Pride in ConcertWith Betty Who, Thea Austen, Thelma Houston, Steve Grand, and moreLoring Park, MinneapolisSaturday, June 28, 2014There were many kinds of people represented at the Pride Festival. It almost seemed like a safe space State Fair. PDA is not stigmatized, talking openly and frankly about ... More >>
What started as a dream from co-creators and curators Sally Hedberg and Dana Raidt became a reality last Friday evening. Girl Germs staged a takeover of the First Avenue mainroom, bringing seven local bands and host Lori Barbero of Minneapolis's own legendary Babes in Toyland to the stage in a tribu ... More >>
President Barack Obama outlined his ambitious transportation agenda during a speech this afternoon at St. Paul's Union Depot, and full video of his remarks are available on page three of this post.But you'll have to read about what he actually said elsewhere. Instead, for your browsing pleasure, we ... More >>
Betty Who With Sombear and Step Rockets 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis Saturday, January 18, 2014 Some shows simply click. Due to a perfect confluence of the right artist, audience, night, and venue, some performances take on a transcendent quality that surpasses the mere sum of their parts, elevati ... More >>
BeyoncéThe Mrs. Carter Show World TourXcel Energy Center, St. PaulThursday, July 18, 2013There are moments when Beyoncé appears to be made out of money. It's a combination of her perfectly undulating hips and a note hit regally in her personal key signature -- and then it's often topped with a smi ... More >>
Beyonce just put on one of the most stunning Super Bowl halftime shows -- easily the best since Prince's -- and it's no shock that an announcement of her Mrs. Carter World Tour follows. The shows begin in Europe in April, and a North American stint launches on June 28 in Los Angeles, and wrapping at ... More >>
At this point, Halloween is pretty much upon us. If you haven't picked out a costume for all those parties and concerts this weekend, then it just so happens you're in luck. Instead of rocking the tired Jimi Hendrix look or that blase Elvis jumpsuit, go for something a little more modern, relevant, ... More >>
The Chalice, with La Manchita, A. Wolf and Her Claws, and Audio Perm7th St Entry, Minneapolis9/28/12Judging from the excited vibe of all present at the sold-out Chalice release show at the Entry on Friday, a group like this is something local music fans have been waiting on for some time. Less than ... More >>
All-woman revelation represents ultra-talented ladies in the lead
The way to survive this weekend is lots of sunscreen and lots of water as River's Edge Music Festival comes to Harriet Island with big name bands like Tool and Dave Matthews Band. If fighting crowds in the heat is not your thing, Foster the People will be returning to Minneapolis and The Pines will ... More >>
Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>
Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.10. Babes in ToylandOrigin: Minneapolis | Active: 1987-2001 | Songs: "Bruise Violet" and "Sweet 69" Kat Bjelland is one of the nastiest female vocalists, period. Although the woman who adeptl ... More >>
Caleb Hawley is kind of a big deal these days, not that you would ever know it by looking at him. Born and raised in Hudson, Wisconsin and living in New York City for the past four years, this messy-haired, sweet-blue-eyed guy is as approachable as your favorite bartender, but with enough tal ... More >>
Those of you who were wondering if and when Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z would ever pull a J.Lo/Marc Anthony and collaborate on a full-length album? You folks can keep right on wondering about that while the rest of us figure out how to digest the (alleged) news that the first couple of urban pop ar ... More >>
Yeah, we're a little excited for tonight's show.
Here are my least favorite songs of '05. The coming of a new year has a tabula rasa effect on radio, right? Please?
'We Jam Econo' clocks the Minutemen DIY-style
Who wants to spend her vacation replacing a corpse and dancing with a stiff?
Julianne Shepherd and Dylan Hicks on the Ying Yang Twins' "Wait"
It just doesn't stop being funny. Michelle from Destiny's Child takes a spill on BET. Note Beyonce's unruffled, vaguely irritated reaction. Where's the love, Bey? Kelsey Grammer eats it at Disneyland. The dude fell so far he passed (Pope) John Ratzenberger on the way down. Okay, not literally a fal ... More >>
Minneapolis's DJ collective the Steppers Alliance are climbing their way up the local 2step scene
Reading Radiohead's abstract Amnesiac backwards and forwards
Celebrity supernova Jennifer Lopez opens her mouth and makes the world a sadder and lonelier place
From escapist entertainment to aesthetic ecstasy: Twenty-nine writers script valentines to twelve months of culture
I went to CMJ Music Marathon 2000 and all I got was this lousy tote bag
Can a local CD store with no CDs save record companies from free music?
Can the Cities' oldest black radio station survive a date with the bulldozer?