Kurt Cobain

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    October 6, 2014

    Godsmack at Target Center, 10/5/14

    Godsmackwith Seether and Within ReasonTarget Center, MinneapolisSunday, October 5, 2014Godsmack's latest record, 1000hp, broke a three-year streak of number one albums, hitting the number three spot on the BIllboard charts this past August. Their now four-times platinum self-titled debut led with si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Can You ID These Bands From Their Famous Typefaces?

    Fact: Any band that uses Times New Roman on its album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though.) Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell desi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Phantogram at First Avenue, 4/13/14

    Phantogram With Teen First Avenue, Minneapolis April 13, 2014 Phantogram's textured synthesizer rock's power has grown steadily over the years. And they have never sounded -- and looked -- as massive as they did last night at a sold-out First Avenue. Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter (along with Chris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Against Me! at First Avenue, 4/2/14

    Against Me! First Avenue, Minneapolis Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Conventionally structured punk anthems sometimes feel manipulative. There's a kind of shout-along chorus that tickles the underside of your brain, triggering some long ago muscle memory and launching your fist upward with a defiant pump ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2014

    The world of Howler's sophomore album

    The local band follows up their successful debut with World of Joy

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Top 10 best albums recorded at Pachyderm Studio

    The secluded Pachyderm Recording Studio in Cannon Falls has seen some of the most celebrated groups of the past 30 years roll into town and bash out some of the best records of the modern rock era. As the studio enters a new era with Duluth's Trampled by Turtles recording their latest album there wi ... More >>

  • Movies

    November 27, 2013

    The Punk Singer digs into Kathleen Hanna’s moment

    Revolution Girl Style, Then and Now

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    7 defiant back to school songs

    Even for those of us who are long past our days of cracking books and praying our way through quizzes, there are days where life seems to consist of nothing but school -- twisted hierarchical aspects, people who remind you of people you loathed in gym class, and so forth. It can seem like everything ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Mike Dreams on Soundset, Kurt Cobain, and humanity

    Mike Hannah, aka Mike Dreams, is certainly mysterious as a young man who has lived many lives in his short years. The rapper/hip-hop artist has brought to fruition his dreams -- so to speak -- on his third album Millennial. The album is a collection of songs that hit you in the gut -- even when they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Five Minnesota albums deserving of a 33 1/3 book

    ​The 33 1/3 pitches are open again! For music obsessives, this long-running series of short books devoted to iconic albums has been a great resource for amusement and exhaustive reporting. Two personal favorites from the series are Carl Wilson's tome about Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love and C ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011
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    September 14, 2011

    10 superfan factoids about Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl

    ​Dave Grohl is the real deal. After spending the early '90s clocking stage time in one of the most influential bands of his generation, no one would have thought twice if he had shied away from the limelight following his Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994. But instead, he did jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Frances Bean Cobain turns 19 years old today, making us all feel very old

    ​When Kurt Cobain took his own life in 1994, after the initial shock and sorrow faded away, what I was left with was a deep concern and sympathy for his baby daughter, Frances Bean, who was only a year old at the time. Not only would she grow up without a father in her life (and constantly be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    5 weirdest things on Courtney Love's Etsy page

    ​In addition to everything else weird and drama-rama-filled in Courtney Love's life, the Daily has a story out today about the Hole frontwoman's ongoing saga with arts and crafts online marketplace Etsy. The site has apparently proven to be a challenge for Love, who posted a typo-pocked update to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Bob Mould at the Dakota Jazz Club, 6/15/11

    Photos by Stacy Schwartz​Bob Mould June 15, 2011 Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis Though he hasn't lived in the Twin Cities for quite some time, singer/songwriter and now author Bob Mould still has one of the most loyal hometown audiences anyone could ask for. Seeming as much eager to please as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Gucci Mane's ice cream cone and other lovely tattoos

    ​Tattoos have been fully in the mainstream for well over a decade now. No one is surprised by much in the way of body art these days - I've got some, you've probably got at least one, maybe on your hand or something. They're probably dumb (mine are, at least).Nope, nothing's really shocking anymo- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    The Vaselines' Eugene Kelly reflects on returning to the stage

    ​The Vaselines released just one album and a couple of short, scrappy EPs and a full length before calling it quits in 1989. Though at the time they were largely ignored, their slight back catalog proved influential (Kurt Cobain cited them as an influence and covered three of their songs at differ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Top five musical idols who need to drop autobiographical tell-alls, stat

    ​Chin-stroking musos everywhere were stoked to learn that next week's issue of Rolling Stone will include an excerpt from Life, the long-awaited, drug- and debacle-soaked memoir from storied Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. This in a season that will already see the release of stocking-stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Hank Cochran, legendary songwriter, passes away at 74

    Hank Cochran, RIP​I sometimes wonder if rock credibility has destroyed good music. Someone, somewhere down the line decided you weren't a credible act unless you wrote and performed your own music. Or, if you covered music by a band far better, but far less well-known and much more under appre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Meat Puppets, the Soft Pack, Dosh, and more rockin' the weekend blues away

    ​OMG! Dude! This weekend! Is! Awesome! What do you mean you're tired, it's been a crappy week, and you're staying in? HELL! WITH! THAT! GET OVER! IT! What do you mean you're worried you're getting laid off? Stop being a negative nelly! PARTY! YEAH! Come on, I'm going to drag you out of the house. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Beleagured Universal Health Care Legislation, What's On Your iPod?

    Our first guess? A song by HEALTH, naturally.

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    September 9, 2009
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    June 24, 2009

    Jay Bennett's death ruled an overdose

    Toxicology reports indicate that Bennett died of an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Courtney Love posts blog, forfeits last shred of sanity

    For once, Gimme Noise is struck quite nearly speechless.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Living Beyond Poster Project at HCMC

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    (Ludwig Beethoven by Christi Furnas) We've all seen art exhibits celebrati ... More >>

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    February 20, 2008
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    November 21, 2007

    Five Songs About ... Thanksgiving

    Compared with other holidays, Thanksgiving hasn't inspired bards overmuch. There are no traditional hymns, no instantly identifiable music associated with the day save possibly various football broadcast bumpers. Nevertheless, here and there we find certain songs that -- in lyric or in spirit -- f ... More >>

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    May 18, 2007
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    January 31, 2007

    Cassette Tapes and Heartbreak

    A rock critic mourns his wife and celebrates the music of the scene they shared

  • Music

    May 24, 2006

    Two By Two

    Spiritual musicians lead their followers to the boat

  • Arts

    October 5, 2005

    Wild Men Blues

    The tortured artist abuses his privilege in Sound Unseen's painful docs

  • Movies

    August 10, 2005

    Nevermind The Narrative

    'Last Days' wanders the woods of grunge

  • Columns

    July 6, 2005

    The Autograph Man

    What ever happened to Buddy Holly's fishing license?

  • Movies

    May 25, 2005

    Cannes's Killer Movies

    Competition was brutal at the world's most cutthroat film festival

  • Music

    February 18, 2004

    Live From The Vomitorium

    Man-sized poultry, punk-rock panties, and the grossest story ever told

  • Books

    October 15, 2003

    Never Mind The Sex Pistols, Here's Neal Pollack

    A snarky writer thinks he's America's greatest living punk

  • Music

    November 13, 2002

    Punch-Drunk Love

    Taking a beating from Black Dice--and loving it

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    July 3, 2002
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    March 27, 2002
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    February 27, 2002

    The Young and the Restless

    "Women With Vision" Finds New Distaff Auteurs Getting Antsy

  • Music

    August 29, 2001

    She Bop

    From panel discussions to boobs aflame, feminism and punk rock form a holy union at Chicago's Ladyfest

  • Movies

    May 30, 2001

    The Biz of Baz

    Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge takes the search for art to the bank.

  • Music

    October 11, 2000

    All That Glitters

    Black Gold, a jumbled mess of a greatest-hits collection, reveals the contradictions at the core of Soul Asylum

  • Music

    March 22, 2000

    The Candidate

    Pedro the Lion holds a referendum on the state of the soul with the muted rock opera Winners Never Quit

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    April 8, 1998

    Dance to the Music

    While some fans can still be seduced into relationships with pop idols, others just want one-night stands with one-hit wonders.

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    February 12, 1997
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    January 15, 1997
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