After stints in St. Louis and Chicago, Angel Olsen's wanderlust has swept the rising folk-rock singer to a life in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Initially gaining traction as a weirdo member of Will Oldham's (Bonnie "Prince" Billy) pajama-clad band, Olsen secured a deal with Bathetic R ... More >>
"OK, here's the deal: I'm not prep, I'm not punk, I'm not grunge, I'm not emo. The only label I go by is my name, which happens to be Angel -- even though it doesn't make sense when you compare it to my character." --Angel Olsen's STLPunk.com profile, circa January 2003. On Thursday, Angel Olsen co ... More >>
The coffee shop transforms into a community catchall
It would've been impossible for Nine Inch Nails to give up for good. Trent Reznor and his electronic/industrial cohorts are heading back on the road later this year in support of the first NIN studio recordings in half a decade. Hesitation Marks will be out via Columbia Records on September 3, and y ... More >>
Holed up in his New York City apartment, Darwin Deez wrote and recorded a quirky, ten-track ode to failed relationships. Driven by drum loops and laced together by four guitar strings, Deez's 2010 self-titled album gave him the opportunity the travel the world. Now in 2013, he's made the move from b ... More >>
The only person able to be un-delighted about Morrissey's upcoming tour is Moz himself. Given his rep for delightfully dour demeanor, no sweat for the rest of us. The King of Mope has announced an aggressive two-month U.S. tour to finish off 2012, and Minneapolis is in his sights.This could be one o ... More >>
Sites go dark while players lose their livelihood
Roots rock fans, get ready: Dawes and Blitzen Trapper just announced a co-headlining bill that hits First Avenue on November 4th. Dawes will be continuing a seemingly never-ending tour behind their sophomore release, Nothing Is Wrong, which came out earlier this summer. They're also still rid ... More >>
Photo by Dan MonickWith their seventh full-length album, The Family Sign, due out April 12, Atmosphere have announced a 21-date 'Family Tour' that will kick off April 20 in Colombus. The tour doesn't include any local dates just yet (the group will complete their five-date loop of the outer areas ... More >>
photo by Todd SeelieIn addition to some pretty extensive tour plans and live-scoring a drive-in art exhibition, Dark Dark Dark have sent out the first song from their upcoming record Wild Go.
Photo by Stacy SchwartzThough the pair hasn't even wrapped up their current stint with Heartless Bastards, Peter Wolf Crier will hit the road in September for another high-profile tour, this time with Rogue Wave and Midlake. The duo will stop in St. Paul to play the Lowertown Music Festival on Ju ... More >>
Wear your nice shoes to this show. They're going to get a lot of attention.
Ryan Warner catches up with Minneapolis-based folk throwback group Dark Dark Dark as they hit the road for a US tour.
How laconic everyman Terry Hempleman became a top leading man of Twin Cities theater
For years, a man who called himself Badger lived in an old broke-down van while creating a monumental work of public art. Then, something went wrong down on the Mississippi.