Vieux Farka Touré Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Tuesday, July 9, 2013 We were not dancing enough. That appeared to be Vieux Farka Touré's chief concern between songs. If the Malian guitar hero's heavily accented English made it hard for him to explicitly tell us to move more, his amused yet ... More >>
Drinking in the new local breweries sprouting up around town
The Faint First Avenue, Minneapolis Thursday, December 13, 2012As the stage at First Avenue went from being shrouded in darkness to illuminated with flashing, ever-strobing lights that changed from red to white to blue on Thursday night, Omaha natives the Faint began their set with "Unseen Hand." Th ... More >>
Even for those of us who are long past our days of cracking books and praying our way through quizzes, there are days where life seems to consist of nothing but school -- twisted hierarchical aspects, people who remind you of people you loathed in gym class, and so forth. It can seem like everything ... More >>
Of all the things associated with the '80s in music, there is perhaps nothing more synonymous than big hair and keyboard synthesizers. Howard Jones embodied that look and sound like no one else. As a true pioneer of electronic music from that era, he can be credited as someone who combined the moder ... More >>
Related:Dawes leads Minnesota State Fair free shows lineupKiss, Motley Crue lead Minnesota State Fair 2012 offeringsJust when you thought they'd put everything on a stick already, local star power combines for this year's MN Music On-A-Stick show at the Minnesota State Fair.As you can see at right, ... More >>
Related:Kiss, Motley Crue lead Minnesota State Fair 2012 offeringsDawes at First Avenue, 11/4/11Although the Minnesota State Fair has done a fairly good job of packing in some variety for its Grandstand shows, the free entertainment this year should pull a hefty crowd this late August/early Septembe ... More >>
VH1's endless barrage of reality programming continues to feed a hungry public with a new series that you might swear already existed, Hollywood Exes. And for those starving for tidbits from Prince's era of public and label alienation in the '90s, they may come mainlined from his ex-wife Mayte Ga ... More >>
The 2012 running of the great Minnesota get-together is starting to pile up a load of concert offerings for this August. Tops among the Grandstand Concert Series shows is the Minneapolis St. Paul stop on the Kiss-Mötley Crüe joint tour, which will be the first series of dates these two monsters ... More >>
The story behind the iconic St. Paul venue
Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more
Despite the head-scratching nature of the new venture, you've gotta admit there's something sort of endearing about the idea of Motörhead frontman Lemmy curling up for a cozy night in with a bottle of his band's new branded Australian Shiraz, a good book and maybe a few logs blazing away in the ... More >>
It's been a rainy start to our summer so far, but that hasn't stopped Twin Cities fans from busting out their ponchos and going outdoors to take in live music. Between Rock the Garden, Soundset, the Warped Tour, and shows at the Minnesota Zoo's amphitheater, concertgoers have had plenty of chances t ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessMötley Crüe, Poison and the New York DollsJune 24, 2011Target Center, MinneapolisOne of the biggest tours of the season, the triple glam rock assault of Mötley Crüe, Poison and the New York Dolls blew through town Friday night to a sold out Target Center. Adding to the circ ... More >>
The first official weekend of the summer is here! Let's do this!
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterApril is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.
Why is the voice of our generation just...so...lame?
October 30 through November 1.
More quotes from the subject of today's cover story.
Tawn's sister Cara works hard to raise awareness
They're back -- and they have better hair and sound just as good.
Gimme Noise challenges its readers to tell electronic junk mail from the pinnacle of Western literature.
Highlights from the past week including Monotonix, Mark Olson & Gary Louris as well as next week's new releases
Last night's show at the Xcel Energy Center was a skin deep but enjoyable set from the deposed kings of L.A. sleaze rock.
M. Ward to play First Ave., Solid Gold remixed & Antony and the Johnsons played the Pantages Theatre
Ten local albums that kept the home fires blazing— then burned down the house
And now it is time to Kwang Your Head with local GNR-lovin' rockers
What ever happened to Buddy Holly's fishing license?
Self-Effacing Punks the Cardinal Sin on Guitar Overdubs, Band Unity, and Mötley Crüe
Miss Pussycat and Melodious owl show their homo sapien side
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
Vicious Vicious gives readers some tough advice about relationships
In the post riot-grrrl sweepstakes, the Donnas lust for control, while Le Tigre looks for liberation
How much worse can Modern Rock radio get? You have no idea...
Is the white minstrelsy of the Insane Clown Posse more than skin-deep?
Fascist Firestarters?: Prodigy's rock & roll revolution.
AC/DC: The unleashed id of Hootie and the Blowfish