Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>
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A New Yorker in Minnesota raps his contradictions, invites guests
Illinois mayor racks up huge strip club bill, German city bans World Cup press from red light districts, new Casino Royale trailer, MST3K side-swipes a drivers ed film, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
There's Slug again on the cover of Urb, between DJ Craze and Princess Superstar (click photo to enlarge). Meanwhile, MTVu is filming an episode of Backstage Pass with Atmosphere at SXSW next week (submit your own questions via the show's link). Even better (and beyond this bit of previously reported ... More >>
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
"Nobody's mad that this CD is coming out," says Minneapolis hip-hop producer and DJ Cheap Cologne about his latest album, Something Random (Broke-Ass Records). "There's no illegal mashups or anything." "For a change," he might have added. Rarely recognized at shows, Cologne's name is known around th ... More >>
Transfixed by JP2's death watch? A replay's likely in your future Thursday's papers have finally come out and said it: At 78, Benedict XVI is expected to have a short reign. German prelates have expressed concern about Ratzinger's health. One young priest from Cologne, who asked not to be identif ... More >>
We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.
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