Lakes & Legends pouring All Are Welcome Beer for ACLU tonight

Lakes & Legends Brewing Company is holding a special release party this evening, April 6th from 6-10pm, for their All Are Welcome Beer. 100% of tips and 25% of profits from the beer will benefit the ACLU. It’s a collaboration with All Are Welcome Here, the creative collective promoting diversity and inclusivity in Minnesota and … [ Read more]

Remix Revolution: Talking reinvention & attention spans with Fraea and Paper Tiger

Remixes are everywhere these days. The attention a well-made remix might bring an artist is hard to overstate. Just ask Lilly Wood & The Prick, who saw their “Prayer In C” hit number one on dozens of 2014 charts after Robin Schulz remixed it, or Tove Lo, whose career arguably took off thanks to Hippie … [ Read more]

Aesop Rock on playing Saturday’s Doomtree Zoo

When Doomtree, the seven-member Twin Cities hip-hop collective, recorded their 2005 “No Homeowners” track, their declaration of going from the “bottom of the bottle to the top of the throne” was more ambition than reality. But over the years the group’s popularity has grown steadily, going from playing punk houses to selling out First Avenue—an … [ Read more]

Surly Doomtree Cans Debut This Week at The Depot

Tomorrow will be your very first chance to get your hands on a can of Surly Brewing Company‘s collaboration beer with local hip hop collective Doomtree. Surly Nation and the Doomtree crew will launch the packaged version of Surly Doomtree at The Depot on Wednesday, February 25. Cans will also be on sale at First Ave. … [ Read more]

Surly Doomtree Day Bar Crawl details announced

It’s no wonder how Surly and Doomtree decided to collaborate on a special beer. Surly Brewing and the hip-hop collective, Doomtree, are both crusaders of quality. Their missions are to provide an alternative to the bland dross filling our beer glasses and our headphones, and both have gained a fervent following along the way. Now, after nine successful Doomtree Blowout concerts, … [ Read more]

The Mill: Commander Release, Green Flash Expands, Stir Crazy and More

The Mill is being whitewashed—how do you like them apples? We’re going to shut our windows and hang on to autumn as long as possible with all the great craft cider this state is making, before trudging out to drink 10% ABV barrel-aged stouts for the next four months. What’s on your radar this week … [ Read more]

Protected: 89.3 The Current Announces MN Music on a Stick Lineup

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Style and Substance with Jeremy Messersmith

Notables at the Nomad with Dessa and Musician Jeremy Messersmith By Dessa Photos by Aaron Davidson Each issue, Dessa sits down at the Nomad World Pub with a notable Minnesota figure. This issue, she chatted with the man, “…widely regarded as one of the best songwriters in the Twin Cities.” In his press photos, Jeremy … [ Read more]

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Flipping It on Dessa

Notables at the Nomad Puts Dessa in the Hot Seat By Gabriel Douglas Photography by Brian Kaufenberg Dessa. She is an artist. She is a wordsmith. She is in a hip-hop collective called Doomtree. She hosts a TPT & MN Original TV show called The Lowertown Line. She’s into hoop earrings. She’s reading poets you will learn … [ Read more]

Dessa Dishes with Chef Alex Roberts

Photos by Stacy Schwartz There are few professions in which a trim physique could be considered a liability. Alex Roberts is a clear-eyed, dark-haired chef who looks like a Crossfit devotee (which he is). During Obama’s first presidential run, Roberts’ soul food restaurant Brasa, was a regular destination for the campaign volunteers. Stately older black … [ Read more]

Chris Kluwe Fields Some Questions

Notables at The Nomad with Dessa and Vikings’ punter Chris Kluwe. According to the New York Times, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is “the most interesting man in the NFL.” The press is magnetized to him, usually portraying him as the guy who violates our every expectation of a pro athlete. He’s a gay rights advocate; … [ Read more]

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