Bradley Hale

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    The 10 best "Bear" bands in rock 'n' roll

    Enough with all of the endless chatter about the best hair bands of all-time. What about the best "Bear" bands? While listening to Bear In Heaven's new album, Time Is Over One Day Old, I was struck by the proliferation in "Bear" band names. What exactly drives this musical fascination with these fur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    Betty Who and Sombear at 7th Street Entry, 1/18/14

    Betty Who With Sombear and Step Rockets 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis Saturday, January 18, 2014 Some shows simply click. Due to a perfect confluence of the right artist, audience, night, and venue, some performances take on a transcendent quality that surpasses the mere sum of their parts, elevati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things started with a new video from Holographic Sands, drawn from their just-released EP on Forged Artifacts, Water Bodies. We've also got new clips from A ... More >>

  • Music

    December 12, 2012

    Best Minnesota albums of 2012

    From Big Cats to Chastity Brown, local gems showcased their talents

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Summit Backyard Bash with Doomtree, 9/8/12

    Summit Backyard BashWith Doomtree, Now, Now, Halloween, Alaska, Heartbeats, and Caroline Smith and the Goodnight SleepsSummit Brewery, St. PaulSaturday, September 8, 2012See Also:Slideshow: Summit Backyard Bash"Would you mind clapping, or are you all too drunk for that?" This was an actual request m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Now, Now drummer Bradley Hale working on Sombear solo project [AUDIO]

    See Also:Summit Backyard Bash announces all-local lineupNow, Now's record release party, Triple Rock, 3/02/12Now, Now band leave Minneapolis to record ThreadsNow, Now's Threads is one of the most-accomplished albums -- by a Minneapolis-based artist or any artist -- of 2012. Since its release back in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Now, Now's record release party, Triple Rock, 3/02/12

    ​Now, Now's Record Release Party for ThreadsTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisMarch 3, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.After years (and thousands of miles) in the making, Now, Now finally got to share their new songs with a Twin Cities audience at their record release show for Threa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Halloween, Alaska remixed by Lazerbeak, Bon Iver's S. Carey

    ​The sonic experimentalism of Halloween, Alaska has always lent itself well to potential remixes. And while the latest effort from the Minneapolis quartet, All Night The Calls Came In, is a more refined, focused album than their more expansive past work, the musical groundwork has been laid fo ... More >>