In Gimme Songs, musician Mark Mallman talks songwriting with his peers and heroes. This week, Electric Six frontman Dick Valentine ahead of Thursday's First Avenue show. On the Lou Reed/John Cale song about Andy Warhol called, "Images," Lou sings: "I'm no sphinx no mystery enigma, what I paint is ve ... More >>
Franz Ferdinand With Frankie Rose Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis October 9, 2013 Of course Franz Ferdinand felt right at home in an old, revamped movie theatre. The ultra-charming Glaswegian quartet returned to Minneapolis for the first time in four years on Wednesday night, and got the packed Skyway ... More >>
With retro-tinged singles like "Take Me Out," Franz Ferdinand got the indie kids dancing ten years ago. After winning the Mercury Prize for their self-titled debut, the Glaswegian quartet quickly capitalized with the underrated You Could Have It So Much Better, and toured relentlessly. But their las ... More >>
Plenty to see in the Twin Cities this week! The Barenaked Ladies return to the stage at The State Theatre, while The Skyway theatre hosts Glasgow natives Franz Ferdinand. The Varsity Theater hosts a number of events this week; including Minus the Bear, Between the Buried and Les Claypool. Miran ... More >>
See Also:Best of Lollapalooza day two: Twin Shadow, Franz Ferdinand, and moreTwin Shadow talks about the success of Confess, his fiction, and music videos Twin Shadow with Poolside7th Street Entry, MinneapolisAugust 6, 2012After their triumphant, high-profile performance at Lollapalooza on Saturday ... More >>
See Also:Best of Lollapalooza 2012 day two: Twin Shadow, Franz Ferdinand and moreBest of Lollapalooza 2012, day one: Afghan Whigs, Die Antwoord, and moreJustice at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12What have we learned following Lollapalooza 2012? Not only do reunions (Afghan Whigs, Black Sabbath, At the Drive-in ... More >>
See Also:Best of Lollapalooza day two: Twin Shadow, Franz Ferdinand, and moreTwin Shadow at the Entry, 10/01/11The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Twin Shadow at the Triple Rock, 04/25/11 George Lewis Jr., better known as Twin Shadow, recently released his sophomore album, Confess, to a round of ap ... More >>
See Also:Best of Lollapalooza 2012, day oneLollapalooza 2012 suspended, resumed after dangerous weather conditionsFrank Ocean & the Weeknd at Lollapalooza, 8/4/12The second day of Lollapalooza 2012 could not have been more different than the first. A bunch of noted cancellations -- B.o.B, Alabam ... More >>
Update: According to a new press release from the festival: "Lollapalooza will resume at 6:00 PM following a brief postponement due to dangerous weather conditions and warnings. Today's updated schedule can be found on Lollapalooza's official website."Bands will begin playing again at 6:30 with a re ... More >>
Related: SoundTown 2012 lineup announced River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupYet another festival lineup came hurling toward the concert-going set late last night and it's a good one. This year's Lollapalooza performers include a bevy of top-tier Billboard-charting acts -- start ... More >>
If you were to watch the Wizard of Oz in its entirety only backwards, that might properly demonstrate what the road is like. You start at home, then slowly lose contact with your friends following a black highway into a tornado. Along the way you bring witches back from the dead. Either story ... More >>
Israel's Desert has some klezmer hidden in there somewhereThe Music Alliance Pact was initiated by Scottish music blog The Pop Cop (recently mourned by Franz Ferdinand...you can read the full story of its demise here), who assembled a confederation of 30 pan-global music blogs, each contributing ... More >>
White shoes, black jacket. Franz Ferdinand gets sharp at the Main Room tonight.
The Germs, Sonic Youth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Creed (not even kidding) add local dates.
We interrupt our regularly scheduled affectionate semi-mockery of decades-old debris for this important 21st century update.
From the scene that shaped Franz Ferdinand and the Fratellis comes the next hot Glaswegian group, 1990s
MC/VL and Scream Party uncover connection between C2H60 and rocking the party. Also: Dan Wilson sings a ballad
Young Minnesotans take after the bloody Brits
Naked burglars, gay literary wizards, bloggers assaulting mayors, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
Artist with local roots makes good Antony and the Johnsons, fronted by the mournful-voiced and cabaret-inspired Antony Hegarty, took home the coveted U.K. Mercury Music Prize for I Am a Bird Now on Tuesday night, beating out Bloc Party, MIA, and the Kaiser Chiefs, who were favored to win. In the p ... More >>
'We Jam Econo' clocks the Minutemen DIY-style
Modern rock singles aren't going steady anymore
Ten scientifically approved verdicts about the best albums of the year
Picked to Click Voters spew forth their most vehement opinions about the local music scene
To those who have recently begun to rock, we salute you
Earnest Brits bring punk out of the past and into the Futureheads
Interpol take a cipher of meaning and fill it up with sound
Franz Ferdinand make music that girls (and winking rock stars) can dance to
Les Georges Leningrad make the French connection
Good taste and sobriety go down fighting at the music party of the year
The Unicorns get lost in the Twin Cities; Humiliation comes to Hip-Hop Night