Toadies: Rubberneck 20th Anniversary TourWith Supersuckers and BattlemeFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, April 11, 2014In celebration of the 20th anniversary of their full-length debut, Rubberneck, Texas alt-rockers Toadies stopped by First Avenue on Friday. Supported by Supersuckers and Battleme, th ... More >>
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Music fans who are put off by the endless hype surrounding the Super Bowl and the gratuitous violence of football still have a reason to tune into the big game on Sunday. From the opera star singing the National Anthem to the spectacle of the halftime show, there is something to draw in music lovers ... More >>
Most people can't imagine venturing into a career with their sibling, but it's safe to say that California sisters Jessica and Jennifer Clavin have what it takes. From growing up in Los Angeles, to playing in their former band Mika Miko, to branching off and touring the world as Bleached, they've be ... More >>
A good chunk of the Minneapolis music scene has gallivanted away to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, but that doesn't stop the music! Total Trash release their latest cassette tape in the 7th Street Entry Thursday. Friday, Davina & the Vagabonds swank up Patrick's Cabaret while Chanhassen Di ... More >>
There's a bit of a chill outside as Gimme Noise meets up with Korda Records' Allison Labonne outside the Walker Art Center. We'll be drinking buddies at the Walker's Gather restaurant for the afternoon, and we'll discuss the multiple musical projects Allison and her friends are currently working on ... More >>
Public Image Ltd. Mill City Nights, Minneapolis Monday, October 22, 2012 It's funny how some bands surface at a particular time and are always associated with that time, while others surface and manage to transcend it and stay timeless in a way. Public Image Ltd. falls squarely into the latter cat ... More >>
Dinosaur Jr. re-emerged stronger than ever with with I Bet on Sky, their tenth record, and third since they reunited back in 2005. Beginning in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1984, Dinosaur Jr. pioneered alt-rock with their metal-tinged grunge and post-punk and thrash rock, creating an entirely new sound ... More >>
Legs McNeil is a legendary rock music historian, author and journalist. He co-founded and wrote for Punk Magazine back in the mid-'70s, is a former senior editor for Spin, and founder/editor of Nerve magazine in 1992. He is renowned as co-author of Please Kill Me: the Uncensored Oral History of Pu ... More >>
The legendary sludge-punk metal band the Melvins return to Grumpy's Downtown Minneapolis, making their 15th stop in as many days! They'll perform in the lot out behind the establishment, as the Minnesota stop on a 50 states (plus Washington D.C.) in 51 days tour. If completed, it would put the band ... More >>
Ronnie Spector, Nikki Corvette among headliners
Another era passes through the Loring Park neighborhood. Nick and Eddie, the restaurant that has been an industry insider hangout, swank neighborhood joint, occasional ghost town and somewhat underground music venue is passing into that good night. Tomorrow it will host one final music show, and ... More >>
Hugh Cornwell and Glen Matlock are likely household names at your place if there's a studded leather jacket somewhere in your garage -- or you own the Snatch soundtrack. For everyone else, this is a show worth experiencing for those loving the umpteenth wave of punk and new wave descendants too. ... More >>
Everything from their name to the number of members in the band hint at something simple, but post-punk Minneapolis electro-duo, The Night, are anything but straightforward.Their songs sound like collaborations within themselves -- two halves not quite fitting together as you'd expect -- yet stil ... More >>
Sarah White has certainly kept busy since she left Minneapolis for Brooklyn back in 2007. Though many in the Twin Cities may still know her best as one of the founding members of Black Blondie, she's actually spent far more time now as a solo artist, and her new Space Madness, is the se ... More >>
Lydia Lunch in a scene from Blank City"If you could be anybody, who would you be?" "An outlaw, a film director, a rebel, a rock star!" yells a '70s gangster shooting a gun at the Super 8 camera, cutting to a rapid-fire Mars punk song over a killer montage of '70s film clips of punk and no wave mu ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenBlondie September 4, 2011 Mystic Lake Casino I was 16 when Blondie reunited in the late 1990s. I have a memory of reading about their plan to do a few shows and record an album in Spin or maybe Rolling Stone; I was definitely sitting in the waiting area of my hairstylist ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessWhat a weekend! We kicked summer right outta town this long Labor Day Weekend by attending as many events as we could, from Blondie at Mystic Lake to Weezer, Dr. John, and Maroon 5 at the Great Minnesota Get Together to Minneapolis dance nights Get Cryphy and Too Much Love. As w ... More >>
Band appeared on very first cover of Sweet Potato, a.k.a City Pages
Our music section in this week's City Pages is bursting at the seams with content related to this weekend's West Bank Music Festival, which spans several venues up and down Cedar Avenue. Here's a quick rundown of the articles you can find in today's paper:Dessa on DessaOne of the West Bank Fest's ... More >>
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