Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A premiere of the cool new animated video from recent Picked To Click star Breakaway launches this week. We've also got new clips from the Blind Shake and Swami John Ries, B ... More >>
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Happy Holidays, internet pals! While not too many acts are playing venues this Christmas, plenty of bars are still open for business. There's also plenty of places to ring in the New Year, including First Avenue's Dance Night, The Turf Club's Cover Band Show, Davina and the Vagabonds at the Dakota o ... More >>
The moody atmospherics of Halloween, Alaska have returned with an EP of covers titled Liberties. Drawing from songs popularized by Portishead, Sade, Neko Case, Pat Benatar, Journey, and Stevie Nicks, the group embrace some of the most powerful female vocalists of our time -- and Steve Perry too. "I ... More >>
Father John Misty With La Sera and Jeffertitti's Nile Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis October 31, 2012 "Do you like my costume?" joked Joshua Tillman, the frontman and main creative force behind Father John Misty, as he and his five backing musicians took to the Fine Line stage on Wednesday night ... More >>
The Bad Plus have consistently been interested in pushing the boundaries of typical modern jazz music, reflected by their playful pop covers as well as their boundless experimental nature. Their new creative partnership with Duke University's Department of Music continues their inventive tradition, ... More >>
If all of your friends are friends of love, then all of your friends are friends of Martin Dosh. Well known around town, Dosh will be holding a birthday party at the Turf Club tonight -- his first annual 40th birthday party, to be exact. You heard right: first annual 40th, and everyone is invited. T ... More >>
Summit Backyard BashWith Doomtree, Now, Now, Halloween, Alaska, Heartbeats, and Caroline Smith and the Goodnight SleepsSummit Brewery, St. PaulSaturday, September 8, 2012See Also:Slideshow: Summit Backyard Bash"Would you mind clapping, or are you all too drunk for that?" This was an actual request m ... More >>
Rock The Vine 3Featuring Halloween, Alaska, Solid Gold, White Light Riot, and Haley BonarSaint Croix Vineyards, Stillwater, MinnesotaJune 9, 2012Sometimes, it's just nice to get out of the city. Rock The Vine 3 was set in the picturesque grounds of the Saint Croix Vineyards in Stillwater, and treate ... More >>
Photo By James RhodesOther Lives and Halloween, Alaska7th St. Entry, MinneapolisFebruary 9, 2012The music of Other Lives has such a classic, timeless quality to it that even the band's new songs sound instantly familiar. The Stillwater, Oklahoma quintet treated the sold-out Entry to a sweeping ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerMeat Puppets November 12, 2011 Turf Club There's something magical about seeing old SST bands. I doubt it's that the L.A.-based punk/hardcore/jazz label necessarily had a strong influence on the bands whose records they put out, but rather that founder Greg Ginn had his ... More >>
Photo by Joey ClarkIn a surprising Facebook status update today, Margaret Lane, lead singer and guitarist in the local band Hildur Victoria, has announced her departure from the group.
Self-titled album both robust and dramatic
It all makes sense. For those wondering how local musicians like James Diers, Haley Bonar, Jeremy Ylvisaker, JT Bates, Jake Hanson, and Mike Lewis find the time to spawn so many amazing, collaborative projects, the answer is simple: They all share a practice space. And unfortunately, that practic ... More >>
Photos by Adam BubolzWHY?/Deerhoof June 26, 2010 First Avenue Two Bay-area bands with tight ties (so much so that they even work each others merch table) but disparate sounds rolled through Minneapolis along with the stormy weather on Saturday night, as both Deerhoof and WHY? delivered rousing a ... More >>
Morrissey has backed Mason Jennings, Bill Mike Band, and Haley Bonar
The MinnEconomy series continues tonight with two cool in-store performances.
Dinkytowner to close, Mallman to release a new album, Stone Arch details, Art-a-Whirl & next week's best new releases.
Finish with dessert at Stockholm Pie Company—pie so good you'll cry
Our summer girl is set up to be a Big Star
Electronic one-man band Martin Dosh steps out of the background and into the spotlight
Huntley Miller May Have Been a Drum 'n' Bass Man, But He's a Laptop Magician Now
Bill Mike's musical journey through R&B roadie work and heavy metal star sightings
Embracing the inner mellow with Wendy Lewis of Redstart
The Sound of Music, 2001: Our Favorite Things
Astronaut Wife, decembers architects, and the Foxfire factor: The 2000 City Pages New Music Poll