http://www.mndaily.com/rss/%2A en Ain’t no mountain high enough http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/22/ain%E2%80%99t-no-mountain-high-enough By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/><p>Jack Dolan lit a joint outside the media tent at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago last weekend.</p> <p>Blessed with a devil-may-care attitude, the Twin Peaks bassist gets away with such shenanigans.</p> <p>Dolan shared the joint with wheelchair-bound vocalist Cadien Lake James, who broke his leg and suffered two seizures in the past week. The pot may have helped ease his pain.</p> <p>James is a long-time aficionado of the herb and once served a 10-day suspension for the habit with high school classmate Chance the Rapper.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/22/ain%E2%80%99t-no-mountain-high-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:52:02 +0000 sdoar 87396 at http://www.mndaily.com 7 Seconds over 30 http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/22/7-seconds-over-30 By: <a href="/users/jkellenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Kellen</a><br/><p>Kevin Seconds takes issue with the word &ldquo;legendary.&rdquo;</p> <p>He&rsquo;s been the frontman of hardcore band 7 Seconds since 1979 and inspired legions of musicians to go out and keep the punk tradition strong, but Seconds can&rsquo;t help but brush off the past.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/22/7-seconds-over-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:43:10 +0000 sdoar 87392 at http://www.mndaily.com A San Franciscan in Australia http://www.mndaily.com/ae/comedy/2014/07/22/san-franciscan-australia By: <a href="/users/jkellenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Kellen</a><br/><p>Last week, comedian Arj Barker&rsquo;s comedic side took a backseat to his inner romantic as he vacationed at his family&rsquo;s northern California getaway.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s chilly, like, 55 degrees and there&rsquo;s a lot of fog rolling in from the shore,&rdquo; Barker said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s nice to be on vacation, though; my grandfather built this cabin in 1957.&rdquo;</p> <p>Coming off his 2013 special, &ldquo;Heavy,&rdquo; Barker deserves the time off.</p> <p>The break comes right before he heads to Minneapolis to test out material for his new tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/comedy/2014/07/22/san-franciscan-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comedy A&E Comedy A&E Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:37:26 +0000 sdoar 87389 at http://www.mndaily.com Pitchfork Music Festival Day One http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/19/pitchfork-music-festival-day-one By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/><p>Though the first day of Pitchfork tends to be lackluster, this year&rsquo;s lineup bucked the trend.&nbsp; Hundred Waters opened the festival and despite a small crowd, they churned out an excellent performance that channeled Bjork.&nbsp; Plus, lead singer Nicole Miglis plays a mean flute, which sets the band apart from the multitudes of other down-tempo ambient groups.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/19/pitchfork-music-festival-day-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:50:13 +0000 sdoar 87351 at http://www.mndaily.com High respects http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/15/high-respects By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/><p class="Byline" style="text-align:justify">Chris &ldquo;Felix&rdquo; Wilbourn and Peter Leggett of the hip-hop group Heiruspecs reminisced about the gritty days of St. Paul&rsquo;s Hamline Midway and Frogtown neighborhoods at W.A. Frost&rsquo;s posh patio on an idyllic Friday night. Both were products of the rough-and-tumble neighborhood, and both intertwine those roots into the loquacious music of Heiruspecs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/15/high-respects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:54:15 +0000 sdoar 87341 at http://www.mndaily.com Right in the G.U.T. http://www.mndaily.com/ae/art/2014/07/15/right-gut By: <a href="/users/jkellenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Kellen</a><br/><p>Science can be dumb &mdash; or at least misinformed, according to photographer Eric William Carroll.</p> <p>&ldquo;The thing I love about humans doing science is that humans are inherently wrong,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p>A selection from a 1914 children&rsquo;s encyclopedia explaining the future of space travel provides a great example &nbsp;in his latest exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, &ldquo;G.U.T. Feeling, Vol. 2.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/art/2014/07/15/right-gut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art A&E Local Art A&E Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:45:24 +0000 sdoar 87335 at http://www.mndaily.com The best albums of 2014 ... so far http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/15/best-albums-2014-so-far By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/><p>Making claims of musical originality in 2014 is difficult. Everything imaginable seems to exist. Countless albums leave listeners with the same tepid sex-drugs-money hip-hop dichotomy, whiny Bon Iver wannabes and simplistic country anthems that extol the virtues of mudding and drinking cheap, domestic beer.</p> <p>The great music of this year appropriates elements from decades past. But musical innovation occurs through these means. The following albums, in no particular order, stand out from the rest of recent releases in both originality and listener enjoyment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/15/best-albums-2014-so-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:39:41 +0000 sdoar 87331 at http://www.mndaily.com Bring out the hounds http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/15/bring-out-hounds By: <a href="/users/jkellenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Kellen</a><br/><p>In Welsh folklore, Cwn Annwn is an otherworldly group of hounds whose presence portends death.</p> <p>In the Twin Cities, Cwn Annwn is a melodic metal band that rehearses underground at Kooler Sound in St. Paul.</p> <p>Yes, that&rsquo;s a fairly melodramatic way to describe a basement, but the gritty fluorescence of the halls in the facility felt separate from the outside world above. The growled lyrics and harsh electric guitar of 20 or so other bands flooded the hallways that make up a grid of practice rooms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/15/bring-out-hounds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:35:22 +0000 sdoar 87329 at http://www.mndaily.com Scripted and tactical: Six Elements Theatre’s Human Combat Chess http://www.mndaily.com/ae/theater/2014/07/09/scripted-and-tactical-six-elements-theatre%E2%80%99s-human-combat-chess By: <a href="/users/jkellenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Kellen</a><br/><p>Skot &ldquo;The Real Knight&rdquo; Rieffer wielded a halberd as he exited the storage unit in a meeting room last Thursday at Minneapolis&rsquo; Historic Wesley Center.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;You&rsquo;re going to want to use both hands to hold this,&rdquo; the Human Combat Chess performer said, hefting the heavy medieval axe-spear.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/theater/2014/07/09/scripted-and-tactical-six-elements-theatre%E2%80%99s-human-combat-chess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Theater A&E Local Theater A&E Wed, 09 Jul 2014 06:19:12 +0000 sdoar 87290 at http://www.mndaily.com Party like a rockstar http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/09/party-rockstar By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/><p>Jay Simonson hates his given name. In his eyes, it&rsquo;s associated with sellouts jockeying to make a buck.</p> <p>&ldquo;My old name was Jared,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;Jared diamonds, Jared Subway. These are all things that I can&rsquo;t get over. I hate all Jareds.&rdquo;</p> <p>Simonson is a fixture on the local music scene, having played with Nice Purse and Howler.&nbsp; While brainstorming band names with Howler&rsquo;s Ian Nygaard, the duo came up with France Camp. It stuck.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/09/party-rockstar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 09 Jul 2014 06:15:04 +0000 sdoar 87289 at http://www.mndaily.com