The Daily Show creator returns home to Minnesota
If the Grammy Awards are indeed 'Music's Biggest Night,' then it's no wonder that the industry itself is in so much trouble. Despite the Academy's best efforts in recent years to draw the "alternative" music fan into the mainstream self-congratulatory love fest that is the Grammys -- even going so f ... More >>
Clint Eastwood directs inspired snapshot
RIP DJ MehdiThe man known to dance music fans across the world as DJ Mehdi has passed away. Early reports from Resident Advisor indicate Mehdi Favéris-Essadi, 34, fell from the roof of his home with two friends, who have been hospitalized. The French DJ/producer was widely respected as a collabo ... More >>
Ricky Rubio: Caution, savior at work.Ricky Rubio has arrived in Minnesota with all the fanfare of a rock star, and now has the not-so-enviable task of trying to help the Minnesota Timberwolves earn the respect of their fans rather than ridicule.So in honor of Rubio's arrival, let's look back at f ... More >>
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B Fresh PhotographyPete Mazalewski, more widely known as Mr. Peter Parker, visited the Twin Cities this past weekend to hit the turntables for SP Styles' River Rampage boat party. As his four-year-run as the old B96's night DJ (7-11pm) ended earlier this year, he did not let his career in acting, ... More >>
Twenty years after their heyday, the anti-racist Baldies recount the rise and fall of a notorious Twin Cities scene
Wrong image, wrong religion, wrong city: Meet Brother Ali, hip hop's unlikely savior
The Thermals react to life during wartime
Immigrant dreams, dirty dancing, and the revolution: Meet the new Latin hip hop of Maria Isa and Danny y Elliot
Heckling During the Malik Sealy Memorial Is a Good Start
Paul Demko, Diablo Cody, and Dylan Hicks offer three takes on MPR's new baby
Le Tigre suggest that feminism's fourth wave will begin as soon as you shake your thing
From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew
The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.
Ferris Alexander's legacy
The touring Fast 'n' Bulbous show explores the tyrannical times of Captain Beefheart
Attaxploitation: Pop stars respond to 9/11
Chris Sattinger Returns to the Minneapolis That Made Him Timeblind
Spilled blood, blown fuses, and perforated skulls: the unlikely rise of American Head Charge
De La Soul rise from the dead yet again to rally all hip hop's oddballs and misfits
Rising rap star Slug is a master at putting words in order. Now why won't his life fall into place?
Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog brings the gangster film to extinction
Does Rage stir the revolution--or provide the soundtrack for the next white riot?
Martin Scorsese accelerates his efforts, while David Lynch slows down to enjoy the scenery
New albums by the Genius, Inspecta Deck, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and U-God fail to Wu the Clan's public
Arlington Road brings domestic terrorism to the neighborhood multiplex
Click, shriek, boom! Sonic collage artist Escape Mechanism cuts and pastes while aural trickster Lost in Translation slashes and burns
Ego trippin' with the hardest-working hip-hop DJ in town
Rock crit Simon Reynolds writes the first comprehensive account of the rave revolution
Staffed by DJs and rockers, indie record stores are selling a scene
If a local CD falls into the retail bins, does it make a sound? Peter S. Scholtes reviews this month's batch of releases.
A decade ago, Derrick May helped invent a dance music that complemented a hollow city, Detroit. Now that May's music has colonized two continents, its maker has disappeared.
Tupac's posthumous Makaveli, along with new releases by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, take gangsta rap to different ends