Between a heavy workload manning the boards at Flowers Studio, Ed Ackerson steers the punk and alt-rock group BNLX. The band has just put up its ninth EP, Flextime, and is geared for a live collaboration with Transmission DJ Jake Rudh later this month. Streaming below, Flextime features a 20-m ... 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 the first installment of Wiping Out Thousands' new video blog project, Crossing Wires, which aims to intimately and awesomely capture live pe ... More >>
Jim Fetzer is a retired UMD professor who has made a name for himself nationally by arguing on behalf of conspiracy theories for everything from the JFK shooting to the death of Paul Wellstone.SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann's favorite gun is the Bushmaster AR-15 used in Newtown [VIDEO] -- Andy Parrish ... More >>
The helpful folks at Livability.com have chosen "Top 10 Cities With the Best Music Scenes Outside of Nashville NYC and LA," and trusty Minneapolis came in second. It does not seem as if Howler's Jordan Gatesmith or people who went to Jane's Addiction at the Brick were polled for this, but it's st ... More >>
As the Doomtree crew are all getting psyched for their sprawling 2-month-long U.S. tour which starts tomorrow night, they dropped a lighthearted, no-frills video for "Bangarang," one of the most rousing tracks on their recent No Kings album. The clip features all the members of the Doomtree colle ... More >>
The Advocate ranks Salt Lake City as 2012's gayest.Last year, The Advocate got us all hot and bothered by heralding Minneapolis the Gayest City in America.We've apparently straightened up our act a little bit in the last year, as The Advocate's 2012 rankings has the Twin Cities slipping all the w ... More >>
Beth Schapiro responds to "Weird Science"
Beth SchapiroThis week's cover story takes a look at research conducted by the Atlanta-based Schapiro Group, which claims to track incidents of juvenile prostitution. The problem is that the claim is based on a seriously flawed methodology--the numbers presented to news outlets as hard statistic ... More >>
Driving into Boston is a real mess. The streets change names all the time and change directions all the time. So, just when you think you have it figured out, and you turn off a street to turn around, you end up in a whole other mess. Luckily my dad Google-mapped the venue and g ... More >>
photo by: Aliison AllenComing September 28th: a first solo record from the former Plastic Constellations guitarist-turned Doomtree backbone Lazerbeak, as well as a November tour across America with the very same crew. We've got a song and dates for you.
Photo by Stacy SchwartzThough the pair hasn't even wrapped up their current stint with Heartless Bastards, Peter Wolf Crier will hit the road in September for another high-profile tour, this time with Rogue Wave and Midlake. The duo will stop in St. Paul to play the Lowertown Music Festival on Ju ... More >>
He's bringing his Doomtree crewmate along for the ride.
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