When you hear the name Tropical Depression, it may not sound like something joyful to let loose on your ears, but in all honesty, the Minneapolis band's self-titled debut is a wonderful treat. Their sound is sunny, blissed-out guitar synth-pop that has plenty of neat, slo-mo hooks. The album and ban ... More >>
The waterfall of opinion flows s'more today with a collection of the best albums released locally in the Twin Cities in 2012. As opposed to the list that appeared in this week's issue, these are 14 distinct opinions on what was impressive in the past year, and a bunch of links to the related stories ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl Day 1The 331 Club, Northeast MinneapolisFriday, May 18, 2012Related: Slideshow: Art-A-Whirl 2012: Friday's Music Art-A-Whirl Day 2 in Northeast Minneapolis, 5/19/12The oldest section of Minneapolis came alive this weekend with art, culture, love, and best of all, music. Although it may o ... More >>
Erik Appelwick, Martin Dosh, and James Buckley drop fourth album
Band comes rocketing out of limbo
Photos by Nick WosikaTapes 'n Tapes February 25, 2011 First Avenue, Minneapolis The noise at First Avenue on Friday night was ramped up to surprising levels, and by the time hometown favorites Tapes 'n Tapes took the stage at 11:20 p.m., the crowd was more than ready.
Third album from the indie faves goes back to basics
Tapes 'n Tapes had one last party to throw before heading into The Terrarium on Monday to begin working on their third LP.
NME shows love for Solid Gold, No Doubt to play Xcel, Tapes 'n Tapes interviewed & Last of the Record Buyers footage
The hometown indie rockstars played to a sold-out crowd at First Avenue Friday night.
Their latest tour is pointing them homeward bound
Crack open our Twin Cities Local Music Yearbook and reminisce on an effed-up year
Finding the hopeful while standing in 'A Winner's Shadow'
Hearts float away and drift back together in the fluid world of Josh Aran
These local boys have had a heck of a year, rocketing from indie-rock obscurity to, um, indie-rock renown on the back of The Loon, re-released this year on XL Records. We tracked 'em down in Australia and requested some reflection.
This one goes to 11!
Young Minnesotans take after the bloody Brits
Minneapolis rockers can't find their way to skid row—but there's a spot for them in front of the telly
2005's best local music from A to, uh, W
South Dakota-bred record thief makes great summer breakup album
Olympic Hopefuls' pop speaks volumes while the Twin Cities' best new band keeps tight-lipped
Picked to Click Voters spew forth their most vehement opinions about the local music scene
To those who have recently begun to rock, we salute you
Heavy sweating with indie-pop supergroup Olympic Hopefuls
From the 700 Club to the 400 Bar, The Glad Version struggle with their faith
Vicious Vicious gives readers some tough advice about relationships
Hail the Conquering Heroes: Polls and Praise for This Year's Best New Artists
Pop jester Vicious Vicious shows his sensitive side