Aside from all of the Record Store Day hoopla this weekend, there are plenty of other events for you to get out and enjoy Minneapolis and St. Paul.
A whole mess o’ reviews this week — Chicago folkie Ryley Walker, soulful rapper Wale with his Seinfeld obsession, another amazing record by 80s stalwarts Wire and a new EP by local band Murder Shoes that kicked my ass.
The return of an audience-favorite challenge leads to a controversial elimination.
This week in The Shopping List, L.A.s king of vintage Cameron Silver hosts a trunk show at D.NOLO, Flaunt Accessories celebrates a grand opening in Northeast, spring boutique crawls, and more.
A slightly disappointing episode examines the wreckage of Don Draper’s life through the women he shared it with.
A few highlights throughout the Twin Cities this weekend include large-scale events like the AWP Conference, the MN Music Summit and the International Film Festival.
L’etoile presents our annual Record Store Buyer’s Guide, curated by our own Jon Hunt. Plan your RSD early — know what you’re going for before you go in, or you’ll stand there confused with a terrible look on your face, and we say this because it’s happened to us.
This week in The Shopping List, Forage Modern Workshop curates a booth of our favorites at the American Craft Council Show, the world’s largest textile garage sale returns, jewelry trunk shows, and more.
A long awaited return of our favorite judge breathed life into a lackluster challenge.
The mid-season premiere asks (and answers!) a very important musical question.
As winter is finally on the wane, we celebrate with art openings, great music, and a milestone anniversary at First Avenue!
The ambitious collaboration between SuperGroup, Brute Heart, artist Liz Miller, and playwright Rachel Jendrzejewski,is a challenging and moving collaboration.
In which I tackle great local singles and EPs I’ve had the pleasure of hearing this week via Venus DeMars, Katy Vernon and newcomers Candid Kid.
Awards! Guest Judges! Shady Queens! Shady Ru!! This episode has it all!
This week in The Shopping List, Circle of Design returns with a new historical take on style and trends, Tess & Tricia launches a new collection of summery adornments, open studio sales, and more.
In anticipation of next week’s season premiere, Todd O’Dowd examines the promotional pictures for clues on the new season of the acclaimed drama.
This weekend features a powerful symposium on the Culture Wars of the ’90s, conventions for anime and video game cultures, and Stevie Wonder’s return to Minneapolis.
Listen — do not dismiss the Archies in front of our writer. It gets him mad. It gets him writing, too, as you see — if you’re not convinced the Archies are important at the end of the article, we don’t even know what to say.
Marsala is out! Periwinkle is in! At least according to Beth Hammarlund, whose opinion totally holds tons of sway all over the world. We swear, she’s super influential.
A parody-driven musical episode ends with a surprising elimination.
This week in The Shopping List, local line Winsome Goods debuts a new collection with select items available at Cliche, two massive spring cleaning pop ups by local boutiques, hats galore, and more.
Whether you’re still hurting from St. Paddy’s and looking to take it easy or looking to keep the party rolling, you’ll be sure to find something to suit your springtime fancy this weekend.
Kendrick’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” is the latest salvo in a two-or-three-year run of ever-better hip-hop albums, personal and experimental and amazing. We call it the genre’s “Revolver.” After you hear it, we dare you to disagree.
Brush up on your Shakespeare as the first acting challenge sees a breakthrough for local queen Max and RuPaul breaking out her reading glasses.
This week in The Shopping List, Richard Anderson’s Springtime Punch stylist sale will be one for the books, Target Collective cashes in on Minneapolis heritage style, new shops open, and more.
This weekend features all sorts of anniversaries, openings, viewings and sales for your springtime leisure.
Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s adaptation of the iconic political thriller gets a stirring world premiere at Minnesota Opera.
This week: the best local album so far this year (okay, it’s only March, but still) — Al Church’s amazing “Next Summer,” plus another Noel Gallagher record that sounds like Noel Gallagher (but that’s okay).
After a lackluster season opening, the show takes off with an inspired challenge.