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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Recommended albums from the first half of 2006
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 >>
Rock as dance music. Dance music as rock.