Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. The week begins a wild new video from the new local hip-hop supergroup of Allan Kingdom, Spooky Black, Bobby Raps, and Psymun -- AKA thestand4rd. We've also got new clips fr ... More >>
We all know it, but it's time to show it. Urban Outfitters is a creative wasteland, a shortsighted cul-de-sac of trends and trash-culture bent for capital gain -- one large, unthinking slab of cultural masturbation. But, by and large, it's a beast we ourselves feed. Like creepers to a drug deal we l ... More >>
Our favorite cult comedy about robots in space riffing on cheesy movies recently celebrated its silver anniversary. That's right, it's been 25 years since Mystery Science Theater 3000 hit the airwaves, and this week, archivist label Shout Factory is releasing the 29th volume of episodes from the sho ... More >>
After nearly a decade apart, I Self Devine and DJ Kool Akiem talk about their seminal album, Obelisk Movements
Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>
It's happy hour at the Icehouse on Eat Street in Minneapolis. Clint Simonson, owner and operator of the small indie label, De Stijl has already found a home at the bar. "Hey man, how you been?" he asks giving me a hug as I sit down. "Have I gotten you this Robust Worlds CD yet?" Checking out the a ... More >>
Desolations may sound like the landscape during a Minnesota winter, but in actuality it's the name of Minneapolis electronic musician Jon Davis, a.k.a. Ghostband's, new album. Influenced by Coltrane, Sun Ra, Ayler, and Hendrix, Ghostband leaves out the lyrics in his music, but not the imag ... More >>
New album Fondo highlights Touré's time on the road
Danny Sigelman craves more than playing other people's music
The spirit is always whispering to me Remembering the joyful noise of Justin Hinds An ongoing project at Tortorello Sound Laboratories is a montage of the happiest songs ever recorded. For a while the project was limited to the happiest songs created by human hands, but in 2003, the Laboratories ... More >>
Underground movies and rebel music hook up in the Sound Unseen Festival
A hip-hop exhibit bridges the gap between the dis and the dissertation
Manplanet prove they're more than just a group of space cadets
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.
L.A.'s BellRays recapture the experimental tension between rock and soul that once made punk more than a marketing strategy
Longtime KFAI host and pioneering electronic musician Richard Paske finds a new key in solo jazz piano
With her sophomore outing Da Real World, Missy Elliot empowers her pocketbook--and not much else
The No Neck Blues Band's art-noise jams put the "hip" back in "hippie"--and at least some of the world is watching
Bit player: Beth Orton's new EP makes a statement in 24:49.
The Jungle Brothers' careful return to hip hop.