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A move to South Dakota brings about personal upheaval
BY RYAN PAUL PLEWACKISpecial to Gimme NoiseI've been fortunate to have worked on a few projects with Darren Jackson over the course of the last year. There had been small hints and mentions of a new Kid Dakota record in the works. But, no matter how hard I pried, Jackson gave me little to run wit ... More >>
The Honeydogs have a long history behind them, with 10 studio releases under their belt and 16 years' worth of time well-spent laying down bricks in the Minnesota music scene. They are the sort of band that are always the right choice when you are grinding your teeth for a new song, because t ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessAby WolfSouthern Songbook: Desire and DeathFebruary 14, 2011Southern Theater, MinneapolisAs I walked up to the theater last night, I squeezed my date's hand. "This should be nice, huh?" I said as he held the door open for me. And then my eyes focused on the description of the e ... More >>
Screw Hallmark cards. This February 14, I can't think of a better way to kill an evening than with a night filled with "Valentine-ish subject matter sung by some of the best purveyors of melancholia around." That's how Adam Levy is describing his next installment of the Southern Songbook, his new ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessA Tribute to the Replacements' TimNovember 26, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisReported with special help from Robyn LewisNow in its third installment, the Thanksgiving weekend tradition of reveling in the songs of the Replacements has grown into a gigantic local music event, the ... More >>
(Coming soon: Ananya Dance Theatre. Photo by V. Paul Virtucio)Now in its second century as an entertainment and performance space, the Southern Theater has released its full schedule for 2010 and 2011. According to the press release, this season will feature work by 27 choreographers and over ... More >>
A review and videos from this weekend's pair of contrasting sets by Kid Dakota.
Saturday night's double-header was chock full of new material.
Local bands road trip to NYC for Draw Fire Showcase
Checking in from the road as Minnesota bands migrate to New York City for CMJ.
The high-octane, harmonic pop music comes with gimmicks
Finding the hopeful while standing in 'A Winner's Shadow'
The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time
Olympic Hopefuls' pop speaks volumes while the Twin Cities' best new band keeps tight-lipped
To those who have recently begun to rock, we salute you
Heavy sweating with indie-pop supergroup Olympic Hopefuls
The Ashtray Hearts find music in a Minneapolis apartment
Musicians and critics discuss their favorite aural aphrodisiacs
The Sound of Music, 2001: Our Favorite Things
Much-hyped local bands Alva Star and the Domo Sound look to censor the writer and conquer the scene
The 11th Annual City Pages New Music Poll
Indie endurance artist Kid Dakota (a.k.a. Darren Jackson) gigs the hours away to make up for lost time