Kid Rock Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, St. Paul Saturday, August 23, 2014There is one vestige of the felled rap-rock era that just refuses to shrivel up and go away. This artifact of one of popular music's more unfortunate trend cycles remains so popular, in fact, that he still manages to sell ou ... More >>
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Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your teen ... More >>
Summer Set Music Festival, Day Two With Girl Talk, Passion Pit, Blackalicious, SBTRKT, Zedd, MaLLy, and Doomtree Somerset, Wisconsin August 10, 2013 Replace the palm trees of Coachella with corn fields, or swap out Lollapalooza's dramatic Chicago skyline backdrop for rolling Wisconsin farmlands, an ... More >>
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Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators With Brand New Sin and Hillbilly Herald The Brick, Minneapolis May 14, 2012 Monday night's Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators performance was the much-maligned Brick's first high-profile show since the unmitigated disaster that Jane ... More >>
By Sean McPhersonSean McPherson teaches at McNally Smith College of Music, is a founding member of Twin Cities hip-hop collective Heiruspecs, and plays bass with Dessa's touring band. He recently conducted a conversation with a leader in the changing terrain of the music copyright world, Northwester ... More >>
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Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterEven before entering this year's Lollapalooza festival, the Grant Park grounds were littered with reminders that this year's event is supremely sold out. There were scalpers, signs, massive lines, and a group of at least 50 ticketless kids plowing over a chain-link fen ... More >>
This past weekend, the 80/35 Music Festival brought headlining acts like Girl Talk, Yelawolf, and Okkervil River to Des Moines, Iowa for two days of fun in the sun. If you missed the fest, we have photos of some of the headliners along with locals Pink Mink in our 80/35 slideshow, and today we are a ... More >>
Photo by Erik Hess After last night's sold-out Girl Talk show at First Avenue, classrooms across college campuses and cube farms in various office buildings probably feel a bit empty today. During peak time at the show it was clear a good portion of the city's twentysomethings were all dancing ... More >>
I know, I know: I missed a couple weeks there, didn't I? Settling into a new year is always an awkward proposition for me - the date change, transitioning into a whole new set of releases, the January blahs. I'm over all that shit now, though, so let's kick off 2011 with a (belated) bang, shall w ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerDavid Allan Coe January 13, 2011 Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, St. Louis Park David Allan Coe at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, on a Thursday. What can one expect of a night like this?
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