1 month ago | Essays
If you're like me, you probably complain that certain songs annoy you all the time without ever considering an important issue: Maybe you deserve to be annoyed. Take Sisqó's “Thong Song,” which has inexplicably won the Pioneer-Press's Worst Song E...
2 months ago | Concert Review
Carly Rae Jepsen is not problematic. At no point during the 30-year-old Canadian-born pop star's sold-out show at the Varsity Theater on Wednesday night would even the most knee-jerk abuser of that empty euphemism feel compelled to thinkpiece out ...
3 months ago | Concert Review
Look, Lizzo could have kept the sold-out crowd at First Avenue waiting till 1:45 Saturday night, then seated herself on the edge of the stage and just tossed out GRRRL PRTY ski caps till bar time and her Twitter mentions would still have been bles...
6 months ago | Concert Review
“An Acoustic Evening with Yo La Tengo,” as Saturday's performance at the Pantages Theater was officially billed, was the best kind of “unplugged” show: The audience sat down, the band stood up, and there was an electric guitarist. That guitarist w...
7 months ago
7 months ago | Concert Review
Madonna sure knows how to stage an engaging and spectacular tribute to herself. Not just by hauling out the oldies — Madonna’s vision of herself insists that Madonna is always contemporary, so nearly half her two-hour set at an undersold Xcel Ener...