Grinderman Destroys the Main Room

You can often tell how a show went by limited character reviews on the twitters, and from the sounds of it Nick Cave and Grinderman put on one of the best performances of the year last night.  For those of you interested in longer recaps, Cake in 15 walks you through the show and has video help you get a glimpse of the majesty.

And even though I totally should’ve posted this yesterday, here’s Grinderman’s fantastic (and slightly NSFW) video for “Heathen Child:

The Guthrie Stages All New Production of ‘A Christmas Carol’

All the holiday favs are coming out! Here’s a look at the Guthrie’s revamped staging of the  Christmas Carol; the venerable Tim Gihring also interviewed Guthrie Artistic Director Joe Dowling about the new production for MNMo.

Next LOL/OMG Meet Up Features All The Pretty Horses

Whoa!  All the Pretty Horses are making a rare full-band appearance to play at next month’s LOL/OMG meet-up, Dec. 2nd at the 501.

Holidazzle Adds Opening Night Fireworks

Target’s Holidazzle parade down Nicollet starts this Friday, the 26th with a new addition: opening night fireworks at 6:30pm.

Here are the numbers on the parade, btw: 350,000 twinkling lights, 13 floats, nearly 300 volunteers, and a whopping 300,000 visitors.

1918 Wedding Reception Shows Historic St. Paul

A little peek into the history of the Palm Ballroom in the St Paul Hotel; a wedding reception held in 1918.