You may have never heard Corpse Reviver, but if you have an interest in traditional or "the old, weird America," there's a good chance you know their songs. Mikkel Beckmen, most often heard performing with Charlie Parr or the Brass Kings, is the group's percussionist. Adam Kiesling sets aside the s ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going with a mildly disturbing album teaser from Poliça to promote their forthcoming record, Shulamith. We're also featuring a newly discovered gem ... More >>
The birth and death of Bob Dylan's Americana dream
Since releasing the 2010 EP Clear Sky Relapse, Swallows has honed it's live act, allowing new members to settle in while evolving into a complex combination of American roots and Old World folk music. Their new LP, Witching & Divining, captures them like a firefly trapped in a jar. Each song i ... More >>
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This year was another critical success for the Coen brothers as their remake of True Grit received Oscar nominations and solid reviews from critics. But the duo never rest for long between hits. Variety recently announced that their next project will be a retro piece exploring the '60s folk sc ... More >>
Kevin Steinman is enigmatic in the quietest of ways. In a way, he is the physical embodiment of his music--sensitive, genuine, and utterly transparent. His latest album, Pre-Existing Condition, is due for release this Saturday at the Fine Line, and I caught up with Steinman to get all the det ... More >>
Daniel CorriganWhatever revolutions Minnesota has seen in rock and folk music for the last five decades, guitarist and blues shouter Spider John Koerner has witnessed them all and, more than likely, helped bring them about. A major influence not only on Minnesota's most famous musical son Bob Dyl ... More >>
The next two weekends in Northeast will be jam-packed with free live music, starting this Saturday with Shuga Records' 13th Avenue Folk Festival and Record Swap in Shuga's parking lot and at the 331, and continuing next weekend with the massive Nordeast Music Festival, which spans several venues ... More >>
Saying goodbye to the Prairie Home Companion musician
Concert promoter Sue McLean has leaked the initial lineup for this summer's Music in the Zoo series, and there are quite a few great names on the list. Joan Baez, Levon Helm, Carolina Chocolate Drops... be still, our fluttering hearts. See the whole lineup below, with more updates (include ticket ... More >>
"Christmas in the Heart" will feature a collection of holiday standards.
For the first time since 1973, Dylan performs "Billy" and a fan posts an outstanding bootleg.
The details are still hazy, but a new 10-song album is expected to be released in late April.
The melodrama behind her, Cat Power goes on tour with a set of classic cover songs
A short tour of some of the Twin Cities' historic recording studios
Here comes the freewheelin' Bob Dylan. Again. Just in time.
Natalie Merchant does an about-face; Joe Strummer's countenance appears on the wall; Stephen Tyler loses his head
'Masked & Anonymous' director Larry Charles lets it fly
'Rolling Thunder Revue' examines the mystique of Bob Dylan
Haynes fakes it so real, he is beyond fake
What draws young Nordic musicians to medieval songs about wolves ripping babies from the womb?
The music industry released 30,000 albums in 1998. You can live without 29,990 of them.
Bill Staines gives us more songs for "kids, cars, and campfires"
Two albums devoted to Woody Guthrie discover new notes in the people's music. Does the song remain the same?
A Record Year: Our 13 favorite albums for 1997.
If You're Feeling Sinister
Márta Sebestyén & Muzsikás work in Budapest to preserve their country's oldest folk traditions. The only things distracting them are world tours, earnest foreign musicians, and unexpected Grammy awards.