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  • 2009 Vans Warped Tour

    published July 29, 2009

    Now in its 15th year, the Vans Warped Tour is returning to the Twin Cities with an impressive lineup of nearly 70 bands. As with years gone by,... More >>

  • Obits

    published July 22, 2009

    In grunge's wake, Sub Pop now rarely releases music that recalls the Seattle label's heyday. And even though they don't have the same bass-heavy,... More >>

  • The Dead Weather

    published July 22, 2009

    Supergroup the Dead Weather, featuring members of Queens of the Stone Age (Dean Fertita), the Kills (Alisson Mosshart), the White Stripes (Jack... More >>

  • 999

    published July 22, 2009

    While there are many bands who helped shape the face of punk, many of them are rarely recognized for their work. Including bands such as Wire or... More >>

  • 10,000 Lakes Festival

    published July 22, 2009

    This year's edition of the 10,000 Lakes Festival promises four days of music and camping, but a closer look at the at the actual roster of acts... More >>

  • Old 97's

    published July 15, 2009

    In some circles it's a beloved term that is welcomed with unequivocal praise, and one that is used only in an endearing light. In others it's a... More >>

  • Sick of Sarah

    published July 15, 2009

    As the old adage goes, it takes 20 years to become an overnight success. Though Sick of Sarah are miles away from catching a glimpse of that... More >>

  • Beyoncé

    published July 15, 2009

    Having previously sold some 50 million records as a member of Destiny's Child, this past decade has seen Beyoncé Knowles separate herself... More >>

  • Keb' Mo'

    published July 15, 2009

    Greatly influenced by the likes of the legendary Robert Johnson (so much so that he accurately portrayed the bluesman in the 1998 documentary... More >>

  • Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

    published July 8, 2009

    Chicago's Owen Ashworth (a.k.a. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) will stop in the Twin Cities in the middle of a 30-date tour in support of his... More >>

  • Green Day

    published July 8, 2009

    Developed out of a childhood friendship between guitarist and singer Billy Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt, Green Day went from a group of... More >>

  • The Meat Puppets

    published July 8, 2009

    While the history of the Meat Puppets is unusual, what's even more rare is that they lived to tell about it. The band started out punk, but... More >>

  • Rancid

    published June 24, 2009

    For Let the Dominoes Fall, Rancid's first album in six years, the band made a decision to approach the record in a way that they had... More >>

  • Fountains of Wayne

    published June 24, 2009

    It would be nice to think that there aren't songs that make music fans never want to hear a band's name again, but sadly, such things happen. And... More >>

  • Elvis Costello & the Imposters

    published June 24, 2009

    In the past year Elvis Costello has collaborated with a number of artists ranging from Fall Out Boy to Jenny Lewis, but in taking some time for... More >>

  • The Roots

    published June 24, 2009

    As far as Jimmy Fallon is concerned, the Roots are the best band in late-night. Though he's a tad biased—they back him up each weeknight on... More >>

  • Sunset Rubdown

    published June 24, 2009

    There's an unusually rich pool of talented and critically fawned-over bands that have originated in Montreal over the past decade, usually with a... More >>

  • The Offspring; Dropkick Murphys

    published June 17, 2009

    After a four-year touring hiatus, the Offspring are hitting the road in support of last year's album, Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace.... More >>

  • Metric

    published June 10, 2009

    For Toronto's Metric, the road to this year's Glastonbury festival in the U.K. leads right through the Twin Cities. Touring in support of their... More >>

  • Jenny Lewis

    published June 3, 2009

    Starting her career as an actress and later moving into a role she still retains—vocalist for the L.A. rock band Rilo Kiley—Jenny... More >>

  • No Use for a Name

    published June 3, 2009

    The video for the 1995 single "Soulmate" was one of Fat Wreck Chords' first, and last, to receive heavy rotation on MTV. The song still remains... More >>

  • St. Vincent

    published June 3, 2009

    Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, singer and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark previously performed and toured with the likes of the Polyphonic Spree and... More >>

  • Grizzly Bear

    published June 3, 2009

    Late last month Edward Droste, lead singer of Grizzly Bear, made an announcement via his Twitter feed: "Well after much rehearsal and preperation... More >>

  • Blackenedfest featuring Mayhem

    published June 3, 2009

    After a quick glimpse into Mayhem's past, it's easy to see why the band is one of the world's most notorious. The Norwegian black-metal group was... More >>

  • Doves

    published May 27, 2009

    With the band's recent release, Kingdom of Rust, Manchester's Doves have returned with a sound that bridges its booming guitars with a... More >>

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