Ex Cops Opening for Blessed Feathers and Young Buffalo 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis Thursday, February 28, 2013 Touring in support of their excellent 2013 release True Hallucinations, Brooklyn-based Ex Cops made their first appearance in Minneapolis last night, opening for Young Buffalo and Blesse ... More >>
It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>
See Also:44 Smashing Pumpkins-related things we'd rather do than audition to be a Smashing PumpkinThe Smashing Pumpkins in 2012 is essentially Billy Corgan and a bunch of people you've never heard of. And so when the band hits the road this fall, you will hear his voice, and his raging guitar, and t ... More >>
See Also: Night Moves reveal Colored Emotions tracklist and release date Night Moves on hotel living, song facelifts, and the new 7-inch Local retro-rockers Night Moves have kept the Twin City music community (and the rest of the world) waiting patiently for their Domino Records release of their de ... More >>
One of the most popular indie bands on the scene today, the Brooklyn-based Yeasayer manages to be simultaneously innovative and not annoying. They've been proving this since their debut album, 2007's All Hour Cymbals, and again with 2010's disarmingly addictive Odd Blood. Their third full-length alb ... More >>
Buildings are a Minneapolis noise-rock three-piece gaining a lot of traction in the U.S. and beyond, since February's release of their outstanding second record, Melt Cry Sleep (doubleplusgood). Singer/guitarist Brian Lake, drummer Travis Kuhlman, and bassist Ryan Harding look like mild-mannered guy ... More >>
See Also:Mayda tells us her survival tactics for life in the Twin CitiesMayda releases music video for 'The Panthers'Twin Cities-based R&B phenom Mayda recently hit the road for most of the month of June on her Boomerang Tour, and jotted down some details and observations along the way. Here's a ... More >>
Justin Townes EarleVarsity Theater, MinneapolisMonday, May 7, 2012There were a few times last night when all fell silent inside the Varsity Theater, save for Justin Townes Earle. He paced around the stage, wearing a pair of round eyeglasses and a gray suit with a kerchief tucked in the breast pocket ... More >>
He's a blog darling with an interesting name and he's coming to Minneapolis to perform with a few of our own talented artists. Theophilus London was raised in Trinidad but moved to Brooklyn and then, of all places, the Poconos mountains of Pennsylvania. Padding his soul-rap agenda on Saturday at ... More >>
Photos by Allegra OxboroughDoomtree's Mike MictlanBY ALLEGRA OXBOROUGHBrooklyn took two heaping spoonfuls of Minneapolis this Wednesday at the CMJ marathon. Early in the day the Green Room Music Source booking agency curated an all-Minneapolis showcase at Spike Hill in Williamsburg. The show ... More >>
We're not even going to lie to you: If beer isn't your bag, this is the week to stay home. Practically every day is crammed with a beer dinner, pairing, sampling, or class on how to create the stuff yourself. Something about October must bring out everyone's inner brewmonster. 10/10 Brooklyn Brewi ... More >>
Singer-songwriter Ryan Traster was born and bred in Minneapolis, and moved to Brooklyn three years ago to further along his music career. Regardless of the move, Traster -- always a Minneapolis folk and roots scene favorite -- has been frequenting the Cities; it appears you can take the boy o ... More >>
Kei TerauchiFollow the finger for yummy tailsThe morning commute is a struggle. With my hair still damp and stomach empty, I head out to catch the bus at Uptown Transit Station. As I sleepily walk down on Hennepin, a sweet and inviting aroma takes hold of all my senses. I look up and see a ... More >>
Mo PerryFiery goodness to make your tongue tingleThere is something other-worldly about Szechuan Spice's chicken with double chili pepper--a haunting quality that hovers on the periphery of your memory and manifests in periodic, sudden, urgent cravings. Maybe it's the chicken, lightly crisp ... More >>
Though they have issued a steady stream of releases for a few years now, Minneapolis label Totally Gross National Product seems to be on an upswing lately, collaborating with a vast network of experimental artists that span and combine elements of electronic, rap, dance, and rock music.
DPerstinThings you find in a park: Goat heads!St. Paul Police and Animal Control officials are looking into something you don't see everyday: A severed goat head. Someone found it in Marydale Park in St. Paul's North End on Saturday. "A woman was walking in the park, and saw something in a p ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Nato ColesNato Coles has been involved in the Midwest DIY scene for several years, first gaining notoriety with Milwaukee's Modern Machines before moving to Brooklyn and recently settling in Minneapolis. In his first year in the Twin Cities, Coles has established the "borderline ... More >>
Warmy GirlsParker Sprout, the brain and heart of Velvet Davenport, spent last winter recording to four-track his nearly here Warmy Girls, Velvet Davenport's third release on local label well-on-the-rise Moon Glyph, and their first on shellac. These sparse, sun-saturated excursions placably direct ... More >>
Number 97: DWITT (a.k.a. David Ruddy Witt) City: Saint Paul (Highland Park) Years spent living in MN: 31He may not be an actual rock star, but prolific artist DWITT (David Witt) is as close as you can get without picking up a guitar. In fact, his mere association with an event usuall ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenRatatatSeptember 11, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisREVIEW BY CECILE CLOUTIERThe Brooklyn instrumental duo Ratatat mix up rock, hip-hop, dub and electronica with cool abandon, and in retrospect it shouldn't have been a huge surprise that their live show was somewhere between a ... More >>
photo by: Leslie PlesserYou thought that was the last you'd hear or see of them - the outfit planning, the Prince sighting, the napkins. Gayngs is apparently far from over, which isn't surprising considering the invaluable press they've received and the warm critical reception to the record (Pitc ... More >>
Image Courtesy of: Kris Drake "Stuck Between Stations." Stuck Between Stations. One is the name of a song by Brooklyn band the Hold Steady (whose singer is at work on a movie project of his own, adapting Chuck Klosterman's Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs). The other is the name of a film conceived, ... More >>
PhantogramStopping in from their massive tour, Brooklyn's the Antlers and their pop-strum random-eff-bomb dropping syrup are coming to the Varsity tonight, with Phantogram in tow. Phantogram get down somewhere between psych, Beck, and trip-hop (much unlike Black Moth Super Rainbow if that's what ... More >>
The pair collaborated last weekend at a Haiti benefit in Brooklyn.
The band's strength truly lies in their subtlety, with melodies often just an afterthought to mood, and those considerable talents were on full display last evening.
Check out the Tanlines remix of "Matter of Time."
Two new restaurants reinvigorate what was a seriously depressing local Indian food scene
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