The exclusive, limited-edition releases aren't the only things that get music fans to come out in droves on Record Store Day. Many local, independent record shops go all out for the big day, bringing in a strong lineup of bands, food, and refreshments for their patrons, making the event that much mo ... More >>
This week's Beer of the Week is a British-inspired Extra Special Bitter called Parapet from Northeast Minneapolis-based brewery NorthGate Brewing. NorthGate specializes in session ales, meaning that their beers generally have a lower ABV than the high-velocity ones we've become accustomed to. T ... More >>
Downtown Minneapolis is going to be darker and weirder than usual come mid-September due to the arrival of Terma Festival. The two-day event, held at the Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, features a lengthy slate of artists from the local community and beyond who embody musical experimentation. The lineup ... More >>
If you regularly attend local shows in the Twin Cities, chances are you've seen Mark McGee perform at one time or another. Whether he's bringing the noise with Marijuana Deathsquads, giving an electronic edge to Votel, or leading his ethereal bands To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie or Father You See Queen ... More >>
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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 >>
While we only have space to feature the top 10 finalists in our Picked to Click issue (or 13, this year, because of several ties), we think it's important to publish the complete list of ranking bands so you can see how the points were awarded all the way down the line. And just for added nerdlin ... More >>
As is the yearly tradition, we're publishing the ballots of all 115 of our Picked to Click voters for your perusal. Check out all of this year's contributors below, and thanks to all the writers, photographers, label owners, club bookers, DJs, and local music experts for weighing in on th ... More >>
DNR Facbook PageInterstate State Park is open and enticing.The shutdown was rough on Minnesotan outdoorsmen and women. No boat or fishing license renewal. Closed state parks. A minefield of poop outside of locked public restrooms. Well, it's all over now. And starting this morning, the Departmen ... More >>
Who says January is a slow month for shows in the Twin Cities? This weekend is jam-packed with festivities, from the Current's sold-out sixth birthday party to CD-release shows for Alpha Consumer, Gay Beast, More Than Lights, and Say Like the French Say.Here's a rundown of our best bets for Frida ... More >>
It's a busy and exciting time for Gay Beast. On Friday they play an LP release show at 7th St. Entry and, just four days later, will be playing in Cologne, Germany. Work began on the new record, their third, about a year and a half ago. To Smithereens explores familiar territory for the band, ... More >>
Local label Moon Glyph is continuing its perpetual stream of incredible releases, this week with Camden's Living Image, and next week with Food Pyramid II, both releases that will fill the insatiable experimental/instrumental voids that we sometimes don't get enough of in the Twin Cities.
We had 108 local music scene peeps participate in this year's Picked to Click poll. Below, you can judge -- er, "peruse" the ballots of each and every one of our voters, along with descriptions of their contributions to the local scene. For more on Picked to Click, check out this year's issue, al ... More >>
The weekend is here! The weekend is here! What will you do with your time? Here are some humble suggestions.
Steve Horner's fighting for the rights of balding white guys everywhere!Every family has a black sheep. Just ask Minnesota Independence Party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner. His brother Steve Horner is on a one-man quest to stop Ladies Nights around the country and make a profi ... More >>
photo via MNartists.orgLa Mano is the small comics-oriented-not-delimited press owned and operated by Zak Sally, former bassist of Low and generally prolific guy who has organized the second annual La Mano Report at Eclipse Records this Saturday. Seven bands including Gay Witch Abortion and ... More >>
Greetings, campers! In honor of this beautiful summer Friday, as you all pine to get up from your cubicles and out the door to get your weekend party on, I have a ton of great shows for you. Check it out:
photo via MNartists.orgLa Mano is the small comics-oriented-not-delimited press owned and operated by Zak Sally, former bassist of Low and generally prolific guy who has organized the second annual La Mano Report at Eclipse Records this Saturday. Seven bands including Gay Witch Abortion and Marij ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerVelvet Davenport, Vampire Hands, Magic Castles and Camden July 15, 2010 Turf Club Thursday night, as Thursday nights oft do, brought a bevy of good shows to the Twin Cities, and not the least of them was the show at the Turf Club in support of local label Moon Glyph's fi ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerA rad burritoCole Weiland, of local psych band Daughters of the Sun and synth-solo project Camden, has long touted his famous breakfast burritos. Recently we stopped by his South Minneapolis duplex to check them out. As we enter his kitchen around one o'clock in the mor ... More >>
As I type this Regolith, Vol. 1 is spinning around on my record player, a terrific white full moon slab of vinyl with contributions from Leisure Birds, Magic Castles, Dante & The Lobster, Velvet Davenport, Camden, Vampire Hands, Daughters of the Sun, The Blind Shake, Skoal Kodiak and Moonston ... More >>
Steve Rosborough's brainchild distributed Soothsayer, Velvet Davenport, and more
One man is dead and another severely injured after a shooting in Camden Thursday evening. Neither of the men has been identified.
The Twin Cities' most infamous party spot has undergone a makeover—but try telling that to the regulars
The Minneapolis Real Estate Blog has an interesting post about housing costs in the area and how the market has such a wide neighborhood-to-neighborhood variance.
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Four years ago Lee's Liquor Lounge was just another dying neighborhood bar. Then this guy Nate calls the owner, Louie, and the place turns into--well, no one is quite sure what. But there's nowhere else like it.