The name of Wisconsin farm-bred musician Brent Johnson's band Hope Country says it all, as does that of his debut EP, I Hurt, I Heal; his music employs a number of personal themes related to Johnson's own tribulations and his mission to inspire hope in others, and it represents his return to the mus ... More >>
The decade-old phenomenon that was the Postal Service is coming to the Twin Cities later this year. A little while back, the team of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) announced they'd reform, play some shows, and Give Up would receive a deluxe 10th anniversary reissue in ... More >>
Matt and Kim With OberhoferFirst Ave., MinneapolisWednesday, November 7, 2012Matt and Kim is a simple name and simple setup, with just Matt Johnson on keys and vocals and Kim Schifino on drums, but the duo's show is anything but simple. With an elaborate back screen, flashing lights, balloons, and c ... More >>
Back to work. Chicago band The Hush Sound is back on tour again after an extended hiatus -- this time with new music and a new outlook on the music industry. The band's pop-rock sound has been able to withstand the break and kept their fans excited to see them active again. On some time off fro ... More >>
All Time Low With The Summer Set, Hit the Lights, The Downtown FictionFirst Avenue, MinneapolisMonday, October 22, 2012In a sea of teenagers pushing amongst themselves, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" comes on between The Summer Set and All Time Low's set, and every voice in First Avenue could be ... More >>
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The electro-synth-pop musician talks inspiration
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Photos by Stacy SchwartzBlink-182September 7, 2011Xcel Energy CenterWho's up for a night of circle pits, poop and masturbation jokes, and poignant reflection? Anyone and everyone in attendance at the Xcel Energy Center for Blink-182 sure was. Despite the many empty seats in the arena (although ge ... More >>
What's that you say? All you want for Christmas is to not be Travis Barker? That's easy; wish granted! Unless, of course, you are Travis Barker, in which case: too bad, so sad. You're always gonna look like a skate rat ghoul. Anyway, let's take a gander at what happened in the world of music last ... More >>
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