Vieux Farka Touré Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Tuesday, July 9, 2013 We were not dancing enough. That appeared to be Vieux Farka Touré's chief concern between songs. If the Malian guitar hero's heavily accented English made it hard for him to explicitly tell us to move more, his amused yet ... More >>
Get out your hanky so you don't spill a tear in your beer; from Susanna Clark to Kitty Wells, several legendary country singers and songwriters passed on in 2012, and their loss is felt keenly as our connection to a better time in traditional country goes slippin' away.
If there's a Country-Rock Heaven, well you know they've got a hell of a rhythm section. Not quite the lyrics we remember the Righteous Brothers singing, but the way the last few days have panned out, it seems apt. Thursday, we reported the news that Levon Helm, multi-instrumentalist and drummer fo ... More >>
This year's Cannes Film Festival offered treasures from Russia, Mexico, Romania, and China
1. Sufjan Stevens, Illinois 2. R. Kelly, TP.3 Reloaded 3. Son Volt, Okemah and the Melody of Riot 4. The White Stripes, Get Behind Me Satan 5. Webbie, Savage Life 6. Gorillaz, Demon Days 7. Gear Daddies, Billy's Live Bait (reissue) 8. Ry Cooder, Chavez Ravine 9. Spoon, Gimme Fiction 10. The Ja ... More >>
Orchestra Baobab bring Seventies Senegal to modern America
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival's Middle Week Has Hits, Sleepers, and Snoozers
Baritone saxophonist Fred Ho makes music for the revolution.
Director Wim Wenders imports Afro-Cuban music to the First World
Sound + Vision: A new generation of DJs and musicians play cut 'n' paste with film history.