Chris Palko, better known as the rapper Cage, is not quick to grant interviews. He tends to disappear from the limelight for long stretches of time, popping back up with a new album or as part of a new underground rap group. Within the past decade, he has lent his talents toward collaborative work w ... More >>
Gary Numan has influenced an entire generation of musicians and fans with his sound and style. Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, and Marilyn Manson are among those who proclaim Numan's work as an influence on their own and have recorded cover versions of his old hits. His song "Cars" has made an appearance ... More >>
Bassgasm 10 First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, March 21, 2014Bassgasm is the perfect medicine for a raver with terrible ADHD. Friday night at First Avenue was like looking into those kaleidescopes that have little bits of confetti in them, the ones you can shake, the result being a millennial version ... More >>
On Sunday, the final Vikings' game will take place at the Metrodome, their indoor football home since 1982. And beginning shortly afterward, the Dome will be demolished in order to build the new Vikings stadium. In addition to all of the unforgettable (but mostly frustrating) sports' memories that h ... More >>
Today, Jeremy Messersmith joins the elite company of Marilyn Manson and Evanescence with a song called "Tourniquet." While the charming local singer's song doesn't employ quite the same level of overt angst as the other two, this new single is a definite departure.After this champion of marriage equ ... More >>
Summer Set Music Festival, Day Two With Girl Talk, Passion Pit, Blackalicious, SBTRKT, Zedd, MaLLy, and Doomtree Somerset, Wisconsin August 10, 2013 Replace the palm trees of Coachella with corn fields, or swap out Lollapalooza's dramatic Chicago skyline backdrop for rolling Wisconsin farmlands, an ... More >>
Alice Cooper has been the reigning king of the shock rock genre now for nearly 50 years. He essentially defined the genre and a generation of heavy rock fans that delightfully thrive on the grotesque and extreme theatrical splendor that is the typical Alice Cooper performance. Notorious for throwing ... More >>
It's the last week of June and Uptown is hopefully back up and running. This weekend marks the Twin Cities Pride Celebration featuring performances from L'Assassins, Wiping Out Thousands, Mayda and much more. Tom Petty reunites with the Heartbreakers at the Target Center Saturday while Aesop Rock an ... More >>
From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music
A New York judge this week ordered Prince to pay a perfume maker nearly $4 million for failing to promote the 3121 line of scents that were a tie-in to the release of 2006's 3121. This is yet another bizarre entry in the life of Prince Rogers Nelson, a life in which each successive chapter manages ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaWarped Tour 2011July 10, 2011Canterbury Park, ShakopeeGive me your tired, your cynical youth, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...and gather them all at Canterbury Park for Van's Warped Tour. Despite the government shutdown and races being cancelled, the sche ... More >>
(Photo by Craig VanDerSchaegen) Tonight marks the debut of Bryant Lake Bowl's naughtiest (we hope) cabaret, the Grand Ole Orgy, organized and hosted by the Dirty Curls, the nation's leading naughtybilly band. This is for two reasons: a) they're a pretty sweet naughtybilly band and b) they a ... More >>
We can't believe we're saying this, but it was actually good.
Regina Spektor, Pet Shop Boys and Todd Rungdren all play the State, Ani DiFrano speaks & next week's best new releases.
Dirty Projectors & TV on the Radio's Malone set TC dates, Manson & Snow Patrol leave Myth & TC print/site on the outs?
Minnesota's gathering of the geeks turns into the (LAN) party of a lifetime
"... and this little indie rocker cried 'wee wee wee' all the way home. "
Gay Witch Abortion play on the Miss, Slug and Murs to release new album & next week's best new releases.
Eminem can't mask his boredom on this ghastly return to the studio.
While final word on NIN's retirement ferments, the tour Trent Reznor mentioned in his "farewell" note has come to fruition.
With the sound off, try telling Thom Yorke from Kevin Jonas. We double dog dare you.
Wolfmother summon the gods of '70s stoner rock
Bottle-blonde goth queen Asia Argento gives birth to 'Deceitful' adaptation
In 'Palindromes,' director Todd Solondz pushes envelopes that never should have been sent
10 dead, 12 injured in northern Minnesota rez town; complete text of shooter's retrievable posts at Nazi chatboard [posted at 8:36 a.m., updated at 11:45 a.m., 12:40 p.m.] About the shooter: Jeff Weise, reportedly a sophomore at Red Lake High, was the grandson of a tribal police officer named Daryl ... More >>
Har Mar Superstar and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O. go on record about french-kissing fans and cock-blocking Beck
'Cannibalism' director Lizzie Borden feeds on her own extremities
Katastrophy Wife Unleashes a Wail to Do Edvard Munch Proud
As Foetus, Jim Thirwell creates eclectic music for the danse macabre
Spilled blood, blown fuses, and perforated skulls: the unlikely rise of American Head Charge
An encounter with the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, the surliest conversationalist in indie-rock
In 1999, cock rock and teenybop ruled the roost
Every weekend, Minneapolis's young and lubricated professionals descend upon downtown clubland. Undo your first five buttons and join them.
HBO's dramatic series venture beyond the fantasyland of network television
Flights of fancy return to Fantasy Island; Charmed casts a spell for the sisterhood.
Zoning Out: New Zone 105 recruit Brian Oake.
Charting a path between electronica and the old one-two-three-four, Polara's intrepid space-rock earned them a coveted deal with Interscope Records. As the band learned, it won't cure all their ills. But it beats a sharp stick in the eye
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