Chris Hadland

  • News

    December 12, 2012

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2012

    From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Doomtree to release documentary, Team the Best Team DVD

    Minneapolis rap group Doomtree will release a full-length documentary detailing their rise titled Team the Best Team on December 11. Just in time for the Blowout VIII shows at First Avenue, and definitely ahead of your holiday giving schedule.This 70-minute film was directed by by Chris Hadland, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Polica debuts new video for "Lay Your Cards Out" on Jay-Z's Life Times site

    ​"Lay Your Cards Out," the first video from Polica's debut album, Give You The Ghost, made its premiere today via Jay-Z's Life Times online site. The mostly black and white clip, which is directed by Minneapolis resident Chris Hadland, features ghostly images of Channy dancing along to the groo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Gramma's Boyfriend gets feral and freaky for new video taping

    ​For next week's City of Music video, MPLS.TV and Dan Huiting opted to feature a very different side of Haley Bonar's musical persona by filming a song with her punk rock side project Gramma's Boyfriend. Dan Huiting tells us how it went down:

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Secret Cities perform for City of Music at SXSW

    ​For the newest edition of City of Music, producer Dan Huiting and videographers Chris Hadland and Andre Durand caught up with Fargo quintet Secret Cities down in Austin, Texas during the SXSW music festival for a take-away performance... in a tree. Watch as the band hangs from tree branches, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    SXSW video: The Gimme Noise and First Avenue day party, plus Okkervil River

    Photo by Erik Hess​We have one final piece of SXSW coverage to offer up this week, and then we're done -- for real this time. In this video, our team of Dan Huiting, Andre Durand, and Chris Hadland recap a few of the final shows they saw at SXSW this year, including all seven bands at our Gimme No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2011

    SXSW video: Death From Above 1979 show erupts into mini-riot

    Photo by Craig Hlavaty/Houston Press​What started as a once-in-a-supermoon chance to see a one-off reunion show by cult favorites Death From Above 1979 ended in a dramatic scene Saturday night at First Avenue, as a crowd watching the show from outside the fenced-in backyard of the Beauty Bar decid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2011

    SXSW video recap: The Strokes, Wu-Tang Clan, Yelawolf, Gayngs

    ​Our video team fanned out on Thursday night, easily the busiest and biggest night of the festival so far, to cover the free Strokes show mob at Auditorium Shores, the Gayngs Affiliyated showcase at the Mohawk, and Wu-Tang Clan and Yelawolf at the Village Voice party at Austin Music Hall, plus ... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Wednesday SXSW video: What the fuck happened last night?

    ​Wednesday was the first night for a lot of SXSW attendees, including our intrepid video team led by Dan Huiting and his cohorts Andre Durand and Chris Hadland. Our videographers spent a large portion of the evening at Doomtree's official showcase at the Flamingo Cantina, which featured solo sets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    The Heligoats stop by Galactic Pizza for an intimate video shoot

    ​For next week's City of Music video, our crew caught up with touring band the Heligoats and filmed an intimate performance at Galactic Pizza in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood (our "Best Pizza" winner in this year's Best of the Twin Cities issue). Producer Dan Huiting tells us how it went down: "We set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Rogue Valley take us to the top

    ​Our film crew is already hard at work making next week's City of Music video, and this one features Chris Koza's Rogue Valley performing on a rooftop in downtown Minneapolis. Director Dan Huiting tells us how it went down: "It was another 'rooftop race against time,'" he says. "We set up on the r ... More >>