Minneapolis Music Flashback Friday - Têtes Noires

Têtes Noires was the first all-female rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, best known for their “casually mocking” feminist lyrics and for three- and sometimes up to six-part vocal harmonies. Founded by former Miss South Dakota Jennifer Holt, they gave concerts from 1983 until about 1987, and recorded three albums which received positive reviews nationally. As Susan Borey wrote for Spin, the name means “black heads” in French, which they used to describe their hair color (like birds and not a complexion problem).

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Minnesota beats Boston University to repeat as NCAA women’s hockey champ

The University of Minnesota completed an undefeated season Sunday afternoon and won its second straight women’s hockey title with a 6-3 victory over Boston University at Ridder Arena.

The Gophers have won 49 games in a row dating back to the final weeks of the 2011-12 season. Star Tribune



Congrats to #gopherwomenshockey for moving on to the championship!!!

The Gopher women’s hockey team beat Boston College 3 - 2 in OT tonight to win their 48th game in a row, and will play for the NCAA Championship on Sunday!

Gopher Women’s Hockey Team Has Record Breaking Undefeated Season, Minnesota Shrugs

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team skated to a 3-0 win over St. Cloud State to become the first program in NCAA history to finish the regular season undefeated. Senior goaltender Noora Raty held the Huskies scoreless to garner her NCAA record tying 39th career shutout.

The Golden Gophers (34-0-0, 28-0-0 WCHA) carried a 1-0 lead into the third period, but goals from senior Becky Kortum and freshman Milica McMillen helped the team claim their 34th win of the year and 42nd consecutive victory.

Minnesota now heads to postseason play, which begins next weekend at Ridder Arena. The Gophers will host either Bemidji State or St. Cloud State, pending the outcome of BSU’s game against Wisconsin. The first round is a best of three series with games slated at 6 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Record Watch:

42: Consecutive games won(broke Harvard’s record of 21 on Nov. 17).
42: Consecutive games won or tied (broke Wisconsin’s record of 32 on Jan. 25).
25: Consecutive road wins (broke Mercyhurst’s record of 15 on Dec. 7).
34: Wins in 2012-13 (most wins in a season: Wisconsin, 37 in 2010-11).
0: Losses in 2012-13 (fewest losses in a season: Wisconsin, 1 in 2006-07).

If you are looking for any information on this in today’s StarTribune, go to page C3 of the sports section, look at the huge article with pictures about the men’s team tying Duluth 2-2 last night, look to the left, and there is basically a small blurb about the women’s team rewriting the college hockey history books.

Three women in bathing suits playing around on a scale. (1940) by the Minnesota Historical Society

"All Women Against All War" anti-war protestors with the Foshay Tower in the background. (1938) by the Minnesota Historical Society

Minneapolis Bowling Champions, 1964 via Joe Lommel’s flickr

Working girls’ hockey team (1925)

Photo by the Minnesota Historical Society

Kay Girls Orchestra, Minneapolis (1930)

Photo by the Minnesota Historical Society