Plenty of shows going on in this last full week in February. Friday and Saturday prove to be the most busy. Friday, indie rock band Eels takes the First Avenue stage while psych poppers Ruby Suns play at the 7th Street Entry. ZZ Ward will be playing to a sold-out crowd at the Varsity and California ... More >>
The second week of February is already underway with some great shows. Didn't get tickets to Lady Gaga? Have no fear. The Amsterdam will be hosting a Born this Way After Party with Lady Starlight and the Dirty Pearls. The silky voiced Cody ChesnuTT makes an appearance at the Triple Rock Th ... More >>
With the highly anticipated auction for Songs For Slim now complete, the lucky (and generous) winning bidders for the first new release from the Replacements in 23 years are now left waiting to receive their precious 'Mats vinyl in the post, while the rest of us anxiously await the eventual digital ... More >>
Today is the day that longtime fans of the Replacements have been waiting anxiously for. At 10 a.m. Twin Cities time, 250 limited-edition copies of what the Songs For Slim website is calling "the first new Replacements release since 1990's All Shook Down," goes up for auction. The exclusive 10" viny ... More >>
It's getting to be that time of year again. We can tell, because the New Standards' holiday shows are upon us, and this year, the jazz trio -- Chan Poling, Steve Roehm and John Munson -- has decided to gift us with a double offering: three shows, plus a CD release. Sunday Morning Coming Down is th ... More >>
Paul Westerberg recently confirmed that he and Tommy Stinson reunited as the Replacements to record four covers for a benefit EP to help their pal Slim Dunlap. A longer interview with Rolling Stone has emerged today, and included in the details is some updated news about the condition of Dunlap, who ... More >>
See Also:Fiona Apple back in Minneapolis in July on U.S. tourBlake Mills is one of those rare musical finds. At 25, he is one of L.A.'s most in-demand session and backing guitarists, and has already worked with Lucinda Williams, Jenny Lewis, Cass McCombs, the Strokes' Julian Casablancas, Norah Jones ... More >>
Related:First Avenue: An archived history via flyers, riders & contractsFirst Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listFirst Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 1970, the building at the interse ... More >>
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Heartless Bastards are gearing up for the release of their fourth album, Arrow on February 14. It just so happens that Arrow is the band's strongest record to date. It features a more versatile mix of psych, glam, classic rock, porch blues, R&B, funk and spaghetti-western. Singer/guitarist ... More >>
The Twin Cities is a great place for music. Twin Citizens know that well enough--we are home, after all, to a host of influential music venues, and our beloved indie radio station 89.3 the Current. You'd be hard-pressed to find a night when there wasn't something great happening, either withi ... More >>
Photo by D. L. AndersonBon Iver's page on the Jagjaguwar site is down this morning, which can only mean one thing: Today's the day when the Indiana indie label is unveiling the details for the band's sophomore album. Last month, bandleader Justin Vernon conducted an interview with Rolling Stone t ... More >>
"Works for Words" with Jeremy Messersmith, Chris Koza, Dessa, Aby Wolf, Lucy Michelle, Brian TigheApril 9, 2011Fitzgerald Theater, St. PaulI've said this before, but it's something that bears repeating: Last month, coming down off the rush of seeing 60 Minnesota bands take over Austin, Texas for SX ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenAmos LeeMarch 24, 2011State Theatre, MinneapolisLast night at the State Theatre was as surprising as the most recent snow accumulation throughout the Twin Cities at the start of spring.
Friday night, the Turf Club was home to a top-notch local bill.
It was a bittersweet evening in many respects.
Lucinda to tie the knot on stage, Clapperclaw recap, Doomtree Blowout announced, more shows moving from the Myth & next week's best new releases.
Red Pens to play the Fetus, Jason Isbell announces Turf Club date & Brother Ali-mania continues on the blogs.
Carl Atiya Swanson recounts Saturday night's show at the Minnesota Zoo.
The House of Mercy Band meet the end times singing
What song do you play to end a 10-year gig?
Everywhere, all the time, something is happening
Lucinda bids Dylan good morning, Patti Smith greets Baghdad, and Greil Marcus says goodbye
Kids don't follow: The real school of rock
And now a few words for the dewy-eyed couple
Paul Westerberg talks about drinking, depressed fans, and finding a reason to live
The old, the tired, the rejuvenated, and the dead
The Kinleys and Shelby Lynne offer womanly alternatives to Nashville's bombast of latter-day chastity
Chicago Jazz diva Patricia Barber ventures beyond her back yard
With three great albums in three years, Steve Earle is riding his country-rock renaissance into bluegrass territory
Nashville's newest cover girl Shania Twain hits the showroom floor.