Related:Dawes finds serious fan base in MinnesotaWith the release of their debut album Boys & Girls a couple of weeks ago, Alabama Shakes put forth yet another record the roots of which can be traced back to the Flying Burrito Brothers, CSN&Y and the early '70s bands of their ilk. It's easy ... More >>
So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaTapes 'n Tapes frontman Josh GrierWelcome to Rock the Garden 2011! There's a steady rain here right now, and all along the hillside in front of the stage there are brightly colored rain jackets and ponchos as far as the eye can see.Gimme Noise is set up in back of stage at th ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzCakeMay 12, 2011State Theatre, MinneapolisThere is absolutely nothing comparable to Cake fans. Nothing. They aren't hippies or hipsters, and they aren't washed-up punk kids, lost to a decade of marriage and overweight tendencies. They aren't a delegated group of stereotype ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenThe Jayhawks' Mark Olson and Marc Perlman at the Basilica Block Party in 2009This morning, Cities 97 filled in a few gaps on the schedule for this summer's Basilica Block Party, which was mostly revealed during an extended broadcast last Thursday. In addition to adding Citizen ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonFans at the 2010 Basilica Block PartyYesterday, we joked that if we were going to keep reporting a new summer festival lineup each day until the weather improved -- and hey, waddya know, it's working! Yesterday evening, Cities 97 revealed the lineup for its annual two-night Ba ... More >>
Former Paste editor Steve LaBate and filmmaker Scott Sloan are in the midst of a trek called "40 Nights of Rock 'n' Roll," in which they travel the country rounding up musicians for interviews and performances, and they've been keeping their stop in the Twin Cities a secret until today. It turns ... More >>
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.