When you hear the name Tropical Depression, it may not sound like something joyful to let loose on your ears, but in all honesty, the Minneapolis band's self-titled debut is a wonderful treat. Their sound is sunny, blissed-out guitar synth-pop that has plenty of neat, slo-mo hooks. The album and ban ... More >>
The waterfall of opinion flows s'more today with a collection of the best albums released locally in the Twin Cities in 2012. As opposed to the list that appeared in this week's issue, these are 14 distinct opinions on what was impressive in the past year, and a bunch of links to the related stories ... More >>
Minneapolis and St. Paul have seen a substantial migration of Northern Minnesota musicians to the Cities. Packed with a radiant story and haunting voice, Grand Marais performer Barbara Jean's new album The Great Escape leans heavily on the bluegrass side and perfectly balances the heartbreak in Jean ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl Day 1The 331 Club, Northeast MinneapolisFriday, May 18, 2012Related: Slideshow: Art-A-Whirl 2012: Friday's Music Art-A-Whirl Day 2 in Northeast Minneapolis, 5/19/12The oldest section of Minneapolis came alive this weekend with art, culture, love, and best of all, music. Although it may o ... More >>
Latest LP proves power of understated beauty
Erik Appelwick, Martin Dosh, and James Buckley drop fourth album
Justin Vernon is headed for the mainstream with his new LP
In case the apocalypse doesn't happen this weekend, here's some stuff to check out!
Photos by Tony NelsonArzu Gokcen of Pink MinkBest New Bands of 2010 Showcase (The Goondas, The Jahhawks, Pink Mink, Hastings 3000, BNLX, Phantom Tails, BadNraD, and Grant Cutler and the Gorgeous Lords)January 26, 2011First Avenue Judging by the talent and diversity of the acts, as well as the bou ... More >>
Photos by Keith MoechnigJazz pianist and songwriter Alicia Wiley is getting ready to unveil her fifth full-length album, Both Sides, next week at the Entry, and she invited the video crew at MPLS.TV to film an exclusive performance in preparation for her release. Backed by multi-talented musician ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekIt won't be the first time Mark Mallman has challenged his own endurance abilities, but it will certainly be his longest running show yet: The local piano man will kick off a performance at 4 p.m. this afternoon at the Turf Club that isn't due to wrap up until 10 p.m. on Sunday ... More >>
Explore Minnesota, a site dedicated to attracting tourism to our fair state, has teamed up with 89.3 the Current to create an all-local playlist of streaming music that spans from the Castaways and the Trashmen to Dessa, Peter Wolf Crier, and Owl City. The mix, naturally, is bent toward radio-fri ... More >>
From James Buckley Trio to Painted Saints
The folk duo are playing a CD-release show this weekend.
The real beauty of jazz? You don't need a beret to enjoy it.
Bassist has 16 shows scheduled with 7 bands this month alone
The best local CDs of the year (thus far) & Little Man.
While Poor Line Condition are pioneering live drum 'n' bass in the local music scene, their audience just likes to watch