Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Day At Mid West Music Fest

This weekend Mid West Music Fest overtook historic downtown Winona, bringing over 60 regional bands to 13 eager stages. 2014’s gathering celebrated the fifth year of MWMF, featuring local heavyweights such as Lizzo, Caroline Smith, Mark Mallman and The 4onthefloor. Last […]

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Festival of Nations: It’s a Big World After All

What: Festival of Nations Where: Saint Paul RiverCentre When: Friday May 2 (4:00 pm – 10:30 pm), Saturday May 3 (10:00 am – 10:00 pm), Sunday May 4 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm) Cost: $13.50 adults, $8 youth, 5 and […]

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The Walker Finds the Missing Picture: Part II

I sat down to watch the Oscar-nominated The Missing Picture expecting to see a traditional documentary.  What I experienced was much more personal and captivating.  As the films credits began to role, the nearly sold out audience was silent and […]

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The Walker Finds The Missing Picture: Part I

A documentary about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia that illustrates the transformation of the way of life for the people who lived through it would be interesting. A documentary written and directed by a man who survived the experience, […]

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Synth Legend VNV Nation Lights Mill City Nights

Saturday, April 12th Industrial/EBM patriarch VNV Nation returned to Minneapolis, touring their 2013 release Transnational. Eager fans crowded Mill City Nights for an evening of jubilance and unabashed gyration. VNV (Victory Not Vengeance) Nation’s performance rounded out a recent troupe of influential […]

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Marijauna: A Responsible Use Rally

Pot, weed, reefer. You see these words and already have an opinion, right? So what are your thoughts on how it should be used locally? This Wednesday at the Capitol, Minnesota is invited to participate in a rally advocated for […]

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Mindless Self Indulgence Tours Fifth Studio Release At First Avenue

Warning: This article contains perverse language and filthy hijynx. Mindless Self Indulgence has been one of my favorite acts since I was sixteen. The band’s ineffable energy and front-man Jimmy Urine’s spastic on-stage antics find me happily parting with twenty-odd dollars […]

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Embracing the Grey of Spring on Warner Road

  One of my favorite drives in the Twin Cities is down Warner/Shepherd Road. It runs through Saint Paul, along the big river from Highway 61 to Mississippi River Boulevard. Its beautiful rocky bluffs are lined with trees, shrubs, and […]

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Unity Through Soul

The honest music lovers of the Twin Cities are no longer in denial over how fragmented parts of our vast music scene have become. It’s a step in the right direction. One that makes now a critical time. I say […]

Let’s Talk About the Weather: The Twins’ 2014 Home Opener

The weather for the Twins’ Home Opener yesterday couldn’t have been more perfect. Sunshine and 60 degrees never felt better. Our long, oppressive winter made the glow of Target Field even more welcoming and beautiful than it usually is on […]

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