The State Fairgrounds are closed and football season has returned. It's still technically summer, so wait for those Oktoberfest steins and help prepare the annual hop harvest instead. This week has beer events from Beer Dabbler, Friends of the Boundary Waters, Lift Bridge, and more. See also: 9 loc ... More >>
Despite the infighting among the founding members of the band as of late, KISS have announced a massive 40th Anniversary tour along with Def Leppard, including a stop at the Target Center in August. Ahead of their upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, there have been repor ... More >>
Baby-Men Having Babies
If you talk to the locals, the Replacements are already hall of fame. The non-locals spoke up, though. Among the Class of 2014 nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- alongside Nirvana, KISS, N.W.A., Hall & Oates, among others -- you'll find a recently reformed band that came together ... More >>
By Mike Seely Shitting on the Eagles is basically a national pastime for hard-core Americana fans. In fact, while there are several brilliant artists that alt-country loyalists are apt to bond over, dislike of the Eagles may be the single most prevalent and unifying force. Yet while there is ample ... More >>
It was blatantly obvious from the moment Fitz & the Tantrums' sterling 2010 debut dropped that the LA-based group was going to be huge. Pickin' up the Pieces, released on Dangerbird Records, was pure, unadulterated pop with a brassy coating of vintage soul sounds that drew comparisons to blue-ey ... More >>
The '90s officially came to a close a little bit more than 13 years ago, but their profound and strange cultural touchstones are not forgotten. Most importantly, the music lives on with the help of DJ Jake Rudh, who celebrates the 12th anniversary of his hip dance party Transmission with a night of ... More >>
It's hard to believe that it's already been six years since the institution of rock was turned on its face, the fame of the Beatles reduced to mere peanuts in the presence of something so much more important and the inhabitants of the planet rendered lemmings to the Doomsday ticking of Dethklok. Ok ... More >>
See Also:Best of Lollapalooza 2012, day oneLollapalooza 2012 suspended, resumed after dangerous weather conditionsFrank Ocean & the Weeknd at Lollapalooza, 8/4/12The second day of Lollapalooza 2012 could not have been more different than the first. A bunch of noted cancellations -- B.o.B, Alabam ... More >>
Mayer Hawthorne and the County First Avenue Mainroom, Minneapolis Friday, May 18, 2012 Mayer Hawthorne is nothing if not a showman. Decked out in a svelte black sport coat, bowtie, and some pretty extreme red kicks, the bespectacled heir apparent of Motown soul took the stage at Friday night's sold ... More >>
DJ Jake Rudh's new wave dance party Transmission is a Minneapolis institution -- and now a radio show! This Friday, the celebratory nature of the night gets an extra boost as the festivities shift to First Avenue's Mainroom for the 11th anniversary of the weekly dose of retro cool.What we know fo ... More >>
Twin Cities native producer Jimmy Jam took to the airwaves yesterday to discuss the legacy of the late Soul Train founder Don Cornelius. Speaking to KCRW's Steve Chiotakis in Los Angeles, Jam noted that he'd just attended an event with Berry Gordy and Quincy Jones, and noted that Cornelius belong ... More >>
Band: "We want to be Radiohead"
Driver, chef, artist Ian Pierce of 128 CafeToday we bring you part 2 of our conversation with chef Ian Pierce of 128 Cafe in St. Paul. (Here is Part 1 if you missed it.) 128 Cafe was one of the first brick-and-mortar restaurants in the Cities to load up a truck and hit the streets. Th ... More >>
Neighborhood favorite, comeback kid, and a leader in the Twin Cities food truck revolution, 128 Cafe has done it all with chef Ian Pierce behind the burners. The 128 Cafe was a Merriam Park institution when it closed in June 2007. Jill Wilson and her husband, Andrew, swooped in and revitalized th ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzDaryl Hall and John OatesDecember 10, 2010State Theatre, MinneapolisA few blocks down from last night's sold-out Doomtree Blowout was another sold-out team of legend status: Hall and Oates, rocking the State Theatre with classic hits and some Christmas cheer.
In anticipation of Daryl Hall and John Oates' performance at the State Theatre tomorrow night, we tried to come up with a way to honor them.As it turns out, that's pretty easy! Here are eight things you may have missed or been completely unaware of regarding the cool factor of Hall & Oates. T ... More >>
illustration via DaytrotterI know, I know. Gayngs this, Gayngs that. It's not our fault they continue to murder it. And this is especially notable for the beautiful rendition of Sade's "By Your Side" they recorded at Chez Iver, Daytrotter in tow (and the footage of them performing it live in Chic ... More >>
Nuclear City EP (Mullet Records)
Record inspired by Hall & Oates, sci-fi
Hall & Oates, Lazerbeak? Really?
A show good enough to get you and a few hundred of your closest friends in the same room. On a 100 degree day, that's saying something.
Local man brings you the Howard Jones revival you never knew you wanted
Electric Light Orchestra reissues deliver—and dilute—paradise
Ariel Pink's parallel universe hit parade
At the Como Zoo, local singer-songwriter Jeff Hanson unleashes his inner beast
The Legendary Tengo and Crew Are on a Roll Again
Ween's Mickey Melchiondo talks about drugs, his fans, and the duo's new live collection, Paintin' the Town Brown