A decade ago, the Pixies reformed at the Fine Line Music Cafe and set a course to play their perfectly aged alt-rock to the largest crowds they've ever seen. Now they're coming back to Minneapolis with new songs -- their first album in 22 years, Indy Cindy, just dropped -- and a new bassist.Even if ... More >>
Da Mafia 6ixwith Sozay, Whitney Peyton, Twisted Insane, and Compton MenaceAmsterdam Bar and Hall, St. PaulMonday, March 31, 2014Da Mafia 6ix, the current identity of Three 6 Mafia sans Juicy J and the late Lord Infamous, made the St. Paul appearance of their current 60-day tour mere days after Juicy ... More >>
In recent years, the University of Minnesota's Spring Jam has steadily expanded in both size and scope. And this year's schedule of activities and robust music lineup are their most ambitious yet. Spread over three days, from April 24-26, there will be a series of free concerts on both the Minneap ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we are celebrating a bit of a milestone with our 50th installment of Local Frames, and it's packed with some terrific new videos from emerging area talent. We kick ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with a spirited live clip from local trio Now, Now, shot during the band's recent tour stop in Chicago. We also share a feature that FUSE TV rec ... More >>
After the overwhelming success of Dessa's intimate show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts back in February, the talented songstress is now set to bring her entire boisterous Doomtree crew to perform at the MIA's Summer Party on Saturday, June 1. On an evening where the venerable art museum will ... More >>
Looking for some affordable entertainment to kick off the warm weather? Anyone who is already on Doomtree's email list has the answer. The Twin Cities hip-hop crew is assembling for a last-minute show at a location that'll make sense to those following their activities of late. Where might that be, ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week we lead off with an Alice In Wonderland nightmare clip from the atmospheric Minneapolis garage rock quartet, Crimes, taken from their new record, Thin Sunlight, whic ... More >>
It was a combination of talent, hard work and an online boost from celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton that helped singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson launch his career. After releasing his debut album Sounds Like This independently, Hutchinson signed with Warner Bros. Records and has recorded a new ... More >>
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Minneapolis by-way-of New Orleans chamber folk outfit Dark Dark Dark have just announced the track listing and release date of their forthcoming new record, Who Needs Who. Their third full-length will be released on October 2, and the band has announced a large U.S. tour to celebrate their bold, str ... More >>
See Also:I Self Devine: Rhymesayers legend returnsTop 20 Minnesota RappersAtmosphere has had a pretty epic summer. They've spent the past few months touring around Australia and New Zealand and hitting the festival circuit hard, from Summerfest to Forecastle to Camp Bisco, but for hip hop's hardest ... More >>
The only person able to be un-delighted about Morrissey's upcoming tour is Moz himself. Given his rep for delightfully dour demeanor, no sweat for the rest of us. The King of Mope has announced an aggressive two-month U.S. tour to finish off 2012, and Minneapolis is in his sights.This could be one o ... More >>
By Nicole CrosbieFormer Poison frontman Bret Michaels has kicked off his solo summer tour, and will perform at the Medina Entertainment Center this Saturday. See what Michaels has to say about reality television, his health, his new album, and reuniting with Poison in his interview with Gimme Noise.
The 2012 running of the great Minnesota get-together is starting to pile up a load of concert offerings for this August. Tops among the Grandstand Concert Series shows is the Minneapolis St. Paul stop on the Kiss-Mötley Crüe joint tour, which will be the first series of dates these two monsters ... More >>
Those of us who were lucky enough to witness the Joy Formidable's incendiary show at the Entry last April agree that the North Wales trio's raucous performance was clearly one of the best live shows of 2011. Thankfully, the band didn't make Twin Cities music fans wait too long for a return en ... More >>
Thankfully, Clear Heart Full Eyes, the debut solo album from the Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn, doesn't signify a fracture between him and his regular bandmates. It just represents a temporary musical diversion for Finn from the wild, late-night hi-jinks that are prominently featured in his ... More >>
Those of you who saw Jane's Addiction's tour announcement yesterday probably asked the same question that many other local residents did when they saw the venue listed next to the Minneapolis date on March 19th -- What the hell is the Brick? It turns out that the Brick is a new Minneapolis ro ... More >>
"Lay Your Cards Out," the first video from Polica's debut album, Give You The Ghost, made its premiere today via Jay-Z's Life Times online site. The mostly black and white clip, which is directed by Minneapolis resident Chris Hadland, features ghostly images of Channy dancing along to the groo ... More >>
This past weekend, the 80/35 Music Festival brought headlining acts like Girl Talk, Yelawolf, and Okkervil River to Des Moines, Iowa for two days of fun in the sun. If you missed the fest, we have photos of some of the headliners along with locals Pink Mink in our 80/35 slideshow, and today we are a ... More >>
With tickets on sale this morning for his much-anticipated show at Yankee Stadium, Sir Paul McCartney is unveiling a string of U.S. stadium dates that will bring him to Target Field in Minneapolis for the stadium's first ever public concert on September 1.
The laryngitis that prevented Adele from performing at her very sold-out May 26 gig in the First Avenue Mainroom is apparently much worse than she initially thought, as she has now called off all of her remaining U.S. tour dates -- including the rescheduled First Ave show that was slated to take ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekBefore we get to the whole lineup portion of today's Rock the Garden announcement, here's a quandary: How many tickets do you think the Walker and the Current could sell to this shindig without disclosing a single band on the bill beforehand?
Is this man too controversial for China?Bob Dylan hasn't given up on China. A year after refusing Dylan permission to play tour dates in Shanghai and Beijing, China's Ministry of Culture is reviewing an application for the Minnesota-born folk singer to schedule two shows in the country this ... More >>
Though he was originally scheduled to perform with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne's rescheduled gig at the Target Center tomorrow night is being billed as "An Evening with Ozzy Osbourne" -- meaning the Prince of Darkness will be going at it alone.
In addition to an all-star "Plastic Beach" band featuring De La Soul, Little Dragon, Bobby Womack, and Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of the Clash, Gorillaz have announced that they will be bringing along Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo's N*E*R*D as their opening act. The tour stops at the Target Ce ... More >>
In celebration of their new concept album Light Chasers, which comes out next month, Cloud Cult have announced not one, but two back-to-back CD-release shows in the First Avenue Mainroom. The band will perform on Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18, with Fort Wilson Riot opening the ... More >>
Rock 'n' roll and rockin' comedy at the St. Paul Eagles Club.
As if this weekend's fill of kids in funny costumes and Harry Potter parking lots weren't enough, here's one more way to celebrate the release of HP and the Half-Blood Prince. Harry & the Potters are a brotherly duo from Somerville, Massachusetts who write pop songs about three-headed dogs, the Dark ... More >>