Vans Warped Tour 2014 Canterbury Park Sunday, July 20 2014 In Canterbury Park on Sunday, in one of the first truly hot days of the year, the punk rock summer camp was in full effect. Much has been said about the changing nature of the 20 year old festival. Over the years, the bill has expanded to i ... More >>
The Muppets are at it again, and it's better than the last movie
For a good while now, the Hard Rock Cafe has been a dinosaur that isn't aware that it's already extinct. This summer, the international eatery chain will open a new location at the Mall of America, but the news was rightfully overshadowed by the 400 Bar moving there with the promise of actual rock o ... More >>
From psych-pop beginnings to atmospheric sound, Charlie Van Stee explores new territory with his newest group
Snowden with Story of the Sea Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Monday, February 25, 2013"Long time no see, Minneapolis!" Snowden's lead singer/guitarist (and sole constant member), Jordan Jeffares exclaimed. The now three-piece band got Monday night going with "Black Eyes" from their moody, atmo ... More >>
Liars With Unknown Mortal OrchestraFirst Avenue, MinneapolisJuly 17, 2012The music of Liars has always been tough to pin down. Their brand of untamed, dissonant experimentalism is impossible to compartmentalize or copy, talents that their fans certainly identify with. The trio has now taken anoth ... More >>
Album release at 7th St. Entry
Related:Dawes finds serious fan base in MinnesotaWith the release of their debut album Boys & Girls a couple of weeks ago, Alabama Shakes put forth yet another record the roots of which can be traced back to the Flying Burrito Brothers, CSN&Y and the early '70s bands of their ilk. It's easy ... More >>
Ten years ago, you still thought Interpol was cool. Also, Heiruspecs got its first taste of love from City Pages for its second album, Small Steps. Indeed, on the 13th day of March in 2002, Peter Scholtes' review of the album emerged. Although he expresses skepticism for the "live" idea, he calls ... 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 >>
Clap Your Hands Say YeahDecember 1, 2011The Varsity TheaterA lot of people have been hating on Clap Your Hands Say Yeah lately. Their latest album, Hysterical, received a lackluster response critically when it was released in September of this year, and yes, CYHSY has had a bit of difficulty tryi ... More >>
I don't know about you, but usually the first thing I say in the morning is some inflection of the word "fuck."
Photos by Tony NelsonU2 with InterpolJuly 23, 2011TCF Bank Stadium, MinneapolisThese reviews are inevitably for fans, yet I find myself writing for U2-haters. One friend left a message during the show on Saturday wondering why I was there. Would anyone at the TCF Bank Stadium that night have aske ... More >>
"The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend."--Chuck Palahniuk
Please be thinking "bacon" please be thinking "bacon"The thing about rounding up scary music videos for Halloween is that so rarely are they actually scary; Michael Jackson as a zombie/werewolf/come hither teenager? Meh. Alice Cooper, GWAR, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Insane Clown Posse...NOT SCARY. ... More >>
Baths, ready to go at the Cake ShopA panel discussion with some of the best and brightest in music writing, much disappointment, and an ex-straightedge legacy act. What is he talking about?
Outside will be the tumulted Tapes 'n Tapes third full-length record, set for a very early '11 release. It will be their first - not counting their excellent demo CD - completely outside the confines of major-indie label XL (Vampire Weekend, Gil Scott-Heron, Titus Andronicus) and within the picke ... More >>
InterpolAugust 14, 2010First AvenueThey looked a little bit different this time, but there was no mistaking it: Interpol are still Interpol. After now-former bassist (and by far the most recognizable band member) Carlos D quietly exited stage left this past May, it was a little unclear how that v ... More >>
When that U2 tour with Interpol was canceled, the hopes of a multi-million dollar, 360 degree viewing stage and expensive as all hell light show in a football stadium were sufficiently slashed. But hang tight; we're getting one of those artists back in town later this season.
An Horse glows, plunders tonight at the Entry.
The Interpol frontman steps out with a solo debut.
Interpol's major-label debut isn't as monochromatic as its two predecessors. "Pioneer to the Falls," which channels the stormy textures of the Cure's Pornography, is possibly the richest song the act has ever recorded, with death-march piano and a giant quivering mass of strings adding coun ... More >>