Trampled by Turtleswith Actual Wolf and Fever DreamFirst Ave., MinneapolisWednesday, April 17, 2013Minneapolis isn't Trampled by Turtles' hometown, but this city sure loves the band. Opening the first of three sold-out shows at First Ave., the band celebrated their ten-year anniversary being togethe ... More >>
A bit of the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup trickled out a couple weeks ago, but today this year's offerings got taut, dark, and -- most importantly -- official. Though the plan initially was to drop the full, gargantuan list of bands in two more weeks, the timeline got pushed up when a pre-April Fool's p ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week we lead off with an Alice In Wonderland nightmare clip from the atmospheric Minneapolis garage rock quartet, Crimes, taken from their new record, Thin Sunlight, whic ... More >>
Frightened Rabbit With The Twilight Sad Varsity Theater, Minneapolis March 21, 2013 The sold-out Varsity Theater got a great taste of Glasgow last night, as the all-Scottish double-bill of Frightened Rabbit and the Twilight Sad both delivered soaring, personable sets, though it did take the headlin ... More >>
The spirited, lovelorn music of Scotland's Frightened Rabbit found a dedicated audience straight away in the Twin Cities, leading to a memorable string of packed-to-capacity shows here over the years that continues with Thursday's long sold-out show at the Varsity Theater. The talented quintet from ... More >>
Tony Bennett State Theatre, Minneapolis Sunday, January 20, 2013 At the Electric Fetus, Tony Bennett is filed in a section titled "Vocals." Such greats as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bette Midler, and Barbara Streisand also live in this section. There's a reason that even though these musicians hav ... More >>
Benjamin Gibbard with Advance BaseThe Assembly at the Woman's Club, MinneapolisThursday, November 1, 2012An evening with Ben (Benjamin) Gibbard is not merely an evening with music from his solo project, it's also an evening with the Postal Service, All-Time Quarterback, the Replacements, and Death C ... More >>
Frightened Rabbit with Arc in RoundThe Assembly at the Woman's Club, MinneapolisFriday, October 12, 2012The night could easily have been deemed "Plaid and Beards" at the Woman's Club in Minneapolis on Friday night with most of the sold out audience in said attire. Or even "An Evening of Storytelling ... More >>
The orchestral folk-pop ensemble Admiral Fallow has been steadily gaining fans in the U.K. since they started playing together some six years ago. Now, finally, with the release of their second album, Tree Bursts In Snow, talented Scottish quintet is finally in a place to make the great voyage over ... More >>
Photos by Erik Hess Daytrotter's Barnstormer 4 April 26th, 2011 Free Range Film Fest Barn, Wrenshall, MN When I heard that the Daytrotter crew were planing to put on a barn show just over two hours away from Minneapolis, my attention was piqued. Daytrotter has created over five years o ... More >>
Glaswegian quintet Frightened Rabbit felt quite at home at the sold-out Varsity Theater on Monday night, not only due to the blustery Scottish weather blowing through Minneapolis that day, but also through the warm, affectionate reception the group received from the massive audience throughout th ... More >>
The biggest week in music thus for 2010? You be the judge.
The California festival runs April 16-18.