They Might be Giants have definitely fallen out of the mainstream of alternative music. You're not likely to hear a lot of the new songs on heavy rotation on the Current or your alt station of choice. You don't hear a lot of covers of their songs, and especially not a shrill wannabe-Etta James teen ... More >>
Lydia Lunch in a scene from Blank City"If you could be anybody, who would you be?" "An outlaw, a film director, a rebel, a rock star!" yells a '70s gangster shooting a gun at the Super 8 camera, cutting to a rapid-fire Mars punk song over a killer montage of '70s film clips of punk and no wave mu ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenSaturday night at First Avenue, the Psychedelic Furs put on a show that was almost exactly what should be expected from all shows, which is to say that it was pretty much note-perfect. While there wasn't much talk from the stage, aside from a very polite thank you at the end- ... More >>
Marvin Gaye's divorce album tops this week's pop culture picks
The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year
The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time
Why Siddhartha and The Waterboys matter
Polls and punditry for the best new bands in town
Monarques float on more than hype
Frank Black relinquishes his larger-than-life Pixies persona to embrace the quirky sound of...classic rock?
Other TV news personalities stay planted behind the desk. Then there's Robyne Robinson, who claims the whole Twin Cities for her stage.
Glam rock's history is the most unnatural thing in the world
A meeting with director Todd Haynes reflects the funhouse fantasies of Velvet Goldmine
Scottish pop sensation Belle and Sebastian rewrites history one missed opportunity at a time
An outsider's diary from Le Festival, where world cinema meets Planet Hollywood
This year's New York Film Festival kept movie buffs reeling.
Originally printed in Sweet Potato, vol. 1, issue 1, August 1979