Ohhh, the weather outside is... not as bad as they said it was gonna be? Okay, it still sucks. But soon -- yes, soon... too soon in fact! -- it will be summer, and it will be really stupidly hot, and we'll be going to music festivals and become reacquainted with the sweet summer smell of a beer-and- ... More >>
January's a heady and diverse month for country shows in the Twin Cities, kicking off with a pair of sold-out New Year's performances at the Varsity Theater by Brandi Carlile, and ending with that pair PETA has not yet recognized for their important work saving horses.
Country rap, or "hick-hop" as it's sometimes called, may seem to capture either the height of musical irony, or the height of its stupidity. Probably both. But in the book The Accidental Evolution of Rock 'n' Roll, prolific music journalist Chuck Eddy traces the sub-genre's roots all the way back to ... More >>
This is a weekend to explore new bands that are experimenting with new sounds. New pieces are created daily; included in this weekend's CD releases are Chastity Brown's highly anticipated album, Ghostmouth's brash collection, along with Janiva Magness and Josh Mogck's contributions to new music.
This Friday, country duo Big & Rich's "Xtreme Muzik Tour" hits the Mystic Amphitheater (8PM, $25-49), with openers Cowboy Troy and Two Foot Fred. Say what?
A collective of whatever the hell they want. Check out Saturday's Grand Casino show and see if you can make some sense of it.
Blame it on your lying cheating cold deadbeating two-timing double-dealing mean mistreating loving heart.
One man's journey through 2005's best recorded music
Fourteen ways of looking at a Big & Rich album
I just took a look at the two versions of the new Big & Rich video, both of which make it difficult to evaluate the single. One is a live clip heavy on crowd- and background noise. The other pursues a outer-space conceit, not as charmingly goofy as one might hope, and is heavy on sound effects. The ... More >>
Scissor Sisters' disco pop delivers a queer ear for the straight guy
Big & Rich, "Wild West Show" and "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)"