Conrad Sverkerson

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Meet Eleganza!, one of First Avenue's best new bands: "We want people to either fuck or fight"

    Eleganza! is one of the best new rock 'n' roll bands in Minneapolis, if not the best. It was born by necessity mere months ago from the ashes of bands past and an urgency from extraordinary frontman Brian Vanderwerf, who you may know as guitarist/vocalist for the Midnight Evils, the celebrated Choog ... More >>

  • News

    December 12, 2012

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2012

    From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Electric Six release First Avenue live album -- look who's on the cover!

    When Electric Six announced that they would be recording a live album at First Avenue back in May, longtime fans of the band from all over the country clamored to get tickets to the show to insure that they would be part of the memorable experience. Electric Six easily sold-out the club that night, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    The Current's 7th birthday party at First Avenue, 1/28/12

    ​The Current's 7th Birthday Party, Day 2With Polica, Suicide Commandos, Sims, and Haley BonarFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, January 28, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here and coverage of night one here.Was it arrogant of the Current to think that a two-night birthday was appropriate? W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Arcwelder at the Entry, 12/4/10

    ​ArcwelderDecember 4, 20107th St. Entry, MinneapolisAs music from the '90s is increasingly re-examined by critics and fans, it has become clear--just as in every preceding decade--that mistakes were made. Too much emphasis was assigned to some bands and others were ignored for no good reason at al ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    Local Music Yearbook '06

    Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.

  • News

    December 14, 2005

    Local Music Yearbook '05

    Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.

  • Music

    September 28, 2005
  • Arts

    November 10, 2004

    First Avenue's Black Tuesday

    In the 24 hours before First Avenue declared bankruptcy, employees were told to cash their checks, gather their things, and wait.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2004