For a high school/college kid in the early '90s, it was easy to get fed up with the U.S. mainstream's increasingly homogenized take on popular music -- especially whenever the disappointing Grammy Awards came around every February. The Grammys have always had an elderly, buttoned-down air to their w ... More >>
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate Prince's 55th birthday. And while the Purple One's prodigious back catalog and outsized persona will always be one of the charismatic beacons for the Twin Cities music scene (and the world), there is no question that as of late, his output has ... More >>
Korda Records Showcase With Jim Ruiz Set, the Ocean Blue, the Starfolk, and Typsy Panthre 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis January 12, 2013 On a frigid Saturday night in Minneapolis, the four bands associated with upstart local label Korda Records made everyone temporarily forget about the cold outsi ... More >>
New indie label collective combines talents from four local bands
Daniel Levy, 21, took his own life in January
The second wave of coffee awareness has seized the Cities. Where once we happily sipped diner swill for $1.50, when we were introduced to Starbucks the coffee snob revolution began. Now we have single-cup brewing of fair trade beans and elegant surroundings in which to savor them. We ... More >>
Ladies--don't waste your panties on Rod. You're at your sexual peaks. Hit a downtown bar, find yourself a 20-something honey and be some young boy's Maggie May.
The Brits kept their promise and showed up ready to make amends.
Minnesota-born Paul Nelson was a '60s folk revival pioneer and a founding father of rock writing
Jazz singer Shirley Horn died last night after a long illness. She was 71. She was elected to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Hall of Fame in in 1996, and in 1998, she won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for her tribute to Miles Davis, I Remember Miles.
The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time
Four years and three labels after recording their third album, the Honeydogs actually get a chance to release it
Richfield Shocks, Fridley Shakes, Chaska Rocks
Hollywood hit man: Studio genius Mitchell Froom creates a post-rock vaudeville
Sukpatch: A deal with Mo' Wax and a new hometown.