Poliça's ethereal, beat-driven music is perfectly suited to being remixed. They just released their stunning second album, Shulamith, last week, and some intoxicating remixes have been surfacing to promote their new batch of songs. In addition to an entrancing remix of "Tiff" by the Weeknd produce ... More >>
Savages With Duke Garwood First Avenue, Minneapolis September 17, 2013 Savages' name only hints at their musical intensity. The London-based quartet rolled through Minneapolis on a dreary, drizzly night that surely must have made them feel quite at home, and delivered a 75-minute set building on th ... More >>
Last week, Wisconsin lawmakers approved legislation forcing women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound before going through with a procedure to terminate their pregnancy. Gov. Scott Walker is expected to sign the bill into law.RELATED: Women can no longer get non-surgical abortions in Wisconsin T ... More >>
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club With Thenewno2 First Avenue, Minneapolis May 18, 2013 It has been a rather tumultuous couple of years for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. In late 2010, the California trio suffered the shocking passing of Michael Been, legendary frontman of the Call, who died of a heart att ... More >>
An East German doctor finds herself at the mercy of government and citizen spies
SEE ALSO: Feisty the seal and Berlin the polar bear get comfortable at Como Zoo [CUTE PHOTOS]Moose at the Minnesota Zoo seem to be bringing back a trend that died in the '70s. As part of a zoo-led research study on the impact of heat stress, the moose are now enjoying the comfort of waterbeds i ... More >>
It's been a busy week for Feisty, Helen, and Berlin, animals that called Lake Superior Zoo home until last week's devastating flooding.The zoo was ravaged by the flood, prompting employees from St. Paul's Como Zoo to reach out and ask if there was anything they could do to help. Superior Zoo employe ... More >>
Duluth's flash-flooding allowed Feisty the seal to have a night on the town. Now, she gets to take a road trip to St. Paul.Feisty and Berlin the polar bear are headed to the Como Zoo and will remain there until the flood-ravaged Lake Superior Zoo can repair damage caused by the Duluth Deluge.Como Zo ... More >>
It's hard to imagine a weekend at First Avenue without Too Much Love at this point. Soviet Panda has dedicated hundreds of Saturday nights to the young and the restless of Minneapolis since the event's incarnation in 2007. That's five years, folks. And in dance night years, it's a lifetime.
The fiery local group BNLX have pulled off some interesting covers over the course of their seven different EPs, but their take on Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" has caused more raised eyebrows and nodding heads than anything they have tackled since their blistering, distortion-filled rendition of Pri ... More >>
Snow PatrolThe State Theatre, MinneapolisWednesday, April 25, 2012No one likes spending the day at the doctor's office. That surely goes for Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody as well, who went in to get a nagging throat/vocal issue checked out prior to his band's show at the State Theatre Wedne ... More >>
Four years ago, two unassuming musicians from Northwest England caught the attention of the music world with the explosive, sassy single: "That's Not My Name." Their fast success brought dance-pop duo the Ting Tings (Jules de Martino and Katie White) an impressive record deal, worldwide touring, ... More >>
Am I the only one who has trouble reconciling the idea that Coldplay circa 2011 is the same Coldplay that released Parachutes back in 2000? Having never seen the group live, I always imagined my first Coldplay show would be in a stuffy theater somewhere, in a red velvet seat tailor-made for sitti ... More >>
Look up the term liminal phase on Wikipedia and you will be met with the meaning: The transition (liminal) phase is the period between states, during which one has left one place or state but hasn't yet entered or joined the next. Minneapolis band Liminal Phase's music shares many of ... More >>
INXS back in the day (Andrew second from right)Without Andrew Farriss there would be no INXS, and without INXS there would be a noticeable absence on the Billboard charts throughout much of the '80s and '90s. Farriss met the late Michael Hutchence as a teenager in New South Wales, Aus., when he ... More >>
Warmy GirlsParker Sprout, the brain and heart of Velvet Davenport, spent last winter recording to four-track his nearly here Warmy Girls, Velvet Davenport's third release on local label well-on-the-rise Moon Glyph, and their first on shellac. These sparse, sun-saturated excursions placably direct ... More >>
While heading home from a date in Berlin with Rhymesayers artists Freeway and Jake One, local hip-hop duo Big Quarters stopped in Paris and took a moment to recreate a classic Run-DMC photo in front of the Eiffel Tower. See below for Big Quarters' take on the photo (with special guest DJ Todda) as w ... 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 >>
Denis Jeong Plaster for City PagesDVS1 (right) emerging from the shadows You've heard that old maxim in the entertainment business that says if you don't make it before age 30, it's time to cut your hair, join some job-seeker sites, and demote your creative dream to "hobby" status. Zak Khutoret ... More >>
David ShankboneThe professional difference-maker himselfNews has come out of Berlin (via MPR) that Bono of U2 and Africa-centric charity fame has hurt himself "preparing for" the band's upcoming tour. No specifics of how the injury occurred were released, but at age 50 the number of ways you can ... More >>
... And Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity and Fox News in general, bullshitters all. The gleeful evisceration of Bachmann and Palin comes five minutes into the video clip below, as they invoke the name of Ronald Reagan during their Minneapolis love-fest to smear Obama for being a pie- ... More >>
The 45-year-old teacher was charged last week, and ordered by the judge to stay steer clear of teenagers.
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