Local summer music festivals are nearly upon us. Though a few high-profile examples aren't happening in 2013, another brand-new one is on its way in the form of the Sixty Five Roses Festival. And it's for a good cause. Hosted by the Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis, 100 percent of the proceeds fro ... More >>
Congratulations are in order for the Minnesota-based Okee Dokee Brothers. They just picked up the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Children's Album for Can You Canoe?, a record inspired by a canoe trip down the Mississippi River.The duo of Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing accepted the award in the pre-tap ... More >>
Retribution Gospel Choirwith Pony Trash and SouthwireTurf Club, St. PaulFriday, February 1, 2013As the years go by, it becomes more and more obvious that Alan Sparhawk is destined to have his own special place in the annals of Minnesota music. There are those who just seem to bring something extra t ... More >>
There's no sense in trying to slow down Alan Sparhawk. Not content to just let the artful majesty of a Jeff Tweedy-produced Low album be the focal point of early 2013, the third full-length Retribution Gospel Choir album is on the way.The as-yet-untitled album comes on the heels of this year's The R ... More >>
After releasing The Revolution EP in March, Retribution Gospel Choir have already played a few memorable shows in the Twin Cities to celebrate. But apparently those gigs weren't quite enough, as the spirited Duluth trio have just announced that they will be doing a Tuesday night residency at the Tur ... More >>
Related:Retribution Gospel Choir releases free EP (DOWNLOAD)Retribution Gospel Choir's Alan Sparhawk: I don't write intentionallyMinneapolis Democrats are proving that they want a "revolution" in a very literal sense. For the Southwest Minneapolis DFL's annual picnic, often called the Blue BBQ, Dulu ... More >>
Related:Retribution Gospel Choir releases free EP (DOWNLOAD)Retribution Gospel Choir would not be the band you go to for power pop gems, clapping verses, and cowbell-fused tunes. Best known as Low frontman Alan Sparhawk's other (very loud) baby, RGC has a reputation for bringing frenzied, serious ... More >>
Retribution Gospel Choir, the more-strummy side project of Low's Alan Sparhawk, has released a new EP. Titled The Revolution -- not a Prince thing -- the four tracks gather some great vintage rock replete with cowbell, sassy guitar licks, and some full-on shredding. And it occurs all in the span ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessThe West Bank Music Festival will return for a second installment this year, anchored around an outdoor stage and fanning out to all of the music venues that line Cedar Ave. in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis. The festival will take place on the evening of Saturda ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzPeter Wolf Crier and Retribution Gospel ChoirFebruary 2, 2011Cedar Cultural CenterThings were so comfortable on stage for both Peter Wolf Crier and Retribution Gospel Choir on Thursday night at the Cedar that at one point Alan Sparhawk was giving Peter Pisano a neck mess ... More >>
photo via Retribution Gospel Choir's MyspaceAlan Sparhawk's relatively aggressive, tightly yet epically sprawling, and stunningly composed project Retribution Gospel Choir recently recorded a session at The Current, playing their songs "Working Hard," "Hide It Away," and "Your Bird." Lucky for ev ... More >>
The unrelenting sonic assault began with a cover of Low's "Breaker" and didn't let up until the encore.
RGC return to Minneapolis to play the Triple Rock this weekend.
Alan Sparhawk's Retribution Gospel Choir will play the 501 this coming December 19 and release its new album the following month.
Are these whining dancers or people with a real message?