John Milton's epic 17th century poem, Paradise Lost, has captivated and confounded scholars and English majors alike for hundreds of years. Those who find their way through Milton's challenging, impenetrable archaic language find a moving story about the fall of man, as well as Adam and Eve's eventu ... 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 >>
After a two-year break from recording, San Diego indie-rockers the Soft Pack have returned with their new album Strapped. The record's glossy production, complete with synths, horns and dance beats should come as a shock to fans of the punky-garage sound the group had previously been known for. They ... More >>
Director Gorman Bechard doesn't live in Minnesota, but his documentary subjects are frequently part of the musical fabric of the area. Earlier this year, we published an update about his project involving Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart, but this one got off the ground because he was already in town gather ... More >>
Going by the title of the Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival alone, it would appear that there would be something for everybody at the South Minneapolis music festival. And, when you dig deeper into the stellar lineup for the day, you will find that to indeed be true, as a great, eclectic mix of b ... More >>
See Also:The Promise Ring's Dan Didier: "Never say never" about recording new materialThe Promise Ring With Grant Hart and Mark Mallman Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Wednesday, June 27, 2012 The Promise Ring is back together, but the time is fleeting. They aren't on tour per se, but are doing a seri ... More >>
Hart: "I got into music for philosophical reasons"
Gimme Noise founder says farewell after four great years
Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more
Are they the last great American band?
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 >>
A few weeks ago Grant Hart announced via Twitter a benefit show to help him through the extremely rough patch of a house fire, where he lost some pretty precious stuff -- his equipment, most notably. Initially attached was a Dave Pirner solo set, and a show from The Magnolias. Now we have the ful ... More >>
Grant Hart suffered a hard blow last month when he lost many of his belongings in a house fire, including his favorite guitar. Today via his Twitter account, Hart announced a benefit show at First Avenue next month which will help him to recoup some of his losses. The main act on the March 12 bil ... More >>
First, the good news: Grant Hart, formerly of Husker Du and now a renowned solo artist, is in good health after only a brief stint in the hospital yesterday afternoon. But the bad news is that Hart's South St. Paul house, which originally belonged to his parents, suffered a two-room fire that tor ... 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 >>
Photos by Tony NelsonFirst Avenue's 40 Birthday PartyDecember 15, 2010First Avenue's Mainroom & 7th St. EntryNow that is how you throw a birthday party. On a night meant to honor some of the bands and the people who have made the Twin Cities music scene what it is and those that will see it i ... More >>
Lookbook, Grant Hart, Gay Witch Abortion, Off With Their Heads, and many more blaze their own trails at the festival
All the music articles from this week's print edition.
The best of the best music events for December 31.
Husker Du vet releases "Hot Wax," his seventh solo effort since 1987.
Husker Du drummer announces Hot Wax for early October release.
Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.
Artist Chris Larson and his deeply weird cabin
Ox-Op presents its biggest show--and its last
We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.
At Outsiders and Others Gallery, a group of local rockers make music for your eyes
Grant Hart recalls his old classmate, Tim Pawlenty
The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.
Will 2000 be the year Minnesota hip hop broke?
With Good News for Modern Man, Grant Hart pulls away from his past--while keeping an eye on the rear-view mirror