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Hot Chick Plate

Posted Monday, March 31st, 2014 09:09 pm GMT -5 in Food at 9:09 PM

Smoked crispy chicken sammie – buttermilk biscuit, broccoli cole slaw, refrigerator pickles; chicken fried chicken meatloaf w/peppered gravy; fried chicken thighs dressed w/Fulton Lonely Blond hot sauce; green bean casserole; scalloped potato hotdish; pickled collard greens and glorified rice @ The Rabbit Hole, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on March 31, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Getting closer

Posted Monday, March 31st, 2014 01:12 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Golf at 1:12 PM

The Meadows at Mystic Lake

Originally published by DK on March 31, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Lloyd Dobler

Posted Sunday, March 30th, 2014 11:20 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 11:20 PM

I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don’t want to do that.

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Pash’s Mac 30th Party

Posted Sunday, March 30th, 2014 07:24 pm GMT -5 in Friends,Technology at 7:24 PM

MVCC in Bloomington

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Sunset Over MVCC

Posted Sunday, March 30th, 2014 07:16 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Nature at 7:16 PM

Minnesota Valley Country Club

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Not so hidden falls

Posted Sunday, March 30th, 2014 04:11 pm GMT -5 in Nature at 4:11 PM

Just off Mississippi River Parkway in St. Paul

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Hello again reeeever

Posted Sunday, March 30th, 2014 01:42 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Running at 1:42 PM

Hidden Falls Regional Park, St. Paul

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Brooklyn, Bronx…

Posted Saturday, March 29th, 2014 03:59 pm GMT -5 in Running at 3:59 PM

…Queens and Staten, from the Battery to the top of Manhattan!

Originally published by DK on March 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Drive-By Truckers at First Avenue

Posted Saturday, March 29th, 2014 01:29 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 1:29 AM

Since I’ve never seen them before, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Drive-By Truckers at First Avenue. I mean, I have several of their albums (including the new English Oceans) and just saw former DBT singer Jason Isbell there. Wasn’t really expecting a 31-song, three hour show though…

As Chris Riemenschneider wrote in his review, many people grew tired by the end, with a steady flow leaving before the last song. I got there early to catch Portland’s entertaining Blitzen Trapper, stood on my usual first step up by the side of the sound board and was very tired by the end of DBT’s main set. I headed for the back bar right after Hell No I Ain’t Happy and hung out there just to see how long they would play. It was almost like the end of the last Har Mar Superstar show I saw at the Turf Club – they didn’t seem to want to leave the stage.

I wish I would’ve listened to the new album more before this show, seeing how much of it they played. A lot of times I can just sit back and enjoy groups when I don’t know a lot of the songs, but that’s a little tougher when it goes on for three hours. It also turns out that I like Patterson Hood’s voice more than Mike Cooley (no offense – he’s strong too), so half of the songs I liked more than the others. The guitar work on all of them was pretty damn strong, though. I’ll have to brush up on my DBT history – the crowd was obviously way more knowledgeable about the older tracks than I am.

The eventual end of the show was very “rock star,” with each person leaving the stage one by one as the song continued. The last man standing was Brad “The EZB” Morgan, the drummer with one of the most awesome beards I’ve ever seen. The Hood incident with the guy in the audience was sweet – he must’ve been sharing notes with Isbell on how to deal with jerks. Too bad more acts (and venue staff) don’t deal with “bad actors” in this manner. And take all the drunk bro talkers with them, please…

Two other things I really liked last night: 1) Blitzen Trapper covering Joe Walsh’s Rocky Mountain Way and 2) the free glasses of ice water left out on the bar at the end of the night. I’m guessing they’ve always done the water thing, but this was the first time (in all these years) that I’ve noticed it. Set list (according to Chris) after the jump.

  • Made Up English Oceans
  • Lookout Mountain
  • Primer Coat
  • The Part of Him
  • Til He’s Dead or Rises
  • Pauline Hawkins
  • Natural Light
  • The Company I Keep
  • Get Downtown
  • When He’s Gone
  • Sounds Better in Songs
  • Puttin’ People on the Moon
  • Ghost to Most
  • Tornadoes
  • Hearing Jimmy Loud
  • Ronnie & Neil
  • First Air of Autumn
  • The Deeper In
  • Zip City
  • Play It All Night Long (Warren Zevon cover)
  • Women Without Whiskey
  • Hell No I Ain’t Happy
  • ENCORE:
  • Shit Shots Count
  • Sinkhole
  • Uncle Frank
  • Steve McQueen
  • Birthday Boy
  • Girls Who Smoke
  • People Who Died (Jim Carroll cover)
  • Get Your Ass on the Plane
  • Grand Canyon

Up next: Vernon Reid at the Walker on April 26th

Originally published by DK on March 29, 2014 at 1:29 am

Drive-By Truckers

Posted Friday, March 28th, 2014 03:43 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 3:43 PM

Hell No, I Ain’t Happy. But I ain’t too crappy, too crappy at all…

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Maximum Strength

Posted Friday, March 28th, 2014 03:31 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture at 3:31 PM

Horny Goat, gas station vending machine

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Getting better

Posted Friday, March 28th, 2014 03:30 pm GMT -5 in Running,Weather at 3:30 PM

Lexington snow, Eagan

Originally published by DK on March 28, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Foggy, snow night in the 612

Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2014 07:31 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Weather at 7:31 PM

First Avenue and the Minneapolis skyline

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Oh, that sauce

Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2014 07:30 pm GMT -5 in Food at 7:30 PM

Jerk Wings with blue cheese sauce, French Meadow St. Paul

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Old school

Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2014 06:01 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 6:01 PM

Ramsey Junior High School, St. Paul

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Select a door

Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2014 09:29 am GMT -5 in Family at 9:29 AM

Kid one on the way to the concussion clinic, St. Paul Children’s Hospital

Originally published by DK on March 27, 2014 at 9:29 am

Let’s try this again

Posted Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 11:43 pm GMT -5 in Marathons,Personal,Running,Travel at 11:43 PM

Passed the lottery, now need to find the money and hope for good weather…

Originally published by DK on March 26, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Another (blurry) milestone

Posted Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 05:24 pm GMT -5 in Cars at 5:24 PM

Little Red hits 55,555 miles

Originally published by DK on March 26, 2014 at 5:24 pm

The truck is back!

Posted Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 05:22 pm GMT -5 in Weather at 5:22 PM

It must be spring in Eveleth…

Originally published by DK on March 26, 2014 at 5:22 pm

PHB

Posted Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 12:19 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes at 12:19 PM

He’ll calm down after he drinks lunch…

Originally published by DK on March 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Don’t be a jerk, chicken

Posted Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 07:13 pm GMT -5 in Food at 7:13 PM

The Whistling Bird, Gilbert

Originally published by DK on March 25, 2014 at 7:13 pm

It’s blue

Posted Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 06:55 pm GMT -5 in Food at 6:55 PM

Into the Blue, The Whistling Bird, Gilbert, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 25, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Hoser nickel

Posted Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 02:47 pm GMT -5 in Personal at 2:47 PM

Nice coin, eh?

Originally published by DK on March 25, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Mixed Timbits

Posted Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 02:45 pm GMT -5 in Food at 2:45 PM

Cream cheese and honey cruller

Originally published by DK on March 25, 2014 at 2:45 pm

All About Perspective

Posted Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 11:38 am GMT -5 in Links,Travel at 11:38 AM

http://distractify.com/fun/fails/seeing-these-9-famous-landmarks-from-far-away-might-shatter-your-perception-of-them-forever/

Originally published by DK on March 25, 2014 at 11:38 am

So much to melt still

Posted Monday, March 24th, 2014 07:03 pm GMT -5 in Weather at 7:03 PM

Doesn’t look or feel like Spring

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Welcome Back

Posted Monday, March 24th, 2014 04:28 am GMT -5 in Weather at 4:28 AM

Just plain brutal

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2014 at 4:28 am

First day at the new job

Posted Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 03:13 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Work at 3:13 PM

Kid one at Panera Bread

Originally published by DK on March 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm

The Thin Line

Posted Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 02:28 pm GMT -5 in Links,Skiing,Video at 2:28 PM

Originally published by DK on March 22, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Another 767

Posted Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 05:50 am GMT -5 in Travel at 5:50 AM

LAS – MSP on Delta

Originally published by DK on March 22, 2014 at 5:50 am

She’s still there

Posted Friday, March 21st, 2014 11:25 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 11:25 PM

The Caesar’s barge princess

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Haute Doggery Swagger

Posted Friday, March 21st, 2014 11:23 pm GMT -5 in Art,Food,Travel at 11:23 PM

Inside mural

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Hello, old friend

Posted Friday, March 21st, 2014 09:26 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 9:26 PM

The Mirage Lobby Atrium

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Tiny Jackpot #2

Posted Friday, March 21st, 2014 07:33 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 7:33 PM

Cosmopolitan Ainsworth/Bally game

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Tiny Jackpot #1

Posted Friday, March 21st, 2014 07:25 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 7:25 PM

Cosmopolitan IGT Game

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Waiting for a spot

Posted Friday, March 21st, 2014 02:52 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food,Travel at 2:52 PM

Half-hour wait for a spot at the bar, Burgr by Gordon Ramsey

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2014 at 2:52 pm

John McCrea

Posted Friday, March 21st, 2014 01:28 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 1:28 PM

While Frank Sinatra sings stormy weather, the flies and spiders get along together, cobwebs fall on an old skipping record…

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Cake at Brooklyn Bowl LV

Posted Friday, March 21st, 2014 10:20 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Food,Music,Travel at 10:20 AM

Somehow Cake was one of those bands I just never caught live – the closest I came was Summerfest last year, when they were playing on one of the free stages. Unfortunately it was scheduled at the exact same time as Tom Petty, so I missed out yet again. The new Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at the Linq opened two weeks ago and was kind enough to schedule three straight nights with John McCrea, the incredible trumpeter Vince DiFiore and the rest of the gang – all for the low, low price of $40.

How could I refuse that rock and roll lifestyle?

The venue was very nice – I got my ticket scanned first and received a wristband that allowed me to wander freely. I’d heard that the fried chicken by Blue Ribbon wasn’t to be missed, so I hit the bar in the restaurant section and ordered up a vanilla malt and the half chicken dinner (mixed). It was very good – big portions of spicy, juicy chicken at a very reasonable price (with great service).

Doors were listed as 6 p.m., with an 8 p.m. start (which I thought was pretty early for Vegas). When I walked over to the music area, it was pretty much empty. The setup is multi-level and kind of reminded me of the old Glam Slam (but with better sight lines). At 7:15, I decided to stake out a claim at the front of the stage. They had the usual artist monitors facing one way and a few floor speakers pointed towards the audience (including one directly in front of me). Sound was good and I didn’t even notice the full floor of people behind me all night – my own private Cake show!

John McCrea was three feet in front of me all night, with Vince DiFiore a few feet to my left – his distinctive trumpet a highlight of the evening (and something I never realized was such a huge part of the Cake catalog). Guitarist Xan McCurdy also plays a number of memorable hooks and bassist Gabe Nelson and drummer Paulo Baldi were both solid (even if they seemed a little bored most of the night).

The band played two sets with an intermission between, along with a two song encore of Short Skirt, Long Jacket and The Distance (hurray!). Lots of songs from the 2011 release Showroom of Compassion: Federal Funding, Long Time, Mustache Man and Sick of You. They opened with Frank Sinatra and played a wide range of songs, including Wheels, Satan is My Motor, Mexico and an awesome version of Sad Songs and Waltzes (after McCrea broke a guitar string and needed a song with no guitar for him).

The Cake Forest expanded to Nevada, which was pretty cool. One lucky woman from the audience is now the proud owner of the desert willow that you can see in the picture above. Speaking of pictures, the “house rule” of no photography or video is dumb – I know some people ruin the experience by holding up their giant phones for the whole show, but this policy isn’t social media friendly and just isn’t enforceable these days. Especially when you have people bowling off to the left, drinking at the many side bars and have staff members shooting photos for their own social media accounts.

Up next: Drive-By Truckers at First Avenue on 3/27.

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2014 at 10:20 am

Good Morning Governor

Posted Friday, March 21st, 2014 10:07 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Politics,Travel at 10:07 AM

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2014 at 10:07 am

Half chicken mixed

Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2014 08:49 pm GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 8:49 PM

Plus mashed potatoes and a vanilla malt, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2014 at 8:49 pm

More than just flamingos

Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2014 08:30 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Pets,Travel at 8:30 PM

Cockatiels in the lobby at the Flamingo Hilton Las Vegas

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Tonight’s music venue

Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2014 06:03 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Travel at 6:03 PM

Cake @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2014 at 6:03 pm

The Linq – nicer than I expected

Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2014 06:01 pm GMT -5 in Travel at 6:01 PM

Wish the High Roller was open, though

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm

March Madness

Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2014 01:31 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Sports,Travel at 1:31 PM

Madness on the Mezz at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2014 at 1:31 pm

My First Tweet

Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2014 12:16 pm GMT -5 in History,Technology at 12:16 PM

This is pretty cool – February 1, 2008

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Tobin Prior

Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2014 11:19 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Work at 11:19 AM

Ultimate Gaming CEO – see, I really am working in Vegas

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2014 at 11:19 am

The Distance

Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2014 02:33 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 2:33 AM

…he’s driving and striving and hugging the turns…

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2014 at 2:33 am

Curse you, ABC Stores

Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2014 01:46 am GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 1:46 AM

Let’s see how many make it home

Originally published by DK on March 20, 2014 at 1:46 am

One of my all-time favorites

Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 09:13 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food,Travel at 9:13 PM

The old fashioned at Michael Mina’s Pub 1842, MGM Las Vegas

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Tonight’s Show Host

Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 08:21 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Travel at 8:21 PM

The dragon from KÀ, Cirque du Soliel at MGM, Las Vegas

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm

A little Vegas for Jean

Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 08:19 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 8:19 PM

The new Flamingo entrance from the Linq side, Las Vegas

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2014 at 8:19 pm

That’s a little church

Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 05:33 pm GMT -5 in Travel at 5:33 PM

Little Church of the West, Las Vegas

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Dewey Drive

Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 05:30 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 5:30 PM

Las Vegas Blvd and Dewey Drive

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Something different at Pink’s

Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 01:31 pm GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 1:31 PM

Mini corn dogs, nacho cheese dip and fries

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Rusty

Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 01:17 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes at 1:17 PM

Tell me this is not about her, or I am walking. I am walking off this job right now…

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2014 at 1:17 pm

My Vegas Selfie

Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 12:58 pm GMT -5 in Travel at 12:58 PM

Never stopped here until today, Las Vegas Blvd sign

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Moving, but not open

Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 11:21 am GMT -5 in Travel at 11:21 AM

High Roller at the Linq

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2014 at 11:21 am

The Liberace Hooptie

Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 09:59 pm GMT -5 in Cars,Casinos,Travel at 9:59 PM

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas casino floor (in place of the red shoe)

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Night has arrived

Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 09:38 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 9:38 PM

Cosmo and the B

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Dinner at Cosmo

Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 08:16 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food,Travel at 8:16 PM

As good as ever

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Kentucky Girl Scout

Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 07:22 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Food,Travel at 7:22 PM

Chandelier Bar, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2014 at 7:22 pm

The Conservatory

Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 07:03 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 7:03 PM

Bellagio Las Vegas

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Progress on the Cromwell

Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 05:28 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 5:28 PM

Still a lot to do, it seems…

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Beautiful day at the B

Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 05:02 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Travel at 5:02 PM

Bellagio Las Vegas

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Add Shanghai to the list

Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 04:41 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Travel at 4:41 PM

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/03/shanghai-disneylands-treasure-cove-unveiled/

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2014 at 4:41 pm

No Moz sightings today

Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 03:10 pm GMT -5 in Food,Travel at 3:10 PM

McCarran Airport, Las Vegas

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Just before the snowstorm

Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 11:37 am GMT -5 in Travel at 11:37 AM

MSP-LAS

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2014 at 11:37 am

The tuba section

Posted Monday, March 17th, 2014 08:57 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music at 8:57 PM

Kid one plays Bolero, Les Miserables, Symphony No. 9 and Star Puzzle March

Originally published by DK on March 17, 2014 at 8:57 pm

Since 1958

Posted Monday, March 17th, 2014 12:52 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 12:52 PM

Lunch with mom and dad at House of Wong, Roseville, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on March 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Deviled eggs

Posted Sunday, March 16th, 2014 11:21 pm GMT -5 in Food at 11:21 PM

Tried something new – and only $2

Originally published by DK on March 16, 2014 at 11:21 pm
 

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