This summer marked the 15-year anniversary of the greatest song of all time. I KNOW. I couldn't believe it either but 15 years have come and gone since the first time you heard "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas. FIFTEEN. YEARS. CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE THAT!? "Smooth" is a song that has ... More >>
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I'm going to let you in on the secret: I don't know anything about music that normal adult humans listen to. Avalanches of culture engulf our entire society while I sit in a grubby basement, hunched over a laptop listening to old Motorhead records. However, on occasion, I'm forced to stick my he ... More >>
Fourth of July weekend has plenty in store for Minneapolis. Friday and Saturday, First Avenue will be hosting Bathysphere, a two day psych rock festival featuring bands such as A Place to Bury Strangers and Dean & Britta doing Galaxie 500 songs, and locals such as Pony Trash, Flavor Crystals, Pa ... More >>
It no longer feels like yesterday (it was 1999, people) that guitar impresario Carlos Santana kicked his career into a new gear with the collaborative album Supernatural. Sure, Rob Thomas had plenty to do with it, but the Santana legacy is alive in a way that has grown past a crusty classic rock sla ... More >>
This week's Critics' Picks
Critics' Picks for this week
You go to war with the military you have, I guess.
A local rocker faces the prospect of a new gig behind bars.
Bassist Larry Graham ear-tests the Sly and the Family Stone reissues
Opeth feed black metal through a wash of proggy guitars
From Sly Stone's roughhouse to the Artist's clubhouse, groundbreaking bassist Larry Graham finds new power in Minnesota