Mark Wheat sums up his thoughts on the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, then sets the stage for the Guinness International Champions Cup match this weekend between Manchester City and Olympiacos, followed by another match between Minnesota United and Ottawa Fury. Plus: A music pick that connects a local band with the Premier League champs.
Liquid Music curator Kate Nordstrum has announced the lineup for the third season of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's new music concert series, which includes such artists as Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche (pictured, above) and The National's Bryce Dessner. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story.
Was this the best Premiership season in the league's history? Mark Wheat wraps up the Premier League season, shares ways to follow Minnesota United and MLS, and gives a quick preview of the World Cup. Plus a wrap-up music pick!
After sound-checking for a pre-tour last-minute small venue show in Austin, Texas, Spoon frontman Britt Daniel briefly spoke about their new album. They hit the road May 8, and stop in Minneapolis June 22 to headline day 2 of Rock the Garden.
As we enter the final week of the Premier League season, Mark looks at the top and bottom of the table, and he discusses his all-star squad picks in light of the comments from On The Ball readers. Plus, a music pick that might have you singing like a Canary (hint, hint).