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Twincy Cheat Sheet: Some Really Strange Things

It’s almost impossible to keep up with the arts and the culture and the entertainment and food and drink and the people and the places here in MPLS + STPL, so we’ve put together this list of stuff that we’re… Continue Reading →

Win Tix: John Hodgman + Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches

Join Rain Taxi in welcoming John Hodgman back to the Twin Cities! He will be reading from and speaking about his new book, Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches (Viking), in which the fearless author wanders through the wildernesses of Western… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Monica LaPlante

Regular Readers know we’ve been tremendous fans of Monica LaPlante‘s music and we’re very excited to finally be able to have some of it on vinyl. Ahead of her Noir LP release show with Catbath and Blaha—one of the last shows… Continue Reading →

Win Tix: Wolf Parade + Charlie Bliss

The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are on proud display over the course of Cry Cry Cry, the band’s thunderous first album in seven years. That unique combination of sounds and influences,… Continue Reading →

Kickstart Our Heart: Art Shanties

There’s a lot of really good kickstarters that will make our thriving metro an even better collection of arts & culture scenes—plus you get goodies if the projects get funded. Here’s something to throw your hard-earned money on proposals like:… Continue Reading →

Midweek News & Notes: Local Election Crunch Time

Since even our most well-read readers have a hard time keeping up with local politics because there’s very little good consistent coverage that’s also actually informative, we feel we should update you with some of the important stories being shared around the… Continue Reading →

Burger Hunter: Wagner’s Drive-In

You know who he is, you know what he does. Check out all The Burger Hunter’s meaty exploits at the #GreatAmericanBurgerHunter tag on Instagram and at @BurgerHunterUSA on the twitter. Now and then we all need to go back in… Continue Reading →

Quick Hits: Add A Little Spice Into Your Fall

We often miss that a whole month of the fall arts season because we’re too hyped up on creepy stuff like Hausu, so don’t forget to pencil in stuff like . . .  F1rst Wrestling: Live!—Dec 7th  Just announced! One… Continue Reading →

Checking In: A Prairie Home Companion

How is the new season of the Chris Thile-lead Prairie Home Companion? Field correspondent Isabelle Wattenberg went out to Lake Wobegon and reports back. A span of Minnesota’s generations cozied up in the red plush interior of the Fitzgerald Theater for… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: 10,000 Laughs Festival + Ryan

Back and bigger than ever, the 10,000 Laughs festival again gives the burgeoning MPLS + STPL comedy scene the weekend-long fest that local funny people and their fans deserve. Each night has killer showcases chock full of comics, both local and national, with a… Continue Reading →

Win Tix: Pert Near Sandstone

It was roughly a decade ago that Pert Near Sandstone first gathered around a microphone in a Minneapolis basement to record their debut album, Up And Down The River. So much has happened since then: highs and lows, personal struggles and… Continue Reading →

Win Tix: GORGE

It’s one of the highly anticipated performances of the fall arts season: A collective of local dance companies present GORGE, the void where dance meets rock. DaNCEBUMS opens each evening of the four-part performance with their riotous approach to dance… Continue Reading →