Haim With Tennis First Avenue, Minneapolis Monday, May 19, 2014 At long last, Minneapolis got Haim, live and direct. The three sisters' blend of synthesizer pop, '80s smooth grooves, funk, and R&B had already brought critical praise, festival notoriety, late-night TV glory, and a sub-cult follo ... More >>
Prince and 3rdEyeGirl are opening the gates of his Paisley Park estate to reintroduce Minnesota to the New Power Generation. This show comes after nearly a year of building up his live acumen with his new all-female trio -- including three shows at the Dakota and a pair at Myth. Unlike farewell part ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going with a cell-phone sourced new video from Sleep Study for the group's catchy current single. We've also got brand new clips from Literati, Patch ... More >>
Credited as the inventor of the funky "slap bass" style, pioneering R&B star Larry Graham has lived in Minnesota for the past 15 years. Graham first established himself internationally as an original member of Sly and the Family Stone in the '60s. He continued with his own group Graham Central Stati ... More >>
The Village Voice's music blog today posted a video of Prince on stage with funk legend Larry Graham in New York last night - as Mr. Harvilla noted, the bass is soul-rattling and distracting, but that can't stop won't stop it from getting us thinking. Graham, the slap bass Grand Poobah, is coming in ... More >>
Maybe you can bottle genius and sell it in a store
Bassist Larry Graham ear-tests the Sly and the Family Stone reissues
Is it me, or is Prince looking more and more like artist Scott Seekins? During his first Saturday Night Live performance in 16 years (video here), Prince wore the trademark Seekins pencil 'stache, headband, and suit, but in dark red and black rather than all-white (what Seekins wears in summer) or a ... More >>
Jimmy Jam was a DJ. Morris Day was a drummer. Prince was a kid with a huge afro. Before they changed popular music, Mom told them to turn that racket down.
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.
From Sly Stone's roughhouse to the Artist's clubhouse, groundbreaking bassist Larry Graham finds new power in Minnesota