The majority of the music world was first introduced to the Flaming Lips in 1993. That year, their abstract anthem "She Don't Use Jelly" became an unlikely hit on MTV. Even the most distant observer could tell straight away that the Lips were weird. Really weird. These idiosyncratic sonic outlaws fr ... More >>
The Black Keys. Coldplay. Kings of Leon. Imagine Dragons. The Lumineers. Does this sound like the headlining stage of a cruise ship plummeting through a Disney movie portal into hell? Perhaps. However, what they actually represent in this case could be far more alarming. These are all bands named al ... More >>
Baseball fans are accustomed to the walk-up music chosen by each ballplayer as they stroll confidently up to the plate. But at last night's NFL Draft, each prospect got to select the music echoing through Radio City Music Hall as they proudly took the stage. It's an opportunity to see what type of ... More >>
The 2014 Lollapalooza lineup has arrived. When the yearly festival convenes August 1-3 at Grant Park in Chicago, it'll be a couple of rap titans, a few rockers, and the requisite EDM stars leading the way.Eminem, festival darlings OutKast (pictured above), Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, an ... More >>
By Luke WinkieAt this point, U.K. rockers Coldplay are tired of even attempting to look hip. With their now song "Midnight," they've become a bland version of Bon Iver. Impressively, Chris Martin has managed to seem revelatory while saying absolutely nothing of consequence. His most provocative mome ... More >>
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Music fans who are put off by the endless hype surrounding the Super Bowl and the gratuitous violence of football still have a reason to tune into the big game on Sunday. From the opera star singing the National Anthem to the spectacle of the halftime show, there is something to draw in music lovers ... More >>
After a chat with Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne for City Pages' Amphetamine Reptile cover story back in July, it became quite clear that he was opinionated and acerbic, especially when it came to music (a point proven even further during Buzz's engaging interview with Cyn Collins). Now, in a recen ... More >>
Fourth of July weekend has plenty in store for Minneapolis. Friday and Saturday, First Avenue will be hosting Bathysphere, a two day psych rock festival featuring bands such as A Place to Bury Strangers and Dean & Britta doing Galaxie 500 songs, and locals such as Pony Trash, Flavor Crystals, Pa ... More >>
Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtracks. You don't w ... More >>
It's been over six years since Snowden released their debut full-length album, Anti-Anti, in 2006. In that time, frontman Jordan Jeffares has seen a lot of landscape changes. He moved from his native Atlanta to Chicago to Brooklyn and finally settled on Austin, Texas, where the newest reincarnation ... More >>
It has never been a secret that Los Angeles-based Dawes has called the Twin Cities a second home, and that the locals get a little touchy-feely about it. With the April 9 release of their third album Stories Don't End quickly approaching, the group will support local record stores on an intimate tou ... More >>
Some of you may know that our recent cover darlings Polica, a local band of note filled with members of other local bands of note, is in Austin this week for South by Southwest. Billboard magazine knows it, because they're the ones who who hosted the group's showcase at ACL Live, aka the spot whe ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzCold War Kids March 10, 2011 First Avenue Mainroom, Minneapolis Cold War Kids have received some lukewarm press and icy criticism following their January-released third album Mine is Yours, which was all zipped up by Kings of Leon producer Jacquire King. Based on thei ... More >>
Coachella unveiled its 2011 lineup late last night after the now-customary month-long swirling of rumors;.headliners for this year's fest are Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, and a reunion set by the Strokes. Coachella will take place April 15-17. Three-day weekend passes are $269 and go o ... More >>
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