For a high school/college kid in the early '90s, it was easy to get fed up with the U.S. mainstream's increasingly homogenized take on popular music -- especially whenever the disappointing Grammy Awards came around every February. The Grammys have always had an elderly, buttoned-down air to their w ... More >>
Never doubt the power of the Walker Art Center to bring together one of the most intriguing assortments of performance art in the region. The gallery's 2013-14 season is no exception.Some of the highlights among the music performances include a collaboration between filmmaker Sam Green and indie roc ... More >>
PrinceDakota Jazz Club, MinneapolisWednesday, January 16, 2013The first of Three Nights with Prince at the Dakota Jazz Club proved to be as sumptuous as skipping the main course and heading straight to dessert. The entertainer can pack out United Center in Chicago and still be one of the most compel ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
RECAP BY STEVE COHEN AND GENNA DEPREYPHOTOS BY STEVE COHENThe Minnesota State Fair concert season ended with a bang this year. The 2010 Grandstand hosted many of rock's greatest from Rush to Weird Al Yankovic to KISS. Monday night's fair season finale with the Dukes of September was was a nigh ... More >>
Joining the ranks of many other artists who have done tours performing seminal works (Mission Of Burma, Devo, the Pixies, Sparks, Steely Dan, Rush, Voyager...), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will be bringing their multi-platinum, career-defining E. 1999 Eternal to the Mainroom in September.
Ville Thao and John Vang: Asians don't just want to party with Asians
Lifter Puller & Cloud Cult announce reissues, Mayda to release new EP & Felt drop first track from "Felt 3."
Steely Dan showcase a seminal album while your mother throws up in the bathroom.
Hatebreed, Cannibal Corpse, Steely Dan, the Stray Cats & Doomtree all announce TC dates & First Ave cancels Buju Banton.
Canadians leave me speechless; luckily, a new Radio K comp speaks for itself
DJ Girl Talk is the maddest scientist in the mash-up lab
Local musician finds his calling outside the cell phone industry
The odd times of Larry McDonough
A South Minneapolis newcomer with lots of haute cuisine skill and not one drop of attitude
Rock band moseys confident and unafraid in the high lonesome
Prince Paul wages an epic battle against hip-hop sell-outs, the music industry, and your mama
Minneapolis's Spymob hook up with N*E*R*D*
De La Soul rise from the dead yet again to rally all hip hop's oddballs and misfits
Originally printed in Sweet Potato, vol. 1, issue 1, August 1979