One of the main reasons that the Minnesota music scene continues to flourish -- in addition to the plethora of talented bands, of course -- is the abundance of forward-thinking, well-organized record labels that are spread throughout the state. These labels put out records by fledgling bands on the ... More >>
One For The Team's Ian Anderson sure knows how to pick collaborators for his Dream Brother project. Dream Brother's first release, Haunted Heart/Pretty Eyes, featured indie rock heavyweights John Vanderslice and Free Energy's Paul Sprangers. And now Anderson has tapped Grant Cutler (formerly of Look ... More >>
As is the yearly tradition, we're publishing the ballots of all 115 of our Picked to Click voters for your perusal. Check out all of this year's contributors below, and thanks to all the writers, photographers, label owners, club bookers, DJs, and local music experts for weighing in on th ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerHeart December 18, 2010 Mystic Lake Casino The power balladeers of my childhood, hard rock queens of my mother's adolescence, Heart weren't just role models for generations of young American women - they helped define for me and likely for many others the role of sexual ... More >>
We had 108 local music scene peeps participate in this year's Picked to Click poll. Below, you can judge -- er, "peruse" the ballots of each and every one of our voters, along with descriptions of their contributions to the local scene. For more on Picked to Click, check out this year's issue, al ... More >>
Never underestimate the power of a teenage girl
Ian Anderson's spoke to Gimme Noise about his highly approachable primer to success in the music industry, now available to order through his label's website.
The upstart local label is an imprint of Afternoon Records, and is headed by young local musicians Shane Vader and Clara Salyer.
A full listing of the 105 ballots received for this year's best-new-bands poll.
Here are the 84 ballots counted in this year's Picked to Click poll, alphabatized by the voters' names. Ballots without numbers attached, or without otherwise specifying an order of preference, were counted "in no particular order," with each choice getting 3 points. (First choices got 5 points, sec ... More >>
The uncontested king of rock flautists--not that there are any challengers--and more from today's A-List.
This one goes to 11!
Trolling for hooks in the office clutter
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