If the Grammy Awards are indeed 'Music's Biggest Night,' then it's no wonder that the industry itself is in so much trouble. Despite the Academy's best efforts in recent years to draw the "alternative" music fan into the mainstream self-congratulatory love fest that is the Grammys -- even going so f ... More >>
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Related:How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalSoundset 2012 lineup announcedDanny Brown on XXX, almost signing to G-UnitFrom the jump, Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T is full of interesting paradoxes. He represents dirty-south rap with endless country swag that juxtaposes hip-hop's decidedly ... More >>
Anyone who grew up in the '90s would tell you "Sabotage" is easily one of the defining music videos of the decade, whereby the Beastie Boys riff on '70s cop shows with an exaggerated chase through the streets in bad wigs and aviators. Now, nearly 20 years later and as the hip-hop world mourns the l ... More >>
Neon IndianFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, May 4, 2012On record, Neon Indian is dynamic and an utterly fun band to listen to. The electro-tinged music seems it would almost automatically translate well into a live setting. Friday night at First Avenue found much what is contained in the previous f ... More >>
The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, best known as MCA, has died at 47. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 after a tumor was discovered in his salivary gland, and had been in treatment since that time.Related:Adam Yauch, RIP: A Life in PhotosCompared to the high nasal proclamations of Ad-Rock and Mike D' ... More >>
Are you a stone Beastie Boys fanatic? Did you unironically have "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn" tattooed on your lower back? Do you need some shoes? Do you have $200 to spare? If all of the above things are true about you, then Ad-Rock, MCA, and Mike D have some news you might be interested in: they've ... More >>
Does it sound as awkward as it arrived? (Short answer: nope)Three weeks ago, the Beastie Boys's "Make Some Noise" single from new album Hot Sauce Committee leaked on the web to overall excitement and positive criticism, and now the entire album -- their 8th as a trio -- has escaped top secret sta ... More >>
They're baaaaack...Longtime curators of cool Beastie Boys are back in the headlines after at least a year now of back-and-forth concerning Hot Sauce Committee, the second volume coming before the first and rather unintentionally. Also unintentional is the release of the first single, "Make Some N ... More >>
The Tom Waits of hip-hop is getting some R & R before undergoing radiation treatment.
Ok. NOW we're talking.
MCA announces he is ill with cancer and the Boys cancel all upcoming performances.
The Beastie Boys make a triumphant Twin Cities return with a few friends in tow to get out the vote, and we all say a long overdu ... More >>
Mike D. talks patriotism, politics, and why the Beasties are excited to return to the Twin Cities after a decade
For once, this season's movies don't ask you to check your brains at the door
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