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Joel Swenson

Is Nickelback Really As Bad As Everyone Says?

Or is it time we cut the Canadian hard rock pariahs some slack and fight the real enemy: their tour opener, Brantley Gilbert?

Remember When Cold Filmed a Music Video Here?

The Florida nu-metallers returned to Minneapolis for a sold-out 7th St. Entry show on Tuesday.

Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction Deliver Pure Nostalgia at Xcel

The dream of the '90s was alive and well during Friday night’s show.

November 7, 2022

We Spent 38 Consecutive Hours Inside the Mall of America

We got tattooed! We rode the 5D mystery mine ride! We asked ourselves, “Why on earth did this seem like a good idea?”

Orville Peck Yees AND Haws in Long-Awaited MN Debut

We bet the masked singer 'can’t hardly wait' to return after his two sold-out First Avenue shows.

June 6, 2022

Fish Food: ‘SHORELUNCH With Nate P.’ Teaches The Joys of Fishing And Cooking

Teach someone to fish and they’ll have a bunch of fish to eat. Teach them to fish *and* cook and they’ll eat duck confit while ice fishing.

October 28, 2021

Rail Drinks: Where to Get a Drink at All 37 Light Rail Stops

We answer the age-old question that we might be the only ones asking: What's the best watering hole at every single light rail stop?

Judas Priest Brings 50 Heavy Metal Years and Almost as Many Leather Jackets to the Armory

You may think you're hell-bent for leather but you will NEVER be as hell-bent for leather as Rob Halford.

September 24, 2021