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 >>
Holed up in his New York City apartment, Darwin Deez wrote and recorded a quirky, ten-track ode to failed relationships. Driven by drum loops and laced together by four guitar strings, Deez's 2010 self-titled album gave him the opportunity the travel the world. Now in 2013, he's made the move from b ... 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 >>
Delta Rae is a six-person indie folk-rock outfit that has recently sprung up from North Carolina and is steadily swooping up converted fans with a cult-like ferocity. It's not hard for them: with four lead singers and vocal harmonies that would inspire jealousy in baby cherubs -- not to mention the ... 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 >>
Photo by Tony NelsonCraig FinnWith Mount MoriahTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisSaturday, February 4, 2012Any Craig Finn performance in Minneapolis is a sea of talking points -- and he went through most of them Saturday in front of an attentive Triple Rock crowd. This is the home of 86 percent ... 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 >>
Reclusive and idiosyncratic Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum has announced a large U.S. tour for 2012, which thankfully includes a Minneapolis stop at the Pantages Theatre on February 4th.
Since my last entry, a cold had been creeping up on me and really got me in Florida. I could still sing, but I felt like I was singing with my fingers up my nose. For the last week or so, I was either sleeping in my van, or playing tunes in a fever dream. I found that, for whate ... More >>
Mac McCaughan reflects on the re-emergence of his seminal '90s band
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.
Who'da thunk it-- the kid stays in the picture.
The beloved psych-rock quartet hits the road in March with daring noise rocker Wavves.
How laconic everyman Terry Hempleman became a top leading man of Twin Cities theater
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