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2010 Stories by Peter S. Scholtes

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  • Lady Gaga

    published August 18, 2010

    Since playing the Fine Line last year behind a number-one single about the focusing power of a good song ("Just Dance"), Lady Gaga has toured... More >>

  • B-Girl Be: Innaviews

    published August 18, 2010

    An additional treat of the B-Girl Be festival of women in hip hop (which culminates next weekend in a block party at Intermedia Arts),... More >>

  • B-Girl Be: Sideshow

    published August 11, 2010

    B-Girl Be is such a great dance and live hip-hop event that its value as an art exhibit goes underrated. But the work associated with this... More >>

  • Minneapolis Indie Expo

    published August 11, 2010

    The "indie" here is comics—comic books, comix zines, cartoons, and graphic novels (if you're pretentious). The Twin Cities of Charles M.... More >>

  • Interpol

    published August 4, 2010

    The striking thing about New York's Interpol in 2002 was that they seemed to hear, in a certain British post-punk band to which they were... More >>

  • Phoenix

    published August 4, 2010

    Last year's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is finely crafted, geeky art rock with dance aspirations, which might be why Phoenix seems to share... More >>

  • Psalm One

    published July 28, 2010

    Chemist enough to explain in a funny aside that ester solvents are what make glow sticks glow, Englewood, Chicago's Psalm One must have known one... More >>

  • Comic Art: Lutefisk Sushi D

    published July 28, 2010

    One of the more concentrated outpourings of creativity in town, this comic-book art opening doubles as a release party for an unusual item: a... More >>

  • Warren G

    published July 21, 2010

    Warren G created the template of the rapper who phrases like a singer among singers who phrase like rappers, so laid-back that he's the last thing... More >>

  • Joan Armatrading

    published July 21, 2010

    Don't be misled by the venue switch from the Fitz, the cricket sounds greeting her latest album, or the tidbit that Joan Armatrading once again... More >>

  • Blitzen Trapper

    published July 14, 2010

    Oregon's Blitzen Trapper apparently listened to the striking but too-mild country rock of their fourth album, 2008's Furr, and decided it... More >>

  • Trama: Viet-Tram (K.E.P. Inc.)

    published July 7, 2010

    One thing about Trama, he got his name out there: Before announcing a genuine, non-Jay-Z-style retirement this year, the chunky-voiced... More >>

  • Kanser 15-Year Anniversary Show

    published July 7, 2010

    Credit the deepening musicality of Haitian singjay Unicus or the parole-induced clarity (if not sobriety) of old-kid lothario New MC (a.k.a. Big... More >>

  • 2010 Minnesota Black Music Awards

    published July 7, 2010

    Launched at the Prom Center in 1982 with participants including the Time and Prince (then taking a break from recording 1999), the... More >>

  • Juana Molina

    published June 16, 2010

    The whimsically creepy, digitally manipulated cover photo of 2008's Un Dia should be the give-away: Juana Molina could sing her songs... More >>

  • Policy and a Pint: Cities, Bicycles, and the Future of Getting Around

    published June 9, 2010

    One benefit of the monthly Critical Mass bicycle ride out of Loring Park is that it shows how quickly you can bicycle through a city when you take... More >>

  • Lil' Flip

    published June 3, 2010

    Best known for bubbly-smooth mid-'00s Southern rap hits such as "The Way We Ball" and "Game Over (Flip)" amid the ascendance of other, now more... More >>

  • Brian Jonestown Massacre

    published May 19, 2010

    With one of the few immortal puns in band names and a wonderfully shambolic yet driving live throb, the Brian Jonestown Massacre have always... More >>

  • Everybody Was in the French Resistance... Now!

    published April 28, 2010

    At first you might mistake the name of this new band featuring Art Brut singer Eddie Argos for a joke about French collaboration under the Nazis... More >>

  • Gogol Bordello, DeVotchKa

    published April 21, 2010

    Eleven years into fronting the Pogues of Gypsy music, Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hütz would be a movie star on the strength of his... More >>

  • From Vices to Verses: A New Era of Hip Hop & Action

    published April 7, 2010

    This free, three-day hip-hop conference at the U —with a $6-for-students Dead Prez show on Saturday at the Cabooze —brings the... More >>

  • E.G. Bailey: American Afrikan

    published March 31, 2010

    With all respect to Alexs Pate's inspired arguments to the contrary, rap is not poetry, and poetry is not rap. Lyrics function differently when... More >>

  • Freedy Johnston

    published January 20, 2010

    Come for the voice, stay for the lyrics. Freedy Johnston's luminescent Kansas-Hoboken plainness would suit either the country or R&B he skirts, if... More >>

  • The 4th Annual Twin Cities Hip Hop Awards

    published January 20, 2010

    Making their move to First Avenue, with KMOJ's Miss Georgia on the red carpet and comedian Boima Freeman returning to host, this year's TC Hip Hop... More >>

  • Dale Watson

    published January 13, 2010

    A regular on the Grand Ole Opry and the Austin, Texas, honky-tonk scene, Dale Watson is such a Bakersfield-sound purist that he posed... More >>

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