Andre Cymone

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    André Cymone at 7th St Entry, 3/16/14

    André Cymonewith American Youth7th Street Entry, MinneapolisSunday, March 16, 2014It's been 27 years since the release of André Cymone's last solo album, A.C., which featured his R&B hit "The Dance Electric." Last night's CD release for his latest record, The Stone, also served as a celebrator ... More >>

  • Music

    March 12, 2014

    The reemergence of André Cymone

    Cymone has made a name for himself after honing his chops with Prince

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things started this week with a video from BNLX, shot while the group was on tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Stay put for new clips from ACTN, the 4onthefloor, Chris ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2013

    Twin Cities Music Yearbook 2013

    Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions

  • Music

    December 4, 2013

    Purple Snow champions Prince and local sound

    A closer look at Numero Group's landmark 50th release

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Numero Group's Jon Kirby on Purple Snow: Everybody deserves to be celebrated

    Without Jon Kirby of Numero Group, there would be no Purple Show: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound. For the label's 50th release, Kirby and his associates dug deep into the local history surrounding the amazing funk, soul, and R&B that was bubbling up in the late '70s and early '80s, and assemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    André Cymone: Every time I turned around, I was being compared to Prince

    As part of a forthcoming City Pages story about Numero Group's excellent collection of Twin Cities funk and R&B, Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound, Gimme Noise spoke to André Cymone.The pioneering artist was one of the earliest breakout stars of the scene, and has become a successf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Adam Ant at Mill City Nights, 9/1/13

    Adam Ant & the Good, the Mad & the Lovely Posse With Prima Donna Mill City Nights, Minneapolis September 1, 2013 Adam Ant, the pirate punk hussar of British pop music, made his grand return to Minneapolis on Sunday night, delighting a roomful of his dedicated fans with a nearly two-hour set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Numero Group's Twin Cities funk comp Purple Snow coming in November

    It's raining rare funk and soul compilations for the Twin Cities. After the huge roll-out of last year's Twin Cities Funk & Soul: Lost R&B Grooves From Minneapolis/St. Paul, 1964-1979 via local label Secret Stash -- which City Pages named Best Local Music Compilation -- Chicago's Numero Grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Prince first hit the cover of Rolling Stone 30 years ago

    A lot of things have changed in the past 30 years, but several of the controversial aspects of Prince were already fully established. For his first Rolling Stone cover story, which hit stands three decades ago this week, his twisted relationship with the press is as much of the story as the music it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Bobby Z's Benefit 2 Celebrate Life at First Avenue, 3/9/13

    Bobby Z's Benefit 2 Celebrate LifeWith Princess, ?uestlove, Dez Dickerson, Andre Cymone, Dr. Fink, and Alexander O'NealFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, March 9, 2013The draws for Saturday's second annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life at First Avenue were many, but Princess was the most unique, by far. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts this week: 3/6-3/12

    With Spring approaching, forget the snow for a second, Minneapolis is selling out shows left and right. Wednesday night, sisters Tegan and Sara are welcomed to Minneapolis by a sold-out First Ave mainroom. Muse hits the Target Center Thursday and Imagine Dragons sells out the Varsity on Friday. Satu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 5, 2013

    Bobby Z unveils second Benefit 2 Celebrate Life lineup

    Last February, drummer and radio personality Bobby Z reunited the Revolution, Prince's old group, for their first full-scale show together in quite some time. And now he's got another Prince-inspired party planned with the second Benefit 2 Celebrate Life on Saturday, March 9 at First Avenue. The lin ... More >>

  • Unknown

    June 20, 2007

    Lest We Forget "Clockin' the Jizz"

    For a good cause, DEMO brings back videos of the '80s

  • News

    March 8, 2006

    She Bop

    It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present

  • News

    August 18, 2004

    One Nation, Invisible

    The untold story of local hip hop: 1981 to 1996

  • Arts

    July 14, 2004

    School of Funk

    Jimmy Jam was a DJ. Morris Day was a drummer. Prince was a kid with a huge afro. Before they changed popular music, Mom told them to turn that racket down.

  • News

    September 3, 2003

    First Love

    The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.

  • News

    June 5, 1996
  • News

    May 29, 1996

    The Shots No One Heard

    Terrance Jackson's wife put three bullets in him. He almost died. She got 30 days in the workhouse.