3 years ago | Doomtree
The Music Industry is a weekly column that dissects local and national music-business headlines with the help of local industry professionals and music fanatics.This month, dark lords of alt-hip-hop Death Grips emerged from the shadows to thrill b...
5 years ago | Interviews
After his band broke up early this millennium, Minneapolis musician Mark Edwards started playing with toys. He found that these sonic gadgets--synthesizers, loopers, samplers--not only sounded cool, but allowed him to stretch his creative muscle w...
5 years ago | Essays
When Jim Berkenstadt first heard about the Beatles, he thought they were a comedy troupe. There they were, four grown men, cavorting together in a bed to advertise their 1964 TV debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. Berkenstadt tuned in to learn who the ...
5 years ago | Concert Preview
Deep Soul Deities are serving up a heaping helping of that funky chicken grease tonight at Sauce -- and please, leave your tired loops at home. That's right, Garageband geeks. The Twin Cities' newest hip-hoppers get surprisingly fresh by kicking i...
6 years ago | Interviews
The Future Antiques confound in name and perplex in content. It isn't that the songs on their highly convincing debut Another Twisted Ending aren't accessible, don't get you grooving. It's that, for all their sonic familiarity, you simply can't pi...
6 years ago | Essays
Those looking to kill an afternoon talking decibels and sampling great underground Minneapolis bands should look up Adam Tucker. The co-owner of Richfield-based Signaturetone Recording is as articulate as he is passionate about his craft, ready at...