If you can brave the weather, there's plenty of music going on this week. Thursday, twenty one pilots play a sold-out show at the Triple Rock while Boz Scaggs makes an appearance at the State Theatre. Friday night, Zoo Animal will be at the Icehouse, Ex Nuns rock Cause, Edward the Confesso ... More >>
Nothing short of impressive when any music act can beat back the critics, the labels, the in-fighting, and the pressures to just move on with their lives and stay together for a decade. Now when you're talking 25 years, that's something reserved for just a handful of cats, and De La Soul is ... More >>
Despite the cold, this weekend is filled with tons of free stuff to do. For example, after taking a year off the Art Shanty Project is returning to Medicine Lake with shanties offering fashion, live music, sports, family activities, and more each Saturday and Sunday through early February. Looki ... More >>
Grammy award-winning hip-hop producer Prince Paul is known as much for his material with De La Soul, Handsome Boy Modeling School and Gravediggaz as he is for being kind of a jokester. So when Paul's people hit me up about his new "Negroes On Ice" project and were vague in their description ... More >>
Big BoiEach year, much debate occurs from fans and festival organizers alike about who outside of the Rhymesayers roster is going to play Soundset. In an attempt to both showcase a wide spectrum of regions and definitions of independent rap, Soundset manages to bring together some surprisin ... More >>
Check out our handy guide to events around town raising money for Haiti.
A brief selection of just a few of the underground rap superstars who'll rock Canterbury Park this Sunday.
Pharcyde and MF Doom? Looks like the 500 pound gorilla of hip hop festivals put on some weight over the winter.
Ten local albums that kept the home fires blazing— then burned down the house
Danger Mouse brings the hip, Cee-Lo Brings the hop: Introducing Gnarls Barkley
Days before the tenth annual Scribble Jam in Cincinnati, Ohio, founding DJ Mr. Dibbs tells the Cincinnati Enquirer he remembers the time in 1997 when Eminem "came out of nowhere" to take second in the MC battles. This year's hip-hop-a-looza (11.5 hours from Minnesota by car) features Friday headline ... More >>
*Rock critic and CP contributor Greil Marcus reads from his latest book, Like a Rolling Stone, at Bound to be Read in St. Paul tonight. *The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival continues all weekend, with 18 films playing throughout the Twin Cites. *And R&B/ hip-hop duo (featuring Princ ... More >>
Our teenage American alt-rock dream: The triumphant return of the Pixies
Prince Paul wages an epic battle against hip-hop sell-outs, the music industry, and your mama
With sparrows squawking in the distance, Fog subverts new-age music for the old-soul set
Excavating hip hop's history with the Roots
New records from cross-continental talent
In 1999, cock rock and teenybop ruled the roost
Hip hop's morph master Kool Keith raps about beauty, porn, and life without bodyguards
Hip hop's next generation searches for a new label
After leaving House of Pain, rapper Everlast discovers the hardships of an endangered middle class
Rock crit Simon Reynolds writes the first comprehensive account of the rave revolution
In 1965, the field recordings of the Bahamas were an island unto themselves. Thirty years later, it's a small world after all.