Sly & the Family Stone

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    André Cymone: Every time I turned around, I was being compared to Prince

    As part of a forthcoming City Pages story about Numero Group's excellent collection of Twin Cities funk and R&B, Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound, Gimme Noise spoke to André Cymone.The pioneering artist was one of the earliest breakout stars of the scene, and has become a successf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    Larry Graham: You never know where Prince will pop up

    Credited as the inventor of the funky "slap bass" style, pioneering R&B star Larry Graham has lived in Minnesota for the past 15 years. Graham first established himself internationally as an original member of Sly and the Family Stone in the '60s. He continued with his own group Graham Central Stati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    The 20 juiciest tidbits from Touré's new Prince biography

    For many, Prince remains an enigmatic character, larger than life. This month, the star comes a little closer to Earth in a new book by journalist Touré in I Would Die 4 U. In three long essays, Touré explores Prince as a talented kid from Minneapolis in "Prince's Rosebud," a sex symbol in "The K ... More >>

  • Music

    November 21, 2012
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    November 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Prince protégé-backup singer Andy Allo releasing funky new album

    See Also: Prince adds Welcome 2 Chicago show supporting ex-Obama staffer Van JonesPrince's rumored St. Paul concert isn't happeningPrince look-alike contests were so much better in 1985Prince has a new BFF. The Cameroon-born, Sacramento-based soulful songstress Andy Allo has toured extensively with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    The Spinners at the Dakota Jazz Club 8/22/12

    The SpinnersDakota Jazz Club, MinneapolisWednesday, August 22, 2012It's interesting to note that Detroit's legendary soul singers, the Spinners have gone through 17 members in their 50-year history. Of the original five only three are still alive -- with Bobbie Smith and Henry Fambrough still active ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Aerosmith and Cheap Trick at Target Center, 6/16/12

    AerosmithWith Cheap TrickTarget Center, MinneapolisSaturday, June 16, 2012View a slideshow here.It was fitting that Aerosmith and opener Cheap Trick would spark off their Global Warming tour in Minneapolis. Considering the two bands jammed together across the street in 1998 at First Avenue -- for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Eels at First Avenue 8/6/11

    Eels August 6, 2011 First Avenue, Minneapolis Mark Oliver Everett (or just plain E to his fans), the one constant member of Eels, is the very definition of enigma. Over the course of 15 years Eels has taken on many genres, various tones, and dealt with things both great and small with equal intens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    The Honeydogs take up residency at the Aster this weekend

    ​The Honeydogs have a long history behind them, with 10 studio releases under their belt and 16 years' worth of time well-spent laying down bricks in the Minnesota music scene. They are the sort of band that are always the right choice when you are grinding your teeth for a new song, because t ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2010

    Magic Bus

    Living for the love of the ride

  • News

    June 23, 2010

    It's Summertime

    So hush now, little babies

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz headlining Coachella 2010

    The California festival runs April 16-18.

  • Movies

    February 13, 2008

    Absolutely, Positively

    The funny, sad, refreshing 'Definitely, Maybe' has the courage to admit that love doesn't come without disappointment

  • Unknown

    July 11, 2007

    Prince and the Sweet Smell of Success

    Maybe you can bottle genius and sell it in a store

  • Unknown

    June 20, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 11, 2007

    CD Review: Super Cool California Soul 2

    So it's unsurprising to discover that the state of California has warehouses full of obscure 45s that have been and are still being excav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007
  • Music

    April 18, 2007

    Family Affair

    Bassist Larry Graham ear-tests the Sly and the Family Stone reissues

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2007
  • Blogs

    March 21, 2006

    3/21: Morning Communique

    Video games help brain dead kids, whiny kids become conservative adults, TPS Report coversheets, Childress disses Culpepper, Diablo on Dave, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2005

    The CTG Mix Tape, #1: Fun with Bipolarity

    Side One (Manic Side):   Skip James, "I?m So Glad" Sly and the Family Stone, "Fun" R. Kelly, "Happy People" The Young Rascals, "Groovin'" Sam Cooke, "Good Times?" The Beach Boys, "Good Timin'" Al Green, "I Want to Hold Your Hand"  Sun Ra Arkestra, "Nothin? from Nothin'" Blur, "Song 2" Big Jay McN ... More >>

  • Arts

    July 14, 2004

    School of Funk

    Jimmy Jam was a DJ. Morris Day was a drummer. Prince was a kid with a huge afro. Before they changed popular music, Mom told them to turn that racket down.

  • Music

    July 16, 2003

    Real Life Rock Top Ten

    Patti Smith nominates Ralph Nader; Penelope Houston stumps for Howard Dean; Liz Phair endorses copulating barbies

  • Arts

    July 21, 1999

    Release Yourself

    From Sly Stone's roughhouse to the Artist's clubhouse, groundbreaking bassist Larry Graham finds new power in Minnesota

  • News

    June 16, 1999


    Full-court basketball used to be a Twin Cities parks mainstay. Then the neighbors complained.

  • Music

    June 3, 1998

    Organ Donors

    Organized confusion: Billy Holloman runs the show at the AQ's loose, lively evening of standards,B-3 Organ Nite

  • News

    February 5, 1997
  • News

    June 5, 1996
  • Arts

    April 24, 1996

    Christina Schlieske's Blues Explosion

    Hometown favorites Tina & the B-Side Movement blossom on Salvation.

  • Music

    November 22, 1995