Minnesota's biggest annual hip-hop showcase enters its fifth year
By Sean McPhersonSean McPherson teaches at McNally Smith College of Music, is a founding member of Twin Cities hip-hop collective Heiruspecs, and plays bass with Dessa's touring band. He recently conducted a conversation with a leader in the changing terrain of the music copyright world, Northwester ... More >>
There's been a lot of talk about Sharon Van Etten lately, and it's deserved. Her third album, Tramp, features indie music powerhouses like Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, Beirut's Zach Condon, Aaron Dessner of the National, and Van Etten, who used to be better known as a ... More >>
Psychedelic freak-show Oklahomans Flaming Lips are nothing if not daring and insane; winding down an autumn that's seen them release limited-edition, imaginatively packaged six and 24 hour-long songs, front man Wayne Coyne announced a series of esoteric, cracked-out extra-musical stunts for 2012 ... More >>
Late last week, word broke that Courtney Love is writing - or co-writing, or dictating, or bashing out in innumerable typo-strewn MySpace blog posts to be deciphered later, or whatever - her memoirs.
While my pets are going through ice cubes like a freakin' Snoopy snow cone machine, it's been tough for us humans to get through the heat of this summer. But it's the great music from these flatlands that keeps us around, and it was a major shock to the system when the amazing new video from ... More >>
Slides right down your throat: butter tea. Honey and lemon, sure. Cream, sometimes. But tea with salt and butter? That's how they serve it in Tibet--and also the pan-Asian restaurant Gangchen on Eat Street. Butter tea, also called po cha, is simply black tea with a little milk, salt, and but ... More >>
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