When you've collaborated with Michael Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Prince and crushed it in the Doobie Brothers, can you hang up your hat and call it a day? Even if Yacht Rock, Family Guy, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin will never forget you, the legendary Michael McDonald believes there's always work to be ... More >>
By Andrew OlsonRelated:Duluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesOver the past few years, I restored my basement into a great "man cave" of a music room. Sure, basements in Duluth have a reputation for dampness, but I thought I could beat Mother Nature. That is, until the ... More >>
In anticipation of tonight's sold-out Cars gig at First Avenue -- the band's first time performing at the club since forming in 1978, parting ways in 1988, and regrouping last year -- we caught up with all four surviving members of the band for an interview. That article is featured on the cover ... More >>
Band appeared on very first cover of Sweet Potato, a.k.a City Pages
32 years ago, a monthly music magazine called Sweet Potato debuted in the Twin Cities. A perusal of that first issue is a fascinating glimpse at our music history; ads for now-defunct music shops like Third Stone Music and the Wax Museum frame interviews with Lamont Cranston, Little Feat's Lowell ... More >>
Photo by Erik Hess After last night's sold-out Girl Talk show at First Avenue, classrooms across college campuses and cube farms in various office buildings probably feel a bit empty today. During peak time at the show it was clear a good portion of the city's twentysomethings were all dancing ... More >>
This is not an ideal time to work, live, or even to be within a stone's throw of Egypt. Why? It's complicated.
illustration via DaytrotterI know, I know. Gayngs this, Gayngs that. It's not our fault they continue to murder it. And this is especially notable for the beautiful rendition of Sade's "By Your Side" they recorded at Chez Iver, Daytrotter in tow (and the footage of them performing it live in Chic ... More >>
RECAP BY STEVE COHEN AND GENNA DEPREYPHOTOS BY STEVE COHENThe Minnesota State Fair concert season ended with a bang this year. The 2010 Grandstand hosted many of rock's greatest from Rush to Weird Al Yankovic to KISS. Monday night's fair season finale with the Dukes of September was was a nigh ... More >>
First time writer/director/producer Scott Cooper talks to Gimme Noise about his Oscar-buzzworthy film.
Prince shocks everyone by performing on time! Check out a fan's review and compiled set list.
New mashups including Daft Punk vs. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Deep Purple vs. Usher, the Doobies vs. Air France and more!
Mischke played a few tracks by Ben Connelly on today's broadcast.
Everyone's favorite literary pornographer seeks parole
I'm okay. You're okay. Metallica are not okay until they stop being a bunch of friggin' wimps
Originally printed in Sweet Potato, vol. 1, issue 1, August 1979