Every once in a while in the rock 'n' roll timeline, a band comes along and blows the lid off the conventional definitions of "loud" and "fast." Most folks remember names like the Ramones, the MC5, and the Stooges but the legendary Tacoma, Washington, garage band the Sonics predated all of them. In ... More >>
They say that the men and women who master the blues are often doomed to live short lives, mirroring the darkness of the soul that the music is based around. But that stereotype is just one of many that the 81-year-old Mississippi bluesman Leo "Bud" Welch has shattered in his lifetime. Born and rais ... More >>
Alabama Shakes and Dry The RiverFirst Avenue, MinneapolisThursday, August 2, 2012See Also: Slideshow: Alabama Shakes and Dry The River at First Avenue "Sometimes I don't know what to say. It doesn't mean I don't love you," said a breathless Brittany Howard to the audience last night, as the Alabama ... More >>
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Photo courtesy the Theros Group Jimmy TherosAlas, budding restaurateurs, Jimmy Theros doesn't have any magic, easy advice on how to succeed in the business. "You have to be willing to do the hard work," Theros says after the Friday lunch rush at Rudolph's, the Minneapolis BBQ joint that ... More >>
Weezy speaks from punitive segregation.In a surprising development, Lil Wayne has just posted a letter to his fans written from solitary confinement.Just last week, Weezy told fans that he was going to be on silence mode for the next several weeks while serving out a sentence to punitive segregat ... More >>
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