The boys in Free Energy are musicians who know what they want. And if they don't know what they want, the Philadelphia via Minneapolis power pop quintet has a knack for finding the production talent who does.Their meticulously crafted debut, Stuck on Nothing, came out of left field back in 2010. The ... More >>
By Alan Scherstuhl
This list of the year's best country albums is assembled with two important premises in mind: First: If the people who record and listen to these records consider them country, than they're damn well country. Purists who argue that country should still sound like '68, '76, '84 or ... More >>
It's happy hour at the Icehouse on Eat Street in Minneapolis. Clint Simonson, owner and operator of the small indie label, De Stijl has already found a home at the bar.
"Hey man, how you been?" he asks giving me a hug as I sit down. "Have I gotten you this Robust Worlds CD yet?"
Checking out the a ... More >>
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Friday, July 13, 2012Sometimes, you just know from the outset it's going to be one of those nights where the band is going to blow the crowd away and blow the doors off of the club. Friday's sold-o ... More >>
Mystic Lake Casino, Prior LakeFriday, April 13, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.
In the song "True Grit," recorded for the 1969 John Wayne film of the same name, Glen Campbell sings that a man with true grit is someone who's kind, someone who is fearless. But perhaps a more ... More >>
Photo courtesy Colin JohnsonPast Picked to Clickers and psychedelic roots indie heroes Vampire Hands haven't been the same since Colin Johnson skipped town to pursue academia in the more mountainous part of the country, Missoula, Montana in 2009.