Strange Names have slowly built momentum in the Twin Cities and beyond, and even placed seventh in our Picked To Click poll in 2012. The inventive electro-pop duo of Liam Benzvi and Francis Jimenez bonded over a shared love of music while sharing a dorm at the U of M. That creative partnership bloss ... More >>
After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen
In an opening sentence that simultaneously manages to name-drop the Replacements and the Strokes, a new press release by Rough Trade is trumpeting the release of Howler's first full-length record, America Give Up, due out this January.
The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more
Believe it or not, kids, their once was a time before random shuffle and mash-up remixes where music tended to stay in its distinct categories and within specific genre contours. Typically people liked one kind of music or another, and that was about it. The Beastie Boys and Beck's fast folk ... More >>
If you don't know who Greg Rose is, you learn pretty quick after meeting him that he's one of these multi-tasker types. He's a dad so he knows how to maintain and distribute his energy into different things, all the while keeping focus on his work and the world around him he creates. He's a also ... More >>
Download a track from this brand-new local band.