In Gimme Songs, musician Mark Mallman talks songwriting with his peers and heroes. This week, Lydia Loveless before Thursday's show at 7th St. Entry. What strikes me most about Lydia Loveless as a songwriter, is her ability to communicate bold-faced authenticity. I talked with her in hopes of find ... More >>
This week marks 10 years since the national release of Minneapolis rock heroes Flipp's Volume. Known for their incredible promotional stunts, the band celebrated the release by playing full concerts in three lucky fans' garages in one day. I happened to be one of those lucky fans. Ten years later, I ... More >>
Heartless Bastards are gearing up for the release of their fourth album, Arrow on February 14. It just so happens that Arrow is the band's strongest record to date. It features a more versatile mix of psych, glam, classic rock, porch blues, R&B, funk and spaghetti-western. Singer/guitarist ... More >>
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This week's Critics' Picks
What better way to follow the Pretenders show than by watching Mallory Knox impersonate PJ Harvey?
Jeff Hanson passes, Gaslight Anthem announce TC date, the Pretenders pull out of MN Zoo show & next week's best new releases.
Prince needs a new hip, Sick of Sarah release digital EP, P.O.S. has a new video & Paul McCartney reaches out to Bob Dylan.
The Pretenders show at the MN Zoo is being relocated following an angry letter by the frontwoman.
South By Southwest brings together a country of insatiable indie kids
The Dayton, Ohio post-punk band has been the highlight of the festival so far.
The essence of airness is captured at the Minneapolis regional
"Killer" is one of us in 'New York Doll'
PJ Harvey and Brian Wilson go down easy, the 5,6,7,8's are harder to swallow
A guy walks into a bar...
Two new live albums from the Drive-By Truckers and Neil Young dare you to laugh with them--and at them
35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.
Hometown favorites Tina & the B-Side Movement blossom on Salvation.