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The musician is breaking out of the pack, inspired by Neil Young
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.I have waited for a very long time for an Adam Ant show that I can actually go to, and Sunday represents just that. I have written in these pixels b ... More >>
It's the last week of June and Uptown is hopefully back up and running. This weekend marks the Twin Cities Pride Celebration featuring performances from L'Assassins, Wiping Out Thousands, Mayda and much more. Tom Petty reunites with the Heartbreakers at the Target Center Saturday while Aesop Rock an ... More >>
T.I. Epic, Minneapolis Friday, April 19, 2013 Some nights you walk into a club wondering if an MC is still relevant. Then you watch a 32-year-old pro blast through more than two dozen songs in a little more than an hour, flaunting a nimble flow and basking comfortably in the familiarity of his hits ... More >>
Last week, Disney Studios announced its classic 1992 animated film Aladdin will be making its Broadway debut in 2014. While Disney produced several home runs on stage, the potential nostalgia factor this has for '90s kids is absolutely off the charts. Why let Disney have all the fun when the '90s pr ... More >>
January's a heady and diverse month for country shows in the Twin Cities, kicking off with a pair of sold-out New Year's performances at the Varsity Theater by Brandi Carlile, and ending with that pair PETA has not yet recognized for their important work saving horses.
Singer Brandi Carlile celebrated her 31st birthday earlier this month in the Cascade Mountain Range smoking cigars, drinking beer and playing golf with her family and friends. She was only 22 when she approached brothers Phil and Tim Hanseroth to start a band with her. She confidently promised the p ... More >>
The soulful singer Alison Scott is about to release her latest studio album, Hiding Under the Covers, Volume II, a collection of covers that includes pieces by Elliott Smith, Radiohead, and Elton John to name a few.Deciding to intersperse her original releases with cover albums came as a natural de ... More >>
It's hard to believe it was already 10 years ago that George Harrison lost his battle with cancer. Most people remember where they were when they learned that Kurt Cobain committed suicide or the Challenger space shuttle fell out of the sky; for whatever reason, I remember the exact moment that I ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerMeat Puppets November 12, 2011 Turf Club There's something magical about seeing old SST bands. I doubt it's that the L.A.-based punk/hardcore/jazz label necessarily had a strong influence on the bands whose records they put out, but rather that founder Greg Ginn had his ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenDan Penn August 15, 2011 Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis Rock and soul singer/songwriter Dan Penn may not exactly be a household name, but his songs and talents from the past 50 years now are most certainly worth recognition, making his two-night appearance at the Dakota t ... 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 >>
Anna GulbrandsenWorth $70?DJ Tiesto is coming to Roy Wilkins auditorium for Sound In Motion on April 1 for $60-70 a head, and no, that is not an April Fool's joke in advance. Lady Gaga tickets last year were over $100, as were tickets to see Elton John and the James Taylor/Carole King double bill ... More >>
Show plays it big, loses the heart
A few songs in memory of the fallen '80s teen heartthrob.
Director McG just wants to "re-establish credibility" with moviegoers
Dinkytowner drama, the Fetus opens online store, Dylan debuts at #1 & next week's best new releases.
Reznor disses Prince, new music from DJ Gigamesh, summer festival listings & NOMO hit the Current studios.
While listening to Paul Westerberg's new album for this week's column, I kept a listening log. Enjoy the insanity of my ramblings.
Rock stuntman Mark Mallman takes off the wolf mask
One band bids farewell to the heavy metal/prop comedy scene with a final swing of the sledghammer
...and other equally valuable varieties of popular music
Maybe all I need is a cleaner window on the world
Each Sunday, Nancy Smith puts on one hell of a show for God
When mates of state can't say "I Love You," "Da Da Dum" will suffice
Cabaret chameleon Melissa Birch takes the kind of performance risks that can come back to bite you in the ass--literally.
Tulip Sweet and Mark Mallman take out the trash
After only one album, the Vets are becoming a local music institution
We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life
Blah Blah Blah: The Spice Girls get what's coming to them in Spice World.
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards
Disney takes the Sin out of Synergy in its heavily hyped stage premiere of The Lion King.
This year's New York Film Festival kept movie buffs reeling.
One of the Twin Cities' brightest pop hopefuls, Eller Lynch proves that opposites attract.