The Jayhawks with Two Harbors First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, September 5, 2014 "I just like to surround myself with beautiful people, and good things tend to happen," Gary Louris proclaimed affectionately toward the end of the Jayhawks' spirited 130-minute, 26-song performance at First Avenue on ... More >>
If there's anything that can be said for Minnesota music in 2013, it will forever be minted as the year of the 80's Minneapolis "Heyday" band reunions.Famously, the Replacements reunited after years of nagging from their fans. Soul Asylum continued to soldier on in an amalgamation of themselves. Mos ... More >>
After seven EPs, the band finally release their first full-length album
Founding Soul Asylum guitarist Dan Murphy has announced his exit from Soul Asylum after three decades with the band. Earlier this week, he issued a statement on the group's website to make his departure official. "I have decided that I will no longer be touring or recording with the band, effective ... More >>
Nothing makes for better music than a breakup. Recently moving back to Minneapolis from Brooklyn, indie-folk artist Ryan Traster is getting set to release his 7" vinyl "Cruel Love" -- a song based on a breakup. Treading on soft sounds, snappy beats, and floating melodies, the song branches out from ... More >>
The Baseball Project is a supergroup of four veterans of American underground rock and punk. Combining talents from R.E.M., the Dream Syndicate and Minneapolis's Zuzu's Petals, each member contributes 30 or more years of experience, and they are also huge baseball fans. The band features Steve ... More >>
Release shows at 7th St. Entry and First Avenue
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Rock the Garden may be sold out, but there's still plenty of music that can be heard outdoors this weekend with the Stone Arch Bridge Festival returning after not possibly happening. Jimmy Cliff will be rocking the MN Zoo while up-and-coming Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers bring their Americana flavo ... More >>
Related:Wilco's Minnesota dates: Rochester and Duluth and that's itThe excellent lineup for this Sunday's Kill Kancer benefit show includes local luminaries -- young and old -- but the all-star band Golden Smog will not feature an appearance by sometime collaborator Jeff Tweedy.Over the years, the g ... More >>
Photo via Edina RealtyPachyderm Studios, best known as the recording site of Nirvana's final studio album, In Utero, as well as the place where dozens of local bands holed up in the early- to mid-'90s to record their work, has gone out of business once and for all and the property is now for sale ... More >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterApril is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.
Longstanding Twin Cities-based supergroup Golden Smog have announced a two-night stand at the Fine Line, Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16. According to a press release from the Fine Line, the performance will feature all of the band's core members: Marc Perlman and Gary Louris (The Jayhawk ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenAs this year's Sound Unseen festival wrapped up at the Southern Theater with a screening of Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?, the festival organizers pulled out all the stops to make it a special night. Harry's daughter Annie was in attendance, ... More >>
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