"Take me back," singer Rivers Cuomo intones in the chorus of Weezer's latest hit single, "Back to the Shack." It's a familiar sentiment from him, going all the way back to the early portion of his career when he sang "I've got to get back" in Pinkerton classic "The Good Life." Is "Back to the Shack ... More >>
The good life in Minnesota: A 12-step plan to greatness in the Midwest
Tony Bennett State Theatre, Minneapolis Sunday, January 20, 2013 At the Electric Fetus, Tony Bennett is filed in a section titled "Vocals." Such greats as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bette Midler, and Barbara Streisand also live in this section. There's a reason that even though these musicians hav ... More >>
Lambchop The Dakota, Minneapolis Thursday, April 26, 2012 "It's been too long," said pianist Anthony Crow midway through Lambchop's first performance in Minneapolis in a decade. He and enigmatic frontman Kurt Wagner traded recollections of their March 2002 performance at the 400 Bar, a show whic ... More >>
Just a few short hours after elating fans in the Twin Cities with an intimate meet-and-greet and listening party, Kanye West decided to perform an impromptu show aboard his flight from Minneapolis to New York City.
In case you've been living inside of a Louis Vuitton handbag, Kanye West is kind of back. In a big way. As in, making himself totally unavoidable. Everywhere you turn, there he is again: popping up as an animated character on The Cleveland Show, closing out the Video Music Awards in the most bomb ... More >>
Storytellers arrives at a moment when West's rep could maybe use a little polish.