Nobody has written an original rock song since 1953, and the entire music industry is founded on exchanging blurry photocopies of other people's work. Sure, some art is outright plagiarism, but even when it's in a gray area, it's an opportunity for cash. Case in point: Australian psych band Tame Imp ... More >>
Stopped clocks are right twice a day. LMFAO are descendants of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. Cher and KISS have combined for more farewell tour dates than most bands perform over their entire career. Keith Richards is still among the living. Some things you just can't explain, like how really ... More >>
The Black Keys. Coldplay. Kings of Leon. Imagine Dragons. The Lumineers. Does this sound like the headlining stage of a cruise ship plummeting through a Disney movie portal into hell? Perhaps. However, what they actually represent in this case could be far more alarming. These are all bands named al ... More >>
Imagine a world where Beck, Passion Pit, Coldplay, 311, Alien Ant Farm, Mumford & Sons, and Green Day (post-Dookie) are played on repeat all day. Finally, a place where dingbat radio DJs can be free to spend 15 minutes discussing the finer points of "Sex on Fire" and how Paramore's Haylie Willia ... More >>
Amidst the recent flurry of lists documenting the popularity of bands and songs by each respective state, comes an odd but distinctive list that breaks down the most favored songs of each state based upon sheet music sales. Musicnotes created a list that they are calling, "Uniquely Popular Sheet M ... More >>
By Luke WinkieAt this point, U.K. rockers Coldplay are tired of even attempting to look hip. With their now song "Midnight," they've become a bland version of Bon Iver. Impressively, Chris Martin has managed to seem revelatory while saying absolutely nothing of consequence. His most provocative mome ... More >>
Masterfully serving traditional and unconventional Indian food in Minneapolis
ColdplayXcel Energy Center, St. PaulFriday, August 10, 2012See Also:Slideshow: Coldplay at Xcel Energy CenterFar more captivating than Chris Martin himself are his captivated fans. At every turn during Friday's packed Coldplay show at Xcel Energy Center, the singer/guitarist/pianist told a entranced ... More >>
It's the second weekend of August and the weather will be playing a crucial role with the myriad of outdoor events this weekend. Friday evening, The Harriet Island Bandshell is hosting another movie and music night featuring Bloodnstuff and Is/Is followed by a showing of Army of Darkness. The Big Wu ... More >>
Release show at Kitty Cat Klub
Emeli SandéDakota Jazz Club, MinneapolisMarch 5, 2012It's not too often that an artist on an inaugural four city U.S. publicity tour makes a stop in Minneapolis. Typically, they just stick to the coasts and catch us after they have already started making big waves in America. But thankfully t ... More >>
The Darkness' Justin Hawkins.In the summer of 2003, the Darkness' eventual quadruple-platinum seller Permission to Land had just been released. Before anyone knew quite what to think about it, they believed in a thing encompassing skintight spandex jumpsuits, Ziggy Stardust, and Freddie Mercur ... More >>
Am I the only one who has trouble reconciling the idea that Coldplay circa 2011 is the same Coldplay that released Parachutes back in 2000? Having never seen the group live, I always imagined my first Coldplay show would be in a stuffy theater somewhere, in a red velvet seat tailor-made for sitti ... More >>
BY LIZ SPIELMANIt seems hard to believe that it has been nearly three and a half years since Coldplay's last album made Eugene Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People possibly more iconic than it already was or provided that a church bell can indeed find a place on a rock album.
As they prepare for their first recorded release since they revved up their new band, the Cloak Ox are in the midst of a freakin' onslaught of media blitz this week.
Coldplay announced today via their website that they will be streaming a new single on their website this Friday, called -- wait for it -- "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall." Naturally, this announcement has been met with more than a few stifled giggles across the blogosphere, mostly because the tit ... More >>
Band comes rocketing out of limbo
While we expect there are a few more surprises to be announced where Lollapalooza 2011 is concerned, an early lineup debuted today on the festival website and features hometown heroes Atmosphere in the first few lines. This will be the third time in the last several years that Slug & Co. hav ... More >>
Cut Copy have had the chance to tour with Lady Gaga, Nine Inch Nails, and Coldplay -- and subsequently turned all three down due to the recording of their recent album release. This is a band that clearly takes their direction seriously.
The two local producer/DJs hit us with their new jam.
Screw that $100 cover charge. These parties are free.
To curb rampant music piracy in China, Google and a slew of labels decide to fight fire with fire.
The Songs We Can't Escape
The songs we can't escape
Here are the top-selling CDs heading toward Minneapolis just in time for Christmas, according to Amazon.com...
What are those little white boxes with wires telling us to do?