Jessica Hopper is a freelance music writer whose work appears regularly with the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, This American Life, and her iTunes podcast Hit It or Quit It. Though she is currently a Chicago resident, Hopper grew up in the Twin Cities and the local music scene played a h ... More >>
Former Jayhawks frontman turned Creekdipper and solo artist Mark Olson will return to town this weekend to play the Varsity Theater as part of their "Quiet, Please" series. As with past "Quiet, Please" events, Olson will perform toward the middle of the room to a small, seated audience, giving at ... More >>
The underground rappers celebrate the release of their new album, Le System D.
The 18th edition of Picked to Click is now online. After collecting 105 ballots from the Twin Cities' music experts, we ended up with an unusual amount of ties, landing 13 artists in the top 10.
Like the Oscars, the Minnesota Music Academy's "Minnies" (or Minnesota Music Awards) at First Avenue tonight will be fun to participate in, fun to watch, and fun to make fun of (and I say this as someone onstage being made fun of). Somebody back me up: Aren't these things, you know, culturally inter ... More >>