Imagine Dragons With the Naked and Famous and Nico Vega Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul March 12, 2014 There are few shows throughout rock history that have changed the face of music as we know it. The Beatles infamous appearance on Ed Sullivan. The Rolling Stones at Altamont. Hendrix at Woodstock. F ... More >>
Nine Inch Nails: Tension TourWith Explosions in the SkyXcel Energy Center, St. PaulSaturday, September 28, 2013A quarter century after forming Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor is finally losing his edge. Some say it happened a long time ago, but it's definitely happening -- in spite of his beautiful f ... More >>
Credited as the inventor of the funky "slap bass" style, pioneering R&B star Larry Graham has lived in Minnesota for the past 15 years. Graham first established himself internationally as an original member of Sly and the Family Stone in the '60s. He continued with his own group Graham Central Stati ... More >>
Last Friday, Voice Media Group announced the winners of their first music writing awards. This winning piece by Jesse Sykes first appeared in Seattle Weekly's print edition. By Jesse Sykes As I was growing up in New York state--where the residents want you to know they don't live in "The City"--t ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post ... More >>
See Also:Duluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, and Trampled By TurtlesIf anyone in Minnesota needed further proof that their expanse of '90s memories are being appropriately distilled to microcosmic parameters of Americana bedrock, all lingering uncertainties can be resolved Saturday at Duluth's ... More >>
Can you imagine taking LSD inside a prison cell? Seems like it'd almost certainly result in a bad trip.According to a Star Tribune report, a group of inmates at the state prison in Faribault tested that theory on Christmas Eve. And predictably, they had bad trips.
He's helped popularize plodding, misogynistic rap-rock and backwards red baseball caps. He's incited the shiftless youth in a Woodstock audience to riot. He's been an unashamedly creepy stalker of young, blond Hollywood pop starlets. He's been involved in film projects involving skateboarding cul ... More >>
The original Woodstock Music And Art Fair kicked off on this date in 1969, in a large farm located in Bethel, New York (which is technically about a half-hour southwest of Woodstock proper). And while much has been made and mythologized about the overwhelming feeling of peace and love that permea ... More >>
Roots rockers Delta Spirit are relentlessly busy. In the midst of recording their third album, they have been touring up a storm--hitting the festival circuit heavily, between Lollapalooza, the Newport Folk Festival, and now SoundTown. Gimme Noise chatted with founding member and bassist Jon ... More >>
Laying down with the birther queen?It probably comes as no shock that Michele Bachmann shared a stage on Sunday with Orly Taitz, the California dentist and self-described "Birther Queen" who rose to prominence filing frivolous lawsuits over Barack Obama's supposedly fraudulent birth certifica ... More >>
Tomorrow night at the State Theatre, Rundgren will perform a theatrical rendition of his 1973 classic "A Wizard, A True Star."
Three days of peace still oppressing us 40 years later
Join the conversation with TD Mischke on today's 'In The Stream' live from 2 p.m.- 4p.m.
New music from the Hood Internet, a Woodstock-themed compilation & Snoop mashed with thrash.
Summer Guide: Film
A brief selection of just a few of the underground rap superstars who'll rock Canterbury Park this Sunday.
The store reveals its secrets of vitality
The glamtacular history of 1980s heavy metal in the Twin Cities
Bassist Larry Graham ear-tests the Sly and the Family Stone reissues
DIY filmmaker Sarah Jacobson was a straight shooter to the end
We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.
Lynne Truss delivers us from our sins, Johnny Cash finds redemption, and Kurt Cobain loses Nirvana in the afterlife
Pearl Jam goes on hunger strike, JFK buys you a spaghetti dinner, and Jeff Bridges asks Bob Dylan to swallow his pride
Haynes fakes it so real, he is beyond fake
American Pie 2 and My Generation find the youth of America ready to plunk down
U Film's "Sound Unseen" festival projects our mythologies of music onto the screen
Hollywood shifts to the slopes for another week of reeling opportunities
In 1999, cock rock and teenybop ruled the roost
Old Web sites never die--they don't even fade away
The revolution won't be televised--but it will be advertised
Prime Product Placement: Reebok smells like Thorsten Veblen in a spot from the British Television Advertising Awards at Walker Art Center.