While traveling a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrated doesn't mean that a ... More >>
At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's lab ... More >>
As Minneapolis prepares for a downtown Whole Foods opening in September, we look to its stores on the West Coast, which are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound."Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Gold ... More >>
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By Rick MasonBuddy GuyState Theatre, MinneapolisFriday, March 2, 2012A week after taking part in a stellar blues summit at the White House and personally persuading President Obama to chime in on "Sweet Home Chicago," Buddy Guy reveled in his own role as blues statesman Friday night at Minneap ... More >>
City and Colour with The Low AnthemFirst Ave., MinneapolisSaturday, February 4, 2012Along with the metric system and a alternate spelling of the word "color," Canada brings us the lovely music of City and Colour, taking a detour on their Canadian tour to do a few shows in the States. If the show ... More >>
Voytek are set to transfer the party from the stage and into your household. That's right: the two year-old band is releasing their first piece of wax, and the celebration will be both dirty and ridiculous when they hit the Hexagon on Friday for their release show, take two. The band's firs ... More >>
It's a hard job, but somebody's gotta do itTim Pawlenty didn't step out in front of a Waverly, Iowa, crowd over the weekend and proudly introduce his wife as an accomplished former lawyer and judge. Nope, he wanted to talk about his smokin' hot arm candy! That's an old story for men in powerful p ... More >>
The Black Lips vs. Pharoahe Monch, George Thorogood goes reggae, Madonna vs. thrash & more of the week's best mashups.
Trocaderos shuts its doors, Phoenix makes the Varsity sweat & next week's best new releases.
A rundown of video highlights from the last 46 years of Dylan's impressive, unpredictable career.
Chad Whittaker: Respected local sideman, woulda-been Beach Boy, and now (finally) solo artist
Doc-Maker Don McGlynn Draws the reclusive 'Spider' out of his web
A bio-doc looks at the punks who changed the complexion of white rock