Yuck With Prissy Clerks and Fury Things Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Monday, January 20, 2014 For Yuck's celebrated return to Minneapolis at the Triple Rock last night, they wisely paired the London quartet with two local bands who share their same indie spirit and influences. Prissy Clerks ... More >>
The 23rd installment of Picked to Click, or when the rappers took over
At Riot Fest in Toronto, the local legends had a swingin' reunion party
Genius is a hard thing to live up to; once someone bestows you with its thorny crown, it's a crippling burden that can sometimes make you even more the stuff of legend. My Bloody Valentine is that stuff of legend. 1991 was a time both namby and pamby, with New Ja ... More >>
There might be as many recording studios as there are venues in the Twin Cities -- from the world famous to basement operations. In our new series, Behind the Boards, Gimme Noise will introduce you to some of the extraordinary talent that helps create the sounds that make our Cities famous. Flowers ... More >>
The boys in Free Energy are musicians who know what they want. And if they don't know what they want, the Philadelphia via Minneapolis power pop quintet has a knack for finding the production talent who does.Their meticulously crafted debut, Stuck on Nothing, came out of left field back in 2010. The ... More >>
North Korea (and audiences) go home unhappy in U.S. invasion story
The appreciation for SXSW usually doesn't happen until the festival is over and done with, but Peter Pisano of Peter Wolf Crier and Chris Koza of Rogue Valley were able to find some time to reflect and acknowledge on the poignancy of an event that happens once a year connecting so many people. ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzKurt VileThurston Moore and Kurt Vile July 18, 2011 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis It was sweltering in the Varsity on Monday night. There had been promises (or at least statements made) that the air conditioning was going to be blasting for the night and, really, maybe ... More >>
When Jonny Rogoff answers the phone from London, one thing stands out: he sounds like a kid. Even when he's tucked in behind his drum kit during one of Yuck's concerts--his large afro bobbing gently to the rhythm of the music, a fuzzy beard lining his chin--he looks like a shy, baby-faced version ... More >>
Philly rocker lives the dream
Photo by Steve CohenDeVotchKa at First AvenueApril has historically been a busy time for touring bands stopping by the Twin Cities -- and if this weekend's overflowing concert calendar was any indication, we're in for a downright hectic spring.
Photos by Erik ThompsonLou Barlow and the Missingmen400 BarAugust 25, 2010Lou Barlow brought his merry band of Missingmen (guitarist Tom Watson and drummer Raul Morales) with him to the 400 Bar Wednesday night, delivering a loose, engaging set that spanned Barlow's prolific career. It was nice to ... More >>
She's cramming with her former Soviettes bandmates for two reunion shows, tonight at Eclipse Records and tomorrow night at the Turf Club, doubling as Awesome Snakes' last shows as well.
Sunny Day Real Estate, Dinosaur Jr. & Daniel Johnston schedule TC dates & Phoenix plays the Current.
Photos of recent Mastodon & Franz Ferdinand shows & U of M's Justice Jam lineup announced.
Our teenage American alt-rock dream: The triumphant return of the Pixies
It made less history than '77 punk. It sold fewer records than Nirvana. But the suburban rebellion of Eighties America found its own potent way to say no.
Built To Spill writes soaring guitar symphonies for the fallen rock faithful