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2010 Stories by Erik Thompson

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  • Grant Cutler & the Gorgeous Lords

    published December 22, 2010

    After the shocking dissolution of Lookbook, one of Minneapolis's most beloved local bands, Grant Cutler quickly found an outlet for the... More >>

  • Dead Man Winter

    published December 22, 2010

    Trampled By Turtles fans who have been wanting to see the band perform in a more intimate venue than their rising popularity allows were certainly... More >>

  • Laarks

    published December 22, 2010

    In what will surely be a great way to snap you out of your Christmas weekend hangover, Laarks take over the 7th St. Entry on Monday night in what... More >>

  • Top 5 most underrated artists of 2010

    published Dec 17, 2010

    ​In any given year, we are bombarded with so much new music that sometimes albums and artists that deserve a lot more attention somehow fall through the cracks, and don't quite get the careful consi... More >>

  • Top 5 most overrated artists of 2010

    Top 5 most overrated artists of 2010

    published Dec 17, 2010

    ​Now, before you get all bent out of shape with this list, let me point out that just because I feel a band or an artist is overrated doesn't mean I don't like them or their music. It just conveys m... More >>

  • First Avenue's 40th Birthday Party, 12/15/10

    published Dec 16, 2010

    ​First Avenue's 40 Birthday PartyDecember 15, 2010First Avenue's Mainroom & 7th St. EntryNow that is how you throw a birthday party. On a night meant to honor some of the bands and the people wh... More >>

  • Dark Dark Dark at the Cedar Cultural Center, 12/08/10

    published Dec 09, 2010

    ​Dark Dark DarkDecember 8, 2010Cedar Cultural CenterAfter an extensive tour of Europe (which they jokingly proceeded to tell us all about throughout the show), Dark Dark Dark returned home to the ... More >>

  • Dark Dark Dark

    published December 8, 2010

    It's been quite a successful year for the quasi-local sextet Dark Dark Dark, who have released both a stellar EP and their inspired sophomore... More >>

  • BNLX (EP-release)

    published December 8, 2010

    Cryptic duo BNLX are set to bring their incendiary live show to the 7th St. Entry to celebrate the release of their appropriately titled new EP,... More >>

  • Andrew Bird at First Avenue, 12/02/10

    Andrew Bird at First Avenue, 12/02/10

    published Dec 03, 2010

    ​Andrew BirdDecember 2, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisAndrew Bird gave his passionate fans that filled a sold-out First Avenue on a frigid Thursday night an intimate glimpse into what the sound and ... More >>

  • Superchunk's Mac McCaughan: The extended interview

    published Dec 01, 2010

    ​In today's issue of City Pages, we printed an interview with Mac McCaughan of Superchunk in preparation for tonight's show at First Avenue. The following is the complete transcript of our email int... More >>

  • Grinderman at First Avenue, 11/23/10

    Grinderman at First Avenue, 11/23/10

    published Nov 24, 2010

    ​GrindermanNovember 23, 2010First Avenue"Hey, don't do that on the carpet!" Nick Cave worked those threatening lyrics into a couple different songs on Tuesday night, but that ominous phrase could ve... More >>

  • A Tribute to the Replacements

    published November 24, 2010

    So much has been written and discussed about the Replacements that the romanticized myths about Minneapolis's favorite bar band far exceed the... More >>

  • Cloud Cult at First Avenue, 11/17/10

    published Nov 18, 2010

    ​Cloud CultNovember 17, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisThere is something truly celebratory in watching a local band who have cut their teeth touring for a while make a stop back in Minneapolis for ... More >>

  • Delorean at the 7th Street Entry, 11/16/10

    published Nov 17, 2010

    ​DeloreanNovember 16, 20107th St. EntryDepending on your perspective, Tuesday night was either the worst or the best time for Delorean to come through Minneapolis. The sun-kissed electro-pop of the ... More >>

  • Red Pens at the 7th Street Entry, 11/06/2010

    Red Pens at the 7th Street Entry, 11/06/2010

    published Nov 08, 2010

    ​Red Pens EP-releaseNovember 6, 20107th Street EntryIt is a rare show where the band clearly gives everything they have on stage, yet leaves the crowd wanting more. Saturday night's Red Pens show at... More >>

  • Red Pens' Howard Hamilton reflects on his band's 'Limitations'

    Red Pens' Howard Hamilton reflects on his band's 'Limitations'

    published Nov 04, 2010

    ​The fuzzed-out rumbling you hear emanating from the local music scene these days is the sound of the triumphant, thunderous return of Red Pens (as if they ever left), who are back with a blister... More >>

  • Paul Westerberg re-emerges as Mr. F

    Paul Westerberg re-emerges as Mr. F

    published Nov 02, 2010

    ​The inscrutable and completely random recent output by Paul Westerberg is apparently going to continue with the just announced release of a 7-inch featuring a batch of new songs attributed to Weste... More >>

  • The Books and Black Heart Procession at the Cedar, 10/30/2010

    published Nov 01, 2010

    ​The Books and Black Heart ProcessionOctober 30, 2010Cedar Cultural CenterIf writing about music is indeed like dancing about architecture, then describing the music of the Books is a bit like waltz... More >>

  • Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan at the Cedar, 10/23/10

    published Oct 25, 2010

    ​Isobel Campbell and Mark LaneganOctober 23, 2010The Cedar Cultural CenterOn one of the busiest nights for music in the Twin Cities in recent memory, the choice of which of the numerous high-profile... More >>

  • BNLX

    published October 13, 2010

    BNLX broke onto the local scene back in March, based on word-of-mouth recommendations, a couple of killer mp3s, and cryptic press releases that... More >>

  • Surfer Blood and the Drums at the Varsity Theater, 10/13/10

    published Oct 14, 2010

    ​Surfer Blood and the DrumsOctober 13, 2010Varsity TheaterWhat better way to shake off my post-GBV hangover than to see two young, talented bands at one of the most stylish venues in town, as the Fl... More >>

  • Muse at Target Center, 10/05/10

    published Oct 06, 2010

    ​Muse have come a long way from the feisty club band that played the Quest back in 2004 as if they had a point to make and a country to conquer. At the Target Center on Tuesday night, it seemed as i... More >>

  • Broken Social Scene and the Sea And Cake at First Avenue, 10/04/10

    published Oct 05, 2010

    ​Whereas Sunday night's Eels show found the band acting like summer was still here, Monday night's epic Broken Social Scene performance at First Avenue had the band (and the crowd) pretending like... More >>

  • Eels at First Avenue, 10/03/10

    Eels at First Avenue, 10/03/10

    published Oct 04, 2010

    ​Eels mastermind Mark Oliver Everett clearly was in no mood on Sunday night to admit that summer was indeed over, turning back the calendar with both his song selection and his sunny demeanor during... More >>

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