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The first week of May begins with an exciting lineup. James Blake returns to First Avenue's Mainroom Wednesday while Veils rock the 7th Street Entry. Electric boy/girl duos Purity Ring and Crystal Castles play First Avenue Thursday and Sunday. Minnesota's local member of Cult Records (Julian Casabla ... More >>
If you can brave the weather, there's plenty of music going on this week. Thursday, twenty one pilots play a sold-out show at the Triple Rock while Boz Scaggs makes an appearance at the State Theatre. Friday night, Zoo Animal will be at the Icehouse, Ex Nuns rock Cause, Edward the Confesso ... More >>
The best rapper from Minnesota you've never heard
The incomparable Canadian songstress Joni Mitchell turns 68 today. And while her own stirring music certainly stands proudly on its own, some of the most famous recordings of her songs have been done by other musicians. The list of artists who have covered Mitchell's songs over the years is a ... More >>
Every show this weekend is Halloween-themed... make sure you have a costume ready.
The Year of Our Lord 2011 is shaping up to be an awesome year for long-awaited album releases, isn't it? Gang of Four! Gregg Allman! Wire! Wanda Jackson! Cake! A P.J. Harvey auto-harp album, even! But Gimme Noise is most stoked for Fiona Apple's as-yet-untitled fourth LP, of which we've yet to he ... More >>
So hush now, little babies
I kinda think the Grammys are like Katherine Kersten -- as objectionable as they are, giving them any attention (including negative) will only encourage their existence. But sometimes I just like sharing in our common cultural experiences. So I watched the Gramcast -- and caught Prince, the Time, an ... More >>
Eight renowned musicians unite to give jazz legends their due
Hot Chip trick out the white-boy blues
How three Midwestern boys reached jazz nirvana
Herbie Hancock embraces bebop, hip hop, drum 'n' bass, jazz--and all humanity
Savoring the variably spicy JVC jazz festival
Getting More Bop for Your Buck with Parliament-Funkadelic and Charles McPherson Quartet at the JVC Jazz Fest
Baaba Maal and Gigi explore the native lands they left behind
Zenon performs new work by a trio of choreographers
Squarepusher and Autechre make techno with teeth
Staffed by DJs and rockers, indie record stores are selling a scene
Just Your Favorite DJ Savior: DJ Premier creates a mix-tape masterpiece.