Aaron Mader

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Valet talk about this weekend's reunion show

    Photo by Cyn Collins​Local 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Cecil Otter's Blowout night at the Entry, 12/8/11

    Photo by B FRESH​BY 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.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Seven Inches of Minnesota Music: The Plastic Constellations, 'The Dreaming'

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    City of Music: Lazerbeak at the Fine Line

    Photo by Casanova Frankenstein​For 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Lazerbeak prepares to release solo debut

    Photo by Allison Allen​In 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.

  • Music

    September 22, 2010

    Lazerbeak debuts Legend Recognize Legend

    Doomtree producer smashes the divide between his musical loves

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Doomtree Discography and Notes: 2001-2009

    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 >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2008

    Say It Ain't So!: Desiree Weber has seen the Last of the Plastic Constellations

    The Plastic Constellations rocked First Avenue's main room last night -- and if you missed it, then you may well have missed the last chance to see them. Ever.

  • News

    December 27, 2006
  • Arts

    January 25, 2006

    Lights Out 2005

    MC Sims faces another year of Doomtree fanatics, political unrest, and construction work

  • Music

    June 22, 2005
  • News

    March 3, 2004


    From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew

  • Music

    January 28, 2004

    Goodnight Saskatoon!

    The Unicorns get lost in the Twin Cities; Humiliation comes to Hip-Hop Night

  • Music

    September 8, 1999

    The Adults Are Alright

    With a messy start and a star-making buzz, the Plastic Constellations have emerged as local rock's fountain of youth