By: Billy Schoenburg A powerful lineup of fresh celebrity rappers took the stage at First Avenue, signifying the arrival of the long promoted and awaited LongLiveA$AP tour. Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q, and A$AP Rocky shared a bill that left no one wondering why the show easily sold out. Danny Brown started off the night with… Keep Reading »




By: Andrew Burns Last weekend was the fifth annual Savour Stratford culinary festival in Stratford, Ontario. Amidst the food and culture centred activities was saturday night’s main event, “BBQ, Blues, and Brews.” Though the event itself was a well-attended flop, Ginger St. James and her band of rockabilly-rock-n-rollers outshone even the dismal weather. In a… Keep Reading »




By: Becky Gaunt Never Have I Ever… (The Kids Music Edition) 1. Attended a kids concert. (I’m a twenty-something-childless-grad-student studying music. Need I say more?) 2. Wanted to attend a kids concert (See above) 3. Experienced musical intrigue and inspiration from kids songs. (Again…see above) A week ago, my list of Never-Have-I-Evers (The Kids Music… Keep Reading »




By Bobby Stanton Big Sandy and His Fly–Rite Boys rolled into town Sept. 25th to open for Los Straitjackets at the Fine Line Music Café in Minneapolis. The audience was all dressed up for an evening of Rockabilly, Country music, and Western Swing. The SRO crowd ranged from the twenty-somethings to geezers, all wearing clothes… Keep Reading »

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