In metal years, the Austin, Texas quartet the Sword are still a young band. With four records under their studded belts, they have produced quite a number of riff-heavy, thunderous, groove-oriented, Sabbath-inspired heavy rock -- including the band's latest and perhaps most ambitious, Apocryphon.Des ... More >>
The Mountain Goats Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Wednesday, October 23, 2012John Darnielle doesn't appear to be getting tired, which is pretty incredible, given it's now been more than 20 years since the Mountain Goats composer put out the band's first cassette, and he's released something like 25 al ... More >>
When Mark Ryan formed the Mind Spiders, who hit the Turf Club earlier this year, it wasn't his first experience in pulling together musical all-stars in Denton, Texas. He is also a member of High Tension Wires, who last year released their third LP, Welcome New Machine, on Dirtnap Records. Now the r ... More >>
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Minneapolis by-way-of New Orleans chamber folk outfit Dark Dark Dark have just announced the track listing and release date of their forthcoming new record, Who Needs Who. Their third full-length will be released on October 2, and the band has announced a large U.S. tour to celebrate their bold, str ... More >>
As the Doomtree crew are all getting psyched for their sprawling 2-month-long U.S. tour which starts tomorrow night, they dropped a lighthearted, no-frills video for "Bangarang," one of the most rousing tracks on their recent No Kings album. The clip features all the members of the Doomtree colle ... More >>
Local rock trio Now Now (formerly known as Now, Now Every Children) are one of the many Twin Cities bands who will caravan down to Austin, Texas this year for the SXSW festival, but they're getting a head start -- the band is already on the road and will complete a full lap of the US that won't f ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzRogue Wave/Midlake/Peter Wolf CrierSeptember 20, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisThree varied but passionate bands played to a small but devoted crowd at First Avenue on Monday night, and each group took their time finding their footing before delivering stirring sets that cl ... More >>
photo by: Aliison AllenComing September 28th: a first solo record from the former Plastic Constellations guitarist-turned Doomtree backbone Lazerbeak, as well as a November tour across America with the very same crew. We've got a song and dates for you.
Photo by Nikki MillerTwo popular local psych rock bands, Vampire Hands and Daughters of the Sun, are preparing to leave on a massive month and a half tour of the US. The two bands are also getting ready to release a split 7-inch (preview the first track on the Modern Radio site), which will drop ... More >>
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