Jack Johnson with BahamasState Theatre, MinneapolisMonday, October 7, 2013The only things missing from Jack Johnson's show at the State Theatre on Monday were blankets and dirt. The Hawaiian singer is well-known for his festival performances, but no one at his sold out out show let seats stop them f ... More >>
A few weeks back, we reported on the release of a new film called Soul Food Junkies by director Byron Hurt about the unhealthy effects of the high-fat foods that are part of Southern cuisine, particularly on the African-American community. We had a connection to the movie already since local ph ... More >>
Ten years together is a big feat for any band, but to have most of those years be your formative ones is an even bigger feat. Baltimore, Maryland's All Time Low formed while the members were still in high school and began touring full-time right after graduation, earning respect through hard work an ... More >>
See Also:[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012: The PeopleJustice at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youWith every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was especially appa ... More >>
Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sa ... More >>
This is going to be a Super Bowl Weekend...of music. Let's just hope the Black Eyed Peas don't show up. Madonna, on the other hand...
Not only can local pro hoops fans finally rejoice that the lengthy NBA strike has at long last been settled, and the restocked and recharged (but still substandard, apparently) Minnesota Timberwolves can decisively take to the court again. But they can also take some pride in knowing that loca ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerTed Nugent August 7, 2011 Medina Entertainment Center Ted Nugent's incantations are amusing, even charming, the first, second, third, even fourth go-round. But by the end, for fuck's sake. It's like listening to your drunk uncle complain about your aunt's bad cooking fo ... More >>
Will and Hammer get ready to dazzle AmericaTwitter shines brightest at those moments of all-encompassing togetherness -- blizzards, uprisings, tablet computer magazine launches, bare penises, and duh, the Super Bowl. This year was -- wow -- an explosion of diamond wit at what we'll now call ... More >>
Twin Cities electronic music producer Gigamesh remixes dance pop and indie tracks like the average person changes clothes. Minneapolis dance floors and music blogs across the world have been the major beneficiaries, enjoying the crisp and bubbly Matt Masurka touch on tracks by everyone from Class ... More >>
Death Cab will possess your buttAh, Twitter. One minute we're hard at work, the next we've dropped everything to snicker and come up with as many change-heart-to-butt-songs as possible. Here's our top 10 favorite submissions from our Twitter followers for the #changehearttobuttsongs trending topi ... More >>
Proudly gay pop icon Elton John last month played Rush Limbaugh's most recent wedding, obviously bringing into question Elton's valuation of morals over-- do we really need to spell this out for you? Bottom line is it was a sellout for the record books. Here's some other sad cases of how th ... More >>
Tasteless, formlessWill Oldham has been called punk rock, enigmatic, bleak, hairy, and a genius. But a shill?In our current culturoeconomic fuckscape the question of 'what is selling out?' has become murky at least, and many wonder if it's even possible anymore. From an essay in The Atlantic, wr ... More >>
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