The late-summer magnet for music fans that is the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand has just widened its offerings. New concerts packed into the late-summer blast of live, outdoor spirit have a distinctly nostalgic vibe with the additions of Train, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Smash Mouth, Sammy Ha ... More >>
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Photo by Christian EricksonThe Copper Field at Cause in OctoberThe Copper FieldDecember 29, 2010Aster Cafe, MinneapolisMichael Grey's voice is not exactly beautiful. As he sits on the stage at the Aster Café, acoustic guitar settled against his chest, microphone at the ready, he is very much the ... More >>
Blitzen Trapper July 27, 2010 First Avenue Mainroom It was spring 2008. Fresh out of a relationship, not yet "educated" enough on how to be slutty and pick up dudes but desperate enough to at least shoot men coy glances, I was at the 7th St Entry to see my friends Kelsey and Jacy of the formerly ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzThough the pair hasn't even wrapped up their current stint with Heartless Bastards, Peter Wolf Crier will hit the road in September for another high-profile tour, this time with Rogue Wave and Midlake. The duo will stop in St. Paul to play the Lowertown Music Festival on Ju ... More >>
Ephemeral Eon is self-released
Mary Lucia, Mark Wheat, and Jim McGuinn sit down to reflect on how far the station has come in five short years.
The mayor chose the Minnesota Beatle Project, Mason Jennings, and Brother Ali to represent our local music scene. Nice choices, mayor!
The bard of closing time brings the whole fam to First Avenue tonight.
National Brother Ali coverage, P.O.S. on MTV, Mason Jennings performs out West & Koo Koo Kanga Roo news.
Regina Spektor, Pet Shop Boys and Todd Rungdren all play the State, Ani DiFrano speaks & next week's best new releases.
Lucinda to tie the knot on stage, Clapperclaw recap, Doomtree Blowout announced, more shows moving from the Myth & next week's best new releases.
Hatebreed, Cannibal Corpse, Steely Dan, the Stray Cats & Doomtree all announce TC dates & First Ave cancels Buju Banton.
Update on Dylan's Christmas album, free Banner Pilot & Prince wants to work for Obama?
News on Brother Ali's forthcoming release, Tapes 'n Tapes announce intimate dates, Daniel Johnston to return to Minneapolis & next week's best new releases.
Band set to jam once again with new album
John Munson of Semisonic and Chan Poling of the Suburbs talk new music
Our summer girl is set up to be a Big Star
They scream. They wear tacos for underwear. Meet Faggot, rock's next big gay thing.
The greatest Minnesota-made records of all time
Hard times hit the Duluth scene
We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.
Cowboy Curtis survives the putt-putt jungle, moseys west
We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.
Slug and St. Patrick Costello recall a brush with Avril Lavigne, their status as Scottish Royalty, puking on cue, and dropping trou
Life is in the details--Rob Skoro has proof
The dean of local rock writers, Jim Walsh, goes back to school
We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.
Country-punk's newest poster boy uproots his music from Americana on the multifaceted Kiss It Goodbye
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Astronaut Wife, decembers architects, and the Foxfire factor: The 2000 City Pages New Music Poll
With the national collapse of indie rock, 100 local music scenes bloom