Sharon Van Etten with Jana Hunter First Avenue, Minneapolis July 16, 2014 Sharon Van Etten set the tone for her First Avenue show long before she ever took to the stage on Wednesday night. With the release of her exquisite album, Are We There, Van Etten had collectively broken all of our hearts wit ... More >>
Polica have already landed on plenty of "best of 2012"-type lists for their Give You the Ghost accomplishment of earlier this year. But, in addition to the ability to curate their own work extremely well, they've got an ear for other strong albums that came out this year. Tipped by Brooklyn Vegan, h ... More >>
Making lists of things is important. Lists are great for grocery shopping, keeping track of irresistable kisses if you're Daryl Hall, remembering things you're supposed "To Do," and the corralling of the finest albums of a musical year. The Hold Steady's Craig Finn knows this, and has added an extra ... More >>
Grizzly Bearwith Lower DensFirst Avenue MainroomOctober 1, 2012In more ways than one, it felt like Grizzly Bear pulled out all the stops at First Avenue on Monday night. There were, of course, all the vocal acrobatics and complex arrangements that could be expected from one of their shows. But they ... More >>
Austin, TX has become the mecca for performing artists of all genres. The Twin Cities will have a strong presence in the land of hipsters mixed with corporate sponsorships and industry professionals. For those that can't make the trip down south, catch them this weekend before they ma ... More >>
Wiping Out Thousands has brought a new brand of beats to the Twin Cities. The electro-pop duo of Alaine Dickman and Taylor Nelson have an arsenal of danceable material on the recently released and plaudit-garnering Reaction Machine EP. But that wasn't enough. Eager to build off the momentum of a ... More >>
It's hard to believe 10 years have passed since I picked up my first Radio K Stuck on AM compilation, because I still remember it vividly.
Baths, ready to go at the Cake ShopA panel discussion with some of the best and brightest in music writing, much disappointment, and an ex-straightedge legacy act. What is he talking about?