Karl Mueller

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    September 23, 2014

    Kill Kancer Reveals Music Lineup For Benefit Show

    The benevolent folks behind the local nonprofit Kill Kancer -- founded by Mary Beth Mueller, the widow of Soul Asylum's Karl Mueller -- have once again put together a terrific fundraising benefit to raise awareness and money for their good cause. On October 10 at Mill City Nights, Kill Kancer has or ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014
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    April 14, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 4/14-4/20

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    April 10, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week begins with a brand new video from Fort Wilson Riot from their forthcoming album. We've also got new clips from Ménage Quad, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Marz Lovejoy, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Soul Asylum guitarist Dan Murphy leaves the band

    Founding Soul Asylum guitarist Dan Murphy has announced his exit from Soul Asylum after three decades with the band. Earlier this week, he issued a statement on the group's website to make his departure official. "I have decided that I will no longer be touring or recording with the band, effective ... More >>

  • Music

    July 18, 2012

    Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner on Delayed Reaction and all that jazz

    Release shows at 7th St. Entry and First Avenue

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    June 18, 2012

    Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center, 06/16/12

    Rock the GardenWith the Hold Steady, Trampled by Turtles, Doomtree, tUnE-yArDs, and HowlerWalker Art Center, MinneapolisSaturday, June 16, 2012Related:10 gorgeous GIFs from Rock the Garden 2012Slideshow - Rock the Garden 2012: MusicSlideshow - Rock the Garden 2012: People/ScenesReverence for the Twi ... More >>

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    June 11, 2012

    Wilco's Jeff Tweedy will NOT perform at Kill Kancer benefit at Cedar

    Related:Wilco's Minnesota dates: Rochester and Duluth and that's itThe excellent lineup for this Sunday's Kill Kancer benefit show includes local luminaries -- young and old -- but the all-star band Golden Smog will not feature an appearance by sometime collaborator Jeff Tweedy.Over the years, the g ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list

    ​Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11

    ​Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from fertile local soil? For those times that worrying that people ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Soul Asylum back with Delayed Reaction in July

    ​Soul Asylum will release its first album in six years this July, Delayed Reaction. This will be the tenth studio release from the group, and its first with 429 Records, a label that appears to be highly motivated to snap up bands that hit commercial paydirt in the mid-'90s. The group's new labelm ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Soul Asylum finishing up first new album since 2006, tentatively titled 'Rough Air'

    Photo by Steve CohenDave Pirner singing at Tommy Stinson's solo show at First Avenue this past May​Though Soul Asylum have continued to gig sporadically in the Twin Cities (and Dave Pirner has taken up a part-time job smashing guitars at his bass player's solo gigs), it's been five years since the ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Soul Asylum at First Avenue, 12/17/10

    Photos by Nick Wosika​Soul AsylumDecember 17, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisIt felt like the early '90s at First Avenue again, as a packed crowd awaited the highly anticipated first show by Soul Asylum at the venue since last December. Mysterious percussion and tool noises came from behind the scre ... More >>

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    December 19, 2007
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    December 19, 2007
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    August 8, 2007
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    January 12, 2007

    RIP: The Quest nightclub

    The downtown Minneapolis music venue is apparently closed for good

  • Columns

    December 13, 2006

    The Godfather of First and Fifth

    You can learn a lot about a city by standing in the same place for 25 years

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    July 5, 2006
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    December 14, 2005

    Local Music Yearbook '05

    Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.

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    October 25, 2005

    Soul Asylum's return to the stage

    Dave Pirner has been through the sort of year that forces a guy to either quit or count his blessings. June saw the death of his friend ... More >>

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    September 28, 2005
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    June 22, 2005

    Family Man

    Karl Mueller, 1963-2005

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    June 21, 2005

    Soul Asylum - Statement on Karl Mueller

    Soul Asylum - Statement on Karl Mueller   On Friday, June 17, founding Soul Asylum member Karl Mueller died in his Minneapolis home due to complications from the treatment of his cancer. Prior to Karl's death, the three original Soul Asylum members - Karl, Daniel Murphy, and Dave Pirner - rele ... More >>

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    June 20, 2005
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    June 17, 2005

    Karl Mueller R.I.P.

    Karl Mueller, the bass player for Soul Asylum, died this morning of throat cancer. Look for more about Mueller either in this space or in next week's paper. Below are two columns written by Jim Walsh during Mueller's illness. -- Dylan Hicks Let's Go Crazy Ooh La La

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    December 15, 2004

    Local Music Yearbook '04

    We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2004
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    May 26, 2004

    Ooh La La

    Local rocker starts the fight of his life--with a party

  • Music

    November 8, 2000