Over the past two decades, Adam Levy's ear for a timeless composition has grown to scholarly proportions. Whether it's rock 'n' roll with the Honeydogs, funk and soul via Hookers $ Blow, Rose Room's swing and Tin Pan Alley vibe, stuff for the kids within Bunny Clogs, or going off on a psychedelic ja ... More >>
Stage artists converge for experimental theater festival
We've got a real treat for you this week -- as part of our ongoing City of Music series, we're stoked to debut one of the more experimental and artistic music videos we've seen from the MPLS.TV camp. For this week's video, producer Dan Huiting rounded up a whopping 15 cameras to film the seven co ... More >>
Artists like John Cage and Alvin Lucier can actively change the way you listen to music.
Big Trouble's favorites could teach all of us a few things about behaving musically.
Living loud: A local history of experimental music
Josh Davis goes outside, and disappears in the light
Walker show inspires chat about scary bugs and nature of reality
How Merce Cunningham changed modern dance--and my life
Composer, poet, novelist, and all-around oddball Franz Kamin has hobnobbed with John Cage, Thurston Moore, and lots of other left-of-center heroes--now he just wants to finish what he started.
Wading through 3 days, 21 hours, 38 minutes, and 3 seconds of live recordings with Farmers Manual
'By Brakhage' reveals a filmmaker who saw into our souls
With sparrows squawking in the distance, Fog subverts new-age music for the old-soul set
Making a lot of noise over a few quiet moments
The music of Lightning Bolt and Erase Errata speaks volumes
The ICP Orchestra Shuffle Musical Genres and Play Their Seats
With their boundlessly experimental album Confield, Autechre turn flights of fancy into a power trip
Davu Seru and Gus Lucky's Unum series liberate jazz from the burden of expectations
Long after the advent of the personal Web page, local zines and journals keep striving to change the world of writing with print runs of 200 copies
Sonic Youth and Stereolab redefine the intimate grammar of rock, again
Sonic Youth's Goodbye 20th Century remembers the auld lang syne of the avant-garde
Click, shriek, boom! Sonic collage artist Escape Mechanism cuts and pastes while aural trickster Lost in Translation slashes and burns
From Wrong's free-improv chaos to Savage Aural Hotbed's circle-saw precision, a disparate local noise scene maps the sound of modern anxiety
The Roof Is On Fire: The Bang on a Can All-Stars take new music out of the rarefied realm of half-empty concert halls.