With summer on the horizon, it might be easy to overlook all of the fantastic events going on, but this weekend offers some sweet gigs that you won’t want to miss.
Two great summer albums for ya — the magnificently authentic outlaw country of Whitey Morgan and the 78s (seriously, cannot be beat) and the deeply trippy, acid-drenched hip-hop of A$AP Rocky, which sees the afro-futuristic underground coming into the mainstream in a big way.
This week in The Shopping List, don’t miss out on the first annual MN Vintage Crawl hosted by Public Functionary, KISA Boutique celebrates some big changes, Golden Rule Collective has a grand opening, and more.
In this review, Todd O’Dowd looks at the trend of revivals this season, including Sandbox Theatre’s revisitation of “War With The Newts” and Frosty Bob and J’s Summer Camp’s remount of “Utopiacopia.”
Memorial Day Weekend features plenty to do outside and kicks off outdoor music season in full force with events like Soundset, the Memory Lanes Block Party, and more
A fine selection of albums this week, folks, including the Monophonics’ The Sound of Sinning (which we’re calling the #2 album of the year so far!), the first album by Minneapolis synth-poppers Strange Names, and a killer album by scene vets Belfast Cowboys.
The final four must face the de rigeur music video challenge (and de rigeur producer manipulation) in this lackluster episode.
This week in The Shopping List, the Minnesota History Center celebrates new exhibit, Inspiring Beauty, with a big bash, Wilson & Willy’s holds a tribute to the Boundary Waters, a Spring Wellness pop up to kick the winter blues, and more.
The acclaimed series ends on a reflective – and controversial – note.
In preparation for the series finale, Todd O’Dowd picks his favorite music tracks from “Mad Men.”
Here now is l’étoile’s annual guide to the hottest events and exhibits at the 2015 Art-A-Whirl
Just because Art-A-Whirl is dominating the weekend doesn’t mean that there aren’t a ton of other great events going on. Here’s our list…
In which our writer nearly loses his mind listening to the top 20 — not the Pop top 20 this time, but the Christian and Gospel top 20, a cesspool of inspid songwriting and generic vocals. A masochistic task, to be sure. Praise, um, God?
In this rollercoaster of an episode, we say “konichiwa” to a special guest judge, and “dasvidaniya” to a beloved competitor.
This week in The Shopping List, Art-A-Whirl offers up a superb collection of locally made shopping, party and say goodbye to Mad Men and Vita.mn, Cocktails at the Castle, and more.
In this gut punch of a penultimate episode, two characters face the future while Don is haunted by his past
As spring hits its stride there are more events popping up that will tempt you to venture out of the house and explore parts of the Twin Cities both old and new.
Three absolute knock-out records this week. Kamasi Washington’s The Epic is easily and handily the best record of the year so far and manages to resurrect a dead genre, while Van Hunt’s album is awesome funk. And the Orange Peels? The only summer car record you might need.
It’s time to prance as the remaining six queens must perform dance mashups.
This week in The Shopping List, favorite local florist Spruce pops up with a flower market just in time for Mother’s Day, Cliche predicts Minnesota’s next heritage quality brands, big news from Lily and Violet, and more.
The SC&P gang finally joins with McCann-Erickson, and it goes as well as you would expect in this hilarious and horrifying episode that has a surprising local connection.
This weekend provides plenty of opportunities for you to get outside and enjoy the weather, with bike tours, parades and much, much more.
This week, We Will Rock You takes a break from the Top 40 to talk just briefly — and with music involved, we promise — about something near and dear to this writer’s heart: bullying. Which sucks. A lot.
RuPaul’s Drag Race finally (!) pays homage to arguably America’s First Drag Superstar.
This week in The Shopping List, Envision Spring 2015 runway show brings a fierce line up of local talent, Hardt Jewelry and Julia Moss Designs open new showrooms, Flirt Boutique has a birthday, and more.
In an open letter, a collective of Twin Cities LGBTQAI event producers question the motives of the Boston-based company trying to make inroads in the Twin Cities market.
It’s the end of SC&P as we know it, and not everyone feels fine in this haunting episode.
This weekend offers the opportunity for you to explore all kinds of concerts, visual art openings and theater productions both east and west of the river.
A couple more reviews this week (the albums are coming fast and furious) — this time a knockout new album from the Alabama Shakes and an album by local band The April Fools that will bring to mind the best singer-songwriter album from 1978 that you’ve never heard.
A surprise return or seven leads to one of the most insane (and insanely awesome) episodes of the season.