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  • The Real Numbers

    published May 11, 2011

    Wednesday's Hexagon show marks the Real Numbers' fourth record in their four-year history. Tear It in Two, the new single on the label... More >>

  • Dear Landlord

    published May 4, 2011

    It's been three years since Dear Landlord put out their one and only full-length, Dream Homes. The record took hold in the punk realm,... More >>

  • The Hussy

    published April 27, 2011

    Madison boy/girl guitar/drum duo the Hussy turn it up to 11 to shout their quick-playing anthems. Their catalog is loud and full of distortion and... More >>

  • Real Numbers planning 7" release show

    published Apr 20, 2011

    To any veteran concert attendee in the Twin Cities, the Real Numbers will look familiar when they take the stage. Their members have played with numerous other bands, currently being active in Teddy ... More >>

  • William Elliott Whitmore talks upcoming album and P.O.S. Record Store Day split

    published Apr 15, 2011

    William Elliott Whitmore has been playing music since the age of 13. His parents were musically inclined and he followed suit, branching away from the family horse farm in Lee County, Iowa, to play mu... More >>

  • Dessa and Lazerbeak talk about the non-music side of Doomtree

    published Apr 13, 2011

    The seven-headed monster known as Doomtree has a lot of feet in a lot of doors. Not only are they one of the metro's indie-rap heavyweights, they are also a record label, book publisher, and producer... More >>

  • Artist Matt Semke goes Warhol for Glitter Ball 4

    Artist Matt Semke goes Warhol for Glitter Ball 4

    published Apr 06, 2011

    ​The Grain Belt Bottling Building is a symbol of community. Its ties to history, the varied architectural styles, and its current use as shared art space all make it a perfect setting for Glitter B... More >>

  • Glitter Ball 4: A Night in Andy Warhol's Factory

    published April 6, 2011

    What better way to ring in the spring than with a community-based event at the historic Grain Belt Bottling Building? Glitter Ball 4: A Night in... More >>

  • Voytek

    published April 6, 2011

    Tonight's gig was initially billed as a 7-inch release show for Voytek's first record, but pressing-plant issues have delayed the physical... More >>

  • Treehouse Records celebrates another 10 years

    published Mar 30, 2011

    ​"Vinyl will always survive. Hopefully indie records stores can too." - Mark TrehusIt's been almost forty years since Oar Folkjokeopus first opened its doors on 26th and Lyndale. The storefront ha... More >>

  • The Gateway District

    published March 30, 2011

    What happens when you combine the Soviettes, Banner Pilot, Dear Landlord, and the Salteens? First off, you get a party where a lot of longtime... More >>

  • The Gateway District

    published March 23, 2011

    What happens when you combine the Soviettes, Banner Pilot, Dear Landlord, and the Salteens? First off, you get a party where a lot of longtime... More >>

  • Shoveldance get set for release of Second Banana

    published Mar 21, 2011

    Four plus years after they debuted the Hot Bananas EP, St. Paul's Shoveldance is getting set to release their first full-length: Second Banana in early summer. Since 2006, founding brothers Travis ... More >>

  • Empty's Tapes discusses the local taping scene

    published Mar 16, 2011

    If you've attended even a few concerts in the Twin Cities, odds are you've encountered some form of taping--even if those behind the microphones often blend into the crowd unnoticed. They blend in be... More >>

  • Learning Curve Records celebrates 10 years

    published Mar 04, 2011

    ​With 31 releases in 10 years, Rainer Fronz has learned a bit about the music biz: namely, to keep putting out records that he loves. Learning Curve started in 2001 and Fronz has maintained a stead... More >>

  • Murs

    published March 2, 2011

    Murs is a busy man.  Not only did he start the Paid Dues Festival (think the Warped Tour of indie rap), but he's preparing himself for its... More >>

  • The Gateway District talk about their new album

    published Mar 01, 2011

    ​The Gateway District has quietly played around town for the past five years, releasing a self-titled 7" and the full length Some Days You Get the Thunder. Although the members are often scattered ... More >>

  • Hell's Kitchen ramps up 'Late-Nite' series

    published Feb 25, 2011

    Minneapolis has no shortage of venues. However, the city also has no shortage of quality bands in search of a stage either. Popular downtown restaurant Hell's Kitchen recently threw their hat into t... More >>

  • Acclaimed poet Buddy Wakefield to perform at Kieran's

    published Feb 25, 2011

    ​In 2001 Buddy Wakefield quit his executive assistant job and hit the road to pursue a dream. For over two years he toured the country in his Honda Civic, crafting his unique slam poetry that has e... More >>

  • Jessica Hopper talks about growing up in Minneapolis

    published Feb 16, 2011

    Jessica Hopper is a freelance music writer whose work appears regularly with the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, This American Life, and on the Chicago Public Radio podcast Hit It or Quit It. Thou... More >>

  • Purest Spiritual Pigs make-up show tonight at the Bryant-Lake Bowl

    published Feb 10, 2011

    Seventeen inches of snow couldn't stop a rare performance from Purest Spiritual Pigs in December--it just caused a two month delay. On Thursday, February 10, the performance arts group will play a ma... More >>

  • Dillinger Four

    published January 26, 2011

    It feels like it's summer in...February. With hectic personal schedules, D4 have limited their recent local shows to annual July 4th events.... More >>

  • Kyle Matteson: From More Cowbell to Ten Atoms

    published Jan 26, 2011

    ​If you've been following Twin Cities music over the past several years, the phrase "more cowbell" means more than Christopher Walken and Will Ferrell acting ridiculous. Blogger Kyle Matteson start... More >>

  • Modern Radio's co-owners talk about the ever-changing record industry

    published Jan 25, 2011

    ​In 1999, Tom Loftus quietly released the Misfires' Dead End Expressway on CD and vinyl. Over 11 years and 52 releases later, Modern Radio Records is still rolling, with 45 of those 52 releases sti... More >>

  • Gay Beast talks art, politics, records, and touring Europe

    published Jan 20, 2011

    ​It's a busy and exciting time for Gay Beast. On Friday they play an LP release show at 7th St. Entry and, just four days later, will be playing in Cologne, Germany. Work began on the new record, ... More >>

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