Following up on last year’s sold out debut, the incredible ‘psychedelic’ electronic music festival from Intellephunk and Enemy Records returns to Minnesota farm country.  Words by Taylor Carik Electro-psychedelic. Rave music. Noise. Like anything worth investigating or anything worth deeply enjoying, the music of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s greatly varied electronic music

by Patrick Strait While most performers starting out do their best to keep their comedy hidden from coworkers at their day jobs, comedian Joe Hill had a very different outlook.  “When I first started out I was working in education in New York,” he recalls. “And my coworkers and parents

Indie artist Jillian Rae‘s music just gets better and better—and bolder and bolder thanks to the world’s current state of affairs. Ever eclectic, she officially releases the video her raucous new single “Stuck” with a show on Friday, July 22 at Icehouse with Cassandra Cole. DISPATCH is thrilled to be able to premiere the new

Words by Sanaphay Rattanavong When John Bumstead of Minneapolis left corporate America to start his own laptop repair and refurbishment business, RDKL, Inc. (pronounced ‘Roadkill Incorporated’), he held no creative intentions. “I recycle trash is what I do,” he says. “Recycling is a failure to reuse … a lot [that]

Yes, it’s finally time we get a gigantic Prince mural. But this is a town full of critical artists! Does the new tribute pass critical art review? It is, in some sense, wholly appropriate that Hiero Veiga’s new mural of Prince in downtown Minneapolis is enthroned upon a parking garage

Words by Sanaphay Rattanavong UnderCurrentMPLS, the off-the-cuff experiment turned Twin Cities music culture depository, originated from its Founder Gravey’s very human desire to hold on to a fleeting cultural moment. “I got an iPhone for the first time that recorded somewhat decent video,” he says. “I was going to shows

Words by Sanaphay Rattanavong Minotaur, Off-Leash Area’s (OLA) newest work that includes contemporary dance and mask performance, appears to be a highly complex creature indeed. According to OLA Co-Artistic Directors Jennifer Ilse and Paul Herwig, their shows typically start more from a visual image as opposed to a concept. Herwig

by Ira Brooker Conventional wisdom holds that movie theaters are on their way out. As home theater systems have gotten more advanced and streaming services have brought a wider array of titles directly into consumers’ homes, a fair number of casual moviegoers have indeed opted for the comforts of home

The agony, the joy, the suffering, the success . . . putting art out into the world is never an easy thing. But how is it after the fact, when what you make has been out there for awhile? On the one-year anniversary of the release of his lauded work