What’s playing in your favorite haunts and restaurants? DISPATCH found out. WORDS BY MARTIN DEVANEY For many, an establishment’s in-house soundtrack is a sign that they’re in the right place. Essential to the joint’s vibe, the right songs can set a mood, add to an enjoyable experience, or have you

Life outside the soundproof padded cell. WORDS BY MARY LUCIA  I don’t know if it’s presumptuous to claim to be living in a post-COVID world, but I have noticed many noteworthy changes happening around me. People in everyday encounters seem extra timid and cautious. While getting dressed to go out,

KFAI’s Dixie Treichel on sharing queer stories of today, while bringing history to life. WORDS BY PATRICK STRAIT For the past 45 years, Fresh Fruit on KFAI radio has played host to many important conversations and interviews, including queer artists, LGBTQIA+ activists, and even visiting celebrities. And since 1998, Dixie

Grandview screens a restored and re-edited director’s cut of the 1984 debut film from St. Louis Park’s own Coen brothers. A small-town Texas bar owner finds out his wife is having an affair with one of his bartenders and hatches a plot to kill them. But murder is never that…simple.

Tonight’s edition of Lowertown sounds will have the people Mears shaking their rears. Feel good rapper, maestro, and “your 7th favorite person” Nur-D will rock a full band set to headline Lowertown Sounds tonight, with Malamanya kicking it off with their Afro-Carribean sounds. It’ll be a good night to work

Local outlaw Cole Diamond gets on the ones and twos tonight (and every fourth Thursday) in Dusty’s Big Green Booth. He’ll be spinning all country vinyl all night, promising “everything from Waylon and Willie to Brooks & Dunn.” THURS 6/22, 9 PM, Free, 21+

I’m not sure what additional encouragement you might need to go see a band whose tagline is “SPREADING EVIL SINCE 1988,” but lead vocalist Eddie Spaghetti assures you, they’re The Greatest Rock-n-Roll Band in The World™. Blending strains of rock from ZZ TOP to cowpunk, they’ve recorded a dozen albums,

The stars of F1RST Wrestling want you to taste their fists at Taste of Minnesota WORDS BY PATRICK STRAIT There are a lot of must-dos if you live in Minnesota—the State Fair, Twins games, and bottoming out your car in a lake-sized pothole. But over the past several years, a

Reverend Horton Heat returns to town for a scorcher of a midweek show at the Fine Line. The Psychobilly vets have “chewed up more road than the Google Maps drivers” and their shows are always a hit here in the Twin Cities. Locals Kinda Fonda Wanda will get you dancing