Summer Set Music & Camping Festival Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset Sunday, August 17, 2014We returned for the final evening of Summer Set Music & Camping Festival with ears still somewhat weary from the previous day's onslaught of thundering EDM. This time, there were two separate lines for ... More >>
A bit of the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup trickled out a couple weeks ago, but today this year's offerings got taut, dark, and -- most importantly -- official. Though the plan initially was to drop the full, gargantuan list of bands in two more weeks, the timeline got pushed up when a pre-April Fool's p ... More >>
What a difference a year makes when it comes to Lollapalooza, Chicago's destination music festival in Grant Park every summer. The first details of the lineup have emerged, and compared to the rockist-leaning 2012 bill it's looking very much like anything that can loosely fit within the antiquated " ... More >>
Veteran underground experimenters Jackie Beckey and Andie Mazorol began their sludge-punk band Myrrh three years ago, adding lap steel guitarist Jason Millard a year ago. On their new untitled vinyl release on the Soft Abuse label, Beckey creates heavy, trance melodies and feedback via her viola, an ... More >>
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See Also:Best of Lollapalooza 2012 day two: Twin Shadow, Franz Ferdinand and moreBest of Lollapalooza 2012, day one: Afghan Whigs, Die Antwoord, and moreJustice at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12What have we learned following Lollapalooza 2012? Not only do reunions (Afghan Whigs, Black Sabbath, At the Drive-in ... More >>
See Also:Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youBlack Sabbath at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12Best of Lollapalooza 2012, day one: Afghan Whigs, Die Antwoord, and moreM83Lollapalooza at Grant Park, ChicagoFriday, August 3, 2012The intense heat in Chicago's Grant Park gave way to a hazy dusk as M83 ... More >>
See Also:M83 at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youBest of Lollapalooza 2012, day one: Afghan Whigs, Die Antwoord, and moreBlack SabbathLollapalooza at Grant Park, ChicagoFriday, August 3, 2012In 2012, being a purist fan of rock (of varying hardness) is getting tou ... More >>
See Also:Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youBlack Sabbath at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12M83 at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12The first of three days of music in the hot cauldron of Grant Park in Chicago is now one for the history books. Black Sabbath (or at least three-quarters of them) got back toget ... More >>
This week, 5ingles explores songs that boast connections to mental illness. None of these are quite as stupendous as Suicidal Tendencies' "Institutionalized" or Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" or Green Day's "Basket Case" or Lil B.'s "Wonton Soup," but the last song on the list comes pretty damn close -- i ... More >>
Related: SoundTown 2012 lineup announced River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupYet another festival lineup came hurling toward the concert-going set late last night and it's a good one. This year's Lollapalooza performers include a bevy of top-tier Billboard-charting acts -- start ... More >>
The 33 1/3 pitches are open again! For music obsessives, this long-running series of short books devoted to iconic albums has been a great resource for amusement and exhaustive reporting. Two personal favorites from the series are Carl Wilson's tome about Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love and C ... More >>
Photo by Ben GrimesReadying for his debut EP release Halloween weekend at Kitty Cat Klub's "Menergy" monthly dance night, Minneapolis producer Gigamesh whipped up a killer Halloween mix to get us in the mood. This isn't your typical mix stuffed full of tired Halloween themes like "Monster Mash" ( ... 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 just when you'd managed to excise every last trace of the lava-bed crunch-munch of plodding, misanthropic metal mayhem that is The View from your cranium, shameless hambone thespian William Shatner crashes the random-heavy-metal-news-sweepstakes party with what's gotta be the most cringe-worth ... More >>
Why is the voice of our generation just...so...lame?
Ear plugs are for pantywaists. After hearing Count Vesuvius, all other sound will pale in comparison.
Finished with my woman 'cause she -- wait, hold on a sec, what?
The Sword and Zebulon Pike bring Thor's hammer-ons to the Triple Rock Stage.
The songs we can't escape
A night at the Turf Club with Alpha Consumer
And now it is time to Kwang Your Head with local GNR-lovin' rockers
Meet Janek Schaefer, master manipulator of the wheels of steel
The Dames blast ears from Duluth to the Twin Cities
Watching Seinfeld six days a week makes one long for the golden age of syndication