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Led Zeppelin

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    August 27, 2014

    Pop music plagiarism's worst offenses: A history

    Nobody has written an original rock song since 1953, and the entire music industry is founded on exchanging blurry photocopies of other people's work. Sure, some art is outright plagiarism, but even when it's in a gray area, it's an opportunity for cash. Case in point: Australian psych band Tame Imp ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014

    Imagine Dragons at Xcel Energy Center, 3/12/14

    Imagine Dragons With the Naked and Famous and Nico Vega Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul March 12, 2014 There are few shows throughout rock history that have changed the face of music as we know it. The Beatles infamous appearance on Ed Sullivan. The Rolling Stones at Altamont. Hendrix at Woodstock. F ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    Trey Anastasio Band at First Avenue, 2/4/14

    Trey Anastasio BandFirst Avenue, MinneapolisTuesday, February 4, 2014Trey Anastasio last performed on the First Avenue stage 21 years ago. The Phish frontman returned with a six-piece backing band to make up for his long absence with a three-hour, two-set performance on Tuesday night. The sold-out c ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013
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    April 22, 2013

    Roster McCabe at the Cabooze, 4/19/13

    Roster McCabe With Wiping Out Thousands, Steez The Cabooze, Minneapolis Friday, April 19, 2013 Roster McCabe has that unmistakable, indescribable festival vibe, the kind that says everything's going to be okay -- even though the rain is threatening to flood your campsite. At their first show in Min ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    The Darkness at First Avenue, 1/29/13

    The Darkness First Avenue, Minneapolis Tuesday, January 29, 2013The relatively full Tuesday night crowd swelled to the strains of Led Zeppelin's "Misty Mountain Hop," Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town," and some sort of Irish-tinged choir intro music warmed the speakers. The fist-banging audie ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2012

    Alabama Shakes mix rock and soul

    Americana-roots band finds success with Jack White and classic sound

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    June 29, 2012

    Molly Gene on her One Whoaman Band, farm life, and split personality

    See Also: Henry's Funeral Shoe on their Fiat ad and Deep Blues FestivalMolly Gene One Whoaman Band began performing solo five years ago, when she got a foot-drum. Since then, she's burned up roads across the U.S. and more recently Europe bringing her stompin', wailin' and hollerin' "Delta Thrash" s ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012
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    December 12, 2011

    Ghostband redefines electronica with a new album

    ​Desolations may sound like the landscape during a Minnesota winter, but in actuality it's the name of Minneapolis electronic musician Jon Davis, a.k.a. Ghostband's, new album. Influenced by Coltrane, Sun Ra, Ayler, and Hendrix, Ghostband leaves out the lyrics in his music, but not the imag ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Led Zeppelin IV turns 40-years-old today

    ​Dust off your vinyl copies of Led Zeppelin IV and crank up "Stairway To Heaven," for the most commercially successful album in Zep's storied history turns 40-years-old today. The album, which never technically received a title from the band (hence all the various fan generated titles for the albu ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee at the Ordway Center

    Uncovering the secret terrors of being a brainiac

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    October 5, 2011

    Pretty Lights at Myth: Win a free pair of tickets

    ​It's been a while since the Myth Nightclub in Maplewood has been on our radar; the club closed in August 2009 when its owners started suing each other over a big financial mess, and reopened in March of this year with new management. Things didn't exactly get off to a smooth start at the nig ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011
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    January 19, 2011
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    October 13, 2010
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    September 8, 2010

    Top 5 cures for the back-to-work blues

    Therapy in a glass​Is it too early to think about happy hour?  There's something about returning to work after a long weekend that makes even a short week drag, and by hump day you're ready for a break. If you're trapped in a cubicle next to the guy who laughs like Eddie Murphy on ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Jeremy Messersmith talks morels and frickles

    ​The only thing getting in the way of local musician Jeremy Messersmith's hunt for morel mushrooms is his upcoming Graveyard tour, which will take him from fungi stalking in Minnesota to stops as varied as New York and Seattle. Luckily he had time to discuss the value of a piping-hot frickle befor ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Celebrity Eats: Mark Wheat

    How great is 89.3 The Current DJ Mark Wheat? So great that he responds to inquiries about his culinary habits by titling his email "Wheat eats."

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    February 10, 2010
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    January 27, 2010
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    November 11, 2009
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    July 20, 2009

    Top 10: Songs with sexually suggestive food metaphors

    "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard," "My heart is like an artichoke," and "I want a little sugar/in my bowl..."

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    April 28, 2009

    MSP Music Expo this weekend

    The New Brighton Tri-City American Legion will host an audiophile's delight this Sunday.

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    April 15, 2009
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    December 13, 2008

    Bream on irking Zep and Prince

    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 >>

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    October 29, 2008
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    August 13, 2008
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    August 13, 2008
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    August 5, 2008

    BREAKING: Hold Steady drummer has a gong

    bobbygong.jpgHold Steady drummer Bobby Drake has taken a bold leap into the pantheon of rock drummers--from Led Zeppelin's John Bonham to The Melvins' Dale Crover--who toil in the shadow of China's ancient Han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    Haale: Fields of clover and tantric sex

    Reactions to the singer's psychedelic trance rock vary. Many of the reactions are sexy. Which fits, since Haale -- who plays at the Cedar in two weeks -- has a new album that's a spect ... More >>

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    March 19, 2008
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    February 27, 2008
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    February 6, 2008

    Culture Jamming

    Eight pounds of 'Thunderbirds' top this week's pop culture picks

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    January 30, 2008
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    December 5, 2007
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    October 10, 2007
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    September 21, 2007

    Super-Extended MC/VL Interview Transcript

    Mighty Clyde, The Vicious Lee, Professor BX, and Steve McPherson for City Pages discuss fast food, honor among music thieves, and MC/VL's odd place in the local scene. Vicious Lee:White Castle uses the highest grade ingredients of all fast food chains. City Pages: Really? Where does that come from ... More >>

  • Music

    August 15, 2007

    5ingles

    The songs we can't escape

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    March 7, 2007
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    November 29, 2006

    City Planner: Wednesday 11/29

    Blues-punk purists fearing a defanged Black Keys on Magic Potion--the Akron guitar-and-drums duo's debut for the fancy-pants grown-up label Nonesuch--needn't have worried. Potion kicks just as much shit as any of the records the Keys made before they started rubbing elbows with Ran ... More >>

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    September 13, 2006

    Tool: An Appreciation

    A case for a much-maligned band's respectability

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    December 21, 2005

    A Record Named Goo

    Sonic Youth offer a gift idea for the no wave completist

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    June 13, 2005

    Still More MN Faves

    Daniel Peterson writes: They never had a hit, but they sure were great: The Mutuals. They were the first punk/new-wave band I saw locally, in 1979 at some long-forgotten bar in Fridley (which they were kicked out of after the first night of a proposed two-night stand.) I went based on a review I ha ... More >>

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    March 30, 2005

    New records I like

    I need to get to know it a bit better, but my first impressions of the Ponys? forthcoming album are favorable. Recommended to fans of Richard Hell, the Only Ones, the Rolling Stones, and Bachman-Turner Overdrive.  I?m also being pleasured by the new Queens of the Stone Age album. Recommended to fa ... More >>

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    July 3, 2002

    Come On, Feel the Noise

    The music of Lightning Bolt and Erase Errata speaks volumes

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    October 20, 1999
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    February 17, 1999

    Stop Making Sense

    Built To Spill writes soaring guitar symphonies for the fallen rock faithful

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    January 29, 1997
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