The Twin Cities' own songwriting chestnut Jeremy Messersmith is back with a couple catchy lumps of coal for the holiday season.Ever the mischievous contrarian, Messersmith packages some bah humbug in irresistible crooner-era schmaltz. The two songs, a semi-morbid reworking of "Have Yourself a Merry ... More >>
As the November elections approach, local restaurateurs and concerned citizens are ever more vocal about a rule they'd like to see abolished. The onerous 70-30 rule requires that restaurants in residential areas earn at least 70 percent of their revenue from food sales and no more than 30 percent ... More >>
The storied year of sensitive rocker Jeremy Messersmith has understandably focused on the dynamics and thrills of his latest record, Heart Murmurs. It's an album that encapsulates the continued climb of his career -- he even has his own doughnut now -- even as the road is steadily steeper on a major ... More >>
The chefs at Glam Doll Donuts have concocted a new fried-dough confection dedicated to Jeremy Messersmith. Pictured above in a publicity shot that's completely not faked by us, it's called the "Hot Messersmith." (Not actual size.)See also:How to host a Jeremy Messersmith concert at your house
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A dynamic new video from recent Rhymesayers signee, Dem Atlas, leads off this week. Dig in for fresh clips from Bomba de Luz, Doe Paoro, Courageous Endeavors, and a behind-t ... More >>
Jeremy Messersmith's new album, Heart Murmurs, has rightfully brought his music to a much wider audience, both here in America and across the world. Messersmith and his band are currently playing some legendary clubs throughout Europe, and will return to the States for more high-profile dates, inclu ... 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 with an imaginative video from Skittish, who cleverly work themselves into some old-time archival footage to craft a truly original clip. In ad ... More >>
The musician releases his first full-length album in four years, Heart Murmurs
This warm week brings several shows to the Twin Cities. Lucius (above) will be playing a sold out show at the Cedar Thursday while Greg Brown sells out the next day. Strange Names plays the Triple Rock Thursday and Jeremy Messersmith spends the weekend playing two shows at First Avenue. Th ... 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 going at Local Frames with a new video from Poliça, for two of the standout tracks on their recent record, Shulamith. We've also got brand new video ... More >>
Today, Jeremy Messersmith joins the elite company of Marilyn Manson and Evanescence with a song called "Tourniquet." While the charming local singer's song doesn't employ quite the same level of overt angst as the other two, this new single is a definite departure.After this champion of marriage equ ... More >>
Daughter With Jeremy Messersmith Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis May 10, 2013 Two Glassnote recording artists on the rise delighted a sold-out Fine Line on Friday night, as London's Daughter and local singer/songwriter Jeremy Messersmith joined up for the first night of their tour together, a wel ... More >>
The days of supper club touring for Minneapolis-based Jeremy Messersmith could be numbered. It was announced today that the singer-songwriter (and author of drunken Grammys rants on Twitter) has landed a massive new deal with Glassnote Records, based in New York. This is the label that has put out a ... More >>
A music scene as intimate as the Twin Cities has seen genres and styles bleed into one another, and rarely is such hybridization unwelcome. With this mindset, Wide Eyes producers Dimitry Killstorm and DJ Name have concocted a mash-up project that combines a lot of Picked to Click alums, like local r ... More >>
Jeremy Messersmith chats about his adopted state fair
By Allegra OxboroughJeremy Messersmith's Muse for MusicWith P.O.S. and Chastity BrownThe Fitzgerald Theater, St. PaulSaturday, May 19, 2012Jeremy Messersmith was his dapper self Saturday in a fitted green blazer and his conspicuous Buddy Holly specs. Behind him an ever-changing configuration of seve ... More >>
After serving as the inspiration for Jeremy Messersmith's most recent album, The Reluctant Graveyard, and playing host to a truly unique benefit concert by Messersmith and Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles last October, The Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery has announced plans for another ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekAs Occupy Wallstreet and our own local version, OccupyMN, wear on, more and more Minnesota musicians are asserting themselves as vocal members of the 99%. Over the past few weeks, artists ranging from hip-hop acts Toki Wright, Sean Anonymous, and Guante to R&B maven Mayda t ... More >>
Quiet and unassuming, you wouldn't expect such morbidity to come out of the enigmatic Jeremy Messersmith. Messersmith will be bringing the brilliant storytelling on his The Reluctant Graveyard back to the actual graveyard, the Pioneers and --Soldiers Cemetery -- that inspired the album ... More >>
As summer wraps up and we start heading into fall, it's almost like the whole attitude of the city changes: Twin Citizens suck in a deep breath and prepare to hunker down and get to work, like the chilly weather somehow summons productivity. That's certainly true for some of our favorite loca ... More >>
Seeking new ways to distribute digitally
"Works for Words" with Jeremy Messersmith, Chris Koza, Dessa, Aby Wolf, Lucy Michelle, Brian TigheApril 9, 2011Fitzgerald Theater, St. PaulI've said this before, but it's something that bears repeating: Last month, coming down off the rush of seeing 60 Minnesota bands take over Austin, Texas for SX ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekJeremy Messersmith poses for the cover of his exciting new albumIt's a strange day, April 1. Every blog post, tweet, and Facebook status update is met with cynicism, every reader's BS detector turned up to 11.But that shouldn't stop bands from having a little fun, should it?
Photo by Nick VlcekHave you ever wanted to be Jeremy Messersmith? That voice... those glasses... that hair! Well, now you can. With just three easy payments of $0.00, you can not only learn the chords and picking style of one of his most popular songs, "A Girl, a Boy, and a Graveyard," you c ... More >>
It's Friday, and you're likely idling in your office and sitting on a fence between interminable boredom and weekend giddiness. I don't think we ever really grow up that much, considering we've been feeling that exact same conflicting emotion since the first grade. And remember when you told your mo ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekTalk about the ultimate phone call. Yesterday, local singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith answered a phone call by St. Paul arts director Joe Spencer and was told that he would be opening for the President. Of the United States. Yep, that one.
Like a puppyJeremy Messersmith's recently released video for his song "Tatooine" is a fucking adorable little construction paper synopsis of the Star Wars OT (original trilogy, hello?) set to a sparse guitar and piano whisper of a song.And, since we're total nerds, we're taking the occasion to re ... More >>
Jeremy Messersmith's iPhone makes the best music videos. Fresh from a tour that spanned most of the past summer, Messersmith just released a new homemade music video for "Lazy Bones," the opening track off his most recent album The Reluctant Graveyard. "I thought I'd post of video of all the rock ... More >>
Singer-songwriter opens up about life, death, faith, and The Reluctant Graveyard
In order to get the right shot for today's cover story on Jeremy Messersmith -- who requested that we represent his face in an abstract, nontraditional manner -- we tried a few different angles. Some worked, and some did not. Here are the outtakes that didn't make the cut for this week's paper. A ... More >>
In anticipation for his CD-release show on May 7 at the Cedar Cultural Center, Jeremy Messersmith is streaming his forthcoming album, The Reluctant Graveyard, in its entirety on the Current's website.The new album may come as a surprise to some Messersmith fans, as it finds him moving in a darker ... More >>
Photos from last night's show.
So meta. So awesome.
Jeremy Messersmith will be streaming a (free) lunchtime performance at 12:30 (central) via his website.
Some songs get you every time.
Download a free six-song mix from Messersmith and KaiserCartel.
On today's show, Mischke played a selection of songs about local streets.
Jeremy Messersmith's new album, The Silver City, is being lauded by critics as a "love letter to the Twin Cities" and "perhaps the best local album of the year."
The show starts at 7 p.m. You must go and enjoy, on behalf of all of us stuck at work. What are you waiting for?
A home-schooled innocent joins the local folk-pop fraternity