"DO YOU GUYS LIKE PIZZA?!" This was the obnoxious, self-answering question that began The Pizza Underground's set last Saturday at First Ave. It was posed by a camcorder-wielding man dressed as Andy Warhol, and it was of course answered with a series of whoops from the crowd. Everyone likes pizza, ... More >>
We're big supporters of local people and businesses getting together to collaborate on new projects. Lizzo and Har Mar Superstar performing together on stage, fully decked out in ponchos. Vellee Deli popping up at Crema Cafe, making it possible to get top-notch espresso and Korean short rib bu ... More >>
This blustery week in the Twin Cities 89.3 the Current will be hosting their 9th Birthday Bash in the First Avenue Mainroom over the weekend. Acts will include Lizzo, Har Mar Superstar, Strange Names, Howler, Heiruspecs and more. The Cedar Cultural center will also be hosting a benefit for ... More >>
Where does the time go? The public alt-rock radio station with a local lean 89.3 the Current has announced the lineup for its 9th Birthday Party shows at First Avenue. As the station enters its 10th year, it's crazy to think about how long this whole thing has been going on already.As revealed by mo ... More >>
Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions
Many musical rivers to cross in these coming days. Jimmy Cliff at First Avenue on Thursday will be a featured part of it. This week in the Twin Cities begins with The Eagles at the Target Center while Iron & Wine plays across the street at First Avenue. Thursday, Portland-based Typhoon makes an ... More >>
Here's an essential bit of Twin Cities lore that'll live out its days as a conversation starter on your coffee table -- or, depending on your living situation, perhaps your milk crates or mini fridge. Ex-City Pages music editor Jim Walsh has assembled another book detailing the Replacements in all t ... More >>
It's pretty cool when an entity from outside of the Midwest gets to come in and try to encapsulate what's going on here. Sure, there's an opportunity for public derision if you get it wrong, but MTV (Other) was committed to doing their homework for their episode for the This Is the Place series film ... More >>
St. Paul's Grand Old Day has had the "grand" part down for years. The largest one-day festival in the Midwest has consistently entertained Minnesota families and fun-lovers with top-notch music and merriment along St. Paul's stately, historic Grand Avenue for decades. And now, the "old" part in the ... More >>
The Bye Bye 17 musician brilliantly reinvents himself on his latest record
The CMJ Music Marathon is a yearly underground music assault on New York (and Brooklyn too), and several performers with local ties are making the trip out to the East Coast. Much like South by Southwest, CMJ has a huge industry component attached to the glut of semi-discovered talent lurking in pre ... More >>
With Election Day just over a month away, many us are probably growing tired of the endless stream of campaign commercials and relentless sloganeering ringing out from most media outlets. But one of the definite advantages of any election year are the special Benefit Concerts which bring together ta ... More >>
Wade Boggs' Wicked Boston Baked Bash with Marijuana Deathsquads, Weird Boggs, Plain Ole Bill, Baby Boys Turf Club, St. Paul Friday, April 20, 2012 When the details were posted no one could've been fully prepared for this gig. The bizarre promo video didn't exactly clarify things either. The lineup ... More >>
There are never enough days in the weekend.
"In summer, the song sings itself."-William Carlos Williams
The Pizza Luce Block Party is only a few days away, and this year's party might have the strongest lineup yet. In addition to serving as a testing ground for a couple of new projects -- Charles, a new rock band led by Sean Tillmann, a.k.a. Har Mar Superstar; and Farewell Continental, the side pro ... More >>
Daytrotter is all up in the Twin Cities scene again. Just yesterday we saw Gabe Douglas of the 4onthefloor tweeting that his band was down at the Daytrotter studios in Rock Island, Illinois recording a session, and today the site posted a three-track performance by revolving electromanipulators M ... More >>
Photo by Brian GarrityWe've been rolling out these live videos of the Twin Cities takeover of Satellite in Los Angeles over the past couple weeks, but we're almost out. After Skoal Kodiak, Marijuana Deathsquads, and Har Mar Superstar, the night concluded with POS and Mictlan tag-teaming the headl ... More >>
Gimme Noise presents GAYNGS AFFILIYATED SHOWCASESunday, March 6, 2011First Avenue, 7th St. Entry, and Record Room18 // $20 // 6:30 p.m.
With South by Southwest less than a month away (the music portion kicks off on March 16), we thought it a good time to start compiling our list of Minnesotans making the haul down to Austin, Texas this year.At first glance, it looks like there will be quite a few bands repping our great state -- ... More >>
We've got a real treat for you this week -- as part of our ongoing City of Music series, we're stoked to debut one of the more experimental and artistic music videos we've seen from the MPLS.TV camp. For this week's video, producer Dan Huiting rounded up a whopping 15 cameras to film the seven co ... More >>
Illionois-based recording site Daytrotter continues to show its love for Twin Cities bands this month with a new session by Brute Heart and return visits by powerhouse duo Peter Wolf Crier and multi-instrumental maestro Dosh. The three women in Brute Heart especially seemed to make their mark o ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekIt won't be the first time Mark Mallman has challenged his own endurance abilities, but it will certainly be his longest running show yet: The local piano man will kick off a performance at 4 p.m. this afternoon at the Turf Club that isn't due to wrap up until 10 p.m. on Sunday ... More >>
Boxers or briefs? At the Minnesota History Museum, Har Mar Superstar wears both. As part of their latest exhibit, the Minnesota History Center has rewritten history by redesigning the Beatles' famous Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. In honor of "The Beatles! One Night Stand ... More >>
Explore Minnesota, a site dedicated to attracting tourism to our fair state, has teamed up with 89.3 the Current to create an all-local playlist of streaming music that spans from the Castaways and the Trashmen to Dessa, Peter Wolf Crier, and Owl City. The mix, naturally, is bent toward radio-fri ... More >>
It's practically perfect out today, so a summer coup for me and you.The wayfaring and lovely Dark Dark Dark announced a summer (West Coast) tour, the release of their next album, and a song called "Daydreaming" today, always a treat. The song sees them continuing a progression into a less Old Fol ... More >>
It's no secret that we're fans of Peter Miller of We Are the Willow's stark soundscapes, poignant songwriting, and delicate voice; we're such adamant supporters of that last quality, in fact, that we named Miller Best Male Vocalist in this year's Best of the Twin Cities issue of City Pages. So we ... More >>
The Twin Cities is continuing its total domination of the Daytrotter site with yet another session by local artists posted today. Doomtree members Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, and Mike Mictlan traveled down to the Illinois recording studio to track a massive 12-song session."They come from a city, l ... More >>
It worked for Betty White, right?
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The local two piece tops this week's best selling local albums.
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The Owatonna superstar topped Billboard's Hot 100 today.
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Mastodon, Deathklok and Shonen Knife announce TC dates, and new Har Mar Superstar.
Who needs rock when you can sit down and watch someone else talk about why music rocks?
...the scene is now
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