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  • Har Mar Superstar/Astronautalis

    published December 26, 2012

    When faced with an all-ages crowd, rapper Astronautalis (pictured) told City Pages, "I'll try to tone down the cursing and the whiskey and keep... More >>

  • Kool Keith

    published December 12, 2012

    Kool Keith has always lurked on the fringes of respectable rap. First as a game-changing lyricist within the Bronx new-school pioneers... More >>

  • Greg Grease's Cornbread, Pearl, and G album release

    published December 12, 2012

    The best hip-hop albums don't settle in the mind easily. And Greg Grease's Cornbread, Pearl, and G kneads that stubborn gray matter into... More >>

  • A Tribute to the Replacements

    published November 21, 2012

    We can't hardly wait for the annual nod to hometown punk rockers the Replacements. Both First Avenue's mainroom and the 7th St. Entry are set to... More >>

  • Zombie Pub Crawl

    published October 10, 2012

    Certainly the eighth Zombie Pub Crawl is a brain-devouring event, first and foremost, but the musical portion isn't too far behind. St. Paul's... More >>

  • Ed Sheeran

    published September 26, 2012

    Bless the angel-voiced, ginger-haired Ed Sheeran. "Give Me Love" in its recorded form is a semi-cloying ballad that'll still stick in your head... More >>

  • Summer Set Music & Camping Festival

    published August 22, 2012

    Before you get it twisted, Somerset is only 35 miles from the Twin Cities. That means it's far closer to us than Rochester or Duluth. Heck, we're... More >>

  • Poliça

    published August 8, 2012

    Right after last weekend's storm on Lollapalooza and a convincing showing at the River's Edge fest on Harriet Island in June, Minneapolis... More >>

  • Global Dance Festival

    published July 25, 2012

    Three nights, 27 acts, and two stages are the ingredients for the Global Dance Festival at the Brick. Among the headliners are Australian... More >>

  • Santana

    published July 4, 2012

    It no longer feels like yesterday (it was 1999, people) that guitar impresario Carlos Santana kicked his career into a new gear with the... More >>

  • The Walkmen

    published June 27, 2012

    David Byrne had us believing that heaven is the place where nothing ever happens, but then came the Walkmen's Heaven. Its release is the... More >>

  • Walker Kong

    published June 20, 2012

    Even in the pre-Facebook era — yes, that was a thing — there was Walker Kong. The infectious Minneapolis art-pop outfit's history... More >>

  • Pride in Concert: Kelly Rowland

    published June 20, 2012

    The musical culmination of Pride Month in the Twin Cities brings R&B superstar Kelly Rowland to Loring Park. First with Destiny's Child, and for... More >>

  • Rock the Garden

    published June 13, 2012

    The 10th installment of Rock the Garden, the Walker Art Center and 89.3 the Current's yearly outdoor music festival, has a distinctly local feel.... More >>

  • Walker Kong

    published May 30, 2012

    Even in the pre-Facebook era — yes, that was a thing — there was Walker Kong. The infectious Minneapolis art-pop outfit's history... More >>

  • Julianna Barwick

    published March 7, 2012

    "Ethereal" is a word overused by music writers, but seldom is it more apt than in the case of Julianna Barwick. The Brooklyn-based artist... More >>

  • Corrosion of Conformity / Torche

    published March 7, 2012

    Some of the finest metal created south of the Mason-Dixon line is currently confined to one thrilling tour. Corrosion of Conformity rep North... More >>

  • Grimes

    published March 7, 2012

    Pop manufacture has never been an easy task, but leave it to the young to figure out a fresh take. The 23-year-old Grimes has already assembled... More >>

  • Atlas Sound

    published February 29, 2012

    Over the past five years, Bradford Cox has laid claim to one of the most prolific and evolution-prone voices in all of indie rock. The Atlantan... More >>

  • Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires

    published February 15, 2012

    For decades, Charles Bradley had all of the charisma, vocal chops, and emotion of the R&B greats—but none of the visibility. Last year's... More >>

  • The Revolution

    published February 15, 2012

    Just 12 months ago, Prince & the Revolution drummer Bobby Z was on the brink. Three blocked arteries caused a heart attack, and only some serious... More >>

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