Monthly Archives: September 2014

Necessity or Diversion?: The Firing of Ron Gardenhire

Yesterday was a sad day if you’re a Minnesota Twins fan. Regardless of your feelings about whether he should have been fired or not, Ron Gardenhire has been a staple of our favorite team for what seems like forever. Through […]

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SGMS 2014: Full Fashion Panic!

Having finished it’s 11th year, Full Fashion Panic! delivered another spectacular exhibition of the Twin Cities’ up-and-coming fashion creatives. As the runway portion of the SGMS academic conference held at MCAD last weekend, Full Fashion Panic also hosted internationally esteemed […]

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The Urban Hillbilly Quartet at the Driftwood Char Bar

What: Erik Brandt and the Urban Hillbilly Quartet Where: Driftwood Char Bar (4415 Niccolet in Minneapolis) When: Thursday September 26, 2014 Erik Brandt and the Urban Hillbilly Quartet are possibly the only band I’m a fanboy of. Or would it […]

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How Not to do Oktoberfest at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Trip number two to Shakopee this past weekend happened on Sunday for the Renaissance Festival‘s Oktoberfest. This is quite the popular weekend to attend with the free beer tastings, beer pong, keg tossings and such. The only issue with the […]

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Festival Palomino 2014: The Inaugural Trampled By Turtles Festival

Saying goodbye to Summer in Minnesota has always been one of those bittersweet moments that never gets any easier with the passing years. Normally, music festival season would have bid its farewells by now, but this past Saturday at Shakopee’s […]

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Johnson Street Merchants

People around the Cities have a lot of nice things to say about the Northeast neighborhoods. As a St. Paulian gone Nordeaster, it took me a minute to adjust to life in Minneapolis. But once I came around, I was […]

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Get Cultured!: Five Highlights of Lowertown St. Paul’s Concrete and Grass Festival

Last Thursday through Saturday diverse crowds filled Mears Park in Lowertown St. Paul for three nights of food, culture, and music at the Concrete and Grass Festival. Performers included unofficial mayor of St. Paul Martin Devaney, the Minnesota Orchestra, ’60s […]

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I Guess We’ll See: The 2014 Minnesota Vikings

Last year plugged-in Vikings analyst and play-by-play announcer Paul Allen (who I love) predicted that the Vikings would be good. Really good. So good, in fact, that they’d at least nearly make the Super Bowl. In case you don’t follow […]

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Beneath the Surface #8: Sweet Colleens

A weekly look at lesser-known and unsigned Minnesota bands As a person less-than-thrilled with much new music I can’t stress this enough: diversity is important. The Sweet Colleens are so diverse that it’s hard for me to describe them succinctly. […]

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RAW Minneapolis: A Selection of Outstanding Artists

The Pourhouse was alive with true artistic spirit for a dynamic showcase of our local artist community. RAW Minneapolis Allure fused fashion, music, makeup, hair and art of all varieties to deliver an evening of diverse talents that showed the […]

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