Last week, the local community mourned Andrew Richardson's life of creativity and caring coming to an early end. The musician, sound engineer, husband, and father was only 36.Aside from his family and bandmates, among those hit hardest by his death were his coworkers at ZVEX Effects, a boutique comp ... More >>
The Black Keys have returned with Turn Blue, which dropped this week, and are heading out on tour. In addition to the single titled "Fever," collector fever is in the air. We're in love with 'The Boys With The Broken Halos', a limited edition print by TRAVISBRAUN on etsy (above), and a whole of of o ... More >>
The Rhymesayers Entertainment family just got a little larger. On Tuesday, the Minnesota hip-hop label announced the signing of Dem Atlas, who hails from St. Paul and is a native of Akron, Ohio, and has been on the cusp of breaking out for a bit now. He hit number 27 on the 2013 Picked to Click tall ... More >>
"I was drunk, the day my mama, got outta prison." You know the rest. But what you may not know is that this weekend, 48 years ago, country singer David Allan Coe began serving a four-year prison sentence at the Ohio State Penitentiary for car theft, possession of obscene materials, and poss ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessThe Black KeysJuly 3, 2011Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MNAfter the remarkably successful year that the Black Keys have had, they certainly have earned (and now require) a bigger venue for their raucous, garage-rock sound. Not surprisingly, most of the people that have p ... More >>
This week's Critics' Picks
Tomorrow night at the State Theatre, Rundgren will perform a theatrical rendition of his 1973 classic "A Wizard, A True Star."
On the beard circuit with Akron/Family
Blues-punk purists fearing a defanged Black Keys on Magic Potion--the Akron guitar-and-drums duo's debut for the fancy-pants grown-up label Nonesuch--needn't have worried. Potion kicks just as much shit as any of the records the Keys made before they started rubbing elbows with Ran ... More >>
Missing Numbers talk about their heroes, invent new form of genital torture
Is Norm Coleman truly tired of Washington lobbyists?
So who's the new editor charged with guiding the Pioneer-Press into the post-Gowler era? Thom Fladung is, as Eric Black notes in this morning's Strib, the former managing editor of the Detroit Free Press. He's also a long-time Knight Ridder hand, having done two tours at the Free Press and one at th ... More >>
Grandees of Horticulture Pantsuit (Sookie Sookie Records) Expectorating shards of pneumatic kraut-skronk (don?t mess with my Teut-Tuet, coach), Grandees of Horticulture set about reshaping Akron indie by teaching Hegel the Continental and slathering phat-ass basslines in Thousand Island dressing. ... More >>
Saunders tops Cavs wish list After Paul Silas was unceremoniously canned as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, it didn?t take long for former Wolves coach Flip Saunders to move into heavy rotation in the rumor milling over who will pilot the Cavs next season. The Akron Beacon Journal and ... More >>
Man becomes a diapered monkey. College art rock becomes an MTV sensation. And Chuck Statler becomes the rock video director who started it all.
Ballyhooed Englishman Dizzee Rascal conquers the world one record store clerk at a time