It's not overstating when somebody discusses how influential and impactful Minneapolis has been to the evolution of American music over the last three decades. After all, Minneapolis music venues were the first to lend their ears to alt-rock legends like The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, and Soul Asylum as well as the groundbreaking R&B sounds of Prince and Morris Day & the Time. Even the immortal Bob Dylan has ties to the Minneapolis scene, as the native Minnesotan often played at area bars during the year or so he was enrolled at the U of M. Live music continues to be a major component of the nightlife equation here, but it's safe to say that the scope of the Minneapolis nightlife slate runs deep and wide these days. Indeed, it's possible to spend time listening to fabulous jazz at a place like Dakotas, relax with pint in cozy environs at Brits or one of the many Irish pubs, show off those well-rehearsed moves at Ground Zero, and savor the expert mixology at Ike's all in one weekend.
Kim Goodin has traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe, stopping for a year or two in places such as London and Denver. Aside from road trips, she enjoys animals and books, and has many of both. She will read almost anything, but particularly enjoys biographies, Southern gothic fiction, mysteries, classic British novels, and cookbooks. When her nose isn't in... Read More