Lyn Lake Street Festival With Secret Stash Soul Revue, Rogue Valley, Dosh, Toki Wright & Big Cats, Ginkgo, and Ashley Gold LynLake, Minneapolis June 8, 2014 The Lyn Lake Street Festival had a success on its hands long before a band even played a note Sunday. The combination of a lovely summer d ... More >>
The music showcases arranged by Live Letters over the past year or so have given a new spin on the Twin Cities concert and house show scene. During that time, vigorous fans Sara Montour and Steve Korf brought their passion project to life and have staged intimate loft shows often featuring "an eveni ... More >>
Wits with Tig Notaro and Kathleen Edwards Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul Friday, April 19, 2013 With a name like Wits, come expecting to laugh, but also come expecting to be moved by the musical guests. Friday's session of Wits had its guests trading roles with musical guest Kathleen Edwards showing ... More >>
By Chris KozaRufus Wainwright once wrote "Along the bending path away, I smiled in knowing I'd be back one day." Perhaps he was talking about his return to Minnesota. The singer will be back in the Twin Cities for two shows this weekend to share his talents and charm at the Fitzgerald Theater. On th ... More >>
Sometimes an individual passage can sum up an entire interview -- or can take on a life of its own that fits absolutely nowhere. In 2012, plenty of artists took the time to speak to Gimme Noise, and one of them was notably incensed that a place serving food that a person would ideally like to keep i ... More >>
The holiday season is underway this weekend! Minneapolis native, Lorie Line visits for a three day performance at the State Theatre. Local modern rockers Maudlin will be hosting the Fourth Annual Worst Christmas Pageant Ever at The Amsterdam Bar & Hall. On the not holiday special front, Prissy C ... More >>
See Also:Kevin Steinman says farewell and thanks to the Twin CitiesU.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to NorwayKevin Steinman with his band, Andy Thompson, Justin Hartke, Matt Novachis and special guests Chris Koza, Jeremy Messersmith, Brianna Lane, Luke Anderson, Linne ... More >>
Kevin Bowe has seen it all in the Twin Cities. After cutting his musical teeth opening for the Replacements and Hüsker Dü in the '80s, Bowe later directed his talents towards songwriting for artists as diverse as Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Etta James, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and 3 Dog Night. He ... More >>
Bob Dylan make one of the earliest "music videos" ever with a clip from D.A. Pennebaker's 1967 documentary Don't Look Back. Accompanying the masterful "Subterranean Homesick Blues," Dylan daftly tosses cue cards that wittily accompany his lyrics with the occasional misspelling ("suckcess").This w ... More >>
The appreciation for SXSW usually doesn't happen until the festival is over and done with, but Peter Pisano of Peter Wolf Crier and Chris Koza of Rogue Valley were able to find some time to reflect and acknowledge on the poignancy of an event that happens once a year connecting so many people. ... More >>
Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth installments. Atalesca: 72 degrees. Pismo Beach: 62 degrees. Ventura: 65 degrees. It was as perfect a day as one could expect ... More >>
Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first, second, third, fourth, and fifth installments.Everyone slept in late the next morning, Portland was its grey, soaking wet, bone-chilling wintery self, but despite the unin ... More >>
On March 22 and 23, a collective of young, folk-rooted composers who were drinking buddies back in Vermont will perform at the Walker's William and Nadine McGuire Theater. If you read that sentence and a certain level of pretentious cultural superiority didn't come to mind, go back and read it ag ... More >>
Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first, second, third, and fourth installments.1/20/2012 Butte: 37 degrees. Bearmouth: 38 degrees. Missoula: 40 degrees. Since the beginning of the week, before leaving Minneapolis ... More >>
Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first installment here and second here, and third here. 1/18-1/19 Rogue Valley Tour Journal: "New Year Resolution" Minneapolis: 21 degrees. St. Cloud: 17 degrees. Fergus Falls: 15 ... More >>
Start the year off right with a weekend of local music.
The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cold. Settle down with some local music this weekend.
So much good music happening this weekend; here's an overview of the best bets.
This weekend is brought to you by the number 1.
A conversation with a local guitar hero
"Rock stars...is there anything they don't know?" -Homer Simpson
Sound engineer Tom Smouse has been helping Twin Cities artists record their albums for nearly a decade, but it wasn't until a couple of years ago that he decided to attempt his own foray into songcraft. With the help of 100 different local musicians, Smouse has been slowly piecing together a mass ... More >>
Across five venues, seven partners, and four days, the String Theory Music Festival will be set upon the Twin Cities (both of them!) this April 14-17 in a grand gesture towards reframing the modern and historical position of - but of course - stringed instruments. The festival will feature perfor ... More >>
In addition to taking over the world with their mad video-making skills, the folks at MPLS.TV are starting a local arts blog. One of their first endeavors is the first volume of an MPLS.TV Mixtape, which you can stream below and download for free over on their Bandcamp page. Artists featured incl ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenRogue Valley are now officially halfway through their ambitious journey of releasing four albums in the span of 12 months, and what a journey it has been. Back in April they brought a grandiose and theatrical album release show to the Fitzgerald that even included a high schoo ... More >>
Explore Minnesota, a site dedicated to attracting tourism to our fair state, has teamed up with 89.3 the Current to create an all-local playlist of streaming music that spans from the Castaways and the Trashmen to Dessa, Peter Wolf Crier, and Owl City. The mix, naturally, is bent toward radio-fri ... More >>
Clippings from this week's print edition.
It was a bittersweet evening in many respects.
The former Picked to Click finalists are calling it quits.
Not all weekends are created equal. July 24-26.
Prince releases a limited edition iPod, Banner Pilot sign to Fat Wreck Chords & Halloween, Alaska play the Current.
Check out these Valentine's Day activities for lovers, haters, and the desperately horny.
In honor of the impending love fest, we showcase three flyers in this week's edition.
A home-schooled innocent joins the local folk-pop fraternity