The turmoil inside our heads can be a powerful tool for creating great art, but it also can be a debilitating feature that pushes us over the edge. This is painfully true for Honeydogs frontman Adam Levy, who lost his gifted son Daniel to suicide in early 2012, and later spoke at length about it in ... More >>
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 and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
See Also: Local Frames: New videos from Bob Mould, the Chalice, Beat Detectives, and more Local Frames: New videos from Bon Iver, P.O.S., Craig Finn, the Blind Shake, and more As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the musi ... More >>
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 >>
Release show at First Avenue
As of late, Communist Daughter frontman Johnny Solomon's grim recent history of drug use and jail time has received a lot more attention than his music. But all of that is hopefully about to change, and music fans can shift their focus back to the band's stirring songs instead of Solomon's encouragi ... More >>
4th Annual Lyn-Lake Festival Lyndale Avenue South at 29th Street South, Minneapolis May 20, 2012 Slideshow: Lyn-Lake Street Festival 2012The day started off a little rocky on Sunday at the 4th Annual Lyn-Lake Street Festival as Koo Koo Kanga Roo had their set pushed back 40 minutes or so due to the ... More >>
There's something oddly appropriate about the first Friends Like These show in several years happening on Friday the 13th.
The Mad Ripple Hootenanny November 27, 2011 The Dowling Studio at the Guthrie, Minneapolis Five years ago, Jim Walsh began the Mad Ripple Hootenanny in the basement of Java Jack's in South Minneapolis. The Hoot was then a ring of singer-songwriters, folk and non-folk and local big shots and up-and ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessA Tribute to the Replacements' TimNovember 26, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisReported with special help from Robyn LewisNow in its third installment, the Thanksgiving weekend tradition of reveling in the songs of the Replacements has grown into a gigantic local music event, the ... More >>
The Rhode Island rockers put on an absolutely exhilarating show at the Triple Rock
Photo by Steve CohenRogue Valley are now officially halfway through their ambitious journey of releasing four albums in the span of 12 months, and what a journey it has been. Back in April they brought a grandiose and theatrical album release show to the Fitzgerald that even included a high schoo ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkWe're gearing up for the first installment of "4 Nights in Loring: Local Bands, Local Films," which kicks off tomorrow night in Loring Park with a performance by Communist Daughter and a screening of the film Raising Arizona. For those who haven't seen Communist Daughter, here's ... More >>
With the first event less than a week away, we are bursting at the seams to let you know who is performing and which movies are being screened at "Four Nights in Loring: Local Bands, Local Films," this year's free music and movie event in Loring Park. Music performances start at 7 p.m. each night ... More >>
For this week's City of Music session, MPLS.TV ventured out to Prescott, Wisconsin to hang with Communist Daughter. The video was filmed on the roof of the Boxcar, the restaurant lead singer Johnny Solomon owns (and which we wrote about in our feature of the band earlier this year). "We got set u ... More >>
Restaurants worth the road trip
Band practices in Solomon's Boxcar restaurant in Wisconsin
Photo by Ben ClarkCommunist DaughterWe're entering a season of local CD releases, so prepared to be inundated over the next few weeks as we make our way through all the great local albums coming out this April. This week, we drove down to Prescott, Wisconsin to hang out with Johnny Solomon and hi ... More >>
News of country crossovers has me down, as does the food poisoning which has beset me since I ate some venison from a November '06 hunt (bad idea, folks).
New music from To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie, Decider interviews City on the Make & STNNNG's 200th show.