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For each of the past five years, the Minnesota Beatle Project put together by Vega Productions has consistently been one of the best local compilations. And Volume 5, out December 3, is no exception. All of the proceeds going to support music and art education in Minnesota public schools. The roste ... More >>
Randy Moss is no longer playing in the NFL, but he's taken up a new line of work this season as an in-studio analyst for Fox's Sunday morning football coverage.SEE ALSO: Tinucci's: We eat the lunch Randy Moss dissedBefore the disappointing Vikings-Lions game yesterday (well, disappointing for Purple ... More >>
Show at Open Eye Figure Theater is a mixed bag
Talk to certain people, and they'll all tell you: Eugene Hütz is the stuff of legend. Catch a glimpse of the Gogol Bordello frontman on the street, and you'll notice his mustache waxed into a permanent curl, a mess of unkempt shoulder-length hair, and a unique sense of style that can only be descri ... More >>
When David Prass bought the CC Tap in 1974, it was a 3.2 beer joint that had live music and a stage. Prass re-named the bar the CC Club, and transferred the liquor license over from his father's old bar. Along with the booze came new restrictions on the kind of entertainment the CC could offer, incl ... More >>
From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music
The holiday season is underway this weekend! Minneapolis native, Lorie Line visits for a three day performance at the State Theatre. Local modern rockers Maudlin will be hosting the Fourth Annual Worst Christmas Pageant Ever at The Amsterdam Bar & Hall. On the not holiday special front, Prissy C ... More >>
The Magnetic Fields With Gal Musette First Avenue, Minneapolis November 13, 2012 Anyone who goes to a performance by the Magnetic Fields should be prepared to have their heart broken a time or two during the set. God knows that the band sure has experienced it over their distinguished 20-plus years ... More >>
See Also:Desaparecidos kick of first tour in ten years in MinneapolisBright Eyes' Conor Oberst books Current Sessions at FitzgeraldTop 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete listThis week's print edition features a portion of an interview Gimme Noise conducted with Denver Dalley, the guitarist respon ... More >>
See Also: Bob Dylan to receive Presidential Medal of FreedomBob Dylan announces release date and tracklisting for TempestSpeculation about Bob Dylan's 35th studio album has been flying around since early March, when Los Lobos frontman David Hidalgo gave an interview to the Aspen Times. In t ... More >>
Related:Cover Story: The Mad-ness in Vincent KartheiserSlideshow: Mad Men's Pete Campbell: Vincent Kartheiser Vincent Kartheiser of 'Mad Men' loves The Current, hates your blogAny Mad Men fans who did not know that Vincent "Pete Campbell" Kartheiser was a local product, you're forgiven. Gimme Noise ... More >>
Waterbury Studios, tucked away inside an old industrial building in Northeast Minneapolis, is a quirky, eclectic place. Walk down the halls and you'll see one room painted bright red, another with a John Lennon portrait on the wall. In the control room, there's a Brazilian flag hanging up and, on ... More >>
When a band says that it took them a year to release their album, it is no doubt the culmination of a year's worth of sweat and tears that went into the effort. Now multiply that by output by three and throw in non-stop touring and you get the Sudden Lovelys. The band consists of Daniel Ferraro a ... More >>
Unexpected and unusual, Sleeping in the Aviary charm their way into the indie-rock scene with their quirky albums; they now have three under their belt, and one on the way.With all these albums out, you might be asking yourself, "Where has Sleeping in the Aviary been all your life?" The ans ... More >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterApril is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.
Jeremy Messersmith, Lucy Michelle, Ice Palace, Mark Mallman, and others have teamed up for a Beatles tribute CD which will benefit local schools.
The Primordial Indie Rock of Times New Viking
The most egregious holiday money grabs in music history
Joy Division portrait proves the exception to the rock biopic drool
Five or six things about last week's winners and losers
Jon Langford's American discoveries
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
Local columnist wakes up in a city that never sleeps
Doc-Maker Don McGlynn Draws the reclusive 'Spider' out of his web
Nothing gets between Curtiss A and Jeopardy!
A blow-by-blow account of Mark Mallman's agonizing, ecstatic 52.4-hour song
Bruce Springsteen gets the high culture treatment
At the Como Zoo, local singer-songwriter Jeff Hanson unleashes his inner beast
The Dames blast ears from Duluth to the Twin Cities
"Changing the Guard" reflects the new British cinema's turn toward the personal and the political
Thirty years later, the Beatles' animated Yellow Submarine is still an excellent way to get high
Taunting Lilith sisters and Warped brothers, L7 come back heavy, indie, and Happy
Oscar Wilde on Broadway, Lesbian Opera at Lincoln Center, Sparky the Gay Dog on TV. Be Careful What You Wish For.
Why She Had To Go, I Don't Know, I Couldn't Say: Yesterday leaves the Bryant-Lake Bowl