Locally bred Oscar-winning auteurs Joel and Ethan Coen have never shied away from drawing inspiration from their Minnesota upbringing to use in their films. Both Fargo and A Serious Man candidly reflect all-too-familiar aspects of life around these parts as well as lasting impressions that the creat ... More >>
New Lowertown Line series takes a closer look at live local music
See Also: Local Frames: New videos from the Hood Internet, the Pines, Grimes, and more Local Frames: New videos from Poliça, Paper Tiger, Sleep Study, and more Local Frames: New videos from Now, Now, Howler, Bloodnstuff, Astronautalis, and more As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more ... More >>
See Also:Bassnectar at Epic: Halloween costumes and crazinessBassnectar blows up the VarsityAfter a headlining slot at Lollapalooza next week, the sonic thrust of Bassnectar takes over North America this fall. Every bit of junk in Target Center's trunk is gonna get rattled in the process.Touring on ... More >>
Some of you may know that our recent cover darlings Polica, a local band of note filled with members of other local bands of note, is in Austin this week for South by Southwest. Billboard magazine knows it, because they're the ones who who hosted the group's showcase at ACL Live, aka the spot whe ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzIt's been nearly a year since Gayngs were forced to cancel their Austin City Limits performance after their bus driver took off across state lines with their gear in tow, and the band have finally wrapped up a long and winding lawsuit against the company. Back in May, the b ... More >>
Seven months have passed since Gayngs lost out on the opportunity to play a prominent slot at the Austin City Limits festival, which they were forced to cancel after their bus driver absconded with all of their belongings and gear. And now, thanks to a sympathetic jury in Nashville, Tennessee, th ... More >>
Let's face it: Justin Vernon is a busy guy. In addition to laying down the tracks for his new Bon Iver record, he's also recently spent some time chilling with Kanye and helping him record his 2010 smash, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, brought his side project, Volcano Choir, to Japan for a t ... More >>
Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar
Photo by Stacy SchwartzNine days ago, Gayngs were forced to cancel their Austin City Limits performance because their bus driver took off with their tour bus and gear in the middle of the night, leaving them stranded. And today, further details about that bizarre chain of events are starting to u ... More >>
It's 3 p.m. on October 10, which means that Twin Cities-based collabo Gayngs should be kicking off their first performance at the Austin City Limits festival. The band was forced to cancel their appearance, however, after their bus driver took off with their gear and drove it from Austin, Texas t ... More >>
Photo by Kyle JohnsonLocal Natives are like a fine German automobile; their musical success has gone from 0 to 60 without so much as blinking an eye.
Photos by Kevin O'MearaTwin Cities-based conglomeration Gayngs is preparing to embark on their first tour this week, which will find them in New York City this weekend for a pair of shows and an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and wraps up at the Austin City Limits festival on October ... More >>
Exactly a month after announcing that LCD Soundsystem would play the Roy Wilkins Audiorium this fall, the venue has finally released details about the ticket price and sale date. The LCD Soundsystem show, which features openers Hot Chip, will take place on Saturday, October 23, and tickets will g ... More >>
National music blog Consequence of Sound is reporting that LCD Soundsystem will hit the road this fall for tour of Australia, the US, and the UK with Sleigh Bells and Hot Chip. The dance-tastic indie band, led by James Murphy, will come through St. Paul on October 23 to play Roy Wilkins Auditoriu ... More >>
Triple trouble are back. Yes indeed.
It was mixed bag night at the Varsity Theater.
Folk strings and cinematic swing intertwine on 'Lull and Clatter'