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Photo By Adam WeissWill Hermes is currently a senior critic for Rolling Stone, as well as being a regular contributor to NPR's "All Things Considered," but he has a distinguished history with the Twin Cities music scene as well. Mr. Hermes began writing for the City Pages in the early '90s, and b ... More >>
Smith wants more than $50 million from the MSNBC host.Punk rock preacher Bradley Dean Smith will announce plans later this morning to sue MSNBC host Rachel Maddow for more than $50 million.
According to Smith, better known as Bradlee Dean, Maddow and other unnamed news outlets defamed him by twe ... More >>
Cook is serving a 25-year sentence for masterminding a Ponzi scheme. Did radio personality Pat Kiley help him?A year ago, conservative radio show host Patrick Kiley was suing reporters for tying him to Trevor Cook's $190 million Ponzi scheme.
But it looks like Kiley's vehement denial of wrongdo ... More >>
Did MPR's lawyers try to sabotage KFAI's funding in the 1970s?In 1973, a group of Minneapolis residents had an idea for a 10-watt radio station.
Instead of hiring experienced radio personalities to read news or play classical music, they would open up the airwaves to other community members ... More >>
"The Good Neighbor" has a bad week.Can you still be a "Good Neighbor" if everyone's moved away?
Yesterday, we learned that WCCO-AM failed in its bid to snag Gov. Mark Dayton for a regular weekly radio show. Today, the University of Minnesota announced it was pulling the plug on all its long- ... More >>
As with many Tuesday afternoons, the announcements keep pouring in today for some killer shows happening this spring and summer. In addition to the big Black Keys gig at Roy Wilkins on July 3, we also learned today that TV on the Radio are returning to the First Ave Mainroom for a pair of shows o ... More >>
photo via Retribution Gospel Choir's MyspaceAlan Sparhawk's relatively aggressive, tightly yet epically sprawling, and stunningly composed project Retribution Gospel Choir recently recorded a session at The Current, playing their songs "Working Hard," "Hide It Away," and "Your Bird." Lucky for ev ... More >>
On Thursday we posted about two of Spider John Koerner's upcoming shows, and waxed a little rhapsodic about his contributions to local music history and that particular, not half-hearted but self-effacing, eye-to-the-revelry way he and his peers have approached folk music over the past 40-odd yea ... More >>