Guitar Party

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Gramma's Boyfriend: We just show up and barf all over

    It's almost closing time at the Roller Garden in St. Louis Park. A disco ball overhead spins, flashing colors around the room, where banners with snowflakes and valentines on them hang from the high, arched ceiling. There's a big, green dinosaur standing in the far corner, and as the DJ switches thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Eyedea 4 Africa benefit coming to Turf Club in June

    The mother of Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen has partnered with local Minnesota non-profit Moving Forward Africa to stage a benefit show at Turf Club next month. According to Matthew Ylvisaker, president of Moving Forward Africa, this was a show that Larsen was hoping to assemble before his life was cut sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: Complete list of ranking bands

    ​While we only have space to feature the top 10 finalists in our Picked to Click issue (or 13, this year, because of several ties), we think it's important to publish the complete list of ranking bands so you can see how the points were awarded all the way down the line. And just for added nerdlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Coloring Time make their debut at the Cedar this week, watch a short teaser video

    ​The premise for new collaboration Coloring Time is enticing, to say the least: Members of at least a dozen local bands that range from hip-hop to jazz to folk get on stage, plug in their instruments, and see what unfolds between them. The Twin Cities has boasted a healthy improvisational scene th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Guitar Party's 7-year-old lead singer Mijah Ylvisaker talks about fronting a noise rock band

    ​The band Guitar Party is a supergroup of sorts that includes some longtime local music veterans: Jeremy Ylvisaker, Haley Bonar, Jake Hansen, Andrew Broder, J.T. Bates, and Michael Lewis. Even the late Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen was a member before he passed away last October. But new to the fold ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2011

    Alpha Consumer release Kick Drugs Out of America

    Album finally sees the light of day after several years

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Love-cars reuniting for 'Rent Party!' at the Turf tonight

    ​It all makes sense. For those wondering how local musicians like James Diers, Haley Bonar, Jeremy Ylvisaker, JT Bates, Jake Hanson, and Mike Lewis find the time to spawn so many amazing, collaborative projects, the answer is simple: They all share a practice space. And unfortunately, that practic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Weekend Checklist: The conundrum of Mavis and Tame Impala Replacements and Eyedea Tributes

    It's turkey week and the usual travel snafus are starting. As I type this, it is 8AM and I am on a Delta flight out of Minneapolis bound for Georgia. I have been up since 4:30 and my flight has already been changed four times. Alas, if you are sticking around the Twin Cities the next few days, don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Two additional Eyedea memorials planned

    ​In the wake of November 9's momentous Celebration of the Life of Mikey "Eyedea" Larsen at First Avenue (and yesterday's sad news about the cause of Larsen's death), two additional fundraisers and memorial concerts are being planned in the local rapper and musician's honor.