Husker Du

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Some People Think Iceage Are Assholes

    Iceage | Triple Rock Social Club | Thursday, October 23Synthesizing the raw energy of hardcore with the moodiness of post-punk, Denmark-based Iceage is an electrifying live act that started playing in the U.S. over three years ago. The group courted controversy with the 'zines its members produced a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    My favorite band played my garage!

    If you grew up watching MTV or listening to the radio in the '80s and '90s, chances are you have heard about quite a few music-based contests for various record label and band promotions. Perhaps you may have even participated in a few by either trying to be the seventh caller in order to win ticket ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 2/5-2/11

    This week in the Twin Cities, a load of acclaimed touring acts are here to warm us up. Chameleonic New York trio Hospitality (above) is at the 7th Street Entry Wednesday, and 89.3 the Current's darlings Wild Cub play the Turf Club. This weekend, Dr. Dog have landed two nights at First Avenue, and Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Grant Hart: The film must have no lasting impact on my life

    Capturing Grant Hart will never be an easy task. But director Gorman Bechard assembled quite a bit about the renowned Hüsker Dü drummer/singer/co-songwriter in the new documentary film Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart. In it, he speaks candidly about his music, art, phil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Local Frames: New videos from Bob Mould, Atmosphere, The Color Pharmacy, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: River's Edge, Foster the People, Collective Soul, Korn

    The way to survive this weekend is lots of sunscreen and lots of water as River's Edge Music Festival comes to Harriet Island with big name bands like Tool and Dave Matthews Band. If fighting crowds in the heat is not your thing, Foster the People will be returning to Minneapolis and The Pines will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list

    ​Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Five Minnesota albums deserving of a 33 1/3 book

    ​The 33 1/3 pitches are open again! For music obsessives, this long-running series of short books devoted to iconic albums has been a great resource for amusement and exhaustive reporting. Two personal favorites from the series are Carl Wilson's tome about Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love and C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Grant Hart, Guante, Mayda to perform at Foreclosure Free Block Party tonight

    ​​​Be it the noise or the names, music attracts attention. A number of local artists are hoping to draw that attention to Powderhorn community member Bobby Hull's house, which has been in his family since 1968 and is now facing foreclosure. A concert of protest, which went underway last night, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Craig Finn & Bob Mould agree that rock is often too noisy

    ​A hilarious exchange between two Minneapolis favorites unfolds in a new "interview" of sorts between Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn and Hüsker Dü/Sugar kingpin Bob Mould. This chat comes along with the promotional push for Finn's first solo record, Clear Heart Full Eyes -- an album Pitchfork g ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 21, 2011
  • Movies

    November 23, 2011

    Color Me Obsessed: A Film about The Replacements

    Except with no Replacements music

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Black Box Revelation with Machine 22 at the Entry, 11/14/11

    Photos by Mike MinehartMachine 22​Black Box Revelation with Machine 22, Porcupine and DetourNovember 14, 20117th St. Entry, MinneapolisI arrived during of Porcupines from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, one of my favorite bands I've recently discovered. One of my favorite songs, "Rooftops" from their 7" spli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Jeremy Messersmith, Hastings 3000 join in the Occupy movement

    Photo by Nick Vlcek​As Occupy Wallstreet and our own local version, OccupyMN, wear on, more and more Minnesota musicians are asserting themselves as vocal members of the 99%. Over the past few weeks, artists ranging from hip-hop acts Toki Wright, Sean Anonymous, and Guante to R&B maven Mayda t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    The Hold Steady announce show at Epic

    ​The Hold Steady will make it back to the Twin Cities to play a show before the year is up, though the venue is a bit of a head-scratcher: America's best bar-rock band will come through town on November 18 to play slick downtown dance club Epic. The band will be performing as the headliners a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    10 superfan factoids about Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl

    ​Dave Grohl is the real deal. After spending the early '90s clocking stage time in one of the most influential bands of his generation, no one would have thought twice if he had shied away from the limelight following his Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994. But instead, he did jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Michael Dermot redefines DIY with his new album

    ​ Michael Dermot comes from an eclectic background in music; influences ranging from Disney soundtracks, Hüsker Dü, to Weezer, are all reflected in the new album, Distance Reawakens, by the Eden Prairie native.DIY to the core, Dermot does everything himself: booking, promoting, and managing.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Bob Mould 'covers' Sugar for A.V. Undercover

    Photo by Noah Kalina​"This definitely counts as a cover... it's a Sugar cover," Bob Mould says through a smirk. "They were a great band!"The former Husker Du and Suger frontman and current touring solo artist and memoirist has been glancing into the rearview mirror a lot these days, so it's no big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Minnesota hipsters: Good or evil? [POLL]

    Just like Paul Bunyan, we were Born This Way.​The internets just loaded an epithet cannon and fired it directly at all of our faces. In an official ruling via infographic, BuzzFeed has decreed Minnesota the most hipster state in the U.S. And they offer some artful pop-culture cherry-picking a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Gayngs at Coachella, Nikki Sixx phones it in at the Fitz, and more notes from the weekend

    Photos by Denis Jeong Plaster​April is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Record Store Day 2011: Complete Twin Cities listings

    ​Record Store Day, the annual celebration of good ol' fashioned mom-and-pop music shops, seems to balloon into a bigger event each year. Now in its fourth go-'round, RSD will overtake 18 different businesses in the Twin Cities tomorrow--and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has even gone so far as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Treehouse Records celebrates another 10 years

    ​"Vinyl will always survive. Hopefully indie records stores can too." - Mark TrehusIt's been almost forty years since Oar Folkjokeopus first opened its doors on 26th and Lyndale. The storefront has outlived the 8-track, the cassette, and the cd as the dominant musical forms pushed by an industry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Top 10 Christmas weekend shows and events

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Superchunk at First Avenue, 12/1/10

    Photos by Alexa Jones​SuperchunkWednesday, December 1, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisIt was a dicey afternoon for Superchunk as they arrived here from Raleigh and lead singer/guitarist Mac McCaughan's guitar did not arrive with them. After much chatter on Twitter and a few phone calls they found a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    John Kass of GoJohnnyGo reflects on a lifetime of record collecting

    ​Chances are, if you've been involved with or been a fan of the local music scene in the Twin Cities you've come across the cherubic music enthusiast John Kass. A man behind so many great finds in the used record bins that dot the Twin Cities record collecting culture, John has been a part of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Derik Moran of Nick and Eddie: chef chat, part 3

    ​Today we conclude our chat with chef Derik Moran of Nick and Eddie. Stellar are his accomplishments at the age of 24, having already found himself in the role of head chef, designing a dynamic new menu highlighting influences reaching from the American South to France. You ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009
  • Calendar

    October 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    April 3, 2009: His Mischief & T.Q.D.

    His Mischief release new music video, Man Man and Gogol Bodello to share Cabooze date & "Dylan Fest" Announced

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009
  • Music

    December 19, 2007
  • Music

    November 21, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007 Check out this awesome (if nonexistent) band!

    Getting input from an "army of opinionated web users," that "contributed thousands of items," ranked, among other things, the top 10 "must-see local bands." Number 10 on the list was the Hockey Night.

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    There Goes the Neighborhood

    Ten local albums that kept the home fires blazing— then burned down the house

  • Movies

    August 16, 2006

    Righteous Babes, Old Joys

    Sound Unseen is a nostalgist's toyland

  • Unknown

    July 5, 2006
  • Arts

    May 25, 2005

    Going Mobile

    How cruising the western suburbs can lead to a great rock band, and other secrets from a Jeep tour of the Twin Cities with the Hold Steady's Craig Finn

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2004
  • Columns

    October 20, 2004

    Let's Go Crazy

    For a rocker

  • Music

    April 7, 2004

    Here Comes Your Youth

    Our teenage American alt-rock dream: The triumphant return of the Pixies

  • Arts

    January 15, 2003

    Stop Saying MANPANTIES!

    The gonzo online community known as TCPunk goes the way of all flesh

  • Arts

    September 22, 1999

    You're Not Invited

    Secret shows. Corporate gigs. Blind Dates. Why is it becoming harder for the public to get a piece of the rock?

  • Restaurants

    March 17, 1999
  • Arts

    August 19, 1998

    Over the Counter

    Staffed by DJs and rockers, indie record stores are selling a scene

  • News

    July 15, 1998
  • Arts

    April 24, 1996

    Christina Schlieske's Blues Explosion

    Hometown favorites Tina & the B-Side Movement blossom on Salvation.

  • Feature

    November 1, 1995
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