Aaron Porter shows little concern for health and personal safety in the pursuit of his musical passions. The Prizefighters' guitarist and frontman recently took a pilgrimage to Kingston to explore the roots of the island's rich musical history. "I did the two things that you're not supposed to do if ... More >>
Volkswagen's new Super Bowl ad is set in a Minnesota office building, yet features a white office worker speaking with a thick Jamaican accent.SEE ALSO: Duluth roiled by two recent blackface incidents [VIDEO] The idea is he's so enlivened by his new red Volkswagen that he suddenly adopts Bob Marley' ... More >>
Circle of Heat provide an intelligent alternative to mindless jamming. These four University of Minnesota music department products are celebrating the release of a self-titled album tonight at Bunker's, and the results should be filled with interstellar keyboard and guitar duels. Drawing as much ... More >>
Twin Cities soul and reggae fans are blessed whenever Frederick "Toots" Hibbert brings his party to town. At 65, Toots still delivers his action packed deluge of roots reggae hits from "Sweet and Dandy," "Do the Reggae," "Time Tough," and "Monkey Man," all the while revving up his band and tu ... More >>
Rum infusing in MadagascarWe are feeling just terrible about missing National Rum Day last Monday (we were a little distracted by it also being National Bratwurst Day, and we don't recommend mixing the two) but you don't really need an excuse to drink a beautiful cocktail. With the summer winding ... More >>
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Foundation's Saturday night crowd got a chance to hear a hip-hop luminary spin-- Afrika Bambaataa, the man who lifted from "funky German boys" Kraftwerk when "miscegenation" wasn't a music-blogger buzzword and dressed like a post-nuke warlord in a time when swathes of NYC really did look like they'd ... More >>
Eva Washburn used to be the only French horn player in ska. "But now there's another one," she says--a guy in the Wisconsin ska-thrash band Hired Geeks. "I guess I'm what happens when somebody who loves the Suburbs, Walt Mink, and the Clash just keeps playing French horn because this is the instrume ... More >>
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