A coalition of members of the Minnesota hip-hop community have spoken out against a proposed event intended to be a celebration of the local scene. On Monday, an open letter to Minnesota Public Radio and Twin Cities Public Television was distributed requesting that the May 10 event be postponed. Upd ... More >>
The 2014 Lollapalooza lineup has arrived. When the yearly festival convenes August 1-3 at Grant Park in Chicago, it'll be a couple of rap titans, a few rockers, and the requisite EDM stars leading the way.Eminem, festival darlings OutKast (pictured above), Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, an ... More >>
The Neighbourhoodwith Kitten & Born CasualSkyway Theatre, MinneapolisTuesday, March 25, 2014The Neighbourhood have the steam to keep them rolling for the moment. The California band is coming off a national tour opening for Imagine Dragons last year and are riding the success of their singl ... More >>
Warmer weather has warmed up Prince's hospitality down in Chanhassen. Paisley Park Studios are opening their doors this weekend for a couple of late-night parties on Friday and Saturday.Instagram's newest star's involvement in the night is unknown at this stage, but the accommodations are always swa ... More >>
By Luke WinkieAt this point, U.K. rockers Coldplay are tired of even attempting to look hip. With their now song "Midnight," they've become a bland version of Bon Iver. Impressively, Chris Martin has managed to seem revelatory while saying absolutely nothing of consequence. His most provocative mome ... More >>
As 2013 winds down with a wintry bang, the unforgettable live music moments from the second half of the year are enough to still keep us warm. Some of the bands who were included in our best concerts list from the first half of the year came back to rock our stages with equally potent -- if not bett ... More >>
Paramorewith Metric and HellogoodbyeRoy Wilkins Auditorium, St. PaulSaturday, November 23, 2013For some, Paramore will be remembered as a group that had a hit a few years ago. For everyone else at the Roy on Saturday night, the pop-punk act is still a way of life.So how do you move on when former ba ... More >>
The Minnesota connections to the NBC talent competition The Voice both were shown the door on Monday night. In the knockout rounds, 19-year-old Holly Henry and 23-year-old Ashley DuBose failed to advance. Neither singer went down without a fight, though.
The Voice kicked off yet another season this week, fresh from a Sunday-night Emmy win for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.The reality show -- which focuses on judges creating super teams of talented singers based solely on contestants' voices -- enters its fourth season with all four origin ... More >>
Montia Parker, an 18-year-old senior at Hopkins High School, faces felony charges for allegedly prostituting a 16-year-old teammate of hers on the cheerleading team.SEE ALSO: "Ghetto Spirit Day" sparks racial tensions at Hopkins High; two black students face charges Authorities say the alleged victi ... More >>
There have been two significant racial incidents at metro schools already this year. In January, racial tensions at Minneapolis's Washburn High School were stoked after a black doll was found hanging from a noose in a school stairwell. Then, the following month, tensions between African-American and ... More >>
EDM and techno aren't contemplated as often as they should be. There is an underground following that runs deep and steadfast, even here in the Cities, that hasn't been tapped. As local DJ Aaron Litschke gets ready to release his newest EP, Drowning, which is a balance of past and present -- the son ... More >>
The Plastic Constellations were something special when they first made an impression on the Twin Cities music scene of the mid-'90s. At the time the teenaged band started things up in their parent's basement and managed to finagle their Hopkins High School superiors to let them use school time to ... More >>
Ricky Rubio: Caution, savior at work.Ricky Rubio has arrived in Minnesota with all the fanfare of a rock star, and now has the not-so-enviable task of trying to help the Minnesota Timberwolves earn the respect of their fans rather than ridicule.So in honor of Rubio's arrival, let's look back at f ... More >>
The Minneapolis city attorneys office is looking into whether criminal charges can be brought against the University of Minnesota's Royce White.
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