Bill Shaw

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    12 Rods Announce January Reunion Show

    They're back! After 11 years apart, 12 Rods are re-aligning for a one-off reunion show. "Through three albums and a rotating cast of band members, the group won over fans and frustrated publicists with a sound too tech-savvy to be grunge, too soulful to be synth pop," Lindsey Thomas wrote in 2004 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Other Lives and Halloween, Alaska at the Entry, 02/09/12

    Photo By James Rhodes​Other Lives and Halloween, Alaska7th St. Entry, MinneapolisFebruary 9, 2012The music of Other Lives has such a classic, timeless quality to it that even the band's new songs sound instantly familiar. The Stillwater, Oklahoma quintet treated the sold-out Entry to a sweeping ... More >>

  • Arts

    August 11, 2004

    End of the Road, End of the Rods

    They got hassled by the FBI. Todd Rundgren drank all their Foster's. And now they're breaking up. After teetering on the edge of big-time success for over a decade, 12 Rods remember what it's like to be a popular Twin Cities band--and what it's like to pa

  • Music

    July 29, 1998

    Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

    Art rockers 12 Rods make their musical parents proud