No matter how well (or poorly) you think Prince and the Revolution's Purple Rain has aged over the years, the Library Of Congress has just seen to it that the Purple One's seminal 1984 album will live on forever. Purple Rain, along with 24 other recordings, has just been selected for induction i ... More >>
It seems that with each passing year, the swelling amount of hype and buzz that surrounds certain bands and musicians eclipses and eventually drowns out any of the music that they produce. That is certainly not the band's fault (in most cases), but a lot of music fans get turned off by seeing ... More >>
Three members were close friends of the fallen rapper
For the home opener, I could drone on about the new scoreboard, the new salty snacks, the lack of trees, or my take on whether or not the Twins have figured out their Target Field home run problems. Instead, I'm going to focus on the thing that bothered me most of last season: What is that ... More >>
Alice in Chains announce First Avenue date, Beasties sample Dylan & the Jayhawks announce new release.
Sunny Day Real Estate, Dinosaur Jr. & Daniel Johnston schedule TC dates & Phoenix plays the Current.
Fight for your right to party this Saturday.
Whatever you do, don't call him nerdcore. Even if you pwned him in CS:Source.
Beastie Boys, Animal Collective and Depeche Mode to rock Chicago's Grant Park this August.
Amber Schadewald profiles some of the female DJs who are taking over the Triple Rock's "Triple Double" nights this month.
The Godfather of Hip Hop, the Master of Records, Afrika Bambaataa gave hip hop its name, reframing graffiti, DJing, breakdancing, and rapping as "four elements" of a single culture. (The "fifth element": knowledge.) A former member of the Black Spades, Bam founded the Universal Zulu Nation in the 19 ... More >>
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
Lyn Collins, who did some very hot sides for James Brown's People label, has died. If you're not hip to her stuff, start with her supremely funky "Think (About It)," later sampled by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock for "It Takes Two." Also no longer living is Danny Joe Brown, lead singer of Molly Hatchet ... More >>
Paul Demko, Diablo Cody, and Dylan Hicks offer three takes on MPR's new baby
Giants of hip-hop street dancing come together...in a museum
Chicano Revolutionaries and an albino Muslim give the Rhymesayers something new to say
Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek gather everyone from Nelson Mandela to Rick James under the hip-hop tent
A bio-doc looks at the punks who changed the complexion of white rock
Open playlists. Mixed audiences. Women's mud wrestling. Ample coke. What ever happened to the Minneapolis club scene?
Connie Francis meets Nurse with Wound on the unruly turntables of DJ Ts
Life After Death