Matt Castore

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Animal Lover: We're a one-take band, it's a lot cheaper that way

    Animal Lover have it in them to be a cult name in the Midwest. Thanks to a staunch commitment to their gloriously chaotic post-hardcore sounds, the Twin Cities by way of Fargo band have already netted a small but loyal national following and critical attention. After tying for the #10 slot on our 20 ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2014

    Mystery Date rock power pop

    The group talks catchy guitar rock ahead of the Pinata Records Hit Parade

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    The 10 best Twin Cities punk albums of 2013

    Every year the doomsayers and cynics crawl out of the woodwork and grumble that the Twin Cities punk scene is dead. But if you subscribe to that bullshit in 2013, it's pretty clear that you're old, narrow-minded, or simply not paying attention. True, it might be a little harder to find, but that's b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The Real Numbers' Eli Hansen: We didn't get any forms to play at SXSW

    Shortly before the Real Numbers were heading in to record Only Two Can Play, original drummer Matt Allen moved to Memphis. Lesser acts would have called it a day or rescheduled, but the Real Numbers were ready to put their new songs down on wax anyway. They recruited Tony Milek to the band, but he w ... More >>

  • Music

    November 28, 2012

    Frozen Teens reunite after a lull

    Thawing out after a break-up and a makeup, the band embraces the local scene again