Bowery Ballroom

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Waxahatchee: The Soviettes completely changed the route I took in life

    While she's only been using the moniker of Waxahatchee since 2011, Katie Crutchfield's roots in the punk and DIY community run as deep as the Alabama watering hole she draws her name from. Cutting her teeth on the touring circuit before she was even 18 in the Ackleys with her sister Allison, the duo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Rolling Stone readers: First Avenue is the 2nd best venue in America

    The accolades for First Avenue keep rolling in courtesy of the many permutations of Rolling Stone's "Venues That Rock" series. The club already received the honor as the number three "big room" in the country, but now yet another high rank is bestowed. Yes, the pollsters have spoken, and only one cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Brother Ali's Mourning In America tour dates, First Ave in October

    Related:Brother Ali arrested at Occupy Homes protest [VIDEO]After setting off the Entry back in May, rallying in Wisconsin, giving us a soulful, somber taste of his new record, and recently getting arrested to help bring attention to the foreclosure problem here in Minnesota, Brother Ali is finally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Doomtree's Sims: I don't give two sh*ts about Skrillex

    ​Doomtree's tour stop in New York nearly got uprooted last week when a 106-year-old pipe burst on the street where their performance was supposed to take place. Although their show was two days after the flooding, Bowery Ballroom was still without proper running water on Thursday, and a four-hour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Cass McCombs Band at the Entry, 02/01/12

    ​Cass McCombs BandWith Frank Fairfield7th St. Entry, MinneapolisWednesday, February 1, 2012In a torn flannel shirt over a henley, comfortably worn jeans, and Dr. Marten boots, Cass McCombs looks a lot like a mechanic lately. (Or Eddie Vedder, circa. 1991.) But it's an appropriate guise for a man c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    St. Vincent rebukes crowd during Pearl Jam cover, adds First Ave. show

    ​Those of you who didn't get a chance to see St. Vincent's entrancing sold-out performances at the Walker in October (and even those of you who did) now have another opportunity to see Annie Clark and company bring the songs of Strange Mercy to life, as St. Vincent have just announced a stop a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Doomtree release "Bangarang" video before starting enormous U.S. tour

    ​As the Doomtree crew are all getting psyched for their sprawling 2-month-long U.S. tour which starts tomorrow night, they dropped a lighthearted, no-frills video for "Bangarang," one of the most rousing tracks on their recent No Kings album. The clip features all the members of the Doomtree colle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Mark Mallman tour diary, Vol. 8: Tour withdrawal

    ​Paul Schrader wrote the script to Taxi Driver while living in a station wagon. Such is the myth of the suffering artist. But beautiful crazy Van Gogh bastard established the archetype. We might stumble onto a kick-ass something in the morning, but by bedtime, the artist suffers by choice.

  • Music

    October 19, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011

    The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Polica make their debut, head east to open for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    Photos by Ben LaFond​The crowd that had gathered at Nick and Eddie on Sunday for the debut of Polica, the new band led by Channy Moon Casselle of the recently split Twin Cities favorite Roma di Luna, was teeming with excitement. The little that has been heard of Polica so far on the band's web ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Titus Andronicus and Craig Finn cover the Replacements' "Kids Don't Follow"

    ​Last night, the biggest indie scenesplosion ever rattled the Bowery Ballroom in Manhatten as contemporary bands like tUnE-yArDs, St. Vincent, Ted Leo gathered to pay homage to Michael Azerrad's 2001 book Our Band Could Be Your Life on its 10-year anniversary. Among the highlights posted on Pitchf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Death Cab for Cutie announce First Ave show, new album

    Photo by Danny Clinch​In addition to announcing the release of a new record, Codes and Keys, Death Cab for Cutie have unveiled the dates for a small tour today, including a stop at First Avenue on May 21.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Peter Wolf Crier to tour with Rogue Wave and Midlake

    Photo by Stacy Schwartz​Though the pair hasn't even wrapped up their current stint with Heartless Bastards, Peter Wolf Crier will hit the road in September for another high-profile tour, this time with Rogue Wave and Midlake. The duo will stop in St. Paul to play the Lowertown Music Festival on Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Interview: Mumford & Sons' Marshall Winston chats backstage

    Photo by Stacy SchwartzMarshall Winston (left) at the Current studios​INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY CINDAL LEE HEARTMumford & Sons are the epitome of bottom to top success; in less than 3 years they've signed to major record labels (Glassnote and Island) and faired into the hearts of many diverse fan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Peter Wolf Crier announce tour with Heartless Bastards

    Photo by Stacy Schwartz​It's going to be a constructive summer for rising locals Peter Wolf Crier, whose debut album, Inter-Be, will be re-released by Jagjaguwar later this month. The duo has a CD-release show at the Turf Club on May 21, followed by a massive tour that will take them across the Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    P.O.S. announces headlining tour with Dessa

    He's bringing his Doomtree crewmate along for the ride.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Dirty Projectors headed to the Cedar this fall

    Indie rock auteurs grace the Cedar Cultural Center this November.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    NIN announces farewell tour. For real this time.

    Is it too late to make a comparison to John Kerry's waffling in the 2004 prez campaign?

  • Columns

    May 10, 2006


    A coalition of independent record stores hangs on for dear life

  • News

    December 31, 2003

    Artists of the Year

    Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Local Music Yearbook '03

    We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.

  • Music

    November 21, 2001

    Best Laid Plan

    Dismemberment Plan Search for "Meaningful Relationships"

  • Arts

    November 1, 2000

    No Future?

    I went to CMJ Music Marathon 2000 and all I got was this lousy tote bag