The weather has cooled down, but the music hasn't. Plenty of acts, large and local, are hitting up the Twin Cities this week. Mumford & Sons leave their mark on St. Paul Wednesday at the Xcel while Taylor Swift stops by later for the weekend. Alt-J plays a sold out two night show at First Avenue ... More >>
Maybe it's something in his laid-back Carolina demeanor, but you've gotta give Stu McLamb credit for taking everything in stride. After accidentally stumbling on to lo-fi gold in 2008 with a suite of bedroom-recorded breakup songs that would become his first album as the Love Language, he's weathere ... More >>
The Black AngelsThe Black Angels with Dead Meadow and SpindriftOctober 17, 2011Fine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisIt was an eerie dream-like night of cinematic psychedelia as the Black Angels, Dead Meadow, and Spindrift, three of the more fantastic contemporary psychedelic bands in the U.S., c ... More >>
So, what's the difference between a fiddle and a violin? "Well, when you're buyin' it, it's a fiddle; when you're sellin' it, it's a violin." Another difference? "About $10,000." How 'bout another? "The difference is in the nut that holds the bow." And: "No one cries when they spil ... More >>
A freelancer's diary from the SXSW music festival, with notes on how to stay sane amidst the persistent chaos.
The very attractive paranoia of Black Mountain
The Top 10 Sellers This Week at Treehouse Records
Top 10 Discs This Week at Eclipse Records