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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
While listening to the forthcoming Ramones boxed set, I got to thinking sentimental thoughts about the great Joey Ramone, who was very tall. And that got me to thinking about other exceptionally tall musicians. I've started a list, which I thought y'all could add to in the comments section below. I' ... More >>
The Go Team!, praised and blamed earlier this year by Lindsey Thomas, has signed to Columbia Records, home to Bessie Smith and other acclaimed acts.
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?