"Ask what you wanna know, not what you think someone else wants to know," says Joan Baez over the phone, her voice laced with years of wry insight. At 72 years old, Baez comes across as decades younger, spry and streetwise but not world-weary -- even for the decades she's seen, living her life out i ... More >>
See Also:Rage Against The Machine: The Battle of Minneapolis, part deuxBrother Ali to join Tom Morello at rally to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerDeep within a recent New York Times profile we discover that Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan is a Rage Against the Machine fan. While the Wisconsi ... More >>
EDM and techno aren't contemplated as often as they should be. There is an underground following that runs deep and steadfast, even here in the Cities, that hasn't been tapped. As local DJ Aaron Litschke gets ready to release his newest EP, Drowning, which is a balance of past and present -- the son ... More >>
In an effort to reduce crime, Metro Transit staff now pipes in classical music at the Lake St. LRT station.Does playing classical music at busy transit stations really help deter crime?Some of you may remember when classical music played from speakers above the bustling Block E bus stop years ago ... More >>
DeVotchKa's European influence is abundant throughout all of their music, but one thing stands out with their recent album, 100 Lovers: Romance. Not the kind of romance that initially comes to mind; I'm not talking roses and rainbows, puppies and poppy-seed muffins. The type of romance that em ... More >>
This design isn't as spikily abstract as Dr. Seuss . . . by the show at CTC is There is a passage in Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf when the novel's protagonist reaches such a state of jaded cultivation that a musical passage by his hero Beethoven suddenly sounds trite and pat. It happens to all of ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenRatatatSeptember 11, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisREVIEW BY CECILE CLOUTIERThe Brooklyn instrumental duo Ratatat mix up rock, hip-hop, dub and electronica with cool abandon, and in retrospect it shouldn't have been a huge surprise that their live show was somewhere between a ... More >>
Put your Grizzly Bear CD on pause and get some culture up in you.
Legendary steakhouse now serving breakfast, lunch
Electric Light Orchestra reissues deliver—and dilute—paradise
Fort Wilson Riot are in fact composing a five-part suite about globalization, Yankee arrogance, mystical birds, pirates, and more than can be here explained, with music sometimes reminiscent of Sondheim and Beethoven, and yes that might be extravagantly ambitious for a four-piece rock band with only ... More >>
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
No, that headline is not a political slogan--though I can't begin to tell you how many times I wish I'd picked up a "Free James Brown" T-shirt during that forgotten liberation movement. And it's not an appeal to fans of the titular St. Bernard from the well-regarded cinema quintuple feature, Beet ... More >>
Neo-retroists Clinic and the Strokes raid the graves of punkers past
Moshen Makhmalbaf's euphoric cinema reaffirms the basic beauty of life
The Fab Four--in one--of children's music