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Nikki & The RueMates have finished an album that was four years in the making. Rise & Shine is the band's answer to country-folk-rock of decades past. In a music industry where most artists seem to take yesterday's remix as a starting point, it's refreshing to hear music that has the nerve ... More >>
Funky is not a four-letter word.
Kitten Forever channel their crabbiness into manic dancing
It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present
Surveying the Katrina benefit albums
Paul Demko, Diablo Cody, and Dylan Hicks offer three takes on MPR's new baby
Is it cool to write a book about being cool in America?
Twin Cities blues icon Joel Johnson Dies at age 55
A dopey plot sinks Theatre Latté Da's roller-skating musical
Heckler protests the insult of existence; The Death of Bessie Smith presents Nurse Ratched's less gentle twin
Iconic singer-songwriter Eric Andersen leads his own folk revival with You Can't Relive the Past
Thirty-four years ago, LeRoi Jones's Dutchman sent American race relations careening on a New York subway. Where's the end of the line?