It was with sad relief that the friends and family received the news of the passing of Laura Kennedy early this week. At 54, the mother, sister, animal lover, friend to many, and all-around music enthusiast had been struggling with Hepatitus C for many years, most recently after receiving a l ... More >>
Laura Kennedy, the original bassist and co-founder of seminal no wave band Bush Tetras who has spent the past 12 years living in Minneapolis, passed away on Monday afternoon.
This week's Critics' Picks
Treehouse Records owner Mark Trehus's new record label is a labor of love
The plays tries to re-create the dark humor of the last century, but misses
The Guthrie gives us an ironic Shylock; plus bodies by 'Jake-a-Dee Myer'
David Thomas is enough of an artist that I believe him when he writes that the title of Pere Ubu's new Why I Hate Women (Smog Veil) came to him as an imagined Jim Thompson novel, and that "knowing what would lay ahead, I was not happy. Weeks went by as I searched in vain for an alternative. ... More >>
The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time
Paul Demko, Diablo Cody, and Dylan Hicks offer three takes on MPR's new baby
Man becomes a diapered monkey. College art rock becomes an MTV sensation. And Chuck Statler becomes the rock video director who started it all.
Before Pere Ubu, before the Dead Boys, there was Cleveland's Rocket From the Tombs
Mike Melman's photographs take us to that most foreign of countries: the middle of the night
TV on the Radio watch from their bedrooms as Williamsburg dissolves around them
Drive-By Truckers call out for the southern discomfort of home
David Thomas channels the ghosts of Edward Hopper, Orson Welles, and his own past
The Raveonettes pull out the big guns, A.R.E. Weapons sing one for America, and the Dixie Chicks start a war
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.
After years of government oppression, jail time, and dubious comparisons to Frank Zappa, Plastic People of the Universe are finally coming to America
35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.