Has Aimee Mann found a new muse in a pop-punk pal? Maybe. The singer-songwriter returns to the Twin Cities for a string of shows that have her collaborating with tourmate Ted Leo. For such a determinedly confident person, Mann pens the most emotionally raw lyrics that can be written -- something th ... More >>
Montreal has become a wellspring for innovative electro-talent. The fact that Majical Cloudz has just been signed to Matador Records adds to the proof of that. The project of Devon Walsh may have first materialized on public radar through the form of Grimes -- his dear friend, who hails from the sam ... More >>
Photo by Cyn CollinsLocal indie-rock band Valet were a venerable Twin Cities music scene fixture right from their start in 1998, and for nearly a decade after. Like so many bands that stand the test of time, they formed via friendships. Robin Kyle, who moved to the U.S. in 1994, was performing so ... More >>
When that U2 tour with Interpol was canceled, the hopes of a multi-million dollar, 360 degree viewing stage and expensive as all hell light show in a football stadium were sufficiently slashed. But hang tight; we're getting one of those artists back in town later this season.
The tireless punk rocker swings through town to play First Ave tonight.
The indie songwriter died in his sleep this morning at the age of 29.
Okay, fists up; let's do this.
The Interpol frontman steps out with a solo debut.
5. Trama, Mr. T ziptape, out as a free download on April 14: Comedic highlight: "If I Was Emo," in which our hero croons, "I would get great reviews in the hip-hop local news/because I'm not seen as a threat, and my rhymes make you boo-hoo-hoo/If I was emo, I wouldn't have to wear gold/and my fake f ... More >>
The melodrama behind her, Cat Power goes on tour with a set of classic cover songs
The Primordial Indie Rock of Times New Viking
Guitar Wolf bassist suffers fatal heart attack Hideaki Sekiguchi a.k.a. Billy a.k.a. Bass Wolf of Japanese psychobilly band Guitar Wolf passed away this morning. He was 38. A punk trio obsessed with flames, leather, and motorcycles, Guitar Wolf signed with Matador Records in 1999 and released Jet Ge ... More >>