Q + A

Quick Q+A: Chris Besinger + STNNNG

It’s, well, stunning that local artful noise rock outfit STNNNG, favorites of many MPLS + STPL music makers, have been making music as original and powerful as they have, for as long as they have, and as they continue to… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Ace Rice + PLOT

This Friday, PLOT gallery, clothing and accessories store, will host a new group exhibition F.A.M.E.—Female Artists of Minneapolis Exhibit—that features paintings, photography, fashion, and furniture from Suki the Saint, Georgie Jones, and Tessa Warnke. And although the artists have vastly different backgrounds… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Tom Hoch For Minneapolis

The already pretty exciting race to become MPLS mayor became even more exciting this week when former Hennepin Theater Trust CEO Tom Hoch officially added his name the list of high profile mayoral candidates that includes current Mayor Betsy Hodges, former MPLS NAACP President… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Tiny Deaths + Claire de Lune

We’re fans of most anything that prolific producer/composer Grant Cutler has worked on throughout the years, from the electro-pop duo Lookbook to his work as Grant Cutler The Gorgeous Lords to many other collaborations with big names in MPLS + STPL… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Stephanie Wilbur Ash + The Annie Year

It warms our cold, bitter hearts when a truly talented MPLS + STPL author has a breakout hit, and breakout hit exactly describes The Annie Year, a wonderful and increasingly popular story that’s grounded in the mundane and eclectic lives of small… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Aaron King + Boneshaker Books

When the very fun—and also community supported, collectively organized, and volunteer run—Boneshaker Books celebrated their 5th Anniversary, the shop celebrated with a heady and hilarious literary costume party. Now a year older, and with independent bookstores doing better than ever… Continue Reading →


If we had to pick just one musical trend from this year that resonated the most with us, it would likely have to be the straight up dominance of MPLS + STPL music by women. We’ve been floored by the excitement,… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Andy Erikson

Award-winner, runner-up on Last Comic Standing, and Ham Lake hero, comedian Andy Erikson will be firing up the crowd for this weekend’s special appearance at Comedy Corner Underground by comedian Josh Gondelman (who does stand-up in addition to his paying gig as writer for… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Hannah von der Hoff

Regular readers know we’re big fans of chanteuse Hannah von der Hoff, a singer-songwriter who’s played everywhere from Icehouse to the Red Stag Supper Club to the Dakota, either solo or with The Dangertones backing her, and the Aster Cafe, where… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Craig Grossman + Green Room Music Source

For the last 10 years, Green Room Music Source has brought us some of the most recognized names in local music, and they’ll be marking the occasion on Saturday with a stacked show at the Turf Club. Just check out… Continue Reading →

Quick Q+A: Teke O’Reilly + 612 Sauna Society

Winter. It’s coming. And like the members of the intrepid cooperative 612 Sauna Society, we’re getting excited for the cold outside and the inside dry heat—inside saunas. The organization behind the mobile sauna that makes an appearance at some of… Continue Reading →

Quick Q + A: Johnny Solomon + Communist Daughter

Many MPLS + STPL music scenesters know the past music of Johnny Solomon from his previous band Friends Like These and the popular first album from his follow-up pop-rock project Communist Daughter. But the past few years have been intensely transformational for Solomon… Continue Reading →