Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We kick things off this week with a new video from Twin Cities quintet Speed's the Name, who are set to release a new record at the end of this month. We've also got a fresh ... More >>
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate Prince's 55th birthday. And while the Purple One's prodigious back catalog and outsized persona will always be one of the charismatic beacons for the Twin Cities music scene (and the world), there is no question that as of late, his output has ... More >>
Summer un-officially began this month as pitchers and catchers reported to Florida to mark the start of another season of trying to survive in Twins territory. Even though about 12 inches of snow covers Target Field, we can still daydream of April 1 when the skies will be blue, and Joe Mauer and Jus ... More >>
Tyler Flory is a teacher at Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins. His Music Class column ties together his job and his music fandom in a neat little package. "I believe [Bob Dylan's] 'Like a Rolling Stone' is the greatest rock and roll simile of all time," I state to my 4th block 9th G ... More >>
Making lists of things is important. Lists are great for grocery shopping, keeping track of irresistable kisses if you're Daryl Hall, remembering things you're supposed "To Do," and the corralling of the finest albums of a musical year. The Hold Steady's Craig Finn knows this, and has added an extra ... More >>
Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsFirst Avenue's 20 best concerts: Readers' picks50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revelatory ... More >>
Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.10. Babes in ToylandOrigin: Minneapolis | Active: 1987-2001 | Songs: "Bruise Violet" and "Sweet 69" Kat Bjelland is one of the nastiest female vocalists, period. Although the woman who adeptl ... More >>
Now there's probably no one who's going to get that headline on a novelty T-shirt, but the much-discussed Lana Del Rey was indeed in St. Paul late last week. She taped an in-studio appearance on the Current, and was gone!Unlike many ribald internet users, Gimme Noise is not mad at Lana Del Rey fo ... More >>
It's one thing to talk about Minnesota pride, but it's another altogether to ink it permanently to your torso. St. Paul resident Sean Kelsey is the new champion in that department with an Ork Poster-esque tribute to many of our local cultural landmarks and heroes that he can show to his friends o ... More >>
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 >>
Antonio's pizza will never trust anyone affiliated with this man again.A man pretending to work on Bob Dylan's touring crew really ruined a Friday night for the staff of Antonio's Pizza in Ahmerst, Mass. this weekend.The guy showed up to Antonio's shortly before close and ordered 178 pizzas -- al ... More >>
And the feeling is mutual.Apparently, Barack Obama is a huge fan of Bob Dylan. In a Q & A featured in the Oct. 15 issue of Rolling Stone, Obama tells magazine co-founder Jann Wenner that Dylan is a perennial on the presidential iPod. That is, of course, when he's not listening to Nas and Li ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenJoan Baez has been performing for over 50 years, and her voice is just as lovely as ever. "I've had to drop my songs down a few notches to match my voice now," she noted apologetically during her show at the Minnesota Zoo last night. But aside from a few key changes her old c ... More >>
Bob Dylan releases new music video, Green Day schedule TC date & Sick of Sarah plans national tour.
Dylan's new album, Together Through Life, will be released April 28.
The details are still hazy, but a new 10-song album is expected to be released in late April.
Rock writer/Dylan freak Sid Griffin attempts to crack one of music's great mysteries
Anti-techie Bob Dylan makes a great chill-out album
The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser will not be ignored
Scorsese takes 200 minutes to preserve the mystery of Dylan
Guerilla Black: "Compton"
When life gives you lemons, make collages
Here comes the freewheelin' Bob Dylan. Again. Just in time.
'Masked & Anonymous' director Larry Charles lets it fly
'Rolling Thunder Revue' examines the mystique of Bob Dylan
Talkin' Dylan Blues With Folkster Martin Devaney
Dylan does Duluth; To Ave. and Ave. not
A Record Year: Our 13 favorite albums for 1997.
We list the best of the best of 1997.
An excerpt from: Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes
U2 goes forward and backward with Pop.
A roundtable with five Twin Cities songwriters