Photo by Cyn CollinsLocal indie-rock band Valet were a venerable Twin Cities music scene fixture right from their start in 1998, and for nearly a decade after. Like so many bands that stand the test of time, they formed via friendships. Robin Kyle, who moved to the U.S. in 1994, was performing so ... More >>
Photo by B FRESHBY ALLEGRA OXBOROUGH Six years ago I was barely 18, just old enough to legally attend the first Blowout. I went alone, in my home-stenciled hand-painted Doomtree shirt, and firmly held my position front and center for the whole show.
The Plastic Constellations were something special when they first made an impression on the Twin Cities music scene of the mid-'90s. At the time the teenaged band started things up in their parent's basement and managed to finagle their Hopkins High School superiors to let them use school time to ... More >>
Photo by Casanova FrankensteinFor this week's City of Music, the weekly music video series that we present on behalf of Dan Huiting and MPLS.TV, the crew decided to change things up a bit and record a straight-up concert at a local venue. Doomtree beatmaker and Plastic Constellation Lazerbeak, a. ... More >>
Photo by Allison AllenIn case you haven't picked up a print edition of City Pages this week, we'd like to direct your attention to this interview with Doomtree producer and former Plastic Constellation Lazerbeak, a.k.a. Aaron Mader, who is releasing his solo debut next weekend at the Fine Line.
Doomtree producer smashes the divide between his musical loves
2001[not really Doomtree] Building Better Bombs, Bottle Rocket single, 100 black discs limited edition [no label][not really Doomtree] Building Better Bombs, I Will Burn mini CD [no label][not really Doomtree] Cenospecies, In Definition (Peak Records), 2001: "Hip Hop"Note: Here's probably the firs ... More >>
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With a messy start and a star-making buzz, the Plastic Constellations have emerged as local rock's fountain of youth