Rich Best

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    50 cool facts about the Minnesota music scene

    Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Bassgasm 4 brings one loud blast from the past

    ​Minneapolis was a raver playground back in the late '90s. Flyers for illegal dance parties littered the sidewalks outside of downtown clubs and sat in messy stacks atop bass-rattled countertops at the Lake Street deejay den Cynesthesia, much-missed vinyl haven Let It Be Records, and raver-run Fus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2005
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    June 14, 2005
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    March 23, 2005

    Cracks in the Clear Channel Empire

    Cracks in the Clear Channel Empire Media Giant Loses $90M in Chicago suit Hot on the heels of word that Clear Channel had posted a $4.7 billion loss for the 4th quarter of 2004 comes this news that the radio behemoth is facing additional expense: a Chicago jury has awarded another $90 million ... More >>

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Local Music Yearbook '03

    We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.

  • News

    September 3, 2003

    First Love

    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.

  • Music

    December 18, 2002

    A Local Music Yearbook

    Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!

  • Arts

    August 21, 2002

    Generation Ecstasy Comes Down

    Congress thinks the RAVE Act is a natural high for the War on Drugs. But ravers aren't smiling.

  • Arts

    April 17, 2002

    Best Buy

    The most powerful radio and concert chain hires the most powerful man in local dance music. For Clear Channel and Rich Best, it's business as usual.

  • Music

    August 30, 2000

    The Trash Aesthetic

    From Depth Probe to Mile High, DJ JT rises to every occasion

  • News

    December 29, 1999

    A Power of Ten

    Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.

  • Music

    August 5, 1998
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    June 10, 1998
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    April 3, 1996
  • Music

    December 20, 1995