Taylor Swift Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Saturday, September 7, 2013I'll admit, I wasn't prepared for all the red. Yes, I knew Taylor Swift's most recent album was called Red and that this was "The Red Tour" but it hadn't occurred to me that those titles would dictate her fans' dress code quite so ... More >>
"Stan" describe a particular kind of obsessed fan. It comes from the Eminem song, as well as being a combination of "stalker" and "fan."See Also: 50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneRecently, a friend on Twitter pointed out the Wikipedia page for Stan fans, which includes a list of "Popular ... More >>
Ben Affleck's return holds out hope for classic Hollywood
Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias with Frankie JTarget Center, MinneapolisWednesday, August 1, 2012See Also: Slideshow: Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias at the Target CenterA couple of Latin musicians whose personal lives are more interesting than their musical lives took over Target Center on ... More >>
The country music world's been abuzz all week with Idol chit-chat about - cue Ryan Seacrest voice - Who will be... the next American Idol judge. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have vacated their seats, with Mariah Carey joining tenured judge Randy Jackson for the program's twelfth season, and rumor ... More >>
I know, I know: I missed a couple weeks there, didn't I? Settling into a new year is always an awkward proposition for me - the date change, transitioning into a whole new set of releases, the January blahs. I'm over all that shit now, though, so let's kick off 2011 with a (belated) bang, shall w ... More >>
Unlike his heroes Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Abba, who "wrote incredibly simple songs with extremely well worked arrangements giving every song an iconic quality you couldn't believe it hadn't been done before," Stephin Merritt has remained an enigma and somewhat still obscure genius of conte ... More >>
Those of you who were wondering if and when Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z would ever pull a J.Lo/Marc Anthony and collaborate on a full-length album? You folks can keep right on wondering about that while the rest of us figure out how to digest the (alleged) news that the first couple of urban pop ar ... More >>
Somewhere, right now, Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez are listening to some Glee-adoring teenage outcast absolutely slaughter a Lady Gaga standard and wondering - maybe not so much Jackson, but definitely the other two - "what am I doing here, and what the hell happened to my bril ... More >>
Music articles from this week's print edition.
The rapper savant will join the ranks of American Idol singing mentors, alongside such vocal luminaries as, you know, Kenny Rogers.
T-Paw puts the patronage back in the state government
The Songs We Can't Escape
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Crossing over—who's doing it, who's not
Seekers of the sublime find the familiar in new Tom Waits multi-disc release
Chemical weapons used in Falluja, pubs in Irish nursing homes, salmon-flavored soda, dancing dogs, the Minnesota blog of the day, and more...
Missy rhymes "Knickerbockers" with "Small Talkers," makes another great album
'Profitable Domestic Gross' would be a better name for 'Be Cool'
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston talks about the retooling of the tax code to serve the very rich at the expense of the middle
No longer "Just a Girl," Gwen Stefani mirrors teen-pop starlets and ends up reflecting upon her own image
We see the VHS tapes on our shelves and we want to smash them! Or, the brighter side of planned obsolescence in the field of home entertainment
TV makes a sport out of tormenting the homely and insecure
This week: A swig of Tonic and a Coachwhip to the booty
Four critics pick 40 or so favorites--and fail to agree on a single one
A week without a TV set sends us stalking the picture box
'S.W.A.T.' stands for something more insidious than crime busting
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
Har Mar, caught with his pants down, gets arrested in Oklahoma
Celebrity supernova Jennifer Lopez opens her mouth and makes the world a sadder and lonelier place
The Kinleys and Shelby Lynne offer womanly alternatives to Nashville's bombast of latter-day chastity
The Cell gets inside the mind of its genre
Mellow Rhubarb Turbine: Elmo Oxygen (David Jensen) talks dirty in Steven Soderbergh's Schizopolis.