Who doesn't love Canadians? Wherever they go, a good time follows. And they're just so nice. But for Canadian pop-rockers Chic Gamine, based between Montreal and Winnipeg, nice is just the beginning. The almost all-girl band (four lead female vocalists, one male drummer) have been making waves in th ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week we kick things off with the first installment of Wiping Out Thousands' new video blog project, Crossing Wires, which aims to intimately and awesomely capture live pe ... More >>
Midway Felix With Ashley Gold, The Lioness, Kaleem & Mastermind and Try Bishop Cause Spirits and Soundbar, Minneapolis Friday, January 11, 2013What's the difference between St. Paul and Minneapolis? St. Paul doesn't crave validation like its twin across the river. Maybe that's why Midway Felix ... More >>
After 15 years with Heiruspecs, Felix charts new sounds with his solo EP, The Slow Cold
Welcome to the first installment of Local Frames of 2013! As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more local ... More >>
If you are reading this, congratulations! You have survived the apocalypse! Now you can celebrate your life by checking out some local music. There are various End of the World parties happening at First Avenue, 331 Club, Triple Rock, The Amsterdam, Cause and more. Saturday, life goes on. ... More >>
See Also:Dessa develops a lipstick for charitySo we already know Dessa has teamed up with the Elixery on a lipstick, and is donating proceeds to a favorite charity (CARE, which empowers and educates women around the world). But what about the rest of the Doomtree collective? Are they feeling left ou ... More >>
See Also:Dessa sells out the O'Shaughnessy, 4/20/12The Elixery's locally-made vegan lipsticks are fantastic Admit it, you kind of always wanted a lipstick in the shade of Dessa. The maven of Minneapolis hip-hop announced yesterday that she has collaborated with the local cosmetic artisan house the ... More >>
This is a weekend to explore new bands that are experimenting with new sounds. New pieces are created daily; included in this weekend's CD releases are Chastity Brown's highly anticipated album, Ghostmouth's brash collection, along with Janiva Magness and Josh Mogck's contributions to new music.
Despite the cold, this weekend is filled with tons of free stuff to do. For example, after taking a year off the Art Shanty Project is returning to Medicine Lake with shanties offering fashion, live music, sports, family activities, and more each Saturday and Sunday through early February. Looki ... More >>
Lovecat photo by Ashley GoldAbout a month back we wrote about a new series called GenreBeast that's been taking over the warehouse behind Nick and Eddie every Monday night this summer. Over the past few weeks the event has grown into a cool culture-clash that intentionally tosses together bands f ... More >>
Infotainment at its best.
Ashley Gold is not your average folk-pop singer-songwriter. Her debut EP, Late Bloomer (set for release this Friday at Hell's Kitchen), is fair evidence of that. And as Gold sits across from me, sipping tea and chatting about her musical process, it becomes increasingly apparent that the peti ... More >>
After five years of establishing themselves as a premiere soul and R&B act in the Twin Cities (and earning a nod as Best R&B Artist in our 2008 Best of the Twin Cities issue), the New Congress has decided to part ways.
Photos by Nick WosikaDoomtree Blowout VIDecember 10, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisThere was no stopping the Doomtree crew Friday night, as the five emcees, two producers, and smattering of special guests kept the momentum pushing forward for a solid three hours of nonstop music.
Time to celebrate! Barbette pops corks every Thursday through January...