Cut Copy with Classixx and Nile Delta First Avenue, Minneapolis Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Feeling alive is feeling a pulsating bassline deep in your chest. Australian electro-rock outfit Cut Copy brought plenty of their relentlessly upbeat rhythms and life-affirming jams to First Avenue on Wednesday ... More >>
Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett developed a fast following through clever words and a casually indifferent demeanor. Anticipation since she unloaded the ingenuity of the slacker-noire hit "Avant Gardener" last summer and The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas had its U.S. release in the fa ... More >>
On the eve of Sandman: Overture, the writer talks about his life and his work
The twisted, lo-fi rock of Neutral Milk Hotel is about to get its most widespread live dissemination as Jeff Mangum's band will reuinite for several months of touring starting later this year. A band known for its neutrality -- a good 15 years worth -- has dates scheduled between October and June of ... More >>
We all know the sound of those colorful trucks meandering through neighborhoods, dulcet bells calling kids out of their yards with quarters in hand to chase down the only thing better than a sprinkler system on a summer day: ice cream. On Friday, July 19, you won't have to wait for that familiar j ... More >>
If you haven't heard Atlas Genius yet, fret not. Chances are, the Aussie indie pop band will be comfortably squished between the likes of MGMT and Arcade Fire in your rotation soon enough. After the release of their catchy debut EP Through the Glass, the band is on the road with the Silversu ... More >>
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As part of an effort to bring national music acts to their campus, Macalester College will host a show next Tuesday, November 22 with an airtight lineup of indie- and electro-pop bands, including headlining Melbourne collective Architecture in Helsinki, Dom, and Lo-Fi-Fnk.
Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
Minneapolis has the well-earned reputation as the top biking spot in America. In fact, that rep has apparently spread all the way across the globe, and now the Australian media has come, like anthropologists studying some far-off tribe, to learn about our frigid little bicycling paradise.Of cours ... More >>
Exactly a month after announcing that LCD Soundsystem would play the Roy Wilkins Audiorium this fall, the venue has finally released details about the ticket price and sale date. The LCD Soundsystem show, which features openers Hot Chip, will take place on Saturday, October 23, and tickets will g ... More >>
National music blog Consequence of Sound is reporting that LCD Soundsystem will hit the road this fall for tour of Australia, the US, and the UK with Sleigh Bells and Hot Chip. The dance-tastic indie band, led by James Murphy, will come through St. Paul on October 23 to play Roy Wilkins Auditoriu ... More >>
The influential and prodigious guitarist of Birthday Party and numerous collaborations died of liver cancer this morning.
These local boys have had a heck of a year, rocketing from indie-rock obscurity to, um, indie-rock renown on the back of The Loon, re-released this year on XL Records. We tracked 'em down in Australia and requested some reflection.
Penumbra stumbles with jumbled diary
Meet near-legends Cepia and Sean Connaughty
Wading through 3 days, 21 hours, 38 minutes, and 3 seconds of live recordings with Farmers Manual
Over Space Invaders bloops, A.R.E. Weapons launch a new kids' crusade
After five decades in the bush leagues, Wayne Hattaway talks his way to The Show.
As Foetus, Jim Thirwell creates eclectic music for the danse macabre
Once is never enough: Try another tryst with world cinema in week two of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
It's hard to argue with a man on a mission
American families talk about their rituals and the meaning they bring to their lives
Sleater-Kinney and the dichotomies of rock & roll
AC/DC: The unleashed id of Hootie and the Blowfish