talented outfits will steal the stage and wow us with their acoustic introspection....

When it comes to distinctive local rock, Alpha Consumer takes the cake.

Leaders of the pack

Published December 2, 2010

What: Alpha Consumer with Andrew Bird When: Thursday, Dec. 2 Where: First Avenue Mainroom, 701 First Ave. N Cost: $30   No one needs to tell Alpha Consumer how to be Minneapolis rock stars; theyâÄôve...

People eat inside of Spoonriver across the street from the Guthrie Theater on Wednesday afternoon.

It’s the time of the season for eating

Published December 2, 2010

As human beings on the planet Earth, our basic needs are simple: a place to sleep, clothing, sustenance and water. But, just beyond the realm of necessity lies something that truly directs the motivations...

Chris Hontona, left, and Chris Farstak of Food Pyramid play at the Turf Club on Saturday in St. Paul.

Pyramid Songs

Published November 24, 2010

  Minneapolis is a wellspring of musical talent. But not all of it gets pushed into the limelight. Some truly impressive bands, not unlike James Bond, remain cloaked in mystery âÄî doing their...

Album Review: Nicki Minaj “Pink Friday”

Published November 24, 2010

   Pink-haired powerhouse, Nicki Minaj, stormed onto the hip-hop scene in Balenciaga stilettos demanding the attention of America and she got it. Her over-the-top persona and animalistic presence...

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