Christopher McGuire

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    12 Rods Announce January Reunion Show

    They're back! After 11 years apart, 12 Rods are re-aligning for a one-off reunion show. "Through three albums and a rotating cast of band members, the group won over fans and frustrated publicists with a sound too tech-savvy to be grunge, too soulful to be synth pop," Lindsey Thomas wrote in 2004 a ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2006

    Local Band Needs Your Basement

    Faux Jean light up/burn down the Varsity

  • Arts

    August 11, 2004

    End of the Road, End of the Rods

    They got hassled by the FBI. Todd Rundgren drank all their Foster's. And now they're breaking up. After teetering on the edge of big-time success for over a decade, 12 Rods remember what it's like to be a popular Twin Cities band--and what it's like to pa

  • Music

    February 18, 2004
  • Arts

    January 2, 2002

    The Year in Music

    The Sound of Music, 2001: Our Favorite Things

  • Music

    April 25, 2001

    Action Jackson

    Indie endurance artist Kid Dakota (a.k.a. Darren Jackson) gigs the hours away to make up for lost time

  • Music

    July 19, 2000

    Long Division

    At the same time as 12Rods parts with its longtime friend and drummer, the band also releases the ultimate breakup album

  • Music

    July 29, 1998

    Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

    Art rockers 12 Rods make their musical parents proud

  • Music

    January 29, 1997
  • News

    July 10, 1996

    Who Are These Girls & Guys?

    That's a bigger question than usual in our 1996 new music poll.