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Haim With Tennis First Avenue, Minneapolis Monday, May 19, 2014 At long last, Minneapolis got Haim, live and direct. The three sisters' blend of synthesizer pop, '80s smooth grooves, funk, and R&B had already brought critical praise, festival notoriety, late-night TV glory, and a sub-cult follo ... More >>
For all of the volatile conversation within pioneering rock and pop act Fleetwood Mac, there's plenty of disagreement among fans too. With Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie all significantly shaping the vocal contributions of the group, it's hard not to pick favorites. Following ... More >>
The label-defying group blend styles on their debut EP
PLENTY of events going on this week to get everyone out of the house. Wednesday, the Kopecky Family band (which is not actually a family band) play the Triple Rock. Featuring Astronautalis, Sims, Greg Grease and Mixed Blood Majority, Friday is a night for hip hop in the First Avenue Mainro ... More >>
Fleetwood Mac Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Sunday, April 28, 2013 By Tony Nelson More than 35 years since their mega-platinum Rumours album, Fleetwood Mac reconvened for another major tour, which came to Xcel Energy Center Sunday night. Since keyboardist & vocalist Christine's McVie's retirement, t ... More >>
It's the last week of April, and the snow is finally melting away. Wednesday, local favorites Poliça play a show in the First Avenue Mainroom, while songwriter Josh Ritter plays a set the next night. Mill City Nights also welcomes Mindless Self Indulgence as new local band Ginkgo plays a set at the ... More >>
Eels With Nicole Atkins First Avenue, Minneapolis February 22, 2013 Eels were clearly in a playful and feisty Friday night mood at First Avenue, a point proven by the matching blue Adidas tracksuits and sunglasses that frontman Mark Oliver Everett and the rest of the group sported onstage, the many ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.My first record-buying experience at Northern Lights was a bit like losing my virginity. It was a little awkward, a tad messy, a whole lot of embarrassm ... More >>
Never break the chain, folks. After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac is heading back out on the road for a 34-city tour. Between April 4 and June 12, much of the U.S. and Canada will receive visits from the British-American pop-rock legends.Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 isn't tied to a new release, but t ... More >>
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By Sean McPhersonSean McPherson teaches at McNally Smith College of Music, is a founding member of Twin Cities hip-hop collective Heiruspecs, and plays bass with Dessa's touring band. He recently conducted a conversation with a leader in the changing terrain of the music copyright world, Northwester ... More >>
Fun.With Miniature TigersMyth, MaplewoodFriday, April 13, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.In the early going, frontman Nate Ruess alerted the audience at Myth that this show was "the biggest headlining show Fun. has ever done" -- and the proceedings played out that way. After initially be ... More >>
The 33 1/3 pitches are open again! For music obsessives, this long-running series of short books devoted to iconic albums has been a great resource for amusement and exhaustive reporting. Two personal favorites from the series are Carl Wilson's tome about Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love and C ... More >>
Unless you're Bobby McFerrin, you can probably understand the oxymoronic comfort that comes with being sad. There's solace to be found in the drawn shades, the blanket piles, and the tears. Few understand this better than Nona Marie and the Choir. The harmony-fueled side project of Dark Dark Dark ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenLindsey Buckingham September 16, 2011 Pantages Theater A man as obviously aware of his significance in musical history as he is of his relative obscurity as a solo artist - in comparison to his former band, and his former bandmate/partner Stevie Nicks - Lindsey Buckingha ... More >>
Snugly situated in the canon of '70s pop music, Fleetwood Mac are a band gifted with longevity but plagued with very public interpersonal entanglements that at times eclipsed the sheer musicality of their famous lo-fi folk rock. At the forefront of their creative direction throughout much o ... More >>
Having spent the last 40 years in the music business, Stevie Nicks hardly needs an introduction. As both a successful solo artist and a member of Fleetwood Mac, Nicks has established herself as a reigning queen of rock and roll, known as much for her distinctive style and stage presence as she is ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerVampire HandsFleetwood Magic Fleetwood Mac tribute night featuring Vampire Hands, Me & My Arrow, Nightinghales, Littlefoot, Invisible Boy and Hot Roxx March 12, 2011 Turf Club It's certainly a given and often even a little aggravating to what extent internet buzz acts ... More >>
As the puddles begin to accumulate from the ground up with the long awaited spring thaw that's in full motion, I can't help but notice a certain "joie de vivre" in the air. Growing more and more tired of looking at my reflection in the snow-covered hills that line the sidewalks, I immediately sen ... More >>
(Photo by Whistling in the Dark) It's time once again for one of Minneapolis's most epic garage sale. It's going on as we speak and will go through Saturday.
"Fleetwood Mashed," team9, Oasis vs. Beyonce, and the unfortunate return of the Spice Girls.
A local musician and artist dishes on his online comic.
The time has come to purify our hearts and minds of the guilty pleasures in our iPods. You could be next.
Yep, Stevie Nicks still ties a bunch of scarves onto her microphone stand.
Bob Mould plays with No Age, Doves and FISCHERSPOONER announce dates & P.O.S. releases a new video
X return with their original lineup for the first time in more than a decade
Wales's Gorky's Zygotic Mynci are one with all things vast
Searching for a new network of fans, local bands tune up, log on, and drop out
"Devoted to Children" Essay Contest Winners
Originally printed in Sweet Potato, vol. 1, issue 1, August 1979