Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A lovely new video from Cloud Cult, shot within the intimate confines of the Southern Theater, launches this week's collection. Stay tuned for new clips from Mac Irv, Dan Ma ... More >>
Arcade Fire are nothing if not unseriously serious. When they announced their Reflektor tour last year, the band also told fans that formalwear or costumes would be necessary to get into their shows. After the upset that mandate caused, Arcade Fire noted that their dress code request isn't actually ... More >>
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As we assembled this week's cover story, 89.3 the Current: An oral history, we quickly realized that one key piece of the radio station had a life of its own: Rock the Garden. The annual summer music festival started out in 1998 as a membership driver for the Walker Art Center, a kind of musical in ... More >>
A few folks cruising Edina Realty the past few days stumbled across a choice listing: The old Medusa building on the West Bank is up for grabs. This, the site of numerous hot, sweaty shows featuring underground punk, metal, and stranger stuff still between 2007 and the summer of 2013 is on the marke ... More >>
Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions
At the halfway point of 2013's concert year in the Twin Cities -- things feel pretty satisfying. We've already experienced six months of polarizing sets, surprise shows, reunions, long-awaited returns, and this is before the Replacements have played a single note live. Some the most deeply fe ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. On this week's installment we're featuring the brand new video and single from Actual Wolf, the blossoming acoustic project from Eric Pollard. There's also new clips from So ... More >>
West Bank underground venue Medusa has bit the dust after five-and-a-half years. The space, located near the Cedar-Riverside LRT stop, was an extension of the vibrant house show community in the Twin Cities, and provided a grimier alternative to the traditional (and fully licensed) clubs.Because the ... More >>
Just like we did last year, here are a selection of GIFs highlighting the many unforgettable sights of Rock the Garden 2013. As it turned out, the Walker Art Center's lawn and parking garage, thanks to Dan Deacon, proved crucial to this year's event. Photographer Anna Gulbrandsen braved the puddle ... More >>
MetricRock the Garden, Walker Art CenterSaturday, June 15, 2013Metric pulled off a mighty efficient show to close out 2013's running of 89.3 the Current and the Walker's Rock the Garden on Saturday. With little banter and just the power of stadium-sized material, radiant frontwoman Emily Haines and ... More >>
Emily Haines won't give up the past for the sake of her future. The lead singer of the Canadian rock band Metric is captivating to watch onstage, fiery and opinionated but controlled enough to reign it in and expose pieces of her life in song. The latest in this chain of expression is last year's Sy ... More >>
The 2013 Rock the Garden lineup is out there. The Current and the Walker Art Center have unveiled a grouping of bands that hopefully will not raise the ire of too many local op-ed writers, and two the big names for the spectacle are staples of the station, Metric and Silversun Pickups.The event take ... More >>
From bands, fans, and venues -- no one likes a concert cancellation. Unfortunately, Minneapolis received two such notifications over the weekend, beginning with the announcement that Morrissey's show at the Orhpheum Theatre on Friday, March 22 (which was already rescheduled twice after earlier postp ... More >>
A good chunk of the Minneapolis music scene has gallivanted away to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, but that doesn't stop the music! Total Trash release their latest cassette tape in the 7th Street Entry Thursday. Friday, Davina & the Vagabonds swank up Patrick's Cabaret while Chanhassen Di ... More >>
With so many bands in the Twin Cities recording great psychedelic rock, it's hard to keep track of them all. One that may have been lost in the purple haze is Panther Ray, who quietly released their first EP, Parallel Motions, last spring. The disc combines classic psych sounds with '80s jangle and ... More >>
Dan Deacon With Height With Friends, Chester Endersby Gwazda, and Alan Resnick The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis November 3, 2012 The typically sedate Cedar Cultural Center played host to an untamed dance party on Saturday night, as Dan Deacon brought his unorthodox electronic sounds and bound ... More >>
Maybe I'm just slow, but holy shit, it's already November! And it's cold! (in case you weren't aware) What better way to stay warm than inside a venue filled with people? Eh? Eh? Friday Sleigh Bells rock the First Ave Mainroom, while Wiping Out Thousands bring the heat for their album release in the ... More >>
Dan Deacon is in the middle of nowhere. When he answers his phone, his tour bus is somewhere between Cheyenne and Denver -- a long, flat stretch of road surrounded by endless miles of brown fields. Off in the distance, the Rocky Mountains loom large, but here closer to the Wyoming-Colorado border, t ... More >>
Des Moines' eclectic 80/35 Festival is now in it's fifth year, and continues to bring talented, compelling national and local acts to the two-day Iowa music fest. And while the outdoor music festival competition in the Twin Cities this summer will be greater than it's ever been, this year's stron ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our ... More >>
Adventure's self-titled, 2008 debut proffered spiraling, pleasure-center jamming synth-pop capable of titillating anyone who wasted weekends in the late 1980s or early 1990 sprawled out before a NES-enabled television monitor, piloting colorfully pixellated blurbs through one ominously cute, cute ... More >>
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Dan Deacon is not a witch, nor is he a licensed fortune teller, hypnotist or palm reader, but he is some kind of magical.
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