Four rap institutions are linking up for the Kings of the Mic tour later this year. Though LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, and De La Soul have wildly different pedigrees and styles (and levels of movie stardom), this is a lineup that just keeps giving. When one ponders the sheer number of hits th ... More >>
The Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers frontman Greg Dulli is undoubtedly smarter and deeper than the internet. He connected a love of R&B's brutal underbelly and the visceral outbursts he had inside decades before Napster turned everyone's music tastes into rotisserie fare. Still, a steadfast fa ... More >>
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See also: Tim Pawlenty undergoing "intensive review" as Romney's possible VP choiceGawker has a blog post up today ripping Mitt Romney's potential running mates, including former governor Tim Pawlenty.
Gawker scribe Mobutu Sese Sek ... More >>
See Also:El-P on Prince, his mother, and full band rap showsKiller Mike might be the most dangerous MC spitting right now. This isn't to say that modern hip-hop lacks for dissenting, uncompromising voices or agit-prop ideas, but given the visibility the Atlanta rapper born Michael Render commands ri ... More >>
Earlier this year, Ice Cube revealed that his 1993 hit "It Was a Good Day" was a fictional tale, but his true-to-life good days include a quality cup of joe. When the rapper/actor/director recently told Bon Apetit about his real morning routine, he didn't mention whether or not momma cooked the brea ... More >>
On their new album, Everyone's Looking, Minneapolis duo the Parlour Suite cut a deep path of their very own right from
the start; high and steady, bright and scintillating. Some bands lose their
songs through over-complication; but this husband and wife team of Joel and Inga Roberts know that
car ... More >>
Shout it from the rooftops - Bootsy is here to funk you Longtime funk admiral Bootsy Collins is in town tonight, and he has a message for Minneapolis on this the Official Day Of Funk at First Avenue (we just made that up but it might as well stand). Let your freak flag fly, he says. It's wo ... More >>
If you are not hip to the funk and his most excellency, creator and pioneer of the funk bass form William Earl "Bootsy" Collins, then there isn't much I can do for you. You likely live a sad and miserable life.
First Ave is offering ticket refunds.Sorry to all the hardcore NWA / "Are We There Yet fans?" in the Twin Cities.
Rapper Ice Cube won't be appearing at First Avenue this evening as planned. Refunds are available online or at The Depot Tavern next to the venue.
The details as to why the show ... More >>
Last night, you were gleefully egging strangers' Camaros. (Not so bitchin' now, eh, monied day-trader douchebags?) Tomorrow, you can vote. The day after tomorrow, you can freak out about who everyone else voted for, nullifying your own vote five-fold. But today, why not mull over last week's mus ... More >>
B Fresh PhotographyPete Mazalewski, more widely known as Mr. Peter Parker, visited the Twin Cities this past weekend to hit the turntables for SP Styles' River Rampage boat party. As his four-year-run as the old B96's night DJ (7-11pm) ended earlier this year, he did not let his career in acting, ... More >>