Tony Williams

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    November 24, 2014

    The 20 Best Drummers of All Time

    As anyone who's ever started a garage band knows, you can get away with only knowing three chords and two basslines -- but if your drummer can't keep a beat, you're never making it out of that garage. Behind every great band lies an even greater drummer, and hidden away behind all those cymbals and ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    Six worst words in music: Top tweets

    Nothing like a good Twitter meme to help pass the time on a Tuesday morning. Inspired by (or perhaps as an alternative to) our post on the six worst music words in the dictionary, imaginative Twitter users led by the always uproarious Wits host John Moe took to the hashtag #sixworstwordsinmusic to o ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Why we need to keep the Artists' Quarter open

    Dave King is the drummer and composer for the Bad Plus, Happy Apple, Dave King Trucking Company, and Halloween, Alaska. This essay is based upon Dave's conversation with City Pages music editor Reed Fischer. As an old-school jazz club, the Artists' Quarter is a model that's dying in America. There ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: State Fair, Yeasayer, A. Wolf & Her Claws

    It's the last full weekend of August, summer is drawing to an end, but the music isn't. The Minnesota State Fair is back with various acts playing until Labor Day. Aby Wolf will take 7th Street Entry stage in celebration A. Wolf and Her Claws vinyl release. Meanwhile Yeasayer will be rocking the sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Kanye West flips cocktail party guest list into overloaded, blah single

    ​If there's a Guinness record for "most pop artists performing on a pop single," it's probably held by "We Are The World" or its lame-ass sequel from earlier this year. But "All of the Lights" - the fourth single from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - boasts a longer and more random guest list t ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Ben Ivascu on crushing the drums: Nine bands, no waiting

    Photo by Erik Hess​"Ben is kind of The Dude....he's a maniac and he holds it down so hard." High praise from Stef Leron "POS" Alexander, but drummer Ben Ivascu lives up to the hype every single time he plays. And chances are that he's playing right now. In a set of cities blessed with some o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Point of Departure: Agartha at the Dakota

    A tribute to Miles Davis' electric period takes its maiden voyage.

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    May 24, 2007

    DMBQ literally on fire at the Entry last night

    DMBQ's set frequently evoked the same Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin references that their last-generation predecessors did&m ... More >>

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    December 16, 1998
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    October 28, 1998

    Roger Headrick's Purple Heart

    He was instrumental in building the Vikings team that's now laying waste to the NFL. So why isn't anyone thanking Roger Headrick?

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    January 21, 1998