The first week of May begins with an exciting lineup. James Blake returns to First Avenue's Mainroom Wednesday while Veils rock the 7th Street Entry. Electric boy/girl duos Purity Ring and Crystal Castles play First Avenue Thursday and Sunday. Minnesota's local member of Cult Records (Julian Casabla ... More >>
Bill Morrison's approach to film is much like most modern day composers or musicians. With primarily discarded archival footage as his main axe, his visual storytelling resembles sample-based music. Often the origins of his source material become greatly obscured by the final expression in his work. ... More >>
A summer weekend is not complete without a festival/block party happening. St. Paul will be hosting the Twin Cities Jazz Festival in and around Mears Park. Heart and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts bring a taste of nostalgia to the suburbs at Mystic Lake, while Bethany Larson and the Bee's Knees play ... More >>
Photo by D. L. AndersonBon Iver's page on the Jagjaguwar site is down this morning, which can only mean one thing: Today's the day when the Indiana indie label is unveiling the details for the band's sophomore album. Last month, bandleader Justin Vernon conducted an interview with Rolling Stone t ... More >>
Lily, Bird & Kristofferson hit MPLS, Prince begs for cash, Solid Gold headliners & next week's best new releases.
Vernon was a surprise guest last Saturday night at the Cedar.
Five new local CDs Range from Spaghetti Westerns to pot paeans
Form and function harmonize at the new McGuire Theater
How three Midwestern boys reached jazz nirvana
Polyglot guitarist (and former Bar Mitzvah session man) Tim Sparks pulls a chair up to the rebbe's table
Globe-trotting curator Philip Bither gives audiences what they didn't know they wanted
Terry Eason transmits ingenious basement pop Via Satellite