Love is the Law ConcertWith the Suburbs, Gay Men's Chorus, Jack Brass Band, P.O.S., Zoo Animal, and Hookers $ BlowEcolab Plaza, St. PaulTuesday, May 14, 2013"Life is like a summer's evening," a lyric from the Suburbs' Tuesday performance proved to the second-most memorable statement of the night. Af ... More >>
Girls Got Rhythm Fest
With Cherie Currie, Marilu and the Machetes, Sugar Stems, and Is/Is
Amsterdam Bar and Hall, St. Paul
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Cherie Currie's explosive and enigmatic headlining performance that closed day two of Girls Got Rhythm Fest late Saturday night won't be forgotten soon. ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories
of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and
everything else.Coming of age in the '80s had a lot of complexities. Parachute pants made us look ridiculous, puberty hit right as Time
magazine was running weekly s ... More >>
At first read, the name "Asteroids Galaxy Tour" is a little misleading. This is not the name of a tour, but a band, and as the name suggests, their sound is pretty out of this world. Though the name sounds a little unfamiliar, singer Mette Lindberg's vocals are not. The Danish pop group has been fea ... More >>
West Bank Music Festival lineup and schedule
Wiping Out Thousands drop new video for "Mass Nerve"
Wiping Out Thousands revive David Bowie's "Let's Dance" live
Local electro-rock duo Wiping Out Thousands went from being just a musical idea stored on a laptop to setting local stages on fir ... More >>
Related:First Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneMinneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.First Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 197 ... More >>
DJ Jake Rudh's new wave dance party Transmission is a Minneapolis institution -- and now a radio show! This Friday, the celebratory nature of the night gets an extra boost as the festivities shift to First Avenue's Mainroom for the 11th anniversary of the weekly dose of retro cool.What we know fo ... More >>
The Darkness' Justin Hawkins.In the summer of
2003, the Darkness' eventual quadruple-platinum seller Permission to Land had just been released. Before anyone knew quite what to
think about it, they believed in a thing encompassing skintight spandex jumpsuits, Ziggy Stardust, and Freddie
Mercur ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessRebel Rebel: Rock for Pussy 8June 10, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisNow in its eighth go-round, the annual David Bowie tribute-meets-cat shelter fundraiser Rock for Pussy has become one of the most predictably fun nights in local music, as shown by the large turnout and vibrant ... More >>
For every kid who has ever left their hometown and moved to LA in search of "something more," Mark Foster is an inspiration. Originally hailing from Cleveland, Foster made a life-changing decision to change his direction at the age of 18; he headed west toward the land of opportunity, and never t ... More >>
Yes, that's a pile of kittensThere are cat lovers, and then there are CAT LOVERS. Crazy cat people from all across the cat insanity spectrum will be gathering at First Avenue tonight for the annual Rock for Pussy charity event, which invites local musicians to perform covers of David Bowie songs ... More >>
Miami: home of...a lot of club nights, um...Dexter, high-quality cocaine (I'm guessing?), several iterations of the MTV Beach House, the presidency of George W. Bush (that's a stretch), and now the Chicken Wang. It's a dance, and it's fucking awesome.
This week we have a farmers' market worth the drive, an LGBTQ benefit party at Bedlam Theatre, and a performance evening celebrating Wing Young Huie's "University Avenue Project." Come and take a look.
We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.