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 >>
As you walk into this cozy pub, you notice its eclectic vibe, like a cross between Psycho Suzi's and the Turf Club's Clown Lounge. You step over a rug unmistakably designed by Minneapolis artist Adam Turman. In front of you are two Juicy Lucies: one traditional and the other with blue cheese. But t ... More >>
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart With Fear of Men and Ablebody Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Kip Berman really must have wanted to take his new songs on the road. On a rainy Tuesday night at the Triple Rock, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart frontman introduced a compl ... More >>
Over the past two decades, Adam Levy's ear for a timeless composition has grown to scholarly proportions. Whether it's rock 'n' roll with the Honeydogs, funk and soul via Hookers $ Blow, Rose Room's swing and Tin Pan Alley vibe, stuff for the kids within Bunny Clogs, or going off on a psychedelic ja ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going with a new video from P.O.S., for a track from the Marijuana Deathsquads' remix of Stef's album, We Don't Even Live Here, which came out this w ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with a Dan Huiting-directed City of Music video for Volcano Choir, who are set to play a sold-out show at First Avenue this Friday. We're also f ... More >>
As many artists before that have set out to reinvent themselves, Chris Bartels, too, has turned his music aesthetic inside out for his new project, Bora York. The new band has Bartels including his wife, Rebekah, and a few other artists collaborating on a new sound that has built on Chris' former mu ... More >>
The Maccabees haven't quite reached the British Invasion status of Mumford and Sons, but the Brighton, England-based indie rock band is well on their way to conquering the hearts and stereos of the U.S. hip set everywhere. The band's third album, Given to the Wild, was released in January 2012, and ... More >>
The waterfall of opinion flows s'more today with a collection of the best albums released locally in the Twin Cities in 2012. As opposed to the list that appeared in this week's issue, these are 14 distinct opinions on what was impressive in the past year, and a bunch of links to the related stories ... More >>
Ben Rosenbush and the Brighton have put a lot of time and thought into their new album. All bands do, so what makes this group so special? Nothing much, other than Ben makes you fall in love with his pieces on the first listen. A Wild Hunger is a collection of honest, graceful, and organic songs set ... More >>
See Also: A Minnesota music golden age might be going on right now!Now, Now leave Minneapolis to record and the trio comes home with Threads As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally a ... More >>
Despite the "Twin Cities hip-hop scene being oversaturated" this is the weekend that the Twin Cities hip-hop scene looks forward to the most. If you're thinking of heading down to Shakopee son Sunday for Soundset, better head there early or carpool; last year the traffic was held up for two hours. M ... More >>
Judy Garland bio sticks to the surface
Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
Sad news to hit the local arts world today: The long-running Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, which annually showcased over 200 artists and four free stages of music along St. Anthony Main, will be no more. The festival's founder, longtime local music advocate Ira Heilicher (son of legendary Soma ... More >>
To any veteran concert attendee in the Twin Cities, the Real Numbers will look familiar when they take the stage. Their members have played with numerous other bands, currently being active in Teddy & the Turks and Cozy, among others. The Real Numbers just got their new 7", Tear It in Two, ... More >>
The native Wisconsinite disarmingly climbed the stairs and took the spotlight.
The time has come yet again Sound the airhorns. Another installment of Bassgasm is flying at us like a fervently flung supersized glowstick set to explode on February 18, completing a trifecta of DJ ESP Woody McBride's old-school club events at First Avenue. Once again a host of electronic music ... More >>
Coco Mault via Flickr.comThis Saturday will begin with a bang for New Londoners as a starting gunshot announces a 120-mile antique car run to New Brighton. The event features pre-1920s vehicles, and because they are unable to go faster than about 18 miles per hour (not because it's forbidden, ... More >>
Brother Ali is in our thoughts today, as the Rhymesayers artist tweeted that he was forced to cancel the remainder of his UK dates because of a death in his family. "This weeks shows in London, Bristol and Brighton are canceled. My dad died and I need to fly home for his funeral," Brother Ali wro ... More >>
There are 50 bands performing at the outdoor arts and music extravaganza Stone Arch Festival of the Arts this weekend. We outlined our top eight recommended acts in this week's print edition, from the James Buckley Trio to Fort Wilson Riot to Painted Saints -- but there are many, many more acts w ... More >>
Shawn Neary's Wapsipinicon is one of many local acts performing at Stone Arch this summerThe Stone Arch Festival, a two-day local art, food, theater, and music extravaganza that takes over St. Anthony Main every Father's Day weekend, has announced its music lineup for this year. The Stone Arch Fe ... More >>
The right wing echo chamber is already assuming that a close election will automatically be stolen by Democrats.
Wale takes Black Moth Super Rainbow on a world tour, the Fugees dive into '80s synth-pop & the Offspring connect with a one-hit wonder.
A new website tells us where we can publicly eat gross quantities and get a t-shirt for it.
The reflective woodsman will be sharing stage duties with... uh... the Indigo Girls, apparently.
England's Pipettes revisit the girl-group sounds of the '60s
Demographics, interest rates, and shrinking office rentals make for a downtown residential boom
Slug and St. Patrick Costello recall a brush with Avril Lavigne, their status as Scottish Royalty, puking on cue, and dropping trou
Promenades and parks, cappuccino and condos: Tomorrow's upper Mississippi looks dandy. But first, can't city hall get rid of those grimy scrapyards? Why, yes.
The music industry released 30,000 albums in 1998. You can live without 29,990 of them.
Pig's Eye Parrant bootlegged here 150 years ago. Then came the robber barons, the great wars, the spaghetti junctions, and the exodus to the suburbs. Its glory days gone, St. Paul's Brewery District tries upscaling--and evicting renters who don't belong.
This year's model, Natalie Imbruglia: The Australian daytime TV actress with the fever for the flavor of a single
Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?
Developer and Sports Facilities Commissioner Peggy Lucas pursues both a new ballpark and upscale condos