It's hard to remember sometimes that "Weird Al" Yankovic has been honing his craft for more than 30 years now, bringing us masterful parodies of pop music for so long that he's outlived many of his onetime subjects. He has a new album called Mandatory Fun out this week and is in the midst of releasi ... More >>
Dillinger Escape Plan with Trash Talk, Retox, and Shining First Avenue, Minneapolis Saturday, April 12, 2014 Dillinger Escape Plan haven't played Minneapolis in some time, but their return made a huge impact. With excellent openers Trash Talk, Retox, and Shining rounding out a solid bill, it was an ... More >>
Gary Numan Mill City Nights, Minneapolis Sunday, March 30, 2014 Sunday was a complex night of vintage and brand-new songs from an esteemed pioneer of synthesized music, Gary Numan. Like Jesus on the crucifix, Numan gave himself to the audience and to the overwhelming sounds charging from his amplif ... More >>
Gary Numan has influenced an entire generation of musicians and fans with his sound and style. Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, and Marilyn Manson are among those who proclaim Numan's work as an influence on their own and have recorded cover versions of his old hits. His song "Cars" has made an appearance ... More >>
On Saturday evening, Riff Raff and company graced the Fine Line with their own special brand of rap insanity. Inflatable sea animals soared over the crowd, and the stage was a frenzy of rapping, push-ups, and poppin' bottles. While stalking Riff on the internet in preparation for writing my review ... More >>
El-P and Killer Mike with Despot and Kool A.D. Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Friday, July 19, 2013 We of the millennial generation grew up in the golden era of the Dynamic Duo. On wax and on the basketball court, players and artists that could have been superstars in their own right formed partnersh ... More >>
Prince's shows tonight at the Dakota, his last of these "open rehearsal" concerts, are advertised on the Dakota's website with four simple words (and extra punctuation): "Surprise!! (don't miss this!)." These shows sold out in scant minutes and there was almost a Pavlovian willingness to fork over l ... More >>
See Also: David Byrne and St. Vincent to launch U.S. tour in Minneapolis St. Vincent at the McGuire Theater, 10/02/2011In addition to David Byrne's highly anticipated performance with St. Vincent at the State Theatre on September 15, the celebrated former Talking Heads frontman will also take part i ... More >>
Photos by Stefanie Odberg for 96.3 NOWBY HANNAH SILK CHAMPAGNEWhen is a listening party not just a listening party?When it's a Kanye West listening party.
Photos by Nick Wosika TOOL July 1, 2010 Xcel Energy Center Do you ever get tickets for a big arena show, drive to one of the downtowns then stress out looking for parking, pull into the first ramp you see, pay up, and then, only then, does the thought strike you that you drove to the wro ... More >>
Reznor disses Prince, new music from DJ Gigamesh, summer festival listings & NOMO hit the Current studios.
Devotees have been waiting years for the new GNR album
Three Picked-to-Click talents face the music from a panel of judges
'One Hour Photo' takes an ugly snapshot of the retail employee
As Foetus, Jim Thirwell creates eclectic music for the danse macabre
The Coen Brothers' debut feature Blood Simple reopens the file on these reticent Minneapolitans
Fascist Firestarters?: Prodigy's rock & roll revolution.