Ev Olcott

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    12 Rods Announce January Reunion Show

    They're back! After 11 years apart, 12 Rods are re-aligning for a one-off reunion show. "Through three albums and a rotating cast of band members, the group won over fans and frustrated publicists with a sound too tech-savvy to be grunge, too soulful to be synth pop," Lindsey Thomas wrote in 2004 a ... More >>

  • Music

    September 15, 2004

    The Passion of the Mallman

    A blow-by-blow account of Mark Mallman's agonizing, ecstatic 52.4-hour song

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2004
  • Arts

    August 11, 2004

    End of the Road, End of the Rods

    They got hassled by the FBI. Todd Rundgren drank all their Foster's. And now they're breaking up. After teetering on the edge of big-time success for over a decade, 12 Rods remember what it's like to be a popular Twin Cities band--and what it's like to pa

  • Music

    May 12, 2004

    We're Big In Seattle

    Cowboy Curtis survives the putt-putt jungle, moseys west

  • Music

    December 10, 2003

    Music To Make Love To Your Alien By

    Halloween, Alaska play electronic pop to seduce the cylons

  • Music

    March 20, 2002

    Parker Posing

    Valet keep their musical ambitions in neutral

  • Music

    July 19, 2000

    Long Division

    At the same time as 12Rods parts with its longtime friend and drummer, the band also releases the ultimate breakup album

  • Arts

    March 15, 2000

    Get Up for the Download

    Searching for a new network of fans, local bands tune up, log on, and drop out

  • News

    July 10, 1996

    Who Are These Girls & Guys?

    That's a bigger question than usual in our 1996 new music poll.

  • Music

    October 4, 1995