Running down the Polica-led lineup of this year's festival
The Minneapolis-based band are putting out a tape a month
Betty Who With Sombear and Step Rockets 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis Saturday, January 18, 2014 Some shows simply click. Due to a perfect confluence of the right artist, audience, night, and venue, some performances take on a transcendent quality that surpasses the mere sum of their parts, elevati ... More >>
Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions
Somehow, Bob Dylan has done it again. His 48-year-old song "Like a Rolling Stone" finally has a music video today, and it's by far one of the best music videos ever created.With several different complete versions filmed, the viewer can create millions of different combinations by "changing channels ... More >>
PinkXcel Energy Center, St. PaulTuesday, March 19, 2013Alecia Beth Moore is strong as an ox, powerful as a locomotive, tough as nails, cold as ice, hard as steel, mighty as the Mississippi, badder than Old King Kong, meaner than a junkyard dog, etc. No matter how she's described, know that Pink is e ... More >>
Lady GagaXcel Energy Center, St. PaulWednesday, February 6, 2013Even before she was famous, Lady Gaga's career was a pop commentary on being famous. Now that The Fame is more a given than just an album title, the effect of the stardom she created has taken its toll, though not necessarily to the det ... More >>
Gossip With Magic Mouth and Bonnie Montgomery Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis October 6, 2012 Gossip picked the perfect night to make their grand return to Minneapolis, as the now Portland-based dance-punk band rolled through the Fine Line on a Saturday night and found a festive, packed house eag ... 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 >>
Duo consists of Malian guitarist and Israeli keyboardist
There really aren't too many forms of music more arbitrarily defined than "dub music" -- particularly in recent years. Thanks to the advent of "dubstep," it's harder than ever to pinpoint exactly what it is and what it sounds like to fresh listeners. Going through thousands of records, you ... More >>
New film works with a patient and observational style
Jason Derülo isn't what you would expect from a 21 year old hip-hopper. But according to Jason, it's not hip-hop -- it's a new facet of pop, evident in his first single "Watcha Say," which was a #1 US single that went 3x Platinum in 2009. Aided by the all-familiar sounds of auto-tuning, the song ... More >>
As we reported last week, BET is awarding Prince a "Lifetime Achievement" award during their televised awards ceremony this Sunday evening. To prepare, we've amassed a selection of our favorite moments from Prince's lengthy and often astounding career.Dig, if you will, a handful of Prince's fines ... More >>
Odd, that a pop star would appear vapid under the microscope. Lynn Hirschberg, longtime writer for The Grey Lady, may be best known for her super smackdown of Courtney Love, pointing out Courtney's drug abuse while pregnant (and which ended with an attempted bludgeoning by an Academy Award). Hirs ... More >>
Many sites are offering free, exclusive music in exchange for Haiti donations.
Cartoonist's flapjack-topped noggins target everyone from McCain to Franken to Harry Potter
The Alpha Harajuku Girl won't stop apologizing for her success
It's always Saturday night in 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints'
Tonight we're gonna party Maplewood-style
Missy rhymes "Knickerbockers" with "Small Talkers," makes another great album
Britney's new show is chaotic for all the wrong reasons
No longer "Just a Girl," Gwen Stefani mirrors teen-pop starlets and ends up reflecting upon her own image
How three Midwestern boys reached jazz nirvana
Snow in Africa, thieving Santa, and porn under the tree
'One Hour Photo' takes an ugly snapshot of the retail employee
Britney Spears's stardom intersects with something like freedom in 'Crossroads'
Framed, penned, screened, danced, sung, shot, delivered: City Pages lauds the artistic creations of 1999
Stanley Kubrick's long-delayed Eyes Wide Shut sets out to baffle and bore Tom Cruise fans--and succeeds impeccably
The robot mother of all celebrity shows soldiers on--with a Hollywood smile
The Dreamlife of Angels and Carrie offer inverse portraits of single white females
Alanis Morissette, pedagogue
Local Christian music builds a hardcore faith with a punk-rock choir
His Name Is Alive condenses the pop universe into a residential house in Livonia, Michigan
Everything you always wanted to know about Woody but were afraid to ask?: Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn in Wild Man Blues
A decade ago, Derrick May helped invent a dance music that complemented a hollow city, Detroit. Now that May's music has colonized two continents, its maker has disappeared.
In a new anthology, The Baffler continues its siege on the infotainment state. Now can they champion labor with the same sincerity?
Nashville's newest cover girl Shania Twain hits the showroom floor.
Into the Mix: Mark Wahlberg and Burt Reynolds in Boogie Nights.
Hometown favorites Tina & the B-Side Movement blossom on Salvation.