The eleven alternative weeklies of Voice Media Group are responsible for a tremendous amount of music writing: This year, we produced thousands of pages of printed stories and tens of thousands of blog posts. We're proud to present the very best of that work in the second annual Voice Media Group Mu ... More >>
For many, Prince remains an enigmatic character, larger than life. This month, the star comes a little closer to Earth in a new book by journalist Touré in I Would Die 4 U. In three long essays, Touré explores Prince as a talented kid from Minneapolis in "Prince's Rosebud," a sex symbol in "The K ... More >>
Singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding made history when she received a Grammy Award in 2011 for Best New Artist. Up against music greats Mumford & Sons, Florence and the Machine, Drake, and teen favorite Justin Bieber, it was Spalding who walked away with the Grammy, making it the first tim ... More >>
Valentines Day is here and you need some help to win over the heart of that sexy B-girl or B-boy?We know hip-hop doesn't have the best history romancing the opposite sex, "bitches better having my money" and "skeeting on walls" doesn't really set the mood.But don't worry, we have you covered. So ... More >>
Kanye West and Jay-Z's collaborative effort Watch the Throne sees two of rap's hugest artists team up to become even more hugest-er. Prior to listening, I had mixed feelings about the whole concept: Both rappers are so gigantic and rich and bored that I figured the album would be like an episode ... More >>
With the 24 members of Gayngs assembling themselves for a pair of "Last Prom on Earth" shows tonight at First Avenue, we asked ourselves: Who are some other awesome, ridiculously large supergroups and mega-collaborations? Here's a short list of our faves.
Tittsworth talks to Gimme Noise before his first-ever visit to Minneapolis tonight.
"Fleetwood Mashed," team9, Oasis vs. Beyonce, and the unfortunate return of the Spice Girls.
Triple trouble are back. Yes indeed.
Free download of new Bob Dylan track, Prince & Q-Tip make video & coverage of the Evening Rig's CD release show.
A 1991 hip hop all-star tribute to keeping it PG -- and it's pretty fudging good.
Nate Patrin reports on the Hip Hop Live tour, which featured David Banner, Little Brother, Talib Kweli, and a surprise appearance by a local rap star.
With a host of programs that includes chess clubs, military-history discussion groups, and foreign-language nights, the local book superstore muscles in on the public library
Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.
After a decade of Paramilitary Pep and Kink Lite, Janet Jackson tries on the costume of the Boudoir Belletrist on her new album, The Velvet Rope.
The Jungle Brothers' careful return to hip hop.