Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate Prince's 55th birthday. And while the Purple One's prodigious back catalog and outsized persona will always be one of the charismatic beacons for the Twin Cities music scene (and the world), there is no question that as of late, his output has ... More >>
As the excitement continues to grow for Bob Dylan's first Twin Cities performance in four years Wednesday night in St. Paul, fans are surely gearing themselves up for the show by digging through Dylan's prestigious back catalog and taking pleasure from the countless number of hits spread throughout ... More >>
See Also:William DeVogue claims to be Bob Dylan's first sonBob Dylan announces release date and tracklisting for Tempest, his 35th studio albumWith the recent announcement of a new album and forthcoming St. Paul show, the local adulation for Bob Dylan shows no sign of dying down anytime soon. And th ... More >>
Photo by Ralph AlfonsoCanadian rocker Dave RaveTireless local rocker Curtiss A, the man behind the annual marathon John Lennon tribute shows, is celebrating his 60th birthday this weekend with a stellar show at the Entry that features the Tisdales, the Mad Ripple, and Canadian rocker Dave Rave, w ... More >>
It's turkey week and the usual travel snafus are starting. As I type this, it is 8AM and I am on a Delta flight out of Minneapolis bound for Georgia. I have been up since 4:30 and my flight has already been changed four times. Alas, if you are sticking around the Twin Cities the next few days, don ... More >>
Chin-stroking musos everywhere were stoked to learn that next week's issue of Rolling Stone will include an excerpt from Life, the long-awaited, drug- and debacle-soaked memoir from storied Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. This in a season that will already see the release of stocking-stu ... More >>
photo by: Steve CohenWhile more than a decade of active music journalism has made me as jaded as the next overly critical jerk, that cynicism goes right out the window when it comes to Neil Young. Young was my first childhood musical hero, and one of the few I haven't distanced myself from with a ... More >>
Rock writer/Dylan freak Sid Griffin attempts to crack one of music's great mysteries
Victoria Williams continues to celebrate the small facets of life on a grand scale
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Chicago Jazz diva Patricia Barber ventures beyond her back yard
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