By Steve CohenIan McLagan The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, Minneapolis July 5, 2013 Minneapolis welcomed Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ian McLagan on Friday for his first ever appearance in the Twin Cities as a solo artist. "Mac" made note of Minneapolis's warm welcome after his leadoff tune "Hello Old ... More >>
Make way for the youth of tomorrow. The three members of Minneapolis band Stereo Confession formed two years ago when they were merely 14, and while they may seem young, they are growing and quickly learning the ins and outs of what it takes to make it in the industry. Their newest album, First Comm ... More >>
MWMF Day Three With Hang 'Em High, the Ultrasounds, Neon, Reina del Cid & the Cidizens, Eli Glor, Stereo Confession, and Riflebird Winona, Minnesota Saturday, April 20, 2013 After spending much of Friday night at Mid West Music Fest pleasantly cooped up at Ed's seeing a strong cadre of established ... More >>
Dave King has an all-caps approach to his creative existence. The Bad Plus drummer has so many projects whizzing around in his shaved dome that you should probably just consult his website to get the level of familiarity necessary. In short, he could put out albums in 2013 with Dave King's Trucking ... More >>
Back to work. Chicago band The Hush Sound is back on tour again after an extended hiatus -- this time with new music and a new outlook on the music industry. The band's pop-rock sound has been able to withstand the break and kept their fans excited to see them active again. On some time off fro ... More >>
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Like the rest of us, celebrities and rock stars make stupid mistakes. But when mistakes are made on a high-profile, TMZ level, stupid isn't quite enough; they should also be avoidable, catastrophic, nonsensical, unusual, and hilarious, or some combination thereof. And so it is with no small amoun ... More >>
RIAA fines Brainerd woman $220,000 for 24 songs
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Photos by Stacy SchwartzThe Thermals and Cymbals Eat GuitarsSeptember 30, 2010Triple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisIt was a fun night to be at the Triple Rock on Thursday, as both the Thermals and Cymbals Eat Guitars delivered enjoyable, satisfying sets to a responsive audience that were there t ... More >>
The announcement that Weezer's emo-rock masterpiece Pinkerton will be reissued this fall was welcome news at An Affront to Serious Music Criticism HQ. Weezer's sophomore album and Sebadoh's Harmacy pretty much defined the autumn of 1996 for this writer, but of the two, Pinkerton is the one that's ... More >>
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The F-Ups conquer the world, stop at Wal-Mart
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With a Liam Gallagher lilt, Idle Hands put the accent on Britpop
Har Mar, caught with his pants down, gets arrested in Oklahoma
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The Chemical Brothers give creative electronica a beat-down
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Zoning Out: New Zone 105 recruit Brian Oake.
Like many things in the former Soviet Union, rock & roll ain't what it used to be.