Winsome, lose some
The Both with Nick DiamondsFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, May 10, 2014If Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are ever in need of new careers, the two could take up standup comedy. The duo of Mann on bass and Leo on guitar -- and their drummer, Paul Mayhall -- charmed their way into the the hearts of ... More >>
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Has Aimee Mann found a new muse in a pop-punk pal? Maybe. The singer-songwriter returns to the Twin Cities for a string of shows that have her collaborating with tourmate Ted Leo. For such a determinedly confident person, Mann pens the most emotionally raw lyrics that can be written -- something th ... More >>
The musician branches out with Ted Leo
The stylish combination of comedy, music, and memorable unscripted moments has proven to be quite a winning formula for Wits, the provocative and always entertaining show put on by American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio. The highly-anticipated lineup for the upcoming fall 2013 season of W ... More >>
The decade-old phenomenon that was the Postal Service is coming to the Twin Cities later this year. A little while back, the team of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) announced they'd reform, play some shows, and Give Up would receive a deluxe 10th anniversary reissue in ... More >>
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Daniel Levy, 21, took his own life in January
The Current's 7th Birthday Party, Day 2With Polica, Suicide Commandos, Sims, and Haley BonarFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, January 28, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here and coverage of night one here.Was it arrogant of the Current to think that a two-night birthday was appropriate? W ... More >>
Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll
Photos by Tony NelsonAimee MannSeptember 13, 2010Dakota Jazz Club The first night of a tour is always a precarious occasion for a fan. There are shows where the group hits the stage like a well-oiled machine, completely ready and excited to take on the rigors of the road with an added intensity a ... More >>
The band's strength truly lies in their subtlety, with melodies often just an afterthought to mood, and those considerable talents were on full display last evening.
Songstress (and sister to Aimee Mann) pays her own homage to Dylan
A unique holiday performance by Mann and friends, featuring musical guests local and otherwise, star-studded video cameos and more than a few surprises. Review, sounds and Christmas cheer inside.
Tonight opens the retrospective show for poster artist Amy Jo Hendrickson, and we have a slideshow of our favorites from her. Also new: an interview with the eclectic, challenging and What's In Nellie McKay's Mind
Before the Owls could take on the pop world, they had to face stage fright, shyness, and each other
Looking for the rocking heart of Tuesday night with the Honeydogs' Adam Levy
Britney Spears straddles the line between the Madonna and the whore--and we do mean straddles
John Doe leaves his punk roots behind to sing nice little songs about shooting at cars
Elliott Smith gets back to where he never belonged with Figure 8
P.T. Anderson's Magnolia withers under the weight of its ambition