Friday, Jan. 30:
"Maybe some of you are familiar with me and maybe not, but I'm a bit of a loud mouth so you'll get to know me quick. I DJ and throw parties around town, most notably the monthly bass-in-your-face crunk + hyphy celebration of music that slaps: GET CRYPHY."
"Weiland is no longer an Eddie Vedder wannabe. But you might, for a moment, wish he still was."
Monday, Feb. 2:
"They seem to have come out of nowhere to suddenly be a must-see band and it's not hype, these guys are the real deal."
"The Hexagon was hopping Saturday night for the Guystorm EP-release show, which also featured stellar electro duo Lookbook... Here's some footage from the night."
"Provided that this is just the beta version of Prince's site, we think it could actually end up being pretty cool. Or maybe it's just the hypnotic background music that's fooling us into thinking so."
Tuesday, Feb. 3:
"It's hard to describe to people who aren't already fans of the original Jayhawks lineup, but the way the duo's voices slip easily into unison and apart into harmonies is literally breathtaking."
Wednesday, Feb. 4:
"The Guardian write-up offers a compact but pretty spot-on preview of the local favorites."
"For the second installment of this lovely blog bidness, I had a lil chat with totally awesome TC designer and DJ Mike Davis AKA Mike the 2600 King."
Thursday, Feb. 5:
"Much needed proof that Pitchfork, every so often, can still smell a true gem when it comes along."
"The program, MinnEconomy, is geared toward promoting locally-made art and music by showcasing local products in the store and on the website, with new artists and musicians featured each month."
"On wax, the two acts will make a perfect marriage, occupying adjacent ends of the same continuum. Where Birthday Suits erode most gracefully into repeated screech chords that thrill the ear's capacity for patience, Marked Men make a beautiful mess of slightly more familiar territory."
From the City Pages:
"Like the Spoonbridge and Cherry and frozen heaps of snow, Ruth Adams and the World's Most Dangerous Polka Band are icons of the Twin Cities. Every Friday and Saturday since the '70s, Adams and her band tear up the stage at Nye's Polonaise Room with their effervescent, and at times supremely strange, polka music."
"Keeping in the spirit of greatness, Minneapolis indie-rockers Tapes 'n Tapes have emerged, over the course of the past few years, as a solid rock band--local or otherwise. They've received 2008 best-of nods from the Star Tribune and MPR; released two full-length albums, The Loon in 2006 and 2008's Walk It Off; played Letterman, Conan, amped-up South by Southwest sets; and more or less toured exhaustively."
-- The Songs We Can't Escape: U2, Justin Myers, Scarface, Tyga & Vistoso Bosses.
Next Week's New Releases (Feb. 10):
-- Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You (Regal)
Lily Allen "The Fear" (video)
-- Dan Auerbach Keep It Hid (Nonesuch)
-- Missy Elliott Block Party (Atlantic)
Missy Elliott "Ching-a-Ling" (video)
-- Ben Lee The Rebirth of Venus (New West)
-- The Lonely Island Incredibad (Universal Republic)
The Lonely Island "Lazy Sunday" (video)
-- Malajube Labyrinthes (Dare to Care)
-- Warren G The G-Files
Warren G feat. Ray J. "Crush" (stream)