P.O.S. and Astronautalis Four Fists record release with GRRRL PRTY and Allan Kingdom Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Tuesday, October 8, 2013"Happy fucking Tuesday," P.O.S. exclaimed halfway through his breathless Four Fists set with Astronautalis at the Triple Rock. And indeed, it didn't reall ... More >>
El-P and Killer Mike with Despot and Kool A.D. Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Friday, July 19, 2013 We of the millennial generation grew up in the golden era of the Dynamic Duo. On wax and on the basketball court, players and artists that could have been superstars in their own right formed partnersh ... More >>
Each December, you can bet your bough of holly that if a retail space has a PA system, it will pause its cheaply licensed Muzak in favor of Christmas' more expensive, but consumer-enabling, catalogue. Radio stations will cease regular programming for weeks, often witnessing an increase in listenersh ... More >>
After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen
#1. The Chalice: 83 points "Our ladies' nights are really dope," asserts the Chalice's queen-bee rapper, Lizzo. "We get together and drink. That's how it started -- with red wine. If it were liquor, it wouldn't get done. Making tracks, turning tracks into a song, and turning tracks into a banger is ... More >>
All-woman revelation represents ultra-talented ladies in the lead
Album release at 7th St. Entry
A tired tale of love and betrayal in NYC
A collection of somewhere between eight and 16 cellos will gather on the Cedar Cultural Center's patio this evening for an outdoor performance that is sure to be unique. The Portland Cello Project has achieved prominence in its hometown by collaboration with indie rock musicians and mixing everyt ... More >>
The best of the week's mashups including Korn, ABBA, Iron Maiden, the Monkeys, Lily Allen, White Lies, Salt-n-Pepa, and an authorized Annie Lennox megamix.
The Eminem of gay rap is coming back to his hometown for the Hip-Hop Against Homophobia show this weekend.
The battles and breaks behind the first female hip-hop festival
Hard to imagine now, but 1990's 'Hold On' felt like the first true funk on Top 40 radio in years, its lumbering bass line and close female harmonies a bright thank-you to Soul II Soul—and to the hip hop that brought the beat back. En Vogue's subsequent early-'90s hits are ageless: 'My Lovin' (You' ... More >>
City Pages writers look back on 25 years of arts criticism, and the sentences that still make us cringe
A New Compilation Rouses D.C.'s Funk Scene
Sole-glo: Elisabeth Esselink smiths a post-pop pap paradise
Ghetto Thang: Coolbone leads a new school of musicians rediscovering the lost sound of the "other" New Orleans.