This summer's Vans Warped Tour will boast some impressive and eclectic artists to draw fans of punk, hip-hop and hardcore right alongside the inevitable Hot Topic zombies. The venerable festival, hasn't always evolved smoothly, but this year's Minnesota lineup is particularly impressive. It comes to ... More >>
Jimmy Cliff First Avenue, Minneapolis Thursday, September 19, 2013 The legendary Jimmy Cliff made a most triumphant return after 25 years to the First Avenue stage last night. It a late-summer evening filled with joy, incredible music and a thorough history as he told the story via Jamaican music a ... More >>
Warped Tour 2013Canterbury Park, ShakopeeSunday, July 22, 2013Warped's tagline this year was "Best Day Ever." For some kids who wait all year for this day, that motto certainly rings true. The Vans Warped Tour plays out a little like a high school lunch room, but only with more misfits and kids that ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerToots and the Maytals July 9, 2011 Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Family Amphitheater Opening with "Pressure Drop" and closing just about an hour later with "54-46 (That's My Number)," Toots and the Maytals socked a brief but energetic performance to the intimate, family-friend ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaWarped Tour 2011July 10, 2011Canterbury Park, ShakopeeGive me your tired, your cynical youth, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...and gather them all at Canterbury Park for Van's Warped Tour. Despite the government shutdown and races being cancelled, the sche ... More >>
(Antigravity by Violeta Rotstein. Featured at the "Soo Fuze" gallery show at the SooVAC) This week we've got an ongoing party celebrating pop punk, a day-long zinefest, dragon boat races, and a naughty art show at Cult Status Gallery.
You all still remember how to pick up change, right?
The YoungBloods sharpen their horns; slurping Chicken Poodle Soup for the soul
Ten of the year's most timeless records
Eva Washburn used to be the only French horn player in ska. "But now there's another one," she says--a guy in the Wisconsin ska-thrash band Hired Geeks. "I guess I'm what happens when somebody who loves the Suburbs, Walt Mink, and the Clash just keeps playing French horn because this is the instrume ... More >>
A mid-year roundup of 2005 jazz highlights
Toots Hibbert gave reggae its name. Now he wants to save its soul.
How one reluctant hippie embraced the smell of patchouli and the sound of Minnesota's preeminent jam band, the Big Wu
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the multiplex...
35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.
It's an odd, autonomous, anomalous year for the 1998 City Pages New Music Poll.