Plenty to see in the Twin Cities this week! The Barenaked Ladies return to the stage at The State Theatre, while The Skyway theatre hosts Glasgow natives Franz Ferdinand. The Varsity Theater hosts a number of events this week; including Minus the Bear, Between the Buried and Les Claypool. Miran ... More >>
Photos by Rick MasonNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 6-8, 2011New Orleans Fair GroundsBY RICK MASONAs the searing Louisiana sun sagged through the gathering Delta dusk west of New Orleans' Fair Grounds last Sunday, the electric atmosphere in front of the towering Gentilly Stage arced a ... More >>
So hush now, little babies
Swinging and swooning over 10 of 2006's best jazz albums
Homages, paraphrases, and glorious messes from Ornette Coleman and Sonny Rollins
Nobody owns Halloween like First Avenue.
While listening to the forthcoming Ramones boxed set, I got to thinking sentimental thoughts about the great Joey Ramone, who was very tall. And that got me to thinking about other exceptionally tall musicians. I've started a list, which I thought y'all could add to in the comments section below. I' ... More >>
Avant-garde epics, chamber jazz, and Streisand covers from David S. Ware and William Parker
City Pages writers look back on 25 years of arts criticism, and the sentences that still make us cringe
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
How three Midwestern boys reached jazz nirvana
Blissing Out on Cuban-Born Jazz Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba
The ICP Orchestra Shuffle Musical Genres and Play Their Seats
Barbara Sibley's all-encompassing love of music has inspired her to sacrifice her time, her blood, and a whole lot of shelf space. A look at record collecting as a metaphor for life--and life as a metaphor for record collecting.
In two new albums, sax giant James Carter takes on an opponent his own size: The electric guitar
A new book and five-disc reissue offer incomplete portraits of sax great Sonny Rollins
With his eruptive new album, saxophonist David S. Ware is rumbling up from the jazz underground