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Formed by Brothers Ian and Ben Graham with roommate Adam Aymor during a lull in 2007, Cheap Girls have slowly burned their way up from DIY tours of the home state of Michigan to high profile opening slots for Against Me! and Gaslight Anthem. With Ian Graham's sincere, hear-tugging melodies and Aymor ... More >>
Equally inspired by the lonesome sounds of folk, country, and the blues, and the frenetic sounds of rock and bluegrass (and psychobilly!), the Bitterroot Band will no doubt find a welcome home in today's current roots/Americana-friendly landscape. But their presentation is so genuine, it doesn't see ... More >>
Tricky, gorgeous film shows the real New Orleans
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Drinking and live music are of the utmost importance on St. Patrick's Day, a day reserved for celebrating Irish pride. Grab a dancing partner, and do a jig because most venues around town this weekend will be featuring live music along the Celtic vein to go accompany your Guinness or Shamrock Sh ... More >>
Is complaining about Calhoun's support for slavery just political correctness?Two Athens State University, Ala., professors tell us the proposal to change Lake Calhoun's name -- so that it doesn't honor a man who called slavery "a positive good" -- is nothing but a bunch of politically correc ... More >>
Dangerous Intersections V, the fifth installment of the 4-band compilation series 7" from Traffic Street Records carries only one local connection this time around. That band, despite their non-Minnesotan name, is the Legendary San Diego Chargers, featuring members of Pretty Boy Thorson.
A year-end celebration of 2009's best Cake Wrecks
Sufjan Stevens's beautiful tribute to the Land of Lincoln
True tales of debauchery, rage, and revenge from six veterans of the pie-delivery trade
Planet America: Our world and welcome to it
"American Sublime" looks at the spacious skies and gathering storms of the beautiful landscape painting
What do gassy dogs have to do with the secret service?
Rocking The Body at the Target Center; teenage kicks at the Ave.
Neil Gabler's new book pledges an uneasy allegiance to our Republic of Entertainment