D'Angelo and QuestloveFirst Ave, MinneapolisSunday, June 23, 2013Long before D'Angelo ever hit town for his two-man show in the Mainroom with Questlove, one thing seemed like a safe bet: there was no telling just who was going to show up. Would it be the impossibly sexy soul singer who created Voodo ... More >>
Bobby Z's Benefit 2 Celebrate LifeWith Princess, ?uestlove, Dez Dickerson, Andre Cymone, Dr. Fink, and Alexander O'NealFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, March 9, 2013The draws for Saturday's second annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life at First Avenue were many, but Princess was the most unique, by far. ... More >>
Photo by BFresh PhotographyWe have been blessed with one of the most diverse and successful independent hip-hop scenes in the country, but it didn't happen overnight. Most of the pillars of our scene have been recognized one way of another over the years for their work in building this community, ... More >>
All bets were on Adele heading into last night's Grammy nomination ceremony (now a nationally televised event tailored to milk the big reveal for every last commercial penny), and she certainly held her own, receiving a total of six nominations from the Recording Academy. Kanye West, too, scored ... More >>
We're getting pretty excited for Brother Ali's September 22 release.
Wrong image, wrong religion, wrong city: Meet Brother Ali, hip hop's unlikely savior
Unknown Prophets teach the children, rock with the force of prophecy
They write their own songs. They play their own instruments. For 19 years, they've stuck together. The rise and fall -- and rise -- of St. Paul's greatest R&B band, Mint Condition.
Mint Condition and Sounds of Blackness trace soul's tributaries to the cusp of the mainstreamMint Condition and Sounds of Blackness trace soul's tributaries to the cusp of the mainstream
Shhh: Alabama transplant Marlee MacLeod's laments in major keys kicked off Noiseless '98.