For those who know me well, you know I am a tad obsessed with airplanes. I marvel at planes in flight -- I would be careful driving next to me on 494 by the airport, I tend to get a bit distracted -- especially when driving by the Delta hangar. The huge resting place for all those mechanical birds is one of my favorite buildings in the state -- yeah, I know it's a bit weird, but I love to stare at that building every time I'm around the airport or the Mall of America. With this mild obsession with planes, you can bet I'm...
How does a band, originally slated to play the 5000 person Roy Wilkins, handle the move to the much smaller 1500 person First Avenue Mainroom? Quite gracefully actually, if not ignoring it altogether.
Entering to a rock radio station like pre-recorded announcement, the band quietly took the stage to a roaring sold out crowd Monday night at First Avenue. They started off their jammin' 80 minute set with "Weekend Wars" off their first full length album with the six members taking up all the available room on the Mainroom's stage, playing in front of a full screen showing what I can only describe as a modern version of a 60's...!--more-->
Insert witty comment about how pretty the lights were here. The lights were indeed amazing, but these days that's a given at an EDM
show much less a Pretty Lights
show. This tour, Derek Vincent Smith, aka Pretty Lights, was heading out in support of his most recent album, A Color Map of the Sun
. However, this time around he was bringing along a number of live musicians to support him onstage.
I'm a big fan of EDM and electronic music, and I'm also a fan...!--more-->
The Hunger Games
is one of the most popular series in the world -- the three books were read by millions, and the same can be said for the first film which dropped last year. While I was not one of those who read the books, I did for the most part enjoy the first film. Though The Hunger Games
captured the hearts of so many
worldwide, the first film didn't do enough to enamor...
Yes, you read that right. The Star Tribune will now print
rival Pioneer Press newspapers at their Minneapolis plant. The move by Pioneer Press will shut down their St. Paul plant and cost some 170 full-time and part-time workers their jobs. The Pioneer Press Publisher Guy Gilmore states the move will not affect any of the products offered or the delivery of the paper which...
While I personally am not thrilled about the prospect of getting layers and layers of snow, I know there are those, like snowmobile enthusiasts, who are itching for that powder to drop. Explore Minnesota annually produces a guide to the some 20,000 miles of snowmobile trails in the state. The brochures are available free of charge, ready to assist enthusiasts to have the best times while on the trails within the state.
The brochures are ready to go -- make sure to get yours before the snow falls so you can plan ahead and get sledding...!--more-->
Today is World Toilet Day
-- did you know that?
In an online contest from Cintas, a bathroom products supplier, America's Best Bathroom was awarded
to the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. The entries were narrowed to ten bathroom finalists by Cintas earlier this month and online voters took it from there. Our city now has the proud honor of having the best place to use the bathroom. And the...
So far in 2013, the Minnesota Wild have lived up to their preseason hype -- they have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL over the past few weeks, winners of four straight and 8-1-1 in their last ten games. In front of a ruckus Xcel Energy Center crowd full of Wild fans and a large showing of Winnipeg Jets fans, the Wild finished off their three game home stand strong by defeating their division foe. Though Minnesota hasn't been scoring many goals in their 2013 campaign, their defense and goaltending is the difference, not allowing the opposition to light the lamp...
When thinking about an auction of pieces of the Metrodome, many items within the soon-to-be demolished structure would come to mind. Maybe a seat in the stadium, maybe your
favorite seat, maybe a piece of the turf, maybe a base from the Metrodome's baseball heydays, or even a piece of the rubble after the structure is demolished -- those would be worthwhile pieces of memorabilia from the stadium. Heck, I could even see someone coveting one of those long troughs from the men's bathrooms. So far, the state-run auction of Metrodome memorabilia has little worth looking into...
It’s been 50 years since Doctor Who
first aired on the BBC, and now, it’s as popular as ever. Fans of the show span the entire globe and all eagerly await November 23rd, otherwise known as "The Day of the Doctor."
Throughout the years, Doctor Who
has featured eleven versions of the Doctor who travels around in a TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space, aka a time machine) disguised as an old English police box. The Doctor is often accompanied by a faithful companion, with whom he shares his travels.