Our summer girl is set up to be a Big Star
Mike Hallenbeck makes music in the watery world
How three Midwestern boys reached jazz nirvana
Is it time for a backlash against one of the Twin Cities' greatest local bands?
The Latin Playboys' Dose redefines roots music as pan-global soul
Hollywood hit man: Studio genius Mitchell Froom creates a post-rock vaudeville
We list the best of the best of 1997.