Mastodonwith Gojira and KvelertakFirst Avenue Mainroom, MinneapolisWednesday, May 7, 2014The mighty Mastodon rampaged through First Avenue last night with France''s Gojira and Norway's Kvelertak, rounding out a massive evening of metal that left the room sweaty, bruised, and euphoric.See also:Slides ... More >>
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Kylesawith Blood Ceremony and White HillsTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisMonday, June 3, 2013Kylesa made a return to Triple Rock after some years of absence, and it remains the best venue to see the pummeling Georgia five-piece. This was a solid metal show from start to finish, and the crowd sho ... More >>
It's hard to believe that it's already been six years since the institution of rock was turned on its face, the fame of the Beatles reduced to mere peanuts in the presence of something so much more important and the inhabitants of the planet rendered lemmings to the Doomsday ticking of Dethklok. Ok ... More >>
The Twin Cities have long had a burgeoning independent metal scene, but few breakout stars. In the '80s, Powermad benefited from the major label rush to take advantage of aggressive trends and briefly joined the Metallicas and Slayers of the world. The group recorded a pair of records at Prince's Pa ... More >>
The music of Leslie Feist is expansive. For a woman whose unique alt-pop vocals exploded into the music world with 2007's The Reminder (and, consequently, the worldwide domination of her hit single "1234"), Feist holds no allegiance to a concrete formula of songwriting. After a four-year hiatus, ... More >>
The "1234" singer speaks ahead of Minnesota Zoo show
Swedish prog-metal act Opeth was forced to pull out of their slot opening for Mastodon last night at Myth after singer-guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt bumped his head on the tour bus and cut himself, according to a posting on Facebook. He was hospitalized in the Maplewood area of St. Paul.Prior to their ... More >>
At a certain point, the novelty of emerging Warehouse District concert venue the Brick adding new concerts will wear off -- we think. At least after March 15, we'll be able to see what this 2,000-capacity space is all about. Until then, the AEG Live-piloted stage continues to reveal new events in ... More >>
The grand expression of metal at its most unseriously serious hits the Xcel's second stage tonight.
Two randomly chosen words. One Myspace music search. The result? Dice Gamez-- a defunct metal outfit from Medofrd, New York.
Mastodon, Deathklok and Shonen Knife announce TC dates, and new Har Mar Superstar.
We recommend a handful of the many Fringe shows going on throughout the next week.
Trip Lava, Coalesce & new videos from Haley Bonar and Koo Koo Kanga Roo.
Photos of recent Mastodon & Franz Ferdinand shows & U of M's Justice Jam lineup announced.
The Chicago music critics opine on writing, journalism, iPods, and the future of the industry.
DOOM and El-P announced for Soundset 2009, news on Dylan's new album, Tricky at the Fine Line & new Muja Messiah
The Sword and Zebulon Pike bring Thor's hammer-ons to the Triple Rock Stage.