The Black Lips with Natural Child Turf Club, St. Paul Sunday, April 27, 2014 With all of the shiny new plastic popping up in St. Paul's broad-shouldered Midway neighborhood, rock 'n' roll relics like the Turf Club become even more vital. In just about a month, the landmark venue will close for much ... More >>
The OrwellsTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisWednesday, April 2, 2014 The Orwells have been on an extensive tour since the 2012 release of their debut LP Remember When. It's a record made by 17-year-olds, and it's garnered them much attention out of the gate -- including a fairly memorable spot o ... More >>
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As a steady arm of the Texas muscial family dynasty, singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo has defined the native sound of the musically rich Southern state. Amid a body of work that is dense and rich, Escovedo mines a western style steeped in bar hall spirit. Now 63, he stands as a true musical Amer ... More >>
When you attend as many shows as the Gimme Noise folks do, you get to know your bartenders. Quite often, the person you see behind the bar is also a familiar face behind the bass, the guitar or drum kit. Among numerous musician and music-affiliated bartenders in this music city, here are a few I see ... More >>
See also: Our complete Coachella coverage Saturday at Coachella meant tributes, tributes, tributes. From Levon Helms to Biggie, everyone got a shout-out. In between all that, some nasty partying and a little recreational drug use. Read our highly-trained writers as they tell you the the best things ... More >>
Radiohead certainly had the most pre-festival buzz for Saturday, but once we got there, we found there was so much more to be excited about. Be it the seeing the reclusive Jeff Mangum, the underrated fIREHOSE or closing out the evening with a ferris wheel ride with Radiohead as the soundtrack, our t ... More >>
We Were Promised JetpacksVarsity Theater, MinneapolisWednesday, March 21, 2012Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks proved here's still room for invention within the genre at the Varsity Theater on Wednesday night. They offered up a powerful, fairly emotional set, though it could hardl ... More >>
Minneapolis indie pop band Howler was still in the zygote stage when we first wrote about them this past April, and though they still only have one small-run EP to their names, the band has already managed to catch the ears of the editors of British tastemaking music mag NME. The magazine is feat ... More >>
The soul of rock n' roll doesn't live in a stadium--it resides in dive bars, in grungy clubs, in run-down venues where the floors are slick with a layer of spilled booze and stale sweat. Garage rock is a distillation of the spirit that makes ... More >>
Photos of recent Mastodon & Franz Ferdinand shows & U of M's Justice Jam lineup announced.
Judas Priest to play Taste of Minnesota, Brother Ali on the charts & Taking Back Sunday to play First Avenue.
New Trama mixtape, the National to play First Avenue, Tricky hits the Current & Alice Russell reviewed
Gold teeth aren't just for rappers anymore.
Highlights from the past week including Monotonix, Mark Olson & Gary Louris as well as next week's new releases
The beloved psych-rock quartet hits the road in March with daring noise rocker Wavves.
P.O.S. drops "Drumroll" video, Beatnuts play the Varsity and Brother Ali to release a new DVD & EP this year