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  • That's Incredible (ex-Soviettes) release 7"

    published Jun 22, 2010

    ​That's Incredible is a new band out of San Pedro, California but, at least until they have a few releases under their belt, they'll be identified by their previous bands. The Minnesota tie-in... More >>

  • Poor Weather Club: Escondido (CD Review)

    published May 5, 2010

    Folk music is known for its historic ties, its constancy in changing times, and its sense of time and place. Poor Weather Club is a three-piece... More >>

  • Strait A's featured on four-band 7"

    published Apr 22, 2010

    ​As Traffic Street Records continues the Dangerous Intersections series of four-band 7" compilations, they also continue their run of Minneapolis affiliations. On IV, the recently defunct Strai... More >>

  • Copyrights and Brokedowns release split 7"

    published Apr 13, 2010

    ​No Idea Records has a decidedly Midwestern flair on this split release between Carbondale, IL's The Copyrights and Elgin's The Brokedowns. The bands compliment one another's sounds, with sim... More >>

  • Whitesand/Badlands: Blank Czech/Humans, #1

    published April 14, 2010

    Genre be damned: Whitesand/Badlands are a rock back with a solid core. With a drum intro that segues into a near-post-rock ambience,... More >>

  • The Manix release Van Acitivites 7", play Triple Rock tonight

    published Mar 25, 2010

    ​Is there a distinct "Minneapolis sound"? That question will always come with varied answers. After all, this is the land of both the Replacements and Prince--not exactly a perfect sonic pairing. ... More >>

  • The Hussy/Zygoteens release split 7"

    published Mar 16, 2010

    ​With a new split from The Hussy and The Zygoteens, Big Action Records brings two of Wisconsin's finer garage bands together on one release. In under ten minutes, the bands bring four songs tha... More >>

  • Apocalypse Meow & the Rational Anthem release split 7"

    published Mar 09, 2010

    ​Apocalypse Meow is another Twin Cities project containing a number of scene veterans, and they have emerged with three tracks on a split-7" with another regionally rooted band, the Rational Anthem.... More >>

  • Bloodbath and Beyond release long-awaited 7"

    published Feb 23, 2010

    ​Consisting of a handful of punk players from across the country (including the Twin Cities' own Paddy Costello), Bloodbath & Beyond have gotten together to play a handful of shows and to record... More >>

  • Strait A's and Rational Anthem release split 7"

    published Feb 15, 2010

    ​Pop punk is a strange sub-genre. Normally, you won't find bands that pigeonhole themselves with a dress code and membership rights. However, there is a world of Ramones-derivative bands who wear l... More >>

  • Lawrence Arms, "Buttsweat and Tears"

    published Feb 08, 2010

    ​Has it been ten years already? The Lawrence Arms, despite only one new full-length in the past five years, celebrate their longevity with a quick-hitting EP: the maturely titled "Buttsweat and Tea... More >>

  • Pretty Boy Thorson, "Dangerous Intersections II"

    published Jan 25, 2010

    ​Fans of Pretty Boy Thorson will be interested to hear that the band has some new material available: Dangerous Intersections II is a four-way split 7" featuring one Minneapolis band and two more wi... More >>

  • House Boat release "The Delaware Octopus"

    published Jan 21, 2010

    ​Take one part Dear Landlord (Zack Gontard, also in Twin Cities punk band Off With Their Heads), one part Ergs! (Mike Yannich), and two parts Steinways (Grath Madden and Azeem Sajid), and blend. Wh... More >>

  • Gay Beast release new 7"

    published Jan 07, 2010

    ​Cue up side A of Gay Beast's new self-titled 7", "Multi-Purpose Anti-Form," on the record player, and prepare to be greeted by 10 minutes of bestial noise rock and artistic vision, a cacophony that... More >>

  • Blackcloud Stallionheart: 2009

    published January 6, 2010

    There are solo artists whose names appears on album covers even though a full band plays, and there are solo artists who make the songs their... More >>

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