With retro-tinged singles like "Take Me Out," Franz Ferdinand got the indie kids dancing ten years ago. After winning the Mercury Prize for their self-titled debut, the Glaswegian quartet quickly capitalized with the underrated You Could Have It So Much Better, and toured relentlessly. But their las ... More >>
When is listening to and loving music just not enough? At what point does a song or a band speak to their fans so directly that they feel the need to form a deeper, more permanent connection with the art and the artist? Or, to put it simply (and personally), why did I decide to get a Pearl Jam tatto ... More >>
Even if the Walkmen opened their latest album, Heaven, with a song called "We Can't Be Beat," they're still working to get better. The New York-Philadelphia indie-rock act never play the same show twice and eschewed repetition on seven expressive records. The string of accolades for the group launch ... More >>
It would've been impossible for Nine Inch Nails to give up for good. Trent Reznor and his electronic/industrial cohorts are heading back on the road later this year in support of the first NIN studio recordings in half a decade. Hesitation Marks will be out via Columbia Records on September 3, and y ... More >>
Minneapolis rap troublemaker Prof has pushed all our buttons for over a decade now. A mixture of party-starters, gross-out tales, and personal exploration fills the three volumes of his Kaiser Von Powderhorn mixtape series, his King Gampo album, the Recession Music collaboration with St. Paul Slim, ... More >>
The Gimme Noise crew attended a lot of concerts, festivals, events, gatherings, and what have you this past year. As is the case with every year in live music in the Twin Cities, the cacophonous noises etched history into the walls of our storied venues and into our minds. There were a lot of firsts ... More >>
From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music
The Afghan WhigsWith WussyVarsity Theater, MinneapolisSunday, October 28, 2012"What else you got? I want you naked in three more songs," the Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli called to the adoring person who threw a sparkling black scarf onstage amid "What Jail is Like," from 1993's Gentlemen. "I'm not jokin ... More >>
Greg Dulli opens up about vices and the band's reunion
The Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers frontman Greg Dulli is undoubtedly smarter and deeper than the internet. He connected a love of R&B's brutal underbelly and the visceral outbursts he had inside decades before Napster turned everyone's music tastes into rotisserie fare. Still, a steadfast fa ... More >>
Alternative rap duo Chiddy Bang, consisting of Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege and Noah "Xaphoon Jones" Beresin, are one of the hottest rising star sets on the hip-hop front. Since their inception in 2008, Chiddy Bang has collectively released four mixtapes, three EPs, and their recent debut studio album B ... More >>
Photo via Wikimedia CommonsThe memories of prolific Cleveland music critic Jane Scott are flooding the internet in the wake of her death yesterday at the age of 92. Scott's first assignment was covering the Beatles' September 15, 1964 concert at Public Hall for The Plain Dealer, and she worked th ... More >>
Andy LienCurrent owners Dan & Dave JarvisAs the St. Croix river waters rise, the Afton House Inn's new restaurant name is more apt. The Current is also serving more up-to-date food options than standard bar fare.Brothers Dan and Dave Jarvis, whose family owns the Inn, have completely renovate ... More >>
Is financier Andy Faris to blame?
ZyckoAndy Faris ran Taste of Minnesota into Bankruptcy.Five more people filed claims yesterday against the company that botched the historic Taste of Minnesota festival on Harriet Island and drove it into bankruptcy.This year's Fourth of July weekend event was a complete debacle. A combination of ... More >>
They'll relive the '90s with you, but don't call them slackers
Photo by Nick VlcekAll right, Little Monsters, it's only six days until Lady Gaga descends on the Twin Cities for a pair of back-to-back shows at the Xcel Center. Don your blond wig, get gussied up, and slide on your cigarette glasses as we guide you through some of the most outrageous and jaw-dr ... More >>
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