Mike Doughty | Dakota Jazz Club | Saturday, November 22 Soul Coughing were the first band that made me feel dumb. During the mid- to late-'90s, the weird, jazz and hip-hop-infused band from Brooklyn sat in a unique space. If you listened to them at a long clip, they sounded like a thousand things yo ... More >>
Downtown Festival with Future Islands, Bear Hands, Hippo Campus, Nosaj Thing, and Moon Boots Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis September 27, 2014 With all the adversity and anguish that has served as inspiration to Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring over the years, a nagging sound issue at Skyway Theatre ... More >>
Last week, we reported that Let It Be Records' Ryan Cameron aired a justifiable grievance with Target. For some reason, a huge local company is holding on to a couple of letters that used to be part of the signage outside his shop for a private "art installation." Never mind that Target could likely ... More >>
This is a weekend to explore new bands that are experimenting with new sounds. New pieces are created daily; included in this weekend's CD releases are Chastity Brown's highly anticipated album, Ghostmouth's brash collection, along with Janiva Magness and Josh Mogck's contributions to new music.
Let It Be Records Is Closing Faced with news that his building would be turned into 46-story condo tower later this year, Let It Be Records owner Ryan Cameron had two choices: relocate or close. "It was me who made the decision not to relocate," he says, speaking over the phone Thursday afternoon. " ... More >>
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Trans Am crosses the sentiments of a low-budget skin film with the sound of Rush processed through an Atari 2600
After leaving House of Pain, rapper Everlast discovers the hardships of an endangered middle class
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Hollywood hit man: Studio genius Mitchell Froom creates a post-rock vaudeville
While some fans can still be seduced into relationships with pop idols, others just want one-night stands with one-hit wonders.
Zoning Out: New Zone 105 recruit Brian Oake.