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The most frequent complaint non-country listeners make about today's Nashville is that the music doesn't sound like it used to. That's true. But it's not that the hitmakers have abandoned their base -- it's that they've annexed the audiences abandoned by rock when rock went crabby after Nirvana. T ... More >>
It's the last week of June and Uptown is hopefully back up and running. This weekend marks the Twin Cities Pride Celebration featuring performances from L'Assassins, Wiping Out Thousands, Mayda and much more. Tom Petty reunites with the Heartbreakers at the Target Center Saturday while Aesop Rock an ... More >>
Eight renowned musicians unite to give jazz legends their due
Surveying the Katrina benefit albums
Hard week, obviously. The following short list of some of my favorite New Orleans records, books, movies, and plays does in fact trivialize the effects of hurricane Katrina. It's meant in tribute. Here's the Red Cross link. King Oliver, "Dipper Mouth Blues" Jelly Roll Morton, "Grandpa's Spells" ... More >>
Resilient Impresario Jeremy Walker's Jazz Is Now! Nonet
How three Midwestern boys reached jazz nirvana
Herbie Hancock embraces bebop, hip hop, drum 'n' bass, jazz--and all humanity
Jazz Tributes to Coltrane, Parker, and Hendrix
Thirty-five years ago, a Chicago arts collective charted new territory in black music. Now, in a three-day retrospective, Minneapolis free-jazz explorers Douglas Ewart and Carei Thomas return to that land of possibilities.
Three reissued fusion flops from the 1970s give free-jazz giant Ornette Coleman back to the freaks
A new book and five-disc reissue offer incomplete portraits of sax great Sonny Rollins
With Treader, Spring Heel Jack make an etude out of electronica
Troubled jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell finds calm between the chords
Friendly Fire: KTCA's Liberty! shoots for a simple, affirming version of the American Revolution.
One of the most respected players in jazz, Minnesota's Anthony Cox charts his own course.