Dave Pirner

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week begins with a brand new video from Fort Wilson Riot from their forthcoming album. We've also got new clips from Ménage Quad, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Marz Lovejoy, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Tommy Stinson, bassist for the Replacements, talks about the CC Club

    Tommy Stinson learned to play bass at age 11, and just a year later started strumming with the musicians, including his brother Bob, who would make up the Replacements. For this week's cover story on the CC Club, Stinson -- who now juggles multiple projects, including solo albums like 2011's "One Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    St. Vincent cancels Friday Wits appearance, Steven Page fills in

    Related:David Byrne and St. Vincent to launch U.S. tour in MinneapolisDue to an "international travel schedule," St. Vincent has canceled her performance Friday at the Fitzgerald Theater as part of the Wits series.Earlier today, it was announced that the artist (real name: Annie Clark) would be maki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list

    ​Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11

    ​Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from fertile local soil? For those times that worrying that people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    First Avenue's 40th Birthday Party, 12/15/10

    Photos by Tony Nelson​First Avenue's 40 Birthday PartyDecember 15, 2010First Avenue's Mainroom & 7th St. EntryNow that is how you throw a birthday party. On a night meant to honor some of the bands and the people who have made the Twin Cities music scene what it is and those that will see it i ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2010
  • Feature

    March 19, 2008

    Sex, Drugs, & Awesome Hair

    The glamtacular history of 1980s heavy metal in the Twin Cities

  • News

    December 5, 2007

    Home for the Holidays with the Hold Steady

    The latest, greatest success from the Twin Cities returns to the wellspring of its creativity

  • Unknown

    June 13, 2007

    It's a Wonderful Life. Kinda.

    Laurie Lindeen, ex-Zuzu's Petals frontwoman, remembers days of touring with a punk band and turning Paul Westerberg's head in her memoir, Petal Pusher

  • Music

    October 18, 2006

    Destination Anywhere

    The Hold Steady come down, burn out, and blow up

  • 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.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2005
  • Music

    June 22, 2005

    Family Man

    Karl Mueller, 1963-2005

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2005

    Soul Asylum - Statement on Karl Mueller

    Soul Asylum - Statement on Karl Mueller   On Friday, June 17, founding Soul Asylum member Karl Mueller died in his Minneapolis home due to complications from the treatment of his cancer. Prior to Karl's death, the three original Soul Asylum members - Karl, Daniel Murphy, and Dave Pirner - rele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2005
  • Blogs

    October 28, 2004
  • Columns

    October 20, 2004

    Let's Go Crazy

    For a rocker

  • Music

    December 25, 2002

    It's Not Easy Being Greene

    The life and times of Minneapolis's sexiest violinist

  • Music

    December 18, 2002

    A Local Music Yearbook

    Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!

  • Music

    September 18, 2002

    The Revolution Will Be Illustrated

    A comic-book version of a day in the life of The Soviettes

  • Arts

    January 2, 2002

    The Year in Music

    The Sound of Music, 2001: Our Favorite Things

  • Music

    November 3, 1999

    A Sense of Where You Are

    The Hang Ups return home with a new album, a new sound, and a new chance to start over

  • Music

    March 25, 1998

    The Wedding Album

    An Herbalized Rickie Lee Jones?: Victoria Williams finds hippie bliss on her new album Musings of a Creekdipper.

  • News

    June 4, 1997

    The Princes Of 'Sota Pop- THE HANG UPS

    With a sophomore record finally in the stores, a single in the hit film Chasing Amy, and their first real tour underway, the agoraphobic Hang Ups may finally get their due