Jan. 23, 2009: Ruby Isle, Big Cats!, The Killers, AC/DC & Ben Kweller

Twin Cities News:

-- Captains Dead profiles Gary Louris & Mark Olson.

-- Pitchfork reviews Ruby Isle's Night Shot.

-- Mill City Scene reviews Sleep Tapes by Big Cats!

-- "Local musicians want Legacy Amendment money."


-- How Was The Show recaps performances by Bush Tetras, Suicide Commandos and Skoal Kodiak from the recent Laura Kennedy Benefit.

-- Ben Kweller will play an in-store at The Electric Fetus February 17.

-- Minneapoliscast features John Elliot.

-- Perfect Porridge reviews AC/DC's recent show at the Xcel Energy Center.

-- Midwest Broadcast profiles Franz Diego.

-- Metromix has a photoset covering The Killers' recent Northrop Auditorium show.

-- Metro magazine interviews Lucy Michelle.

-- Peter, Bjorn and John are hitting First Avenue for a show in April.

-- Lunch of Champions reviews Adam Svec's Enemy Swimmer.

-- Gimme (yestarday's) Noise: Q & A: The World's Most Dangerous Polka Band.

Local Concert Highlights:

-- Hip Hop Against Homophobia @ The Nomad

Toki Wright: (Official) (MySpace)

Toki Wright "State of Emergency" (mp3)

Maria Isa: (MySpace)

El Guante: (Official) (MySpace)

Alicia Leafgreen: (Official) (MySpace)

Kredentials: (Official) (MySpace)

Kredentials "On The Grind" (mp3)

Kredentials "Divine Intervention" (mp3)

Kredentials "Testimony" (mp3)

Kredentials "Rock Star" (mp3)

See More Perspective: (MySpace)

-- William Elliott Whitmore & City and Colour @ Varsity Theater

William Elliott Whitmore: (Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

William Elliott Whitmore "Old Devils" (mp3)

City and Colour: (Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

City and Colour "Forgive Me" (mp3)

City and Colour "What Makes a Man" (mp3)

City and Color "The Death of Me" (mp3)

-- Slipknot, Coheed and Cambria & Trivium @ Xcel Energy Center

Slipknot: (Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

Coheed and Cambria: (Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

Trivium: (Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

Daily Audio Downloads:

-- Cadence Weapon Separation Anxiety (zip)

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

-- Lewie "The Big Rewind" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace)

-- Randy Bandits "Modern Man" (mp3)


-- Reigns "Everything Beyond These Walls Has Been Razed" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace)

-- Spiritual Mansions "The Sweeter Side" (mp3)