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The secluded Pachyderm Recording Studio in Cannon Falls has seen some of the most celebrated groups of the past 30 years roll into town and bash out some of the best records of the modern rock era. As the studio enters a new era with Duluth's Trampled by Turtles recording their latest album there wi ... 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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Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>
Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from fertile local soil? For those times that worrying that people ... More >>
Illustration by Johnnie CluneyCreepiest rendering of Mason Jennings ever?"We have made it people, we have finally made it." Recent Picked to Click champs the Cloak Ox were the latest in a long string of Twin Cities acts to proudly announce that they'd recorded a session with Illinois-based record ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenWith only a couple of weeks left until the release of their reunion record, Mockingbird Time, the Jayhawks are flying into overdrive with a series of promotional shows, downloads, and appearances, including a recent stop at Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion last wee ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenThe Jayhawks' Mark Olson and Marc Perlman at the Basilica Block Party in 2009This morning, Cities 97 filled in a few gaps on the schedule for this summer's Basilica Block Party, which was mostly revealed during an extended broadcast last Thursday. In addition to adding Citizen ... More >>
So here's a string of words I never thought would appear in the same sentence: Recording site Daytrotter recently invited Naughty By Nature to their Illinois studios for a session, with locals Solid Gold sitting in as their backing band. Wait, what?
Mally, Pink Mink, Grant Cutler, and more
Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar
That's right, more lists!
The Dead Weather schedule Minneapolis date, Bob Dylan retains #1 spot in the U.K. & the Boss plays the Xcel.
Some songs get you every time.
Metallica to play Target Center in October, new Kristoff Krane announced & Man is Doomed profiled
Blitzen Trapper FAIL, Element closes, Atmosphere announce tour & news on next week's new releases
NME shows love for Solid Gold, No Doubt to play Xcel, Tapes 'n Tapes interviewed & Last of the Record Buyers footage
Atmosphere announces tour dates, Cloud Cult to release DVD, new STNNNG & M.anifest profiled
New Solid Gold video, new Daughters of the Sun, updated Heiruspecs dates & Pennywise to play the Myth.
Lykke Li plays the Varsity, Artist Meets Artist announced and new music from Mouthful of Bees
Olson & Louris on Letterman, new music from the Evening Rig & "Spiral Bound" photos
New Muja Messiah & Slug, TC Hip Hop Award winners & Story of the Sea reviewed
Ouija Radio's Christy Hunt will play Letterman next week with her more prominent national band, the Von Bondies.
Flight of the Conchords to play Northrop, Messersmith on NPR & stream P.O.S.'s "Never Better"
New Muja Messiah, a new Hootenanny podcast & updates on Tapes 'n Tapes & Mark Olson and Gary Louris
A full listing of the 105 ballots received for this year's best-new-bands poll.
Adoptive parents fend off the demands of former pitcher Juan Berenguer's fiery cousin
Laurie Lindeen, ex-Zuzu's Petals frontwoman, remembers days of touring with a punk band and turning Paul Westerberg's head in her memoir, Petal Pusher
Here is the final hour--save for a brief gap while the videotape was being replaced--of the Minnesota House testimony on the Twins stadium bill, after all the amendments had been considered.
The Strib's sometimes-contrarian editorial board joins the pro-stadium chorus
The latest round in the ongoing battle to ram a publicly subsidized Twins stadium into law despite widespread opposition to the concept occurred last night during a marathon session of the local government committee in the Minnesota House. The key vote of the evening was on an amendment by Rep. Fr ... More >>
The Jayhawks move onward with the new, acoustic sounds of 'Rainy Day Music'
35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.
Minnesota's most beloved rock band sets out to reinvent itself--and discovers itself in the process