Jay ZXcel Energy Center, St. PaulSaturday, November 30, 2013Jay Z has more money than you can fathom, more fame than most entertainers, and sits atop a number of people's lists of greatest MCs. There's nothing he needs to accomplish at this point, and the hunger of an upcoming rapper wasn't exact ... More >>
Trish Brock climbed the steps of the Stevens Square Center for the Arts, a 5,500-foot gallery and studio space at 3rd Avenue South and East 19th Street. Her eyes met a blank part of wall in the showroom where only the night before, on Sept. 7, friends and family of artists had gazed at a painting by ... More >>
On the same day that Kanye West unveiled his dates, Jay Z has announced he's bringing his Magna Carter World Tour to North America in late 2013 and early 2014. Still hanging on and dominating after two decades in the rough-and-tumble rap game, Mr. Shawn Carter did it by becoming one of the best perf ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.I have waited for a very long time for an Adam Ant show that I can actually go to, and Sunday represents just that. I have written in these pixels b ... More >>
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Everyone has his or her own style and calling. Some people like Nike, others wear Adidas, some people love Polo; others can't live without a vintage truck stop tee. It's the same in rap. You got your political heads, the gangsta heads and sex callers, the self-depreciated hipsters and then you have ... More >>
Each year, it seems like at least one compilation is released that vies for a spot in the top local records of that year. For the past two years, the Minnesota Beatle Project has landed in the top Minnesota albums section of our Year in Music issue, and this November a new compilation that pays t ... More >>
Singer-songwriter's fifth album teems with airy piano-pop
Photo by Cody YorkScott West may be best known for the live paintings he creates during Cloud Cult concerts, but this weekend he has his own solo show at Tarnish & Gold Gallery featuring studio paintings he's been working on since the beginning of 2010. He quit his creative design job in Janu ... More >>
Photo by Dan CorriganBoth songs on this split between the Dynamiters and Double Bird may have some exotic elements to their titles, but the music is strictly down-to-earth rock. From the homemade cover art to the basic layout of band/song title only, the record screams that the music is here to ... More >>
photo by: Greg SchaalI began my appreciation for Shahs sometime last midsummer and about a minute-thirty into "Handreader," finding the corollaries and influences easy to conjure and practically inaccurate. Then he left town late last year, transitioning from ubiquity to wisp of smoke and greeny ... More >>
Friday night was one for the history books.
Call it a Twin Cities coups--today, "Pablo Picasso" from Shahs' forthcoming Guts EP gets featured on Forkast.
City Pages took home 27 awards, including 15 first-place honors at the annual Minnesota SPJ Page One Awards Banquet.
Hyder Ali interviewed, Gojira to play Station 4, Aby Wolf reviewed & Minneapolis bands at SXSW
Even Larry Flynt looked cuddly at Durham's doc fest
'Ballets Russes' invites old dance legends to take a bow
Jonathan Richman, modern lover
Pups nipping at Julia's heels show their teeth in 'Smile'
Long-awaited Tapas bar outshines the sun
Ben Harper summons god and Johnny Rotten proves he's still the antichrist
Gernika exposes the raw essence of flamenco
The high-spirited ArTrujillo Studio Gallery springs up from a once-seedy cellar on Lake Street
Can a small school of figurative art revive a great, dead tradition in painting?
Are the "published" and decorated prints of Edina's Fingerhut Gallery the same as collectible originals? Or are they exceptionally expensive posters?
The local art scene has turned into a refuge for the creatively challenged.