• Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Urban Lights celebrates 20 years of record store madness in St. Paul

    If these walls could talk. Urban Lights is one of the longest-running -- and underrated -- music shops in the Twin Cities, and is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this Saturday at Nomad World Pub. That's a pretty big deal; anything lasting 20 years in these ADHD days is nothing short of a miracle, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Heiruspecs' Small Steps is 10 and free

    ‚ÄčTen years ago, you still thought Interpol was cool. Also, Heiruspecs got its first taste of love from City Pages for its second album, Small Steps. Indeed, on the 13th day of March in 2002, Peter Scholtes' review of the album emerged. Although he expresses skepticism for the "live" idea, he calls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008

    Back to the Terrordome: Peter S. Scholtes reviews Chuck D and Slug

    What's so cool about Chuck D? Start with the first Public Enemy lyrics I ever heard--which, it turns out, were also the first Public Enemy lyrics that Minneapolis rapp ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2006

    Träma Ward

    A New Yorker in Minnesota raps his contradictions, invites guests

  • Music

    December 17, 2003

    The Last Days of J-Hova

    Fruit fights, gangsta strife, and a whole lotta women's undies: a final artistic statement from Jay-Z

  • Music

    February 12, 2003

    Digging Deeper

    Excavating hip hop's history with the Roots

  • Music

    January 7, 1998

    True MCs

    Back to Middle School: Wild Pitch reissues hip-hop classics by Gang Starr, the UMC's, Main Source, and Lord Finesse.

  • Music

    December 10, 1997