Totally Gross National Party with Allan Kingdom, Leisure Birds, Tender Meat, Stolyette, Pony Bwoy, Fog, Votel, Alpha Consumer, Roniia, Warey, Aero Flynn, Marijuana Deathsquads, Taggert & Rosewood, and Def Kith Icehouse, Minneapolis Saturday, August 23, 2014 On Saturday at Icehouse, the innovati ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We start things off this week with Trampled By Turtles performance on the Late Show with David Letterman. We're also featuring a great collection of new music videos from Ti ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things started with new videos from Allan Kingdom and Astronautalis to promote their upcoming appearances at the final Best Love is Free show on February 15 ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going this week on Local Frames with a premiere of the brand new video from Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra, a new project led by local music luminary Sean Mc ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we launch our sixtieth installment of Local Frames with a video from Haley Bonar, to promote her forthcoming record due out in spring of 2014. We've also got new c ... More >>
The musician is breaking out of the pack, inspired by Neil Young
A new low-key start for a few local indie scene vets
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. On this week's installment we're featuring the brand new video and single from Actual Wolf, the blossoming acoustic project from Eric Pollard. There's also new clips from So ... More >>
Frankie Lee. It's a name you like saying -- which is always a good thing when you are a musician. And to look at Lee, you'd assume, without knowing anything else about him, that he is a musician. In a denim jacket and wide-brimmed hat, Lee has a casual cowboy-coolness about him that makes him seem l ... More >>
Back in 2005, when Tapes 'n Tapes released their celebrated debut album, The Loon, the emerging Minneapolis band brought the focus of the modern, blog-driven music world on the Twin Cities, a trend which certainly continues with the numerous break-out acts enjoying worldwide success today. Tapes hav ... More >>
Solid Gold With Wild Belle and Moonstone Continuum First Avenue, Minneapolis December 7, 2012 A wintry snowfall couldn't keep local music fans from celebrating Solid Gold's record release or their grand return to the First Avenue stage on Friday night, as the Mainroom was filled with longtime supp ... More >>
After a four-year wait, they release the cohesive and brooding Eat Your Young
Actual Wolf's November ResidencyTurf Club, St. PaulTuesday, November 27, 2012Last night was just another Tuesday night at St. Paul's Turf Club: a room spotted sparsely with casual listeners for the closing night of Actual Wolf's residency, dividing their attention between the taps and the stage. Eri ... 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 >>
After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen
See Also: A Minnesota music golden age might be going on right now!Now, Now leave Minneapolis to record and the trio comes home with Threads As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally a ... More >>
Rock The Vine 3Featuring Halloween, Alaska, Solid Gold, White Light Riot, and Haley BonarSaint Croix Vineyards, Stillwater, MinnesotaJune 9, 2012Sometimes, it's just nice to get out of the city. Rock The Vine 3 was set in the picturesque grounds of the Saint Croix Vineyards in Stillwater, and treate ... More >>
You would never suspect that Andy Elwell, with his colorfully tattooed arms and earnest grin--set in some good old-fashioned manly stubble--got his start in punk metal. As Elwell sips on a beer and talks about Brave Soul, his latest record filled with subtle folk-pop songs, he is anything but the pi ... More >>
Photo by Joey ClarkIn a surprising Facebook status update today, Margaret Lane, lead singer and guitarist in the local band Hildur Victoria, has announced her departure from the group.
Self-titled album both robust and dramatic
Photos by Nick WosikaTapes 'n Tapes February 25, 2011 First Avenue, Minneapolis The noise at First Avenue on Friday night was ramped up to surprising levels, and by the time hometown favorites Tapes 'n Tapes took the stage at 11:20 p.m., the crowd was more than ready.
Third album from the indie faves goes back to basics
Tapes 'n Tapes had one last party to throw before heading into The Terrarium on Monday to begin working on their third LP.
Mayor R.T. Rybak didn't have the football smarts to create his own fantasy football team, but he sure knows how to toss around the dirt about his competition on the interwebs.
JT Bates, Jeremy Hanson, Arlen Peiffer, and Anthony Poretti tell it like it is
Friends, strangers pull for official day for WCCO's "Good Question" anchor
Controversy on tap draws critics, but could the campaign be worth it?
During Gov. Tim Pawlenty's unallotment announcement, he made a jab at Minneapolis's plan for "artistic drinking fountains" during a time of budget crisis. Rybak's office hits back.
The hometown indie rockstars played to a sold-out crowd at First Avenue Friday night.
Their latest tour is pointing them homeward bound
Suddenly, the mayor wants nothing to do with hosting the RNC
With the convention days away, the Turf Club rocks for change
Duy Ngo will receive $4.5 million for getting shot by a fellow officer in the line of duty, but that won't restore his reputation
Critics say a power plant designed to reduce carbon emissions could be a cancer-causing boondoggle
The fabled underground venue stages a last hurrah
Is a national convention a good idea for the Twin Cities, or just its pols?
The mayor of Minneapolis has unveiled his plan in the search for a new police chief, including an advisory committee made up of elected officials and community activists. The list is more notable for who's not on it.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has continued his second-term shake-ups at City Hall by promoting his civil rights director.
Just two and half years ago, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak pulled out all the bells and whistles in searching for his top cop. This time around, things are, uh, a little quieter.
For 35 years, Larry Blackwell has worked on civil rights issues at city hall. Now he's been shown the door--again.
Kitchen Militia moms storm the stage, AIDS activists howl in the wings, born-again virgins recite their vows, and the fight over sex education in school turns into the hottest ticket in town
Five years ago Joel Sisson's blend of art, social work, and lawn furniture was the talk of the town. Now the founder of the Green Chair Project is sitting on a pile of dreams and unpaid bills.