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 >>
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.