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  • A farewell to New Labor
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    A farewell to New Labor

    published Jun 01, 2012

    Saturday is the end of New Labor. While their farewell show marks a bittersweet moment for the band, who formed in 2008 and have self-released two 7" records. The DIY band not only did their own recor... More >>

  • Mark Sultan

    published May 16, 2012

    Mark Sultan may not be a household name, but he's an incredibly busy and influential musician. Typically thrown into the "garage punk" genre, he's... More >>

  • L'Assassins: No attitude would be kind of boring, wouldn't it?
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    L'Assassins: "No attitude would be kind of boring, wouldn't it?"

    published May 25, 2012

    It's been a busy spring for L'Assassins. The rising four-piece group recently dropped their first 7" and CD EP, played with legends Nikki Corvette and Ronnie Spector at the Girls Got Rythym festival... More >>

  • The Hood Internet on their studio album, playing Memory Lanes Block Party
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    The Hood Internet on their studio album, playing Memory Lanes Block Party

    published May 25, 2012

    Chicago's the Hood Internet is coasting into the Memory Lanes Block Party on a wave of momentum. Having just issued Mixtape Volume 6 on their website (for free) and taking part in a national tour with... More >>

  • Dillinger Four

    published May 9, 2012

    Dillinger Four's debut full-length, Midwestern Songs of the Americas, continues to excite 13 years after its release. When the band... More >>

  • Chooglin' is breaking up, Midnight Evils to play reunion
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    Chooglin' is breaking up, Midnight Evils to play reunion

    published May 09, 2012

    Seven-piece r'n'r band and Palmer's Bar staple Chooglin' has decided to call it a day, following the departure of drummer Shawn Walker and an international move by lead guitarist and songwriter Jesse ... More >>

  • The Hussy release <em>Weed Seizure</em> at Turf Club tonight
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    The Hussy release Weed Seizure at Turf Club tonight

    published May 05, 2012

    Madison's The Hussy are about to hit St. Paul for a joint release show that celebrates both the two-piece's second LP, Weed Seizure, and a new 7" on Eradicator Records. In the past... More >>

  • Bird Sounds release <em>New</em> while awaiting grunge revival
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    Bird Sounds release New while awaiting grunge revival

    published Apr 24, 2012

    Bird Sounds' upcoming New 7" was four years in the making, sort of. While they'd like to say they spent that entire time honing their craft, it was more accurately time spent honing the band it... More >>

  • Back Alley Gallery showcases DIY ethics at Saint Paul Art Crawl
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    Back Alley Gallery showcases DIY ethics at Saint Paul Art Crawl

    published Apr 24, 2012

    Spring is a time of rebirth and regeneration. The bright sunshine and 60-degree highs bring hibernating Minnesotans back to life. It also marks the start of the art-fair season, a vital time for those... More >>

  • Pretty Boy Thorson

    published April 4, 2012

    It's been a turbulent ride for Pretty Boy Thorson and the Falling Angels. The band has more spin-offs than Happy Days, but the Falling... More >>

  • Mind Spiders

    published March 28, 2012

    Mind Spiders may have started as a post-Marked Men solo gig, but quickly grew into a Denton, Texas, all-star group at their live shows. Following... More >>

  • Metallagher on one big, insane, racist ball of sh*tty madness
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    Metallagher on "one big, insane, racist ball of sh*tty madness"

    published Mar 20, 2012

    ​In the case of Metallagher, there's something a bit more absurd at play than your typical cover band. In short, the band dresses as Metallica and thrashes through 1980s-era tracks. All the while, f... More >>

  • O'Gara's Bar and Grill moving away from live music
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    O'Gara's Bar and Grill moving away from live music

    published Feb 29, 2012

    ​O'Gara's Bar and Grill opened its doors at Selby and Snelling Avenues in March of 1941. A lot has changed in that time, but the pub remains family-owned in its original building. In the 1980s the... More >>

  • Buildings: Loud junk is what we love to play; at Cause tonight
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    Buildings: "Loud junk is what we love to play;" at Cause tonight

    published Feb 17, 2012

    ​The upcoming release from Buildings, Melt, Cry, Sleep, is a jarring and powerful album, built around aggression and volume. The time in between this one and the avant punk act's 2008's Braille Ani... More >>

  • Amsterdam Bar & Hall: A chat with co-owner Jarret Oulman
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    Amsterdam Bar & Hall: A chat with co-owner Jarret Oulman

    published Feb 15, 2012

    ​There was a wave of excitement in St. Paul when Amsterdam Bar and Hall first opened its doors in September. The new 450-capactiy venue, along with neighbors Eclipse Records and Big Table Studio, m... More >>

  • William Hessian discusses his daily webcomic, 'King of the Pill'
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    William Hessian discusses his daily webcomic, 'King of the Pill'

    published Feb 07, 2012

    ​Minneapolis artist William Hessian can always find time for art. The St. Louis Park native has toured the country, taught during an annual residency in Jamestown, North Dakota, and masochistically... More >>

  • From the Back of the Room

    published January 25, 2012

    Punk rock cuts a wide swath. Rebellion, anti-consumerism, and the do-it-yourself community are among the most widely covered aspects, but the... More >>

  • Sleeping in the Aviary

    published January 18, 2012

    Sleeping in the Aviary have always had a pop sensibility underlying their jangly indie-rock base. With their fourth record, You and Me,... More >>

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    Roy Wilkins: Who was he?

    published January 18, 2012

    Roy Wilkins Auditorium has presented everything from pro sports to poetry slams to rock concerts. When the Minnesota RollerGirls host a roller... More >>

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