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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more
Photos by Ben LaFondThe 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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Danny ClinchIn 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.
Photo by Stacy SchwartzThough 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 >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzMarshall Winston (left) at the Current studiosINTERVIEW 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 >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzIt'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 >>
He's bringing his Doomtree crewmate along for the ride.
Indie rock auteurs grace the Cedar Cultural Center this November.
Is it too late to make a comparison to John Kerry's waffling in the 2004 prez campaign?
A coalition of independent record stores hangs on for dear life
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.
Dismemberment Plan Search for "Meaningful Relationships"
I went to CMJ Music Marathon 2000 and all I got was this lousy tote bag