Alt-J With Hundred Waters Varsity Theater, Minneapolis April 1, 2013 After Alt-J's convincing Minneapolis debut at a crowded Triple Rock back in September, the hotly-tipped U.K. quartet raised the stakes a bit with their Twin Cities return at a sold-out Varsity Theater on Monday night. And while mu ... More >>
Mixed news from the "Hot Cheetos & Takis" camp explodes out today. The KIDS, formerly known as YN Rich Kids, are on the verge of something big, according to a huge Star Tribune scoop coming out this Sunday.Recently, Strib music scribe Chris Riemenschneider spoke to the parents and members of the ... More >>
Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>
Some artists only have enough creative juices for one medium, but Mike Davis can tap a keg of creativity spilling out into art, music and even the beef jerky industry. By day, Davis sits at his computer creating posters for bands for Burlesque of North America, as well as stickers with classic And ... More >>
The upcoming documentary Downloaded takes a look at the rise and fall of Napster and includes interviews with a Who's Who of the music industry.And at 2:41 of the trailer, you'll see a City Pages cover.
See also: Our complete Coachella coverage By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.
See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs Wow, that was fast! In a whirlwind of top-notch performances from legends and buzz bands alike, pool parties, and rain, Coachella's first weekend is over. Here are our scribes' favorite moments from Sund ... More >>
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that nearly every building gets used as a music venue during the annual music festival. And starting Thursday, writers and photographers from the music blogs of the Village Voice Media empire plan to go to as many of them as we possi ... More >>
The yearly celebration of West Coast G-Funk great Dr. Dre's legacy, Dre Day, turns 10 this year. As has been the case for the previous nine Februarys, this thing is a serious dose of hip-hop and history. Though its roots are in Minneapolis, the event has spread around the country and will even ke ... 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 >>
Dre Day, our annual bluntsmoked, brass monkeyed, and ingeniously tended get-down in honor of the one and only, was started by the local design firm Burlesque of North America nine years ago Saturday, when those multi-disciplinarians were banded around Life Sucks Die Magazine. And for all the ridi ... More >>
Perhaps the biggest surprise from this year's Grammy Awards broadcast is that there are actually some honest-to-god surprises to report, the biggest of which was notoriously indie artists Arcade Fire coming out on top in the Album of the Year category.Here, we present a rundown of some of the mos ... More >>
Photos by Alex UncapherSnoop DoggJanuary 25, 2011The Cabooze, MinneapolisWith Snoop Dogg in the house, of course there was going to be one hell of a party at the Cabooze on Tuesday night. Playing the second of two sold-out shows over the course of just a few hours, the Big Boss Dogg turned out th ... More >>
Now an annual tradition, Dre Day, the celebration of all things Dr. Dre-related, will return to the Triple Rock Social Club on February 19 with headliners Heiruspecs."Heiruspecs will be performing a full live set of all the classic Dr. Dre / Snoop / NWA classics with an all-star cast of guest ... More >>
Last week, you hurried to begin Christmas shopping, finish buying Thanksgiving trimmings, and scrounge enough spare change to buy yourself a copy of Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday. And while you weren't paying much or any attention - and who could blame you? - all of this stuff happened.
As a song title, "Kush" isn't exactly original; but neither was "Under Pressure," come to think of it now. The title of former speaks directly to producer/rapper/legend Dr. Dre's great theme: smoking copious quantities of great, dank weed. That may be why "Kush" is slated to be the first single f ... More >>
A rundown of the four best tracks on the new Big Cats! and Tribe mixtape.
Jimmy2Times gets us in the Dre Day spirit with a new mix featuring Dre, Snoop, NWA, Lady of Rage and more.
Ain't nuthin' but a Dre thang.
The "End Racism & Sexism Now: Kill all White Males" controversy.
Did Dr Pepper learn nothing from Chinese Democracy?!
Jimmy2Times gives us a run-down of his five favorite Dr. Dre facts.
The Songs We Can't Escape
Celebrating the Dr.'s birthday in bacchanalian fashion
Smoking like Dre, rioting against junior high, singing in the parking lot
André's simply singing; Big Boi blows your brain into outer space
In the new blaxploitation, agitprop gets smoked by infinite jest
Fireball Espresso Café Keeps an Eye on Local Hip Hop
Eminem learns to sharpen his battle rhymes, but not to choose his battles
Eminem turns the trials of the white urban poor into a scabrous comedy with himself as the punch line--and punching bag
Back to Middle School: Wild Pitch reissues hip-hop classics by Gang Starr, the UMC's, Main Source, and Lord Finesse.
Tupac's posthumous Makaveli, along with new releases by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, take gangsta rap to different ends