St. Vincent to play First Avenue in June, news on Prince's upcoming releases & Dessa talks "Spiral Bound."
Is the free Atmosphere worth the price?
‘Bloody Radio’ blends an FM-ready formula with the band’s substantially darker signature creed
Wrong image, wrong religion, wrong city: Meet Brother Ali, hip hop's unlikely savior
Going down to Austin? Catch these local acts.
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
2005's best local music from A to, uh, W
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
Slug and Ant bring Atmosphere back home
20 weird moments from the Twin Cities Celebration of Hip Hop
Vox Vermillion settle differences, move forward
A blow-by-blow account of Slug's weeklong stand in the 7th St. Entry
Local artist Jake Keeler discovers his inner animal, and it has teeth
From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew
The Best Albums in the World Ever!! Okay, Maybe Just in This Town, Circa 2003
We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.
Lynne Truss delivers us from our sins, Johnny Cash finds redemption, and Kurt Cobain loses Nirvana in the afterlife
Rites of spring, dashboard confessional, and... Slug? Why the 'Rise of Emo Rap' is a myth
Scenes from the new Triple Rock Social Club
Chicano Revolutionaries and an albino Muslim give the Rhymesayers something new to say
Slug and St. Patrick Costello recall a brush with Avril Lavigne, their status as Scottish Royalty, puking on cue, and dropping trou
Is Slug's hip hop the yawp of a new blank generation?
The Sound of Music, 2001: Our Favorite Things
The second annual edition of “Sound Unseen” highlights the subversive side of music making in the era of media consolidation.
Atmosphere makes a hip-hop album for people who don't like hip hop
In the independent hip hop of DefJux, New York's old b-boys meet the sons they never knew they had
I went to CMJ Music Marathon 2000 and all I got was this lousy tote bag
Rising rap star Slug is a master at putting words in order. Now why won't his life fall into place?
Will 2000 be the year Minnesota hip hop broke?
Staffed by DJs and rockers, indie record stores are selling a scene
The 1997 City Pages New Music Poll
Moon's Over Minneapolis: Brother Sun Sister Moon rise in the north
That's a bigger question than usual in our 1996 new music poll.