Inspired by Garth Brooks' recent announcement of his world tour, we thought we'd take a minute to look back on our favorite era of Garth-ness: the invention of Brooks' alter-ego, Chris Gaines. Alter-egos help an artist feel free to express sides of their persona that might make their fans uncomfort ... More >>
In a lengthy interview with Time, the Replacements and Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson gives a detailed update on where he's at and where he's been. Though the article has some dated facts -- it refers to a City Pages columnist who is no longer with the paper and Sean Combs as P. Diddy -- but St ... More >>
Seven months after blowing out his knee, Ricky Rubio is shooting jumpshots again.THE T-WOLVES HAVE A HOME GAME TONIGHT. GET IN THE MOOD:-- Andrei Kirilenko: Newest T-Wolf's top 10 plays-- Wolves acquire Chase Budinger, white guy who jumped over P. Diddy at Dunk Contest [VIDEO]Ricky isn't expected to ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkOdd Future performing at SXSW 2011Though the band only has one US date on the books right now -- a stop at Austin, Texas's Fun Fun Fun Fest in early November -- Odd Future posted a map to their Tumblr page that hinted that they might be making a stop in Minnesota before the year ... More >>
As the world cowers in fear of the Great Retribution "about" to befall us, we have to wonder what we're so afraid of. Firstly: if everything is reduced to nothingness tomorrow, then our unexistence probably won't bother us too much. I mean, gnomes and unicorns don't seem too upset about their ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessDiddy Dirty Money with Lloyd and TygaApril 13, 2011Epic NightclubFor this write-up, I could have skated by making jokes about how Diddy changed his name three times during the show or whatever -- but I'm a journalist dammit, not Jay Leno. I came to check out the Dirty Mon ... More >>
Judging from Twitter, Diddy is all worked up about his tour kick-off show at Epic tomorrow night, where he will debut his new group Diddy Dirty Money (featuring bandmates Dawn Richard and Kalenna). Though he hasn't spent a lot of time in Minnesota, he told us via a YouTube Diddygram that he's com ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkDiddy at SXSW 2011On April 13, Diddy is coming to Epic to perform what he calls "an intimate extravaganza of epic proportions" at the official kick-off of his Diddy Dirty Money tour. Sources tell us the man of many aliases wanted to get back on the road to cement his reputation ... More >>
Highlights from Gimme Noise's recent trek to the festival
Photos by Ben Clark"Hi, this is our college band," Justin Vernon said after DeYarmond Edison finished their first song. "We haven't played a show in seven years until right now."
When P. Diddy came out at the beginning of Lil B's headlining set at the Fader Fort, most people in the audience assumed he only stopped in to give a shout-out and leave (he was scheduled to perform at the Perez Hilton party later in the evening). Little did we know we were in for much more.
Here's a little dose of WTF for your Thursday lunch hour... So it turns out P. Diddy's been hosting some rad parties and livestreaming them on the web for all to see. Last night, Diddy invited a group of 20 close friends to come hang in the penthouse of a Manhattan hotel to celebrate the release ... More >>
We begin at the base of a perfume bottle, its diamond-cut girth giving way to a more cylindrical, skyscraper-like shape, a deep cognac-red yielding to light-beer amber; suddenly, just like that, we're contemplating the bottle's top. A feminine hand removes it, uncorking the bottle and triggering ... More >>
Get Him to the GreekGet Him to the Greek is a mess as a movie--but that doesn't mean it isn't funny. Besides Russell Brand's new film, your best bet might be a movie made in 1927--the newly restored classic Metropolis, in a weeklong run at the Lagoon. OPENING SEE: Get Him to the Greek Jonah ... More >>
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Press release of the day: "Just released this week, 'U-Sing-It' -- an innovative CD release that lets buyers create their own versions of holiday songs to share with friends and family, powered by UmixIt's remixing technology -- is already a hit, an impressive feat given the 51 shopping days stil ... More >>
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