Genres are overrated. Sometimes music can just be without rules and live within itself -- at least that's how Minneapolis band Seawhores sees it. The band is feeling their way around, proving that their vivid grope in the dark is proving successful. So with this in mind, the endless vast of ideas, t ... More >>
Plenty of shows going on in this last full week in February. Friday and Saturday prove to be the most busy. Friday, indie rock band Eels takes the First Avenue stage while psych poppers Ruby Suns play at the 7th Street Entry. ZZ Ward will be playing to a sold-out crowd at the Varsity and California ... More >>
When Colette Thurlow answers the phone from her band's London practice space, there's a peal of noise that comes through the line. For a moment, there's just static, followed by a few trickling bass notes. "Can you hear me okay?" she asks with a half-giggle, her voice a gentle lilt. "We're having ou ... More >>
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Right now, for the price of a movie ticket, you can watch Shia LaBeouf paling around with enormous extraterrestrial robots in the third installment of the Transformers franchise, running and yelling and making with cracks so wise that one could almost forget one is helping to bankroll the career ... More >>
Romania has been experiencing a taste of the Minneapolis scene with a new series of shows called Synergy, a tour that weaves through the eastern European country showcasing Minneapolis and California groups alongside Romanian locals. Local bands Switzerlind and Estate join up with Dena out of Los ... More >>
When we first hear that low stiff clang of flesh across four heavy strings, immediately we know - it's slap bass. And once our ears have recognized that distinctive sound, our mind promptly tells us, it must be Primus.
Photo by Sarah SanduskyThere's always been one consistent thing about First Avenue, throughout the years: the staff comes with a deep love of music. From the door person who frisks you at the door to the booking agent in the office, the staff has always been made up of people who liked the music ... More >>