The Beat biopic lurches from one cliché to the next
Efterklang's Piramida might be the bravest record of the year. The Danish trio -- Casper Clausen, Rasmus Stolberg and Mads Brauer -- has always been dedicated to pushing the limitations of conventional sound. For them, that meant venturing to the remote Norwegian island of Spitsbergen -- today, it's ... More >>
Benjamin Gibbard with Advance BaseThe Assembly at the Woman's Club, MinneapolisThursday, November 1, 2012An evening with Ben (Benjamin) Gibbard is not merely an evening with music from his solo project, it's also an evening with the Postal Service, All-Time Quarterback, the Replacements, and Death C ... More >>
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Writer discovers the fantasy girlfriend he created on paper has come to life
Red Daughters' performance sets thrill with an uncannily vintage sound. Each show is a quick-hitting, easy and affordable escape from the over-wrought mind and under-grooved body. The group's style is undeniably throwback, but they still seem real fresh because (paradoxically) their clothes are scra ... More >>
Local psych-folk act Magic Castles' mystical music now has the golden chance to expand its reach. A self-titled, double-vinyl album was recently released via Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe's own A Records imprint. On Saturday, they celebrate with an album release party at the Kitty ... More >>
Ever the unpredictable artist, Ryan Adams will re-emerge this fall for his first tour since declaring he was supposedly quitting music (or at least, quitting touring with the Cardinals) back in 2009. With a new solo album, Ashes & Fire, out October 10, Ryan will depart on a West Coast tour in ... More >>
Arcade Fire just announced the first leg of a tour in support of their new album, The Suburbs, and it will kick off right here in Minnesota with a show at Roy Wilkins Auditorium on September 22. While we have expressed our reservations about Roy Wilkins' sound issues before (some bands sound like ... More >>
Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar's sold-out Kerouac tribute hearkens adolescence but lacks innovation.
George Clooney-fronted film tries for farce but forgets the funny
Gasping toward the tiger lot
Everything I need to know I learned in the cereal aisle
For the Thrills, all is not quiet on the western front
Going solo, American Music Club's Mark Eitzel continues to find beauty where others fear to tread.