Do you ever wonder about the positive qualities you may be overlooking in the artists you hate? Probably not. Who has time to dig through the details to find out who's actually pretty cool, but an unfortunate victim of their own terrible art? Well, my friend, we do. That's why we're the professiona ... More >>
Nothing like a good Twitter meme to help pass the time on a Tuesday morning. Inspired by (or perhaps as an alternative to) our post on the six worst music words in the dictionary, imaginative Twitter users led by the always uproarious Wits host John Moe took to the hashtag #sixworstwordsinmusic to o ... More >>
The Neighbourhoodwith Kitten & Born CasualSkyway Theatre, MinneapolisTuesday, March 25, 2014The Neighbourhood have the steam to keep them rolling for the moment. The California band is coming off a national tour opening for Imagine Dragons last year and are riding the success of their singl ... More >>
I'm going to let you in on the secret: I don't know anything about music that normal adult humans listen to. Avalanches of culture engulf our entire society while I sit in a grubby basement, hunched over a laptop listening to old Motorhead records. However, on occasion, I'm forced to stick my he ... More >>
Steve Aokiwith Waka Flocka Flame, Borgore, Felix Cartal, and DeorroEpic, MinneapolisSaturday, November 9, 2013Steve Aoki brought an insanely intense crowd of young dancing maniacs to a number of peaks with his unique brand of gigantic sounds and chaotic showboating. Saturday at Epic, the variety sho ... More >>
Throwing a David Lynch-themed dance party, but have no idea what to play? Wonder no more, massive Twin Peaks fan KPT, pronounced "kept," crafts the perfect tracks for the occasion. KPT (Joshua Lexbole by birth) is a genre-bending dark electronica producer based in Minneapolis. His music, at once spa ... More >>
KnotfestWith Slipknot, Lamb of God, Deftones, Machine Head, Serj Tankian, Cannibal Corpse, Dillinger Escape Plan, Prong and GojiraSomerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WisconsinSaturday, August 18, 2012See Also:Slideshow: Knotfest 2012 Music PerformancesSlideshow: Knotfest's People & ScenesSlipknot's ... More >>
The Twin Cities electronic music scene is having a bit of an age crisis, and Minneapolis' own dubstep boy-wonder Vaski is right smack in the middle of it. A bassy lo-end sound made up of skittery, planetary beats, dubstep has produced an entire second generation (or third, depending on your pers ... More >>
Photo by Andrea SwenssonWith the first month of the Twins season completed, Minnesota baseball fans may have noticed something a little different about this year's home games: The music. That's because longtime music director Kevin Dutcher, who was with the team from 2000 up until last year's ina ... More >>
For the home opener, I could drone on about the new scoreboard, the new salty snacks, the lack of trees, or my take on whether or not the Twins have figured out their Target Field home run problems. Instead, I'm going to focus on the thing that bothered me most of last season: What is that ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterThe days of dancing until dawn in filthy warehouses may be long gone with the 90s, but it seems as though DJ ESP Woody McBride won't ever stop throwing parties where the main goal is to revive the good vibrations and soulful hedonism of 1995. He doesn't always su ... More >>
Rob Swire of PendulumIt's kind of hard to tell what year should be written on drum and bass's headstone since its influences are still so obvious in electronic and fringe genres. Standing on its own, DNB pulled the most muscle in the late '90s, back when duo Pendulum were just beginning their jou ... More >>
If there's a Guinness record for "most pop artists performing on a pop single," it's probably held by "We Are The World" or its lame-ass sequel from earlier this year. But "All of the Lights" - the fourth single from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - boasts a longer and more random guest list t ... More >>
Many sites are offering free, exclusive music in exchange for Haiti donations.
Propagating crap attempts at pop, rap, rock, or any other genre or sub-genre you care to name had become easier than ever.
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Top Ten Spins This Week on 93X
Top 10 spins this week at 93X, KXXR
"Nobody's mad that this CD is coming out," says Minneapolis hip-hop producer and DJ Cheap Cologne about his latest album, Something Random (Broke-Ass Records). "There's no illegal mashups or anything." "For a change," he might have added. Rarely recognized at shows, Cologne's name is known around th ... More >>
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