Broken Bells With Au Revoir Simone First Avenue, Minneapolis February 28, 2014 When Broken Bells initially came together, the group had the sound and the feel of a one-off side project for the Shins' James Mercer and über producer Brian Burton (Danger Mouse). With the arrival of their second full- ... More >>
Yuck With Prissy Clerks and Fury Things Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Monday, January 20, 2014 For Yuck's celebrated return to Minneapolis at the Triple Rock last night, they wisely paired the London quartet with two local bands who share their same indie spirit and influences. Prissy Clerks ... More >>
Local indie-rock quintet Big Lake have captured the hearts of Twin Cities music fans in rather small doses, releasing one all-too-brief EP after another, in addition to their captivating, but all-too-infrequent, live shows. But while fans of the band wait patiently for a full-length album fro ... More >>
James Mercer has had no shortage of creative outlets over the last few years. But his main band, the Shins, have kept remarkably quiet since 2007's Wincing The Night Away, other than announcing that they were leaving their longtime label Sub Pop in '08. Mercer has now formed his own record la ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenBroken BellsDecember 6, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisIf you were not at Broken Bells at First Avenue on Monday night, you missed what was probably one of the tightest rock shows to pass through the venue this year. Seriously. (No, for real. I'm not just saying that to be a je ... More >>
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