Drive-By Truckers with Blitzen Trapper First Avenue, Minneapolis Thursday, March 27, 2014 Somebody really ought to slip T Bone Burnett a Drive-By Truckers compilation. For all of the man's professional eminence, he missed a golden opportunity to include the Athens, Georgia-based cult favorites in t ... More >>
Plenty to see in the Twin Cities this week! The Barenaked Ladies return to the stage at The State Theatre, while The Skyway theatre hosts Glasgow natives Franz Ferdinand. The Varsity Theater hosts a number of events this week; including Minus the Bear, Between the Buried and Les Claypool. Miran ... More >>
The Basilica Block Party marks the beginning of July and the end of weeks of promotion for presenting radio station Cities 97, who bring soft-rocker Mat Kearney and Train on Friday and alt-country group The Avett Brothers on Saturday night. 311 will be swinging through Minneapolis on their national ... More >>
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Jordan Gatesmith shares his true feelings on the music scene
Minnesota Give Up. No, that's not the title of Howler's next album, nor is it the slogan for the eyebrow-raising marketing campaign the band rolled out last week. But, if you were to read some of the things being bandied about on the interwebs about the interview that their baby-faced bandleader, ... More >>
Photo By Stacy SchwartzDawes First AvenueMinneapolis, MNNovember 4, 2011 Friday night at First Avenue saw the much-anticipated (and very sold out) Dawes show, which was received, as one might expect, by a zealously dedicated crowd of fans. So dedicated, in fact, that it's strange to recall that ... More >>
It's Friday! We hate Rebecca Black for ruining that phrase for us.
Love for L.A. band reaches fever pitch
Photo by Kevin HaysL.A. Americana band Dawes are so cavalier about their draw in the Twin Cities that they announced their plans to play a New Year's Eve show at the Varsity before they even rolled into town to perform their sold-out show at First Avenue this Friday -- and in his interview with C ... More >>
Roots rock fans, get ready: Dawes and Blitzen Trapper just announced a co-headlining bill that hits First Avenue on November 4th. Dawes will be continuing a seemingly never-ending tour behind their sophomore release, Nothing Is Wrong, which came out earlier this summer. They're also still rid ... More >>
Many Colored Kite (Rykodisc)
Blitzen Trapper July 27, 2010 First Avenue Mainroom It was spring 2008. Fresh out of a relationship, not yet "educated" enough on how to be slutty and pick up dudes but desperate enough to at least shoot men coy glances, I was at the 7th St Entry to see my friends Kelsey and Jacy of the formerly ... More >>
Mastodon, Deathklok and Shonen Knife announce TC dates, and new Har Mar Superstar.
Blitzen Trapper FAIL, Element closes, Atmosphere announce tour & news on next week's new releases
Gimme News special: Q&A with Washington DJs Nadastrom and the day's news
The air was heavy with the smell of grilled cheese, marijuana, and expensive perfume.
Minneapolis' own is set to be in good company at this spring's Coachella fest in Indio, Calif., which features a great supporting cast of artists.
Every year I make mix CDs of my favorite tracks, with one song per artist per disc. Here's the '08 edition, local and national. It's all from 2008 unless otherwise specified, but there are a few oldies. At the bottom are my year-end lists, because I know you needed more of those. Happy holidays! MN ... More >>
It took imaginations like these to make sense of the world in 2008