• Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Cut Copy at First Avenue, 6/25/14

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Courtney Barnett: I guess I'm still kind of lost

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2014
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    August 21, 2013

    The dark night returns for Neil Gaiman

    On the eve of Sandman: Overture, the writer talks about his life and his work

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Neutral Milk Hotel unveil more reunion tour dates -- two in Minneapolis

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Uber helps you beat the heat with ice cream delivery today

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Atlas Genius on the Grand Canyon and Australia -- but not Gotye

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Bob Weston on LCD Soundsystem, Arcwelder, and All Tomorrow's Parties

    See Also:Steve Albini on 20 years of Shellac, handling hecklers, and AC/DC's brillianceIt has already been 20 years since Shellac came together in Chicago in 1992 as an informal collaboration between engineer and guitarist Steve Albini and Minneapolis-based drummer Todd Trainer. Shellac was full ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Gotye and Missy Higgins at Myth, 8/26/12

    See Also: Slideshow: Gotye and Missy Higgins at Myth Gotye: I don't care if you mispronounce my name Gotye at Epic, 4/4/12 Gotye with Missy Higgins Myth Nightclub, Maplewood August 26, 2012 Gotye didn't let the downsizing of his scheduled local show from the Target Center to the Myth affect him in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Architecture in Helsinki at Macalester: Win a free pair of tickets

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    SXSW announces first 2012 showcasing bands, including Minneapolitans Howler

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Australians ask RT Rybak about bicycles, snow

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 5, 2011
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    October 13, 2010
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    October 6, 2010
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    September 2, 2010

    LCD Soundsystem tickets finally on sale next week

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    LCD Soundsystem announce St. Paul date

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Rowland S. Howard dead at 50

    The influential and prodigious guitarist of Birthday Party and numerous collaborations died of liver cancer this morning.

  • Music

    December 24, 2008
  • Columns

    October 31, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    4/26 Morning Communiqué

    That "new car smell" may be hazardous to your health, Cameroon outlaws urine drinking while its popularity surges, own the Dexter Lak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2006

    Three questions for Tapes 'N Tapes

    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.

  • Music

    March 15, 2006
  • Arts

    February 15, 2006

    Sex Offender

    Penumbra stumbles with jumbled diary

  • Music

    December 22, 2004

    Strangers in Town

    Meet near-legends Cepia and Sean Connaughty

  • Music

    July 23, 2003

    Too Much Information

    Wading through 3 days, 21 hours, 38 minutes, and 3 seconds of live recordings with Farmers Manual

  • Music

    July 23, 2003

    Atari Teenage Riot

    Over Space Invaders bloops, A.R.E. Weapons launch a new kids' crusade

  • News

    September 25, 2002

    The Rookie

    After five decades in the bush leagues, Wayne Hattaway talks his way to The Show.

  • Music

    June 20, 2001

    This Is the End

    As Foetus, Jim Thirwell creates eclectic music for the danse macabre

  • Arts

    April 11, 2001

    Do That to Me One More Time

    Once is never enough: Try another tryst with world cinema in week two of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival

  • Books

    February 9, 2000

    What About Bob?

    It's hard to argue with a man on a mission

  • Feature

    July 1, 1999

    The Ties that Bind

    American families talk about their rituals and the meaning they bring to their lives

  • Arts

    April 2, 1997

    Enraged and In Love

    Sleater-Kinney and the dichotomies of rock & roll

  • Music

    February 28, 1996

    Ballsy Blokes Still Goin' For Broke

    AC/DC: The unleashed id of Hootie and the Blowfish