If you're looking for the party to usher in the fall, look no further than the Minneapolis College of Art and Design's 125th Anniversary bash tomorrow night. Of course, the point is to celebrate the endurance and commitment to artistic innovation of one of our nation's top ten design schools. ... More >>
The weekly college radio show Some Assembly Required has been quietly peeling away at their broad mandate ("the creative reuse of fragments of recorded sound") since 1999, interviewing dozens of keystone artists, approaching the artistic angles of copyright and appropriation in the midst of "th ... More >>
Ten of the year's most timeless records
How Hurricane Katrina made Public Enemy relevant again
I found out something disturbing earlier this year, while combing through hundreds of local newspapers from 1915-1916 to research the history of the Varsity Theater--tonight's venue for DJ Spooky's "remix" of D.W. Griffith's
Besides the film reviews in City Pages, Terri Sutton's essay on rock docs about dead dudes, and the festival's own full schedule of movies and music between Oct. 7 and Oct. 16, Complicatedfun.com has a recommended list of essentials from this year's Sound Unseen program, which kicks off Friday. Amon ... More >>
City Pages writers look back on 25 years of arts criticism, and the sentences that still make us cringe
Persepolis Plus Remixes Vol. 1
Sonic Youth and Stereolab redefine the intimate grammar of rock, again
1999 brought a cinematic bounty to the art house and the multiplex alike
The world's most didactic DJ meets the grandfather of the American folk revival
Sonic adventurer John Crozier follows 40 years of pop's past into an ingeniously messy future
Connie Francis meets Nurse with Wound on the unruly turntables of DJ Ts
Rock as dance music. Dance music as rock.
"Okay Tricky baby. Gimme postapocalyptic. C'mon, pout for me baby. Pout! Beautiful.": U.K. hip hop's prophet of gloom returns with Angels With Dirty Faces.
Bit player: Beth Orton's new EP makes a statement in 24:49.
Lemon Laws: Choreographer Ralph Lemon bravely attempts a cross-cultural dance experiment that "really shouldn't work."