It was no coincidence that Rage Against the Machine released The Battle of Los Angeles on what's traditionally observed as Election Day in the United States in 1999. The 2000 election season was already in gear, with Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore setting up to spar -- but Rage s ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week we lead off with an Alice In Wonderland nightmare clip from the atmospheric Minneapolis garage rock quartet, Crimes, taken from their new record, Thin Sunlight, whic ... More >>
Brother Ali, Atmosphere's Slug, and Dessa top a huge lineup of local hip-hop talent signed on for a voting advocacy show at First Avenue later this month.The show is courtesy of Keith Ellison for Congress, and therefore it'll will be a platform for the local politician to get up and rap a bit himsel ... More >>
Opening up about everything from new album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color to politics and religion
SEE ALSO:-- Norm Coleman blasts Cali Democrat John Burton after he compares Paul Ryan to Goebbels-- Tom Morello rages against Paul Ryan's machine-- Paul Ryan's Iowa State Fair speech gets messy as protesters are hauled away [VIDEO]Paul Ryan has been nicknamed Lyin' Paul Ryan after delivering an RNC ... More >>
See Also:Barack Obama brings Ben Harper and The National to Madison [UPDATE]Tom Morello rages against Paul Ryan's machineThe National at First Avenue, 8/6/10Band names are important in an election year. Pussy Riot's aware of it, so is Rage Against the Machine, but the National are so the band with t ... More >>
See Also:Paul Ryan's Rage Against the Machine love is destined to be unrequitedRage Against The Machine: The Battle of Minneapolis, part deuxBrother Ali to join Tom Morello at rally to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerBig shock: The revelation that Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan likes Rage Ag ... More >>
See Also:Rage Against The Machine: The Battle of Minneapolis, part deuxBrother Ali to join Tom Morello at rally to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerDeep within a recent New York Times profile we discover that Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan is a Rage Against the Machine fan. While the Wisconsi ... More >>
See Also:Brother Ali to join Tom Morello at rally to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerBrother Ali arrested at Occupy Homes protest [VIDEO]Brother Ali's Mourning In America tour dates, First Ave in OctoberYes, Public Enemy is still in business -- even if NPR intern Austin Cooper's essay on how he's ... More >>
Related:Brother Ali on Occupy Homes and the foreclosure crisisBrother Ali: My fans are kicking the sh*t out of me over Trayvon MartinOur neighbors in Wisconsin are in the midst of a potential political upheaval, and several well-known musicians are stepping in to rally support for the recall of Gov. ... More >>
By Craig HlavatyBruce Springsteen's Thursday started with a keynote speech in one of the big ballrooms at the Austin Convention Center, and ended with a mythic three-hour set at ACL Live across town, in front of a few thousand people cooing "Bruce."The keynote and the show went hand in hand. If y ... More >>
Hey! Yo! What's up? The Week That Was is back. Sure, we've been away for a good long while, but too much crazy shit's gone down this week. Enjoy!
Jennifer JespersonPeter Jesperson's resume includes stints with Oar Folkjokeopus (now Treehouse Records), Jay's Longhorn Bar, Rev 105, and myriad other music-related jobs. Perhaps best known for co-founding Twin/Tone Records with Paul Stark and Charley Hallman, Jesperson signed such seminal ... More >>
Somewhere out there, in the dank, festering recesses of converted suburban sub-basement apartments plastered with Shinehead, Insane Clown Posse, and House of Pain posters and heaped high with Noam Chomsky texts and shrinkwrapped Jerky Boys cassettes live people who genuinely want -- nay, need ... More >>
Crack open our Twin Cities Local Music Yearbook and reminisce on an effed-up year
Desiree Weber saw Rage's other show -- you know, the one with a permit, at a venue -- and brought back word that the cops weren’t the only ones sensing some shit might go down.
I can't think of a better way to come down from narrowly escaping a riot: Late Tuesday night, a handful of larger-than-life musicians convened at a small theater tucked away in south Minneapolis t ... More >>
The best of yesterday, including the most comprehensive wrap-up of the Rage Against the Machine Show that was, then wasn't, then was a riot, then was a hootenany. Kind of.
The Rage Against the Machine show ended before it began, and morphed into a march, protests and confrontation with police. Andrea Myers reported live from the scene.
While riots raged across the river in downtown St. Paul, Harriet Island was the picture of a calm, sunny day filled with fans enjoying music and celebrating a day off of work.
Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, Atmosphere, Billy Bragg, and Steve Earle join in on the RNC fun.
Five crappy best-ofs, one preachy live disc, and a partridge in a pear tree
In 1999, cock rock and teenybop ruled the roost
Does Rage stir the revolution--or provide the soundtrack for the next white riot?