Claire de Lune first showed up on the local music radar as a vocalist in the soulful hip-hop trio the Chalice. Those vibrant ladies caught Twin Cities listeners' rapt attention as well as the top spot in our 2012 Picked to Click poll. Claire has shifted her creative focus to an electro-pop group s ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going this week with an enthralling live performance from Weird Visions, which features Holly Hansen from Zoo Animal, Grant Cutler, and Arlen Peiffer. We've al ... 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 >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
Aby Wolf and Grant Cutler team up for a sexy, synthed-out collaboration
Grant Cutler Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Friday, December 21, 2012 Grant Cutler is smart, talented, and industrious. He has good taste. His projects don't miss. He's an artist with little left to prove. He's among the best we have. Recently, he won an arts grant to produce an original compo ... More >>
One For The Team's Ian Anderson sure knows how to pick collaborators for his Dream Brother project. Dream Brother's first release, Haunted Heart/Pretty Eyes, featured indie rock heavyweights John Vanderslice and Free Energy's Paul Sprangers. And now Anderson has tapped Grant Cutler (formerly of Look ... More >>
A. Wolf & Her Claws is Aby Wolf's current electronic-fused experimental project, and the lead-up to the April release of her self-titled album has begun in earnest. "Zero to 60," a soulful track with a skittering beat is Radio K's featured track of the day, and it represents the latest of man ... More >>
So much good music happening this weekend; here's an overview of the best bets.
In case the apocalypse doesn't happen this weekend, here's some stuff to check out!
Hoolie Fest, the local music blowout that takes over Shuga Records during Art-A-Whirl weekend, is now in its second year and bigger than ever. Over 75 local bands will perform on two stages starting Friday (see below for the full schedule), and the eclectic lineup is designed to keep people wande ... More >>
The University of Minnesota has made a tradition out of inviting local bands to perform on the Northrop Plaza each summer, but this year they are upping the ante by bringing on Minneapolis musician Grant Cutler (ex-Lookbook, Grant Cutler & the Gorgeous Lords) to help a team of students curate ... More >>
It's hard to believe 10 years have passed since I picked up my first Radio K Stuck on AM compilation, because I still remember it vividly.
Yeti Records has been the hub of much music loving activity lately. Beside their daily duties of selling really cool, sometimes obscure but always reasonably price used vinyl, art, and vintage stereo components, the newest record store in the Twin Cities have launched a "mix-tape exchange." The ... More >>
Screw Hallmark cards. This February 14, I can't think of a better way to kill an evening than with a night filled with "Valentine-ish subject matter sung by some of the best purveyors of melancholia around." That's how Adam Levy is describing his next installment of the Southern Songbook, his new ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonOn Wednesday night, seven new Twin Cities bands (and one remote participant, Hastings 3000), gathered in the First Avenue Mainroom for the annual Best New Bands showcase. Dan Huiting (who produces the weekly City of Music series) was on the scene with his camera and created a ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonArzu Gokcen of Pink MinkBest New Bands of 2010 Showcase (The Goondas, The Jahhawks, Pink Mink, Hastings 3000, BNLX, Phantom Tails, BadNraD, and Grant Cutler and the Gorgeous Lords)January 26, 2011First Avenue Judging by the talent and diversity of the acts, as well as the bou ... More >>
Mally, Pink Mink, Grant Cutler, and more
Most offices may be closed tomorrow for Christmas Eve, but the clubs will still be hopping all weekend long with some great holiday-themed events. Here's a rundown of the nine best excuses to sneak out of the house this week (plus one reason to stay in), starting with a few gigs that are slated f ... More >>
Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar
Image courtesy of first-avenue.com Halloween '91 Storm Redux looming, late this afternoon on "Off the Record" Radio K announced the lineup for this year's "Best New Bands" showcase at First Avenue. In what has become an annual tradition, seven of the best new artists have been selected to p ... More >>
Today, tipped off by Radio K, our early morning was brightened (after a fashion) by a new project from Grant Cutler called 2012, from which he had recently posted two ambient meanders due for a vinyl pressing by St. Paul's extra-weird label Innova and which he will be performing this evening ... More >>
Grant Cutler and the Gorgeous Lords EP releaseOctober 20, 2010The Turf ClubIf Grant Cutler was at all nervous about how his new EP would fly with fans, he didn't let on at last night's EP-release show at the Turf Club's Clown Lounge. And with support from the talented Holly Newsom, Marvin Devane ... More >>
If Grant Cutler had it his way, he would probably tell you that there's not really much to know about his music. It's not like he's a big deal, after all, and as I ask him about his project Grant Cutler and the Gorgeous Lords, the conversation flows in and out of what he's working on and what he' ... More >>
Photos by Dajana BartulovicThe MPLS.TV crew went to the Varsity last week to film a special live "touring band" version of City of Music with Surfer Blood, who happened to be passing through town. The video won't be ready until next Monday, but you can preview a few photos from the Surfer Blood s ... More >>
We had 108 local music scene peeps participate in this year's Picked to Click poll. Below, you can judge -- er, "peruse" the ballots of each and every one of our voters, along with descriptions of their contributions to the local scene. For more on Picked to Click, check out this year's issue, al ... More >>
The bands who received nods in this year's Picked to Click poll aren't just limited to the 11 we featured in this week's issue. See below for a full list of all of the bands who received votes in this year's poll, with the total points awarded to each band.Remember: Voters were told to choose fiv ... More >>
As we mentioned last month, Grant Cutler of Lookbook is quickly making a name for himself as a solo artist with his new project Grant Cutler and the Gorgeous Lords. He will release his grandiose four-song EP next week with a show next Wednesday, October 20 in the Turf Club Clown Lounge (with gues ... More >>
In anticipation of their upcoming production of Unspeakable Things, a play based on the lives of eccentric St. Paul natives Donald and Howard Wandrei, the Sandbox Theatre has unveiled an online album of six songs penned by local artists just for the project.
Photo by Nick VlcekWild hearts can be broken. Ours certainly are in reporting that rising electro-pop duo Lookbook, a band that was featured on the cover of City Pages a few short months ago, is going on what guitarist and producer Grant Cutler calls an "indefinite break."
Best known for his work producing dance beats and performing in electro duo Lookbook, Grant Cutler has also been quietly honing his skills as a songwriter and lyricist in his solo project, Grant Cutler & the Gorgeous Lords. After playing around town for the past year, Cutler is getting ready ... More >>
If you're familiar with P.O.S's song "Optimist" you'll remember a shoutout to a woman who taught the rapper "the thing with the cups." She's the one over there in between Nas and Ludacris, looking very judgy. Well that lady can also put together a pretty amazing birthday celebration too.
Lookbook will play with a band. Dogs will chase cats. The internet will log on to you.