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Buzzcocks

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Six punk bands we should shut up about already

    I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Piñata Records: Folks drinking and swearing and brainstorming

    They might have chosen the name Piñata Records, but the four members of Southside Desire who founded the label have hardly stuffed it with the unexpected. With two releases last year, and a third out this weekend, Piñata has put perceptions of the "throwback" act on its ear by giving it a distinct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: 5/8 - 5/14

    It's finally starting to feel like May again, and this week is packed with shows. Friday Daughter visits the Fine Line with label-mate and local opener, Jeremy Messersmith. The Amsterdam hosts their second annual Girls Got Rhythm Fest featuring Cherie Currie, The Avengers and many more stretching ov ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Buildings on strip clubs, throwing beers, and touring

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    A Whitman's Sampler of iffy Valentines' Day gift-tunes

    ​I'm not much on romance, so for me Valentine's Day isn't a huge undertaking: a gift or two, some flowers, a card, done. I don't go in for the mushy mixtapes or complicated surprises or getaway weekends, in part because I'm always broke. But I'm more than happy to offer unsolicited suggestions on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Naked Raygun release Single #2

    ​When Naked Raygun was born in 1981, one can only assume the Chicago punks never intended to be releasing records in 2010. Now spanning four decades, the band's career has seen its members change and its sound develop from early hardcore to a more melodic Buzzcocks-styled approach. In that time, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Buzzcocks rock the Fine Line: Nevermind anyone else

    Adam Bubolz The Buzzcocks​Pete Shelley's eyes can't keep from rolling. Seriously, that's what stands out right away. British punk legends the Buzzcocks take the stage, Shelley approaches the mic, barks out the first song, and as they launch into song, his eyes roll. For a passing moment, a ... More >>

  • Music

    May 19, 2010
  • Calendar

    May 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Peter Wolf Crier, Nero's Neptune featured in this week's City Pages

    Photo by Stacy SchwartzPeter Wolf Crier​Happy hump day! As with every Wednesday, we're pleased to offer a fine selection of print articles about local music in addition to today's blog posts. If you don't have time to pick up an issue of City Pages today, you can peruse the print music section onl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Ben Ivascu on crushing the drums: Nine bands, no waiting

    Photo by Erik Hess​"Ben is kind of The Dude....he's a maniac and he holds it down so hard." High praise from Stef Leron "POS" Alexander, but drummer Ben Ivascu lives up to the hype every single time he plays. And chances are that he's playing right now. In a set of cities blessed with some o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    5 Questions: Staraoke hostess Arzu Gokcen goes under the beehive with Gimme Noise

    "Keep [romantic karaoke] classy. Don't be creepy and sing 'Angel Eyes' to someone you just met."

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Tinted Windows announce their spring debut

    90s nostalgists take heart: Hanson and Smashing Pumpkins at last find an excuse to collaborate.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    From Minneapolis to France: The Magnolias embark on European tour

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    Though the band hasn't been very active in recent years (their last tour was in the early '90s and their last album was released in 1996), The Magnolias have resurfa ... More >>

  • Unknown

    March 28, 2007

    ¡No Mas! Okay, Mas.

    SXSW gives a girl more music than she could possibly need—but not as much as she wants

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    7/17 Morning Communiqué

    Average British male spends five percent of income on beer and snacks, no third party love in North Carolina, MN student at Drake busted for making bogus driver's licenses, Mac developer bets Bill Gates, notice your nuts, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • News

    June 21, 2006

    Out Loud

    They scream. They wear tacos for underwear. Meet Faggot, rock's next big gay thing.

  • Music

    July 27, 2005
  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits

    The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time

  • Music

    December 1, 2004
  • News

    May 22, 2002

    The .14 Cent Solution

    New royalties proposed by the music industry threaten to kill independent Internet radio

  • Arts

    March 29, 2000

    Austin Powers

    Reports from South by Southwest, where a Texas town becomes a mecca of indie music and film

  • Music

    September 1, 1999
  • Music

    August 18, 1999

    Bombs Away

    Noise artist Bombardier drops some of electronic music's fastest and hardest beats--and waits for the explosion

  • Music

    February 3, 1999
  • Music

    October 14, 1998

    Psychotic Reactions

    Rock makes an unruly return to the garage with a Rhino reissue of the Nuggets collection

  • Music

    August 21, 1996
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