Etta James

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    August 13, 2014
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    April 10, 2014

    DC Breaks' Dan Havers: U.S. rave culture is more fun and quirky than Europe

    DC Breaks is the British drum and bass production and DJ team of Dan Havers and Chris Page. Since 2006 they have been tearing up international dance floors with breakbeats and heavy basslines. Most often noted for their remix work, the two are currently writing their debut album after signing a reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Lil Debbie at the Fine Line, 3/1/2014

    Lil DebbieFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, March 1, 2014 Urban Dictionary defines ratchet as "a diva, mostly from urban cities and ghettos, that has reason so believe she is every man's eye candy. Unfortunately, she's wrong." In LL Cool J's song "Ratchet," he uses to word as a name for a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    KDWB Jingle Ball at Xcel Energy Center, 12/10/13

    KDWB Jingle Ball With Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Fall Out Boy, Ariana Grande, Enrique Iglesias, Flo Rida, Fifth Harmony, and Austin MahoneXcel Energy Center, St. Paul December 10, 2013Miley Cyrus somehow failed to transform your daughters into MDMA-addled porn stars or hasten the downfall of the Rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    They Might Be Giants snuck an underage me into the 7th St. Entry

    They Might be Giants have definitely fallen out of the mainstream of alternative music. You're not likely to hear a lot of the new songs on heavy rotation on the Current or your alt station of choice. You don't hear a lot of covers of their songs, and especially not a shrill wannabe-Etta James teen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Concert promoter Sue McLean has died

    Sue McLean, an independent Twin Cities concert promoter, passed Friday afternoon after a battle with cancer. Any regular show-goer in the region has attended countless shows booked by McLean over the past four decades. McLean is responsible for booking the Basilica Block Party since it began in 1995 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: February 13-19

    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 >>

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    February 12, 2013
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    September 26, 2012

    Music for Marriage Equality benefit at Dakota Jazz Club, 9/25/12

    Music for Marriage Equality BenefitWith Jonatha Brooke, Chastity Brown, and Keri NobleDakota Jazz Club, MinneapolisTuesday, September 25, 2012One of the most memorable parts of Tuesday night's Music for Marriage Equality benefit concert wasn't even part of the set list. After the show ended, former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Kevin Bowe on writing with Paul Westerberg, the current "scene," and his record release at Varsity tonight

    Kevin Bowe has seen it all in the Twin Cities. After cutting his musical teeth opening for the Replacements and Hüsker Dü in the '80s, Bowe later directed his talents towards songwriting for artists as diverse as Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Etta James, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and 3 Dog Night. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Alison Scott collaborates with local musicians on new covers album

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Did Bon Iver back out of Grammys' Etta James tribute?

    ​The painful Grammy Awards press releases would be reason enough not to take part in the yearly award show, but Bon Iver's Justin Vernon decided to opt his band out of performing at the event because a collaborative effort wouldn't cut it. One of our readers responded by advising Vernon to get&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    RIP Etta James (1938-2012)

    ​Etta James, a woman with a delicious, complex voice that pioneered the modern R&B sound, has passed following complications from leukemia. She was 73. James' gorgeous version of Glenn Miller's "At Last" will forever be a wedding staple, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was no sentimental p ... More >>

  • Movies

    November 24, 2010

    Christina Aguilera in Burlesque

    Film squanders Xtina's talents

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    August 23, 2010

    Wilebski's Blues Saloon now on Rice Street

    ​The historic Wilebski's Blues Saloon, which has had a somewhat tumultuous history at its location on Western Avenue North in St. Paul, reopened in a new location on Rice Street last Friday for a performance by Kim Wilson and the Blues All-Stars. The venue had been on Western Avenue since 1979 and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Beyonce at the Target Center: He said

    Excuse me. I seem to have had something stuck in my eye for the last 3 hours.

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2008
  • Restaurants

    August 6, 2008

    Why the Twin Cities is the best place to eat ice cream in the universe

    With this many choices of local, handcrafted treats, why go anywhere else?

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    Concert Review--Etta, Al, and BB at the Fair

    Review by Ken Phillips On Thursday night at the State Fair, Etta James made the wooing ritual of Larry Craig into a new dance move. After introducing it during "I wanna ta-ta you, baby" she rarely encountered a person, place or thing on the grandstand stage without trying to gauge its interest in th ... More >>

  • News

    December 28, 2005

    Artists of the Year

    Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2005

    Snap Judgments

    In which I open some promo packages and, without looking at the CD cover, listen to one song (track one) and jot down my first impressions. After listening and writing, I check out who it is (noted in parenthesis). 1. Freak folk for hipsters or regular folk for hippies? Seems like the former. Sing ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2004

    The Lost Soul

    Rare African American songs commemorate the life of Dave Godin

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    July 7, 2004
  • Books

    September 12, 2001

    Saloon Blues

    Lucy's has neighbors in Frogtown clamoring for closing time

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    August 27, 1997
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    July 16, 1997

    Foxy Lady

    Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls: Heather Wilson & Co. primp for the Foxy Tan Revue

  • Music

    August 28, 1996
  • News

    July 10, 1996

    Sing a (Not So) Simple Song

    A roundtable with five Twin Cities songwriters