Tag Archives: Minneapolis

Lizzo and Caroline Smith – “Let ‘Em Say” (Official Video)

The Twin Cities is really exploding with some great new talent. Case in point. 

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Fred Armisen on ‘Portlandia’ and Minneapolis

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“I grew up on Hüsker Dü and the Replacements and Prince. [Minneapolis] is one of the earliest inspirations for “Portlandia,” actually. My band [Trenchmouth] was in Chicago but we would go up to Minneapolis because our label was up there. So we’d go play the Uptown [Bar], 7th Street Entry — all the time. We just loved the drive up there and always had really great shows. We’d eat at the Egg & I. It was my first exposure to that kind of self-made and curated lifestyle. You know, like the little coffee shops, and art galleries, people building record companies out of warehouses and their houses. All of that was sort of like, “Oh wow, you can actually make a nice life for yourself.” So Minneapolis was my first exposure to that.”

http://www.vita.mn/arts/250002011.html

The Freeloaders

TheFreeloaders

The Fine Line circa 1999.

“Starburst” Mini Minneapolis Commercial

Minneapolis gets punked in this new ad for Starburst candies.

via Funny Ad Show

No place like Dome

Dome

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TV crew scouts Minneapolis for new series

the fall

A British production crew was in town recently braving subzero temps and hockey-rink roads as they checked out Minneapolis as a possible location for an American version of the hit BBC serial-killer series “The Fall.” Starring Gillian Anderson as a detective in Belfast on the tail of a killer whose day job is grief counselor (Jamie Dornan, who’s since been cast as the male lust interest in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie), the show was no. 1 in its time slot in Britain last spring, and has been popular on Netflix streaming here. American author A.M. Homes, who will write the teleplay for the as-yet-uncast U.S. adaptation came along for the ride. “Instead of just blowing into town to see if we’ll give them the best deal, they actually talked to police officers about what particular crime problems we have,” said Lucinda Winter director of the Minnesota Film & TV Board. “They said they want a place with interesting back stories.” Winter estimates if Minneapolis lands the show, the production will spend at least $8 million in the state and be eligible for a 25-percent kickback incentive through the Legacy-funded Snowbate program. Only two other cities (that Winter knows of) are in the running, Pittsburgh and New Haven.

story via StarTribune, photo via BBC

Zygi Wilf and Mark Dayton

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, left, throws dirt next to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton during the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Vikings stadium on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Minneapolis. This is an example of why people make fun of Minnesota.

Zygi Wilf and Mark Dayton

Photo: Glen Stubbe, AP

Minneapolis

Minneapolis

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Candidate for Minneapolis Mayor promises to stop going to strip clubs

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate for the current Minneapolis race for mayor, Jeffrey Alan Wagner, offers up a truly bizarre political ad.

Oh and BTW, here is a mugshot. What’s in the mug Jeff?

Jeffery Alan Wagner mugshot

First Ave

The Best Music Venues in America

This awesome photo from: Stuff About Minneapolis

This awesome photo from: Stuff About Minneapolis

1. Norva in Norfolk, VA
2. First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
This downtown Minneapolis club opened in 1937 as a Greyhound depot, but the history of First Avenue as we know it begins with Prince. Throughout the Eighties, he and the Revolution were sort of the house band here – you can see it in all the famous concert scenes in Purple Rain. The club was also a key staging ground for the city’s punk-and-hardcore scene, starring the Replacements, Husker Du and Soul Asylum. Today’s fans still love the no-frills vibe and killer acoustics, even if waiting in line during a Minnesota winter can be a bummer. “Plus,” says hip-hop star Talib Kweli, a regular headliner, “I saw [famous rapper’s name redacted] deck an undercover cop and hop in a cab and get away at the club.”
Capacity: 1,600
Website: http://first-avenue.com
Fun Fact: Prince reunited with his classic band, the Revolution, including Wendy and Lisa, at First Avenue early last year. Questlove DJed the post-show party.
3. 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
4. Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN
5. Metro in Chicago, IL
6. Continental Club in Austin, TX
7. The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA
8. The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA
9. Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA
10. Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY

Article by Rolling Stone, photo by Stuff About Minneapolis.