All things being equal, DJ Shadow is better as his job than you are at yours. Thursday at Mill City Nights, the former Joshua Davis drove that point home tenfold with a 90-minute set of songs that were largely unrecognizable to the vast majority of the crowd, but held everyone rapt for the duration ... More >>
The first week of May begins with an exciting lineup. James Blake returns to First Avenue's Mainroom Wednesday while Veils rock the 7th Street Entry. Electric boy/girl duos Purity Ring and Crystal Castles play First Avenue Thursday and Sunday. Minnesota's local member of Cult Records (Julian Casabla ... More >>
Related:Lollapalooza 2012 lineup announcedRiver's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupOn the same day Lollapalooza unveiled its extensive slate, we get the details on the SoundTown Music and Camping Festival as well. The yearly fest in Somerset, Wisconsin, brings Jane's Addiction, Flore ... More >>
As of Tuesday, area hip-hop producer and Plastic Constellations album Lazerbeak has a new album out, Lava Bangers. Varying opinions have crossed the Gimme Noise desk regarding the collection -- which follows 2010's Legend Recognize Legend -- but three fellas over at Reviler weighed in effe ... More >>
After quite a bit of speculation (and many customary fake announcements), the lineup for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival was released yesterday, with the Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg serving as the headliners. The massive music festival, held each spring on the Emp ... More >>
DJ ShadowJuly 17, 2011First Ave, Minneapolis"Do you think you know how this beat goes?"The question felt like a taunt. DJ Shadow stood inside the large, white ball set up in the middle of stage, tucked in behind his spread of mixers and a tangle of wires. He looked out over the Mainroom with a large ... More >>
Producer's solo debut features "stuff too weird for a rap beat"
Dinosaurs rule the dance floors no more
Josh Davis goes outside, and disappears in the light
City Pages writers look back on 25 years of arts criticism, and the sentences that still make us cringe
Patti Smith nominates Ralph Nader; Penelope Houston stumps for Howard Dean; Liz Phair endorses copulating barbies
With sparrows squawking in the distance, Fog subverts new-age music for the old-soul set
War and terror have a soundtrack: It's called Godspeed You! Black Emperor
RJD2 creates spy flick cinemascapes for strip mall fugitives
A turntable giant spins samples into perfection
That was the question at the South by Southwest Film Festival, where digital video reigned and good ol' film went south
Dark Days and Decline of Western Civ III look at homelessness as an American underground
The Latin Playboys' Dose redefines roots music as pan-global soul
Rock as dance music. Dance music as rock.
Sukpatch: A deal with Mo' Wax and a new hometown.