Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going with a brand new video from Allan Kingdom, an emerging MC that is making serious waves in the local scene. We've also got new clips from Black ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we are celebrating a bit of a milestone with our 50th installment of Local Frames, and it's packed with some terrific new videos from emerging area talent. We kick ... More >>
The Shouting Matches With Alpha Consumer First Avenue, Minneapolis August 2, 2013 Near the end of Friday's Shouting Matches show, Justin Vernon led bandmates Phil Cook and Brian Moen through the soulful "I Need a Change." The standout track from their debut full-length, Grownass Man, is ostensibly ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with a striking new video from Volcano Choir, the adventurous pop group started by Justin Vernon and his cohorts in the Collections of Colonies ... More >>
Prissy ClerksWith Alpha Consumer, Jim Ruiz Set and Nallo7th Street Entry, MinneapolisSaturday, December 8th, 2012The Black X's. The red badge of courage for every rock 'n' roll kid that slowly becomes more of a scarlet letter by the time you turn 20 years old. But yet, there Clara Salyer is, already ... More >>
After a few events already this week to ease into full-fledged business, Eat Street eatery and music venue Icehouse is now officially open to the public. Last night's grand opening party featured a couple of Honeydogs' frontman Adam Levy's other associated projects, Liminal Phase and Hookers & B ... More >>
Father You See Queen, the Cloak Ox, and Marijuana Deathsquads7th St. Entry, MinneapolisFriday, January 20, 2012Check out a slideshow from the concert here.Father You See Queen turned the 7th St. Entry into an art house cinema on Friday night, fluidly blending their moody, ethereal music with pr ... More >>
The band Guitar Party is a supergroup of sorts that includes some longtime local music veterans: Jeremy Ylvisaker, Haley Bonar, Jake Hansen, Andrew Broder, J.T. Bates, and Michael Lewis. Even the late Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen was a member before he passed away last October. But new to the fold ... More >>
Seven months after the passing of musician Michael "Eyedea" Larsen, Rhymesayers will be releasing the final studio recordings of the freestyle/improv band Face Candy, which he had founded and been a part of since 2005.
Nearly four months departed, Eyedea's prolificacy continues to come to light. Rhymesayers is set to release the second album from Face Candy -- Larsen's improvisatory live group with J.T. Bates, Kristoff Krane, and Casey O'Brien -- titled Waste-Age Teenland. Another EP, called Freestyles, wa ... More >>
It all makes sense. For those wondering how local musicians like James Diers, Haley Bonar, Jeremy Ylvisaker, JT Bates, Jake Hanson, and Mike Lewis find the time to spawn so many amazing, collaborative projects, the answer is simple: They all share a practice space. And unfortunately, that practic ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzAndrew BirdDecember 2, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisAndrew Bird gave his passionate fans that filled a sold-out First Avenue on a frigid Thursday night an intimate glimpse into what the sound and direction of his new album will be, debuting five new songs within his cap ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterThe rapper Eyedea--Michael Larson off the stage--isn't one to paint himself into a corner. What he brings to the stage as an emcee is only one piece of what he does, and he keeps himself plenty busy, even when he's not on tour with his DJ partner Abilities. Between his ... More >>
Photo by Erik Hess"Ben is kind of The Dude....he's a maniac and he holds it down so hard." High praise from Stef Leron "POS" Alexander, but drummer Ben Ivascu lives up to the hype every single time he plays. And chances are that he's playing right now. In a set of cities blessed with some o ... More >>
On a Monday night last year, I went to the Clown Lounge for Jazz Implosion. I go fairly regularly now, but at the time, I'd only been a handful of times. More or less hosted by Fat Kid Wednesdays (unless someone is on tour), Jazz Implosion has been a Twin Cities' mainstay for years. It's an estab ... More >>
A tribute to Miles Davis' electric period takes its maiden voyage.
The real beauty of jazz? You don't need a beret to enjoy it.
Folk strings and cinematic swing intertwine on 'Lull and Clatter'
It may seem greedy, but we couldn't confine ourselves to fewer than 13 riotous / melodious / prodigious records
Huntley Miller May Have Been a Drum 'n' Bass Man, But He's a Laptop Magician Now
Local musician finds his calling outside the cell phone industry
Local jazz trio Fat Kid Wednesdays pays tribute to trumpeter Don Cherry
Going underground to the hiding place of the new indie scene
With traditional songs and improvisational marketing, the local Motion Poets are bringing old jazz to new fans