English folk-punk journeyman Frank Turner has seen his stock skyrocket over the past few years, especially in his beloved home of the U.K., where's he's now selling out arenas and moonlighting in Olympics opening ceremonies. Not bad for a foul-mouthed, tattooed ne'er-do-well who made his first mark ... More >>
Facebook.comWith Saint Patrick's Day just around the corner, people begin to beget the loyal sentiment of historical nostalgia. One band over the course of the past 14 years, the hard-core essence of the Irish lifestyle has lived within Boston's Dropkick Murphys. Mixing authentic Irish folk and a ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzIt was a set-up that seemed destined for failure: A sparse offering of food, limited numbers of bathrooms and trash cans, ample booze for sale, and no re-entry made it seem like the Lowertown Music Fest could end it total chaos.
Believe it or not, there was a time when "Mason Jennings" wasn't a household name in these parts. Somewhat fresh to the Twin Cities in the late '90s, Mason and his band, which at the time included Minneapolis fixture Robert Skoro (then still a teenager) on bass, began the trek and career that has ... More >>
We're a little late to this party, but it looks like the Lowertown Music Festival in St. Paul has booked a handful of prominent local indie bands and one international artist for an outdoor concert on July 31. The full lineup includes Mason Jennings, Cloud Cult, Tapes 'n Tapes, Peter Wolf Crier, ... More >>
We sat down with singer/guitarist Ryan Young for a quick five questions about what it means when you spend more time in a van than in your hometown.
The California festival runs April 16-18.
Live shots from the weekend.
Prince plays Montreux, Double Bird hits the Current's studio & the Raveonettes announce First Avenue date.
A much more fitting stage for the bar-rock boys.
The Springsteen-loving Jersey boys will play Epic on October 3.