Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week begins with a "reel" lovely new video from John Mark Nelson. We've also got clips from Teenage Strangler, Matt Hires, Gospel Machine, Freddy Fresh, and Forest Haze ... More >>
The result of punk eating itself, getting horrible heartburn, and trying to remove the offending article by cutting open its chest with a chainsaw is METZ. The Toronto trio of Alex Edkins, Hayden Menzies and Chris Slorach recently unfurled a brilliant, blistering self-titled album via Sub Pop, and t ... More >>
The CMJ Music Marathon is a yearly underground music assault on New York (and Brooklyn too), and several performers with local ties are making the trip out to the East Coast. Much like South by Southwest, CMJ has a huge industry component attached to the glut of semi-discovered talent lurking in pre ... More >>
This week's flyer is for the Draw Fire Records showcase this Friday at the Turf Club.
Minneapolis acts rock CMJ (or at least shake one L.E.S. basement)
Picked to Click XV
With devotees frantic to save the club that introduced the world to the Ramones, the Talking Heads, and Blondie, we decided to ask for an opinion closer to home. Coincidentally, a few TC bands (come on, the Hold Steady are just as much ours as Brooklyn's) played their first (and maybe last) show at ... More >>
People attending the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City next week might be surprised to find bands playing CBGB, the legendary Bowery punk club whose lease famously ran out Wednesday. As reported below, the joint is still open (click there for complete links), and longtime doorman Brendan Rafferty ... More >>
Jack Black touches kids' souls, Martina McBride touches a nerve, and Kobe Bryant touches the ladies
In the independent hip hop of DefJux, New York's old b-boys meet the sons they never knew they had
I went to CMJ Music Marathon 2000 and all I got was this lousy tote bag
Rising rap star Slug is a master at putting words in order. Now why won't his life fall into place?
L.A.'s Styles of Beyond make the suburbs safe for hip hop
How Amphetamine Reptile changed American music--and then went into the bar business