We examine the possibility in light of the modern, fractured music industry
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It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
An Elegy for Elliott Smith, 1969-2003
The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.
After a 19-year hiatus, punk legends Mission of Burma reach for their revolver again
A former Nirvana cover band member joins a local DJ
It made less history than '77 punk. It sold fewer records than Nirvana. But the suburban rebellion of Eighties America found its own potent way to say no.
U Film's "Sound Unseen" festival projects our mythologies of music onto the screen
Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.
Framed, penned, screened, danced, sung, shot, delivered: City Pages lauds the artistic creations of 1999
With a new lineup and reissued back catalog, the last great punk band of the '80s gets lost on the freeway again
The music industry released 30,000 albums in 1998. You can live without 29,990 of them.
A Native band plays slave music on the great plains.
In Sliver's emotional pop, girls and boys are on the same team
35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.
Transcending the Ordinary: Jessica Lange in The Postman Always Rings Twice.
Bands are overbooked. Fans are staying home. As the music scene splinters, who's left standing?
In his new book on America's folk revival, Robert Cantwell looks at our post-war romance with the "real."
A week on the inside with the students and teachers of Wayzata High and St. Paul Central.
Wisconsin uber-producer Butch Vig and band swap the studio for the road.