While grunge broke out of the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s, there was something different happening in the Twin Cities. Bands here were far more influenced by what was happening in the U.K., and a vital and volatile shoegaze/Krautrock/dreampop scene materialized. Sadly, many of those bands we ... More >>
Sad news to hit the local arts world today: The long-running Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, which annually showcased over 200 artists and four free stages of music along St. Anthony Main, will be no more. The festival's founder, longtime local music advocate Ira Heilicher (son of legendary Soma ... More >>
Bella Koshka just released a new video for "Matinee," directed by Josh Cragun and filmed in locations like the Uptown Theater, Nick and Eddie, and a Metro Transit bus. The band has just finished mixing their second album, and are expected to announce a CD-release show soon.
by Nikki Miller and Andrew FlanaganFor this second chapter of Rational Dialectic, Andrew Flanagan and Nikki Miller soak in the sold-out Korn show in First Avenue's Main Room, wherein they encounter a real-life vagitarian, black shirt farts, and confront head-on their checkered musical her-and-his ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl weekend is upon us. Here's your guide to all the live music highlights this weekend, many of which are free. See anything we missed? Add your own Art-A-Whirl music events in the comments.FRIDAY, MAY 14Hoolie
FestShuga RecordsFree; all agesIndoor stage:12:00 p.m. Acting Normal1:00 p.m ... More >>
Photo: Ted SalzmanSome of the heads behind the projectArt-A-Whirl quickly approaches, our cities' creatives plotting their innumerable takeovers of Nordeast, that part of Minneapolis where successful artists from Uptown seem to move. For our part, we would like to direct you to two can't-miss sho ... More >>