Tom Hallett was a true rock 'n' roll writer. He lived the rock 'n' roll life like the Twin Cities' own Lester Bangs, and wrote about it in great detail. For decades, Hallett avidly attended innumerable shows, and celebrated our scene hard. Hallett's recent passing after a struggle with diabetes shoc ... More >>
This week not only marks Thanksgiving but also the beginning of December. Wednesday, Retribution Gospel Choir play the Amsterdam while the Ike Reilly Assassination take over the First Avenue Mainroom. If you're looking for plans on Thanksgiving, Davina and the Vagabonds will be playing the Dakota an ... More >>
Twin Cities music venue vet Billy Sverkerson died early Sunday morning. The well-known and well-liked figure in the local scene was most recently employed at First Avenue, but his career in the music business traces back to the late '70s when he started working at the 400 Bar and eventually became a ... More >>
It's the last week of April, and the snow is finally melting away. Wednesday, local favorites Poliça play a show in the First Avenue Mainroom, while songwriter Josh Ritter plays a set the next night. Mill City Nights also welcomes Mindless Self Indulgence as new local band Ginkgo plays a set at the ... More >>
If you can brave the weather, there's plenty of music going on this week. Thursday, twenty one pilots play a sold-out show at the Triple Rock while Boz Scaggs makes an appearance at the State Theatre. Friday night, Zoo Animal will be at the Icehouse, Ex Nuns rock Cause, Edward the Confesso ... More >>
A good chunk of the Minneapolis music scene has gallivanted away to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, but that doesn't stop the music! Total Trash release their latest cassette tape in the 7th Street Entry Thursday. Friday, Davina & the Vagabonds swank up Patrick's Cabaret while Chanhassen Di ... More >>
The shortest month of the year comes to an end, spend it out with the Minneapolis music scene! Dessa performs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Thursday while the Current hosts a live Local Current set at the Amsterdam. Friday, The Tribe and Big Cats say goodbye at Triple Rock, Vita.mn presents ... More >>
There's something oddly appropriate about the first Friends Like These show in several years happening on Friday the 13th.
It's a short week this week, which means that Wednesday night is actually Friday night for most of us working stiffs. Thanksgiving Eve is notoriously one of the busiest club nights of the year, and this time around is no exception. With First Ave's Mainroom occupied by the annual Ike Reilly gig, ... More >>
Rock star is a Minneapolis staple
It's been a spell since we've heard any new material from Little Man -- he's been hard at work recording a new album in Ike Reilly's studio down in Chicago with producer Ed Tinley -- so we were excited when he sent over this new holiday-themed song, "Plan to Be Together."
Ike Reilly, the much-loved Chicago rocker who has gained such a following in the Twin Cities that he might as well be local, just released a new video for "Nice Work (If You Can Get It)," which he filmed in his hometown high school in Libertyville, Illionois. The video finds Reilly rifling through ... More >>
Here is a quick list of things you could get into this weekend that don't involve sitting at home watching TIVO'ed episodes of "The Marriage Ref" with your dad.
The biggest week in music thus for 2010? You be the judge.
Here's a look back at his first four-night run, in the summer of 2001.
Photos from over the weekend.
Your guide to the best shows happening over the extended weekend.
The bard of closing time brings the whole fam to First Avenue tonight.
Trocaderos shuts its doors, Phoenix makes the Varsity sweat & next week's best new releases.
Reilly and his swaggering band played a set of old crowd favorites.
The photo exhibit provides a unique glimpse into the local folk scene.
I can't think of a better way to come down from narrowly escaping a riot: Late Tuesday night, a handful of larger-than-life musicians convened at a small theater tucked away in south Minneapolis t ... More >>
The best of yesterday, including the most comprehensive wrap-up of the Rage Against the Machine Show that was, then wasn't, then was a riot, then was a hootenany. Kind of.
A wrap-up of this weekend's shows, including Western Fifth, Crescent Moon and the XYZ Affair.
St. Paul's Eclipse Records offers live music for kids young and old
The frontman reveals the secret to his vintage aesthetic
Go ahead and take a swing at Ike Reilly
What ever happened to Buddy Holly's fishing license?
Let It Be Records Is Closing Faced with news that his building would be turned into 46-story condo tower later this year, Let It Be Records owner Ryan Cameron had two choices: relocate or close. "It was me who made the decision not to relocate," he says, speaking over the phone Thursday afternoon. " ... More >>
What song do you play to end a 10-year gig?
Let us now praise nameless peaceniks and hippies
A St. Patrick's Day love story, 'til death do they part.
Ike Reilly and the bloody rite of Thanksgiving eve
A Suburbs reissue in every garage!
A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001