This summer marked the 15-year anniversary of the greatest song of all time. I KNOW. I couldn't believe it either but 15 years have come and gone since the first time you heard "Smooth" by Santana featuring Rob Thomas. FIFTEEN. YEARS. CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE THAT!? "Smooth" is a song that has ... More >>
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By Steve CohenIan McLagan The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, Minneapolis July 5, 2013 Minneapolis welcomed Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ian McLagan on Friday for his first ever appearance in the Twin Cities as a solo artist. "Mac" made note of Minneapolis's warm welcome after his leadoff tune "Hello Old ... More >>
Zac Brown Band Target Center, Minneapolis Saturday, November 10, 2012 See also: Ten reasons Zac Brown Band will never win us over No seriously. See also: Ten reasons why Zac Brown Band will never win us over. Never! Read that, and then you'll appreciate why writing this review of Zac Brown Band's ... More >>
A conversation with a local guitar hero
The cost, the calling, and the calm of college
It's a hard job, but somebody's gotta do itTim Pawlenty didn't step out in front of a Waverly, Iowa, crowd over the weekend and proudly introduce his wife as an accomplished former lawyer and judge. Nope, he wanted to talk about his smokin' hot arm candy! That's an old story for men in powerful p ... More >>
Three-fifths of the Jayhawks reunited at the 318 Cafe in Excelsior Saturday night.
If your electricity bill went up, you'd like to assume it is because it costs more to create the same amount of power than it did the year before. Not so.
Ladies--don't waste your panties on Rod. You're at your sexual peaks. Hit a downtown bar, find yourself a 20-something honey and be some young boy's Maggie May.
Wilco, Neko Case and the Tragically Hip announce TC dates & new Brother Ali and Muja Messiah.
You might get lucky tonight and "land" on some free parking. har har.
Name change and new record see group reinventing the jam band
Here are the week's best releases from the pop-culture universe:
Minnesota-born Paul Nelson was a '60s folk revival pioneer and a founding father of rock writing
Green Golden Retrievers, athiest summer camps, girl-on-girl kissing, Rod Stewart's cocaine critique, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
When Paris Hilton announced her ugly split with Nicole Richie, her disciples trembled in their Mukluks. After all, Paris just isn't Paris without a second banana to prop up her tremendoid ego. Perhaps sensing this mass anxiety, Paris has named Kimberly Stewart (Rod Stewart's hard-partying, vag ... More >>
A political outcast rises again on the Leech Lake Reservation
Maybe all I need is a cleaner window on the world
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.
Amid all the carnival barking of the fringe, we tell you which tent shows deserve your ten bucks
We search the airwaves for signs of intelligent life
The grim Strip Poker bets against the dignity of its contestants--and wins
Randy Newman's trenchant songs of West Coast excess give his Bad Love a good name
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.