So it's June now. Despite the cloudiness, there are actually things happening outdoors. Saturday, be sure to check out tons of local bands at Rock the Vine. Later in the evening Hollow Boys release their latest record at Kitty Cat Klub. The Minnesota Zoo will also be hosting Richard Thompson an ... More >>
The Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers frontman Greg Dulli is undoubtedly smarter and deeper than the internet. He connected a love of R&B's brutal underbelly and the visceral outbursts he had inside decades before Napster turned everyone's music tastes into rotisserie fare. Still, a steadfast fa ... More >>
Photos by Kathy EasthagenJunip and Sharon Van EttenNovember 7, 2010Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisWhen Junip and Sharon Van Etten were announced as touring mates to play a Cedar gig a few months back, I could think of no better venue to suit the heart-breaking sounds that both artists create. ... More >>
To understand the band Junip you must first appreciate patience. If I were to suggest the best backdrop for their new album Fields, it might be a traffic jam; it may just settle your nerves and abbreviate your frustration. The most recognizable member of Junip, of course, José González, who len ... More >>
The Books and Black Heart ProcessionOctober 30, 2010Cedar Cultural CenterIf writing about music is indeed like dancing about architecture, then describing the music of the Books is a bit like waltzing about Gaudí, as their elusive, entrancing sound is liquid and stylish, just like the work of th ... More >>
The Current has announced a hot lineup for their January 29 show.
Top Ten Spins This Week at KUOM, Radio K
Jose Gonzalez is 25-year-old Swedish singer of Argentine extraction who covers Kylie Minogue tunes and sounds like a '60s British folkie.