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  • Celine Dion

    published December 17, 2008

    Celine Dion is the high-maintenance, mercurial girlfriend we never asked for. Just look at how she treated the Target Center in November. After... More >>

  • Brian Wilson

    published November 12, 2008

    It's sometimes hard to remember, in the delirious broad sunlight of Brian Wilson's eternally hopeful and exquisitely ornate pop music, that the... More >>

  • Tom Morello: the Nightwatchman

    published November 5, 2008

    For a Harvard chap, Tom Morello certainly offers plenty of plebian dissent. The Ivy Leaguer's accolades are nearly too numerous to mention, and... More >>

  • The Magnetic Fields

    published October 8, 2008

    Stephen Merritt, the most delicately depressive spirit ever to occupy the lower register, has spent his 42 years spelunking our emotional and... More >>

  • Private Dancer

    published August 27, 2008

    Somewhere, deep in John Nash's most private journals, lies an arcane equation. It's lost on the layman, but it reduces all the variable thrills of... More >>

  • Eight is Enough

    published August 27, 2008

    The right gets Sammy Hagar. The left gets Low, Dosh, POS, and a streamlined Tapes 'n Tapes. Call it an early landslide. And in the Turf Club, of... More >>

  • Black Blondie

    published August 13, 2008

    The Triple Rock is a venue that most commonly spells its name with double frame bikes, Black Label vests, and 2-4-1 vomiting marathons. But... More >>

  • James Hunter; Chris Isaak

    published August 13, 2008

    Who says the British Empire has fallen? James Hunter, who follows in Eric Clapton's sandal tracks like a lemming over the cliffs of Dover, is here... More >>

  • Slough Feg

    published August 6, 2008

    With Celtic folk metalurgists Slough Feg and our own art-metal heroes Knife World tag-teaming tonight's Turf Club ticket, there is sure to be... More >>

  • Gay Beast

    published August 6, 2008

    With time signatures that would stymie your average graphing calculator and a singular talent for crafting multi-rhythmic noise-pop miniatures... More >>

  • Small White

    published July 30, 2008

    In bands and in swimsuits, it can take a certain courage to sport a two-piece. But from Birthday Suits to Ratatat, show posters and CD bins are... More >>

  • 10,000 Lakes Festival

    published July 23, 2008

    When Wayne Coyne meets George Clinton at July's 10,000 Lakes Festival, who do you think will walk away feeling more disoriented? Alike in spirit... More >>

  • Health

    published July 16, 2008

    As evidenced by the national success of Crystal Castles and the local dominance of Skoal Kodiak, the club kids want noise and the noise kids want... More >>

  • Apples in Stereo

    published July 16, 2008

    In our collective consciousness, the Elephant Six collective towers like a brilliantly ornamented obelisk. From that vaunted co-op came the most... More >>

  • Lee "Scratch" Perry

    published July 9, 2008

    At the age of 76, Lee Perry's grip on reality seems to have finally and completely relinquished. But who needs reality anyway? It's a cumbersome... More >>

  • First Communion Afterparty

    published July 9, 2008

    With a sonic presence adoringly reminiscent of the Capitol Records vault, First Communion Afterparty have spent the last three years maturing from... More >>

  • SOLD OUT: Rock the Garden 2008

    published June 18, 2008

    After two decades as the unassailable despot of Minneapolis's board of tourism, the Walker Sculpture Garden's Spoonbridge and Cherry is... More >>

  • Malachi Constant

    published May 28, 2008

    Our scene is a bedtime story, and Modern Radio, the label that has given us Vampire Hands, His Mischief, and many others, has spent nine years... More >>

  • Leisure Birds

    published May 21, 2008

    From the starter pistol to the finish tape, tonight's Turf Club show is poised to unfold like an Olympic sprint. This evening, two of the Twin... More >>

  • Pretty Boy Thorson and the Falling Angels

    published May 14, 2008

    Punks and outlaw country pickers share a knack for concealed vulnerability. Within the testosterone hangover that marks both genres lurk oozing... More >>

  • Vampire Hands

    published May 14, 2008

    In the last six months, Vampire Hands have done more touring than a Georgia O'Keefe exhibit, and they have the nicks and scrapes to show for it.... More >>

  • God Damn Doo Wop Band

    published May 7, 2008

    After a lengthy hiatus, the God Damn Doo Wop Band return to the Hexagon like Arthur from Avalon (or would Col. Bowie from the Alamo be a more... More >>

  • Nancy Drew Crew

    published May 7, 2008

    It's sometimes hard to understand how Nancy Drew Crew, a three-piece hip-hop troupe that evokes the Shaggs on a 909, can manage to be so dry and... More >>

  • All the Way Rider

    published April 30, 2008

    Spending a good deal of 2007 recording The Eagle's Revenge, an expansive and melodic full-length that takes wing tonight at the Triple... More >>

  • Afternoon Records Anniversary

    published April 23, 2008

    Sporting a healthy bench of Midwest acts like prized pop Picked to Clickers Mouthful of Bees and Sioux Falls natives We All Have Hooks for... More >>

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