If you grew up watching MTV or listening to the radio in the '80s and '90s, chances are you have heard about quite a few music-based contests for various record label and band promotions. Perhaps you may have even participated in a few by either trying to be the seventh caller in order to win ticket ... More >>
How far can a little greatness take you? Does one great scene make a great film? Does one song make a great album? Does one great ingredient make a great dish? This is the conundrum we face this week. Behold the Reuben, the most delightful hot sandwich around. Each bite is alternately sour and ... More >>
Colin Meloy With Eleanor Friedberger The Woman's Club Theater, Minneapolis November 13, 2013 During the final stop of his fall solo tour, Colin Meloy proved that he can be clever and comical even without his merry band of Decemberists by his side. Perhaps even more so, since it was just him, an aco ... More >>
The CMJ Music Marathon is a yearly underground music assault on New York (and Brooklyn too), and several performers with local ties are making the trip out to the East Coast. Much like South by Southwest, CMJ has a huge industry component attached to the glut of semi-discovered talent lurking in pre ... More >>
Colin Schumacher and Shona Ramchandani, two recipients of Hamline's prestigious John Wesley Award, have requested the annulment of their honors after school administration decided to remain neutral on the Minnesota marriage amendment.SEE ALSO: Hamline professor Stephen Kellert calls on university ad ... More >>
The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, best known as MCA, has died at 47. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 after a tumor was discovered in his salivary gland, and had been in treatment since that time.Related:Adam Yauch, RIP: A Life in PhotosCompared to the high nasal proclamations of Ad-Rock and Mike D' ... More >>
Photo by Peter Van HattemIt's time to stop claiming Howler as our own, Minneapolis. Once you have the erudite vocabulary and muscular verbiage of New York Times' Jon Caramanica exploring the niceties of a band's slice of indie rock, there's a strict no returns policy. Get ready for trend pieces, ... More >>
Bob Dylan's artwork is on display in a Lower East Side gallery in NYC this month, giving fans a chance to take "a visual journey" through Bob Dylan's life through paintings that the gallery says are inspired by Dylan's travels and provide "firsthand depictions of people, street scenes, architectu ... More >>
Lydia Lunch in a scene from Blank City"If you could be anybody, who would you be?" "An outlaw, a film director, a rebel, a rock star!" yells a '70s gangster shooting a gun at the Super 8 camera, cutting to a rapid-fire Mars punk song over a killer montage of '70s film clips of punk and no wave mu ... More >>
Once upon a time, candy rapper Vanilla Ice was known to rock a house or two - or at least the recreation-center 13th birthday parties of herbs who didn't know any better. Today, Vanilla Ice would like to teach you, real-estate newbie, how to cold rock a couple houses, or maybe a fuck-load of hous ... More >>
Travel ChannelWatch Zimmern eat bizarre foods and help the homelessAndrew Zimmern has been encouraging everyone via tweets to watch the San Francisco episode of Bizarre Foods tonight to help out 100,000 Homes Campaign, a charity organization that battles against homelessness. For every viewe ... More >>
Let's cut right to the chase. The Strokes? The Strokes are not back, not in the sense that Bob Dylan stalker-types fire up a new Bob Dylan record and nod and purse their lips and say "Bob's back, man." The Strokes are back in a back-home-a-couple-years-after-stepping-out-for-a-pack-of-Marlboros w ... More >>
Amidst discussions of its relevancy and efficacy, assaults on its cool factor, and a bubbling undercurrent of general malaise over the pace and current of culture, CMJ 2010 kicked off yesterday in New York City. Some bajillion-odd bands are here, and some of those will be sustainably popular ... More >>
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