This week not only marks Thanksgiving but also the beginning of December. Wednesday, Retribution Gospel Choir play the Amsterdam while the Ike Reilly Assassination take over the First Avenue Mainroom. If you're looking for plans on Thanksgiving, Davina and the Vagabonds will be playing the Dakota an ... More >>
One of the main reasons that the Minnesota music scene continues to flourish -- in addition to the plethora of talented bands, of course -- is the abundance of forward-thinking, well-organized record labels that are spread throughout the state. These labels put out records by fledgling bands on the ... More >>
Believe it or not, June is less than a week away. Cedar Cultural Center welcomes the Howlin' Brothers Wednesday and Brooklyn duo Savoir Adore the next day. Devendra Banhart celebrates his birthday at Mill City Nights Thursday, while LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy plays the First Avenue Mainroom. Fri ... More >>
Korda Records Showcase With Jim Ruiz Set, the Ocean Blue, the Starfolk, and Typsy Panthre 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis January 12, 2013 On a frigid Saturday night in Minneapolis, the four bands associated with upstart local label Korda Records made everyone temporarily forget about the cold outsi ... More >>
Prissy ClerksWith Alpha Consumer, Jim Ruiz Set and Nallo7th Street Entry, MinneapolisSaturday, December 8th, 2012The Black X's. The red badge of courage for every rock 'n' roll kid that slowly becomes more of a scarlet letter by the time you turn 20 years old. But yet, there Clara Salyer is, already ... More >>
There's a bit of a chill outside as Gimme Noise meets up with Korda Records' Allison Labonne outside the Walker Art Center. We'll be drinking buddies at the Walker's Gather restaurant for the afternoon, and we'll discuss the multiple musical projects Allison and her friends are currently working on ... More >>
While it may have seemed like the Legendary Jim Ruiz Group were a part of the lounge and swing music revival of the '90s, Jim Ruiz, his brother Chris and then wife, Stephanie Winter were more enthused with European pop, mod culture, new wave punk and two-tone ska music of the '80s.
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