Metal Alliance Tour III featuring Anthrax, Exodus, High on Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail First Avenue, Minneapolis Thursday, April 4, 2013 In the live music world there are two major ingredients: nostalgia and catharsis. There was a heaping helping of both last night in the form of a sweaty, ... More >>
Plenty of shows going on in this last full week in February. Friday and Saturday prove to be the most busy. Friday, indie rock band Eels takes the First Avenue stage while psych poppers Ruby Suns play at the 7th Street Entry. ZZ Ward will be playing to a sold-out crowd at the Varsity and California ... More >>
The Twin Cities have long had a burgeoning independent metal scene, but few breakout stars. In the '80s, Powermad benefited from the major label rush to take advantage of aggressive trends and briefly joined the Metallicas and Slayers of the world. The group recorded a pair of records at Prince's Pa ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessAnthrax October 16, 2011 First Avenue, Minneapolis You have to hand it to metal. Critics never took it seriously when it was new. It's since been maligned as satanic, juvenile, pandering and a litany of other descriptors most of which just aren't true from almost the mome ... More >>
You can always count on Dawson to be herself
The hip-hop powerhouse invited several local acts to join him in the big room.
The grand expression of metal at its most unseriously serious hits the Xcel's second stage tonight.
New music from Junkyard Empire, Anthrax announces MN date & more Rock the Garden coverage.