Trent Reznor

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    What if U2 Threw a Party and Nobody Came?

    Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else. We are living in strange and confusing times. Arguably the biggest band in the world just gave their brand-new 13th studio album Songs of Innocenc ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    The first taste of electro-rockers Tired Tongues

    After the sudden dissolution of Twin Cities electro-rock duo Wiping Out Thousands, guitarist/beatmaker/producer Taylor Nelson didn't remain idle for long. He has partnered up with drummer Adam Szczepaniak (The Phoenix Philosophy) to form another electronic project called Tired Tongues. They're stil ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Weird Al's 10 best underrated parodies

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Dillinger Escape Plan at First Avenue, 4/12/14

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Gary Numan at Mill City Nights, 3/30/14

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Gary Numan: Instant fame is terrifying and exciting in equal measure

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Riff Raff: Whatever somebody thinks of me, I'm probably the opposite

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    El-P and Killer Mike at Varsity Theater, 7/19/13

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    5 possible surprises at tonight's Prince show

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    David Byrne to hold How Music Works discussion at McNally Smith in September

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Kanye in Minneapolis: A superfan reflects on her experience

    Photos by Stefanie Odberg for 96.3 NOW​BY HANNAH SILK CHAMPAGNEWhen is a listening party not just a listening party?When it's a Kanye West listening party.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Tool at Xcel, 7/1/10

    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 >>

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    October 7, 2009
  • Articles

    September 16, 2009
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    September 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    May 7, 2009: NOMO & All the Pretty Horses

    Reznor disses Prince, new music from DJ Gigamesh, summer festival listings & NOMO hit the Current studios.

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Trans-Atlantic B-Boy Apocalypse: El-P & Dizzee Rascal at the Triple Rock,

    Two MCs, two continents, two styles, one hell of a show.

  • Music

    February 13, 2008
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    December 28, 2007

    My Top 10 albums of 2007

    What has something for everyone to hate? A Top 10 Albums of the Year list. You might find something to like in here, too, as I detail my favorite releases from 2007.

  • Music

    November 29, 2006

    Chinese Fire Drill

    Devotees have been waiting years for the new GNR album

  • Music

    September 18, 2002

    Minnesotan Idol

    Three Picked-to-Click talents face the music from a panel of judges

  • Movies

    September 4, 2002

    Go Digital or Die

    'One Hour Photo' takes an ugly snapshot of the retail employee

  • Music

    June 20, 2001

    This Is the End

    As Foetus, Jim Thirwell creates eclectic music for the danse macabre

  • Movies

    July 26, 2000

    Blood on the Tracks

    The Coen Brothers' debut feature Blood Simple reopens the file on these reticent Minneapolitans

  • Music

    August 13, 1997

    Rave Right

    Fascist Firestarters?: Prodigy's rock & roll revolution.

  • Movies

    February 26, 1997
  • Books

    April 3, 1996