Les Paul

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Anthrax at First Avenue, 4/4/13

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Sigur Rós at Lollapalooza, 8/5/12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Les Paul would be 96 today, and his legacy lives on

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Real-Phonic 8th Commandment Revival at First Avenue, 2/28/2011

    Photos by Steve CohenErik Koskinen​Real-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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Retribution Gospel Choir get intense at the Triple Rock

    The unrelenting sonic assault began with a cover of Low's "Breaker" and didn't let up until the encore.

  • News

    September 2, 2009

    Mark Mallman is famous enough

    Hard-working, hard-touring musician has never quite made the big time —and that's fine with him

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Les Paul dead at 94

    The Thomas Edison of rock and roll died last night of pneumonia complications.

  • News

    September 27, 2006

    Picked to Click XVI

    This one goes to 11!

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2006

    1/12: Morning Communique

    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...

  • Music

    October 5, 2005

    In Da Club: Boy Girl Boy Girl at the Turf Club

    Duluthian barbarians attack Twin Cities with whammy bars, Thin Lizzy riffs, and foot-stomping bluegrass

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2005

    Mallman on Moog

    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 >>

  • Columns

    October 13, 2004

    Keep on Rockin' in the Free World

    The first Tuesday in October, the first Tuesday in November

  • News

    September 17, 2003

    Everybody Wins

    Polls and punditry for the best new bands in town

  • Music

    September 22, 1999

    Angst for the Memories

    On Richard Thompson's new semiautobiographical album, there's no place to hate like home

  • Music

    February 24, 1999