Kat Bjelland

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    Babes in Toyland Announce Reunion Show

    After teasing a comeback earlier this year, Babes in Toyland have announced their first live show with the Fontanelle-era lineup in 18 years. The Minneapolis-bred heavy rock trio of Kat Bjelland, Maureen Herman and Lori Barbero will take the stage together for a show in Los Angeles in February.

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    April 11, 2013

    Tim Carr, local music critic and A&R rep, dead at 57

    The music community in the Twin Cities and beyond lost a friend in Tim Carr. The Hopkins-bred music writer and A&R representative who went on to sign the Beastie Boys to Capitol Records was found dead at his Thailand apartment. He was 57.According to, he was reportedly found with ... 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 29, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #10-1

    ​Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.10. Babes in ToylandOrigin: Minneapolis | Active: 1987-2001 | Songs: "Bruise Violet" and "Sweet 69"  Kat Bjelland is one of the nastiest female vocalists, period. Although the woman who adeptl ... More >>

  • Music

    October 17, 2007


    The Women of Sick of Sarah Stand Ready to Confront the Music Machine

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    March 8, 2006

    She Bop

    It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present

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    June 8, 2005

    Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits

    The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time

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    December 18, 2002

    A Local Music Yearbook

    Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!

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    May 1, 2002
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    March 20, 2002
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    January 9, 2002

    The Impossible Scream

    Katastrophy Wife Unleashes a Wail to Do Edvard Munch Proud

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    May 9, 2001

    Tramps Like Us

    Born to shun polite society, the Menstrual Tramps treat punk like a fishnet-stocking and pogo-dancing party

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    May 2, 2001
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    August 30, 2000
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    April 26, 2000

    Kat Power

    With a new band, Katastrophy Wife, and a new babe in toyland, Kat Bjelland makes more noise than ever

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    December 29, 1999

    A Power of Ten

    Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.

  • Music

    February 3, 1999

    Society of the Spectacle

    Rocking The Body at the Target Center; teenage kicks at the Ave.