Kevin Shields

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    Slowdive at Fine Line Music Cafe, 10/31/14

    Slowdive Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis Friday, October 31, 2014 Seeing on the internet that English shoegaze act Slowdive had sold out downtown Minneapolis's Fine Line Music Cafe restored my faith in humanity. Sure, the Fine Line only holds around 800 people, but the fact that a niche band that ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    Paul Weller at Varsity Theater, 9/10/14

    Paul Weller with DJ Jake Rudh Varsity Theater, Minneapolis September 10, 2014 After more than a 20-year absence from local stages, U.K. rocker Paul Weller triumphantly returned to Minneapolis last night to show his musical progeny exactly how it's done. The always stylish Modfather delighted the so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 10/30-11/5

    Still don't have plans for Halloween? Have no fear! There's plenty of shows to catch this night of fright. First Avenue will be holding their annual Halloween party and costume contest while the Solid Gold hosts the night at the Turf Club. As for post-Halloween partying, Okkervil River plays the Fir ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013
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    September 11, 2013

    Is seeing My Bloody Valentine live worth the hearing damage?

    In 1991, My Bloody Valentine transfixed shoegaze fans with the masterpiece, Loveless, but then retreated into the hazy shadows and eventually dropping off the musical map altogether. The prolonged wait for a follow-up finally came to an end earlier this year with their third full-length, m b v. Opin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    My Bloody Valentine's comeback, mbv, wasn't worth the loveless wait

    Genius is a hard thing to live up to; once someone bestows you with its thorny crown, it's a crippling burden that can sometimes make you even more the stuff of legend.  My Bloody Valentine is that stuff of legend. 1991 was a time both namby and pamby, with New Ja ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2009
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    September 12, 2007
  • Unknown

    June 28, 2006

    Learning to Love Again

    Recommended albums from the first half of 2006

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    March 16, 2005
  • Blogs

    March 11, 2005

    New Jersey Is Revolting

    Dalek Absence Ipecoc   Abrasive, humorless, and nearly horrific, Absence is black-power metal, though the New Jersey-based trio that made it can be properly filed in the hip-hop racks. Antarctic beauty surfaces fleetingly, but the album is most characterized by sheets of whooshing noise that sound ... More >>

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    December 6, 2000
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    June 21, 2000
  • Arts

    August 5, 1998

    Into the Mix

    Rock as dance music. Dance music as rock.

  • Music

    April 2, 1997