Aaron Porter shows little concern for health and personal safety in the pursuit of his musical passions. The Prizefighters' guitarist and frontman recently took a pilgrimage to Kingston to explore the roots of the island's rich musical history. "I did the two things that you're not supposed to do if ... More >>
Since its premature demise 20-some years ago, the television series Twin Peaks has found new fans too young to remember the show's brief broadcast run. Devoted viewers now host festivals and write fan fiction, but one thing that's been relatively static is Angelo Badalamenti's evocative score. From ... More >>
See Also: Antibalas: Who Is This America? Amadou & Mariam at the Cedar Cultural Center, 8/7/12 Antibalas with Malamanya First Avenue, Minneapolis September 11, 2012 With the dark anniversary of 9/11 hanging over everyone's head, Antibalas proved to be the perfect remedy for any sad memories, a ... More >>
A University of Minnesota study investigating how dieting affects the sex drive of hamsters has been singled out by In Defense of Animals as one of the most ridiculous animal experiments of 2011.IDA criticizes the experiment on two fronts -- one, as a waste of taxpayer funds, since the research was ... More >>
Look up the term liminal phase on Wikipedia and you will be met with the meaning: The transition (liminal) phase is the period between states, during which one has left one place or state but hasn't yet entered or joined the next. Minneapolis band Liminal Phase's music shares many of ... More >>
Photos by Anna GulbrandsenThe Gaslight AnthemJuly 26, 2010First Ave MainroomIf it wasn't sold out, it was damn close. The last time the Gaslight Anthem came to town, the Cabooze played host, and there was no doubt that it was packed to capacity. Someone figured (rightly) that the band ... More >>
On dusty shelves, sentences simmer
Fortunately, the French are already masters in the fine art of eye-rolling.
Eight renowned musicians unite to give jazz legends their due
The old, the tired, the rejuvenated, and the dead
How three Midwestern boys reached jazz nirvana
Getting More Bop for Your Buck with Parliament-Funkadelic and Charles McPherson Quartet at the JVC Jazz Fest
A Critic's Diaries Spank His Subjects
Sonic Youth and Stereolab redefine the intimate grammar of rock, again
A new book and five-disc reissue offer incomplete portraits of sax great Sonny Rollins
With Treader, Spring Heel Jack make an etude out of electronica
Ten hours, a half-dozen movies, and one big brainwash at the "stadium seating" gigaplex
Twice the ambition, half the vision
Squarepusher and Autechre make techno with teeth
Brad Lanier of Electric Company
Lemon Laws: Choreographer Ralph Lemon bravely attempts a cross-cultural dance experiment that "really shouldn't work."
Art Crimes, Susan Welch, Amiri Baraka, Edward Humes, Garry Wills, The Wife, Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, Sweet Nothing, Boz Scaggs, dEUS
The Living Dead of the Night
Being a collection of notes on the art and science of sleeplessness, with a helpful sidebar on the commercial attractions of the night.