After letting the new Turf Club sink back into the grand scheme of the music scene here, we decided to take a look at what really is great about the new space. Yes, everything, still, kind of, but some of the new stuff is still really, really great, while the other stuff has been relinquished to the ... More >>
Totally Gross National Party with Allan Kingdom, Leisure Birds, Tender Meat, Stolyette, Pony Bwoy, Fog, Votel, Alpha Consumer, Roniia, Warey, Aero Flynn, Marijuana Deathsquads, Taggert & Rosewood, and Def Kith Icehouse, Minneapolis Saturday, August 23, 2014 On Saturday at Icehouse, the innovati ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going with the striking new video from Poliça from their highly-anticipated forthcoming full-length, Shulamith. We are also highlighting new clips f ... More >>
One of the best music gatherings of 2012, the Totally Gross National Party is coming back to try and top itself. Featuring plenty of Twin Cities artists signed to the incredibly busy Totally Gross National Product label and their pals, the event will take over Icehouse and its adjoining courtyard at ... More >>
Mixed Blood Majority with Guante & Big Cats and LaLiberte Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Saturday, January 26, 2013 It's easy to be cynical about new local supergroups when our music community seems to interbreed at such an alarming rate, but Mixed Blood Majority's set on Saturday made an ... More >>
In addition to the terrific slate of music-related films and documentaries that Sound Unseen has scheduled for their 2012 festival, organizers have also just released their eclectic music lineup for this year's festivities. All of these scheduled performances are 21 and absolutely free, and are set ... More >>
Related:Lookbook parting waysNew local band LaLiberte stands to make an impact based on the recently posted demo for a track called "Kelis" just dropped via their bandcamp page. LaLiberte features Maggie Morrison on vocals, which have been absent from the traditional song-form scene since her ... More >>
Photo by B FRESHBY ALLEGRA OXBOROUGH Six years ago I was barely 18, just old enough to legally attend the first Blowout. I went alone, in my home-stenciled hand-painted Doomtree shirt, and firmly held my position front and center for the whole show.
"Oh how I feel alive and through autumn's advancing / We'll stay young, go dancing."-Death Cab for Cutie
Photos by Meredith WestinAstronautalis October 3, 2011 Triple Rock, Minneapolis Andy Bothwell probably wakes up and breathes enigma. The talented rapper, known as Astronautalis, is two weeks into his six-week fall tour, which comes hot on the heels of the release of his fourth full-length al ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekThe outdoor concert season has been hesitant to die down this year. Tomorrow, Nick and Eddie will roll their PAs out into the back alley one more time for the 274 Music Fest (named after the 274th day of the year), which is being billed as a show "Celebrating the end of what pr ... More >>
With South by Southwest less than a month away (the music portion kicks off on March 16), we thought it a good time to start compiling our list of Minnesotans making the haul down to Austin, Texas this year.At first glance, it looks like there will be quite a few bands repping our great state -- ... More >>
Tonight at the Sound Gallery, Gimme Noise is partnering with MPLS.TV to host our first in a series of intimate performances. Mystery Palace will headline tonight's show in the downtown Minneapolis loft space, with performances by Slapping Purses, Spyder Baybie Rawdog & 2% Muck, and between-se ... More >>
Online video aficionados MPLS.TV and Gimme Noise are joining forces with the Sound Gallery to present an intimate series of concerts featuring cutting-edge local and national talent. A limited number of 100 attendees will be treated to exclusive performances, complimentary beer, and food provided ... More >>
With New Year's Eve falling on a Friday this year, the concert calendar is looking downright epic. From freebie shows to high-profile benefits, the selection for this year's Big Night Out has a little something for every kind of showgoer. Here's a rundown of your options for Friday night, broken ... More >>
Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar
Photos by Nick WosikaDoomtree Blowout VIDecember 10, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisThere was no stopping the Doomtree crew Friday night, as the five emcees, two producers, and smattering of special guests kept the momentum pushing forward for a solid three hours of nonstop music.
If Grant Cutler had it his way, he would probably tell you that there's not really much to know about his music. It's not like he's a big deal, after all, and as I ask him about his project Grant Cutler and the Gorgeous Lords, the conversation flows in and out of what he's working on and what he' ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekWild hearts can be broken. Ours certainly are in reporting that rising electro-pop duo Lookbook, a band that was featured on the cover of City Pages a few short months ago, is going on what guitarist and producer Grant Cutler calls an "indefinite break."
Producer's solo debut features "stuff too weird for a rap beat"
Lookbook at First Ave. w/ Zoo Animal, BIGHT CLUB, & Slapping Purses from MPLS.TV on Vimeo.A diverse array of local bands descended upon First Avenue on Friday night, with Lookbook leading the way during their first headlining show in the Mainroom. It was a wide-ranging evening featuring performa ... More >>
Dance-pop duo headlining First Avenue for the first time
Over the course of three separate interviews for today's Lookbook cover story, I inevitably ended up with more material than I could fit into a 3500-word profile. Here's a few extra tidbits and thoughts from singer Maggie Morrison and guitarist/composer/effects maestro Grant Cutler.Maggie, on the ... More >>
We already know Gayngs is over-the-top. Their promo videos are salacious, bordering on parody. Their music is so wrong it's right. And now, in their first official music video, they paid tribute to Godley and Cream's version of "Cry" so righteously that they even got Kevin Godley himself to make an ... More >>
Our Best of the Twin Cities issue of City Pages is out tomorrow (and live online now), and we've got all kinds of goodies in store to help celebrate. In keeping with this year's interactive theme, MPLS.TV produced a handful of amazing videos to complement some of our winners, including a pair of mus ... More >>
Lookbook, Grant Hart, Gay Witch Abortion, Off With Their Heads, and many more blaze their own trails at the festival
The duo were written up by a fellow Minneapolitan.
Simply put, it was the place to be Saturday night.
A good marketing ploy or the unfortunate truth?
Shellac, Rancid, Digitata, and more
The electro duo were the first in a series to play the Pesher at the Walker Art Center.
Lookbook will play with a band. Dogs will chase cats. The internet will log on to you.
Digitata have the power to break your fever
Turning on to Digitata's blippity ballads