Smokey Robinson Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake Saturday, October 4, 2014 To say the packed house at Mystic Lake Saturday night was eager and ready would be a bit of understatement. While the hum of amplifiers and the faint sound of the musicians plugging in inspired yelps and calls to "Come on, bab ... More >>
Welcome to the second mix in a monthly series highlighting local producers and beatmakers. This is not a best-of list, rather a collection of artists loosely organized by a like-minded approach to crafting sounds. Last month featured artist breaking away from the traditional Minneapolis boom-bap pro ... More >>
Last night, the Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs were warming up before what was supposed to be the first regular season NBA game to be played in Mexico when smoke filled Mexico City Arena.SEE ALSO: Kevin Love's response to reporter's non-question is classic [VIDEO] The haze was the result of some ... More >>
After a wild ride, Nicholas David's journey on The Voice came to a close last night. The Minnesota-native came in third place on NBC's reality singing show behind Scottish rocker Terry McDermott and winner Cassadee Pope. See also: Nicholas David from St. Paul makes The Voice's top 12 Howard Stern ... More >>
Tom Krell, the man behind the How to Dress Well moniker, makes the kind of music you should probably listen to at home, alone, with maybe a bottle of something strong. His second full-length album, Total Loss, touches on dark themes from the perspective of a sensitive intellectual. Krell explores gr ... More >>
If you have been to any kind of Hip-Hop event over the last ten years, pretty great odds you have seen Kevin Beacham. Easily recognizable with his long dreads flirting over his shoulders he could be the Scott Seekins of the hip-hop community with his appearance. He usually rocks a comic book t-sh ... More >>
So it wasn't a rumor or a delusion, after all: Mariah Carey was really pregnant with real fetuses, experiencing the real ups, downs, and all-around of being with child. And Saturday, she really did become a mom for the first time, which means Nick Cannon is a dad, and maybe The-Dream is like a cr ... More >>
A massive crowd gives the Boston band a very warm welcome.
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Photographer Steve Cohen sent us some great shots from Saturday's show.
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Sophomore jinxes happen when artists misjudge the pivot off their breakthrough success--they either stagnate in place or overreach toward phase two. Once Again, John Legend's follow-up to his multi-platinum, multi-Grammy debut, Get Lifted, adroitly avoids both pitfalls with a grace ... More >>
Yahoo just posted the news three hours ago that R&B great D'Angelo, born Michael Eugene Archer, was in critical condition last Monday, Sept. 19, after an SUV accident outside his hometown of Richmond, Virginia (here's a photo of the vehicle). "Officials at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Ce ... More >>
The early years of Scritti Politti's chameleonic career
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