Chris Taylor

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    The 10 best "Bear" bands in rock 'n' roll

    Enough with all of the endless chatter about the best hair bands of all-time. What about the best "Bear" bands? While listening to Bear In Heaven's new album, Time Is Over One Day Old, I was struck by the proliferation in "Bear" band names. What exactly drives this musical fascination with these fur ... More >>

  • Music

    January 18, 2012

    Roy Wilkins: Who was he?

    The story behind the iconic St. Paul venue

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Top 5 most underrated artists of 2011

    ​With all of the music that we consistently have at our fingertips, it's a given that in every year albums and bands that deserve to get heard and receive wider recognition frequently get buried under whatever is new or the next big thing. It's a sad cycle, and one that I'm as guilty of as any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    CANT, Mirror Mirror, and Blood Orange at the Entry, 10/15/11

    Photo By Erik Hess​CANT, Mirror Mirror, and Blood OrangeOctober 15, 20117th St. EntryThere are some bands, when confronted with a small turnout at their concert, mail-in a brief, passionless show, collect their money and quickly move on to the next city. But in the case of Saturday night's CANT ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    CANT finds common ground between Grizzly Bear and Twin Shadow

    ​With so many independent labels releasing so much music these days, it's not as easy as it once was to associate the name of a label with a certain aesthetic or rely on a label's name to determine the quality of music being distributed. But for whatever reason, I've found myself returning again a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 20, 2011
  • Music

    April 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Temple Grandin, animal welfare activist, to speak at Kickapoo Country Fair

    www.wikipedia.comTemple Grandin gives a TED talk.​Organic Valley scored a big coup for this year's Kickapoo Country Fair. The festival, which takes place July 24-25 in La Farge, Wisconsin, will host Dr. Temple Grandin as its keynote speaker. Grandin learned to cope with autism and use her uniq ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2007

    Hot House Flowers

    Brooklyn's Grizzly Bear sip mint juleps and lemonade out at their yellow house

  • News

    March 22, 2000

    The Paper Trail

    What you won't read in the morning paper about how the news gets delivered