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  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Remembering Garth Brooks' alter-ego Chris Gaines

    Inspired by Garth Brooks' recent announcement of his world tour, we thought we'd take a minute to look back on our favorite era of Garth-ness: the invention of Brooks' alter-ego, Chris Gaines. Alter-egos help an artist feel free to express sides of their persona that might make their fans uncomfort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts of 2013 (so far)

    At the halfway point of 2013's concert year in the Twin Cities -- things feel pretty satisfying. We've already experienced six months of polarizing sets, surprise shows, reunions, long-awaited returns, and this is before the Replacements have played a single note live.   Some the most deeply fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Sky Ferreira and How to Dress Well at Triple Rock, 4/1/13

    Sky Ferreira with How to Dress Well and High Highs Triple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisMonday, April 1, 2013Monday night's show at the Triple Rock featuring How to Dress Well and Sky Ferreira was a tale of what should and should not be done by emerging artists on the cusp of the Next Step, whatever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Prince's late set at Dakota Jazz Club, 1/17/13

    By Kyle MattesonPrinceDakota Jazz Club, MinneapolisThursday, January 17, 2013 Playing the fourth of six intimate and way past sold out shows at the Dakota Jazz Club Thursday night, Prince, flanked by a 12 piece band, including an impeccable six-piece horn section, led his band through a blistering 7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Gossip at Fine Line, 10/6/12

    Gossip With Magic Mouth and Bonnie Montgomery Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis October 6, 2012 Gossip picked the perfect night to make their grand return to Minneapolis, as the now Portland-based dance-punk band rolled through the Fine Line on a Saturday night and found a festive, packed house eag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete list

    Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsFirst Avenue's 20 best concerts: Readers' picks50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revelatory ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota songs: #20-11

    Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsMinneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list

    ​Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    fDeluxe's St. Paul Peterson talks about the Minneapolis Sound, working with Prince, and the rebirth of the Family

    ​Shortly after Purple Rain put Minneapolis on the map of the music world, Prince formed a little short-lived band called the Family. They would only record one album and play one sold-out show at First Avenue before disbanding, but their impact is still felt to this day. Though the musicians occas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Nice Purse discuss new record, play Kitty Cat Klub tomorrow

    Courtesy of Nice Purse​For such an impressive local band, Nice Purse are pretty modest about their success. By their own admission, they didn't set their sights high when they started, and they still maintain an air of not caring about their growing popularity. For their blend of garage, punk ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2007

    Man in the Mirror

    Justin Timberlake might see himself as the next Michael Jackson, but is he closer to being the next Daryl Hall?

  • Columns

    January 18, 2006
  • News

    August 18, 2004

    One Nation, Invisible

    The untold story of local hip hop: 1981 to 1996

  • Arts

    July 7, 2004

    Go West

    Jodi Kellogg prepares to fill Mae West's feather-bedecked dress

  • Arts

    March 8, 2000

    Plays with Dolls

    Since age seven, Ballet of the Dolls founder Myron Johnson has followed his passion for performance to ridiculous--and rewarding--extremes

  • Arts

    November 25, 1998

    The Last Days of Disco

    Open playlists. Mixed audiences. Women's mud wrestling. Ample coke. What ever happened to the Minneapolis club scene?

  • Arts

    August 5, 1998

    Into the Mix

    Rock as dance music. Dance music as rock.

  • News

    June 10, 1998

    Band Stand

    35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.

  • Music

    November 5, 1997

    Soul Power

    Taking Care of Business: Anita Ashford minds the counter at Soul Survivor.