The A&E blog covers a span of cultural artifacts as wide, fascinating, and bizarre as the internet itself, from reviews of the cheapest coolers at the liquor store to the best concert to see at the Triple Rock, with a bit of speculation at the meaning of it all stuffed in between.
For those courageous enough to brave the mall on Black Friday, I commend you. I am not one of those people. I prefer to avoid the crowds in favor of staying in bed and shopping online. Cyber Monday makes this much easier, because you get similar — if not better
Very Small Animal is growing. Two years ago, the band was two persons big, cutting tracks in a living room. The release of their second album, “Port of Call” at Icehouse this Saturday night at 11 p.m., is a show of how far the group has come. They’ve added three
The minds behind Seinfeld 2000, the misspelled twitter account which imagines Seinfeld plots in current day, released a music video setting the rise and fall of George Costanza’s relationship with Susan Ross. The subtitled drama is set to Arcade Fire’s “Here Comes the Night Time” off of their recent album
Get excited, ladies and gentlemen, award season is upon us. For film aficionados, this means watching every Oscar-nominated film before February. For the music buffs, it means criticizing every mainstream performance at the Grammy’s. But for people like me, awards season is about the fashion — filled with best dressed
Canadian “new wave” rockers, Metric, will join Paramore at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul Saturday night. A&E caught up with Metric’s guitarist James “Jimmy” Shaw a few hours before the band was set to play in New Jersey. But Shaw isn’t stressed by time crunches.
“We’ve been doing
Sometimes you just wake up with no desire to get dressed. The thought of putting on jeans and a nice top is so exhausting that you seriously consider just staying in bed all day. This way you never have to get out of your pajamas. If only this were socially
A&E sent Nikki Hunt, the program director for St. Paul-based Springboard for the Arts’ healthcare initiative a few questions via email about how her work helps artists gain access healthcare. The work of Hunt and her colleagues to make sure "starving artists" aren't "sick artists" is a major plank in Springboard's
Remember how I asked you if you wanted to funk? If you were at the Triple Rock on Sunday night, there’s no debating what your answer was.
When I first arrived, the frizzy-haired, shotgun blast of a vocalist Adeline Michèle was walking onstage to front her band Escort. The crowd was
I might be in the minority, but I really like Miley Cyrus’ new album “Bangerz.” I hate the name of it, but I like the music nonetheless. Some of the songs are really dumb (I’m looking at you, “4x4”), but most of them tell the story of her tumultuous relationship
A&E sat down with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian at Republic in Seven Corners to rap about his book "Without Their Permission" and the epic promotion schedule he's embarking on to spread the world of internet entrepreneurship on college campuses across the United States.
What made you decide to take this trip,
You wanna funk? JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound are a five piece indie soul outfit with the ability to groove you into hypnosis with goofy music videos to boot. Described as “Otis Redding fronting The Stooges,” this energetic band cites everyone from the ‘60s Memphis greats to post-punk music. Keep
1. Miley Cyrus - “Jolene”
I find Miley Cyrus just as trashy as the next guy, but that doesn’t mean I’m immune from stalking her on YouTube. The backyard sessions capture Miley at the peak of her Disney stage, just before she started white-girl rapping in miniskirts alongside Juicy J. It’s
Let’s say you happen to find yourself with some extra time in the morning. You wanna whip up something greasy but your pantry’s bare. What do you have? A 5 pound sack of potatoes that seemed like a good idea? Unless you own your own deep frier, going through a
If you’ve ever wanted to perform martial arts with a trumpeter, chug beer with a bassist, or speak French with a violinist, get yer TCF Bank checkbooks out. The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra are auctioning themselves off for today’s Give to the Max Day, a single day non-profit fundraising
I defy you to think of an album with a better A-side than “Born to Run.” That first half doesn’t even include the best song on the album, the title track. Even if you love where you’re from, this record makes you want to hop in a convertible (over the