Some Pulp's vintage garage rock sound is perfect for a cassette-only release. The Minneapolis duo's scuzzy guitar pop anthems on their self-titled EP will be a godsend for fans of Jay Reatard's twisted genius. And Graham Barton and Dane Hoppe make it all sound so easy.Gimme Noise spoke with Graham a ... More >>
Plenty of music going on the the Twin Cities this week! The Dakota welcomes Motown legends Martha and the Vandellas for a two night stay, Wednesday and Thursday. Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps will be headlining at the Cedar. First Avenue will be hosting a Best New Bands Concert featurin ... More >>
Seth Bogart -- better known as the titular frontman of Hunx and His Punx -- has constructed an image of someone who probably doesn't write from a dark place. You wouldn't think that his sonic Twizzler ropes would be pulling him out of any misery ditches. However, his latest, Punx-less LP, Hairdre ... More >>
The soul of rock n' roll doesn't live in a stadium--it resides in dive bars, in grungy clubs, in run-down venues where the floors are slick with a layer of spilled booze and stale sweat. Garage rock is a distillation of the spirit that makes ... More >>
In today's issue of City Pages, we printed an interview with Mac McCaughan of Superchunk in preparation for tonight's show at First Avenue. The following is the complete transcript of our email interview with Mac, including a few additional quotes that didn't make the cut for the print edition.
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.
The indie songwriter died in his sleep this morning at the age of 29.
Murs and Slug collaboration starts to take shape, Dan Wilson announces home town tour & next week's best new releases.
Magnolia Electric Co. to play the Entry in August, CKY announce TC date & Japandroids cancel show (again).
At SXSW, fresh air and stale beer come to an industry's rescue
Minneapolis acts rock CMJ (or at least shake one L.E.S. basement)