The Beatles left Liverpool for Hamburg in August of 1960. By the end of the 39 weeks they played there on four trips from 1960 to December 1962, Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn estimates, the band played about 1,110 hours. On one trip to Germany, the band played 415 hours in 14 weeks. That's a dre ... More >>
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Shadow Horse brings a clown on the road to hell to Nimbus Theatre
Temples With Drowners and Two Harbors First Avenue, Minneapolis April 24, 2014 It's both a blessing and a bit of a curse for a band's show to move to a bigger room in order to accommodate demand. Sure, the group's popularity is increasing at an unforeseen rate, but some folks bought tickets to see ... More >>
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
2005 would have been the year John Lennon turned 65. Instead, it's the 25th anniversary of his murder. A new multimedia exhibit in Paris, John Lennon: Unfinished Music, recreates the phases of his life, from his Liverpool beginnings to a replica of the Abbey Road recording studio. Many previously un ... More >>
Man two rows behind me, browsing this film's description in the Sound Unseen guide: "140 minutes? Jesus!" You said it, guy. Two and a half hours is long for a band bio, not to mention a band manager bio. The film originally aired on the BBC in two one-hour parts and, being that this was the direct ... More >>
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