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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with Warpaint State Theatre, Minneapolis Saturday, June 21, 2014 "I'm transforming. Look at me now!" Nick Cave proselytized near the beginning of his sold-out show with his trusty Bad Seeds at the State Theatre on Saturday night. Throughout the course of the 110-minute, ... More >>
Chart-topping hit-maker Drake has been generating plenty of excitement and anticipation for his forthcoming new album, Nothing Was the Same, with each hot new single released. And now, the Grammy-winning Canadian rapper has just announced a large-scale U.S. tour in support of his new record, and he' ... More >>
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 >>
IncubusThe Myth Nightclub, MaplewoodMay 9, 2012Not many bands are brave enough to take the stage with no opener to warm up the crowd, but alt-rockers Incubus needed no segue for their almost two-hour set that shared songs from all of their albums. With eyes closed and lost in his own world, lead sin ... More >>
The painful Grammy Awards press releases would be reason enough not to take part in the yearly award show, but Bon Iver's Justin Vernon decided to opt his band out of performing at the event because a collaborative effort wouldn't cut it. One of our readers responded by advising Vernon to get&nbs ... More >>
The real reason that Bon Iver won't be performing during the Grammy Awards on February 12 has nothing to do with an ugly poster and a dusty promotional commercial. According to newly announced Sasquatch headliner and this weekend's Saturday Night Live musical guest Justin Vernon, the communicatio ... More >>
Click. Record. Click. Stop. Wait. Repeat. That was the custom of most kids my age back in the late eighties to the mid-nineties, sitting on the floor of your bedroom with the boom box resting on your knees and waiting, sometimes hours, for them to play your jam just so you can record it on a blan ... More >>
Perhaps the biggest surprise from this year's Grammy Awards broadcast is that there are actually some honest-to-god surprises to report, the biggest of which was notoriously indie artists Arcade Fire coming out on top in the Album of the Year category.Here, we present a rundown of some of the mos ... More >>
If there's a Guinness record for "most pop artists performing on a pop single," it's probably held by "We Are The World" or its lame-ass sequel from earlier this year. But "All of the Lights" - the fourth single from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - boasts a longer and more random guest list t ... More >>
Prince took the stage at last night's BET Awards to accept his award for "Lifetime Achievement," and gave a sincere and humble speech to the shrieking crowd. "I was pretty wild in my younger days," Prince said, grinning sheepishly. "You don't have to do what I did, you don't have to make any of t ... More >>
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The Top 10 Songs This Week on B96
The top ten tracks this week on KTTB, B96 FM
This week: Larry Sanders, Smokin' Aces, The Last King of Scotland, and Overlord
Immigrant dreams, dirty dancing, and the revolution: Meet the new Latin hip hop of Maria Isa and Danny y Elliot
Sophomore jinxes happen when artists misjudge the pivot off their breakthrough success--they either stagnate in place or overreach toward phase two. Once Again, John Legend's follow-up to his multi-platinum, multi-Grammy debut, Get Lifted, adroitly avoids both pitfalls with a grace ... More >>
DJ Girl Talk is the maddest scientist in the mash-up lab
Anti-techie Bob Dylan makes a great chill-out album
They write their own songs. They play their own instruments. For 19 years, they've stuck together. The rise and fall -- and rise -- of St. Paul's greatest R&B band, Mint Condition.
"Used to Love U," "Ordinary People," "Number One"
New royalties proposed by the music industry threaten to kill independent Internet radio
We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life
The Sound of Music, 2001: Our Favorite Things
Putting young R&B singers Alicia Keys and Blu Cantrell to the test
Defining black music with a departing record impresario