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Michael Franti

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Ten reasons Zac Brown Band will never win us over

    It goes without saying that country fans and foes alike love Zac Brown Band in all their genre-bending glory, and many will no doubt turn out in droves to see them when they play the Target Center on Saturday.Fronted by a robust, bearded man by the name of, yes, Zac Brown, the band was established ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Ted Nugent at Medina Entertainment Center, 8/7/11

    Photos by Nikki Miller​Ted Nugent August 7, 2011 Medina Entertainment Center Ted Nugent's incantations are amusing, even charming, the first, second, third, even fourth go-round. But by the end, for fuck's sake. It's like listening to your drunk uncle complain about your aunt's bad cooking fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Brother Ali wants dropouts back in school [VIDEO]

    Brother Ali wants you to crack the books​How do you persuade kids who've dropped off the Minneapolis school district's radar to get back to class? Enlist the help of a Rhymesayers hip-hopper they're probably listening to on their iPods instead of answering the school bell. Brother Ali cut thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Public Enemy honor Brother Ali in new video

    ‚ÄčIn preparation for their forthcoming box set (BRING THE NOISE, HITS, VIDS, and DOC BOX: GREATEST SITES AND SOUNDS), Public Enemy dropped a new video for "Say it Like it Really Is" this morning, and it includes snapshots of inspirational public figures, activists, and musicians ranging from Malcol ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2009

    The Current's new hire Jim McGuinn shaking things up

    Folks at 89.3 now bursting with enthusiasm

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Ripple Effect on the Capitol Lawn

    ripple-thumb.jpgBefore all the hoopla, there was a nice, calm show on the Capitol lawn, complete with burning sage, meditation, and hippies. Lots and lots of hippies.

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2008
  • Music

    August 27, 2008

    Musicians sound off at the convention

    As the RNC descends, local and national musicians arise

  • Music

    August 27, 2008
  • Calendar

    October 24, 2007
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    October 17, 2007
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    October 17, 2007
  • Columns

    September 28, 2005
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2005

    Long Tall Sally and her friends

    While listening to the forthcoming Ramones boxed set, I got to thinking sentimental thoughts about the great Joey Ramone, who was very tall. And that got me to thinking about other exceptionally tall musicians. I've started a list, which I thought y'all could add to in the comments section below. I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2004
  • Music

    November 14, 2001

    Coup De Grâce

    The Political Message of the Coup's 'Party Music' Survives the Catastrophe in New York

  • Music

    July 18, 2001
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    May 23, 2001

    What's Going On?

    Michael Franti replaces hip-hop polemics with soul that's good for the body--and the body politic

  • Arts

    February 16, 2000

    You Down with GOP?

    An obscure conservative organization peddles Republican-sanctioned hip hop to the masses

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