In early September, the Twin Cities music community lost a dear friend in Andy Richardson. The musician, sound engineer, husband, and father was only 36. Remembrances from his wife Moe and coworkers at effects pedal company ZVEX Effects addressed his sense of humor, generosity, and creativity. Now, ... More >>
Duluth trio hits a 20-year high
Throughout 2013, the reunited Replacements and their friends have put out a series of limited-edition 7-inch records to raise funds for their pal Slim Dunlap. The Songs for Slim recordings came about after Dunlap -- former guitarist for the Replacements and star solo performer -- suffered a serious ... More >>
This week marks the beginning of October. Why not celebrate fall with some rad tunes? Thursday brings the rapper Le1f to First Ave to get us dancing. Friday the ever ambient Why? plays the Fine Line, while local boppers Teenage Moods release their latest cassettes. Saturday, KT Tunstall is welcomed ... More >>
If the excitement for Wilco's upcoming show with Bob Dylan at Midway Stadium wasn't already causing minor hyperventilation among the local Americana set, this past weekend's events added a new dimension. The accomplished Chicago band, fronted by the newly gleeful Jeff Tweedy, put on their own music ... More >>
The influential Minnesota band release a milestone 10th full-length studio album
Tyler Flory is a teacher at Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins. His Music Class column ties together his job and his music fandom in a neat little package.I use music in my classroom to lower the stress level and to change the mood. During the previous two weeks, my students had quite ... More >>
Duluth slowcore stalwarts Low have announced the tracklisting and cover art for their 10th studio album, The Invisible Way, and have just shared the first single from that new collection, the achingly beautiful but decidedly buoyant, "Just Make It Stop." The new record was produced by Wilco's Jeff T ... More >>
There's no sense in trying to slow down Alan Sparhawk. Not content to just let the artful majesty of a Jeff Tweedy-produced Low album be the focal point of early 2013, the third full-length Retribution Gospel Choir album is on the way.The as-yet-untitled album comes on the heels of this year's The R ... More >>
Masters of musical light and shadow Low will release The Invisible Way in March. This album marks their 20th anniversary, and shows Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy's connection to Duluth runs deep. Not only did Wilco received a key to the city this summer during a performance at Bayfront Festival Park an ... More >>
WilcoBayfront Festival Park, DuluthSunday, July 1, 2012See Also: Slideshow: Wilco in DuluthNels Cline on Wilco's future and his favorite Cibo Matto tuneWilco lend helping hand to Duluth floods victims Seeing Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy onstage at Bayfront Festival Park's pavilion is to see a man in ... More >>
See Also:Wilco lend helping hand to Duluth floods victims Wilco's John Stirratt talks about the band's Minnesotan ties"It has something to do with my Catholic taste," Wilco guitarist Nels Cline says, regarding the variety of art galleries, stadiums, and churches where he's played for decades as a pe ... More >>
Related:Wilco's Minnesota dates: Rochester and Duluth and that's itThe excellent lineup for this Sunday's Kill Kancer benefit show includes local luminaries -- young and old -- but the all-star band Golden Smog will not feature an appearance by sometime collaborator Jeff Tweedy.Over the years, the g ... More >>
Related:First Avenue's 20 best concerts: The complete listFirst Avenue: An archived history via flyers, riders & contractsTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listEven if the ticket stubs are long gone, and the T-shirt purchased at the merch table didn't survive backpacking across Europ ... More >>
Related:Wilco at the State Theatre, 12/6/11Slideshow: Wilco at The State Theatre Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has no interest in falling into predictable patterns. Watch him smoke a cigarette out of his bellybutton in I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, the 2002 documentary about the band, if you don't b ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaWilco December 6, 2011 State Theatre, Minneapolis At their best, Wilco have always effectively straddled the line between dour art-rock and party-starting power pop. The trio of landmark albums making up their "classic" period -- 1996's Being There, 1999's Summer Teeth and ... More >>
"It's alright," Jeff Tweedy sings on "I Might," the boisterous lead single from Wilco's latest record, The Whole Love. "I've done a lot of crawling around outside, and I heard it's alright."
Consider the Everly Brothers, consider the Delmores and of course, the Louvins; it seems near impossible to replicate the hauntingly close vocal harmonies of sibling singing duos. In this respect, and with consideration of their skin-prickling Baptist-influenced songs warning against the si ... More >>
Duluth Mayor Don Ness certified Wilco as an "official Duluth band" Friday night. Wilco thanked the town with an eight-song encore.
Six guys, 100 guitars and Gary?
Sadly, "Wilco (The Album)" is a bore.
Where's Robert Stack when you need him? A compilation CD titled Live in Town has been showing up in the mailboxes of musicians, DJs, rock critics, and record store owners throughout the Twin Cities. The mix, comprised of bootlegs from various local venues, ranges from the Dead Boys recorded at a Lon ... More >>
Jeff Tweedy remembers all things blatant and obscure on Wilco's new album
Two albums devoted to Woody Guthrie discover new notes in the people's music. Does the song remain the same?
Minnesota's most beloved rock band sets out to reinvent itself--and discovers itself in the process
Makers who mattered in 1995