10 days ago | Concert Preview
It's two in the afternoon when I get Fat Mike on the phone, and he's hungry. “Hold on a second. Can I have some pork dumplings? Gimme five.” “Are you ordering Chinese food?” I ask. “Yeah, I'm ordering Chinese food. What are you doing?” It's been a...
14 days ago | Rap/Hip-Hop
When you're young, everything moves so quickly. A year can encapsulate a who era of change, and in two years you won't even recognize the person you were before. The music you listen to feels so adult, so real, when in reality, it's being made by ...
14 days ago | Essays
650 miles into a road trip, and my daughter, age 7, from her perch in the back, a pillow to one side, stuffed animal to the other, uttered the words I'd been dreading. Not because I'd never heard them before, but because this was the fourth time I...
21 days ago | Essays
To say in public that Low might be Minnesota's last truly great, sustainable indie-rock band is to evoke dead silence and blank stares, the unmistakable sound of a needle dragging across a record, and someone politely taking your beer cup away whi...
24 days ago | New Releases
This week, two of Minnesota's longest-running indie acts have shared songs from upcoming September albums, recorded in two of the Midwest's most famous recording studios. First up: Duluth's venerable heroes Low have shared “What Part Of Me,” the s...