City Pages 10 Thousand Sounds Festival Featuring Poliça, Sylvan Esso, Allan Kingdom, Carroll, Frankie Teardrop, and Tree Blood Downtown Minneapolis Saturday, July 26, 2014 On a day that started out sweltering and gradually cooled comfortably in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, a talented cross-s ... More >>
The second annual City Pages 10 Thousand Sounds Festival lineup is here! Our day of music, food, beverages, and companionship returns to downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, July 26. Just the other day, members of the local media wondered when Poliça would make their live return in Minneapolis to mar ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl Marijuana Deathsquads, the Cactus Blossoms, BNLX, Dosh, Sun Gods to Gamma Rays, Hollow Boys, Crossing Guards, and From the Midwest Grumpy's NE, 331 Club, and Anchor Fish & Chips, MInneapolis Saturday, May 17, 2014 After spending much of the last few months trapped indoors, music and ... More >>
The STNNNG guitarist takes the lead on American Cream's debut recordsational side with American Cream
The band's frontwoman goes dark on the group's latest album Shulamith
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get into things with a brand new video from the Minneapolis trio Is/Is, a hazy, diamond-vision clip that captures the enthralling spirit of their new single, "H ... More >>
It's truly a great time to be part of Marijuana Deathsquads. In addition to their engrossing "Music Rocks" May residency at Icehouse (which continues tonight with an MDS rap set, as well as a performance by Lizzo alongside Lazerbeak and Cliff Rhymes as they bring LIZZOBANGERS to life, and DJ Plain O ... More >>
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 >>
Polica With Ronia and Night Moves First Avenue, Minneapolis Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Channy Leaneagh is a dancer. She is an animated stage actor and makes eye contact with an audience as a whole as if it were one person. That's all in addition to Polica's intoxicating musicality. Listening to the ... More >>
Local music vets work with the legendary Steve Albini on Empire Inward
P.O.S. With Marijuana Deathsquads, Mike Mictlan, Audio Perm, the Tribe and Big Cats!, and DJ Ander Other First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, October 26, 2012 P.O.S. was determined that his sold-out show at First Avenue on Friday night was nothing but a dance party, casting aside any lingering sombe ... More >>
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:Wanna be in the P.O.S. "Get Down" music video?Summit Backyard Bash announces all-local lineupP.O.S. finally comes into his own with Never BetterA new era in the twisted evolution of Stef Alexander is upon us. The rapper known to most as P.O.S. has released the first single from his fourth s ... More >>
Related:Trampled by Turtles play "Alone" on LettermanPolica: Wandering star Channy Leaneagh finds her pathJust a day after Trampled by Turtles made their TV debut on Late Show With David Letterman, another Minnesota-bred act hit the national airwaves. Polica brought their multi-emotion, two-drum att ... More >>
Wade Boggs' Wicked Boston Baked Bash with Marijuana Deathsquads, Weird Boggs, Plain Ole Bill, Baby Boys Turf Club, St. Paul Friday, April 20, 2012 When the details were posted no one could've been fully prepared for this gig. The bizarre promo video didn't exactly clarify things either. The lineup ... 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 >>
After finishing up a brief tour in support of local buzz band Poliça and Marijuana Deathsquads (which surely must have exhausted omnipresent drummer Ben Ivascu), Total Fucking Blood return home just in time for their highly anticipated record release show at the Turf Club tonight. The explosi ... More >>
Singer okay with vulnerability on Give You the Ghost
Poliça and Brute HeartFirst Avenue, MinneapolisTuesday, February 14, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.If Twin Cities music fans hadn't completely fallen for Poliça before their sold-out record release show at First Avenue, they certainly did by the end of their stirring Valentine's ... More >>
The Current's 7th Birthday Party, Day 2With Polica, Suicide Commandos, Sims, and Haley BonarFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, January 28, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here and coverage of night one here.Was it arrogant of the Current to think that a two-night birthday was appropriate? W ... More >>
Polica's in-studio performance featuring an interview with the Current's Mark Wheat recently hit NPR, not MPR, but the national one. With an impressive number of camera angles, we get a look at "Wandering Star" and "The Maker" that's not unlike any number of professionally created music videos in ... More >>
Father You See Queen, the Cloak Ox, and Marijuana Deathsquads7th St. Entry, MinneapolisFriday, January 20, 2012Check out a slideshow from the concert here.Father You See Queen turned the 7th St. Entry into an art house cinema on Friday night, fluidly blending their moody, ethereal music with pr ... More >>
It's certainly been a real pleasure getting to share all of these Doomtree special guest reveals with all of you fans throughout the week. After the big announcements from Sims, Mike Mictlan, and Dessa earlier in the week, we're still not done yet. Not by a long shot. Today, we've got the lineup ... More >>
Photo By Zoe Prinds-FlashPoliçaNovember 7, 2011Turf ClubIt takes a special band to completely enthrall an audience with a bunch of songs that most of the crowd hasn't even heard before. And that was indeed the case with Poliça's sold-out show at the Turf Club Monday night, as the band played ... More >>
The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more
Photos by Ben LaFondThe crowd that had gathered at Nick and Eddie on Sunday for the debut of Polica, the new band led by Channy Moon Casselle of the recently split Twin Cities favorite Roma di Luna, was teeming with excitement. The little that has been heard of Polica so far on the band's web ... More >>
What started as an annual tradition during Art-A-Whirl has now transformed into a project of monumental proportions. Previously known as the Boat Project, which would invite local noise and experimental rock bands to play on the roof of a houseboat and out in the middle of the Mississippi River b ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonMike Watt and the Missingmen, with STNNNG April 18, 2011 Turf Club Oh, for the love of plaid, seeing Mike Watt perform live is really something special.
By what I'm reading on everybody's online twits, the cool thing this week for a band to do is to pack up their van and skinny jeans and head south to Austin, Texas to razzle and dazzle the flocks of hipsters at the SXSW attention contest. As an alternative, frenetic spazz rock combo, STNNNG will ... More >>
Ryan Olson, P.O.S., Har Mar wrap up their residency
In addition to training their 15 video cameras on Marijuana Deathsquads for one of the darker and more experimental City of Music videos we've seen, MPLS.TV created a short behind-the-scenes video explaining the set-up at the Sound Gallery and interviewing the band about their performance.
Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll
An oral history of Smoke of My Will
In this week's print edition infamous legends STNNNG talk about the long process of recording their new album, Smoke of My Will, in a sort of oral history hodge-podge conducted over the course of several interviews. There was much left out of that piece, so Gimme Noise thought it would be a good ... More >>
Sharyn Morrow12-hour day at work, a full sweaty night of band practice, and I was dead on my feet last night, but with Double Bird kicking off their tour at the Turf Club, there was no way I was going to end my night early. Apparently a good number of other folks had the same idea, as the T ... More >>
Greg Schaal Co-vocalist and guitarist for Double Bird, Dave Storberg, grew up a metal kid and comic book store employee on Saint Paul's East Side, discovering punk via Brad Johnson, guitarist for Mondo Trasho and Impaler, and a regular customer at the shop. "He became a big brother f ... More >>
Photo by Erik Hess"Ben is kind of The Dude....he's a maniac and he holds it down so hard." High praise from Stef Leron "POS" Alexander, but drummer Ben Ivascu lives up to the hype every single time he plays. And chances are that he's playing right now. In a set of cities blessed with some o ... More >>
POS knows how to shake things up.
Two nights of shows vegan cupcakes and cookies discounted wieners hot young groupies paparazzi = Modern Radio 10-year anniversary celebration.
The crowd knew every song by heart.
It was a room full of old friends drawn out for a night of partying and great rock and roll.
Celebrating the 10 winners of this year's best-new-bands poll