Albert Hammond Jr. Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Thursday, November 14, 2013 On Thursday, Albert Hammond Jr. and his band were uniformly dressed in all black. Although his solo album is set apart from his work as the founding guitarist of the Strokes, he isn't out to separate his image as much as ju ... More >>
So it's June now. Despite the cloudiness, there are actually things happening outdoors. Saturday, be sure to check out tons of local bands at Rock the Vine. Later in the evening Hollow Boys release their latest record at Kitty Cat Klub. The Minnesota Zoo will also be hosting Richard Thompson an ... More >>
Holed up in his New York City apartment, Darwin Deez wrote and recorded a quirky, ten-track ode to failed relationships. Driven by drum loops and laced together by four guitar strings, Deez's 2010 self-titled album gave him the opportunity the travel the world. Now in 2013, he's made the move from b ... More >>
By Steve CohenGary Busey as Buddy HollyParkway Theater, MinneapolisFriday, February 3, 2012An actor perhaps best known for portraying one of music's great innovators brought a bit of rock 'n' roll legacy to the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis on Friday. Gary Busey, star of 1978's The Buddy Holly ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzGang of FourFebruary 12, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisThere is an odd juxtaposition present when you see Gang of Four in a live setting. Saturday at First Avenue they took the stage dressed like Carnaby Street dandies, and if you didn't know better you'd have thought you w ... More >>
As a member of Philadelphia-based blooze-jam unit Birds of Maya, Mike Polizze spends a lot of time getting his faux classic rock ya-yas in drums-gtr-vox-bass format style. By his lonesome, as Purling Hiss, Polizze gets to stretch out - way out - and go in for wildly self-indulgent bouts of showy ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about a mysterious press conference conducted by Prince in New York City in which he announced plans for a "series of events" called Welcome 2 America that would kick off on "a purple day in December" and include a range of collaborators. This week, more details ab ... More >>
And now for something completely different.
"What's That?" recreate some of modern rock's most complex songs
The Beatles—what a bunch of slackers. In eight years, the Fab Four released just 10 hours of recorded studio music. Since January of 2004, Army Defense has released 25 hours of original music.
Jimmy Jam was a DJ. Morris Day was a drummer. Prince was a kid with a huge afro. Before they changed popular music, Mom told them to turn that racket down.
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.
International Robot's Music Is More Than Mechanical Garage Rock
From playing for the Pope to inaugurating The Body, Guinean-born master drummer Fodé Bangoura is both international legend and local discovery
Minneapolis label's proprietor, Paul Stark, is making a play for the future
An excerpt from: Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes