Tyler Flory is a teacher at Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins. His Music Class column ties together his job and his music fandom in a neat little package. A staple of 9th grade English is reading Shakespeare. He is arguably the greatest playwright who has ever lived, and his legend c ... More >>
Ben Wendel has earned international success and awards as a performer, composer, producer and even conductor. He is a founding member of the Grammy-nominated jazz-rock group Kneebody in which he plays saxophone, and he is one of the very few well-known bassoonists outside of the classical realm -- a ... More >>
Iceland-bred producer and composer Valgeir Sigurðsson isn't one to push his presence on others. Sure, he was Björk's preferred engineer for years and eventually co-produced "I've Seen it All," her Oscar-nominated duet with Thom Yorke. He also co-produced Feist's 2011 heralded Metals, and engineere ... More >>
Fifteen years ago on Saturday, Radiohead released a follow-up to The Bends -- which two years earlier had essentially cemented them as the new leaders of Brit Pop. Called OK Computer, the album almost single-handedly destroyed the Brit styling as we knew it. (The Spice Girls helped too.) The Bends w ... More >>
Weaver at the Loom is primarily one man, Dan Smith. It's a common name, but he creates lush new songs that are brilliant individually, and collectively tell a more incandescent story. Concocted in his basement, his new album, Before Now, Was Then, Dan blends sounds that are what being in love should ... More >>
RadioheadSprint Center, Kansas CitySunday, March 11, 2012With Radiohead continuing to ignore the Twin Cities for some unknown, annoying reason (14 years and counting), Kansas City was the closest the band would get during the first leg of their 2012 U.S. tour for The King Of Limbs. So, 18,000 ... More >>
Paul Schrader wrote the script to Taxi Driver while living in a station wagon. Such is the myth of the suffering artist. But beautiful crazy Van Gogh bastard established the archetype. We might stumble onto a kick-ass something in the morning, but by bedtime, the artist suffers by choice.
The Flaming Lips headline memorable summer festival
Photo by Nick VlcekJeremy Messersmith poses for the cover of his exciting new albumIt's a strange day, April 1. Every blog post, tweet, and Facebook status update is met with cynicism, every reader's BS detector turned up to 11.But that shouldn't stop bands from having a little fun, should it?
Radiohead has a long history of music video weirdness.Anyone who has seen Radiohead's latest music video for the song "Lotus Flower" knows one thing is certain: Thom Yorke has some moves. The five-minute video off the recently released King of Limbs is comprised entirely by tight shots of ... More >>
It's that time of the year. Ye ol' record shoppes are brimming with fresh new music and newly packaged moldy oldies for the holidays. Amidst albums hoping to become stocking stuffers or to be put under the Hanukah bush this week comes the newest offering from Twin Cities electronic music maestro ... More >>
The California festival runs April 16-18.
Coachella 2010 just might include a pair of shiny, robotic alumni.
"What's That" (a Radiohead Project) creates the Ultimate Radiohead Set-list.
Imran Hussain, an actual rock star in Bangladesh, talks about the difference between Radiohead and other bands.
The goofiest thing Bjork and Thom Yorke have ever been involved in -- which is saying something.
"What's That?" recreate some of modern rock's most complex songs
Eyedea & Abilities first show in their home city of St. Paul in a number of years ... More >>
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