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  • International Reggae All-Stars

    published December 19, 2012

    Make all the jokes you want about the climate differences between Kingston and Minneapolis, but the cultural ones aren't as hard to reconcile. The... More >>

  • Wants vs. Needs

    published April 18, 2012

    Fusing fashion-driven, style-conscious tastemaking and deep, crowd-rocking musical knowledge isn't something to be taken lightly on either end of... More >>

  • Get Cryphy

    published July 4, 2012

    We may be a few years past the point where crunk and hyphy are the hot-trend hip hop subgenres, but First Ave's recurring "Get Cryphy!" night... More >>

  • Silver City Millers

    published December 19, 2012

    Since autumn 2010, the Silver City Millers -- multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter Jeff Rolfzen and mandolinist/clogger Sarah Cagley -- have... More >>

  • Trailer Trash's Trashy Little Xmas Show

    published December 19, 2012

    There's two grand holiday traditions in downtown Minneapolis, and only one of them involves elbowing through skyway crowds as you gawk down at... More >>

  • Cory Wong Quartet

    published April 25, 2012

    Usually when someone's referred to as one of the best-kept secrets in town, it's an aspiring journeyman or a niche-genre artist that's flying... More >>

  • Nachito Herrera

    published December 12, 2012

    Nachito Herrera has taken an eventful route from Cuba to Minneapolis -- a child prodigy at 12 performing Rachmaninoff with the Cuban Symphony... More >>

  • High on Fire

    published December 5, 2012

    Matt Pike's transition from the diabolical sludge of '90s doom-metal overlords Sleep to the stoner-thrash hybrid of High on Fire has been one of... More >>

  • Nachito Herrera

    published November 21, 2012

    Nachito Herrera has taken an eventful route from Cuba to Minneapolis -- a child prodigy at 12 performing Rachmaninoff with the Cuban Symphony... More >>

  • The Coup

    published November 21, 2012

    Oakland hip-hop veterans the Coup have released only three albums under their own name in the past 11 years. That their previous two sound like... More >>

  • Death Grips

    published November 21, 2012

    Death Grips' skate-punk rap breakout The Money Store was grimy enough to sustain momentum for 2012, but they figured a same-year followup... More >>

  • Menahan Street Band

    published November 7, 2012

    The nexus of horn-driven funk from the Daptone and Truth and Soul labels deserves its own chapter in Brooklyn music history. After all, bands like... More >>

  • Big Boi

    published November 7, 2012

    Stankonia deep cut "Red Velvet" holds one of those telling lines that goes a long way toward explaining the modus operandi of Big Boi:... More >>

  • MN Musicians Vote No!

    published October 24, 2012

    The fight for equal rights in Minnesota gets a raucous soundtrack this weekend, as a who's who of Twin Cities pop and rock icons team up to oppose... More >>

  • E.L.nO.

    published October 24, 2012

    For far too long we've been told that Electric Light Orchestra were insufferable '70s cheese, a bloated prog-rock monstrosity that valued... More >>

  • Ariel Pink

    published September 19, 2012

    In another era, Ariel Pink's rise from one-man home-tape oddball to underground rock favorite would result in some strange flash of fame —... More >>

  • Kill the Vultures

    published August 29, 2012

    Kill the Vultures have gone three albums and an EP deep into a career devoted to giving you a distinct feeling of noir-tinged unease. Their first... More >>

  • E.L.nO.

    published August 29, 2012

    For far too long we've been told that Electric Light Orchestra were insufferable '70s cheese, a bloated prog-rock monstrosity that valued... More >>

  • Kill the Vultures

    published August 15, 2012

    Kill the Vultures have gone three albums and an EP deep into a career devoted to giving you a distinct feeling of noir-tinged unease. Their first... More >>

  • Nachito Herrera

    published August 8, 2012

    Nachito Herrera has taken an eventful route from Cuba to Minneapolis -- a child prodigy at 12 performing Rachmaninoff with the Cuban Symphony... More >>

  • Fuck Knights

    published August 1, 2012

    Armed with a loud bass, a louder, pencil-strummed guitar and a deceptively stripped-down drumkit, Fuck Knights have spent the past few years... More >>

  • Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!

    published July 25, 2012

    Three years ago, Comedy Bang! Bang! debuted as Comedy Death Ray, a radio show/podcast where host and Mr. Show alumnus Scott... More >>

  • E.L.nO.

    published July 25, 2012

    For far too long we've been told that Electric Light Orchestra were insufferable '70s cheese, a bloated prog-rock monstrosity that valued... More >>

  • Brass Messengers

    published July 18, 2012

    The best way to describe the Brass Messengers is through a litany of basic facts -- they're a brass band, there's eleven of them, and you can see... More >>

  • Nachito Herrera

    published July 11, 2012

    Nachito Herrera has taken an eventful route from Cuba to Minneapolis -- a child prodigy at 12 performing Rachmaninoff with the Cuban Symphony... More >>

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