Lists of things are stock-in-trade for Complex Magazine. Tucked somewhere within the stream of 100 Hottest Women Right Now and 11 Tuxedos Kanye West Should Wear to His Wedding, we get a list that addresses how each state has provided music for our country. Minnesota is one of those states!And so, Ra ... More >>
Before Wednesday's Lyle Lovett show at the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Family Amphitheater, the stage will be dedicated to the woman who made it a premiere concert destination. For almost 20 years, independent concert promoter Sue McLean nurtured Music in the Zoo into a diverse series that revamped the ... More >>
Prince kicked off what should be an epic week with a storming of the 2013 Billboard Music Awards Sunday in Las Vegas. It was announced earlier this year that he'd be collecting the Icon Award at the ceremony, and he did, with Erykah Badu and Janelle Monáe presenting the honor.He also performed a me ... More >>
Sue McLean, an independent Twin Cities concert promoter, passed Friday afternoon after a battle with cancer. Any regular show-goer in the region has attended countless shows booked by McLean over the past four decades. McLean is responsible for booking the Basilica Block Party since it began in 1995 ... More >>
A newly afro-ed Prince's opening night of his three-evening Welcome 2 Chicago residency at the United Center proved to be a test of most fans' patience. Although Chicago-area supporters have already waited eight years to get to these concerts, it seemed that most weren't prepared to hang in their se ... More >>
Well, that was swift. Within a few hours of the Brick's opening bash hosting Jane's Addiction in Minneapolis' Warehouse District, many dissatisfied customers have voiced their discontent. Our reviewer noted that the sound was excellent, but did have some concerns himself.Much of this commentary i ... More >>
If you've read this here weekly piece over the years, you probably know '90s country is firmly situated in the softest spot of my heart -- for all its good, bad, and ugly. I saw '90s country hit-makers Confederate Railroad at South Dakota's Brown County Fair the summer of 1993; our grandstand but ... More >>
Bon Iver's Bon Iver was obviously a bit of a local success story, and we rightfully felt the need to put his bearded, thoughtful mug on our cover last fall. (Read Andrea Swensson's cover story here.) Our beloved sibling paper the Village Voice showed some serious (but not ultimate) dedication to ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenForty years after they first met, James Taylor and Carole King are in the midst of a Troubadour Reunion tour that showcases the duo's love for each other's songwriting styles and that looks back fondly at the times they first played together. Likewise, their concert last nigh ... More >>
How many local music fans will tune in to this year's Grammys?
The New Brighton Tri-City American Legion will host an audiophile's delight this Sunday.
Jon Bream is one of the longest-running popular music critics in the United States, having reviewed concerts for the Minneapolis Star Tribune since 1974 (when it was still the Minneapolis Star). He is "author-in-chief" of a massive new book about Led Zeppelin, Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrat ... More >>
Staffs gutted. Secrets stolen. A traitorous publisher forced to defend his actions in court. The future has never looked bleaker for the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press.
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In the past year, Prince has become a Jehovah's Witness, bitched about the record industry, canceled a national tour, and delayed the release of his new CD. But he doesn't want to talk about it.
The 11th Annual City Pages New Music Poll
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Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.
Other TV news personalities stay planted behind the desk. Then there's Robyne Robinson, who claims the whole Twin Cities for her stage.