The rapper branches out on the jarring and soulful This, That and the Third
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 an early age, Femi Kuti got a crash course in music and the chaotic adventures that came along with having a politically outspoken and celebrated father. As a 15-year-old, he began performing with Fela Kuti, and absorbed raw energy of Afrobeat music.Continuing the Afrobeat tradition, Femi has ... More >>
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See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs Wow, that was fast! In a whirlwind of top-notch performances from legends and buzz bands alike, pool parties, and rain, Coachella's first weekend is over. Here are our scribes' favorite moments from Sund ... More >>
By Rachel Lee JoyceRelated: Cedar Cultural Center named best world music venueOn August 5, 1991, I was crammed in butts-to-nuts with 1199 fans in the First Avenue Mainroom to see the Nigerian Afrobeat legend himself, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Years of underage fandom had passed, and I was finally old ... More >>
EpsilonEpsilon CEO Bryan Kennedy. Is his e-mail secure?Epsilon, a digital marketing firm whose clients include Twin Cities-based Target, Best Buy and US Bank, has been hit by a hacking operation that made off with what sounds like a massive haul of of e-mail addresses, and perhaps other data ... More >>
This man does not work for free.Can we all agree now that Adrian Peterson's NFL lockout talk about players being "slaves" was ill advised, at the very least? And if you're not convinced, maybe Omilara Aribisala can change your mind. She's a fifth-year defensive end for a Washington, D.C., w ... More >>
Nigerian emaill scammers now placing massive food orders.Okay, are we the only ones who have been getting these nonsensical, grammar-defying emails in which the sender is supposedly desperately trying to order massive quantities of food? Have the Nigerian scammers suddenly become foodies, dig ... More >>
This week, I finally got the email I've been anticipating for four years, subject header: WORLD CUP MAN-CAVE INSANITY. Yes, I've got an invite to the hottest living room in south Minneapolis to watch the world's best display of beefcake, er, uh, soccer tournament, the World Cup, which begins ... More >>
What kind of food do you feel like eating this weekend? Chinese? Italian? How about Nepalese, Cambodian, Mexican, Somali, Dutch, Egyptian, Filipino, Turkish, Ukrainian, or Polish? Actually, you can sample all of the above and more at this weekend's Festival of Nations, the international food ... More >>
Photo via Afropop.orgNigerian juju master King Sunny Ade was scheduled to perform at the Cedar Cultural Center this Saturday night with his band the Sunny Beats, but a car accident that took the lives of two of his bandmates has forced Ade to cancel the remainder of his current tour. See below fo ... More >>
Only a few, favored members of the media will be able to get credentials to cover the event.
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That's likely going to make for slow airline travel for Somalis in the Twin Cities.
The Associated Press is reporting that a man from Somalia tried to board a flight last month with the same materials associated with the Nigerian terrorist.
Shellac, Rancid, Digitata, and more
The vino prices stretch your dinner dollar—but some dishes make you wish you'd taken the bottle home
Is there anyplace to get a great, cheap meal in this town anymore? Boy howdy, is there—here are six
Sunny Adé talks about war, Nigeria, and good juju
African-born artists chronicle what they left behind--and what they've found
A new 15-disc retrospective challenges the listener to separate the legend of Fela Kuti from the musician
Teaching our children to notice and honor our natural surroundings
Public television has become a dumping ground for political hacks and a source of endless Britcom reruns. Increasing its appropriation now would only be throwing good money after bad.