Every once in a while in the rock 'n' roll timeline, a band comes along and blows the lid off the conventional definitions of "loud" and "fast." Most folks remember names like the Ramones, the MC5, and the Stooges but the legendary Tacoma, Washington, garage band the Sonics predated all of them. In ... More >>
Jack Douglas has enjoyed a legendary career in music. After starting on Robert Kennedy's senatorial campaign, Douglas worked with a Who's Who of rock luminaries, from John Lennon and Yoko Ono to Aerosmith. Last weekend, he was in town recording a new single with The Oddfathers at Terranium Studio, w ... More >>
Less a resurrection than a clumsy desecration
Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
Very few bands are capable of putting out quality content years into their careers. For many artists, a new release can leave the fan base longing for past glories. From 1978 to 1989, the duo of Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey, with long-time support players Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper, ha ... More >>
Around these parts, saying you love First Avenue is tantamount to saying you love watching a sunset reflect of the mirrored glass of the IDS building. It's a gimme. First Ave's Mainroom and the 7th St. Entry are rock-solid venues, time-tested and rich with history and legacy.
Photos by Tony NelsonClinicNovember 12, 20107th St. Entry, MinneapolisFriday night at the 7th St. Entry, Liverpool natives Clinic brought their odd brand of -- well, there are no clear reference points for Clinic's sound, really, and for that they should be applauded.
After a long Spring tour, P.O.S. hops across the Atlantic to tour his outstanding new disc, "Never Better."
Bad news, Todd Fink-- Simon Le Bon is here and he wants his voice back.
Edina Cinema, starts Friday
Neo-retroists Clinic and the Strokes raid the graves of punkers past
Thirty years later, the Beatles' animated Yellow Submarine is still an excellent way to get high
The Fab Four--in one--of children's music