At the end of 1995, Gary Louris had a problem. A big one. His band, the critically acclaimed Minneapolis-based Jayhawks, was just starting to gain some commercial traction after a decade of existence at the front of the No Depression/Americana/alt-country pack. Their release earlier that year, Tomo ... More >>
The secluded Pachyderm Recording Studio in Cannon Falls has seen some of the most celebrated groups of the past 30 years roll into town and bash out some of the best records of the modern rock era. As the studio enters a new era with Duluth's Trampled by Turtles recording their latest album there wi ... More >>
Nothing makes for better music than a breakup. Recently moving back to Minneapolis from Brooklyn, indie-folk artist Ryan Traster is getting set to release his 7" vinyl "Cruel Love" -- a song based on a breakup. Treading on soft sounds, snappy beats, and floating melodies, the song branches out from ... More >>
Release shows at 7th St. Entry and First Avenue
Longstanding Twin Cities-based supergroup Golden Smog have announced a two-night stand at the Fine Line, Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16. According to a press release from the Fine Line, the performance will feature all of the band's core members: Marc Perlman and Gary Louris (The Jayhawk ... More >>
Catching up with some of the 'Hawks' most prominent members
A birthday bash exposes our highly incestuous scene
...the scene is now
Hunting down the stars with Bright Eyes and the Fever
Local rocker starts the fight of his life--with a party
Kids don't follow: The real school of rock
Here comes the freewheelin' Bob Dylan. Again. Just in time.
Was it something in the water? Kraig Johnson talks about the unlikely rock incubator of the west metro and leading his own band.
The life and times of Minneapolis's sexiest violinist
Gary Louris and the Jayhawks have soared with introspective songs and rich melodies. Now, with their upbeat new album, Smile, the band is determined to fly up the commercial charts.
Astronaut Wife, decembers architects, and the Foxfire factor: The 2000 City Pages New Music Poll
Minnesota's most beloved rock band sets out to reinvent itself--and discovers itself in the process
Sukpatch: A deal with Mo' Wax and a new hometown.