Metal Alliance Tour III featuring Anthrax, Exodus, High on Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail First Avenue, Minneapolis Thursday, April 4, 2013 In the live music world there are two major ingredients: nostalgia and catharsis. There was a heaping helping of both last night in the form of a sweaty, ... More >>
By Abbie Gobeli See Also: Jack White at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12Best of Lollapalooza day three: At the Drive-in, Florence the Machine and more Sigur Rós Lollapalooza at Grant Park, Chicago Sunday, August 5, 2012 Sigur Rós unleashed a baptism of ethereal beauty that blanketed the tightly packed oc ... More >>
True music fans should take a moment today to celebrate the birthday of Les Paul. The pioneering guitar virtuoso would have been 96 years old today, and without his forward thinking and technical expertise, it's quite possible modern music wouldn't sound quite the same as it does today. Paul deve ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenErik KoskinenReal-Phonic 8th Commandment Revival February 8th, 2011 First Avenue Erik Koskinen is deliciously under the radar as far as Twin Cities music is concerned. He is best known for his roles as a producer and engineer for Trampled By Turtles and guitarist for Mol ... More >>
The unrelenting sonic assault began with a cover of Low's "Breaker" and didn't let up until the encore.
Hard-working, hard-touring musician has never quite made the big time —and that's fine with him
The Thomas Edison of rock and roll died last night of pneumonia complications.
This one goes to 11!
Christian U wants to fire divorced employees, Georgian man sentenced to life in POTUS attack, the world famous asphalt museum, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Duluthian barbarians attack Twin Cities with whammy bars, Thin Lizzy riffs, and foot-stomping bluegrass
In honor of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog, who died on Sunday, August 19, we asked local keyboard hero Mark Mallman for some thoughts on Moog and a list of his favorite Moog-driven or Moog-accented recordings. Here's what he came up with: My father took me to a dusty garage just off the Milwaukee R ... More >>
The first Tuesday in October, the first Tuesday in November
Polls and punditry for the best new bands in town
On Richard Thompson's new semiautobiographical album, there's no place to hate like home